Moto G60 Review: a great device for your daily life

Motorola gave a nice makeover to the G line this year, which started with the Moto G100. The Moto G60 is an intermediate, with some top-of-the-line functions and that draws attention due to the size of its 6,000 mAh battery and its 108 MP main camera. But and on a day-to-day basis, how does he behave? I’ve been testing this device for almost 2 weeks and I’m going to share my experience with you!

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Design

Starting with the design, its body is plastic with a metallic effect on the back, which reflects a lot of light and picks up a lot of fingerprints. Its buttons are all located on the right side of the device: on and off buttons, volume and the dedicated google assistant, which unfortunately is not reprogrammable and is easily confused by the volume up button. The fingerprint sensor has moved back to the rear as in the last generation, which is an easy-to-reach position and works well.

On the left side, we find only the carrier chip and memory expansion card drawer, with the options available to use one carrier chip and one expansion card or two carrier chips. The G60 is a big and heavy device, due to the screen size of 6.8 inches and its large battery, which can make its grip uncomfortable for those with small hands.

Performance

The G60 bike is equipped with Snapdragon 732G, 6 GB of RAM memory and does very well in tasks. Used for everyday activities like messaging and social media, it showed up pretty fast, but it gets a little hot, but nothing out of the ordinary. Your gaming performance is also very good. Call of Duty for mobile runs with everything at maximum, with no drop in FPS, but in matches with many players, the device heats up a lot. In Asphalt 9, which has neat graphics, it ran with medium settings.

The 120 hertz screen only makes a difference in more casual games, as the Adreno 618 GPU isn’t powerful enough to run heavier games at 120 FPS. In fact, even at 30 fps, heavier games like Genshin Impact, still have slight chokes. It doesn’t stop you from playing and having fun, but it’s good to know.

Moto G60
Moto G60 (Image: Felipe Oliveira/TecMundo)

Interface

The Moto G60 is already updated with Android 11, and the very clean interface is familiar to Motorola users. The customization part can be done in the Moto app, which is the same where we find the shortcuts to activate the flashlight, open the camera or take a picture by touching the screen with three fingers. However, a sad thing is that Motorola’s update policy in recent years has only promised one big Android update, so this one only goes up to Android 12 anyway.

Screen

The Moto G60’s screen has 6.8 inches, Full HD+ resolution and an IPS LCD panel with HDR10+ support, which features much more vivid colors and better contrast. The novelty here is the 120 hertz refresh rate, which makes the content displayed on the screen much more fluid. The brightness level, which is low, makes it difficult to see when using the device outdoors on the sunniest days.

cameras

Their cameras do a good job in bright environments, the colors are vivid and very sharp due to the large 108 MP sensor. One cool feature that’s been implemented in the G 60 is the ultrapixel, which combines nine pixels into a single ultrapixel. This feature makes the sensor 9 times more sensitive to light, making photos sharper. Night shots, although sharp, suffer a bit of noise, especially on the ultrawide lens. By the way, the secondary lens is hybrid: ultrawide and macro, with a good level of detail when very close to the photographed object.

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Motorcycle G60. (Image: Publicity/Motorola)

The 32 MP front camera also has ultra-pixel technology to record more details and capture beautiful photos. The surprise was due to the flash, which is well hidden on the front of the device.

The “portrait” mode proved to be efficient even against the light, hitting the cut. “Highlight color”, “group selfie”, “timelapse” and “slow motion” modes are also present in the camera app.

Moving on to videos, the camera records at up to 4K at 30 FPS on the main lens, the novelty here is for the dual capture mode, which uses both the front and rear camera in a single video, with a choice between the main lens and the ultrawide. Ideal for those who enjoy making vlogs.

Drums

Even though it’s just an intermediate, the battery is quite interesting. Joining your processor with the 6,000 mAh battery, it is possible to stay all day without charging the device with moderate use (social networks, streaming music, videos and some games) with more intense use, one charge a day is enough .

The charger that comes in the box is the 20 W Turbo Power, which could be at least 30 W to decrease the charging time, which is more than 2 hours to reach 100%.

Extras

It is IP67 certified which protects against dust and freshwater dives up to 1 meter deep for a maximum of 30 minutes. It comes with a headset in the box, and its speaker is mono, which can cause some distortion in the sound, when it is at maximum volume.

The fingerprint sensor in addition to unlocking the device, when swiped down, can be used to view notifications.

It is worth it?

Those who are already used to the G-line will not notice any differences in the interface, as Motorola implements the same Android in their devices. The footprint can be a bit uncomfortable due to the size and weight of the device, but the G60 is an intermediate that hits a lot in performance, cameras and battery, despite the time it takes to charge.

On Motorola’s website, the G60 is selling for R$2,700 in installments or R$2,430 in cash. In online stores, it’s cheaper, you can find from R$ 2 thousand. Overall, it’s a good everyday device, but are there better options?

Xiaomi’s Poco X3 NFC can be found cheaper when imported, the performance is similar, but it loses in battery capacity, but it makes up for in its charge, which is 33 W. Just be aware if you’re buying from a website of imported goods, such as AliExpress, for example, where the delivery time can take a long time.

Also, we have the Galaxy A72 from Samsung, which is in the same price range. It loses on battery power, but has a camera with more than 3x zoom, better screen and stereo sound that can be a better option for consuming multimedia content.

So, did you like the Moto G60? Leave your opinion and any questions you have down there in the comments.

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