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Motorola Edge 20 smartphone review: Lightweight smartphone with fast display

Edge without the edges? The second generation of Motorola's high-end mid-range Edge series comes without the curved screen glass of the predecessor. Instead, it features a slim design, a lower price, but also a smaller battery. So the question arises: Is this a step forwards or a step backwards?
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Motorola Edge 20

We actually thought that Motorola interpreted the "Edge" in the name of its most premium smartphone series as a requirement to curve the display glass at the sides to make the "Edges" particularly interesting. Instead, the American-Chinese manufacturer surprised us with the Edge 20, since it now sports a flatter display.

It looks like Motorola rather focused on the fact that "edge" can also mean "lead", which is exactly what it wants to strengthen compared to other high-end mid-range smartphones.

Its particularly slim build and fairly light weight with a large display should help achieve this. Motorola fans might now recall the Moto Z series, which had smartphones that were only 5.2 millimeters thick, excluding the camera module.

The Edge 20 isn't quite as thin, but it's comparatively cheap at just under 500 Euros (~$572) and equipped with 5G as well as a flexible camera system. 

Motorola Edge 20 (Edge Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 393 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, 1.07 billion colors, Gorilla Glass 3, 576 Hz sampling rate, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
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 5.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B43/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n28/​n38/​n41/​n66/​n77/​n78) , Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7 x 163 x 76 ( = 0.28 x 6.42 x 2.99 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 30-watt charging (Motorola TurboPower)
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix 108 MP f/​1.9, phase-comparison AF, dual-LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 16 MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 8 MP, f/​2.4, OIS, telephoto lens (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.25, videos @2160p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, IP52-certified, SAR: 1.0 W/​kg head, 1.5 W/​kg body, fanless
Weight
163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
11/2021
Motorola Edge 20
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642L
163 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.70"2400x1080
80.6 %
05/2020
Motorola Edge
SD 765, Adreno 620
190 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.70"2340x1080
86.7 %
10/2021
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
185 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2400x1080
81.9 %
05/2021
Samsung Galaxy A72
SD 720G, Adreno 618
203 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.70"2400x1080
84.9 %
08/2021
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9
189 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
85.7 %
05/2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
SD 780G 5G, Adreno 642
159 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.55"2400x1080

Case – Completely reimagined

The Motorola Edge 20 is a 6.70-inch smartphone with an only slightly curved 2.5D screen. Its design is quite different from that of its predecessor: While the screen of the Motorola Edge had very curved edges and a rather rounded exterior, the Edge 20 is more angular and has a shiny metallic back with an engraved Motorola logo.

The manufacturer uses Gorilla Glass 3 for the display glass, so there's still a lot of room for improvement in terms of shatter resistance compared with more recent versions. The frame is made of an aluminum alloy, while the back is only made of plastic. The Edge 20 Pro features higher-quality materials, but the combination is very similar in comparably priced smartphones.

Once again, the smartphone is certified according to the IP52 standard, which means that it's quite well protected against dust, yet only against splashing water, so it shouldn't be immersed in water.

The Edge 20 is especially interesting because of its slim silhouette and low weight. However, the camera module protrudes from the case considerably, and naturally, that doesn't leave much room for the battery. 

Size comparison

165 mm / 6.5 inch 77.4 mm / 3.05 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs161.6 mm / 6.36 inch 71.1 mm / 2.8 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 163 g0.3594 lbs159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs160.53 mm / 6.32 inch 75.72 mm / 2.98 inch 6.81 mm / 0.2681 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs

Connectivity – No microSD reader in the Edge 20

As before, there's no microSD card reader, but in return, Motorola offers 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of mass storage this time. However, the larger storage variant is only available directly from the manufacturer, and the upgrade costs approximately 50 Euros (~$57).

The 3.5 mm audio jack has fallen victim to the slim design, and only the USB-C port can be used for connecting wired headphones or speakers. Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC are also available.

Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Bottom: SIM tray, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
Bottom: SIM tray, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
Left: Google Assistant button
Left: Google Assistant button
Right: Standby button, volume rocker
Right: Standby button, volume rocker

Software – Quite pure Android 11 with Moto app

Motorola runs a relatively pure version of Android 11, and any special functions are available within the Moto app, which can also be used to control additional gestures, the notifications screen, and other functions.

Our review sample's security patches are from September 2021, which means that they are no longer entirely up to date at the time of testing.

