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Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola in review: Business smartphone with IP certification

Smartphone with a big name. Lenovo's reliable ThinkPad notebooks are almost legendary, and the ThinkPhone seeks to profit from this reputation. However, it comes with top technology from last year at the price of a current iPhone. Is it worth it?
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola

IBM may not have invented the notebook computer, but it did make a decisive contribution to the triumph of portable computers with its ThinkPad series. While the brand now belongs to Chinese manufacturer Lenovo, the ThinkPads are still classic business notebooks with a long supply of spare parts and modern materials such as carbon.

With the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola, a matching smartphone to the almost legendary business notebook is now coming onto the market. Boasting special software features, a back out of aramid fibers and a high level of security, it should appeal to a business cliente in particular.

However, the SoC dates from the last generation, while smartphones such as the Xiaomi 13 Pro with their more up-to-date processors are currently coming onto the market and can thus benefit from features like WiFi 7. So will the ThinkPhone already be out of date by the time it is released, or is the price of around US$900 justified in other ways? Let's find out.

Motorola ThinkPhone
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 399 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B43/​B48/​B66), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n66/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 158.8 x 74.4 ( = 0.33 x 6.25 x 2.93 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 65 watt charging, 15 Watt Qi wireless charging
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF (All-pixel AF/​omnidirectional), OIS, dual LED-flash, Videos @4320p/​30fps, Videos @1080p/​960fps (Camera 1); 13.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens, macro lens (Camera 2); depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.45, Videos @2160p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, fanless, waterproof
Weight
189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.8 %
03/2023
Motorola ThinkPhone
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
189 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2400x1080
89.2 %
03/2023
Xiaomi 13 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
229 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440
89.2 %
10/2022
Apple iPhone 14
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
172 g128 GB NVMe6.10"2532x1170
89.3 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
198.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
88.6 %
07/2022
Honor Magic4 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
215 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.81"2848x1312

Case- Made of aramid and with IP certification

The aramid fibers that Lenovo uses for the back of the ThinkPhone are said to be stronger and lighter than steel; the pattern is also reminiscent of typical carbon fiber products. The back is matte, but still not entirely resistant to fingerprints and grease smudges.

Fans of Lenovo's laptops will be pleased to see the classic ThinkPhone logo, which is rotated about 37 degrees on the bottom right corner on the back and of course corresponds to the ThinkPad logo on the corresponding notebooks. The frame is made of aluminum, which is also used in car manufacturing. As a further reminder of the ThinkPads, Lenovo and Motorola have colored the freely assignable button on the left in red, i.e. in the same color as the TrackPoint, a very practical alternative to the touchpad and mouse that is only available on ThinkPads.

The front is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and the phone itself is dust- and waterproof according to IP68 and MIL STD 810H. The workmanship of the chassis is top notch, giving it a very high quality look. The Motorola ThinkPhone is also quite light and slim for its size.

Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola
Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola

Size Comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 9.15 mm / 0.3602 inch 215 g0.474 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.38 mm / 0.3299 inch 229 g0.505 lbs161.76 mm / 6.37 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.39 mm / 0.3303 inch 198.5 g0.4376 lbs158.8 mm / 6.25 inch 74.4 mm / 2.93 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment – No microSD reader

The manufacturer uses 256 GB of UFS 3.1 flash as mass storage, plus 8 GB of RAM. This corresponds to the standard of the price range, although 12 GB of RAM is not uncommon in other devices. In Central Europe, there is currently only this one configuration at a price of just under EUR 1000, but models with more RAM and 128 GB or 512 GB of data storage are also available internationally.

An microSD reader for storage expansion is missing, but you can exchange data with nearby devices via NFC, so you can also use mobile payment services such as Google Pay, for example. The USB port has a transfer rate of up to 5 GBit/s and is thus reasonably fast.

