On 14th of May Motorola launched its new flagship, Motorola Edge+. The device is a true flagship but it still has a few backslashes. The device can still stand straight to all the competitions out there. The description of the device is provided below.
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Motorola Edge Plus Specifications
The Edge+ is the flagship phone of Motorola. With its high-end specifications, the phone is in direct competition with OnePlus 8 series. Let’s deep dive into the detailed specifications of the flagship killer from Motorola.
Motorola Edge+ Design
The all-new Motorola Edge Plus has an all aluminum frame. The 6000 series aluminum body. The toughness of the device is enhanced by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. The device gives an absolute premium feel. The Motorola Edge+ has no IP ratings as such but still has an impressive water repellent design.
The company doesn’t claim any water-resistant which can be a backslash considering other standards of this device. The device comes in two fresh colors, Smokey Sangria and Thunder Grey. The thunder grey although looks more premium than the other one.
Rating - 8/10
The display is one of the major highlights in the device. The display design can be considered a fresh design. With this new Endless Edge display, Motorola wraps about 90° laterally. This is a impressive display yet has some issues (refer to the final impression).
The display stretched 6.7-inches and has very impressive feedback. The resolution of the screen is 2340 x 1080 pixels, FHD+ display unit. The OLED screen has 21:9 aspect ratio with about 95.8% screen to body ratio.
The other amazing display features include HDR10+ and 90Hz refresh rate. The Optical in-display fingerprint sensor is also there. On an overall basis, the display is up to the mark not the display design.
Rating - 8.5/10
Chipset – The processor has no new surprises. Edge+ powers itself from flagship-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The CPU is a 7nm Octa-core processor with the configuration of 1 Kryo 585 [email protected] GHz, 3Kryo 585 [email protected] GHz & 4Kryo 585 [email protected] GHz.
This is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU. The gaming experience on the device will be absolutely amazing. The device can run games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite with ease at almost the highest available settings.
The AI engine can process 15 trillion operations per second which will be a go-to for nearly unbeatable performance.
Memory – The device sports an amazing high-speed RAM. The RAM is a 12GB DDR5 RAM that delivers amazing speed. The internal storage of the device is 256GB which is of UFS 3.0. This memory unit will provide faster bandwidth and on another side a lower battery drain.
UI and other aspects – The other aspects of the device like UI are also good and up to the mark. The device runs on Android 10 and has its custom UI, Motorola My UX. The UI has very little bloatware and delivers a smooth lag-free experience. The Motorola Edge+ has all required sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Sensor Hub, Fingerprint reader, and Barometer. It works on 5G NR mmWave + Sub-6GHz connectivity.
Rating - 10/10
Front – The front camera is placed on the screen as a punch-hole camera. It is a 25MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of ƒ/2.0 and 0.9μm pixels. It also has Quad Pixel technology for 1.8um. The selfies are not the most impressive ones but, yes, they match the current flagship standards.
Rear – The rear panel has a triple-camera setup. The Main camera is 108MP wide-angle lens (ƒ/1.8, 0.8μm pixels), it has a Telephoto lens of 8MP (ƒ/2.4, 1.0μm pixels, 3x optical zoom) and lastly one Ultra-wide/Macro Lens of 16MP(ƒ/2.2, 1.0μm pixels). There is OIS available in the main unit and the Telephoto one.
The camera outputs are on Par. The Ultra-wide has a field of vision of 117 degrees. There is also the availability of 10X digital zoom which is not up to mark. The camera software is amazing. The software is very user-friendly and gives the user access to many modes with ease. There is also a Time of flight sensor available which is like icing on the cake.
Videography – The front has FHD recording(30fps), HD ability(30fps) and surprising Slow-motion FHD(120fps) and HD (240fps). The surprising slo-mo on the front is definitely a strong point going against competitions. The rear has the support of 6K UHD (30fps), UHD (30fps), FHD (60/30fps) and HD (30fps).
The Slow motion FHD (120fps). Rear ultra-wide-angle camera supports UHD (30fps),FHD (30/60fps) and HD (30fps). Lastly, the Rear telephoto camera records FHD (30fps) and HD (30fps). On an overall basis, the cameras are up to the mark and will hold tight against the competition.
Rating - 9/10
The battery has always been a stronghold for Motorola. The battery this time is 5,000 mAh. The device supports 18W TurboPower charge, 15W Wireless charging and 5W Wireless power-sharing(reverse wireless power charging).
The wired charging is a USC Type-C support. The battery life is expected to be approximately 2 days or roughly 1.5 days which is amazing.
Motorola Edge+ Price
The device has only one variant available 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. This is tagged at Rs. 74,999 and is available on Flipkart as of now.
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On firstly moving to backslashes of the device, there is a lack of IP certification. At this robust price of around Rs.74,999, there should be proper water and dust resistance for the device. Secondly, the device has a curved glass at very aggressive angles. Not every app is optimized for those curved panels on sides, but anyhow this can also be tackled by software updates.
Other than this, there is only one version available for the device, whereas the current flagship standards needed at least 2 variants on the go. Else, there are no downsides as such.
On coming to up-scaled parts, the device is a performance beast. The DDR5 RAM is top-notched and will be able to handle tasks very easily. The SoC is also top-class, providing seamless performance. The AnTuTu score of 585989 is quite impressive.
The rear cameras are also very good in performance. There is also fresh support of slo-mo on the front camera. The battery pack is also huge and able to deliver power all day long, in addition to that, there is also the support of the fast charge. The device also has a very amazing display output, the colors are punchy and up to the mark.
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