Motorola Edge+ Quick Review: Does The New Curves Beat Galaxy S20+, iPhone XR?

Motorola Edge+ the best among flagships? How’s the curved sandwich display? Does Motorola finally have a winner against other flagships as Samsung Galaxy S20+, iPhone XR and OnePlus 8 Pro? Here’s a quick short review covering the important aspects of the all-new Motorola Edge Plus.

Motorola Edge+ Quick Review: Does The New Curves Beat Galaxy S20+, iPhone XR?

The biggest USP on the Motorola Edge Plus is the overall phone design.

While it has a lot to offer in this budget range, the Motorola Edge+ apart from the 90-degree curved display is powered by the current generation 5G connectivity, 108MP main sensor inside a quad rear camera setup running on the top-end Snapdragon 865 SoC.

Here’s our quick Motorola Edge Plus review decoding the important features and functions.

Design, Display

Motorola Edge Plus has a curved screen design with full 90-degree sides with the volume rocker and power buttons at back on the right side. The device is fairly long and thin. It feels premium in hand and you will enjoy holding it given the well built structure, thanks to the ergonomics.

It’s a glass sandwich design with an aluminum frame in between the glass.

The device features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display which is curved by almost 90 degrees on both the edges offering 90Hz refresh rate. It’s a HDR10+ certified display with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor.

The software has been specifically optimised to work with the ‘edge’ display which also includes some capacitive points. So it’s an interesting display to be used on a flagship with certain features you can only use on the Motorola Edge+ letting it stand out among the flagship-grade phones.

Performance, Storage

Motorola Edge+ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. The device with the best of the features on-board is pretty fast and certainly there won’t be any issue when it comes to performance.

The slightly customised UI also offers a much-like stock Android layout.

Playing games as Fortnite or other top-end games won’t be an issue on Motorola Edge Plus. It will perform in any condition you will need it to. 

Cameras, Videography

Motorola Edge Plus comes with a quad camera setup featuring a 108-megapixel primary shooter, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide unit with 117-degree field of view, an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom and a 3D time of flight sensor for calculating depth in images.

The front camera within the display in the punch-hole. It’s a 25-megapixel shooter. The 108MP main sensor uses binning technology to stitch four photos taken in 27MP.

The 3x optical telephoto lens with ultra wide-angle and macro lens also is handy in certain conditions. The 25MP selfie camera also bins from four to 6MP. You can shoot video up to 6K which has options between 6K, 4K, Full HD, or 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Battery, Fast Charging

Motorola Edge+ features a big 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast wired charging support. The device also supports 15W fast wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. Motorola has claimed that Motorola Edge+ can deliver more than two days of runtime on a single charge. 

The battery does perform to the expectations. You can easily run for more than a day on heavy usage.

Pricing, Availability

Motorola Edge+ has been unveiled at Rs 74,999 in India for the single 256GB model. You can avail an additional Rs 7,500 off with ICICI Bank Credit Cards and ICICI Bank EMI transactions with EMI cards. The offer is now available on Flipkart, the exclusive seller of the device.

The Motorola Edge+ availability has now been confirmed on Flipkart, but it may come to offline stores later.

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