Almost the same handset but a few tweaks, including a UNISOC T700 chipset.
A week ago, Motorola unveiled the Moto E30, the middle child of the Moto E20 and Moto E40. It’s an Android Go phone, running a lighter version of Android 11. What sets it apart from the others is that this has a punch hole and a UNISOC chipset. These days, Android Go is no longer just a cheaper “trashy” Android, rather it’s an Android meant for budget phones to use. It uses almost the same internals as the E40, albeit with some alterations to keep prices low.
It was revealed first in Slovakia and Belgium. For the screen, the phone use a 90Hz HD+ IPS LCD screen measuring 6.5in. Just like the Moto E40, it uses a UNISOC T700 chipset but instead of having 4GB RAM, it uses 2GB RAM, just enough to run Android 11 Go. This is coupled with 32GB storage, which may not be enough by today’s standards but still ample enough for Android Go phones.
The UNISOC T700 is a chipset from UNISOC, formerly known as Spreadtrum. It is fabricated on a 12nm process, uses an octa-core CPU comprising of two Cortex A-75 main cores clocked at 1.8GHz and six Cortex A-55 power efficiency cores also running at 1.8GHz. It uses the ARM Mali-G52 MP2 for its GPU and is based on a 64-bit architecture. In a sense, this processor is almost similar to the Mediatek Helio G85.
In terms of cameras, the Moto E40 uses surprisingly powerful camera hardware for the price that it offers. It uses a 48mp main camera with 0.8µm pixels and mainly for cost-cutting reasons, the practically useless 2mp depth and macro remained. While 48mp may not sound mind-blowing to anyone, it’s impressive that they manage to keep this on an Android Go phone. It uses an 8mp snapper for selfies.
Like with many other phones available, the Moto E30 uses a 5000mAh battery, typical in this day and age. As it is a budget phone, it doesn’t have a fast charging rate and charges only through 10W of power.
We also forgot to mention that this phone also has a headphone jack, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a dedicated MicroSD card slot along with the dual SIM tray. Though, there are a few compromises to the phone. The first is that this phone only supports Wi-Fi b/g, which means only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi speeds, and secondly, the phone doesn’t have NFC. Although that’s more of a nitpick because even other budget phones don’t support it.
In Slovakia, the phone costs EUR 119.90 (~Php 6.8K). The phone is also available for purchase in the UK and in Belgium. It is not known yet whether Lenovo or Motorola would be bringing this phone to the Philippines, or at least in the Asia market.