The new Motorola Edge has arrived and it comes packing improved cameras, a super-smooth display, and a revamped design, along with midrange pricing.
The Edge’s display is a 6.8-inch LCD display with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate. Motorola has gotten rid of the “endless edge” waterfall display that inspired the Edge series name. Fortunately, we don’t miss the curved screen at all.
The new Edge comes with a 108-megapixel camera that is also found in the pricier Edge Plus flagship. Alongside the 108-megapixel main camera, there’s an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide sensor which is capable of Macro photography, as well as a 2-megapixel depth camera. The camera is capable of super slow motion at up to 920fps.
We tested the slow-motion video and walked away very impressed – the camera is able to produce some nearly cinematic slow-motion videos. The cameras are also capable of filming in Dual Capture mode – Dual Capture mode allows you to record with the rear and selfie cameras at the same time. For selfies, there is a 32-megapixel front-facing camera with Quad Pixel technology.
But perhaps the neatest feature of the Motorola Edge is that it can wirelessly connect to most smart TVs to effectively works as a PC, allowing you to use your apps on a desktop display alongside a keyboard and mouse. You can also wirelessly connect to a TV to play games, and make video calls on a big screen. This Ready For feature isn’t new but it’s especially handy to have now that it’s wireless and doesn’t require a cable or a dock.
The new Motorola Edge also packs in a 5,000 mAh battery and mmWave 5G support which were both premium features that have trickled down from the Edge Plus The Edge also features IP52 water resistance and TurboPower 30 Watt charging that provides the phone with 9 hours of power in just 10 minutes
Under the hood, the new Motorola Edge is powered by a Snapdragon 778 5G processor, alongside 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. There is also an 8GB RAM/256GB storage option. The phone comes running stock Android 11.
The new Motorola Edge is priced at $699. But there is a limited-time discount at launch that allows you to buy the phone for $499. We think that Motorola would be better off sticking to the $499 pricing altogether, especially if they want to effectively compete in the mid-range market.
The new Motorola Edge will be available unlocked at Motorola’s website, Amazon and Best Buy, and also from Verizon in the coming months. It goes on sale on September 2nd and pre-sales begin August 23rd.