Motorola Edge 20 software
Motorola Edge 20 software
Motorola Edge 20 software

Communication and GNSS – Motorola phone with 5G on board

The Edge 20 supports 5G and also offers many 4G frequencies, so that it can be put to good use when traveling abroad. The smartphone's reception quality isn't quite on par with some high-end smartphones in the test, but it's still very decent.

In terms of WLAN, you can enjoy Wi-Fi 6, which is a modern standard for Wi-Fi networks. The smartphone is a bit faster than the Motorola Edge predecessor and roughly on par with the Edge 20 Pro. There are certainly even faster mid-range devices, but the Edge 20 delivers good Wi-Fi speeds overall.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Adreno 642, SD 780G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
891 (847min - 921max) MBit/s ∼100% +28%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
888 (842min - 904max) MBit/s ∼100% +27%
Motorola Edge 20
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
697 (664min - 716max) MBit/s ∼78%
Motorola Edge
Adreno 620, SD 765, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
657 (608min - 667max) MBit/s ∼74% -6%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
655 (597min - 675max) MBit/s ∼74% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=233, last 2 years)
481 MBit/s ∼54% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
287 (144min - 338max) MBit/s ∼32% -59%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
877 (657min - 928max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Adreno 642, SD 780G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
874 (833min - 900max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Motorola Edge 20
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
809 (717min - 844max) MBit/s ∼92%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
731 (565min - 819max) MBit/s ∼83% -10%
Motorola Edge
Adreno 620, SD 765, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
561 (216min - 668max) MBit/s ∼64% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=233, last 2 years)
469 MBit/s ∼53% -42%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
295 (143min - 319max) MBit/s ∼34% -64%
04590135180225270315360405450495540585630675720765810Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø809 (717-844)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø697 (664-716)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Outdoors, it only takes a few seconds for the positioning module to determine our location with an accuracy of a few meters.

In addition, we check the positioning accuracy by going for a bike ride. The Garmin Edge 520 is included as a comparison device. Our result: The Motorola Edge 20 does a good job, but it's a bit inaccurate overall and tends to get off the road at times. It should suffice for everyday use, but users who want very accurate tracking should look elsewhere.

Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 positioning – Bridge
Motorola Edge 20 positioning – Overview
Motorola Edge 20 positioning – Overview
Motorola Edge 20 positioning – Turning point
Motorola Edge 20 positioning – Turning point
Motorola Edge 20 positioning – Bridge
Motorola Edge 20 positioning – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Good voice reproduction

Since Motorola is using a relatively pure vanilla Android version, the phone app is also from Google. It's easy to manage calls and contacts with it, and since the app is used by many manufacturers, you don't need to familiarize yourself with it in many cases. VoLTE and VoWiFi are available.

The smartphone delivers impressive voice quality: Both the earpiece and the built-in speaker for hands-free calls sound good, and they reproduce the other person's voice without any background noise. Our voice is also transmitted cleanly, although we need to be careful not to speak too softly.

Cameras – No OIS for the Edge 20's main camera

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

At first glance, the camera systems of the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro Pro appear to be very similar. The 108-megapixel main camera is indeed identical, but the Edge 20 Pro has a periscope zoom camera, something the Edge 20 can't offer. It only has 3x zoom, but the f-stop is better, so that more light can be captured with the zoom camera.

However, this also means that the Edge 20 doesn't have an optical image stabilizer for its main camera, since it's only available for the telephoto camera. Depending on the usage scenario, this can be a significant disadvantage.

Photos taken with the main camera in good light look less vivid than those of the iPhone, but you could also say that they look a bit more natural, so this is probably a matter of taste. The sharpness is okay in detail, but by no means perfect. The brightness and details are quite good for this class in low light. Overall, it's possible to take decent photos in a wide range of scenarios that are at a mid-range level.

Thanks to the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, you also have slightly more flexibility in terms of field of view. However, you shouldn't expect to be able to recognize distant details well with the wide-angle camera, because it's too inaccurate for that.

Videos can be recorded at a maximum of 4K and 30 fps, 60 fps is only available in Full HD. The brightness and sharpness adjustment works well. Nevertheless, the microphones pick up quite a bit of noise when the camera is in motion.

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 - SurroundingsMain camera - Low lightWide-angle camera
click to load images

The Edge 20's main camera has to prove itself in the lab as well. Detail reproduction is not perfect here either, but it's acceptable. You can hardly make out anything in the pictures at an illumination of 1 lux.

