Motorola launched the Moto G30 phone in March as a possible replacement for the Motorola One Fusion. The phones have similar specifications, such as a 6.5-inch HD+ display, 5,000 mAh battery, quad camera, and 4GB RAM. Check out, in the following lines, what changes between the generations of smartphones.
Moto G30 vs Motorola One Fusion
|Specifications||Moto G30||Motorola One Fusion|
|Launch||March 2021||July 2020|
|Screen||6.5 inches||6.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||1600 x 720 pixels (HD+)||1600 x 720 pixels (HD+)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 662 (octa-core up to 2 GHz)||Snapdragon 710 (octa-core up to 2.2 GHz)|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|Memory card||Yes, microSD up to 1 TB||Yea|
|Main camera||Quadruple, 64, 8, 2 and 2 MP||Quadruple: 48, 8, 5 and 2 MP|
|Front camera (selfie)||13 MP||8 MP|
|Operating system||Android 11||Android 10|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||165.3 x 75.8 x 9.2 mm; 200 grams||164.96 x 75.85 x 9.4 mm; 202 grams|
|Colors||Dark prism and white lilac||Emerald green and sapphire blue|
Screen and design
The Motorola One Fusion comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, HD+ resolution (1600 x 720 pixels), and 270 PPI density. The Moto G30 has very similar features. The 6.5-inch screen follows a 20:9 format, that is, a more elongated body for reading texts and browsing social networks. The IPS LCD also has HD+ resolution and 269 PPI density.
However, Motorola’s display has the advantage of having a 90 Hz refresh rate, a feature that provides smoother and more fluid movements in games and videos.
As for the design, both bring back the drop-shaped notch, already abandoned by other companies in the industry. The models feature a taller body, a screen with rounded corners, and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Both come with a dedicated Google Assistant key on the side. Just press and speak the voice commands.
The smartphones are splash resistant only and cannot be immersed. The Moto G30 is available in Dark Prisma and White Lilac colors, while the Motorola One Fusion comes in Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue.
When it comes to the camera, the Moto G30 has the edge. The main improvement in the handset’s quad-set concerns the main camera, which has jumped to 64 MP. The device also has a macro camera, dedicated to objects seen very close up, and a depth sensor, to help with portraits with blurred backgrounds. The set looks like this:
- 64 MP main (f/1.7)
- 8 MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2)
- 2 MP Macro (f/2.4)
- 2 MP depth (f/2.4)
- 13 MP front camera (f/2.2)
The Motorola One Fusion also has a quad-camera and takes advantage of the macro lens, which is 5 MP. The set is divided as follows:
- 48 MP (f/1.7) main (wide) camera
- 8 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide camera
- 5 MP (f/2.2) macro camera
- 2 MP (f/2.2) depth sensor
- 8 MP front-facing camera (f/2.0)
The phones stand out for their LED flash, autofocus, Night Vision function, which improves pictures taken at night, and Quad Pixel, which groups four pixels into one to ensure sharper images.
The One Fusion has the advantage in video recording. The device records in 4K at a speed of 30 fps (frames per second), has a slow-motion function, and face detection. The Moto G30 records in Full HD at 60 fps.
Performance and Storage
The processor is one of the big differentiators between the devices. The One Fusion comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 midrange processor of up to 2.0 GHz and an Adreno 610 video card. Motorola’s launch brings the Snapdragon 710 processor with an octa-core chip of up to 2.2 GHz and Adreno 616 GPU. The RAM of both stays at 4 GB.
Storage for the Moto G30 is 128 GB versus 64 GB for the One Fusion. Both bring expansion by microSD card.
The big battery is present in both models. Both offer a 5,000 mAh component, which is enough for 159 hours of music playback, 18 hours to watch videos, and 16 hours to surf the web, according to Motorola. The capacity is usually enough for an entire day away from the socket.
Another highlight is the fast charging marked by TurboPower. While the charger that comes with the One Fusion is only 10W, the new model’s component is 20W. The input of both is USB-C.
System and additional features
Launched in the middle of last year, the One Fusion left the factory with Android 10 and is already confirmed to receive Android 11. The Moto G30 already comes with the latest version of Google’s operating system, but may receive the next update to Android 12.
As for additional features, both are similar. The models come with a fingerprint sensor on the rear and a dedicated Google Assistant button. Other attributes in common are the presence of GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C port, P2 headphone port, and 4G LTE connection.
Neither of the two has support for NFC communication. However, the Moto G30 has the advantage in wi-fi connection. The device supports the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bands with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The One Fusion supports the 802.11b/g/n bands with 2.4 GHz.
Price and Availability
One Fusion is currently available, the device can already be found at online retailers for starting at $169.99 at Amazon. The Moto G30 is also available for purchase for $169.99 on Amazon.
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