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Motorola Moto G10 smartphone review: Stylish, sturdy, and affordable mobile phone

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Motorola has equipped the 10th generation of its affordable mid-range phone with even more cameras and a fresh look. However, if you take a closer look, the differences to the previous generation are not that big. In our review, we'll evaluate whether the update is worth it.
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Motorola Moto G10

Happy 10th birthday, Moto G! Or rather to the 10th generation, since Motorola's mid-range smartphones have actually only been available under the name Moto G since 2013. Nevertheless, Motorola has expanded the lineup considerably for its birthday and introduced several higher-end mid-range smartphones with the Moto G30, Moto G50, and Moto G100.

The Moto G10, which is the cheapest phone in the series for the time being, carries on the generational naming convention correctly, despite the fact that Motorola didn't release the Moto G9 in Central Europe. However, if you look at last generation's Moto G9 Play, you'll find quite a lot of similarities to this year's Moto G10: Same display size and resolution as well as the same storage configuration.

So, is Motorola just selling us a slightly modified version of last year's model? Well, there's a new SoC, more cameras, and the MSRP is even lower at just under 150 Euros (~$178). In our review, we want to find out whether the changes make a real difference.

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Motorola Moto G10
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A73 / 53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 64 GB eMMC, 48 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G-(B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 165.2 x 75.7 ( = 0.36 x 6.5 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​60fps (camera 1); 8.0 MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 3); 2.0 MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, silicon bumper case, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio; IP52-certified; SAR: 0.63 W/kg (head), 1.48 W/kg (body); LTE Cat 4 (150Mbps/​50Mbps), fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
150 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %
04/2021
Motorola Moto G10
SD 460, Adreno 610
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78 %
10/2020
Motorola Moto G9 Play
SD 662, Adreno 610
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75 %
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
205 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
77 %
01/2021
OnePlus Nord N100
SD 460, Adreno 610
188 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.52"1600x720
78 %
01/2021
Xiaomi Poco M3
SD 662, Adreno 610
198 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.53"2340x1080

Case – Unusual, sturdy mobile phone

The Moto G10 has evolved considerably in terms of the case: The Moto G9 Play had a rather simply designed back, but the Moto G10 is a real eye-catcher. Available in Aurora Gray or Sakura Pearl, the case shimmers with an iridescent effect. But that's not all: Motorola has also come up with a wavy surface texture that is both eye-catching and clear to the touch when you run your hands over it. It looks very stylish and is comfortable to hold.

Yes, the back is still made of plastic, but its workmanship is very stable and clean, so it feels like you're holding a more expensive smartphone. Moreover, the Moto G10 is not affected by pressure applied at the front.

The dimensions and weight are exactly the same as the Moto G9 Play, and both smartphones also look very similar from the front with their waterdrop notches. The case is IP52-certified and, therefore, protected against dust and splashing water, but the Moto G10 isn't really waterproof.

Motorola Moto G10
Motorola Moto G10
Motorola Moto G10
Motorola Moto G10
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Size comparison

165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs

Connectivity – Mobile payments are possible

Little has changed in terms of features compared with the Moto G9 Play: There's still 64 GB of eMMC flash storage and 4 GB of RAM. Users who still need more storage can use a microSD card for memory expansion, but one of the two SIM slots will have to be sacrificed in that case.

Radio reception is still possible, and the Moto G10 comes with NFC again, so that the smartphone can also be used for contactless payments.

Bottom: Speaker, USB-C port, microphone
Bottom: Speaker, USB-C port, microphone
Top: 3.5 mm audio jack
Top: 3.5 mm audio jack
Left: SIM tray
Left: SIM tray
Right: Google Assistant button, volume rocker, standby button
Right: Google Assistant button, volume rocker, standby button

Software – Moto with MyUX

The Moto G10 comes with Android 11, which is the latest version of Google's operating system. The security patches are from January 2021 and, therefore, no longer up to date.

The manufacturer also keeps Android very clean and the in-house MyUX only includes some apps from Motorola itself and the Facebook app, but it can be easily uninstalled. The proprietary Moto app makes it possible to personalize the phone extensively. For example, you can create designs with different fonts and icons, comprehensively adjust gesture controls, and configure gaming mode.

Moto G10 software
Moto G10 software
Moto G10 software

Communication and GPS – Normal data rates

LTE Cat. 4 with a maximum download rate of 150 Mb/s is no longer a high-speed standard, but it's completely sufficient for mobile Internet use when there's no need to download large amounts of data. The Moto G10 also offers the most important LTE frequencies, which allows you to leave your home country. However, you should check whether the smartphone works in the respective mobile network before traveling abroad. Reception quality is decent, but it drops to half every now and then in urban environments indoors.

