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6.9/10
Informr score
The Motorola Moto G10 currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

For only a small price difference, the G30 offers so much more. As such, reviewers had a hard time recommending the Motorola Moto G10.

What's good

  • Decent design
  • Up-to-date software
  • MicroSD card support

What's bad

  • Weak performance
  • Bad camera

The Moto G10 is the baseline model in Motorola’s 2021 collection. Motorola is noted for putting budget phones on the market that can keep up with more expensive smartphones. So how does the G10 stack up?

Unfortunately, the Motorola Moto G10 doesn’t stand out from the crowd, especially if you compare it with the Moto G30. Reviewers said they were unclear about why the G10 even exists because the only difference was a worse chipset -- and the G30’s power was already just enough to get by.

Tech Radar says, “The Moto G10 is the phone to get if you want to spend as little money as possible – it's decent enough value for the price. If you want anything else, like impressive camera shots and speedy performance, you're better off spending a bit more on your next upgrade.”

If you’d like to read more about what to expect, be sure to check our Motorola Moto G30 summary.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.5"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


T3

If you're on a tight budget, the Motorola Moto G10 is very cheap. It's a basic option but considering just how inexpensive it is, you wouldn't expect it to be a super sophisticated phone. Despite being clunky and a bit slow, it has a big screen, a long-lasting battery and a capable camera.

- Yasmine Crossland, T3
finder.com.au

The Motorola Moto G10 does indeed do enough and justify itself enough relative to the cheaper Motorola E series phones you can buy right now if you're a brand fan. If you're not, there's a very wide array of phones at this kind of price point, and it's well worth considering your core phone needs, b...

- Alex Kidman, finder.com.au
NextPit

The Moto G10 would be a reasonable device if Motorola had launched it as part of the Moto E line. Furthermore, it is not logical to invest 150 euros in this device when a cell phone with superior features in the same series costs just 40 euros more. As I said at the beginning of this Moto G10 review...

- Camila Rinaldi, NextPit
Notebookcheck

The Moto G10 is attractive, well built, and inexpensive, but it's not the fastest smartphone in its price range. Motorola probably wanted to differentiate the Moto G10 more clearly from the new alternatives, such as the Moto G30, and made it a bit cheaper and weaker as a result. At the same time, yo...

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck
Tom's Guide

You'll struggle to find a more competent phone than the Moto g10 at this price. However, as user-friendly and refined as the design is, it's hard to ignore the low-powered components when you know there are far better options out there if you’re able to spend a little more.

- Richard Priday, Tom's Guide


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


The Moto G10 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto G10 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Motorola backs up the Moto G10 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto G10 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.5"

The Motorola Moto G10's screen size is 6.5 inches with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm) Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery.

Moto G10 Specs

Overview
Release date February 16, 2021
Regions available United Kingdom
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm) Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Aurora Grey, Sakura Pearl
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.522 x 7.573 x 0.919 cm (6.5 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 200 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 52
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 269 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, F2.4, Macro), 4th camera feature (2 MP, F2.4, Depth), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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