IT’s been a long time since we’ve seen the real Motorola flagship. The Moto2M2 Force is the company’s last high-end competition device, ignoring the Razr that used the cheapest parts. It was almost three years ago in August 2017. But now, Moto is back. This time, its flagship seems to be getting the best out of Samsung, OnePlus and others. This is a Motorola Edge Plus.
Specifications of Motorola Edge Plus
From a pure power perspective, Motorola has caught the top dogs in the market. The single SKU is available with 12 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, 5,000mAh battery, and is powered by Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with core horsepower and battery capacity.
Those specs emphasize the 6.7-inch full HD + 90 Hz display, which cuts down to 90 degrees at device edges. Motorola calls it the Endless Edge Display. Although it is more curved than most Android devices, it is not as aggressive as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
Motorola believes this may not be for everyone. For this reason, it gives you the ability to deactivate the edges of the device and only use the flat top of the phone.
- The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 / X55 5G Modem.
- The 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM.
- The 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage.
- The Stereo speakers.
- The 5G (Sub-6 and Mm wave).
- The 5,000 mAh battery.
- The 21: 9 curved full HD + 90 Hz display.
- The Headphone Jack.
Display Sport comes with a 21: 9 aspect ratio, which we only really see on some devices like Sony Xperia 1 and Sony Xperia 5. I personally like the 21: 9 display.
They can be a little tricky to use with a ketchup (a long time!), But they make for a great media viewing experience. Most images are shot in a 21: 9 aspect ratio, which allows you to fill the entire screen while viewing the Edge Plus.
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Motorola has added a curved display to make the phone easier to use with one hand and provide you with several quick actions while using the device. You can swipe the edges or use the edges for the notification lights to reduce the notification shadow.
Surprisingly, Motorola Edge Plus also has a headphone jack! Ever since Samsung dropped the port on the Galaxy S20 series, only a few phone manufacturers have been offering it. If you want a jack, you have two big options (in the US): Motorola Edge Plus and LG V60.
Motorola did not certify the device IP68 for water and dust resistance, but said the device was internally tested to similar standards.
The Moto Edge has stereo speakers, and Motorola says the waves are tuned to audio. Moto claims they are the biggest speakers on the smartphone. We should test that claim during our review of the device.
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The Slouch is missing in the Motorola Edge Plus camera segment. It uses the 108 MP Samsung Isocell Sensor found in the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 for its main sensor. This is a two-by-two design, not the three-by-three design we saw on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, that main sensor is quite large.
The Edge Plus uses a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, which doubles as a macro camera and an 8MP optical telephoto sensor. I’m glad Motorola went the dual-wide / macro route instead of giving the hardware dedicated to the macro camera. And I’m very happy to see 3x optical zoom on this phone. Although some hybrid zoom systems perform well, optical zoom usually yields better results.
The punch-selfie camera also has a very high resolution at 25MP. We need to see how this and other cameras get in the real world.
The Moto Edge Plus does not shoot 8K video, but it divides the difference and offers 6K video recording at 30KPS. I’m happy with this because the current 8K video is the best on a smartphone.
Moto Edge Plus Battery
The 5,000mAh is the new benchmark for flagship devices and it works well on most cellphones. Most importantly, the LG V60 surprised us with its battery life, and we hope the Edge Plus will also be in stock.
If you want to charge with a cable, Motorola Edge Plus 18W will be charged with the included charging brick. This is very slow for the flagship, and we are now looking at devices with 25W, 30W, 50W and 65W charging capabilities.
Motorola says you have to charge less frequently for the higher capacity of the battery, but I think that’s a weak excuse. I’d love to see at least 25W. If you charge your phone wirelessly, you can charge the Edge Plus 15W on the air.
Motorola has said it will sell a dedicated wireless charger at this rate, but we have no details on pricing or availability. Edge Plus can reverse wireless phones or other accessories at a rate of 5W. This is faster than the 3W reverse wireless charging in the OnePlus 8 Pro, but slower than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, which produces 9W.
Classical User interface and Duller Edge
Motorola has always had a stock-focus on Android, which makes it easy for your phone to interact with useful user interface. The double chop is still here to launch the flash and twist to launch the camera, along with other actions re-created with the original Moto X.
Motorola also offers a new feature called My UX, which allows users to customize gestures and themes for their devices in the app. Whenever we have time to do a full review of the instrument, we dive deeper into it.
The Mono Snapdragon also releases a distinctive down-edge Motorola Edge device with 765, 4/6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It’s the same physical size with a single display, but you won’t miss out on things like 865, mm Wave 5G and 108MP cameras. That being said, it avoids some additional features, such as micro SD card expansion.
The most frustrating thing about Motorola Edge Plus is that it is Verizon Wireless Exclusive in the United States. We understand that Moto has a long and long-standing relationship with Verizon, but making it exclusive to the carrier can hurt your chances of success – especially when you consider the cost.
At $999, the device offer more than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, which costs $200 more. If you are at T-Mobile, AT&T, Google Fi or others, you should leave Moto Edge Plus. Motorola plans to sell the device worldwide, but at this time it has no merit.