Wi-Fi 5 is on board, and the Moto G10 achieves typical rates as well and is significantly faster than the Samsung Galaxy A12. The transfer rates fluctuate in our test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, but they always remain above 200 Mb/s.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=296, last 2 years)
402 MBit/s ∼100% +46%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
301 (209min - 341max) MBit/s ∼75% +9%
OnePlus Nord N100
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
301 (260min - 334max) MBit/s ∼75% +9%
Motorola Moto G10
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB eMMC Flash
276 (176min - 335max) MBit/s ∼69%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
239 (26min - 333max) MBit/s ∼59% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A12
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.3 (8min - 62max) MBit/s ∼13% -82%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=296, last 2 years)
390 MBit/s ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
284 (186min - 366max) MBit/s ∼73% +1%
Motorola Moto G10
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB eMMC Flash
282 (205min - 328max) MBit/s ∼72%
OnePlus Nord N100
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
274 (223min - 335max) MBit/s ∼70% -3%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
237 (21min - 330max) MBit/s ∼61% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A12
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44.8 (30min - 59max) MBit/s ∼11% -84%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø276 (176-335)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø278 (205-328)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Positioning via satellites is not possible indoors. However, our smartphone is positioned quickly and quite accurately at four meters outdoors.

In our practical test, we drove around in our car and used the Garmin Edge 520 as a comparison navigation device in addition to the Moto G10. Our test device is a bit off track a few times, but overall, it can track the route well. Therefore, the Moto G10 is adequate as a navigation device when absolute precision is not required. 

Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Bridge
Motorola Moto G10 positioning – Overview
Motorola Moto G10 positioning – Overview
Motorola Moto G10 positioning – Turning point
Motorola Moto G10 positioning – Turning point
Motorola Moto G10 positioning – Bridge
Motorola Moto G10 positioning – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Possible droning

The phone app comes from Google and corresponds to the version installed on other Android smartphones.

Sound quality using the earpiece is decent, but a slight droning can be heard at high volumes. The microphone transmits quiet voices relatively clearly, but it also drones with loud voices. Sound quality is quite similar using the hands-free microphone and speaker, but you shouldn't speak too quietly here or your voice won't be transmitted anymore. 

Cameras – Moto phone now with wide-angle lens

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

The camera setup has actually changed compared with the Moto G9 Play: The Moto G10 offers a wide-angle camera, something that the predecessor didn't have.

The main camera, on the other hand, remains the same, which isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact, the pictures look inaccurate in detail, and the smartphone also has problems displaying the rest of the scene with enough exposure in the case of the sunset in the surroundings image. There are two lenses with 2 megapixels each as support; one provides additional data for portrait blurring, and one serves as a macro camera in a special mode.

The new wide-angle camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and takes decent pictures for the price range, but it's not particularly bright or detailed.

Video can be recorded in 1080p at 60 fps at most, but the image stabilizer is not available then. To use it, you have to limit videos to 30 fps. Both the main camera and the wide-angle or macro cameras can be used for videos, but you have to decide before recording; swapping between them is not possible while filming. Videos taken with the main camera look decently detailed and illuminated in view of the Moto G10's price, but the constantly pulsating autofocus is annoying.

The front-facing camera offers 8 megapixels and takes decent selfies that can also be enlarged a bit. However, you shouldn't expect an absolutely accurate representation of fine details like hair.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main lens plantMain lens surroundingsMain lens low lightWide-angle lens
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The main camera has to prove its worth again in the test lab. It doesn't display surfaces very clearly in good light. In addition, the sharpness decreases slightly towards the edges, and it's only at an average level in the center.

The camera only sees shadows in very low light.

ColorChecker
29 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
40.1 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
40.9 ∆E
25 ∆E
68 ∆E
65.4 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
49.7 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
78.1 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
46.7 ∆E
82.7 ∆E
69.6 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
37 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G10: 46.52 ∆E min: 14.19 - max: 82.71 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G10: 7.32 ∆E min: 1.54 - max: 12.09 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – Protective case included

Besides a 10-watt charger, the corresponding USB cable, and a SIM tool, there's also a silicon case in the box that protects the phone from bumps.

Motorola offers a 24-month warranty for its smartphones.