ColorChecker
19.8 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
21 ∆E
21 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
14 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
19 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge 20: 13.82 ∆E min: 2.94 - max: 21.69 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
53.5 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
63.8 ∆E
63.5 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
46 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
75 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
44 ∆E
82.9 ∆E
69.6 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge 20: 45.9 ∆E min: 12.85 - max: 82.85 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – Motorola phone with warranty extension available

The Motorola Edge 20 supports "Ready For", which means that it displays an interface optimized for large screens when a monitor is connected either with a cable or wirelessly, thereby making it easier to use the device. Of course, Bluetooth keyboards and mice can also be connected.

The box includes a charger and a USB-C cable, as well as a SIM tool. Motorola doesn't offer any special accessories, except for a replacement charger for about 20 Euros (~$23).

Motorola provides a standard warranty of 24 months. Users can improve protection with MotoCare; comprehensive accident protection and an extended warranty are available for between 25 (~$29) and 60 (~$69) Euros. Three different levels are available here.

Input devices and handling – Fast fingerprint scanner

Google's standard app is used as the virtual keyboard. Users who prefer to use a different keyboard from the Play Store can naturally do so as well.

The fingerprint sensor used for unlocking the device is integrated into the standby button on the smartphone's side. It responds very precisely and quickly to registered fingerprints. Unlocking the smartphone is also very fast in standby mode. When setting it up, however, you should be careful not to accidentally press the standby button, otherwise the smartphone screen will turn off and you will have to restart the registration process.

Face recognition is also supported, but there are some limitations here (problems when wearing sunglasses or face masks, the smartphone has to be held upright, etc.), so it's recommended to set up the fingerprint scanner at least as a second authentication option if you want to save time.

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

Display – Fast but with moderate brightness

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

Motorola equips the Edge 20 with an OLED display that sports a wider Full HD resolution. The display has a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, which makes it look very smooth when scrolling and in videos that have been adjusted for this purpose. Users who want to save power can also lower the refresh rate to 60 Hz or leave the decision to the system. In the latter case, the refresh rate is dynamically adapted to the content, so it's reduced in still pictures and increased when scrolling quickly.

Like in the predecessor, the display's brightness is less compelling: 480 cd/m² is fine for everyday use, but it's not enough for HDR reproduction. Other mid-range smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy A72 or the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G demonstrate that much more can be done in this respect.

491
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
489
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 497 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 479.8 cd/m² Minimum: 4.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 479 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.06 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
153.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.205
Motorola Edge 20
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
Motorola Edge
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.70
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy A72
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Screen
-50%
32%
-7%
-5%
13%
Brightness middle
479
427
-11%
666
39%
730
52%
594
24%
863
80%
Brightness
480
438
-9%
644
34%
734
53%
594
24%
860
79%
Brightness Distribution
94
94
0%
93
-1%
97
3%
99
5%
93
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.06
5.34
-159%
1.4
32%
3.2
-55%
2.74
-33%
3.2
-55%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.54
9.33
-106%
2.65
42%
8.8
-94%
6
-32%
5.2
-15%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.5
4
-14%
1.9
46%
3.5
-0%
4.2
-20%
3.9
-11%
Gamma
2.205 100%
2.315 95%
2.209 100%
2.05 107%
2.278 97%
2.33 94%
CCT
6794 96%
7221 90%
6646 98%
6605 98%
7322 89%
7299 89%

* ... 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 252.5 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 252.5 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 252.5 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

As is typical for OLED displays, the panel also flickers at higher brightness levels, but Motorola has implemented a DC-dimming mode that can be activated in the display settings; it can help relieve headaches or eyestrain in sensitive users. Nevertheless, you should still try out the display before buying the device if you've had problems with this in the past.

We use the CalMAN software to measure the display's color reproduction. Motorola provides several color profiles, and the color temperature can also be adjusted by the user via the settings. White color reproduction looks a bit too green in the "Natural" mode when you look very closely. However, this will probably be negligible for most users. Overall, color reproduction is quite accurate and at least on a par with the competition.

CalMAN grayscales – "Saturated" color profile
CalMAN grayscales – "Saturated" color profile
CalMAN color accuracy – "Saturated" color profile
CalMAN color accuracy – "Saturated" color profile
CalMAN grayscales – "Natural" color profile
CalMAN grayscales – "Natural" color profile
CalMAN color accuracy – "Natural" color profile
CalMAN color accuracy – "Natural" color profile
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
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 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 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

The display can also be used outdoors on brighter days, but you should preferably move to the shade when the sun is shining directly on the display in order to be able to see the content properly. Viewing angles are beyond reproach.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Mid-range power in the Motorola phone

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Motorola has chosen an upper mid-range SoC for the Moto Edge 20. This provides a decent performance leap compared with the predecessor, but it will be noticed primarily in more demanding scenarios such as when multitasking, for example.

