Motorola Edge Review : The New Breed from Motorola

by MD News Desk May 20, 2020

The Good

Large and curvy OLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate and small cutout

The Bad

No HDR10 for the display, no 1080p streaming support

The Bottom Line

Stereo speakers with excellent audio quality

8out of 10


  • Display6.7 inches
  • Rear Camera64 MP/8 MP/16 MP
  • Front Camera25 MP
  • ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • Resolution1080 x 2340
  • RAM4GB/6GB
  • Operating SystemAndroid 10
  • Storage128 GB
  • Battery4,500 mAh
  • WaterproofYes
  • Dual SimYes
  • Quick ChargingYes


The structure of the Motorola Edge is one of the telephone’s features, and the explanation is self-evident. The angled screen is a remarkable treat, particularly with that high-balance OLED board with 90Hz revive rate. 

Without a doubt, simply take a gander at the precarious inclines on the more drawn out sides of the screen – they go most of the way around the sides until the dainty aluminum outline stops this. Also, it is lovely, modern even, despite the fact that we’ve just observed such cascade like OLEDs on enough leader gadgets. 

We don’t know whether these will be some tea, particularly with the shadowy impact around these edges, yet perhaps the restless ness will be the defining moment for making the Edge a smash hit. 

Anyway, the Edge’s presentation is edge-to-edge, while the top and base bezels are somewhat insignificant by the present principles. There is a punch-gap pattern for the 25MP selfie camera, however it is little and more often than not doesn’t hinder anything.

The screen is secured by appropriately bended Gorilla Glass 5 by Corning, and it feels to be sure solid in spite of the shape. 

The earpiece, which additionally serves as a speaker, takes cover behind one extremely dainty grille over the screen. 

Then, under the OLED, imperceptible to the unaided eye, is an optical unique mark scanner. It works entirely quick and is exact, so we have no bad things to say at all. 

The rear of the Motorola Edge is nearly as stunning as the front, however it isn’t made of glass. However, on the off chance that we didn’t ruin that for you, it would have been extremely difficult to tell it is plastic. 

What’s more, it is one pleasantly made bit of plastic, Dark Blue as our own or there will be consequences, appearing as though the dark and the blue hues liquefied together, with a spot of stardust.

Before we check out the aluminum outline, here is something fascinating. The Motorola Edge can be left standing up on its base side and it will be totally still. The edge is level around the top and base, while the Edge has its internals with a decent weight balance, thus you can do that. It doesn’t make a difference much, yet it’s very uncommon nowadays for a telephone to be equipped for that, so we needed to offer the Edge our virtual go-ahead. 

Presently, about that outline. It is painted in a similar dim blue tone as the back board and as we said – it is for the most part level around the top and base. 

The SIM plate is at the highest point of the Edge, and it has a committed microSD space – something that is altogether missing on the Edge+. 

The Motorola Edge estimates 161.6 x 71.1 x 9.3 mm – about ideal for a 6.7-incher, regardless of whether somewhat thicker. Of course, it comes with a sizable battery so we won’t hold the thickness against the Edge. The telephone weighs 188g, additionally in accordance with the size and battery. 

Anyway, the Motorola Edge can surely go for a leader, regardless of whether it is focused on the mid-go fragment. It has the looks, the materials, and the screen, while the sprinkle obstruction (IP52-confirmed) is refreshing as usual.


The Motorola Edge packs a 6.7″ OLED screen with bended long sides. It has a little punch-gap pattern around the upper left corner clearing a path for the selfie camera. The board is secured by a likewise bended Gorilla Glass 5. 

The screen is of expanded Full HD goals – 2,340 x 1,080 pixels or 385ppi. It bolsters high invigorate rate – 90 Hz – and you can pick between 60Hz, 90Hz, and Auto switch. 

The absence of HDR10 support is a glaring exclusion however. The Edge+ and Edge were thought to have similar boards but then HDR10 isn’t upheld on the vanilla Edge. More awful, despite the fact that the Edge supports Widevine L1 (according to DRM Info), Netflix and Amazon Prime remember it as L3 gadget meaning you will have the option to watch SD content as it were. 

In this way, in every way that really matters Netflix and Prime Video will convey SD substance to your Motorola Edge, in any event for the present. We do trust things improve through an update later on, however. 

We estimated most extreme brilliance of 416 nits when utilizing the splendor scrubber physically. At the point when the screen utilizes Adaptive Brightness it can illuminate as high as 595 nits. Strangely, the daylight help is accessible just for the 90Hz invigorate rate, while at 60Hz – you will be constrained to 416 nits the entire time. 

