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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion smartphone review - Not high-end, but really good

Without compromises. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a great piece of technology without airs and graces. It leaves the fight for the fastest smartphone to the Ultra and still convinces with fast performance and good features. Our test clarifies where some compromises have to be made.

Motorola is expanding the Edge 30 family considerably. Besides the well-known Edge 30 and Edge 30 Pro, there are three new models: Ultra, Neo, and Fusion. While the Neo is in the mid-range and the Ultra in the high-end area, the Fusion looks for its place in between. The Edge 30 Fusion is only available in a configuration with 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. The available colors are "Cosmic Grey", "Aurora White" and "Vegan Leather".

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Edge Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.55 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive, pOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 128 GB, 111 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 ,13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66), 5G (Band n1, 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): 7.45 x 158.48 x 71.99 ( = 0.29 x 6.24 x 2.83 in)
Battery
4400 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 1.0 μm, OIS) + 13 MPix Ultrawide/ Macro (f/2.2, 1.12 μm) + 2 MPix depth (f/2.4, 1,75 μm)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.45, 0.8 μm)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, 68W-Charger, USB-Cabel (Type-C to Type-C), SIM-Needle, Case, My UX, 24 Months Warranty, Dual-Band GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Galileo (E1, E5a), Glonass (L1), Beidou (B1, B1C, B2a), SBASHead-SAR: 1.37 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.37 W/kg, Limb-SAR: 2,98 W/kg, fanless
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 132 g ( = 4.66 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
600 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
87.4 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
SD 888+ 5G, Adreno 660
172 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
87.4 %
11/2021
Google Pixel 6
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
207 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.40"2400x1080
88.8 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
177 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.40"2340x1080
87.7 %
03/2022
Xiaomi 12
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
179 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.28"2400x1080

Case - Edge 30 Fusion with aluminum and glass

Motorola's Edge 30 Fusion comes with an elongated casing, and the display has a 20:9 ratio, which makes it pleasantly slim in the hand. The 6.5-inch display is rounded on the sides, as is the back, which results in narrow side edges. The frame of the Fusion is made of aluminum, and the back is made of glass; Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is used for the display.

The camera module clearly protrudes from the back, which is why the device wobbles when it is placed on a table. The wobble does not completely disappear even with the included case. The smartphone's gaps are very small and even. Except for the wobbling of the volume rocker on the review sample, there is nothing to complain about in terms of build quality. The device has an IP52 certification.

Size comparision

158.6 mm / 6.24 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 207 g0.4564 lbs158.48 mm / 6.24 inch 71.99 mm / 2.83 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs155.7 mm / 6.13 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs152.7 mm / 6.01 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - Dual-SIM but no memory expansion

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is dual-SIM capable and accepts two nano-SIM cards; eSIM is not supported. A memory expansion via microSD card is missing, as is a jack. In return, the smartphone has stereo speakers that are Dolby Atmos certified.

All buttons of the device are positioned on the right side. The power button can be reached easily, and the volume down button is also within the thumb's reach. However, you have to reach for the volume up button. The optical fingerprint reader is located in the display.


Software - Vanilla Android Feeling with Moto enhancements

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with Android 12 and Motorola's My UX. The software is largely the same as stock Android with some enhancements. There is support for typical Moto gestures, such as shaking to activate the flashlight function. Besides numerous Google apps, only TikTok is preinstalled and can be easily deleted.

Another special feature is Motorola's "Ready for". This establishes a connection between the smartphone and a PC, screen, or TV, via USB cable or wirelessly via WLAN. The Fusion then serves as a computer and all programs are displayed on a desktop. It is also possible to move files between devices.

During the test period, the device received the security update for September, before that the July patch was installed. Therefore, a three-month interval for security updates can be expected. Motorola promises three years of security patches and two years of OS updates.

Communication and GNSS - Edge 30 Fusion masters Wi-Fi 6E

Motorola's Edge 30 Fusion supports 5G with both SIM cards. The reception was inconspicuous during the test. The frequency coverage in the different radio standards is good. All relevant bands for Germany and Europe are supported.

