Motorola Edge+ - Motorola's Much Awaited Flagship | GadgetGuruBN

Last Updated 14/07/2020 08:45 AM IST.
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Motorola announced the Edge+ flagship android smartphone in India which starts from INR 74,999/- on sale since 26/05/2020.
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Motorola Edge+ (12+256GB) at INR 74,999/- (Flipkart.com).
Motorola Edge+
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Firstly, What makes the Motorola Edge+ stand out?
Secondly, What are the improvements over it's predecessor the Moto Z2 Force?
Finally, Worth it for INR 74,999?
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•1) Look & Feel (13.5/15)
Looks come in the form of 2 beautiful colors Smoky Sangria & Thunder Gray. Among which the Smoky Sangria does make this Motorola Edge+ stand apart.
It carries dimensions of 161.07 x 71.38 x 9.6 mm (Length x Width x Thickness) & Weigh's 203g which should feel slightly more comfortable & manageable in palm of your hand.
The build uses 3D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (almost 90 degree around both sides) on front & back along with aluminium 6000 Series frame to provide solid feel and the curved edges & sides of the glass to provide comfortable feel.

•2) Display (13/15)
The display quality comes from 6.7' FHD+ 2340x1080 pixels resolution OLED panel having 385 ppi density (sharpness) in 19:5:9 aspect ratio (cinematic). The display supports HDR10+ (better dynamic range), 90Hz refresh rate (smoother UI experience), DCI-P3 color space (wider color gamut), 10-bit Color Display (1 billion colors), Display models (preset display calibration settings).
Considering all the above put together along with higher brightness & contrast (better sunlight visibility) should provide you a display with excellent quality & amazing viewing experience.

•3) Features (13.5/15)
The awesome features list include Single nano SIM slot, 4G LTE/LTE-A with VoLTE & VoWi-Fi, 5G Ready (Sub-6 & mmWave), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Dual-Band (2.4G+5G) & Wifi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS (GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, BDS (except US) & A-GPS), Sensors (In-display fingerprint, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Proximity, Sensor Hub, Barometer, USB Type-C, Dual stereo speakers with Waves, 3.5mm headphone jack, But misses out on Official IP68 Certification (Comes with water repellent design).
There is Single RAM of 12GB LPDDR5 & Storage of 256 GB UFS 3.0 with Turbo Write variant on offer.

•4) Performance (18.5/20)
The internals is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SOC (7nm+ Fabrication) which is an Octa-Core processor (1x2.84 Ghz Kryo 585, 3x2.42 Ghz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 Ghz Kryo 585), Adreno 650 graphics, 12GB RAM & 256GB storage.
The software on-board is Stock Android 10 with few software features to let you customize some options as per your taste & requirements.
The performance should be excellent thanks to all the tech inside, which would handle all your daily tasks (Faster app & game loading times, Better Multitasking & Smoother UI operations) with ease and for all the gamers out there you should be able to play all demanding games (PubG, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty Mobile & list goes on) smoothly without any lag or drop in frame rates in high settings to enjoy high level of detail from the game-play. Also thanks to dual stereo speakers the audio quality should be great as well which ads to immersive experience (gaming & video watching).
What ads to sustained performance is the RAM management which is my favorite part and here too the performance is quite excellent for 2 reasons,
•Firstly, There is plenty of RAM available on-board. 
•Secondly, The RAM management itself is done quite excellent (efficient utilization of RAM) to enhance overall performance.

