Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget

Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget
The Moto G10 Power is Motorola's latest smartphone in IndiaRounak Jain
  • The Moto G10 Power has been launched in India at a price of ₹9,999.
  • The main highlights of the device include its near-stock Android experience and the huge 6,000mAh battery.
  • The device is placed in the budget segment and competes against the likes of the Realme Narzo 30a and the Redmi 9 Prime.
  • If you are in the market for a budget device, check out our Moto G10 Power review.
The Moto G10 Power is the latest budget offering from Motorola in India. Like other Motorola devices, the Moto G10 Power offers a near-stock Android experience and is free from bloatware and ads, which are usually found in budget devices.

But the clean, near-stock Android experience is not the main selling point of the Moto G10 Power – it’s the battery life. When you combine a budget smartphone that doesn’t use a lot of power with a big 6,000mAh battery, the end result is a phone that refuses to die for days.

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However, is that enough? Is really long battery life the only thing that the Moto G10 Power is good at? Let’s find out in our detailed review of Motorola’s latest smartphone.

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Moto G10 Power price and availability



The Moto G10 Power has been priced at ₹9,999 and is available in Aurora Grey and Breeze Blue colours from Flipkart.

At this price point, the Moto G10 Power competes with the following phones:

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PhonePrice
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime₹9,499
Realme Narzo 30a₹8,999
Vivo Y12s₹9,990

Design, build quality and display



Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget
Moto G10 PowerRounak Jain

Like its mid-range sibling – the Moto G30 – the Moto G10 Power also sports a chunky design. This is not bad in itself, and it doesn’t really hinder usability, but there are slimmer phones out there that feel much better to hold.

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The primary reason for this is, of course, the big 6,000mAh battery. The phone has curves on the sides to make it easier to hold the device, but you still can’t escape the fact that this is a thick phone, and at 220 grams, it is heavy, too.

Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget
Moto G10 PowerRounak Jain

Another area where Motorola could have done a better job is the design of the phone’s back. It has a textured back, but the choice of the colour shade makes it a little less appealing.

But apart from that, the phone is sturdy and feels solid to hold. Like the G30, this phone also feels as if it’s built like a tank – something that cannot always be said about phones these days.
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Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget
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The Moto G10 Power sports a 6.5-inch HD+ resolution display. It is bright enough at 100% brightness level, but anything less than 60% brightness is too dull in regular indoor usage. I also struggled a bit while trying to use the phone under direct sunlight.

Software



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It runs on stock Android with almost zero bloatware. This is one of the highlights of the device as most devices in this range feature a custom UI and come with several pre-loaded apps.

The built-in Motorola app allows you to customise the phone in terms of themes, colour schemes and icon shapes. You can also enable up to six different gestures to quickly access the camera, turn on the flashlight, unlock the phone and more.

If you want a budget phone that doesn’t flood you with ads and bloatware, the Moto G10 Power should be on your list.

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Performance and battery life



Running the Moto G10 Power is the Snapdragon 460 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The internal storage can be expanded using a microSD card.

To put it bluntly, the Moto G10 Power is not the smoothest phone in this price segment. The bloat-free operating system is an advantage, but it does not completely make up for the lack of power. Switching between apps, clicking photos or even scrolling might sometimes test your patience, but then again, there’s only so much you can expect from an entry-level phone.

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The highlight of the phone is its massive 6,000mAh battery, and it shines in real world usage. The phone simply refuses to die, and in our usage, it lasted for more than two days with moderate usage.

Camera



Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget
Moto G10 PowerRounak Jain

The Moto G10 Power sports a quad camera setup on the back along with an 8MP selfie camera on the front. There is a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera and two 2MP cameras.
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Moto G10 Power mobile review – big battery on a shoestring budget
Images captured in daylight conditionsRounak Jain

Daylight photos were okayish, but the colours were surprisingly more washed out when taken with the primary 48MP camera, when compared to the 8MP ultrawide camera.

Overall, the cameras are serviceable but nothing to write home about.

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Verdict



The Moto G10 Power is aimed at those who want an ad-free, bloat-free smartphone under ₹10,000 with amazing battery life. It gets those things right, and everything beyond that is an added bonus.

Sure, it might not be the snappiest, smoothest phone in this segment but it is one of the longest-lasting phones amongst its competitors.

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SEE ALSO:

Moto G30 review – a decent budget phone with a bloat-free user experience

Nokia 5.4 review – this one’s for the stock Android fans on a tight budget

Moto E7 Power review – a breath of fresh air in the entry-level segment
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