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Motorola Edge 30: Extremely thin mid-range smartphone with stock Android 12

A rarity in the mid-range: The main and ultra-wide-angle cameras of the Edge 30 each shoot up to 50 MP.
A rarity in the mid-range: The main and ultra-wide-angle cameras of the Edge 30 each shoot up to 50 MP.
Motorola's Edge 30 is one of the thinnest 5G smartphones on the market at just under 7 millimeters. At the same time, the 6.5-inch mid-range smartphone delivers very smooth everyday performance thanks to its 144 Hz display, 8 GB of RAM and Snapdragon 778G+.

At 155 grams, the Motorola Edge 30 is one of the lightest smartphones in the 6-inch range. Such a low weight is usually only known from much smaller mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone 13 Mini. Although the Mini is considerably smaller than the Edge 30 at 5.4 inches, it weighs only 15 grams less.

Motorola packs its mid-range smartphone in a sturdy plastic chassis whose matte back cover shimmers in different hues depending on the light, which gives it a classy touch. The AMOLED panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and IP52 certification means that the Edge 30 is dust- and water resistant.

AMOLED panel with HDR10+

Apart from the low weight, further highlights include the stock (and largely unchanged) Android 12 and the 144 Hz AMOLED panel. Although the screen of the Edge 20 predecessor also has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 (FHD+), both differ significantly in terms of brightness. Under testing, the Edge 30 achieves an average brightness of around 630 cd/m², making it much more flexible in everyday use than the Edge 20, which has an average brightness of only 480 cd/m². The Edge 30 also supports HDR10+.

Meanwhile, manufacturers are increasingly opting to leave out the power supply for their smartphones. This is not the case with the Edge 30. A 33-watt power adapter is included, which can fully recharge the mid-range smartphone in around one hour. Overall, we encountered very few points of criticism during the review process, but the comparatively small battery of 4020 mAh is definitely among the drawbacks.  

The full review of Motorola Edge 30 can be read here.

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Review of the Motorola Edge 30

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Manuel Masiero, 2022-07- 7 (Update: 2022-07-13)