Input devices and handling – Fingerprint sensor needs a bit of time

The virtual keyboard comes from Google; it is easy to use and can be configured quite comprehensively. If you have a different preferred keyboard app or would simply like to replace the keyboard, you can download and install numerous other apps from Google's Play Store.

The touchscreen responds quickly to our inputs, but we noticed a significant difference in responsiveness compared with the 90 Hz display in the OnePlus Nord N100. Even when scrolling, a 60 Hz display simply doesn't feel as smooth.

The fingerprint sensor requires a bit of time before it unlocks the screen. However, it's dependable and also wakes up the smartphone reliably from standby mode. Face recognition can be used to unlock the phone as well.

Like the Moto G9 Play, the Moto 10 has its own button for Google Assistant. It's located above the volume rocker, and it's easy to confuse the buttons and accidentally start Google Assistant when you're in a hurry. Placing it on the left side of the case might have made more sense.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display – Quite dim

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

In terms of size and resolution, the display meets the class standards, but Xiaomi shows that Full HD is also possible in this price range with the Poco M3. As a result, small fonts look a bit blurry on the screen.

However, the low brightness that we noticed in our tests is a bigger problem: The smartphone's display remains well below 400 cd/m² and behind all comparison devices even with a fully illuminated brightness sensor.

At least the black level of the IPS panel is quite low, which results in a passable contrast. Nevertheless, colors look relatively dull on the display.

349
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 359 cd/m² Average: 347.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 359 cd/m²
Contrast: 1994:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.89 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
92.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.292
Motorola Moto G10
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto G9 Play
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A12
PLS-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
OnePlus Nord N100
IPS, 1600x720, 6.52
Xiaomi Poco M3
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Screen
-16%
-26%
8%
25%
Brightness middle
359
450
25%
458
28%
474
32%
465
30%
Brightness
347
428
23%
427
23%
456
31%
428
23%
Brightness Distribution
95
88
-7%
85
-11%
86
-9%
89
-6%
Black Level *
0.18
0.23
-28%
0.53
-194%
0.35
-94%
0.21
-17%
Contrast
1994
1957
-2%
864
-57%
1354
-32%
2214
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.89
5.49
-12%
4.04
17%
2.7
45%
1.7
65%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.13
10.19
-25%
6.84
16%
4.89
40%
3.5
57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.7
7.5
-103%
4.8
-30%
1.9
49%
2.4
35%
Gamma
2.292 96%
2.495 88%
2.293 96%
2.31 95%
2.16 102%
CCT
7462 87%
8711 75%
7535 86%
6430 101%
6664 98%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9679 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

We didn't notice any PWM flickering, but response times are quite slow in return.

We found average deviations in our color reproduction tests using a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software, which are even visible to the naked eye in some color tones. Overall, the Moto G10 is sufficiently accurate for private use, but it doesn't fulfill high expectations.

A slight blue tint is present in gray tones. 

CalMAN Grayscales
CalMAN Grayscales
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI-P3 color space
CalMAN DCI-P3 color space

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
67 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 35 ms rise
↘ 32 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.4 ms).

You can use the Moto G10 outdoors if necessary, but the ambient brightness shouldn't be too strong, because otherwise, the screen will become illegible very quickly.

If you look at the screen from the side, you can still see the content very clearly, even at flat angles. However, brightness shifts considerably at times.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Less power than with other devices

Motorola uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 in the Moto G10, which seems a bit odd since the predecessor, the Moto G9 Play, is equipped with a more modern and faster Snapdragon 662.

At first glance, the two SoCs look relatively similar with eight cores each and the same graphics unit, the Adreno 610. However, the Snapdragon 460 offers a slightly lower clock rate and is manufactured in a 14 nm process, while the Snapdragon 662 is produced in an 11 nm process and should consequently be more energy-efficient.

This is clearly noticeable in the benchmarks: The Moto G10 is significantly slower than its predecessor. The smartphone offers enough power for its class, but you will have to deal with stuttering when running more demanding apps or several processes at the same time.

