Moto G60 Review: Don’t Go by Megapixels Alone

A smartphone with a 108-megapixel digicam underneath Rs. 20,000 may need appeared unlikely, however it seems like something is feasible in 2021. There are actually three smartphones out there that sport 108-megapixel main cameras whereas being priced underneath Rs. 20,000. The newest and probably the most inexpensive one is the Moto G60 which is priced slightly aggressively at Rs. 17,999. Has Motorola executed a superb job with this telephone or are there some compromises ready to be found? I put the Moto G60 to the take a look at to seek out out.

 

Moto G60 value in India

The Moto G60 is priced at Rs. 17,999 in India and is obtainable in a single configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Motorola gives the Moto G60 in two colors: Dynamic Grey and Frosted Champagne.

Moto G60 design

The Moto G60 is part of the newly revamped Moto G collection and caters to the sub Rs. 20,000 section. It’s a huge smartphone with the show measuring 6.8 inches. This show has noticeable bezels throughout and a giant digicam gap on the high that may very well be distracting for some folks. The sheer bulk of this telephone, at 9.8mm in thickness and 225g in weight, makes it onerous to make use of one-handed . The telephone has a plastic physique however it didn’t really feel low-cost.

Motorola has positioned all of the buttons on the fitting aspect of the Moto G60. The facility and the quantity buttons are effectively positioned however the devoted Google Assistant button is difficult to succeed in. The facility button has a textured end whereas the Google Assistant key’s curved which makes them simple to differentiate purely by contact. On the left aspect, there’s solely the SIM tray. Motorola might have moved the Google Assistant button to the left given the area obtainable.

The Moto G60 seems placing in Dynamic Gray with its contrasting digicam module

 

The three.5mm headphone jack and secondary microphone are on the highest, whereas the USB Sort-C port, speaker, and first microphone are on the backside. As I discussed earlier than, the Moto G60 is obtainable in Dynamic Grey and Frosted Champagne, and I had the previous which has a funky-looking turquoise digicam module. The shiny end of the rear panel makes it a fingerprint magnet. The Frosted Champagne model has a matte end which ought to give you the option to withstand fingerprints higher.

Motorola has gone with a triple digicam module on the Moto G60, which protrudes barely. The brilliant color grabs eyeballs and appears refreshing. Motorola has caught with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that sits proper subsequent to this digicam module. A lot of the competitors has moved to side-mounted or in-display options as a substitute. The scanner has a matte end and has Motorola’s batwing brand on it.

The load and bulk of the Moto G60 are partially as a result of 6,000mAh battery Moto has crammed into it. Motorola has bundled a 20W charger within the field, which appears gradual in comparison with the 50W charger that comes with the Realme 8 Professional.

Moto G60 specs and software program

The Moto G60 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor, which additionally powers opponents such because the Redmi Notice 10 Professional. The processor is matched with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of uMCP storage. There is just one configuration of the Moto G60 in India, and people needing extra storage must use the hybrid dual-SIM tray. The Moto G60 accepts playing cards of as much as 1TB however utilizing one will come at the price of the second Nano-SIM slot.

The large show on the Moto G60 has a full-HD+ decision, in addition to assist for HDR10 and a 120Hz most refresh fee which is the best on a Moto G collection smartphone but. The refresh fee is ready to Auto by default which lets the telephone change between 60Hz and 120Hz mechanically. You get Bluetooth 5, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, twin 4G VoLTE, and 6 navigation techniques.

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The opening punch cutout may very well be distracting for a number of folks

 

Motorola ships the Moto G60 with Android 11 and its customized My UX on high. My overview unit had the March Android safety replace which is suitable. Motorola hasn’t customised the UI, and those that like a inventory Android expertise will recognize this. You additionally do not get lots of bloatware preinstalled, and the one apps I might discover on this smartphone had been Fb and some Google apps. Moto Actions, which allow you to work together with the smartphone by performing sure gestures, had been current on the gadget. Motorola additionally claims to offer business-grade safety with its ThinkShield end-to-end safety.

Moto G60 efficiency and battery life

The Moto G60 didn’t give me any motive to complain, and it might deal with my utilization fairly simply. I might multitask and the telephone didn’t present any indicators of slowing down. The LCD panel is not as vibrant because the AMOLED panels that among the competitors at this value stage use, however the excessive refresh fee is a plus. Motorola’s capacitive fingerprint scanner on the again is fast to unlock the smartphone.

