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Motorola Moto G10: Why we're excited about the case

A cool iridescent effect and a clearly prominent wave pattern: The Moto G10 looks good and feels high-quality.
A cool iridescent effect and a clearly prominent wave pattern: The Moto G10 looks good and feels high-quality.
Motorola's affordable mid-range phone Moto G10 takes a new approach when it comes to the case: No more boring, standardized rear sides, but wavy patterns and iridescent colors instead. And we really like it.
Florian Schmitt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

Motorola has really made an effort to do some things differently in the anniversary generation of its Moto G smartphones: First of all, the series is divided into several smartphones that have been given new names like Moto G30, G50, and G100.

The inexpensive Moto G10, on the other hand, correctly carries on the generational naming conventions, but Motorola has also come up with something special here: While the Moto G9 Play predecessor still looked almost boring in terms of design, i.e. monochromatic and just a bit glossy, the back of the successor is a real eye-catcher: Both the dark and light variants of the case provide an iridescent effect, which means that they shimmer in different colors. Our light variant, for example, oscillates between light violet and green.

The effect is difficult to capture in pictures, which we experienced ourselves in the photo studio with the Motorola Moto G10. So, if you have a smartphone retailer nearby that is open, it's best to take a look at the device in person.

Not only does the clearly prominent wave pattern on the back look stylish, but it also results in a high-quality feel.

But it gets even better: Although the back of the Moto G10 is only made of plastic and it's quite a cheap smartphone at a manufacturer's price of 149 Euros (~$178), the smartphone is very stable and hardly yields under pressure, which contributes to an impression of very good quality considering the price range.

Unfortunately, Motorola has cut corners in other areas as our review revealed: Fast charging is no longer available, and the Moto G10 has to make do with a slightly slower SoC than the predecessor.

You can learn more about the Motorola Moto G10 in our detailed review that includes a video of the case. We also reveal who we would recommend the device to and whether the stylish case is enough to compensate for the compromises.

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 926 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 515 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Florian Schmitt, 2021-04-10 (Update: 2021-04- 8)