Bottom: SIM slot, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
Bottom: SIM slot, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Right: standby button, volume control
Right: standby button, volume control
Left: Freely assignable button
Left: Freely assignable button

Software - Very much stock Android 13

Motorola traditionally uses a relatively unadulterated Android in its smartphones and doesn't pre-install too many third-party apps. The ThinkPhone has apps from Microsoft on the phone, but these can be uninstalled without issue.

Android 13 is preinstalled and the security patches were from February 2023 at the time of review and thus quite up-to-date. Motorola specifies an update cycle of at least two months, which held true during our review. Security updates will be provided until January 2027, and the device will definitely get Android 14.

Lenovo and Motorola also highlight its "ThinkShield for mobile" program, in which, among other things, suppliers are strictly checked and special attention is paid to security right from the design stage of a product. Moto Security also comes preinstalled on the device, an app that bundles all Android security settings and allows for additional measures, such as smartphone encryption or revoking the camera permission for all apps.

Moreover, the ThinkPhone is also particularly suitable for connecting to PCs or even replacing a PC by connecting a monitor, mouse and keyboard. It can be streamed to a PC via Motorola's Ready For Apps, the ThinkPhone can be integrated as a webcam, and data can be transferred via drag and drop.

Of course, several devices in a company can also be managed centrally with the Moto Device Manager.

Software Lenovo ThinkPhone
Software Lenovo ThinkPhone
Software Lenovo ThinkPhone

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 6E on board, but...

The ThinkPhone supports WiFi 6E, so it can also use the 6 GHz band. This worked without any problems under testing with our Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router, but the transmission rates are comparatively slow, especially in receiving. Despite repeating our test several times, the ThinkPhone only reaches WiFi 6 speed. Sending data works better, but here, too, there are significantly faster smartphones with WiFi 6E.

The connection quality, on the other hand, is solid: Full reception is available directly near the router and even at a distance of 10 meters and through 3 walls, the smartphone still display 3/4 of the signal strength and is not subjectively any slower when loading websites.

The smartphone supports numerous 4G and 5G networks, so that trouble-free operation should be possible when traveling abroad. The signal quality is also very good; regardless of whether indoors or outdoors, the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola always provided stable signal quality in our tests.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1369 (720min - 1445max) MBit/s
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
881 (446min - 922max) MBit/s
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
809 (780min - 871max) MBit/s
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
746 (642min - 765max) MBit/s
Average of class Smartphone
  (34.8 - 1875, n=205, last 2 years)
651 MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1499 (1195min - 1604max) MBit/s
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
993 (972min - 1016max) MBit/s
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
894 (834min - 918max) MBit/s
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
839 (531min - 913max) MBit/s
Average of class Smartphone
  (40.5 - 1810, n=206, last 2 years)
685 MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
1859 (919min - 1905max) MBit/s +31%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1657 (1379min - 1781max) MBit/s +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (229 - 1894, n=56, last 2 years)
1543 MBit/s +9%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1416 (876min - 1510max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
1637 (1603min - 1672max) MBit/s +108%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1522 (1278min - 1606max) MBit/s +93%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1840, n=56, last 2 years)
1376 MBit/s +75%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
788 (659min - 925max) MBit/s
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Motorola ThinkPhone; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1416 (876-1510)
Motorola ThinkPhone; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø788 (659-925)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Localization of the ThinkPhone takes place via all major satellite networks, but SBAS for more precise positioning is not used. When we step outside, satellite detection is very rapid and our position is immediately pinpointed at an accuracy of a 3 meters.

Of course, we took the ThinkPhone on a bike ride for real-world testing of its tracking capabilities. The smartphone shows minor deviations from the route actually taken, but does its job quite accurately overall. It is thus suitable for worry-free everyday navigation. 

Localization of the Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Localization of the Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Localization of the Garmin Venu 2 – loop
Localization of the Garmin Venu 2 – loop
Localization of the Garmin Venu 2 – bridge
Localization of the Garmin Venu 2 – bridge
Localization of the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola – overview
Localization of the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola – overview
Localization of the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola – loop
Localization of the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola – loop
Localization of the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola – bridge
Localization of the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola – bridge

Telephony and Voice Quality - Sound rather mediocre

Google's phone app comes preinstalled, but it can be replaced with other apps. The ThinkPhone supports all important functions such as VoLTE or VoWiFi, whereby it automatically and conveniently switches to the cell phone network in VoWiFi mode when emergency calls are made.