The smartphone can handle the current Wi-Fi 6E standard. The measurements with our reference router, the Asus ROG GT-AXE1000, show transmission rates that correspond to the class standard. The connection is established quickly. However, there are a few drops in the 6 GHz range.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
855 (649min - 889max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
854 (763min - 898max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
775 (699min - 873max) MBit/s ∼91%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼70% -22%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
844 (744min - 917max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
757 (380min - 826max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
737 (358min - 769max) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1670 (610min - 1889max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1894, n=18, last 2 years)
1496 MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1407 (872min - 1714max) MBit/s ∼84% -16%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1751 (879min - 1776max) MBit/s ∼100% +119%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1757, n=19, last 2 years)
1315 MBit/s ∼75% +64%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
800 (597min - 1400max) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
802 (421min - 857max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=131, last 2 years)
508 MBit/s ∼63%
iperf3 receive AX12
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
895 (870min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=132, last 2 years)
481 MBit/s ∼54%
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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1669 (610-1889)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1407 (872-1714)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø800 (597-1400)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1722 (879-1776)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø774 (699-873)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø854 (763-898)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø844 (744-917)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø745 (380-826)
GNSS test indoor
GNSS test indoor
GNSS test outdoor
GNSS test outdoor

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion features dual GNSS. The connection to the satellite system is established quickly outdoors as well as indoors. The smartphone convinces with high accuracy.

The comparison with our reference device, the Garmin Venu 2, shows a convincing satellite connection. The route is displayed accurately on the map, and turns and curves are also recorded smoothly.

GNSS test drive: Lake circumnavigation
GNSS test drive: Lake circumnavigation
GNSS test drive: Turning point
GNSS test drive: Turning point
GNSS test drive: Summary
GNSS test drive: Summary

Telephony and call quality - Clear communication

The voice quality of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion during the call is very good. Voices are rendered clearly from both sides, and the earpiece gets loud. Ambient noise is filtered out well, Motorola calls this feature "ChrystalTalk AI". Calls via WLAN are possible.

Google's software is used as the phone app. The program is clearly structured and well-arranged.

Camera - Edge 30 Fusion with 8K videos

Selfie with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Selfie with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Portrait with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Portrait with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion

The 50 MPix main camera is especially convincing in the camera setup of Motorola's Edge 30 Fusion. The pictures are rich in detail, the color reproduction is good, and mostly quite natural. The pictures taken with the main camera are warmer than those taken with the 13-MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The ultra-wide-angle pictures are still good in themselves, although details are missing in comparison.

The Edge 30 Fusion offers a Pro mode for photos, that lets the user adjust the focus manually, as well as the white balance, exposure time, and ISO values.

The pictures of the 32-MP front-facing camera are pleasing, they are sharp and natural. The camera normally works with pixel binning to 8 MP. The portrait mode works quickly and reliably in most cases, but there are occasionally areas that are mismatched - like in the test photos.

Video recordings with the main camera are possible with a resolution of up to 8K. However, the recordings quickly become shaky. On the other hand, video stabilization ensures smooth videos in Full HD resolution. The FPS cannot be adjusted manually though. The wide-angle camera only records videos in FHD, while 4K resolution is possible for the front-facing camera.

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 cameraMain cameraWide-angle5x ZoomLow-Light

Overall, the color balance of Motorola's camera is pleasing. Only the green tones show larger deviations, as the comparison with ColorChecker shows. The lens still captures a lot of light in controlled light conditions of only one lux.

The sharpness of the pictures taken with the main camera is good, only towards the edges does it weaken. In low light, the sharpness is also convincing: even details are well visible and there is hardly any image noise.

