Motorola’s Edge 20 series, which debuted last year, helped the business compete successfully in the premium smartphone sector, expanding beyond its well-known G- and E-series affordable smartphones. The Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro targeted the market segments of under Rs. 30,000 and under Rs. 40,000, respectively. Motorola has introduced the Motorola Edge 30 Pro as the Edge 20 Pro’s replacement. The Edge 30 Pro looks to be aiming for high-end performance, whilst the latter was designed to fit a certain price range. Motorola has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC to power its new smartphone while keeping the price low. If you want the most up-to-date and powerful CPU in an Android phone, is Motorola Edge 30 pro a good choice?
The Motorola Edge 30 was just released in European regions at EUR 449.99 (about Rs. 36,300) for the basic 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The device’s price in India is projected to be comparable to that in Europe. Aurora Green, Meteor Gray, and Supermoon Silver are the colour possibilities.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is designed similarly to the Edge 20 Pro. The Edge 30 Pro has a large 6.7-inch display with thin bezels on all sides and a tiny camera slot on top. Motorola chose a glass back with curved sides to make the phone more comfortable to handle. But it’s rather large. The weight is considerable at 196g. The plastic frame of the Edge 30 Pro is uncommon for a premium smartphone.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro’s power and volume buttons are on the right and a little higher than I would have like. The left side is entirely vacant. Because the fingerprint scanner is embedded into the power button, I had to stretch my thumb to unlock this smartphone. Motorola may have relocated the volume controls to the left and reduced the size of the power button. The top of the frame has the secondary microphone, while the bottom houses the SIM tray, primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and speakers.
Specifications and Software
A 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with HDR10+ certification as well as a 144Hz maximum refresh rate is included on the Motorola Edge 30 Pro. When used outside, this screen has good viewing angles and is sufficiently bright. Motorola also has a DC dimming option, which reduces brightness to preserve battery life. The phone’s front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is unexpected given that the rear is constructed of Gorilla Glass 5. The Edge 30 Pro also has Dolby Atmos-enhanced stereo speakers.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC that drives the Edge 30 Pro has to be the highlight feature. This is one of the most powerful SoCs available for Android handsets right now. In India, the iQoo 9 Pro as well as Samsung Galaxy S22 series have the same SoC, but are much more expensive.
Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, 13 5G Bands, NFC, plus six satellite navigation systems are all supported. Motorola also claims that software updates will enable new 5G bands. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro includes two Nano-SIM slots and supports dual-5G and dual-4G VoLTE.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
|No of cores
|8 (octa core)
|Cosmo Blue, Stardust White
|1080 x 2400 pixels
|P-OLED, HDR 10+
|Yes, Capacitive, Multi-Touch
|Rear camera setup
|50MP(Primary), 50MP(Secondary), 2MP(Tertiary)
|60 MP Resolution
|Dual Colour LED Rear flash
|1920×1080 @ 60 fps3840x2160 @30fps7680x4320 @24
|Auto FlashAuto FocusFace detectionTouch to focus
|Battery Type and capacity
|Li-Polymer, 4800 mAh
|Yes, Turbo Power 68W
|Internal memory type
|128 GB, UFS 3.1
|Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
|Light SensorProximity SensorAccelerometerBarometerCompassGyroscope
Performance and Battery Life
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is the first smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. It swiftly loaded programmes and could handle almost everything I threw at it. The 144Hz display made scrolling silky smooth. The AMOLED display of the Edge 30 Pro produced bright colours with high contrast. The dual speakers added to the whole video viewing experience. The bottom-firing speaker, on the other hand, was significantly louder than the top-firing one. The fingerprint scanner on the phone’s side was a little out of reach, but it worked reliably.
The Edge 30 Pro was able to reach some amazing benchmarks results because of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. On AnTuTu, it earned a score of 9,41,189. Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests gave the Edge 30 Pro 1,194 and 3,542 scores, respectively. In GFXBench’s Car Chase test, it scored 81 frames per second. When these results were better than the competition at this price range, I did notice that the phone became rather warm while the SoC was working. Furthermore, battery depletion looked to be higher than usual.
The Edge 30 Pro is equipped with three high-resolution sensors, the most important of which is a 60-megapixel selfie camera. The rear-facing main camera has a 50-megapixel resolution, optical stabilisation (OIS), and an aperture of f/1.8. The second camera has a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 114-degree field of view, and macro capabilities. The third sensor on the back is a 2-megapixel depth camera.
Motorola hasn’t updated the camera software on the Edge 30 Pro, and it still has the same photography features as the Edge 20 Pro.Dual capture allows you to simultaneously record video with any two camera sensors. As you zoom in, an audio zoom function aims to focus and magnify just the sound of your topic.
|1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
|2 years Extended Warranty from the GoWarranty for the Motorola Edge 30 Pro