Voice quality via the built-in earphones, the speaker, and the hands-free microphone is solid, but by no means perfect. In all scenarios, we experience slightly distorted speech and occasionally short sound dropouts in our test calls, and the sound quality does not improve with VoWiFi either. You understand the other person quite well and the dropouts are rare, but we expect better telephony quality from a high-end phone.

Cameras - ThinkPhone with good pictures

Photo with the front camera
Photo with the front camera

3 camera lenses are found on the back, whereby only 2 can actually be used for photos, while the third is only used to provide depth information. The sensor of the 50-megapixel main camera comes from OmniVision and takes good photos with strong colors that don't look overdone. The autofocus sometimes has problems concentrating on the main subject in the case of close objects, but the overall sharpness of the pictures is convincing.

In low light and high contrasts, the smartphone manages a relatively sharp image. Particularly bright areas are darkened well so that they are not too bright. Overall, however, photos look a little dark.

The wide-angle camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels. It comes from Hynix and takes nice pictures at first glance. However, you should not enlarge them too much, as the details become quite muddy. Hybrid zoom between the two cameras is possible.

Video recordings with the main camera can be made in Full HD, 4K or 8K. 4K offers the most options: here you can choose whether you want to record at 60 or 30 fps and with or without HDR10+. In the viewfinder, the image tends to jitter during recording, but nothing of this is visible in the final material. The brightness adjustment to different situations could be a little smoother, but the autofocus reacts quickly and reliably.

On the front there is a 32-megapixel lens, also from OmniVision. It takes decent selfies in good light, which can also be enlarged a little without losing too much sharpness.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - plantMain camera - environmentMain camera - low lightMain camera - wide angle

In the lab, the main camera is very sharp in optimal light, even at the edges of the image. Contrasts and fine lines are also reproduced well. At only 1 lux illumination, we like the brightness, but the image is still quite blurry.

ColorChecker
23.5 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
18 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
12 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola ThinkPhone: 13.75 ∆E min: 2.02 - max: 24.88 ∆E
ColorChecker
25.5 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
32.5 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
37 ∆E
51.1 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
48.3 ∆E
51.4 ∆E
28 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
40.7 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
47 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
34 ∆E
23 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola ThinkPhone: 35.37 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 51.38 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Quick charger supplied

The ThinkPhone is packed together with a 65-watt charger and a cable with a USB-C connector on each end. A SIM tool is also included. Motorola's German online shop does not currently offer any accessories specially adapted for the device.

The manufacturer offers a 24-month guarantee for devices purchased in the EU. This may differ in other regions and countries, so buyers should double-check before purchasing.

With MotoCare you can extend and expand the warranty in three different stages. In the UK, for example, the maximum level currently costs around £63.99 on Motorola's website and comes with 2 years of accident damage protection.

Input Devices & Operation - Very fast thanks to 144 Hz

The very responsive 144 Hz screen and the fast processor enable almost instantaneous operation within the menus. The standby button and volume rocker are a little narrow and not so pleasant to use in the long run, but they have a high-quality feel and a good pressure point.

The freely assignable button on the left side of the case is easy to detect due to its ribbed surface and can be used for different commands when pressed once or twice.

The fingerprint sensor is hidden behind the screen, but very far down in the case so that only people with large hands can reach it without much trouble. The sensor recognizes a fingerprint very reliably and unlocks the smartphone almost immediately.

