Motorola Edge 30 is Motorola’s latest offering in the upper mid-range smartphone market. With the Edge 30, Motorola has launched the world’s slimmest phone in the smartphone market. In terms of design, the Motorola Edge 30 looks better than its premium sibling Motorola Edge 30 pro. Reportedly, Motorola offers several features in its latest offerings. Let us see whether the world’s slimmest phone performs the way it has been claimed to.
An Overview of the Motorola Edge 30
As the world’s slimmest phone, the Motorola Edge 30 is also the first smartphone to house 778G+ (the fastest offering of 700 series chips). Packed with powerful performance, the Edge 30 comes with an insanely fast 144Hz refresh rate.
Motorola Edge 30 comes in two variants (6GB+128GB, and 8GB+128GB) as well as two different colors (Arora Blue and Meteor Grey). Along with its bright pOLED display, the phone is powered by Android 12. The spec sheet of Motorola Edge 30 is fully decked out. Let’s see whether the phone performs as the spec sheet claims to.
1. Specifications of Motorola Edge 30
|Motorola Edge 30 Specification|
|Software||Moto UI on Android 12|
|Display||6.5in F-HD+ 10-Bit pOLED with 144Hz refresh rate|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 24000 pixels|
|Dimensions||159 x 74.2 x 6.8mm|
|Processor||Snapdragon 778+ 5G|
|RAM||6GB And 8GB|
|Main Camera setup||50MP+50MP+2MP|
2. Price Range of the Motorola Edge 30
Being a mid-range smartphone, Motorola Edge 30 will not make holes in your pocket. The pricing varies as per the storage options. You can avail the smartphone in the following two price range:
- 6GB RAM + 128 GB ROM is priced at 27,999/-
- 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM is priced at 29,999/-
Motorola Edge 30 Software
Motorola is known for its near-stock Android feel and its Edge 30 is no exception. The Edge 30 is clean bloatware free with a near-stock android feel and the phone comes with Android 12 out of the box.
Being near-stock android with minimum bloat puts a lot less stress on RAM and on the processor which eventually increases the snappiness of the phone. Moto apps that are built-in provide access to themes, gestures, and visual adjustment, and also guide on how to use various features.
Design and Display of Motorola Edge 30
Motorola 30 Edge has a simple and minimalist design. Being the slimmest and lightest phone in the world, it has a thickness of 6.79 mm and weighs only 155g, and is available in two colors. Its streamlined design makes it comfortable for you to hold the phone in hand.
Speaking of its display, Motorola Edge 30 is packed with a 2400X1080p 6.5-inch F-HD+ display that supports HDR10+ and has a 144Hz refresh rate, with an aspect ratio of 20:9. With a 10bit pOLED display, it can showcase upto 1 billion colors that makes it vibrant and colorful with a peak brightness of 500nits.
The display does not lag due to a higher refresh rate and works perfectly without lagging. However, it increases the battery drainage. For better battery life you can use the auto refresh rate, and for the fixed refresh rate, you have two options that are 60Hz and 144Hz. The 10-bit display offers a great experience of watching media content. Additionally, Edge 30’s Widevine L1 enables you to watch FHD+ content from all OTT platforms.
The front display is protected by corning gorilla glass 3, while the body and back are PMMA or Polymethyl Methacrylate (a plastic substitute for glass). With a triple camera setup and a glossy hosing, you can find Moto’s branding at the bottom with the symbol in the middle. The entire back of the phone is frosted. However, the camera housing pultrudes a little which makes it wobble on a flat surface.
On the front, you will also find a hole-punch on the top along with the selfie camera, and at the bottom, you can find the in-display fingerprint scanner. Interestingly, the Edge 30 is the first mid-range phone by Motorola to have an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Battery Life of Motorola Edge 30
Motorola Edge 30 comes with a 4020 mAh battery. With a charging speed of 33W that is included with the box, you can charge your smartphone super-fast with the Motorola turbo charger. That means your phone can go from having 0% to 50% in just 25 minutes! The battery percentage takes a little more than 60 minutes to become 100%.
However, being the slimmest smartphone in the world takes a blow on the battery life of the Edge 30. This is because 4020 mAh battery is not enough for today’s standard. Nevertheless, the Snapdragon 778+ comes to the rescue here by optimizing the battery consumption and thus, making the smartphone last a full day on light usage. In case of heavy usage, you might have to charge the phone twice a day. Although Motorola could have packed a bigger battery, the 6.8mm thickness, however, cannot house a bigger battery.
Camera of the Motorola Edge 30
Motorola Edge 30 houses a triple camera setup with
- a 50Mp main camera,
- a 50Mp Ultra-wide camera, and
- a 2Mp depth sensor.
The main camera also has optical image stabilization and can help you take some really good shots with natural color tones. The ultra-wide sensor captures decent images but where it shines is microphotography. And yes, the ultra-wide camera on Motorola Edge 30 doubles as a micro-lens as well. After a long time, Motorola has changed the camera app UI. As always, Moto’s camera app UI is simple and loaded with features to help you to capture awesome photos.
Speaking of the front camera, Motorola Edge 30 has a 32Mp selfie camera. Thus, you can click great pictures with good contrasts under good lighting conditions. However, Edge 30’s selfie camera is sensitive to motion blur. Thus, in low lighting conditions, you will need a steady hand. Although the portrait mode is okay and captures good pictures, it struggles to distinguish between object and background.
Speaking of Motorola Edge 30’s video capturing qualities, you can shoot 4k videos at 30 fps, 1080p videos at 30/60/120 fps, and 720p videos at 960fps. Edge 30 also supports HDR10 with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).
Motorola Edge 30: The Pros and Cons
|144Hz refresh rate Display|
|13 5G Bands|
|Snapdragon 778+ Chipset|
|6.8 mm thick slimmest smartphone|
|Good Camera Setup|
|Clean UI with No Ads|
|No 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|No SD-card slot|
|Front Camera needs Improvement|
|Small Battery Size|
|Frame & Back is Made out of Plastic|
Our Final Verdict
Motorola Edge 30 is not the perfect phone. But it is in not a bad phone either. Although it has its own strengths and weaknesses, it is entirely upto you how you choose to use the phone.
Motorola Edge 30 is best suitable for you if you
- Don’t want a smartphone for heavy use
- Don’t mind the small battery life
- Want a smartphone for 3-4 hours of daily usage
However, if you’re looking for a smartphone for heavy usage of 5-6 hours a day, there are various options available in the market that offer a better battery life.
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