After two years without launching a high-end high-end mobile on the market (with the exception of the Razr, which is foldable), Motorola is betting again on this category with its new Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge +. As the name suggests, the Motorola Edge is the more “modest” device, in quotes, while the Motorola Edge + is a top of the line in its own right.

The two devices are very similar on the outside, to the point that they share the dimensions and size of their screen. The differences are inside, because the Motorola Edge has a Snapdragon 765G and the Motorola Edge + goes up to the Snapdragon 865, and in the camera. They both have a curved screen with 90Hz refresh rate and four rear cameras, highlighting the Edge +, which has a resolution of 108 megapixels. After making the presentations, we will get to know them better.


Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge + data sheet

MOTOROLA EDGE

MOTOROLA EDGE +

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

161,64 x 71,1 x 9,3 mm
188 grams

161,1 x 71,4 x 9,6 mm
203 grams

DISPLAY

6.7 pouces OLED
FullHD + resolution
Refresh rate: 90Hz
Aspect 21: 9
Curve

6.7 pouces OLED
FullHD + resolution
HDR10 +
Refresh rate: 90Hz
Aspect 21: 9
Curve

PROCESSOR

Snapdragon 765G
Adreno 620 GPU

Snapdragon 865
Adreno 650 GPU

RAM MEMORY

4/6 Go

12GB LPDDR5

INTERNAL STORAGE

128 GB expandable with microSD cards

256 Go UFS 3.0

REAR CAMERA

64 MP f / 1.8
Ultra grand angle (117º) 16 MP f / 2.2
8 MP f / 2.4 telephoto lens (2x optical zoom)
Cool

108 MP f / 1.8 OIS
Ultra grand angle / 117º) 16 MP f / 2.2
8 MP f / 2.4 OIS telephoto lens (3x optical zoom)
Cool
6K @ 30FPS video

FRONT CAMERA

25 MP f / 2.0

25 MP f / 2.0

DRUMS

4500 mAh
18W fast charge

5000 mAh
18W fast charge
15W wireless charging

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android 10 with My UX

Android 10 with My UX

CONNECTIVITY

5G
4G
GPS
USB Type-C
WiFi ac
NFC
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual SIM

5G
4G
GPS
USB Type-C
WiFi 6
NFC
Bluetooth 5.1

OTHER

Headphone socket
IP54
Rear fingerprint reader

Headphone socket
Rear fingerprint reader

PRICE

699 euros

Determine

Adding curves to the screen

On the left the Motorola Edge, on the right the Motorola Edge +.

We start by going over the aesthetic section. The Motorola Edge will be available in Solar Black and Midnight Magenta, while the Motorola Edge + will arrive in Smoky Sangria and Thunder Gray. These are quite long devices, following the line of some models in the Moto One lineup, and the sides have been curved both at the back and at the screen.

We’ll talk about the screen later, but before we stop at the back. In both cases we have cameras placed in the upper left corner, but in the Moto Edge they are integrated into the chassis itself, and in the Edge + model, three were placed in a module and a fourth just to the right, with the LED flash. The fingerprint reader has been retained on the Motorola logo, instead of taking it under the screen.


Display

As distinctive elements in the design, we have a headphone jack in both models and, in the case of the Edge, IP54 certified against water and dust. In the Motorola Edge +, they didn’t mention that it has such strength, but it has a water-repellent design, without further details. In both devices, the charging port is USB Type C.


Screen 2

And now yes, let’s talk about the panel. It’s the same for both, but with a slight difference. The screen is a 6.7-inch OLED with FullHD + resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It was curved on the sides, as we have seen in other devices, and the internal chamber was arranged in a hole in the upper left. The panel is similar in both models, except the Motorola Edge + is compatible with HDR10 +.

The latest from Qualcomm and up to 12 GB of RAM

Motorola Edge Performance Motorola Edge.

Seen from the outside, we will see them from the inside. The standard Motorola Edge mounts the Snapdragon 765G processor alongside it quatre or six Go RAM and 128 GB of expandable internal storage. The Plus model, meanwhile, has the Snapdragon 865 and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB internal UFS 3.0 storage it cannot be developed. Both processors are compatible with 5G NSA and SA networks, i.e. current and future networks.

There are also differences in the battery, which is 4,500 mAh on the Motorola Edge and 5,000 mAh on the Motorola Edge +. In both cases, the 18W fast charge is retained, although the Plus model also has 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. The operating system is Android 10 with My UX, a new Motorola personalization layer that continues to build on Android Puro, but adds “motorcycle actions” and lets you configure display actions on the edges of the screen (Edge Touch).

In terms of connectivity, both models are well served. It has WiFi (ac on Motorola Edge, WiFi 6 on Edge +), 5G, 4G, NFC, GPS and FM radio. On the sound side, Motorola has focused on its live stereo speakers which they believe can provide a more immersive experience.

Four cameras and up to 108 megapixels for Edge +

Cameras On the left the Motorola Edge, on the right the Motorola Edge +.

We finish talking about the photographic section. Both Motorola Edges have four rear cameras, but the Plus model takes the cake in terms of resolution. The Motorola Edge has a 64-megapixel main sensor with an f / 1.8 aperture, 0.8 micron pixels, and a 1 / 1.72 inch sensor, though it will use Quad Pixel technology to take efficient 16-megapixel photos.

The Motorola Edge +, meanwhile, has a 108 megapixel main sensor f / 1.8 which in practice will take 27 megapixel photos using pixel combination technology. This is a sensor with 0.8 micron pixels and the size of 1 / 1.33 inches. It has optical image stabilization, EIS, and is capable of recording 6K and 4K video at 30 frames per second. Speaking of video, you can record videos with wide angle and telephoto.

And so far the differences, because the rest of the cameras are almost the same. The main sensors are accompanied by a wide angle with 117º field of view and 16 megapixel resolution it will also act as a macro sensor. The telephoto lens is eight megapixels in both cases, but on the Motorola Edge it only allows up to two optical zoom magnifications and on the Motorola Edge + up to three magnifications. The fourth sensor is a Flight time to help take portraits.

Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge + versions and prices

Versions and prices Motorola Edge +.

The Motorola Edge will be available in Solar Black and Midnight Magenta, while the Motorola Edge + will be available in Smokey Sangria and Thunder Gray. The Motorola Edge will be the first to release in Italy in May for the price of 699 euros and will be launched in Europe in the coming weeks. Over the following months, teams from Latin America and Asia-Pacific will reach the markets. He will arrive in the United States later. Pricing for the Motorola Edge +, as of yet, has not been announced.

Source: Engadget