Moto G60 First Impressions: An All-Round Performer?

On a launching spree this year, Lenovo-owned Motorola has brought two new smartphones to the Indian market- Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion. Priced at Rs. 17,999 and Rs. 13,999, the handsets cater to the mid-range segment and claim to offer top hardware and software configuration under the Rs. 20,000 price point. A review unit of the Moto G60 was shared with me and I could spend some time with the phone. So, here are my first impressions of the Moto G60. 


Design: The Moto G60 ships in two colour variants: Dynamic Gray and Frosted Champagne. The grey variant comes out of the box as I open the packet. The handset has a mirror-like glossy finish at the back which is reflective and prone to catching fingerprints easily. However, it does look good and feels sturdy. What I like most about the back panel is the turquoise shade of the camera module, making it look cool. That said, you don’t get a glass back here. It’s all plastic, including the frame. Weighing 225g and measuring 9.8mm in thickness, the Moto G60 is a bit bulky if compared to other devices in this range but the grip is good. All the buttons are placed on the right side and the SIM tray is on the left. So far so good.


Display: The smartphone flaunts a massive 6.8-inch Full HD+ display. Infact, it is one of the biggest screens you’ll get in a smartphone, contributing to the device’s tall form factor. It’s a 120Hz panel so you can expect a smooth interaction. Also, it’s HDR10 compatible. Colours come out well-calibrated, being neither too cold nor too warm. Viewing angles also appear good, ensuring that the display is readable even during sunlight. So, no complaints here. However, one concern is that it’s an IPS LCD screen and not an AMOLED one. 


Camera: Motorola claims the Moto G60 is the most affordable smartphone with a combination of a 108MP rear camera and a 32MP front shooter. I don’t discard it as it’s somewhat true. The Moto G60 houses a triple camera setup at the back with a 108 main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, which doubles a macro sensor, and a depth lens. It captures 12MP images by default, but you also get the option to shoot at full resolution. The smartphone also has some trending camera features, like Dual Capture mode which lets you record using the rear and selfie cameras at the same time. I haven’t tested the camera much but some photos that I clicked came out better than some other handsets in this range. It seems Motorola is now focusing more on improving the camera performance of its phones, the highlight of which we have seen in the Moto G30.


Processor and Battery:  The Moto G60 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, a capable mid-range SoC, seen on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Poco X3. It’s paired with 6GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage to 1TB using the MicroSD card through the hybrid dual-SIM tray. It runs Android 11 with My UX on top, which is very simple and easy to use. I haven’t witnessed any lag or stutter while using this phone for two days. The initial user experience and the interaction with the smartphone have so far been smooth. The Moto G60 houses a sizable 6,000mAh battery which should be enough to last for an entire day. You also get a 20W charger in the box for rapid charge.


Initial impressions: The phone looks good, feels sturdy and has a capable camera setup. The 120Hz display is decent but an AMOLED panel would have made it shine. Equipped with the SD 732G and a massive 6000mAh cell, the Moto G60 has enough to outshine rival smartphones in the mid-range segment but will it? I will put the device to test in my full review. So, wait for that!

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