Introducing Edge and Edge+ – Motorola’s return to the world of flagships with the first 5G
Company Motorola which once in In the days before smartphones, it was considered one of the most creative mobile phone manufacturers among other brands. Since several years ago and after the ownership of this company changed hands, it has not presented a great idea in the field of design and features, and its latest initiative is Moto-Mods modules for the Z series also did not achieve much success due to the high price, limited performance and creating problems for the product design. But after a long time, Edge+ has made new blood flow in the veins of this company in the field of design and has made a fundamental change in the usual and expected form of this brand’s phones.
The first interesting point in glass and metal design +Edge undoubtedly belongs to the waterfall shape and curved edges of the device’s large screen, which is similar to examples such as Vivo NEX 3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro are bent towards the sides with an angle close to 90 degrees. Avoiding the notch with the selfie camera inside the screen and small borders at the top and bottom of the panel are other outstanding design effects of this model that cannot be found in Motorola’s product portfolio.
The form of the cameras on the back is similar to what we have seen before in Motorola, and the flat top and bottom of the phone have also given a different look to this model. Motorola logo on the back for the third time after Moto Z4 and One Zoom is not the location of the fingerprint sensor of this model, and thanks to the device’s OLED screen, this sensor has been moved to the bottom of the display.
+Edge With the length and width of only 161.07 and 71.38 mm, fierce competitors such as Galaxy S20 Plus is easily challenged, but in terms of thickness, it doesn’t perform very well and its thickness of 9.6 mm seems a little too much. With a weight of 203 grams, Edge+ is considered a relatively heavy phone, but the presence of a massive 5,000 mAh battery somewhat compensates for the negative effect of this high weight.
+Edge uses a large 6.7-inch all-encompassing screen, which is considered the largest screen in the history of Motorola smartphones. The resolution of this OLED screen is Full HD+ with a ratio of 19.5:9 or 1080 x 2340 pixels, which, although it has a lower resolution than its direct competitors, but with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, it still offers great appeal. This screen, which also supports the display of HDR10+ content, has a cover of Gorilla Glass 5 is equipped and according to the manufacturer, it covers 93% of the surface of the device.
The most important thing about this screen, as mentioned before, is the bending of its edges completely towards the back part, which luckily this time has not only a beauty aspect and some specific uses have also been defined for this part. ; According to Motorola, swiping up or down and or tapping on this side leads to the appearance of the notification menu, display of recently used applications and access to shortcuts and tools, and in addition, while playing various games, there are two additional buttons on the upper edge (while holding the phone in the horizontal according to the image below) is provided to the user for more control over the game.
Going past the screen, the other interesting thing about the Edge+ belongs to its cameras on the back of the device; In this section, three cameras are used with irregular intervals on the left side, which include a 108 megapixel main camera, a 16 megapixel ultrawide camera and an 8 megapixel telephoto camera. 1/1.33 inch dimensions of the 108 megapixel camera sensor present in this part of the presence of the sensor Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX announces in this model that previously in Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro from Xiaomi was also present. In this sensor, by combining 4 pixels adjacent to each other, an image with a default resolution of 27 megapixels with a pixel size of 1.6 microns is formed, which has better light absorption in low-light environments. In front of this sensor, a lens with an aperture of f/1.8 is placed and optical image stabilization or OIS is also planned for it.
The 16 megapixel ultrawide camera of this phone has a pixel size of 1 micron and an aperture of f/2.2 and covers a field of view of 117 degrees. Finally, the 8 megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera of this model also offers 3x optical zoom and OIS is supported here as well. In Edge+, apart from these three cameras, there is also a ToF depth of field sensor on the back, which is used to blur the background and highlight the main subject.
The maximum video recording resolution of the Edge + main camera is 6K with 30 frames per second, which is lower compared to examples such as the Samsung S20 series with support for 8K resolution, but considering The widespread unavailability of players for 8K resolution can easily be overlooked. The main negative point in the video recording department of this camera apparently comes back to the unavailability of video capture at the rate of 60 frames per second in 4K resolution, which is available in most of today’s flagship phones; In addition, 960 frame slow motion is not mentioned in the specifications of the phone, and the maximum resolution and slow video capture rate in this phone with the main camera is only Full HD with 120 frames per second.
The device’s selfie camera is a 25 megapixel f/2.0 model with 0.9 micron pixel size, which, with the ability to combine pixels, will be able to capture images with a quarter of the original resolution with 1.8 micron pixel size. This camera does not have autofocus.
Processor and memory
Edge+ processing as expected with advanced 7nm chipset Snapdragon 865 and 12 GB of RAM memory (of LPDDR5 type) and 256 GB of internal memory apparently It can be upgraded. The type of this memory is not mentioned in the specification section of this phone, but some sources have mentioned that it is UFS 3.0, which does not seem far-fetched for an advanced smartphone in this price class.
Another interesting point about Edge+ is its 5,000 mAh battery, which is one of the largest batteries among 5G phones. This battery, which Motorola considers sufficient for continuous use in 2 days, is not equipped with a high-speed charger and only uses an 18-watt charger called TurboPower. 15 W wireless charging and 5 W wireless reverse charging are among the other things to mention in this section.
Certainly, the most important communication feature of Edge+ and its non-plusi counterpart is the support for 5G in these two phones; The Edge+ supports 5G connectivity in both mmWave and sub-6GHz modes, but according to some sources, it may be available with only one of these two modes in different markets. Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC connection are also other means of communication of the device. This phone has GPS/GLONASS/Galileo in satellite navigation, but the connection of two bands to the mentioned satellites, which is supported in most of the flagship phones, is not mentioned.
+Edge uses two stereo speakers, 3 microphones and a 3.5 mm headset jack in the audio section, the presence of the latter while Motorola was one of the first companies to remove this port in the past years is quite interesting. arrives.
Color – price – time in the market
Motorola Edge + with operating system Android 10 in two colors of gray (Thunder Gray) and dark red (Smokey Sangria) from May 14, 2020 (May 25, 2019) at a price of $1,000 exclusively on Verizon operator It has been released to the US market and its global version will apparently be available this May at a price of 1,199 euros.
As mentioned at the beginning, Motorola This time, in addition to the Plus model, there is also a simpler version called Motorola Edge has been introduced, which looks completely similar to Edge+ and uses the same 6.7-inch screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz (although apparently without support for HDR10+). 5G support is not forgotten in this phone either, but instead of the external modem in the Plus model, this connection is done through the internal modem in the Snapdragon 765G mid-range processor. The RAM memory has been reduced to only 4 or 6 GB, and the internal memory has reached half of the Plus model, i.e. 128 GB, but apparently the microSD port is supported in this phone.
The other change of Edge compared to the Plus model lies in the rear part and the cameras of this phone, where the main 108 megapixel camera has been replaced by a 64 megapixel camera; The two 16 and 8 megapixel ultra-wide and telephoto units of this phone have apparently not changed. The battery capacity of this model has been reduced to 4,500 mAh and wireless charging has been removed from the list of features.
Headset jack and stereo speakers are also present in this phone and it comes with Android 10 operating system as before. Motorola Edge Apparently in May with Black (Solar black) and Midnight Magenta (Midnight Magenta) colors will be initially offered to the European, Latin American and Asia Pacific markets, and then will be available in the American market as well. The price of this phone will apparently be 599 euros.