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Motorola is known to launch smartphones that target mid-range customers. However, this giant tech company seems to be changing a philosophy that it has held for a long time. This year, Motorola has decided to go a notch higher by venturing into the high-end phone market, which is currently dominated by giant companies like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.
Motorola has launched Motorola edge+, which is the first high-end phone since the launch of Moto Z2. The Motorola edge+ is set to be its first flagship smartphone with a higher price tag. This phone has features that you would find in high-end phones from Huawei, Xiaomi, Oneplus, Samsung and iPhone including 5G connectivity, curved edge AMOLED screen, QUALCOMM snapdragon processor, and much more.
The anticipated launch of Motorola edge plus not only shows that this firm is still on top of the game, but it also demonstrates that the company has what it takes to compete with other companies that have dominated the high-end market. In this review, we are going to tell you everything about the Motorola edge+, including its features, price, and release date.
Motorola edge+ features
• 6.7 inches with 3D curved OLED display
• 90Hz refresh rate
• Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels)
• 19:5:9 aspect ratio with 385 PPI
• Punch hole cut out for selfie camera.
Motorola is known to manufacture smartphones with unique designs, and this one is no exception. Motorola edge plus features a large 6.7-inch OLED panel with 3D curving along the right and left edges. The display has a Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340) with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 385 PPI density. The panel is HDR10 certified and has a 90Hz refresh rate.
The narrow design makes it easy to hold the phone in one hand. The curved edges that this phone boasts of is similar to Vivo’s waterfall display. The smartphone has a built-in fingerprint sensor and buttons for power and volume adjustment on the upper left side.
The fingerprint sensor that it features is by far more accurate than those found in high-end smartphones within its price range. The side frames are made of aluminum metal while the back is made of glass with a fantastic gradient finish. The finish is a bit slippery but feels good on hand. It also has a punch hole cut out for selfie camera Motorola edge+ is a true definition of a premium grade smartphone.
When it comes to waterproofing, Motorola edge plus is not technically certified IP68 for protection against water and dust, but the company says that it believes that multiple tests that they have conducted match the IP68 specification. However, the company decided not to get certification because it would make the phone even more expensive, which is something that the company was keen to avoid.
The IP68 rating that the smartphone boasts of means that it can comfortably sit in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without letting water in. The Motorola edge+ measures 161.1 x 71.4 x 9.6 mm and weight 203 grams. It features Type C port and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom side of the phone. This earphone also features a set of stereo speakers that are clear, loud, and powerful.
Software, hardware, and performance
• Supports 5G
• QUALCOMM snapdragon 865 SoC which is paired with Adreno 650 GPU
• 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 Storage
• My UX customization features
• Premium tier software update support
• Runs on Android 10
Motorola edge+ is powered by the QUALCOMM snapdragon 865 SoC, which is paired with Adreno 650 GPU. This powerful chipset can handle anything that you throw at this phone, including massive expansive 3D games like the Arena of Valor and powerful video editing apps. If you are a game lover, then this is the right smartphone for you.
This chipset is the best used in an android phone. The new chipset Motorola edge+ features provide 45% faster CPU processing speed and up to 20% faster GPU processing than the previous snapdragon 855 processor that Samsung S10 plus uses. The Motorola edge+ runs on android 10 (will be updated to android 11 when it is available), which is more functional and aesthetically pleasing than the previous android versions.
The powerful chipset that this phone feature is supported with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of storage which sufficient to help you store anything you want without worrying that space will run out. Just like other high-end smartphones, Motorola edge+ does not support micro SD cards.
For the first time, Motorola has equipped its smartphone with new customization features known as “My UX.” This new feature will debut on the Motorola edge+, and it gives users out of the box controls for changing things like accent colors, apps icons, font, and much more. Motorola has also promised premium tier software update support for Motorola edge+ users. This smartphone also supports 5G. In fact, the manufacturer has said that Motorola edge+ will be the fastest phone on earth with download speeds of up to 4.2Gbps.
• 108MP primary sensor assisted by 8MP optically zoomed telephoto sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
• 25MP front-facing camera
• Up to 6K UHD at 30fps
If you love a phone with a powerful camera, then the Motorola edge+ will not disappoint you. If you compare the quality of the camera that this phone is equipped with other high-end phones within its price range, then you will quickly notice that Motorola edge+ is by far much superior.
Now let’s go into details. Motorola edge+ features a robust triple-lens back camera tray that comprises of a 108 MP primary sensor with a variable aperture of f/1.8 and 8 MP optically zoomed telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 16 MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, features a 25 MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. The ultra-wide sensor takes dramatic looking photos while the live focus effects allow you to play with portraits for better picture quality. The dedicated neural processing unit and the AI can detect over 30 different subjects.
Motorola edge+ primary camera can shoot 6K (UHD), FHD (60/30fps), HD (30fps) and slow motions FHD (120fps). It is an ideal phone to choose if you are looking for a phone with a high-quality camera with amazing zoom capabilities.
Battery and extras
Motorola edge+ is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery that can last for up to 16 hours if you perform light tasks such as browsing, texting, and calling. The battery can last for up to 5 hours when gaming. The fact that this smartphone is equipped with a powerful battery means that you don’t have to worry about charging it all the time, as it is usually the case with other high-end phones. 18W Type C fast charger refills the battery in as little as two hours.
Additional charging options include USB power delivery, 5W reverse wireless charging, and 15W PMA wireless charging.
Motorola edge+ Pros
· Superb camera
· Amazing sleek design with detailed finish
· Excellent battery life
· Fast charger
· In-screen fingerprint sensor
· Excellent screen to boy ratio
· High-speed performance
Motorola edge+ release date and price
Now that you know all incredible features that this phone is equipped with, the next big question that you are probably asking yourself right now is when will this phone be launched officially, and what price will it retail at?
Currently, there are so many rumors surrounding the Motorola edge+ launch data. Below is a brief history of the build-up to its launch.
25th February 2020- the company announced the launch of Motorola edge+ and revealed its key features, including the 5G with up to 4.2Gbps, making it the fastest phone on earth.
06th March 2020 the company reveals Motorola edge+ amazing waterfall display
07th March 2020, the company shared detailed of Motorola edge+ camera on Twitter
17th March 2020 details of the phone color are revealed. The company notifies the public that the phone will be available in two different colors and gives the public a sneak peek of how the new smartphone will look.
14th April 2020: the company announces the Motorola edge+ launch event. The company made the big news that Motorola edge+ and the sub flagship, Moto edge, will both be launched on 22nd April 2020.
22nd April 2020- the company moves the launching date to 14th May 2020. The decision was made due to the current pandemic facing the world.
So when should you expect Motorola edge+ to hit the market?
If the company does not make further changes on launching date, then Motorola edge+ is expected to hit the market on 14th May 2020. This phone is expected to retail at $1294 or €1199.
Motorola edge+ is a powerful phone with many amazing features that most high-end phones currently on the market don’t have. The most outstanding features that this phone boast includes 5G connectivity with download speeds of up to 4.2Gbps, 6.7 inch with 3D curved OLED display, QUALCOMM snapdragon 865 chipset, superb camera, sleek design, and excellent battery life.
There is no doubt that Motorola edge+ will give other high-end phones that are currently retailing on the market a run for their money. Even though we have to wait until the phone to hit the market to analyze its performance and do a detailed review, the information that the company has shared regarding the phone’s specs clearly shows that Motorola edge+ will take over the high-end smartphone market.