- The Motorola Edge series marks the return of Motorola in the flagship phone space.
- The Edge+ uses the Snapdragon 865 chipset and a 108-megapixel camera.
- The Edge uses a Snapdragon 765G chipset.
Motorola has been almost absent from the smartphone market for a while. Yes, they launched some impressive affordable smartphones last year and hyped us all with its Razr, but the Motorola we knew for coming up with stunning mainstream smartphones has been long gone. Not anymore though as Motorola is back in the business of making exciting phones and the Edge series is a new start for the brand.
The new Edge series marks Motorola's return to the space where its Moto Z lineup once grabbed eyeballs. Of course, this time Motorola is sticking to the market trends instead of creating its own. One look at the specifications sheet and it is clear that Motorola is coming for OnePlus, Samsung and Apple in the premium smartphone tier.
Motorola Edge, Edge+ specifications:
Display: Both have 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED displays with 3D curved edges and punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The refresh rate stands at 90Hz.
Chipset: The Edge uses the Snapdragon 765 chipset whereas the Edge Plus uses the Snapdragon 865. Both of them support 5G.
RAM: You get 6GB RAM on the Edge and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM on the Edge+.
Storage: There's 128GB onboard the Edge and 256GB UFS 3.0 onboard the Edge+.
Front camera: There's a 25-megapixel camera sitting at the front.
Rear camera: For the Edge, there's a 64-megapixel main camera assisted by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera.
The Edge+ bumps up the main camera to a 108-megapixel unit with OIS assistance.
Battery: The Edge gets a 4500mAh unit with support for 18W fast charging. The Edge+ relies on a 5000mAh battery, gets support for 18W fast wired charging, 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging.
OS: Stock Android 10 with Moto additions, as usual.
Motorola Edge series features:
-The Edge series gets as standard a 90Hz curved AMOLED display. The curved edges are similar to Vivo's waterfall display. That said, there are buttons for volume adjustment and power. The display even has a fingerprint sensor built-in.
-While both phones support 5G, the Edge+ is the one that gets the Snapdragon 865. This is after a long time that Motorola is launching a phone with the highest-end Qualcomm chip. The Snapdragon 865 has been in use in several flagship phones this year, including the OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung S20 (US version).
-The Edge+ also makes use of the 108-megapixel camera that relies on pixel binning to get 27-megapixel high-quality photos. Other phones with a 108-megapixel camera include the Samsung S20 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G.
-The Edge series is the only flagship series in the market right now that offers a stock Android interface. Both the phones are on Android 10 and will be updated to Android 11 when it becomes available.
-The Edge and Edge+ are the only premium phones this year to come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both of them also get stereo speakers.
-Even though the phone has a stock Android interface, Motorola has built in a My UX app that lets users customise fonts as well as icons and colour themes. The Moto app also lets users customise the Edge functions. You can customise the edge button as a shortcut for a function or an app. Gamers can also have virtual shoulder triggers in supported games.
Motorola Edge, Edge+ prices:
The standard Motorola Edge is yet to carry a price tag but it will be available later in the summer in only a single variant. The Edge+ also gets one variant and you have to spend $999 for it.
Motorola will announce the Edge+ for the Indian market too but the local prices will be different and we will have to wait for the company to announce it officially.