The Adreno 642L is installed as the graphics unit. The "L" at the end indicates slightly lower performance than with the standard Adreno 642, which can actually be observed in our benchmarks as well when you compare the Moto Edge 20 with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G. That said, our review sample's power is also significantly higher than the predecessor's, allowing it to keep up well with other devices in its class.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
767 Points ∼79%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
589 Points ∼60% -23%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
974 Points ∼100% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
555 Points ∼57% -28%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
809 Points ∼83% +5%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
809 Points ∼83% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (765 - 791, n=7)
780 Points ∼80% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=261, last 2 years)
654 Points ∼67% -15%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2785 Points ∼93%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
1869 Points ∼62% -33%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
2986 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1656 Points ∼55% -41%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
2463 Points ∼82% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2998 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2785 - 3000, n=7)
2864 Points ∼96% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=261, last 2 years)
2152 Points ∼72% -23%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2304 Points ∼51%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3159 Points ∼70% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1033 Points ∼23% -55%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4501 Points ∼100% +95%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2805 Points ∼62% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2216 - 2423, n=7)
2293 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=200, last 2 years)
2485 Points ∼55% +8%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2226 Points ∼47%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3482 Points ∼74% +56%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
927 Points ∼20% -58%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4726 Points ∼100% +112%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2809 Points ∼59% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2207 - 2359, n=7)
2249 Points ∼48% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 9069, n=199, last 2 years)
2476 Points ∼52% +11%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
13296 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
11986 Points ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
7471 Points ∼56% -44%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
8486 Points ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
11218 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (9330 - 13296, n=6)
11639 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=133, last 2 years)
10130 Points ∼76% -24%
3DMark
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2505 Points ∼59%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
4274 Points ∼100% +71%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
826 Points ∼19% -67%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4208 Points ∼98% +68%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3196 Points ∼75% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2465 - 2505, n=6)
2490 Points ∼58% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=172, last 2 years)
3282 Points ∼77% +31%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2499 Points ∼59%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
4233 Points ∼100% +69%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
824 Points ∼19% -67%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
4214 Points ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3212 Points ∼76% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2321 - 2501, n=6)
2466 Points ∼58% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=170, last 2 years)
3370 Points ∼80% +35%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
695 Points ∼54%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1243 Points ∼97% +79%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
318 Points ∼25% -54%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1283 Points ∼100% +85%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
865 Points ∼67% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (690 - 695, n=6)
693 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102 - 3080, n=124, last 2 years)
1000 Points ∼78% +44%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
690 Points ∼55%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1223 Points ∼97% +77%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1047 Points ∼83% +52%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1256 Points ∼100% +82%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
786 Points ∼63% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (684 - 690, n=6)
688 Points ∼55% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=121, last 2 years)
978 Points ∼78% +42%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
116 fps ∼82%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
78 fps ∼55% -33%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
142 fps ∼100% +22%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
68 fps ∼48% -41%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
59 fps ∼42% -49%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
90 fps ∼63% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (60 - 116, n=7)
91.3 fps ∼64% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 143, n=203, last 2 years)
67.4 fps ∼47% -42%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
133 fps ∼60%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
87 fps ∼39% -35%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
223 fps ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
71 fps ∼32% -47%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
178 fps ∼80% +34%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
153 fps ∼69% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (132 - 134, n=7)
132.9 fps ∼60% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 428, n=203, last 2 years)
133.8 fps ∼60% +1%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
69 fps ∼59%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
48 fps ∼41% -30%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
116 fps ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼29% -51%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
60 fps ∼52% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
79 fps ∼68% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (59 - 69, n=7)
65.9 fps ∼57% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=202, last 2 years)
54.6 fps ∼47% -21%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
78 fps ∼59%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
50 fps ∼38% -36%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
132 fps ∼100% +69%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
35 fps ∼27% -55%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
124 fps ∼94% +59%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
90 fps ∼68% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (77 - 79, n=7)
78 fps ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=203, last 2 years)
76.9 fps ∼58% -1%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
49 fps ∼61%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
32 fps ∼40% -35%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
80 fps ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
24 fps ∼30% -51%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
58 fps ∼73% +18%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
57 fps ∼71% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (48 - 53, n=7)
49.9 fps ∼62% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 121, n=202, last 2 years)
42.1 fps ∼53% -14%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
56 fps ∼62%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
33 fps ∼36% -41%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
91 fps ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
25 fps ∼27% -55%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
77 fps ∼85% +38%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
65 fps ∼71% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (56 - 57, n=7)
56.4 fps ∼62% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=203, last 2 years)
52 fps ∼57% -7%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
29 fps ∼58%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼36% -38%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
50 fps ∼100% +72%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
14 fps ∼28% -52%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
41 fps ∼82% +41%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
35 fps ∼70% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (28 - 31, n=7)
28.9 fps ∼58% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 81, n=202, last 2 years)
26.5 fps ∼53% -9%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
33 fps ∼57%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
19 fps ∼33% -42%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
58 fps ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
14 fps ∼24% -58%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
47 fps ∼81% +42%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
40 fps ∼69% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (33 - 33, n=7)
33 fps ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=202, last 2 years)
31.5 fps ∼54% -5%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
30 fps ∼61%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
20 fps ∼41% -33%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
49 fps ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼35% -43%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
48 fps ∼98% +60%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
42 fps ∼86% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (30 - 35, n=7)
31.6 fps ∼64% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=258, last 2 years)
27.9 fps ∼57% -7%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
34 fps ∼60%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼37% -38%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
57 fps ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼26% -56%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
54 fps ∼95% +59%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
50 fps ∼88% +47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (34 - 39, n=7)
36 fps ∼63% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2 - 257, n=259, last 2 years)
33.5 fps ∼59% -1%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
19 fps ∼61%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
12 fps ∼39% -37%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
31 fps ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼35% -42%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
31 fps ∼100% +63%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
26 fps ∼84% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (19 - 22, n=7)
19.9 fps ∼64% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=259, last 2 years)
19.1 fps ∼62% +1%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
13 fps ∼59%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
7.5 fps ∼34% -42%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
22 fps ∼100% +69%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6.8 fps ∼31% -48%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
21 fps ∼95% +62%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
18 fps ∼82% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (13 - 14, n=7)
13.4 fps ∼61% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 101, n=259, last 2 years)
12.9 fps ∼59% -1%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
520706 Points ∼75%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
692521 Points ∼100% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
297261 Points ∼43% -43%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
604538 Points ∼87% +16%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
521880 Points ∼75% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (438254 - 520706, n=7)
495281 Points ∼72% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=102, last 2 years)
550205 Points ∼79% +6%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
433068 Points ∼81%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
304120 Points ∼57% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
253274 Points ∼47% -42%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
534286 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
468196 Points ∼88% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (422597 - 452805, n=5)
436226 Points ∼82% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (77514 - 727247, n=142, last 2 years)
359023 Points ∼67% -17%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
137968 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
21091 Points ∼15% -85%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
71083 Points ∼51% -48%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6472 Points ∼5% -95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (136987 - 140376, n=4)
138589 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=121, last 2 years)
63547 Points ∼46% -54%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4615 Points ∼77%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3742 Points ∼62% -19%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
6031 Points ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3307 Points ∼55% -28%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
5130 Points ∼85% +11%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5068 Points ∼84% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4321 - 5002, n=7)
4688 Points ∼78% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=179, last 2 years)
4143 Points ∼69% -10%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
8751 Points ∼90%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
6612 Points ∼68% -24%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
8976 Points ∼92% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6157 Points ∼63% -30%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
9622 Points ∼99% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
9557 Points ∼98% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (8751 - 10816, n=7)
9755 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=179, last 2 years)
7353 Points ∼75% -16%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5234 Points ∼70%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4528 Points ∼61% -13%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
7457 Points ∼100% +42%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3856 Points ∼52% -26%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
7277 Points ∼98% +39%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6172 Points ∼83% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (3956 - 6372, n=7)
5217 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=179, last 2 years)
4780 Points ∼64% -9%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
6763 Points ∼55%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4681 Points ∼38% -31%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
12245 Points ∼100% +81%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3768 Points ∼31% -44%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
7754 Points ∼63% +15%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
7202 Points ∼59% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6654 - 6783, n=7)
6714 Points ∼55% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=179, last 2 years)
7045 Points ∼58% +4%
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1465 Points ∼89%
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
1399 Points ∼85% -5%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1654 Points ∼100% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1337 Points ∼81% -9%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1276 Points ∼77% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
1563 Points ∼94% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (1295 - 1534, n=7)
1419 Points ∼86% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=179, last 2 years)
1374 Points ∼83% -6%

