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Moto P30 Note brings in a lot of upgrades over the mediocre Moto P30 Play. It arrives with a large battery that keeps the juice in the phone intact for an extended period. Plus, it arrives with an iPhone-like design that makes it look premium.
Moto P30 Note arrives with a heavy flagship battery which promises a two-day juice even with moderate use. While other flagships have tried to fit this kind of heavy battery in their handset, P30 Note arrives with fast charging technology, making the battery fill up juice fast so that you don’t have to stay away from your handset for long.
The design of Moto P30 Note looks like the excellent iPhone. From the back, it has an iPhone camera setup, and the notched front also arrives with the heavy iPhone inspiration. As a result, the design is quite ergonomic and is easily manageable. Plus, it is heavy which makes it a sturdy set.
On the whole, the Moto P30 Note is a mid-tier phone which does not have any spectacular hardware except its battery. It performs in a decent manner like most mid-range phones and is a capable phone which is recommended for any average user or a Moto fan.
Arriving with a big notch and an iPhone-like design, the Moto P30 Note will draw eyes to it. Priced at Rs. 20,700, this is a mid-range phone that chooses to make the juice pack its flagship feature.
The long-lasting phone holds its ground as a mid-tier phone and does not take any risk to move out of its zone. As a result, users will get a mid-level performance powered by a humongous battery, and a just about decent camera. However, within its market, Moto P30 Note delivers well and is a worthy phone recommended for any average user.
The Moto P30 Note comes with a back panel which looks quite similar to the iPhone X. However, it is quite a bulky phone, weighing 198g, but it’s acceptable considering the battery size that the phone comes in. At the back it has a dual camera set which resembles the flagship iPhone X. Arriving with the dimensions of 156 x 76 x 8.4 mm, it is quite large but manageable. However, the phone is quite sturdy. It sits comfortably in hand, though it might get a bit slippery at times.
On the front, the iPhone X look comes back, due to the gradient wallpaper that is present on the phone. It has a 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen which comes with the resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and carries 402 pixels per inch density. It helps the phone provide sharp visuals and remarkable colour contrast. However, it is a disappointment that the phone does not arrive with the QHD+ display that is becoming the standard for current flagships. The screen has a huge notch which might become an annoyance when you are gaming or watching movies. It also lowers the screen-to-body ratio of the phone to 83%. However, the display is capable enough to give you an immersive experience.
Moto P30 Note arrives with a mid-tier Snapdragon 636. It is an octa-core processor which is clocked at 2.8GHz. This chipset is a disappointment considering how most flagships have adopted the 800 series, which is far better than the 636. However, it is a reliable chipset, which justifies Motorola’s decision to stick to it. As a performer, the Snapdragon 636 performs well and helps in multitasking without any issue. However, heavy tasks may lead to a bit of slowdown. The Moto P30 Note has a poor Adreno 509 graphics card. It is not a GPU meant for playing games, and you could identify its lack of capability when you use it for heavy games. Gaming can end up with experiencing frame drops.
The phone has a dual 16MP primary rear camera and a secondary 5MP rear camera. The camera performs well when there is adequate light and captures good quality pictures. The details are sharp, and it is easier to focus when there is sufficient daylight. However, at night, the quality of the camera falls sharply, with the photos having a loss of details, and appearing less visible. It has a 12MP selfie camera which is quite decent and can capture good quality selfies which can be put on social media without any issue. However, low-light selfies suffer a loss of details as well.
The Motorola P30 Note comes with a non-removable 5000mAh battery with fast charging technology. It is quite a massive battery and naturally, it adds to the weight of the phone. As per the huge specifications, the Motorola P30 Note can keep the juice intact and keep running for two days without any issue. While intensive tasks like gaming can drain that battery, even then, it can easily run for more than a day, which is an impressive performance. Plus, it comes with fast charging – a massive development which makes it sail past the ZenFone Max Pro M1 which comes with the same battery capacity but without fast charging. Due to its fast charging tech, Moto P30 Note can get juiced up within two and a half hours.
On the whole, the Moto P30 Note arrives as a mid-level phone, and it acts like one. It does not have any spectacular marking that might put it ahead of any of its flagships. One notable feature remains the battery which is enormous and can stay active for a long time. However, the problem with this size of a battery is that it makes the phone hefty and it also takes some time to charge. Even with fast charging, the two-hour charging is quite a lot of time. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of its worthy competitor coming with the same 5,000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 636. The only flaw that it faces is that it does not have fast charging. For a mid-range user this phone is a great choice, but if you have a budget problem, you can go for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which is cheaper, but similar in most aspects.