Motorola Edge Plus review: A good try.
Edge Plus By Motorola:
Motorola hopes the “Motorola Edge Plus” heralds a return to form. This fresh phone, the first new flagship from Motorola in years, sees the company rise to the competition in an attractive package that performs well across the board. There’s one big problem, however, that holds it back.
The Edge Plus is Motorola’s first legit 5G phone. The company had a Snap-On 5G Mod for the Moto Z3 and Z4, but the Edge Plus has full 5G built-in from the get-go. It includes both mm-Wave and sub-6GHz. Verizon Wireless’ 5G runs on mm-Wave for the moment and is limited in availability US residents who have access to Verizon’s mm-Wave 5G should see very fast download speeds when outdoors in coverage areas.
Display & Design:
Enjoy content on the most immersive smartphone display ever. Stretching 6.7″ and wrapping nearly 90° around both sides, the Endless Edge display maximizes the viewing area. See a billion shades of color with HDR10+ and scroll smoothly with the 90Hz screen refresh rate.
- Curved glass
- 161.1 x 71.4 x 9.6mm
- Smokey Sangria, Thunder Grey
The Edge Plus display isn’t bad, but it’s not what I want to see on a flagship in 2020.
- 6.7-inch AMOLED with curved edge display
- 2,340 x 1,080 FHD+ resolution
- 90Hz refresh rate
- 21:9 aspect ratio
- Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
Wrong side of the curve.
The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Mobile Platform is the world’s fastest†, with an AI engine that can process 15 trillion operations per second. Add to that 12GB of DDR5 memory and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage§ for faster bandwidth and lower battery drain. It’s all the power you can handle.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- Adreno 650 GPU
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 256 UFS 3.0 storage
The 108 MP Quad Pixel main camera sensor delivers unmatched quality while the triple camera system provides countless ways to use it. Get incredibly detailed close-ups with a built-in Macro Vision that catches every detail. When you can’t get up-close-and-personal with your subject, the 8 MP telephoto lens uses high-res optical zoom to capture details that would otherwise be missed at a distance. A 16 MP ultra-wide-angle lens lets you fit 4x more of the scene into your shot.
“Triple camera system”
- Main: 108MP, ƒ/1.8, 0.8μm pixels, 1/1.33” sensor, OIS
- Telephoto: 8MP, ƒ/2.4, 1.0μm pixels, 3x optical zoom, OIS
- Ultra-wide/Macro: 16MP , ƒ/2.2, 1.0μm pixels, 117-deg. FoV
- Time of flight sensor
- Selfie: 25MP, ƒ/2.0, 0.9μm pixels, Quad Pixel for 1.8μm
- 6K, 4K, FHD, 19.5:9
With the largest capacity of any 5G smartphone, go for multiple days on a single charge†† even while using the most performance-intense apps. Turbo Power ™ charging delivers hours of power in just minutes‡‡ and wireless charging eliminates the hassle of wires. Power up using a compatible charging pad, or lend a little juice to accessories and other devices with wireless power-sharing.
Prefer a more pure version of Android OS? “Motorola edge+” is the phone for you’ve been looking for. No clunky software skins. No duplicate apps. Just the best phone for Android lovers, hands down.
- Android 10
- Motorola My UX
Motorola Edge Plus — 12GB/256GB: $999 (around £800 / AU$1,550), although in the US it’s only available through Verizon.
Motorola Edge Plus review: Should you buy it?
Who is this phone for? It’s for people who want to give Motorola a shot. Maybe you’re tired of Galaxies, Notes, Vs, Gs, and Ps. The Motorola Edge Plus is a new and unique device that fares well.
My biggest complaint with the phone is the display, which may be just me. You may not have an issue with the curved light phenomenon. The other major issue is, of course, the Verizon exclusivity. That holds the phone back. Granted, it will be available outside the US, but we don’t yet know when, where, nor for how much.
When it comes to everything else, Motorola did a fine job. Basics such as battery life, processing power, 5G, and overall quality are all spot on. The camera is surprisingly good for a Motorola phone. It won’t challenge the Pixel 4’s supremacy, but it’s on par with the LG V60 and One Plus 8. For those who want to try something fresh, the Motorola Edge Plus is a fine choice
“This concludes the Readree Motorola Edge+ review.”
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