The Moto Edge 20 proves to be quite fast when browsing the Internet, especially considering the comparison devices. Although you sometimes have to wait for images to load when scrolling in practice, users will generally be able to browse the Internet quickly with the smartphone.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (Chrome 94)
93.7 Points ∼100% +8%
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
86.8 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Chrome90)
75.8 Points ∼81% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (58.8 - 86.8, n=7)
74.6 Points ∼80% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=176, last 2 years)
60.1 Points ∼64% -31%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
51.1 Points ∼55% -41%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
48.34 Points ∼52% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A72 (Chrome 90.0.4430.91)
37.83 Points ∼40% -56%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (Chrome 94)
170.6 Points ∼100% +15%
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
148.8 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Chrome90)
135.7 Points ∼80% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (102.6 - 155.3, n=7)
132.5 Points ∼78% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=184, last 2 years)
111.5 Points ∼65% -25%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
108.8 Points ∼64% -27%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
87.8 Points ∼51% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A72 (Chrome 90.0.4430.91)
59.7 Points ∼35% -60%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (Chrome 94)
71.9 runs/min ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Chrome90)
70.8 runs/min ∼98% +15%
Motorola Edge 20 (Chome 95)
61.3 runs/min ∼85%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=162, last 2 years)
59.4 runs/min ∼83% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (52.5 - 61.5, n=5)
56.7 runs/min ∼79% -8%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chome 92)
50.2 runs/min ∼70% -18%
Motorola Edge (Chome 81)
26.8 runs/min ∼37% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A72 (Chrome 90.0.4430.91)
26.8 runs/min ∼37% -56%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
131 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (Chrome 94)
127 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (93 - 131, n=7)
106.1 Points ∼81% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Chrome90)
106 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=188, last 2 years)
90.1 Points ∼69% -31%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
72 Points ∼55% -45%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
69 Points ∼53% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A72 (Chrome 90.0.4430.91)
53 Points ∼40% -60%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (Chrome 94)
39985 Points ∼100% +26%
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
31783 Points ∼79%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (23915 - 31915, n=7)
28217 Points ∼71% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Chrome90)
26943 Points ∼67% -15%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
26207 Points ∼66% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=192, last 2 years)
22284 Points ∼56% -30%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
17700 Points ∼44% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A72 (Chrome 90.0.4430.91)
11846 Points ∼30% -63%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A72 (Chrome 90.0.4430.91)
3577 ms * ∼100% -166%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=194, last 2 years)
3274 ms * ∼92% -144%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
2754 ms * ∼77% -105%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
1809 ms * ∼51% -35%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Chrome90)
1802 ms * ∼50% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (1323 - 1893, n=7)
1569 ms * ∼44% -17%
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
1344 ms * ∼38%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (Chrome 94)
1176 ms * ∼33% +12%