Geekbench 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
261 Points ∼13%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
259 Points ∼12% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (255 - 261, n=5)
258 Points ∼12% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=95, last 2 years)
2074 Points ∼100% +695%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
354 Points ∼18%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
347 Points ∼18% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (347 - 356, n=4)
353 Points ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=94, last 2 years)
1939 Points ∼100% +448%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1135 Points ∼59%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1397 Points ∼73% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1022 Points ∼53% -10%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1152 Points ∼60% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1275 Points ∼67% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1135 - 1270, n=5)
1176 Points ∼61% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=197, last 2 years)
1913 Points ∼100% +69%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
246 Points ∼44%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
314 Points ∼57% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
169 Points ∼31% -31%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
254 Points ∼46% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼57% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (246 - 256, n=5)
251 Points ∼45% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=197, last 2 years)
554 Points ∼100% +125%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5316 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6296 Points ∼82% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4983 Points ∼65% -6%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5718 Points ∼75% +8%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6042 Points ∼79% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (5316 - 5869, n=5)
5633 Points ∼73% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=268, last 2 years)
7674 Points ∼100% +44%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
7036 Points ∼72%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8610 Points ∼88% +22%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
6192 Points ∼63% -12%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
7526 Points ∼77% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7247 Points ∼74% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (7036 - 7779, n=5)
7416 Points ∼76% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=245, last 2 years)
9813 Points ∼100% +39%
3DMark
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
247 Points ∼8%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
236 Points ∼8% -4%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼12% +49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (236 - 247, n=4)
241 Points ∼8% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=59, last 2 years)
3077 Points ∼100% +1146%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
254 Points ∼9%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
241 Points ∼9% -5%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼13% +45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (241 - 254, n=4)
244 Points ∼9% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=61, last 2 years)
2804 Points ∼100% +1004%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2202 Points ∼83%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2250 Points ∼85% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2065 Points ∼78% -6%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2134 Points ∼80% -3%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2124 Points ∼80% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2054 - 2202, n=5)
2129 Points ∼80% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=206, last 2 years)
2654 Points ∼100% +21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
695 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
974 Points ∼32% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
541 Points ∼18% -22%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
682 Points ∼23% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
963 Points ∼32% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (681 - 695, n=5)
686 Points ∼23% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (210 - 11259, n=206, last 2 years)
3027 Points ∼100% +336%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
820 Points ∼31%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1114 Points ∼42% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
613 Points ∼23% -25%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
803 Points ∼30% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1096 Points ∼41% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (802 - 820, n=5)
808 Points ∼30% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (262 - 6977, n=206, last 2 years)
2672 Points ∼100% +226%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1953 Points ∼68%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2399 Points ∼83% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1077 Points ∼37% -45%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2166 Points ∼75% +11%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2298 Points ∼80% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1953 - 2190, n=5)
2117 Points ∼73% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5780, n=267, last 2 years)
2883 Points ∼100% +48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
731 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1034 Points ∼30% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
423 Points ∼12% -42%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
729 Points ∼21% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1032 Points ∼30% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (727 - 734, n=5)
731 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=267, last 2 years)
3412 Points ∼100% +367%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
849 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1184 Points ∼39% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
478 Points ∼16% -44%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
855 Points ∼28% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1176 Points ∼38% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (849 - 859, n=5)
855 Points ∼28% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=267, last 2 years)
3071 Points ∼100% +262%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1963 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2384 Points ∼84% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1123 Points ∼40% -43%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2221 Points ∼78% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1963 - 2152, n=4)
2083 Points ∼73% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5765, n=265, last 2 years)
2840 Points ∼100% +45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1309 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1786 Points ∼38% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
811 Points ∼17% -38%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1779 Points ∼37% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1295 - 1310, n=4)
1304 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=267, last 2 years)
4754 Points ∼100% +263%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1414 Points ∼37%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1891 Points ∼50% +34%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
879 Points ∼23% -38%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1861 Points ∼49% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1414 - 1428, n=4)
1422 Points ∼38% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=267, last 2 years)
3783 Points ∼100% +168%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2108 Points ∼76%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2499 Points ∼90% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1098 Points ∼40% -48%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2229 Points ∼80% +6%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼88% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2097 - 2250, n=5)
2182 Points ∼79% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=258, last 2 years)
2769 Points ∼100% +31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
733 Points ∼26%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼36% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
298 Points ∼11% -59%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
732 Points ∼26% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼36% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (726 - 740, n=5)
732 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=258, last 2 years)
2804 Points ∼100% +283%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
857 Points ∼33%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1177 Points ∼45% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
367 Points ∼14% -57%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
860 Points ∼33% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1173 Points ∼45% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (854 - 864, n=5)
859 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=258, last 2 years)
2627 Points ∼100% +207%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2099 Points ∼77%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2444 Points ∼90% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1098 Points ∼40% -48%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2248 Points ∼82% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2161 Points ∼79% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2099 - 2248, n=5)
2173 Points ∼80% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=258, last 2 years)
2728 Points ∼100% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1282 Points ∼32%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1743 Points ∼44% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
645 Points ∼16% -50%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1284 Points ∼33% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1715 Points ∼43% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1270 - 1293, n=5)
1283 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=258, last 2 years)
3949 Points ∼100% +208%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1403 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1862 Points ∼56% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