ColorChecker
12.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge 30 Fusion: 6.93 ∆E min: 1.45 - max: 15.73 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.7 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
29 ∆E
24 ∆E
28 ∆E
33.8 ∆E
30.6 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
27 ∆E
21 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge 30 Fusion: 25.02 ∆E min: 12.23 - max: 33.84 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Motorola adds a 68-watt power adapter

The Edge 30 Fusion comes with a 68-watt power adapter with a matching USB-C to USB-C cable. Motorola also provides a transparent, soft plastic case. A screen protector is applied ex-works.

Motorola grants a warranty of 24 months for smartphone in Germany. With the Moto Care program, an extension of the warranty period by one year and accident protection is possible.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with a 68-watt power adapter
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with a 68-watt power adapter

Input devices & operation - Fast in-display fingerprint scanner

Motorola relies on the Gboard keyboard for text input with the Edge 30 Fusion. The software is convincing in both portrait and landscape modes, and there are hardly any typos.

A protective film is applied to the touchscreen ex-works, but it comes off at the corners after a short time. Despite the film, the gliding properties are very good. The slightly rounded shape of the display does not interfere with operation. The general operating speed is very good.

The Edge 30 Fusion can be unlocked via fingerprint or face recognition in addition to pin or pattern input. The optical fingerprint reader is integrated into the display. It is located closer to the bottom of the screen but works quickly and reliably. The less secure 2D face unlock is just as reliable, but it takes about one second until the smartphone is unlocked.

Display - Bright OLED in the Edge 30 Fusion

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

Motorola installs a 6.55-inch OLED display in 20:9 format in the Edge 30 Fusion. The panel is rounded on the sides. Due to the design, the screen impresses with perfect black level and contrasts. Furthermore, the panel is pleasantly bright; our measurements result in a maximum brightness (APL18) of 1,196 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor turned on. With the sensor disabled, 525 cd/m² is possible.

We could not determine temporal dithering on the smartphone. For testing, the display is filmed through a microscope at 240 fps with an iPhone. However, the display test shows PWM with a brightness level of up to 68%. At full display brightness and in DC dimming mode, the measured value is 144 Hz and thus corresponds to the refresh rate. At 50% brightness, the frequency is a high 753 Hz.

The maximum refresh rate is 144 Hz. The user can switch between permanent 60 Hz, 144 Hz, or an automatic adjustment by the software. Then the panel can also display content at 48, 90, and 120 Hz. Unfortunately, the Edge 30 Fusion does not offer an always-on display. In addition, the outermost edge areas occasionally show image errors in full-screen mode, for example when gaming.

The outer areas of the display have image errors in some apps
The outer areas of the display have image errors in some apps
957
cd/m²
952
cd/m²
969
cd/m²
966
cd/m²
954
cd/m²
970
cd/m²
956
cd/m²
956
cd/m²
966
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 970 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 960.7 cd/m² Minimum: 4.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 954 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
97.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.24
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Google Pixel 6
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2340x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi 12
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.28
Screen
-12%
-16%
-18%
Brightness middle
954
805
-16%
758
-21%
867
-9%
Brightness
961
805
-16%
758
-21%
867
-10%
Brightness Distribution
98
98
0%
99
1%
98
0%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.5
1.4
7%
1.5
-0%
1.7
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.5
3.7
-48%
3.1
-24%
4.4
-76%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.8
-0%
2.3
-28%
1.8
-0%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.29 96%
2.06 107%
2.2 100%
CCT
6254 104%
6507 100%
6378 102%
6762 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 753 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 753 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 753 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19466 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25 % Display brightness
25 %
50 % Display brightness
50 %
75 % Display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

The color balance of Motorola's panel is convincing. The deviation is not noticeable in the grayscale as well as in the colors.

Grayscale (Mode: Natural, Color Temperature: Adjusted; Target Color Space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Mode: Natural, Color Temperature: Adjusted; Target Color Space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: natural, color temperature: adjusted; target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: natural, color temperature: adjusted; target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: natural, color temperature: adjusted; target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: natural, color temperature: adjusted; target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Mode: Natural, Color Temperature: Adjusted; Target Color Space: sRGB)
Saturation (Mode: Natural, Color Temperature: Adjusted; Target Color Space: sRGB)

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
0.79 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.4065 ms rise
↘ 0.3825 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 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.19 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5605 ms rise
↘ 0.627 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 0.25 (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 (35.8 ms).

