Ever since Apple launched the iPhone X last year, we have seen a bevy of Android OEMs release smartphones that look very similar to Apple’s offering. However, Motorola is easily going to take the cake with its latest smartphone unveiled in China, the Moto P30. It is the most blatant rip-off of the iPhone X’s design and even puts previous iPhone lookalikes from Xiaomi to shame.
The only distinguishing factor between the Moto P30 and the iPhone X is that the former has a slightly larger chin at the bottom that also houses the Motorola logo. The rear of the device also looks similar to the iPhone X, again except for the Moto logo at the rear which also houses the fingerprint scanner.
The design of the Moto P30 is so similar to the iPhone X that doing a reverse Google image search of the P30 brings up photos of the iPhone X. As if the blatant design rip off was not enough, Motorola’s advertising materials show the P30 with a wallpaper that’s very similar to that of the iPhone X.
Apart from copying the iPhone X’s design, Motorola has also copied Huawei’s twilight paint job for the P30. The rear of the handset in the twilight color looks very similar to Huawei’s P20 Pro.
The Moto P30 is only going to be sold in China for now. It houses a 6.2-inch notched display with a 2.5D curved glass protecting it, a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 chip, 6GB RAM, microSD card slot, 16/5MP dual-camera setup at the rear, 12MP selfie shooter, 3.5mm jack, 3,000mAh battery with fast charging, dual-SIM connectivity, and more. The handset is priced at 2099 yuan (US$ 300) thereby undercutting the iPhone X by a massive margin.
Despite the design rip off and the P30 coming with a notch, Motorola seems to have missed the memo about including face unlock on the device for that complete experience.