If there’s one most annoying thing that Android smartphone makers do, it is copying the design of iPhones. Surprisingly Motorola has also joined that club with the launch of Moto P30 by shamelessly copying iPhone design. And we’re wondering what was the need of ditching a successful formula comprising stock Android experience along with decent build quality and hardware design; the formula which had become the identity of Moto brand.
Moto P30 – Cheap iPhone X rip-off?
It’s impossible to say that this design is not inspired by iPhone X (especially when companies go to the extent of copying even the wallpaper). The device comes with a Snapdragon 636 chipset, 6GB RAM, Adreno 509 GPU, 6.2-inches large IPS LCD display having Full HD+ resolution, 16mp+5mp dual lens primary camera and 12mp secondary camera. It comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options with expandable storage capacity.
Now, as far as user experience on this device is concerned, you won’t get Motorola’s stock-like experience that is seen on the majority of its device. On this one, you’ll find the Zen UI 4.0 of its parent company Lenovo. The Android version is 8.0 Oreo, and you’ll also find the latest Type-C USB port on this device. 3.5 mm headphone jack can also be spotted on top. The fingerprint sensor is on its back, doubling up as Moto logo just like you’ll find it in other recent offerings of the company.
Finally, this setup is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and supports 18-watt fast charging. It will be available in Ice White, Aurora Blue and Bright Black color options, and pricing starts from $300. Currently, it’s available only in China, but availability for other markets may also be announced soon.