The display of Motorola's Edge 30 Fusion is always legible, even in bright sunlight. The maximum brightness exceeds that of the comparison devices.

The Edge 30 Fusion's panel has plenty of brightness reserves for outdoor use
The Edge 30 Fusion's panel has plenty of brightness reserves for outdoor use
The viewing angle stability of the Edge 30 Fusion is good
The viewing angle stability of the Edge 30 Fusion is good

The readability of the display from different viewing angles is very good. There are no distortions or color changes.

Performance - Previous year's processor in Motorola smartphone

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with the former high-end processor Snapdragon 888 Plus in combination with an Adreno 660 Graphics unit. This is not the latest processor in the smartphone - the Edge 30 Ultra has one. Nevertheless, the Edge 30 Fusion convinces with an extremely smooth performance in everyday use. Apps are opened quickly, and switching between different apps is always possible without stuttering.

The benchmark results are diverse. In AnTuTu 9 and Geekbench 5.4, the Fusion is only beaten by the Xiaomi 12 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and is ahead of the average of all devices with the Snapdragon 888 Plus. In CrossMark and PCMark benchmarks, however, the smartphone has to place itself in the midfield.

In any case, the SoC has enough performance reserves to cope with the upcoming OS updates.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1237 Points ∼100% +7%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1158 Points ∼94%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (1076 - 1170, n=6)
1143 Points ∼92% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
1092 Points ∼88% -6%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
1041 Points ∼84% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=263, last 2 years)
761 Points ∼62% -34%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3581 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (3286 - 3675, n=6)
3572 Points ∼100% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3544 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
3204 Points ∼89% -10%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
2805 Points ∼78% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=263, last 2 years)
2449 Points ∼68% -31%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
982789 Points ∼100% +18%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
829929 Points ∼84%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (794271 - 829929, n=3)
813105 Points ∼83% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
743221 Points ∼76% -10%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
702981 Points ∼72% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=163, last 2 years)
596789 Points ∼61% -28%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (12136 - 18567, n=6)
15268 Points ∼100% +26%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14508 Points ∼95% +20%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
14107 Points ∼92% +16%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
12136 Points ∼79%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
10409 Points ∼68% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=222, last 2 years)
10342 Points ∼68% -15%
CrossMark - Overall
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1109 Points ∼100% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (828 - 916, n=2)
872 Points ∼79% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
871 Points ∼79% +5%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
849 Points ∼77% +3%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
828 Points ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=100, last 2 years)
784 Points ∼71% -5%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6860 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (5711 - 7123, n=4)
6407 Points ∼93% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6382 Points ∼93%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
6287 Points ∼92% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
5839 Points ∼85% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=174, last 2 years)
4797 Points ∼70% -25%
System
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10334 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (8546 - 11096, n=4)
10063 Points ∼97% +2%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
9864 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
9119 Points ∼88% -8%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
9085 Points ∼88% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=174, last 2 years)
8417 Points ∼81% -15%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (5648 - 7941, n=4)
6905 Points ∼100% +5%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6569 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6535 Points ∼95% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
6248 Points ∼90% -5%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
6071 Points ∼88% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=174, last 2 years)
5371 Points ∼78% -18%
Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
18370 Points ∼100% +24%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
15303 Points ∼83% +3%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
14811 Points ∼81%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (11374 - 15524, n=4)
13894 Points ∼76% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
13588 Points ∼74% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=174, last 2 years)
9498 Points ∼52% -36%
Web
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
1851 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1785 Points ∼96% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (1665 - 1882, n=4)
1782 Points ∼96% +3%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1728 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
1501 Points ∼81% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=174, last 2 years)
1428 Points ∼77% -17%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
32339 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (27949 - 32339, n=3)
29672 Points ∼92% -8%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
28581 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23360 Points ∼72% -28%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
  (27321 - 286905, n=3)
114318 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=148, last 2 years)
52706 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6766 Points ∼6%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
5723 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
Points ∼0%

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is equipped with the Adreno 660 is used as the graphics unit. The performance is convincing. The device can place itself at the top of the comparison field in various benchmarks, such as 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme Unlimited.

