After its bigger brothers, the vanilla Motorola Edge 40 surprisingly came out last. As the name suggests, it’s going to be the cheapest of the series.
If you want a real flagship, go with the Edge 40 Pro or the 2023 Edge Plus. But if you want something cheaper, while still very capable, then you might want this Motorola Edge 40 and its new MediaTek Dimensity 8020 processor, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage.
The display is quite packed featuring a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a whopping 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling, HDR10+ support, 8-bit color, and 1200 nits of peak brightness.
It also has a pair of speakers in a stereo setup, tuned by Dolby Atmos. It comes in a Vegan Leather option, but whichever you choose, you’re getting IP68 dust and water protection.
The battery is not the biggest at 4,400mAh, but at least it should charge faster with its 68W fast wired and 15W wireless charging support.
On the back, we have a sharp 50-megapixel 1/1.5-inch sensor with a bright f/1.4 aperture and OIS. It is joined by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide that doubles as a macro lens. A 32-megapixel selfie camera sits on the front.
The new Motorola Edge 40 has a price of EUR549 (~Php33,5000) and will be initially available in the United Kingdom. No word yet if it’s also coming to the Philippines.
Motorola Edge 40 Specs
- Android 13
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 402ppi
- 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling
- HDR10+, 8-bit, and 1200 nits
- 2.6GHz MediaTek Dimensity 8020 octa-core processor
- 8GB RAM
- 128B/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
- 32-megapixel front camera
- 50-megapixel (f/1.4, 1/1.55-inch, PDAF, OIS) + 13-megapixel (ultra-wide/macro) rear cameras, dual-LED flash
- IP68 dust and water resistant
- Under-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Stereo speakers, No headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 6e, tri-band
- Bluetooth 5.2
- GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 158.4 x 72 x 7.6mm
- Weight: 171g
- Colors: Viva Magenta, Nebula Green, Lunar Blue, Eclipse Black
- 4,400mAh non-removable battery, 68W wired, 15W wireless charging