733 Points ∼22% -48%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1419 Points ∼42% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1797 Points ∼54% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1400 - 1419, n=5)
1411 Points ∼42% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=258, last 2 years)
3345 Points ∼100% +138%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
18647 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
17853 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19025 Points ∼83%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (15499 - 17962, n=3)
16510 Points ∼72%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4811 - 59268, n=231, last 2 years)
22801 Points ∼100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
23379 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
13235 Points ∼24%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
23495 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (16610 - 16821, n=3)
16721 Points ∼30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=230, last 2 years)
55452 Points ∼100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
22131 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
14087 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
22329 Points ∼58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (16441 - 17062, n=3)
16663 Points ∼43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=230, last 2 years)
38643 Points ∼100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
24 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼36% +46%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
23 fps ∼23% -4%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
24 fps ∼24% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼36% +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (24 - 25, n=4)
24.5 fps ∼25% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 322, n=218, last 2 years)
98.2 fps ∼100% +309%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼68%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
29 fps ∼55% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
31 fps ∼58% -14%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
37 fps ∼70% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
32 fps ∼60% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (36 - 38, n=4)
37 fps ∼70% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=218, last 2 years)
53.2 fps ∼100% +48%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
14 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼33% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
12 fps ∼21% -14%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
14 fps ∼24% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼33% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (14 - 14, n=4)
14 fps ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=217, last 2 years)
57.2 fps ∼100% +309%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
25 fps ∼60%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
33 fps ∼79% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
20 fps ∼48% -20%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
24 fps ∼58% -4%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
17 fps ∼41% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (24 - 25, n=4)
24.8 fps ∼59% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=216, last 2 years)
41.7 fps ∼100% +67%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
9.5 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼33% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.9 fps ∼20% -17%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
9.3 fps ∼24% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼33% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (9.3 - 9.5, n=4)
9.43 fps ∼24% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 117, n=214, last 2 years)
39.1 fps ∼100% +312%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼58%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
25 fps ∼77% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
13 fps ∼40% -32%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼58% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
12 fps ∼37% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (19 - 19, n=4)
19 fps ∼58% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=214, last 2 years)
32.6 fps ∼100% +72%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6.5 fps ∼47%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
9 fps ∼65% +38%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.7 fps ∼34% -28%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6.6 fps ∼47% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.4 fps ∼32% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (6.5 - 6.8, n=5)
6.6 fps ∼47% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
13.9 fps ∼100% +114%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2 fps ∼21%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼29% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼16% -25%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2 fps ∼21% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼29% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2 - 2, n=5)
2 fps ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=267, last 2 years)
9.55 fps ∼100% +378%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
11 fps ∼53%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼72% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.5 fps ∼36% -32%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
11 fps ∼53% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.5 fps ∼36% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (11 - 11, n=5)
11 fps ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 66, n=267, last 2 years)
20.9 fps ∼100% +90%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6 fps ∼25%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼35% +38%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.2 fps ∼18% -30%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6 fps ∼25% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼35% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (6 - 6.1, n=5)
6.04 fps ∼25% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
24 fps ∼100% +300%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5.2 fps ∼22%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7 fps ∼30% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.3 fps ∼14% -37%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5.2 fps ∼22% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼30% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (5.2 - 5.3, n=4)
5.23 fps ∼22% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=213, last 2 years)
23.5 fps ∼100% +352%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
9.3 fps ∼45%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼63% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5 fps ∼24% -46%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
9.5 fps ∼46% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6.4 fps ∼31% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (9.3 - 9.8, n=4)
9.55 fps ∼47% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 60, n=213, last 2 years)
20.5 fps ∼100% +120%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
144541 Points ∼44%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
177145 Points ∼53% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
108503 Points ∼33% -25%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
146027 Points ∼44% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
183808 Points ∼55% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (143097 - 154839, n=4)
147126 Points ∼44% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=169, last 2 years)
331865 Points ∼100% +130%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
4919 Points ∼10%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
4540 Points ∼9% -8%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4660 Points ∼9% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (4490 - 4919, n=4)
4629 Points ∼9% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 228879, n=41, last 2 years)
49907 Points ∼100% +915%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1007 Points ∼82%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1191 Points ∼97% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
887 Points ∼72% -12%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1082 Points ∼88% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1098 Points ∼90% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1007 - 1091, n=4)
1065 Points ∼87% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=203, last 2 years)
1224 Points ∼100% +22%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1345 Points ∼26%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1806 Points ∼35% +34%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1023 Points ∼20% -24%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1378 Points ∼27% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1847 Points ∼36% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1345 - 1378, n=4)
1364 Points ∼26% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 16996, n=203, last 2 years)
5195 Points ∼100% +286%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2466 Points ∼62%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
3175 Points ∼80% +29%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1268 Points ∼32% -49%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2736 Points ∼69% +11%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
3454 Points ∼87% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2466 - 2766, n=4)
2674 Points ∼67% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=203, last 2 years)
3983 Points ∼100% +62%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
3491 Points ∼55%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4911 Points ∼78% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2983 Points ∼47% -15%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
4021 Points ∼64% +15%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4834 Points ∼77% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (3491 - 4021, n=4)
3776 Points ∼60% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 14189, n=203, last 2 years)
6304 Points ∼100% +81%
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1848 Points ∼54%
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2406 Points ∼71% +30%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1318 Points ∼39% -29%
OnePlus Nord N100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2012 Points ∼59% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2412 Points ∼71% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1848 - 2012, n=4)
1957 Points ∼57% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 6959, n=203, last 2 years)
3411 Points ∼100% +85%

