Motorola Announces the iPhone X. I Mean the Moto P30.

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware, Mobile with 9 Comments

Motorola today made its new Moto P30 flagship official. The company’s Moto P30 is a flagship for the Chinese market, and so it’s entirely different from what you would expect a regular Motorola handset to be.

It’s an iPhone X, basically.

Motorola’s Moto P30 is an unapologetic clone of the iPhone X. From the dual camera setup to the design of the phone’s body, and even the logo placement on the back is a 1:1 copy of the iPhone X. The device also ships with Lenovo’s ZUI skin instead of a regular clean build of Android. After all, this phone is made for the Chinese market, where customers prefer these skins that look much like iOS.

Moto P30 comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2246×1080 pixels, and a 3000mAh battery. For the camera, Motorola has included a 16MP sensor with a 5MP secondary sensor on the back — the system makes use of some sort of AI to take shots with “more refined depth of field effect”, much like the iPhone’s portrait mode camera. The device also ships with Android 8.0 — yes, Android Oreo. Not even Android 8.1, which is a real shame considering Android 9.0 aka Pie is already out.

Moto P30 will go on sale next month, starting at 2,099 RMB which is roughly around $300. It’s available in black, white, and two-tone purple/blue model.

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Motorola Announces the iPhone X. I Mean the Moto P30.”

  1. dcdevito

    "Why Join the Navy, when you can be a Pirate?"

    -Some Guy from some company

  2. Jorge Garcia

    I personally love the way stock Android works, but I totally understand why normal people find it to be too cerebral (at best) and too janky (at worst). I have long, long, long argued that ADVANCED concepts like "the separate "App Drawer" and "the home screen with multiple free-form panels that allow MULTIPLE instances of the SAME App shortcut to exist" should never, ever be turned on by default. The type of person who desires those features is also adept enough to open up the settings and turn them on. Apple severely cripples the functionality of their iOS home screen because they know that most humans just want access to their apps in the simplest way possible. I personally could not live with the home screen limitations of iOS, but clearly most normal people can. This is why almost all the Chinese OEMs re-skin android to behave more like iOS.

    • veermaharaj

      In reply to JG1170:

      For every customer i have with a smartphone, the first thing i do is install nova launcher, pin only the apps they use to a single home screen, then use nova launchers lock desktop feature to secure that single home screen of icons so they dont ass swipe the icons all over and accidentally create more home screens.

      I completely agree with you on this.

      • Jorge Garcia

        In reply to veermaharaj:

        I really do not understand why Google is so slow to understand this. To me this is BASIC. They should have "crippled" Android (by default) many years ago...while of course keeping all the wonderful and nerdy customizations alive in the "advanced" settings. They would not have upset too many people, but they would have made Android far more pleasant to use for so many non-tech people. As a result of keeping Android too complex, the platform is slammed for being inelegant and frustrating to use, when it really isn''s just that most humans are simpletons.

  3. ivan19998

    Is it only samsung who haven't yet released iphone x clone?

  4. Tony Barrett

    The Chinese are a weird nation who have different priorities to everyone else. The iPhone X is out of reach of most, so Motorola are just filling a gap if demand is there. It won't be sold anywhere else I'm sure, but if the Chinese like this type of thing, that's up to them. That's an awful lot of spec for $300 though - you can't argue with that.

    • Jorge Garcia

      In reply to ghostrider:

      Well said...except for the weird part...they're not weird because they value things differently than we might...aaaand there's the fact that straight-out copying is not nearly as frowned upon there compared to Western countries.