Motorola Moto G60 Review: Design, Display & Specifications

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Motorola Moto G60 Review

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Motorola Moto G60 Summary

Motorola Moto G60 smartphone was launched on 20th April 2021. The phone comes with a 6.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2460 pixels. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Motorola Moto G60 runs Android 11 and is powered by a 6000mAh battery. The Motorola Moto G60 supports proprietary fast charging.

As far because the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto G60 on the rear packs a 108-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture; an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an f/2.2 aperture.

Motorola Moto G60 is predicated on Android 11 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage, expanded via microSD card (up to 1000GB). The Motorola Moto G60 may be a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Motorola Moto G60 measures 169.60 x 75.90 x 9.80mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 225.00 grams. It had been launched in Dynamic Gray and Frosted Champagne color.

Connectivity options on the Motorola Moto G60 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, and USB Type-C. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

Motorola Moto G60 Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2021, April 20
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, April 27
BODY Dimensions 169.6 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm (6.68 x 2.99 x 0.39 in)
Weight 225 g (7.94 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water repellent design
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10
Size 6.8 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~85.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels (~395 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM
UFS 2.1
MAIN CAMERA Triple 108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 117˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
BATTERY Type Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 20W
MISC Colors Dynamic Gray, Frosted Champagne

Design & Build

Motorola Moto G60 Review

I’ll be blunt here. Moto phones aren’t generally the only good-looking options out there. This one tries to buck that trend by bringing a 2-tone design with a bluish camera bump jutting out of the silver-colored back. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s like I’ve slapped on an unsightly silver case on a gorgeous blue phone. the whole build here is plastic. What bothered me more, though, was the glossy finish used here, which may be a smudgy fingerprint magnet and susceptible to scratches at the end of the day. That being said, the champagne brown color option does accompany a matte back, and I’m sure that’ll be a far better choice for many buyers. 

There may be a bundled case within the box, but you wouldn’t want to use it because this phone is a heavy behemoth on its own. With about 225g of weight and 9.8mm thickness, it’s nearly impossible to use it with one hand. Even with two hands, it constantly feels heavy to carry and almost helped me curb my smartphone addiction, a minimum for the week.

The fingerprint scanner remains at the rear, which is OK, but a side-mounted fingerprint scanner would have made more sense, as long as the edges are already thick enough for one. We do get on the right side beside an influence button and, therefore, the volume rocker, maybe a Google Assistant button. You won’t be ready to use it, though, because Motorola decided to put it so high it’s just easier to forget it exists.

You do get support for expandable storage but only via a hybrid slot. There’s a 3.5 jack at the highest edge. It’s not a badly designed phone overall, seems like Motorola could have worked a touch harder to form the load distribution better. I even have used other 220 gram phones, which doesn’t feel this taxing to carry.

Display & Multimedia

Motorola Moto G60 Review

Coming over to the front, we are greeted by an enormous 6.8-inch display, surrounded by large bezels all around. The glass protection here isn’t Corning’s, but Motorola claims it’s like somewhere between Gorilla Glass 3 and 5. The screen itself is an IPS LCD with 450 nits of peak brightness and HDR10 certification. Note that the device can play HDR videos only on YouTube, but you are getting HD streaming on other apps because of Widevine L1 certification. The screen itself is decent, and the brightness levels are adequate for outdoor use. Nothing extraordinary, though, and it falls quite in need of the gorgeous AMOLEDs on the Redmi Note 10 Pro series.

Also, another trend that Motorola just decided to ignore is stereo speakers. This phone features a single bottom-firing one, albeit it does perform better than most other single speaker setups. Motorola’s Audio Effects tuning further helps tweak the sound to an excellent extent, and therefore the sound output via the three .5mm jack is satisfactory.

Performance & Battery

Motorola Moto G60 Review

It doesn’t come short of the competition because of the 120hz refresh rate and 240hz of touch rate. It’s the smoothest Motorola phone I’ve used. Scrolling through social media, app opening animations, and everything else glides through. Under the hood, we have the Snapdragon 732G, which is mated with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128gigs of UFCP storage. I couldn’t get any technical details about this, except for practical purposes; it are often considered UFS 2.1. 

Anywho, the performance here is industry-standard, to mention the smallest amount. The HRR display combined with light software and an honest processor means I never had to face any hiccups or stutters during my use. Normal tasks run great; the RAM management causes no issues either. you’ll easily game at 60fps in PUBG and COD Mobile, but obviously, for gaming enthusiasts, a Narzo 30 Pro or Poco X3 Pro would make more sense.

What’s even more impressive is that the battery life on offer here. The humongous 6000mAh battery here easily lasts quite each day, giving me over 8 hours of SoT with medium to heavy usage. Plus, the phone seems to be managing its thermals quite well. Even after an hour of a video call, it wasn’t too hot to the touch, which is great. What isn’t great is that the charging speeds are perhaps the slowest within the segment immediately. The bundled 20W charger takes about 2.5 hours to jazz up the phone from 0 to 100. this is often when other phones during this price range take an hour or lower for a full charge.