I ran our normal set of benchmarks to see how the Moto G60 fares in opposition to the competitors, and notably, the Realme 8 Professional (Evaluate). In AnTuTu 9, the Moto G60 managed 2,90,182 factors. In Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core exams, it managed 540 and 1441 factors respectively. It additionally scored effectively in graphics benchmarks akin to GFXBench with 17fps and 75fps within the Automotive Chase and T-Rex scenes respectively. These scores are higher than these of the Realme 8 Professional which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor. The Moto G60 packs in a bit extra punch, however I can not say the identical about battery life.

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The Moto G60 has three rear cameras together with a 108-megapixel main digicam

 

I performed Name of Responsibility Cell on the Moto G60 which defaulted to the Excessive settings for each graphics in addition to body fee and was playable with none stutter or lag. I performed for ten minutes and observed a 3 p.c battery drop. The Moto G60 additionally acquired heat to the contact across the digicam module and the highest half of the show.

The large 6,000mAh battery is able to lasting for over a day with none points. Nevertheless, it solely posted common numbers in our HD video loop take a look at. The Moto G60 managed 14 hours and 45 minutes, which is considerably decrease than the 26 hour time that the Realme 8 Professional managed. Charging is slower too. The bundled 20W charger acquired the smartphone to 29 p.c in half-hour and 53 p.c in an hour, in my exams. Charging it fully took over two hours.

Moto G60 cameras

The Moto G60 is the primary low-cost smartphone from the corporate to sport a 108-megapixel main digicam. The digicam module homes three sensors: a 108-megapixel main digicam, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam, and a depth sensor. The ultra-wide digicam can be able to macro images which is why Moto says these three cameras do the work of 4. The digicam app has a easy format and it is vitally simple to determine the totally different capturing modes. Scene detection was fast and the UI urged totally different capturing modes primarily based on the scene when required.

Daylight pictures taken with the Moto G60 had common particulars, although objects at a distance had been recognisable. Colors appeared washed-out and I didn’t discover the sharpness to be sufficient on magnifying pictures on display screen. Photographs taken with the ultra-wide digicam have a wider subject of view however are barely distorted on the edges. The output surprisingly was 12-megapixels in decision, as a result of in response to Motorola, the smartphone upscales the picture for consistency with the first digicam. Images taken with the ultra-wide digicam weren’t as detailed as these taken with the first digicam. I did additionally shoot a number of pictures on the full 108-megapixel decision and located them to have higher particulars than pixel-binned ones.

Moto G60 daylight digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Moto G60 ultra-wide angle digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Shut-ups had been higher, and the telephone managed sharp outcomes with correct colors and good particulars. Portrait pictures had good edge detection, and the Moto G60 allows you to set the extent of blur earlier than you’re taking a shot. The Moto G60 captures 8-megapixel macros, and these had good element, plus the comparatively excessive decision makes it simple to crop if required.

Moto G60 close-up digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Moto G60 portrait digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Moto G60 macro digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Low-light digicam efficiency was common and I discovered the color tone to be barely off in these photos. The Night time mode doesn’t end in a considerably brighter picture, however it does repair this problem.

Moto G60 low-light digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Moto G60 Night time mode digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Selfies taken with the 32-megapixel entrance digicam had been additionally binned and saved as 8-megapixel information. Daylight selfies had been sharp and correct, and selfie portraits additionally had good edge detection. Low-light selfies had been common however I discovered the color tone to be barely off right here as effectively.

Moto G60 selfie portrait digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

Moto G60 low-light selfie digicam pattern (faucet to see full-size picture)

 

Video recording tops out at 4K for the first digicam in addition to the selfie digicam. Stabilisation is obtainable on each, however it is not enabled by default. The Moto G60 does a superb job at stabilising video shot in daylight at 1080p. It has a slight shimmer at 4K however I can excuse this given the worth of the smartphone. I discovered low-light video to be a little bit too darkish for my liking, and the stabilisation felt insufficient because the output had a visual shimmer impact at each resolutions.

General, the Moto G60 might do with a number of tweaks for higher color replica and low-light digicam efficiency.

Verdict

Motorola has been aggressive with the Moto G60, and the Rs. 17,999 value matches that of the Realme 8 Professional. Whereas there have been compromises to get to this value level, Motorola hasn’t minimize corners considerably by way of efficiency or the software program expertise. The Moto G60 is extra highly effective than the Realme 8 Professional and gives a greater consumer expertise.

Motorola is advertising and marketing the 108-megapixel main digicam because the spotlight of the Moto G60, however I feel it might do with a number of tweaks for enchancment. The Moto G60 is a succesful gadget at this value so long as you do not have very excessive hopes from the cameras. When you would like an AMOLED show, the Realme 7 Professional (Evaluate) and the Redmi Notice 10 Professional Max (Evaluate) are appropriate alternate options that you may select over the Moto G60.