The splendor scrubber needs some tweaking, as 200 nits is accomplished at almost 90% brilliance and it is difficult to explore from 200 to 400 nits in just 10 positions. 

At last, the base brilliance we caught on white shading at 1% splendor was 2.3 nits – a great outcome. 

Shading proliferation is generally excellent on the Motorola Edge regardless of whether the white and dark tones consistently experience the infamous blue tinge. You get the chance to pick between Natural, Boosted, or Saturated shading modes. 

The default Saturated got us a normal DeltaE of 3.5 against DCI-P3 targets and greatest deviation of 8.2. On Natural mode we estimated a normal DeltaE of 4.0 against sRGB targets and most extreme deviation of 8.0.


The Motorola Edge is the principal telephone we meet fueled by the Snapdragon 765G chipset by Qualcomm. It is one of the most impressive stages for the mid-run and has coordinated 5G modem, which makes it rewarding for the two clients and creators. 

The Snapdragon 765G has an octa-center processor with 1x Prime + 1x Gold + 6x Silver design of Kryo 475 centers. The Prime center is subordinate from Cortex-A76 timed at 2.4GHz, the Gold center is additionally A76 subsidiary running at 2.2GHz, while the six supposed Silver centers are basically Cortex-A55 ticking at 1.8GHz. 

The GPU inside this new chipset is Adreno 620, the most impressive Qualcomm brings to the table in this class and we can hardly wait to see it in real life. 

The Moto Edge is sold with either 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, while the capacity is consistently 128GB UFS 2.1, expandable by means of microSD space. 

The Snapdragon 765G contains the Qualcomm X52 modem, which underpins a wide range of associations including 5G and LTE.

The Motorola Edge has a 90Hz showcase, which means it is hypothetically fit for showing 90fps in good games. These benchmarks are not demonstrating that, however when we ran the lighter T-Rex test from GFX Benchmark, the telephone accomplished 78fps importance it surpassed the typical 60fps breaking point and whenever opportunity emerges, it will take care of business. 

At long last, it’s an ideal opportunity to analyze a few scores from the AnTuTu benchmark. Indeed the Motorola Edge and its Snapdragon 765G chip went ahead top of each other mid-officer regardless of whether not by a mile. 

These benchmarks demonstrate the Snapdragon 765G to be a little improvement over the past Series 7 chips as far as execution but then it is the quickest mid-extend chip. The local 5G bolster is select to the new chip 765 chips, so it’s another stride ahead. 

Of course, hardly any, games will have the option to surpass 60fps and utilize the 90Hz showcase with a comparing framerate of 90fps, however it will even now convey slack free execution no matter how you look at it and that is the main thing. 

The Motorola Edge is a mid-officer from the more elite class it has the higher class chip to coordinate. We were unable to request more.


The Motorola Edge has a huge 4,500 mAh battery. The telephone bolsters Moto’s 18W Turbo Power charging and it fills 37% of the drained battery in 30mins, not quick but then not slow either. A full charge takes 2 hours and 32 minutes however. 

We’ve gotten the Motorola Edge through our battery life test and the telephone aced it. The Edge scored a 102-hour Endurance rating. It made a wonderful showing in totally tried situations – video, calls, and web perusing. It is additionally very proficient with regards to backup execution and subsequently the 100+ continuance. 

The video and internet browser battery test ran at 90Hz presentation setting – the default one – and that is the thing that our battery picture is appearing. At the point when set at 60Hz, we timed 1 hour more on web and 2 additional hours on video playback. The last continuance rating rose to 106h.


The Motorola Edge has a quad-camera on its back with various snappers and a ToF sensor. There is a 64MP essential shooter, a 16MP ultrawide snapper, a 8MP tele cam for 2x zoom and pictures, and the fourth ring contains the 3D ToF camera. A solitary LED streak is near, on the off chance that you ever need it. 

The essential camera utilizes a 64MP 1/1.72″ ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor by Samsung with Quad-Bayer channel, 0.8µm pixels and f/1.7 26mm focal point. Stage recognize self-adjust is accessible. 

The ultrawide camera utilizes a 16MP OmniVision OV16A10 1/3.06″ sensor with 1.0µm pixels behind f/2.2 13mm focal point. Self-adjust is accessible and consequently you can likewise shoot full scale photographs at around 4-8cm separation. 