Web browsing is also a bit slower with the Moto G10 than with the predecessor. You sometimes have to wait for content to load when scrolling, and images are also displayed after a brief waiting period from time to time. Overall, the phone is quite suitable for lower requirements or occasional Internet use.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=185, last 2 years)
47.7 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
32.433 Points ∼68%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
32.041 Points ∼67%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
26.783 Points ∼56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (17.8 - 26.8, n=3)
23.5 Points ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
17.19 Points ∼36%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=190, last 2 years)
85.4 Points ∼100% +118%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
49.459 Points ∼58% +26%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
39.652 Points ∼46% +1%
Motorola Moto G10 (Chrome 89)
39.247 Points ∼46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (25.5 - 39.7, n=4)
35.9 Points ∼42% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
25.439 Points ∼30% -35%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=162, last 2 years)
49.1 runs/min ∼100% +122%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chome 85)
29.2 runs/min ∼59% +32%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
29.2 runs/min ∼59% +32%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chome 87)
23 runs/min ∼47% +4%
Motorola Moto G10 (Chome 89)
22.1 runs/min ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (15.3 - 23.6, n=4)
21 runs/min ∼43% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
13.7 runs/min ∼28% -38%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=203, last 2 years)
75.9 Points ∼100% +81%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
53 Points ∼70% +26%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
52 Points ∼69% +24%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
44 Points ∼58% +5%
Motorola Moto G10 (Chrome 89)
42 Points ∼55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (31 - 44, n=4)
40 Points ∼53% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
32 Points ∼42% -24%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=213, last 2 years)
16273 Points ∼100% +116%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
9264 Points ∼57% +23%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
9125 Points ∼56% +21%
Motorola Moto G10 (Chrome 89)
7517 Points ∼46%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
7306 Points ∼45% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (4832 - 7517, n=4)
6708 Points ∼41% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
4643 Points ∼29% -38%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
11082.2 ms * ∼100% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (5433 - 8215, n=4)
6178 ms * ∼56% -11%
Motorola Moto G10 (Chrome 89)
5553.1 ms * ∼50%
OnePlus Nord N100 (Chrome 87)
5433.4 ms * ∼49% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
4536.9 ms * ∼41% +18%
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Chrome 85)
4443.5 ms * ∼40% +20%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=215, last 2 years)
4424 ms * ∼40% +20%