Current games, such as PUBG Mobile, run smoothly even in the highest available settings (Ultra HD / frame rate Extreme).

The fast UFS 3.1 memory in Motorola's Edge 30 Fusion is convincing. The rates - especially in sequential reading - are very good and, with the exception of the Xiaomi 12, are far ahead of the rivals.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2418 Points ∼100% +59%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1823 Points ∼75% +20%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1521 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
974 Points ∼40% -36%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2586 Points ∼100% +70%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2067 Points ∼80% +36%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1519 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1500 Points ∼58% -1%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9782 Points ∼100% +70%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7064 Points ∼72% +23%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5872 Points ∼60% +2%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5764 Points ∼59%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9713 Points ∼100% +71%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6954 Points ∼72% +22%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5688 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5683 Points ∼59% 0%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5040 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4378 Points ∼87% -13%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4303 Points ∼85% -15%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3643 Points ∼72% -28%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18286 Points ∼100% +67%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11309 Points ∼62% +3%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10930 Points ∼60%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8605 Points ∼47% -21%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10618 Points ∼100% +22%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8677 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8366 Points ∼79% -4%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6606 Points ∼62% -24%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10906 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9787 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9693 Points ∼89% -11%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7344 Points ∼67% -33%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24177 Points ∼100% +54%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15730 Points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15358 Points ∼64% -2%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11005 Points ∼46% -30%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5260 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4312 Points ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3754 Points ∼71% -29%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3393 Points ∼65% -35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼98%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼74%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
428 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
178 fps ∼42%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼34%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
127 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼81% -19%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps ∼62% -38%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
213 fps ∼100% +51%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps ∼51% -23%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼42% -36%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +29%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps ∼60% -22%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼47% -39%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
164 fps ∼100% +73%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼46% -21%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼37% -37%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps ∼100% +53%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼52% -21%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼44% -32%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼100% +26%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62 fps ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps ∼58% -27%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼51% -35%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼100% +92%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼61% +17%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼58% +11%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25 fps ∼64% +4%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24 fps ∼62%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23 fps ∼59% -4%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps ∼100% +63%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps ∼55% -11%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼51% -18%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 fps ∼100% +52%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼55% -17%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼49% -25%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
113.8 Points ∼100% +13%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
100.393 Points ∼88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (75.9 - 125.4, n=4)
98.4 Points ∼86% -2%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
90.1 Points ∼79% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=171, last 2 years)
76.6 Points ∼67% -24%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
63.9 Points ∼56% -36%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
107 runs/min ∼100%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
104 runs/min ∼97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (79.8 - 114, n=3)
91.5 runs/min ∼86%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=159, last 2 years)
72.9 runs/min ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
46.92 runs/min ∼44%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
104 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
104 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=57, last 2 years)
89.8 Points ∼86% -14%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
148 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (120 - 165, n=3)
144 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
136 Points ∼92%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
110 Points ∼74%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=170, last 2 years)
104.4 Points ∼71%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
43376 Points ∼100% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (28695 - 49046, n=4)
38237 Points ∼88% +2%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
37446 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
37279 Points ∼86% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
31070 Points ∼72% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=196, last 2 years)
27547 Points ∼64% -26%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=181, last 2 years)
2407 ms * ∼100% -115%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
1417 ms * ∼59% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G (1118 - 1443, n=4)
1267 ms * ∼53% -13%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
1117.9 ms * ∼46%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
1034 ms * ∼43% +8%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
930 ms * ∼39% +17%