* ... smaller is better

The storage speed of the Moto Edge 20 is average for its class, although devices equipped with UFS 3.0 or UFS 3.1 are much faster. This means that larger amounts of data can be read and written quickly, but other smartphones can do it even faster.

Motorola Edge 20Motorola EdgeMotorola Edge 20 ProSamsung Galaxy A72OnePlus Nord 2 5GXiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-16%
34%
-45%
70%
13%
-32%
-16%
Sequential Read 256KB
1011
941
-7%
1699
68%
490.8
-51%
1827
81%
949
-6%
776 ?(427 - 1011, n=96)
-23%
897 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=258, last 2 years)
-11%
Sequential Write 256KB
471.4
451.7
-4%
723
53%
260
-45%
1256
166%
710
51%
278 ?(13.6 - 719, n=96)
-41%
435 ?(11.9 - 1465, n=258, last 2 years)
-8%
Random Read 4KB
190.2
150.5
-21%
245.7
29%
119.2
-37%
223.7
18%
207.9
9%
148.3 ?(92.6 - 239, n=96)
-22%
159.3 ?(13.5 - 325, n=258, last 2 years)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
210.6
145.2
-31%
179.6
-15%
114.7
-46%
239
13%
206.9
-2%
126.1 ?(18.2 - 290, n=96)
-40%
151.6 ?(269 - 449, n=259, last 2 years)
-28%

Games – 120 fps is achievable

The 144 Hz display is actually ideal for gamers who are looking for high fps rates in order to gain an advantage over their opponents, especially in fast paced games. Unfortunately, it's currently difficult to use these types of displays in mobile games, since phone manufacturers often limit frame rates due to the high battery consumption, and app developers need to optimize their games accordingly as well.