Unlocking via facial recognition also works very quickly and reliably, but this is not quite as well protected against manipulation as other methods due to the lack of additional hardware.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display - High-quality OLED screen

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The ThinkPhone comes with an OLED screen with support for HDR 10+, extended Full HD resolution and a frame rate of up to 144 Hz. In our tests with the spectrophotometer and CalMAN software, the screen scores with good brightness values of over 1000 cd/m², but the Xiaomi 13 Pro is capable of a few more candelas if necessary.

The brightness is very even thanks to the self-illuminating diodes.

PWN was detected in our test. At 175.4 Hz, this could definitely lead to problems such as headaches in sensitive people when the screen is used at low brightness. This problem can be mitigated with the "Prevent flickering" option, but we would recommend trying out the screen before purchasing if you have sensitivities in this range.

1007
cd/m²
1011
cd/m²
1066
cd/m²
1003
cd/m²
1023
cd/m²
1041
cd/m²
1006
cd/m²
1018
cd/m²
1040
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 1066 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1023.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 1023 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.38 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
97.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.266
Motorola ThinkPhone
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi 13 Pro
OLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Apple iPhone 14
OLED, 2532x1170, 6.10
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Honor Magic4 Pro
OLED, 2848x1312, 6.81
Screen
14%
-6%
5%
-39%
Brightness middle
1023
1230
20%
835
-18%
1020
0%
956
-7%
Brightness
1024
1244
21%
841
-18%
1020
0%
959
-6%
Brightness Distribution
94
94
0%
97
3%
96
2%
94
0%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.38
1
28%
1.05
24%
1
28%
2.4
-74%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.76
2.8
-1%
2.81
-2%
2.8
-1%
5.2
-88%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.1
1.8
14%
2.6
-24%
2.1
-0%
3.3
-57%
Gamma
2.266 97%
2.24 98%
2.034 108%
2.29 96%
2.26 97%
CCT
6428 101%
6446 101%
6616 98%
6502 100%
6804 96%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 175.4 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 175.4 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 175.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18205 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

100% brightness
100% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
0% brightness
0% brightness

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In our tests with the spectral photometer and CalMAN software, we ascertained very accurate color reproduction in the "Natural" color profile. The sRGB color space coverage is very good.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5 ms rise
↘ 0.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5 ms rise
↘ 0.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Thanks to the OLED screen, screen content is very clear, even at steep viewing angles.

The smartphone does quite well outdoors, and screen content is still legible in direct sunlight and reflections.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - No longer up to date, but fast

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is a high-end processor from last year, so the performance differences to the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Xiaomi 13 Pro are visible in the benchmarks, but these are only likely to be noticed by people who use extremely demanding apps on their smartphone or do a lot of multitasking.

In general, there is hardly anything that is likely to bring the Lenovo ThinkPhone to its limits: performance is sufficient for smooth operation in most cases. It has to be said, however, that the somewhat scarce 8 GB of RAM costs our test device some points in the benchmarks, as can be seen in a direct comparison with the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1732 Points +31%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1499 Points +13%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1328 Points 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1327 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (897 - 1389, n=23)
1280 Points -4%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1226 Points -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=210, last 2 years)
902 Points -32%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5201 Points +22%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
4733 Points +11%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
4278 Points
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4251 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3782 - 4436, n=23)
4173 Points -2%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3377 Points -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=210, last 2 years)
2936 Points -31%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1277795 Points +45%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1073804 Points +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (782013 - 1119358, n=21)
997518 Points +13%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
940036 Points +7%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
881453 Points
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
829792 Points -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=148, last 2 years)
746128 Points -15%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
17340 Points +8%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
16072 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (11029 - 17727, n=22)
14796 Points -8%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
14789 Points -8%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14283 Points -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=203, last 2 years)
11548 Points -28%
CrossMark - Overall
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1224 Points +37%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1180 Points +32%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1103 Points +23%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1079 Points +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (749 - 1178, n=21)
1033 Points +15%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
896 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1443, n=151, last 2 years)
829 Points -7%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8164 Points +17%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7567 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (5642 - 8753, n=21)
7507 Points +8%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7376 Points +6%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6980 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=151, last 2 years)
5654 Points -19%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points -100%
System
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13412 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (8750 - 13563, n=21)
11842 Points +4%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11438 Points
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10990 Points -4%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10786 Points -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=151, last 2 years)
9572 Points -16%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points -100%
Memory
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8777 Points +47%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7806 Points +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3871 - 9114, n=21)
7549 Points +27%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7232 Points +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12306, n=151, last 2 years)
6156 Points +3%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
5963 Points
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points -100%
Graphics
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
22986 Points 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
22976 Points
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
21737 Points -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (16742 - 26660, n=21)
21295 Points -7%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19247 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=151, last 2 years)
13749 Points -40%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points -100%
Web
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1960 Points +29%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1758 Points +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1198 - 2006, n=21)
1713 Points +13%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1665 Points +10%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1515 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=151, last 2 years)
1480 Points -2%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points -100%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Honor Magic4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
80599 Points +454%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3291 - 84787, n=19)
47040 Points +224%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=137, last 2 years)
22526 Points +55%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15778 Points +9%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
14572 Points 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14536 Points
AImark - Score v3.x
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (887 - 128240, n=9)
29608 Points +2691%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 128240, n=90, last 2 years)
12138 Points +1044%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1354 Points +28%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1061 Points