The Motorola Edge additionally offers a zoom camera for 2x amplification and pictures. It utilizes a 8MP 1/4.0″ OV8856 sensor by OmniVision with 1.12µm pixels and accompanies f/2.4 52mm focal point. Stage discovery AF is accessible, too. This camera spares 16MP pictures naturally and there is no 8MP mode, so you will consistently get upscaled pictures. Local 8MP goals is accessible just for manual and picture modes. Why? 

Last is the ToF camera, which should help the picture mode and furthermore help the self-adjust when vital. 

For selfies, you get 25MP Quad Pixel camera. The 1/2.8″ sensor is Samsung S5K2X5 ISOCELL Slim with 0.9µm pixels behind a f/2.0 gap focal point that has a fixed core interest. Being a Quad Bayer sort of module, the selfie cam takes 6.2MP pictures as a matter of course, yet this one can be set to yield 25MP shots if that is vital. 

The 16MP light pictures from the fundamental camera are generally excellent. They present amazing differentiation and dynamic range, and consistent with life hues regardless of whether some of the time somewhat cooler. There is no clamor obvious commotion at all. Those are not the most point by point pictures we’ve seen, however other than that – we got just positive impressions. 

We shot the photographs underneath with Auto HDR as planned by Motorola. Furthermore, it triggers constantly during the day. It helps the dynamic range a great deal, in addition to – it likewise disposes of clamor. There may be minor misfortune in detail in light of the HDR, yet it is scarcely observable, and we propose leaving the HDR setting to Auto.

The selfie camera on Motorola Edge has a 25MP Quad-Bayer Samsung sensor behind f/2.0 fixed-center focal point. It spares 6.2MP pictures as a matter of course, as it should, yet in the event that you need – you can set it up to spare upscaled 25MP photographs. 

The 6.2MP pictures are phenomenal in detail and complexity, with high unique range and precise hues. The Auto HDR was left on and it triggers pretty much without fail, yet we don’t might getting the dynamic lift. These are among the better selfies, we have seen as of late. 

The Motorola Edge records 4K@30fps and 1080p@60fps recordings with its principle snapper, while 1080p@30fps mode is conceivable with each of the three cameras. You can utilize electronic adjustment on any camera and any mode. 

The 4K film from the primary camera is superb – there is a lot of settled detail, the differentiation is pleasant, the hues – precise. The dynamic range isn’t generally incredible, yet it isn’t on the low side either. 

The 1080p clasps took shots at 30fps are extraordinary no matter how you look at it – detail, differentiate, hues. They are pointless over-honed however. 

At last, the Full HD recordings at 60fps from the principle camera are very poor in detail and the preparing attempts to veil this with extreme over-honing. You should avoid this mode.


Motorola has chosen a for the most part stock Android experience for its cell phones, even the ones that are not part of the Android One program. All things being equal, there’s a broad rundown of custom highlights pleasantly packaged in the Moto App. 

Moto Display is more element rich on the Edge than on your normal Moto. Edge Touch is an activity bar as an afterthought which you can use in various manners – swipe in for customizeable alternate routes, swipe down for access to the notice shade and fast flips, swipe up for the undertaking switcher and application cabinet. You can alter the bar’s area along the stature of the telephone just as pick the left or right edge, however you can’t have both. 

The other two highlights in this classification aren’t Edge special features. Look Display, the not-generally in plain view, will show notices and let you communicate with them in that spot on the lock screen in addition to it will wake up when you get your telephone. Mindful presentation will keep the screen on as long as you are taking a gander at it.

Should I Buy It?

The Motorola Edge is a long past due advance forward and kicks things off for future premium mid-officers and leads. Of course, the Edge doesn’t have anything we haven’t seen previously – the screen included – however it is a much needed refresher after a long dash of not exceptionally motivating spending telephones. 

The Motorola Edge has the correct screen and equipment for gaming and the battery to continue doing that for quite a while. Its camera pack is very acceptable, as well, and shows genuine potential in daytime. We were likewise glad to locate a couple of hard-to-track down highlights – the sound jack, the memory development, and the FM radio. 

The plan of the Motorola Edge is, well, restless, and we figure it will start some debate. Yet, we are persuaded this specific structure highlight will be one of the telephone’s greatest draws. Alongside the appealing evaluating, obviously. 

Truly, the Motorola Edge isn’t without its issues – some of them fixable, yet others – not really. The zoom camera should spare photographs in its local goals, and afterward Moto needs to think of better low-light preparing. A product update can without much of a stretch purpose these. 

In any case, the absence of high-def support for famous spilling administrations and the exclusion of HDR10 is past us. Is it not a similar screen as on the Edge+? Was this discontinuity done intentionally by means of programming forced restrictions? We won’t know. Be that as it may, it left us with an awful taste.


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