* ... smaller is better

We use our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSD to see how fast the card reader works. It actually delivers quite good transfer rates, and Android 11 might be partly responsible for that.

The eMMC storage that offers internal space for data delivers slightly faster transfer rates than usual in random mode, but it's otherwise at the typical class level. If you want faster storage, you'll have to look at the devices from OnePlus or Xiaomi, where loading times can be considerably shorter in some cases.

Motorola Moto G10Motorola Moto G9 PlaySamsung Galaxy A12OnePlus Nord N100Xiaomi Poco M3Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
0%
-21%
21%
41%
-28%
38%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
83.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-22%
61.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-26%
64.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-23%
64.19 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-23%
58.5 (11.2 - 83.3, n=143)
-30%
58.4 (1.7 - 83.3, n=193, last 2 years)
-30%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
107.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-21%
77.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-28%
85.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-21%
85.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-20%
77.5 (21.1 - 108, n=143)
-28%
76.2 (13.4 - 154, n=193, last 2 years)
-29%
Random Write 4KB
64.5
96.1
49%
39.1
-39%
120.8
87%
154.1
139%
28.8 (3.4 - 147, n=162)
-55%
108 (4.78 - 319, n=274, last 2 years)
67%
Random Read 4KB
123
98.4
-20%
65.4
-47%
106.1
-14%
147.03
20%
58.1 (11.4 - 149, n=162)
-53%
126 (13.5 - 325, n=274, last 2 years)
2%
Sequential Write 256KB
172.4
187.2
9%
211.6
23%
219
27%
269.2
56%
177 (40 - 274, n=162)
3%
301 (11.9 - 1321, n=274, last 2 years)
75%
Sequential Read 256KB
295.9
315.2
7%
269.7
-9%
504.1
70%
509.23
72%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=162)
-7%
711 (41.9 - 2037, n=274, last 2 years)
140%

Games – Often only at low detail levels

The Moto G10 is hardly suitable for playing demanding games. PUBG Mobile, for example, doesn't offer many graphics modes, or it only runs at a meager 25 fps at slightly higher settings.

Games are playable, and you can even reach a relatively stable 60 fps in Wild Rift using lower settings, but it's not much fun because you're never entirely safe from the next stutter. We verify the fps rates with GameBench's software.

The controls using the position sensor and touchscreen work quite reliably.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
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; League of Legends: Wild Rift; High Definition; 2.2.0.4027: Ø54.9 (43-60)
; League of Legends: Wild Rift; lowest; 2.2.0.4027: Ø58.9 (53-60)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.3.0: Ø29.6 (25-31)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.3.0: Ø24.7 (21-26)

Emissions – No throttling

Temperature

3DMark Wild Life stress test
3DMark Wild Life stress test
GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

At a maximum of 40.7 °C (~105 °F), which is only strongly limited to a spot on the back, you don't need to worry about the Moto G10 overheating.

At the same time, the phone proves to be very consistent in the 3DMark Wild Life stress test in terms of performance under prolonged load: After 20 runs, the computed frames are still as high as at the beginning.

3DMark - Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Poco M3
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% +1%
OnePlus Nord N100
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.8 % ∼99% 0%
Motorola Moto G10
Adreno 610, SD 460, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.8 % ∼99%
Max. Load
 38.4 °C
101 F
36.1 °C
97 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
 38.7 °C
102 F
36.3 °C
97 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 38.6 °C
101 F
36.3 °C
97 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 38.7 °C = 102 F
Average: 36.9 °C = 98 F
34.2 °C
94 F
36.5 °C
98 F
38.8 °C
102 F
34.5 °C
94 F
37.3 °C
99 F
40.2 °C
104 F
34.1 °C
93 F
37.3 °C
99 F
40.7 °C
105 F
Maximum: 40.7 °C = 105 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.9 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.7 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.7 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Back
Heat map - Back

Speaker

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The mono speaker at the bottom edge can get quite loud and also sounds reasonably rich. However, high frequencies sound a bit unpleasant at maximum volume, so we would recommend listening to music at 3/4 of the maximum volume. There is hardly any bass here, but sound is relatively balanced overall.

Bluetooth 5.0 is supported, and sound can be transmitted cleanly over it, although without sound-enhancing codecs like aptX HD. There's also a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones, and everything sounds clean here as well.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204335.12536.834.93136.8294030.631.5503430.9632927.68025.518.710029.319.612523.921.916014.233.320011.340.825011.747.13159.754.44009.356.650011.861.363013.76180017.364.9100016.270.3125011.170.7160010.372.5200010.470.1250011.667.4315012.666.4400013.967.7500015.272630015.667.9800016.369.21000016.563.91250016.465.91600017.157SPL70.660.268.865.971.426.481N25.712.522.219.226.50.847.9median 13.9median 64.9Delta2.49.940.443.341.941.938.529.942.232.843.734.237.430.229.622.126.621.732.420.727.531.819.342.319.34919.354.719.457.120.261.722.965.922.167.422.372.423.171.320.973.320.872.921.869.122.966.523.764.92571.525.274.126.268.92866.527.870.228.355.873.975.735.982.52936.42.452.6median 22.9median 66.53.110.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G10Motorola Moto G9 Play
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G10 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto G9 Play audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 61% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 28% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 76% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life – Fast charging? Not with the Moto G10