The Adreno 730 is sufficiently sized for most graphics-intensive apps and offers high performance reserves. Even the graphics performance of the iPhone 14 cannot keep up. Here, too, the differences between high-end devices are unlikely to be noticeable in everyday use.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3784 Points +37%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
2776 Points 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2771 Points
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2768 Points 0%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2585 Points -7%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3843 Points +35%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
3005 Points +6%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2838 Points
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2796 Points -1%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2639 Points -7%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13984 Points +26%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
11779 Points +6%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11138 Points
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10982 Points -1%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10317 Points -7%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5857 Points +9%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5353 Points
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3801 Points -29%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20640 Points +7%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19287 Points
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18581 Points -4%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13223 Points +8%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12214 Points
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9968 Points -18%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps +20%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps -1%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
497 fps +6%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
468 fps
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
456 fps -3%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
446.6 fps -5%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
439 fps -6%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps +20%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps -4%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
331 fps +20%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
275 fps
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
253 fps -8%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
237 fps -14%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
182 fps -34%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps -1%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
109 fps -9%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps -16%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
222 fps +21%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
184 fps
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
179 fps -3%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
172.4 fps -6%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps -18%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps +2%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps -28%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps -31%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -33%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
126 fps +22%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
105.2 fps +2%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps -6%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
57.6 fps -15%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
51 fps -25%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps -34%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps +33%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps +13%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
38.2 fps -17%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps 0%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
82 fps -21%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps -36%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -42%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
157 fps +27%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
124 fps
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps -4%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps -9%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
111.1 fps -10%

The ThinkPhone is fast when loading large pages, and you only have to wait a short time for images when scrolling. In general, there are smartphones that load websites a little faster, but overall, surfing the web with our test device is a lot of fun.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
189.85 Points +55%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
137.873 Points +13%
Motorola ThinkPhone (Chrome 110)
122.328 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (76.2 - 178.5, n=21)
121.1 Points -1%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
117.894 Points -4%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=163, last 2 years)
104.3 Points -15%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
77.337 Points -37%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
341 runs/min +228%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (69.1 - 167, n=16)
111.4 runs/min +7%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
110.9 runs/min +7%
Motorola ThinkPhone (Chome 110)
104 runs/min
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=147, last 2 years)
103.2 runs/min -1%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
99.2 runs/min -5%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
65.5 runs/min -37%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
188 Points +72%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
157 Points +44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (69 - 159, n=19)
111 Points +2%
Motorola ThinkPhone (Chrome 110)
109 Points
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
101 Points -7%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=142, last 2 years)
97.8 Points -10%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
71 Points -35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
65726 Points +73%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
42544 Points +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (17622 - 55611, n=22)
41373 Points +9%
Motorola ThinkPhone (Chrome 110)
38083 Points
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
37098 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=197, last 2 years)
33351 Points -12%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
27730 Points -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=160, last 2 years)
1657 ms * -48%
Honor Magic4 Pro (Chrome 102)
1440.1 ms * -29%
Motorola ThinkPhone (Chrome 110)
1115.9 ms *
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
1104 ms * +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (729 - 1707, n=20)
1047 ms * +6%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
690.6 ms * +38%
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
496.4 ms * +56%

* ... smaller is better

The ThinkPhone comes with UFS 3.1 storage, which certainly ensures fast copying and short loading times. Overall, however, the storage controller does not do its job quite as well as in many other high-end smartphones.

Devices such the Xiaomi 13 Pro even come with UFS 4.0 storage, which doubles the data throughput.

Motorola ThinkPhoneXiaomi 13 ProMotorola Edge 30 UltraHonor Magic4 ProAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
86%
15%
7%
-3%
-17%
Sequential Read 256KB
1504.2
3587.83
139%
1717.77
14%
1868.5
24%
1767 ?(1004 - 2037, n=85)
17%
1430 ?(215 - 4512, n=205, last 2 years)
-5%
Sequential Write 256KB
1026.6
2601.45
153%
1363.58
33%
1367.48
33%
1135 ?(452 - 1873, n=85)
11%
1045 ?(57.5 - 3518, n=205, last 2 years)
2%
Random Read 4KB
347.4
387.72
12%
349.08
0%
268.76
-23%
282 ?(173.5 - 543, n=85)
-19%
239 ?(22.2 - 543, n=205, last 2 years)
-31%
Random Write 4KB
395
546.98
38%
446.25
13%
366.13
-7%
312 ?(197.5 - 499, n=86)
-21%
263 ?(13 - 709, n=205, last 2 years)
-33%

Gaming – The Lenovo ThinkPhone a joy to play with

Gamers should be happy with the ThinkPhone by Motorola, as shown by our tests and also by the frame rates determined in popular games using the GameBench software.

Although the 144 Hz screen is not utilized in most games, you often get a fairly stable 60 fps, either in low or high settings in PUBG or Diablo: Immortal. UltraHD in PUBG is only possible at 40 fps, but the frame rate is also quite stable here.

The controls via the touchscreen and position sensor worked very reliably in all the games we tested.

Motorola also installs a gaming overlay that offers quick settings and is supposed to increase performance in games or touchscreen sensitivity, for example. In our tests, we didn't notice any difference when it was activated, but small improvements may definitely have an effect for very demanding gamers.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Diablo Immortal
Diablo Immortal
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Motorola ThinkPhone; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.4.0: Ø59.9 (59-60)
Motorola ThinkPhone; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.4.0: Ø59.9 (57-60)
Motorola ThinkPhone; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 2.4.0: Ø39.9 (38-41)
Motorola ThinkPhone; Diablo Immortal; Medium Mobile Low; 1.7.4: Ø59.9 (59-60)
Motorola ThinkPhone; Diablo Immortal; Ultra Mobile Very High; 1.7.4: Ø59.8 (57-60)

Emissions - Business phone runs hot

Temperature

Users should be prepared for high temperatures under load; we measured a maximum of 46.4 °C on the back. This may be even higher in hot ambient temperatures.

The business smartphone throttles its performance quite quickly under high load, whereupon it only delivers around 70% of its possible power, as shown by the stress tests of the 3DMark benchmark. No other smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 without active cooling can deliver better values here.

Motorola still has the throttling of the ThinkPhone reasonably well under control. In the case of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, you can see that Qualcomm has also addressed this problem in the successor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen. 2.

