Motorola Edge 20 Pro flagship smartphone review verdict: Are the compromises too big?
In contrast to many competitors, Motorola doesn't position its flagship in the premium segment; instead, the device belongs to the higher-end category. On the one hand, this makes the Edge 20 Pro more affordable for a lot of users, but on the other hand, certain compromises in terms of the built-in hardware have to be put up with due to the lower price.
Our detailed review of the Motorola smartphone reveals a few weaknesses that slightly affect the overall package of the Edge 20 Pro. In particular, the lack of wireless charging, of an optically stabilized main camera, and of stereo speakers might be a disqualifying factor for some of those interested in a high-end phone. Especially since the Pro model of the Edge 20 series is only IP52-certified and therefore protected against splashing water. Furthermore, the choice of the Snapdragon 870 doesn't really fit into the overall picture of a 700-Euro (~$812) phone, although performance is absolutely sufficient in everyday use. In addition, the Snapdragon 888 competition also achieves much better rates in our brightness measurements in some cases - we would have wished for slightly more potential from the Edge 20 Pro for outdoor use here, since the Motorola flagship "only" manages a good brightness level of about 650 cd/m² in our review.
That said, the Edge 20 Pro also offers many advantages, such as the lightweight MyUX software including the Ready For functionality, the very good battery life with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, as well as a pleasing overall camera package. The support for USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 deserves a special mention as well.
Review of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro