Moto Edge 30 Review, Pros and Cons

Motorola has launched the toned-down version of Moto Edge 30 Pro, named Moto Edge 30. The device comes as the successor to the Moto Edge 20 which was launched previously.

The device comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Processor, Triple Rear Camera Setup, and a selfie camera lens in the punch-hole design display.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Motorola Edge 30. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Motorola Edge 30

The device launched in two different variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Aurora Green and Meteor Grey.

The 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 27,999 and the high-end 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 29,999.

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Motorola Edge 30 Pros and Cons

ProsCons
144Hz FHD+ 10-bit AMOLED PanelPlastic Frame
Slim and Lightweight deviceSmall Battery of 4020 mAh
IP52 Splash Proof RatingOnly 33W Fast Charging
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoCNo 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
Good Rear Camera SetupNo SD card slot
Dual Stereo Speakers
Android 12 out of the box
NFC Supported

So, these were the Pros and Cons of the Moto Edge 30 5G. Now, let’s see the full features and specifications of the handset.

Moto Edge 30 Review

The Moto Edge 30 5G is a solid device for day-to-day as well as heavy gaming and it’s worth the price tag as it has great cameras, a great display, and a 144Hz OLED Display.

The phone also runs on Android 12 and it has all the features which can be found on Pixel smartphones.

However, Motorola has done some compromises which can be a letdown for some users. Let’s go deeper and see what Motorola has offered in its Moto Edge 30 5G smartphone.

Display

The Motorola Edge 30 features a 6.55-inches FHD+ pOLED Display with 2460 x 1080 pixels resolution and 144Hz Refresh Rate. It further has a 20:9 Aspect Ratio and 10-bit color depth that produced up to 1.07 Billion colors.

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The smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection on the top while the back panel is protected by PMMA and the frame is made out of plastic.

Here, Motorola should have provided a Gorilla Glass Victus Protection but they didn’t instead of that Motorola has used Gorilla Glass 3.

As of now, the Moto Edge 30 has the best display at this price point as it checks all the boxes. The design of the phone also looks amazing, no issues with that.

The smartphone also has Widevine L1 support which means you will be able to play FHD+ content on OTT platforms like Amazon Prime Videos. It also has HDR10+ support.

Overall, we can say that the phone has a great display at the price it launched, and you will not face any problems whether you are watching videos, playing games, or performing any other daily tasks.

Cameras

The Motorola Edge 30 5G features a 50MP Triple Rear Camera Setup with an LED Flash in the rectangular module that houses a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture that has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), a 50MP ultrawide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

There is a 32MP Selfie Camera Sensor with an f/2.4 aperture in the punch-hole design display. Both the front and rear cameras can record up to 4k videos at 30fps.

As the device has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) support, the videos come out stable but still, Motorola needs to be in the video department.

There are no issues with the dynamic range and detailing of the images. Sometimes, it tries to boost the colors.

The 50MP primary and 50MP ultrawide sensor takes some good shots with good detailing and dynamic range. Also, forget that 2MP depth sensor as it is added just for number.

As this is a bigger sensor, the details come out well. Motorola is also using the ultra-wide sensor as a macro sensor too, so if you are the user who takes macro shots then you will be more than happy with this 50MP ultrawide sensor.

The 32MP front camera also takes some good shots and it does not have any issues.

Overall, the device has a good camera and you will love the cameras if you like saturated colors. However, the images of the device come out better compared to what other brands are offering at this price range.

Performance

Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ Processor which is paired with Adreno 642L GPU. It comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 Storage.

The device runs on Android 12 OS out of the box. Motorola has also promised to provide 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of security updates.

The Snapdragon 778G+ is the overclocked version of the Snapdragon 778G and it has good battery backup. However, Motorola should have included Snapdragon 870 as it has a better CPU and GPU.

The Moto Edge 30 5G does not have ads in the UI, so you will get the Stock Android experience with some Motorola features.

Overall, the device will give you powerful performance and you will not face any kind of issues.

Battery

The Moto Edge 30 packs a 4,020 mAh Battery with 33W Fast Charging Support. Motorola has provided a 33W Charger in the box.

The battery size of the device is very small and Motorola should have included the 5,000 mAh Battery but they didn’t, making it the slimmest phone. The charging is also lower than what other brands are providing.

Overall, the battery backup is great because of the processor but you will have to charge the device twice a day.

Audio

The Motorola Edge 30 5G has a dual stereo speaker which gives you a good sound experience while streaming videos or playing games. It also has a dual noise cancellation microphone which helps you during the calling.

However, the phone does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug in your wired earphones or headphones.

Overall, the sound quality is good and there are no issues with call quality too.

Motorola Edge 30 Full Specifications

Display6.55-inches FHD+ OLED
10-bit color depth
HDR10+ Support
91.4% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution2460 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh Rate144Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight159.38 x 74.24 x 6.79 mm, 155 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Glass Back
Operating SystemAndroid 12-based My UX 3.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC
GPU – Adreno 642L
CPU – Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78, 3×2.2 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
StorageLPDDR5 RAM + UFS 3.1 Storage
6GB+128GB
8GB+128GB
Card SlotDual SIM Slot
Rear Camera50MP OIS primary sensor
50MP ultrawide angle sensor
2MP depth sensor
Video (Rear)4k@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Front Camera32MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)4k@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps
Battery4,020 mAh Battery
Charging33W Wired Fast Charging Support
Headphone JackNo
SpeakersDual Stereo Speakers
Bluetooth Versionv5.2
NFCYes
5G Bandsn1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n78
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintIn-Display Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsProximity Sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
E-Compass
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, LTEPP, SUPL, Glonass, Galileo
ColorsAurora Green, Meteor Grey

Some FAQs

Is there an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner?

Yes, the smartphone has an In-Display fingerprint scanner that unlocks the phone in less than a second.

Does the phone have a 3.5 mm Jack?

No, the Moto Edge 30 5G does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones. Hence, you will have to either use wireless earphones or Type-C to 3.5 mm converter to plug wired earphones.

Does the device support NFC?

Yes, the smartphone supports NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

What’s the refresh rate of the device?

The smartphone has a 144Hz Refresh Rate with a 10-bit color depth that produces up to 1.07 Billion possible colors.

Does the phone has stereo speakers?

Yes, the Moto Edge 30 5G has dual stereo speakers which give you a better sound experience.

Does the phone has an IP rating certification?

Yes, the device has an IP52 rating which protects the phone from dust ingress and water splashes.

Does the device support Widevine L1?

Yes, the Motorola Edge 30 5G has Widevine L1 support which means you can play FHD+ content on OTT platforms like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix.

Does the phone have an SD card slot?

No, the device does not have a memory card slot. Instead of that, you can only insert two SIM cards into it.

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