We test frame rates with GameBench's software, and we discover that you can actually get quite high frame rates of 120 fps in the 2D shooter Armajet with the Edge 20. PUBG, which is more demanding, still allows 60 fps at low settings.

Controlling games via the touchscreen and position sensor works very well.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø118.7 (97-121)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.6.0: Ø59.8 (58-61)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.6.0: Ø39.9 (39-41)

Emissions – No throttling on the Edge phone

Temperature

The case heats up to 44 °C (~111 °F) under prolonged load, which isn't critical yet, but we did measure this at moderate room temperature. Heat development is likely to be even higher on hot summer days, and holding the smartphone in the hand or carrying it around in the pocket could definitely become uncomfortable then.

At least performance isn't affected by this: The frame rates remain quite constant, even after several runs of 3DMark Wild Life. 

Max. Load
 41.1 °C
106 F
37.3 °C
99 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 42.2 °C
108 F
37.6 °C
100 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
 42 °C
108 F
38 °C
100 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
35.7 °C
96 F
38.8 °C
102 F
40.3 °C
105 F
35.7 °C
96 F
38.3 °C
101 F
44 °C
111 F
34.8 °C
95 F
38.7 °C
102 F
43.8 °C
111 F
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 38.9 °C = 102 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.8 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Adreno 642, SD 780G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.8 (3150min) % ∼100% +1%
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.4 (25.7min) % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A72
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
99.3 (821min) % ∼99% 0%
Motorola Edge 20
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.2 (14.8min) % ∼99%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.4 (2587min) % ∼62% -38%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.8 (7.49min) % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Edge 20
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.7 (4.14min) % ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Adreno 642, SD 780G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
82.1 (683min) % ∼82% -18%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
66.6 (858min) % ∼67% -33%
0510152025Tooltip
Motorola Edge 20 Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø4.14 (4.14-4.15)
Motorola Edge 20 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø7.5 (7.49-7.5)
Motorola Edge 20 Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø14.9 (14.8-14.9)
Motorola Edge 20 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.8 (25.7-25.9)
Heatmap - Front
Heatmap - Front
Heatmap - Back
Heatmap - Back

Speaker

Compared to the predecessor, the mono speaker in the Edge 20 is a bit louder in our tests, as well as more balanced when it comes to highs in particular. However, the possibility for stereo effects is gone; only the speaker at the bottom is used.

And how does it sound in practice? Unfortunately, it's average at best and also quite high-pitched. Although some audio effects can be adjusted in the settings, they don't provide any noticeable improvement.

We recommend using external audio devices. Unfortunately, the 3.5 mm audio jack from the predecessor is no longer available, leaving the USB-C port or Bluetooth as the only options for audio output. Audio quality is clean here, and modern codecs for Bluetooth are installed with aptX HD and aptX Adaptive.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.532.92533.134.53127.426.74031.329.15030.3336329.626.68024.120.310020.721.412517.635.116014.845.920012.349.225012.851.131510.454400960.950011.365.263014.465.380017.170.210001473.6125010.47016009.468.8200010.661.2250011.461315013.662.7400013.777.1500015.375.6630015.477800016.676.31000017.669.21250017.368.61600017.655.2SPL26.384.5N0.758median 14median 65.2Delta2.8935.433.839.7352828.427.43429.838.625.825.722.223.723.428.621.237.119.241.718.9431941.617.243.31653.516.761.218.862.914.76415.670.51467.613.970.614.470.514.768.414.371.41572.415.763.415.857.115.757.116.266.115.762.715.967.471.86327.680.526.315145median 15.8median 62.91.910.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Edge 20Motorola Edge
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Edge 20 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Motorola Edge audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life – Little room for the battery