* ... smaller is better

Motorola Edge 30 FusionGoogle Pixel 6Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5GXiaomi 12Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-41%
-7%
49%
-5%
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB
1870.18
1546
-17%
1639
-12%
1851
-1%
1564 ?(1030 - 1898, n=45)
-16%
1043 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=255, last 2 years)
-44%
Sequential Write 256KB
689.24
233.4
-66%
760
10%
1417
106%
789 ?(233 - 1284, n=45)
14%
612 ?(11.9 - 2723, n=255, last 2 years)
-11%
Random Read 4KB
248.86
126.2
-49%
245.1
-2%
325.2
31%
237 ?(126.2 - 390, n=45)
-5%
190.3 ?(13.5 - 543, n=255, last 2 years)
-24%
Random Write 4KB
276.74
190.3
-31%
211.2
-24%
437.5
58%
242 ?(121.4 - 503, n=45)
-13%
195.1 ?(13 - 552, n=256, last 2 years)
-30%

Emissions - Motorola has the Snapdragon under control

Temperature - The Edge 30 Fusion stays cool

Even under full load, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion never gets hot. We measured a maximum of 34.7 degrees in the stress test. The temperatures are significantly lower in normal use. The device only gets noticeably warm during charging, but never uncomfortably hot.

Max. Load
 34.1 °C
93 F
34.3 °C
94 F
32 °C
90 F
 
 34.6 °C
94 F
34.7 °C
94 F
32 °C
90 F
 
 34.1 °C
93 F
34.2 °C
94 F
32 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32.8 °C
91 F
34.1 °C
93 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31.6 °C
89 F
33.9 °C
93 F
30.9 °C
88 F
32.7 °C
91 F
33.3 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.4 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.7 °C = 84 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.6 °C / 92 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 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.6 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 % ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46.3 % ∼63% -37%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
77.9 % ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.86 (7.09-9.1)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø29 (25.4-34.3)
Xiaomi 12 Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø35.6 (27.5-59.4)

Speakers - Clear stereo sound in the Edge 30 Fusion

The sound of the Dolby Atmos-certified stereo speakers is convincing. On the one hand, the device can get really loud (88.9 dB). On the other hand, the speakers create very balanced mids and trebles. The reproduction of music and voices is nice and clear, and the speakers do not become tinny. Only basses and low frequencies are not reproduced or are reproduced weakly. The center of the device vibrates slightly at full volume.

An audio jack is missing.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.634.52535.231.53132.628.9402930.15037.434.46330.630.58029.333.210026.733.812524.34116022.550.920018.853.425016.256.83151263.44009.963.150011.772.663010.377.280011.975.310001276.6125012.176.416001274.8200012.177.9250012.777.3315012.780.4400012.979.3500013.377.8630013.276800013.672.91000013.670.11250013.371.61600012.763.9SPL25.188.9N0.779median 12.7median 72.9Delta28.63536.23030.221.934.122.833.734.839.824.337.423.234.727.840.914.744.120.95521.253.617.559.813.460.814.160.413.169.111.571.513.171.711.777.811.878.91377.112.178.612.180.812.382.412.578.91379.113.280.91379.413.770.813.564.414.267.425.190.70.786.3median 13.1median 71.51.19.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Edge 30 FusionXiaomi 12
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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 20% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi 12 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 27% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Motorola with a good energy values