Energy consumption

The energy consumption of the Moto G10 is slightly higher than that of the OnePlus Nord N100 with the same SoC, but the differences are quite minimal. Other smartphones in this class also need comparable amounts of energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.5 / 1.8 / 2.3 Watt
Load midlight 4 / 5.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Motorola Moto G10
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord N100
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco M3
6000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-29%
-1%
3%
6%
-23%
Idle Minimum *
0.5
1.1
-120%
0.56
-12%
0.5
-0%
0.4967 (0.43 - 0.56, n=3)
1%
0.924 (0.37 - 2.3, n=235, last 2 years)
-85%
Idle Average *
1.8
1.6
11%
1.8
-0%
1.84
-2%
1.79 (1.77 - 1.8, n=3)
1%
1.848 (0.82 - 3.94, n=235, last 2 years)
-3%
Idle Maximum *
2.3
2.6
-13%
2.3
-0%
1.87
19%
2.13 (1.78 - 2.3, n=3)
7%
2.13 (0.85 - 4.2, n=235, last 2 years)
7%
Load Average *
4
4.5
-13%
3.9
2%
3.99
-0%
3.51 (2.63 - 4, n=3)
12%
4.44 (2.1 - 8.4, n=235, last 2 years)
-11%
Load Maximum *
5.8
6.4
-10%
5.6
3%
6.01
-4%
5.4 (4.8 - 5.8, n=3)
7%
7.21 (3.16 - 12.3, n=235, last 2 years)
-24%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

5,000 mAh has now established itself as the standard battery capacity for budget smartphones. The Moto phone also manages slightly longer battery life than its predecessor, but it lags behind other comparable smartphones. However, 17:18 hours in our Wi-Fi test is a good rate overall, and it should be enough to last several days without a power outlet when used moderately.

The 10-watt charger was no cause for enthusiasm in our test, and the Moto G10 sometimes needs more than 2 hours for a full charge. This decision is a bit odd, especially since the predecessor still came with a 20-watt charger in the box.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
42h 26min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 18min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 39min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 01min
Motorola Moto G10
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G9 Play
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord N100
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco M3
6000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-7%
17%
3%
18%
Reader / Idle
2546
3743
47%
2513
-1%
2756
8%
H.264
1059
887
-16%
1206
14%
1164
10%
WiFi v1.3
1038
962
-7%
1288
24%
1149
11%
1249
20%
Load
301
336
12%
267
-11%
404
34%

Pros

+ stable and high-quality build
+ protected against dust and splashing water
+ no PWM
+ good positioning accuracy
+ flexible camera system...

Cons

- ... with moderate image quality
- no fast charging
- dim display with a refresh rate of only 60 Hz
- no aptX

Verdict – Light and shadows

In review: Moto G10. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Moto G10. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

The Motorola Moto G10 looks stylish, is sturdy, finally comes with a wide-angle camera, and the manufacturer's price is even lower than with the previous generation's Moto G9 Play. In exchange, however, the SoC is older and slower, which is surprising in view of the low-cost mid-range competition that has become strong in the meantime.

Overall, the Moto G10 does well, and it scores points with decent positioning accuracy, NFC for contactless payments, and low heat buildup. Battery life is at a good level as well, but it has to be noted at this point that we tested the Moto G9 Play with Android 10 while the Moto G10 was running Android 11. The differences in runtimes might be due to the more modern software.

The Moto G10 is attractive, well built, and inexpensive, but it's not the fastest smartphone in its price range.

Motorola probably wanted to differentiate the Moto G10 more clearly from the new alternatives, such as the Moto G30, and made it a bit cheaper and weaker as a result. At the same time, you get a stylish and sturdy smartphone. If the camera isn't that important to you and if you can do without a 90 Hz display, you should consider the Moto G10 when looking for a cheap smartphone.

However, a look at the predecessor, the Moto G9 Play that is now priced at a similar level, can't hurt if you want a bit more performance.

Price and availability

At the time of writing, you can find the Motorola Moto G10 on Amazon in the gray version with 128 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM for approximately $210.

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Chassis
85%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
9 / 64 → 14%
Application Performance
53 / 86 → 62%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 90 → 78%
Camera
53%
Average
72%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 848 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 - 291 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- 8 (Update: 2021-04- 8)