Motorola has finally introduced the Edge 30 Ultra in the European market

It is inevitable that it will be a high-end handset that competes fiercely with the “big ones” like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra features a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a little curvature, Full HD+ resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and a maximum stated brightness […]

Motorola has finally introduced the Edge 30 Ultra in the European market

Motorola Edge 30 equipped with 144 Hz refresh rate screen

Edge 30 – Photo courtesy of Motorola

Want an LED display with 144 Hz refresh rate, high quality stereo speakers and dual 50 megapixel camera?

So you will love Motorola’s new smartphone Edge 30.

This phone has a 6.5 inch FHD Plus AMOLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate support.

The stereo speakers are similar to those of Dolby Atmos, while the Snapdragon 778G Plus processor is present in the device.

Motorola Edge 30 will have 8 GB RAM and 128 to 256 GB storage options which will not be augmented.

The Android 12 operating system is part of the phone and is almost the only pure Android system experienced by users of Google’s Pixel phones.

On the back of the phone there is a setup of 3 cameras with a 50 megapixel main camera with 50 megapixel ultra wide and 2 megapixel depth sensor cameras.

Both the 50- and 50-megapixel cameras can record 4K video, while the front has a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

The Edge 30 has a 4020 mAh battery that, according to the company, can last up to a day and a half on normal use.

A 33 watt turbo power charger will be provided with the phone for charging.

Other notable features include 5G support, dual SIM support, dust and splash resistance, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC.

The phone will soon go on sale in Europe, Asia and other regions, including the Middle East, for 450 euros (over 88,000 Pakistani rupees).

Motorola Edge 30 Pro: Top-class competition for Samsung’s pen smartphones

The Motorola Edge 30 competes with the Samsung S22 Ultra with pen support. It is also one of the first smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy S22 Ultra as the unofficial successor to the Note smartphones with a pen. Now it’s getting competition from Motorola. The Edge 30 also comes with pen support and will be available from early March. However, the pen itself will only come onto the market later.

Unlike the S22 Ultra’s pen , the Edge 30 Pro’s doesn’t disappear into the smartphone, instead it finds its place in a folio case. In Germany, the pen and case are not sold in a bundle with the smartphone, but must be purchased separately. While the smartphone, which costs 800 euros, is available now, the folio and pen will have to wait until mid-March. Motorola has not yet announced the price. Since Motorola uses the USI protocol for the stylus, other USI pens should also be able to be used with the Edge 30. Motorola has yet to confirm this.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC Launched in India

Motorola has used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC to provide processing power to the Motorola Edge 30 Pro in India. 

This processor has been specially designed for 5G platform. It is a powerful processor. However, 5G is not available in India. Will the Indian smartphone users pay extra to use their phones in 4G platform? 

Will X65 5G modem-RF System can utilize the full power of 4G network?

The processor has Qualcomm’s 7th Generation powerful AI Engine. This powerful engine will intelligently use the system resources for gaming, wellness, photography and productivity. 

Processor’s 18-bit always on ISP take brilliant and stunning pictures with incredible color and clarity.

Motorola has used a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ OLED display. The display has a fast 144 refresh rate. 

The front of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro sports a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is HDR10+ certified and also uses DC dimming.



The Motorola Edge 30 Pro sports a 6.7-inch AMOLED display
It packs a 4,800mAh battery and supports 68W fast charging



Before I proceed, let’s discuss its price. Motorola has launched the Edge 30 Pro at Rs. 49,999 in India for the lone 8GB RAM, 128GB storage configuration.

This is currently Motorola’s most expensive smartphone in India, and it is clear that the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is an ambitious launch for the company. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro looks premium thanks to its glass sandwich design, but there is a catch. Motorola has used a plastic frame for the Edge 30 Pro, which seems out of place. Metal would have made the phone even heavier, though. At 196g, the Edge 30 Pro already has a noticeable heft.

Motorola has curved the sides of the rear glass which helps you grip the phone better. The camera module blends into the back panel and looks like it has melted on the sides. As a result, this device doesn’t rock about much when placed on a flat surface. The Motorola logo is placed in the centre on the back, and has a glossy finish that helps it stand out.

The Edge 30 Pro has a curved glass back which makes it comfortable to hold
 

The front of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro sports a 6.7-inch, full-HD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is HDR10+ certified and also uses DC dimming. 

The panel has thin borders and a small hole for the 60-megapixel selfie camera. This sensor resolution is among the highest I’ve seen on a smartphone yet for a front camera. Motorola has opted for Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front which is surprising since the back uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There are stereo speakers on the Edge 30 Pro, and the body is IP52 rated to resist light splashes of water.

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro’s fingerprint scanner is embedded into the power button on the right side. I found the position to be higher than ideal for my hands. I would have preferred an in-display fingerprint scanner since that’s the norm for flagship smartphones these days. The volume buttons are further up and require you to shuffle the phone around a bit in order to reach them.

You get Android 12 with Motorola’s My UX customisations on the Edge 30 Pro

 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC powering the Edge 30 Pro is the most powerful smartphone SoC from Qualcomm yet. It will also be powering the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series in India. The Edge 30 Pro can work with 13 5G bands as well as 4G VoLTE. It houses a 4,800mAh battery, and supports 68W fast charging. Motorola has also bundled a 68W charger in the box.

During my short time with the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, it felt super responsive and the high display refresh rate made the overall experience feel fluid. You get Android 12 out of the box, with Motorola’s My UX customisations on top. The company also promises to update the phone till Android 14 which is decent, but is still not as good as the four-year commitment Samsung recently made for its Galaxy S22 series.



The Motorola Edge 30 Pro sports a triple camera setup at the back

 

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a triple camera setup with high-resolution sensors. The primary camera has a 50-megapixel sensor, OIS, and omni-directional PDAF. There’s also a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 114-degree field of view, and the third one is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. I am looking forward to putting these cameras to the test in the full review.

Motorola has launched the Edge 30 Pro priced at Rs. 49,999 in India. This will undercut the Samsung Galaxy S22 and also the iQoo 9 Pro by a big margin. The price is on par with that of the Asus ROG Phone 5s gaming smartphone, which is powered by last year’s Snapdragon 888+. Those looking for the best performance at a reasonable price should find the Edge 30 Pro quite promising, and from what I can tell, Motorola hasn’t cut too many corners. However, I’ll know for sure once I’m done testing the gaming performance, cameras, and software. I’ll also be seeing how well the battery holds up with regular use in the full review, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360.

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Motorola Edge 30 Pro
KEY SPECS NEWS
Display 6.70-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Front Camera 60-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 50-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4800mAh
OS Android 12
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels
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