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Review Motorola Edge 30: lots of power and some misconceptions

by Janes

Motorola started 2022 with the controversial Edge 30 Pro to rival the Galaxy S22 line. Four months after the flagship’s launch, it’s now time to focus efforts on edge 30, a mid-range handset that may be an alternative for those who couldn’t invest in the Pro model. The company still delivers a balanced technical data sheet that tends to please those who require a lot of the phone.

On the front, the panel is 6.5-inch OLED. Behind, there is a triple photographic set with the main 50 megapixel, while inside the processor that equips it is the Snapdragon 778G+ 5G. Is the Motorola Edge 30 a good investment? I tested the product for a few days and share my review in the next few minutes.

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The Edge 30 was provided by Motorola on loan and will be returned to the company after testing. For more information, visit tecnoblog.net/etica.

Particularly, I find the visual language of the Edge 30 line very curious. When I took the 30 Pro for the first time, its finish immediately referred me to the Moto G line.

But then we arrived on the Edge 30, device that is below the Pro model and that has much more beautiful and refined design. Motorola has really paid special attention in this area. A good example of this is that they constantly reinforce that this is the thinnest 5G smartphone in the world; are only 6.79 mm thick.

The phone is not only thin, but also very light, recording 155 grams. This, of course, sparks an important alert for autonomy, because fineness does not always match powerful battery, due to physical limitations, but we will explore this further.

Back in design, the Edge 30 promotes comfort, it is ergonomic and fits quietly in the pants pocket without generating weight. The construction is entirely plastic, but the material used has a premium feel, which is very positive.

However, again Motorola is wrong to ignore the non-existent water and dust protection here. The Galaxy A53 5G, which is cheaper, already offers IP67.

The screen of this smartphone is very similar to that of the 30 Pro and the main difference is in size. While the most expensive brother is 6.7 inches, the Edge 30 has 6.5″ with the same high-end strengths. I’m talking about OLED panel, Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels), not 120 Hz, but 144 Hz for greater fluidity while browsing.

It’s really an excellent display, but the company leaves to be desired in brightness, a negative point that I also identified in the Pro. Even in a closed place, with no incidence of direct sunlight, it is very difficult to see the content with brightness between 50% and 60%. Throughout the evaluation period, I preferred to leave close to 100%.

Despite this, the experience of reading, watching movies and series, and playing on Edge 30 is satisfying. The setting is impeccable, the beautiful contrasts of the OLED are very visible and the fluidity promoted by the 144 Hz is very generous. Under the display, Motorola included the digital reader, which is responsive even with the screen off.

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