In been a few years, since Motorola played in flagship space. Motorola for the past couple of years had been focusing more on affordable phones. The phone manufacturer famous for its Moto Razr phone has also gained popularity in the affordable phone segment. It’s G, One, E and Z series are all relatively affordable phones and are quite popular. Since there were no flagship phones from the company for a while, everyone including the competitors seemed to think Motorola is out of the flagship segment now. But, Motorola wanting to prove them wrong, has brought its A-game and launched a new series of phone worthy of flagship title.
Motorola Edge series, the newest smartphone line from Motorola was launched on April 22, 2020. The series includes two devices, vanilla Motorola Edge and its bigger brother Motorola Edge Plus. Among the two devices, Motorola Edge Plus is worthy of the flagship title and can compete with the likes of Samsung S20 series. And in this article, we will be talking about the same.
Motorola EdgePlus Design and Display
Starting with the design of the phone, Motorola Edge Plus has a glass sandwich design with glass on the front and back and frame in the middle. The right side of the phone sports a volume rocker switch and phone unlock switch. On the bottom, right at the center is a USB Type-C for charging/connectivity, and just to the sides are a SIM card slot and speaker. Talking about the speakers, the speaker found on the bottom is not the only. The earpiece on the top acts like a speaker when playing contents, making the phone a stereo phone. Another important feature that the phone has, which many others nowadays don’t, is the 3.5mm audio jack. Motorola Edge Plus comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and is placed at the top of the phone.
Coming to the display, the Motorola Edge Plus sports a 6.7-inch display with a tall aspect ratio of 21:9. As for the resolution, the device comes with a 1080 x 2340 pixels and features a higher refresh rate of 90hz. The higher refresh rate will make the contents smoother and give a better viewing experience. If the user wants to get a better battery experience than a higher refresh rate, they can also switch to normal 60hz refresh as well.
There is more, the panel used in the phone is an Edge display, hence the name of the phone. The edge display used in the phone is not very extraordinary but features implemented by the company make it one. The phone when placed face down will light up when there are notifications, calls, or alarms, alerting the users. The edge of the phone also has virtual shoulder buttons for playing games, that require those additional buttons. Tap feature is also present for the edge display, which either allows the phone to turn on/off the edge display or go back to the previous app. Lastly, the display also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, for keeping the device secure.
Motorola Edge Plus Cameras
As for the cameras, Motorola Edge Plus features one of the best camera sensors available right now. It seems like, Motorola has collected the best specs from all the latest smartphones and has integrated into one, making the Edge Plus monstrous of a phone. If this is what Frankenstein monster looks like, competitors should be very scared right now.
The device sports a 108MP f/1.8, wide sensor as its primary camera which supports pixel binning technology. Using the pixel binning tech, the Edge Plus is capable of taking 27MP high-quality images. Accompanying the main sensor are three secondary cameras; 8MP, f/2.4, 81mm telephoto sensor, 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm ultrawide snapper, and a 3D TOF depth sensor. The telephoto sensor is capable of up to 3X optical zoom. The phone is also capable of recording videos of up to 6K@60fps or a normal 1080p@30/60fps videos. For the selfie, there is a 25MP f/2.0 camera placed inside a punch-hole situated at the top left side of the display.
Performance, Software, and Battery
Powering the device is the latest, most powerful processor by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The phone also comes with an impressive 12GB of RAM and 256GB fast UFS3.0 internal storage. The card slot for storage expansion is absent from the device. Moving forward, taking care of the graphics is the Adreno 650 chip and the phone is also 5G ready. The company claims the phone to be one of the fastest users can get in the market and works on both sub-6 as well as mmWave frequencies.
The Edge Plus runs on Android 10 out of the box with no skins on top. For battery, the devices come with a massive 5000mAh cell and is said to have good battery life. With this impressive battery, the phone is expected to last up to 2 days in a single charge. The battery also supports 15W Fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. Additional features of the phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax support, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer.
Motorola Edge Plus Key Specs
|Release Date||April 22, 2020|
|Display||6.7 inches AMOLED display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+), Adreno 650|
|Memory||256GB 12GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||108 MP, f/1.8, (wide) +
8 MP, f/2.4, 81mm (telephoto) +16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)+ TOF 3D (depth sensor)
|Selfie Camera||25 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm|
|Battery||5000 mAh battery, Fast charging 15W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 5W
|Colors||Smokey Sangria, Thunder Grey|
|Miscellaneous||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Bluetooth 5.1, 5G connectivity|
|Motorola Edge Plus Price in Nepal||~ NPR. 1,20,000|
Motorola Edge Plus Pricing
Finally coming to the pricing, the Motorola Edge Plus is priced at $999 in the U.S. and is Verizon exclusive right now. Meaning there is no unlocked version available outside the U.S. The phone is expected to be launched in other parts of the world as well. But there is no information on the exact launch date and places to be launched yet. We will update this article as soon as the phone gets released in other parts of the world as well as the pricing. If the phone gets launched in Nepal, we expect the Motorola Edge Plus price in Nepal to be around NPR. 1,20,000. The Motorola Edge Plus will be available in two color variants: Smokey Sangria, Thunder Grey.
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