Max. Load
 46.1 °C
115 F
43.3 °C
110 F
40.3 °C
105 F
 
 46.1 °C
115 F
42.5 °C
109 F
39.8 °C
104 F
 
 46.1 °C
115 F
43.1 °C
110 F
39.8 °C
104 F
 
Maximum: 46.1 °C = 115 F
Average: 43 °C = 109 F
38.6 °C
101 F
42.5 °C
109 F
43.2 °C
110 F
38.8 °C
102 F
42.6 °C
109 F
46.4 °C
116 F
38.9 °C
102 F
43.2 °C
110 F
45.2 °C
113 F
Maximum: 46.4 °C = 116 F
Average: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.2 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.1 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.4 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.9 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
84.1 % +19%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83.1 % +17%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
70.8 %
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65.3 % -8%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.6 % -16%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88.2 % +27%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
75.5 % +9%
Motorola ThinkPhone
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69.2 %
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63.1 % -9%
Honor Magic4 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62.6 % -10%
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Motorola ThinkPhone Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø15.4 (11.8-17)
Xiaomi 13 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø21.1 (19.4-22)
Apple iPhone 14 A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø14 (13.2-17.5)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø13 (10.6-16.7)
Honor Magic4 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø11.1 (9.89-15.8)
Motorola ThinkPhone Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø48.9 (44.4-62.8)
Xiaomi 13 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø73.8 (64.6-77.7)
Apple iPhone 14 A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø49.9 (48.4-57.6)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 1.1.0.2: Ø44.1 (36.4-61.1)
Honor Magic4 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø39.7 (38.3-58.6)
Thermal imaging: back
Thermal imaging: back
Thermal imaging: front
Thermal imaging: front

Speakers

The ThinkPhone comes with stereo speakers, while the earpiece above the screen is used as a second speaker. The sound itself is full, but not entirely clear: voices always sound a little unclean, even at lower volumes. Instruments are easy to distinguish.

External audio devices that can be connected via Bluetooth or USB-C may produce clearer sound quality. All commonly used codecs are available for wireless audio transmission, including aptX Adaptive and LHDC V3/V4.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.6372537.136.6312832.34032.932.15031.838632628.78022.925.110021.134.512523.738.716018.244.320013.347.825014.554.531512.860.640011.461.950011.766.463010.964.480015.268.6100012.270.8125012.871.8160010.972.6200010.972.6250011.675.731501275.5400012.970.1500013.667.6630014.367.3800015.167.61000015.765.41250016.561.91600017.459.8SPL25.483.5N0.755.3median 13.3median 66.4Delta2.37.83937.824.42620.424.718.322.230.731.425.525.823.925.618.124.22032.225.246.816.848.614.452.51755.411.857.812.958.314.656.713.666.812.270.913.673.213.875.813.477.413.479.613.479.613.580.113.478.613.574.513.273.513.570.913.668.713.37225.988.50.768.6median 13.5median 70.91.79.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola ThinkPhoneHonor Magic4 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola ThinkPhone audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Honor Magic4 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.2% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - Fast charging and good stamina

Power Consumption

In terms of power consumption, there are more economical smartphones. Under load in particular, the ThinkPhone becomes rather power hungry.

The included charger manages up to 65 watts and the smartphone also supports this maximum charging rate. This gives you a few percentage points, even if the phone is only briefly connected to the charging network. A full charge of the battery takes less than an hour.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.4 / 1.8 Watt
Load midlight 6.8 / 8.2 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Motorola ThinkPhone
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Pro
4820 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Honor Magic4 Pro
4600 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
15%
19%
-5%
-7%
7%
Idle Minimum *
1
1.02
-2%
0.74
26%
0.87
13%
1.015 ?(0.56 - 2.57, n=19)
-2%
0.894 ?(0.42 - 2.37, n=156, last 2 years)
11%
Idle Average *
1.4
1.36
3%
1.84
-31%
2.04
-46%
1.869 ?(0.71 - 8.65, n=19)
-34%
1.449 ?(0.69 - 4.26, n=156, last 2 years)
-4%
Idle Maximum *
1.8
1.58
12%
1.86
-3%
2.26
-26%
2.02 ?(0.79 - 8.71, n=19)
-12%
1.63 ?(0.79 - 4.45, n=156, last 2 years)
9%
Load Average *
6.8
4.29
37%
2.75
60%
4.97
27%
5.69 ?(2.75 - 15, n=19)
16%
5.49 ?(2.4 - 16.5, n=156, last 2 years)
19%
Load Maximum *
8.2
6.15
25%
4.54
45%
7.46
9%
8.55 ?(4.54 - 15, n=19)
-4%
8.23 ?(4.32 - 20.8, n=156, last 2 years)
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola ThinkPhone; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.72 (3.31-8.97)
Motorola ThinkPhone; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.2 (1.059-1.61)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola ThinkPhone; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø8.91 (8.87-8.94)
Motorola ThinkPhone; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.2 (1.059-1.61)

