Motorola finally has a proper entry in the flagship category. Meet the Motorola Edge Plus.
The Motorola Edge Plus features a lot of specs and features that are present in most flagships today. For one, there’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor — possibly the more powerful mobile chipset in the market today.
This latest processor also enables the device’s 5G connectivity. But we expect some emerging markets will only get the 4G-only model — if it does get there. It’s coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 of memory and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
On the front, the Motorola Edge Plus has a large 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. There’s an almost bezel-less design with curved sides. Plus, a punch-hole on the top left for the 25-megapixel selfie camera.
One of the main highlights here is the cameras on the back. There’s the 108-megpaixel primary camera with OIS that we saw on the Mi Note 10. Next to it is the 8-megapixel telephoto lens that is also optically stabilized and can do 3x of optical zoom.
A 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter that doubles as a macro camera is also included, as well as a ToF depth sensor. Oddly enough, it can only record 6K videos instead of the usual 8K.
Unlike most flagships, the Motorola Edge Plus has a bigger 5,000mAh battery. It may have made the device thicker, but we’re willing to take it for better longevity.
On the downside, it only comes with 18W fast charging, instead of the usual 65W that the competition has. On the upside, it comes with 15W wireless fast charging and 5W reverse charging.
The Motorola Edge Plus will be available in the US as a Verizon-exclusive for USD999 (~Php50,600) this May. The global version will be releasing on the same month for EUR1,199 (~Php65,800).
Motorola Edge Plus Specs
- Android 10
- Single SIM
- 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~384ppi
- 90Hz refresh rate, 93% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Adreno 650 GPU
- 256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage
- 25-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- 108-megapixel (f/1.8, OIS) + 16-megapixel (ultra-wide/macro, f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (3x telephoto, OIS) + ToF rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
- 6K@30fps, 120fps slow-mo
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Stereo speaker, Headphone jack
- Water repellent design
- 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 6
- Bluetooth 5.1
- GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS, Galileo
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 161.07 x 71.38 x 9.6mm
- Weight: 203g
- Colors: Smoky Sangria, Thunder Grey
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W TurboPower charging, 15W wireless fast charging, 5W reverse wireless charging