Energy consumption

The Edge 20 is on par with the competition in terms of energy consumption. Especially under full load, but also on the whole, it's more efficient than the OnePlus Nord 2 5G or the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.3 / 1.6 Watt
Load midlight 3.9 / 7.2 Watt
 color bar
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 Edge 20
4000 mAh
Motorola Edge
4500 mAh
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A72
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
4250 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-11%
18%
3%
-14%
-14%
-14%
-12%
Idle Minimum *
1
1
-0%
0.7
30%
0.86
14%
0.8
20%
0.83
17%
0.977 ?(0.78 - 1.2, n=6)
2%
0.916 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=204, last 2 years)
8%
Idle Average *
1.3
1.4
-8%
0.9
31%
1.82
-40%
1.2
8%
1.92
-48%
1.903 ?(1.3 - 2.98, n=6)
-46%
1.7 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=204, last 2 years)
-31%
Idle Maximum *
1.6
2
-25%
1.2
25%
1.86
-16%
1.6
-0%
1.97
-23%
2.09 ?(1.6 - 3.11, n=6)
-31%
1.928 ?(0.69 - 4, n=204, last 2 years)
-21%
Load Average *
3.9
4.8
-23%
4.6
-18%
2.95
24%
5.7
-46%
3.84
2%
3.68 ?(3.23 - 3.9, n=6)
6%
4.47 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=204, last 2 years)
-15%
Load Maximum *
7.2
7.3
-1%
5.5
24%
4.87
32%
10.9
-51%
8.6
-19%
7.19 ?(6.9 - 7.43, n=6)
-0%
7.34 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=204, last 2 years)
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Energy consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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: Ø3.88 (0.985-8.91)

Energy consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.40.60.91.11.31.51.71.92.22.42.62.833.23.43.73.94.1Tooltip
; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.76 (2.58-4.31)
; Idle 1min: Ø1.338 (0.966-2.14)

Battery life

The Edge 20 loses some ground in terms of runtimes due to its rather small 4,000 mAh battery, but it doesn't do a bad job overall and still manages acceptable battery life with 12 hours in our Wi-Fi test. The smartphone should certainly make it through a workday, and if you charge it every night anyway, battery life should be more than sufficient.

Nevertheless, it's still a fact that the battery capacity is low and that the Galaxy A72, for example, offers twice the runtime in idle usage and is otherwise much more powerful in everyday use.

The battery can be recharged at a maximum of 30 watts, which means that a full charge is achieved in just under one hour.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 40min
WiFi Websurfing
11h 56min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
18h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 03min
Motorola Edge 20
4000 mAh
Motorola Edge
4500 mAh
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A72
5000 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
4250 mAh
Battery Runtime
32%
11%
48%
28%
9%
Reader / Idle
1540
2515
63%
1689
10%
3153
105%
1926
25%
1509
-2%
H.264
1105
1197
8%
1289
17%
1131
2%
1126
2%
1248
13%
WiFi v1.3
716
888
24%
774
8%
877
22%
958
34%
734
3%
Load
183
240
31%
195
7%
301
64%
272
49%
223
22%

Pros

+ slim, lightweight case
+ fast WLAN
+ decent call quality
+ fast 144 Hz display
+ display with good color accuracy
+ reliable and fast fingerprint sensor
+ no performance throttling
+ DC-dimming mode
+ pure Android

Cons

- short battery life
- mediocre speaker
- no OIS in the main camera
- no microSD reader
- display could be brighter

Verdict – The Edge 20 is slim and unusual

In review: Motorola Edge 20. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Motorola Edge 20. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

In our review, the Motorola Edge 20 proves to be a mid-range smartphone that differs from its predecessor in more ways than just its looks.

It's a light and slim smartphone, so users who are looking for something like that should keep an eye out. In return, however, you have to sacrifice battery life, and there is no longer a 3.5 mm audio jack, either. The design features a flatter screen with clearer edges now, and it looks a bit more premium than the predecessor.

The speaker system has been downgraded to a mono speaker, and it doesn't manage to be fully persuasive, nor does the display's maximum brightness. In return, you get high frame rates in games and a generally very smooth image reproduction due to the 144 Hz display.

The Edge 20 is a slim phone with a fast 144 Hz display and slightly short battery life.

Performance is at mid-range level and can clearly surpass that of the predecessor; there's no need to put up with throttling under prolonged load. The camera system is flexible, and call quality is decent. In addition, you get a bonus feature in Motorola's mid-range: "Ready For", which can be used when you want to connect the smartphone to a larger screen and use it as a PC replacement.

The Edge 20 is a smartphone with pros and cons, and you should take a close look at the aspects that are particularly important in a phone to you before buying one. Alternatives are the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G. The predecessor is quite a different smartphone compared to the Edge 20, so you can certainly save money when buying the Motorola Edge, but you should compare the devices in detail beforehand.

Price and availability

At the time of writing, you can find the Motorola Moto Edge 20 with 128 GB of storage on Newegg for $595. Alternatively, you can also wait for the device to become available on Amazon, for example.

Motorola Edge 20 - 11/09/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
50 / 70 → 72%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
87%
Games Performance
50 / 64 → 78%
Application Performance
78 / 86 → 91%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
54 / 90 → 60%
Camera
68%
Average
77%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 926 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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