•5) Camera (17.5/20)
The rear camera comes with quad lenses which includes 108MP wide (Samsung ISOCELL HM1 Gen 1, 26mm lens, 1/1.33' sensor size, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8 micron pixel (1.6 micron quad pixel), PDAF & OIS), 8MP telephoto (81mm lens, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0 micron pixel, PDAF, OIS with 3x Optical & 10x digital zoom), 16MP ultrawide & Macro (13mm lens, f/2.2 aperture, 1.0 micron pixel, 117° FOV, AF & 3-4cm Macro) & TOF 3D depth (Time Of Flight) with Dual-LED Dual-Tone flash. In terms of video recording it supports upto 6K(3240p)/4K(2160p)@30fps, FHD(1080p)@30/60fps & Slow-Motion FHD(1080p)@120fps. The rear camera features include Auto smile capture, Gesture selfie, Night Vision, Cut out, Macro for photo & video, Portrait for photo & video, Pro Mode, Panorama, Live Filter, RAW Image, 3 Microphones, Timelapse & Hyperlapse video.
The front camera comes with single lens 25MP wide (f/2.0 aperture, 0.9 micron pixel, Fixed Focus). In terms of video recording it support's upto FHD(1080p)@30fps & Slow-Motion FHD 1080p@120fps. The front camera features include HDR, Timelapse & Hyperlapse video.
Talking about image, The overall image quality from 108MP main lens should be excellent (combining larger sensor size, bigger pixel size & brighter aperture) in day light & very good even under low light in auto mode and there are pro mode, RAW, HDR & Night Mode features to take better control of things. The overall image quality from 8MP telephoto lens should be great (great in daylight & very good in low light). The overall image quality from 16MP ultrawide lens should be great (great in daylight & very good in low light), also this ultrawide lens doubles up as macro lens too & the quality should be very good.
Talking about video, The overall video qualilty from 108MP main lens should be excellent (combining larger sensor size, bigger pixel size & brighter aperture) in day light & very good in low light, There is hybrid video stabilization (OIS+EIS) option which should provide great video stabilization which helps to minimize unwanted shake to a very good extent while recording. The overall video quality from 8MP telephoto lens in FHD@30fps should be great (great in daylight & very good in low light). The overall video quality from 16MP ultrawide lens in 4K@30fps & FHD@30/60fps should be great (great in daylight & very good in low light). To add dramic experience to your videos there is an option to record slow motion videos FHD@120fps & the overall quality should be very good.
Talking about image & video quality from 25MP front camera should be quite great overall (very good in day light & quite good in low light).

•6) Battery (14/15)
The non-removable Li-Po battery capacity is rated at 5000 mah, Which supports 18W fast charging, 15W wireless charging & It also supports 5W reverse wireless charging.
Talking about battery life the increase in battery capacity from its predecessor (2730 mah on Moto Z2 Force) and thanks to better & efficient S865 SOC (S835 on Moto Z2 Force) while keeping same FHD+ screen resolution you can easily expect much better battery life from Motorola Edge+. One place where it consumes more juice is the addition of 5G modem (when using) which in india currently there is no 5G yet & 90Hz display refresh rate.
SOT (Screen On Time) : upto 8h Avg*.
Battery Life : upto 2 day Avg*.
*Above stats give you better understanding of the screen on time and battery life which you can expect in real world (Note : Battery life depends on one's usage (light/medium/heavy), task (video watching/gaming/camera) & network (wifi/5G/4G/3G). Based on one's usage, task & network above SOT & Battery Life will increase/decrease respectively.

Pros 
+Quite Excellent Build.
+Excellent 90Hz 10-bit Color Display (1 Billion Colors).
+5G Ready & 3.5mm Headphone Jack.
+Quite Extra-Ordinary Performance.
+Great Audio Quality.
+Excellent Camera & Video Recording. 
+Quite Extra-Ordinary Battery Life with 15W Wireless & 5W Reverse Wireless charging.

Cons 
-No 120Hz Dispay Refresh Rate.
-QHD+/2K Resolution would have been welcome.
-No Official IP68 Rating.
-No 4K@60fps video recording option (atleast for now).
-No UFS 3.1 (comes with UFS 3.0 with Turbo Write despite being great).
-Premium Price. 

GadgetGuruBN Product Rating* - 90/100.
•<50 - Average •50-60 - Good •60-70 - Very Good • 70-80 - Great •80-90 - Excellent •>90 Extra-Ordinary.
*GadgetGuruBN Product Rating is given based on overall performance of the device on all above factors in it's segment.

VFM Rating* - 4.8/10.
•<5 - High Price •5-5.9 - Good Price •6-6.9 - Very Good Price •7-7.9 - Great Price •8-8.9 - Excellent Price •>=9 Most VFM.
*VFM (Value For Money) Rating is given based on price to performance in it's segment.

Conclusion
To conclude here are the answers to the following questions asked at the beginning,

Firstly, What makes the Motorola Edge+ stand out?
•10-bit Color Edge Screen Display (1 Billion Colors).
•108MP Main camera with 6K Video Recording
•Stock Android. 

Secondly, What are the improvements over it's predecessor the Moto Z2 Force?
•Compact (narrower) with slightly larger 6.7' screen size.
10-bit Color Display (1 Billion Colors) with 90Hz refresh rate.
•Bigger Battery.
•Newer Snapdragon 865 SOC.
•New Proper Quad Cameras. 
•UFS 3.0 with Turbo Write & Latest LPDDR5 RAM tech.
•5G Ready & 3.5mm headphone jack.

Finally, Worth it for INR 74,999?
Based on Pros, Cons, Ratings & if you can afford the premium price, Then this Motorola Edge+ is an excellent smartphone & if you can't afford it, still you should definitely consider this on top of your list as its one of the very good all-rounder smartphone in its segment.

So what do you think of Motorola Edge+? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I hope you found this review helpful in clearing your confusion.

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