Energy consumption

Motororola shows a solid performance in the Edge 30 Fusion's energy consumption. In normal use, the Fusion is in the midfield of its rivals. The performance under load is particularly good, as Motorola's smartphone is pleasantly frugal.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.31 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.83 / 1.72 / 1.75 Watt
Load midlight 2.76 / 6.74 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 Edge 30 Fusion
4400 mAh
Google Pixel 6
4614 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-5%
-27%
-18%
-1%
-13%
Idle Minimum *
0.83
0.68
18%
1.01
-22%
0.87
-5%
0.65 ?(0.12 - 1.05, n=4)
22%
0.888 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=188, last 2 years)
-7%
Idle Average *
1.72
1
42%
1.5
13%
1.7
1%
1.353 ?(0.9 - 1.75, n=4)
21%
1.558 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=188, last 2 years)
9%
Idle Maximum *
1.75
1.02
42%
1.6
9%
1.82
-4%
1.565 ?(1.23 - 1.78, n=4)
11%
1.765 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=188, last 2 years)
-1%
Load Average *
2.76
5.39
-95%
5.54
-101%
4.68
-70%
4.03 ?(2.76 - 7, n=4)
-46%
4.35 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=188, last 2 years)
-58%
Load Maximum *
6.74
9
-34%
9.16
-36%
7.41
-10%
7.54 ?(6.74 - 8.4, n=4)
-12%
7.22 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=188, last 2 years)
-7%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G: Ø4.78 (0.9-9.96)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Ø7.17 (1.141-13.1)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

0123456789Tooltip
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.02 (6.5-7.92)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.02 (8.51-9.65)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.03 (0.992-1.184)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.18 (1.054-1.884)

Battery life - Edge 30 Fusion with super charging times

The Edge 30 Fusion does not make any mistakes in terms of battery life either. Although it has the smallest battery among the comparison devices, it beats the Google Pixel 6 in the realistic Wi-Fi web surfing test and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE also stays behind. The smartphone lasts for one day even during intensive use and short game sessions. If the Fusion is not used much, two days of use without recharging is possible.

The charging speed of Motorola's Edge 30 Fusion in combination with the 68-watt charger is impressive. This charges the smartphone from 10 to 50 percent in 10 minutes. The charging process from 10 to 100 percent only takes 36 minutes.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
11h 26min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
4400 mAh
686 min ∼26%
Google Pixel 6
4614 mAh
627 min ∼24% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
4500 mAh
594 min ∼23% -13%
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
760 min ∼29% +11%

Pros

+ bright and true-color OLED display
+ a lot of computing power, fast SoC
+ quick charge, power adapter included
+ strong main camera
+ smartphone can be used as desktop

Cons

- only one memory/storage configuration
- no memory expansion is possible
- no optical zoom
- partial image errors in full-screen mode

Verdict- Motorola's successful overall concept

In review: Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

Motorola convinces all along the line with the Edge 30 Fusion. The large OLED panel offers great contrasts and gets nice and bright. The elongated form factor and the Edge display are a matter of taste. However, not only the display is convincing, but the performance of the SoC is also right and is sufficient for both gaming and extremely smooth operation, an impression that is reinforced by the 144 Hz refresh rate. Thanks to the good stereo speakers, gaming and videos are great fun on the smartphone.

Those who can do without the latest processor, extreme megapixel resolutions, and a zoom lens do not need more than the Edge 30 Fusion.

The Fusion's main camera does not offer the 200 MPix of the Edge 30 Ultra but still takes sharp pictures and even convinces in unfavorable light conditions. The smartphone can also record videos in 8K, but it is better to use a tripod in that case.

Thus, the Edge 30 Fusion is a successful overall package without any real weaknesses, and it even comes with a powerful charger. Motorola's smartphone does not have to hide from the competition in any discipline. It beats the chosen comparison devices - Samsung Galaxy S21FE and Google Pixel 6 - in many disciplines. On par is the Xiaomi 12 which is even more compact and has a more up-to-date processor under the hood.

Price and availability

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has an MSRP of 600 Euros. It is available directly from Motorola but is also available from other retailers like Amazon or Cyberport.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion - 10/10/2022 v7
Benedikt Winkel

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
53 / 70 → 76%
Weight
90%
Battery
89%
Display
93%
Games Performance
62 / 64 → 97%
Application Performance
89 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
83 / 90 → 92%
Camera
72%
Average
82%
87%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Motorola Edge 30 Fusion smartphone review - Not high-end, but really good
Benedikt Winkel, 2022-10-14 (Update: 2022-10-14)