Motorola Moto G10 Power hands-on review

GSMArena Team, 13 April 2021.

Introduction and specs

While most smartphone makers are making even their budget phones more expensive over time, although with incremental jumps, Motorola seems to be doing the exact opposite with its G Power phones. If you look back from its G8 Power release up until now, the launch price has been steadily going down, resulting in downgraded hardware.

In a sense, you can say that the newer G Power smartphones are just alternatives to the previous ones rather than full-fledged successors. As long as you can find the older ones in your local stores.

Motorola Moto G10 Power hands-on review

Entering the market for INR 2,500 less than its predecessor, the Moto G10 Power has an even bigger potential of becoming the endurance champion, mostly due to its less demanding SoC. The G9 Power had a Snapdragon 662, while the G10 Power seems to prioritize battery efficiency even further with its Snapdragon 460 chip.

Motorola Moto G10 Power specs at a glance:

  • Body: 165.2x75.7x9.9mm, 220g; Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame; Water-repellent design.
  • Display: 6.50" IPS LCD, 720x1600px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 270ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm): Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 240); Adreno 610.
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
  • OS/Software: Android 11.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0", 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30/60fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 6000mAh; Fast charging 20W.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted); FM radio; 3.5mm jack.

The downgrades don't end with the chipset. The G10 Power goes for a lower-res 48MP main camera but adds an ultrawide into the mix. Storage has been reduced to half the size, the selfie camera is now 8MP instead of 16MP, and the NFC has been axed (not that it's much needed in the Indian market). Moreover, the phone comes with a smaller, 6.5-inch display.

Motorola Moto G10 Power hands-on review

This may seem like an odd move on behalf of Motorola, but a deeper dive into the company's portfolio puts things into perspective. The Moto G30 has already snatched most of the G9 Power's internals along with its approximate price, so there's no sense in making yet another G30 phone at the same price point. This leaves a bit of room for the G10 Power to go down the price ladder and supposedly attract users looking for something compact with a huge battery. That's something you don't see every day.

Unboxing the Moto G10 Power

The Moto G10 Power's box is not something out of the ordinary as it carries the standard wall charger, rated at 20W and the USB-A to USB-C cable for data transfers and charging.

Motorola Moto G10 Power hands-on review

Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 13 Jun 2022
  • 80a

Still have g9 power, use it for work. After so much abuse, multiple drops and ending at the bottom of the canal phone still works perfectly. It seems experiences are very different across the board...

Has this phone got any Gorilla glass?

  • Anonymous
  • 06 Jul 2021
  • rK9

I would happily take lesser specs, at least i don't get ads RAMMED in system apps and OS/FIRMWARE like the competitors, AND it is cheaper then other 6k mah phones.