Cameras

Motorola Moto G60 Review

Finally, coming to the headline feature of the Moto G60, the 108MP Camera system. This is often a 9-in-1 pixel binning sensor too, which outputs 12MP images by default. the opposite good thing about the camera setup is that the 8MP Ultrawide has an Autofocus lens, enabling it to require close-up macro shots. There’s also a depth sensor present at the rear, while a quad-Bayer 32MP camera handles the selfie duties. Let’s cover this point-by-point:

The 108MP Main camera produces beautiful shots with ample lighting available. The dynamic range performance is commendable, and therefore the color reproduction and white balance are mostly on the brink of natural. the small print, however, are surprisingly low, considering the resolution and size of this sensor. it’d be due to Moto’s noise reduction algorithms, but fine texture details appeared to be missing here more often than not.

Just like many recent Moto phones, human subject shots end up possessing delicate details. However, they’re far better in Portrait shots, and therefore the edge detection works out quite well.

The Ultrawide camera is merely nearly as good as other 8MP ultrawide shooters. The dynamic range is weak, the photos begin pretty softly, and it’s strictly used only under good lighting conditions. This Ultrawide camera also can shoot Macros, and these are some of the simplest macro photos you’ll get during this segment.

Selfies begin in 8MP resolution by default, and these were again softer than I expected. Especially in indoor lighting, plus the portrait mode was quite unreliable too. Outdoor selfies end up being better, and therefore the HDR processing is strong here also.

There’s Night Mode present for Selfies too, but it hardly makes any difference. Oh, and there’s a passionate LED flash for selfies also, but the resulting pictures felt still too dark.

Talking about darkness, very surprisingly, the Moto G60 performs very averagely in low-light conditions. Without Night mode, there’s hardly any light that the sensor can squeeze in. Even with Motorola’s night-sight, arguably one among the simplest night mode implementations, the resulting photos were a dark mess. There have been hardly any details on the offer, and even the 64MP Redmi Note 10 Pro easily thrashed the Moto G60 both with and without Night mode.

You can’t use Night mode with the Ultrawide camera, and it’s useless in low-light situations. Talking about useless, the phone can hardly record usable videos in low-light. It just constantly kept struggling to even lock focus in the least.

Software & UX

Motorola Moto G60 Review

This one’s as straightforward because it gets. The Moto G60 comes with near-stock Android 11 experience out of the box, with slight tweaks and extras sprinkled in by Motorola. I think Motorola’s combat Stock Android is best than Google itself, providing us some much-needed options like accent color and icon customization and every one of the moto gestures that we’ve come to like by now. The UI and user experience feel pretty smooth overall, and you don’t need to worry about any pre-installed bloatware or ads, etc. Then there’s also Thinkshield, which, consistent with Motorola, is another layer of security to guard our data and privacy needs. Neat.

There’s support for Dual-Band Wi-Fi, alongside all the fundamentals like Dual VoLTE and VoWifi. The G60 also supports carrier aggregation on 4G networks, and my experience with the only Airtel SIM I used it with was great overall. But Motorola has again achieved a Motorola by not fixing a Magnetometer (Compass) during this phone. I don’t get the motivation behind this decision as even the most cost-effective 5-6K phones nowadays accompany all basic sensors. This suggests you’re sure to suffer some inconsistencies while using Google Maps navigation. 

As I discussed before, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner does its job well, but I can’t say an equivalent about the Face Unlock here, which always seems to require 2-3 seconds to unlock the phone. Rounding off the UX section, the haptic feedback present here is decent enough for the worth, albeit again falling in need of the Redmi Note 10 Pro series. This brings us to our verdict.

Motorola Moto G60 Price

  • Motorola Moto G60 Price in USA – $259
  • Motorola Moto G60 Price in India – ₹17,999
  • Motorola Moto G60 Price in UK – GBP205
  • Motorola Moto G60 Price in Australia – AUD354
  • Motorola Moto G60 Price in Canada – $356
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Editor’s rating : 4 / 5

Pros

  • The display and overall design are good
  • 108MP camera system seems fantastic at this price
  • Offers great performance and value
  • Comes with an outsized 6000mAh battery and fast charging
  • Has a 3.5mm headphone jack

Cons

  • Could have used an AMOLED panel or a better refresh rate
  • Memory expandable only upto 256GB

Final Verdict

Accurately priced Moto G60 stands out from the remainder with its 108MP Main shooter on the rear side teamed with a 32MP selfie-shooting lens on the front. The smartphone gets a huge battery configuration backed by 128GB internal storage, enabling influencers/photographers to hold on with their shoots for prolonged hours. It features Android v11 as an OS.