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, in which a script with a screen brightness of 150 cd/m² loads websites until the battery is empty, the Lenovo smartphone manages 15:46 minutes. This is a very good value for an Android smartphone, but the iPhone 14 cannot beat the ThinkPhone in terms of battery life.

The strong 5,000 mAh battery certainly contributes to the fact that the ThinkPhone delivers values suitable for everyday use in all other tests and thus lasts longer in comparison to many other high-end smartphones.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 30min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 46min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 54min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 56min
Motorola ThinkPhone
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Pro
4820 mAh
Apple iPhone 14
3279 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Honor Magic4 Pro
4600 mAh
Battery Runtime
-12%
9%
1%
-13%
Reader / Idle
2130
1509
-29%
2689
26%
2206
4%
1346
-37%
H.264
1194
1263
6%
1266
6%
1188
-1%
995
-17%
WiFi v1.3
946
846
-11%
1010
7%
872
-8%
687
-27%
Load
296
254
-14%
289
-2%
323
9%
389
31%

Pros

+ high quality chassis
+ iconic ThinkPad design
+ stock Android
+ comprehensive PC integration
+ freely assignable button
+ true-color OLED display
+ good camera quality
+ great runtimes
+ brisk storage
+ good positioning accuracy
+ IP certification

Cons

- voice quality could be better
- high heating
- comparatively slow WiFi

Verdict - Big name, very decent phone

In review: Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola.
In review: Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola.

Of course, the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola benefits from the well-known ThinkPad name and the manufacturer does not waste any opportunity in promoting the smartphone as the perfect companion to its popular notebook series. But the ThinkPhone also works very well with any other Windows laptop thanks to wireless app streaming, Windows integration and Motorola ReadyFor. If need be, the phone can even replace the PC if you connect a mouse, keyboard and monitor.

The ThinkPhone is also a workhorse in itself, which is not only very well protected against the weather, but also stands out thanks to its Kevlar surface and the modified iconic logo without appearing too playful. We really liked the workmanship and stability of the smartphone in our tests.

The fact that the ThinkPhone has to make do with a SoC from last year denies it some features such as WiFi 7, but the price remains within reasonable limits. Even so, the phone is fast enough for most apps. In terms of battery life, the smartphone also scores with its powerful battery, and the charging technology provides enough more than enough power for prolonged workloads.

The Lenovo ThinkPhone is a stylish phone worthy of the legendary name that focuses on stability and security rather than top performance.

Those who want even faster charging and can do without waterproofing should take a look at the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, which has meanwhile fallen sharply in price. If you want state-of-the-art technology, you should take a look at the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which has extremely fast storage and swift WiFi.

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Price and Availability

The ThinkPhone by Motorola does not appear to be widely available around the globe. According to online reports, the model is expected to be rolled out in North America and elsewhere in March/April. In the UK, it is available via Motorola or Lenovo for £899.99.

Motorola ThinkPhone - 03/10/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
90%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
51%
Weight
89%
Battery
91 / 86 → 100%
Display
93%
Games Performance
70%
Application Performance
90 / 90 → 100%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Audio
78%
Camera
75%
Average
83%
89%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Florian Schmitt, 2023-03-10 (Update: 2023-03-11)