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Motorola Edge 30 Neo smartphone review - Compact beauty

Fresh start. With the release of the Edge 30 Ultra and Edge 30 Fusion, Motorola has also introduced an entry-level device to the Edge 30 lineup and calls the result Neo. Our review clarifies what the slimmed-down newcomer is capable of.

Motorola renews the Edge 30 lineup. Besides the new models, Fusion and Ultra, the Edge 30 Neo is a cheaper entry-level device that is positioned below the Edge 30 without a name extension.

The Neo only comes in a configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. An expansion of the storage via microSD card is not possible. In return, there are four colors to choose from. Besides black and white, Motorola also offers "Aqua Foam", a lime green, and "Very Peri", the purple color of our review sample. Except for the white, all colors were developed in cooperation with Pantone. The respective color is displayed as a small square on the back.

Motorola Edge 30 Neo (Edge Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.30 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 418 PPI, capacitive, pOLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113 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
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM (850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 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, 48, 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): 7.75 x 152.9 x 71.2 ( = 0.31 x 6.02 x 2.8 in)
Battery
4020 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (ƒ/1.8, 1.4 μm, OIS) + 13 MPix Ultrawide/ Macro/ depth (f/2.2, 1.12 μm); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (ƒ/2.4, 1.4 μm)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, 68W-Charger, USB-Cabel (Type-C to Type-C), SIM-Needle, Case, My UX, 24 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 0,98 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1,47 W/kg, Limb-SAR: 2,66 W/kg; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1); DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 130 g ( = 4.59 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
400 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
83.6 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
155 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.30"2400x1080
81.9 %
08/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
202 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85.8 %
09/2022
Google Pixel 6a
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
178 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
83.4 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080

Case - Compact Edge with straight display

Motorola's Edge 30 has a 6.3-inch straight display and is thus quite compact. The display's edges are a bit wider than those of the Edge 30 Fusion with a curved display, but they are nice and even. The Edge 30 Neo is pleasantly light at 155 grams (~5.5 oz).

The camera hump on the back clearly protrudes, which makes the device wobble when it is placed on a flat surface. This is hardly annoying when typing, but touching the upper area leads to strong wobbling.

The build quality is very good, the gaps are small and even. The keys have a slight play in the case. The device has an IP52 certification.

Size comparision

164.19 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.12 mm / 0.3197 inch 202 g0.4453 lbs159.6 mm / 6.28 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs152.2 mm / 5.99 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 7.75 mm / 0.3051 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Edge 30 Neo only in one variant

The Motorola Edge 30 Neo comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It is dual-SIM capable with two physical nano-SIM cards. Motorola also installs stereo speakers that are Dolby Atmos certified.

The power button and volume keys are both on the right side and they are placed very high. The tester can reach power and volume down with the thumb, but the hand has to be stretched out to reach the volume up button.

Software - Stock-Android Feeling

The Edge 30 Neo ships with Android 12. Motorola's My UX is almost stock Android with some extensions like the well-known Moto gestures. Shaking the device makes the flashlight shine, for example. Motorola promises two years of OS and three years of security updates from the device's sales launch. At the time of testing, the September security patch was installed.

The Edge 30 Neo also supports Motorola Ready For. With this software, the smartphone can be connected to a screen, TV or PC and used as a desktop. Apps can be displayed on the large screen, and files can also be moved between the devices. The connection is established via USB cable or wirelessly via WLAN

 
 

Communication and GNSS - Wi-Fi 6 is missing on the Neo

Motorola's Edge 30 Neo supports 5G, but unfortunately not Wi-Fi 6. The Edge 30 Neo is on par with the comparison devices in the measurements with our test router, the Asus ROG GT-AXE1000. The connection is established quickly and remains stable.

5G reception is supported on both SIM cards. The reception is acceptable in the test. The Neo has good frequency coverage in the different wireless standards, and operation in European cities should not be a problem.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
897 (449min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100% +162%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼67% +75%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 (339min - 359max) MBit/s ∼39% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
346 (334min - 353max) MBit/s ∼39% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (328min - 351max) MBit/s ∼38% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
343 (323min - 353max) MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (459min - 973max) MBit/s ∼100% +164%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼68% +81%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 (346min - 370max) MBit/s ∼38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 (180min - 373max) MBit/s ∼37% -1%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
347 (175min - 354max) MBit/s ∼37% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
269 (255min - 281max) MBit/s ∼28% -25%
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Motorola Edge 30 Neo Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø343 (323-353)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø345 (334-353)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø358 (346-370)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø348 (180-373)
GNSS connection outdoors
GNSS connection outdoors
GNSS Connection Indoors
GNSS Connection Indoors

The Edge 30 Neo cannot convince with the GNSS connection. A connection is established quickly outdoors, but it does not support dual-band GNSS. Indoors, the connection takes a long time even near a window and the positioning is inaccurate. The smartphone is also weak when recording routes.

On a bike ride with our comparison device, the Garmin Venu 2, the Edge 30 Neo shows weaknesses. The recorded route deviates from the road in many areas. Curves and radii are displayed angularly.

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

Phone features and voice quality - Edge 30 Neo is clear and crisp

Motorola relies on Google software for the phone app. The program is convincing in practice and is clearly structured. The smartphone supports calls via WLAN and features Motorola's "ChrystalTalk AI", a software that is supposed to reduce background noise during calls.

The result is pleasing in practice. The voice quality is good for both participants, there is no hiss or other annoying noises. Voices are transmitted clearly and naturally.

Cameras - Only two lenses on the Neo

Selfie with the Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Selfie with the Motorola Edge 30 Neo

Motorola does without a third lens on the back of the Edge 30 Neo. The 64 MPix main camera is only flanked by a 13 MPix ultra-wide-angle camera that is also responsible for macro shots. The quality of the installed cameras is convincing. The pictures are sharp, the color balance is good and similar for both lenses.

The camera software offers a Pro mode for photos. The focus can be adjusted manually, as well as the white balance, the exposure time and the ISO value. There is also a Full Resolution mode to take pictures with 64 MPix and avoid pixel binning.

The pictures of the 32 MPix front-facing camera convince with sharpness and good dynamic range. The portrait mode also works reliably

The camera app is clearly arranged, but offers few setting options. This is particularly noticeable in video recordings. There is no option to change the resolution of the recordings, there is only a choice between 30 and 60 FPS. Thus, the setting options are exactly the opposite of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. The stabilization of the video recordings is good, but the autofocus is very erratic.

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 RabbitMain camera LakeUltra wide-angle5x ZoomLow-Light
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Motorola had a good hand in the camera's color matching. The deviations in ColorChecker are very low, at least in good lighting conditions.

The Edge 30 Neo's camera reaches its limits in only one lux of light. The color deviation becomes large, or the camera captures very little light. Details on the test chart are also hardly recognizable.

In contrast, in bright light, the sharpness of the pictures is convincing and only decreases towards the edges.

ColorChecker
4.4 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
1.1 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
1 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge 30 Neo: 3.87 ∆E min: 1 - max: 7.15 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.4 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
36 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
61.8 ∆E
53.1 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
39.7 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
47.9 ∆E
35 ∆E
74.4 ∆E
40 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
84.2 ∆E
69.4 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge 30 Neo: 45.12 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 84.16 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Motorola supplies 68-watt charger

It is pleasing that Motorola does not save on the power supply even for the cheapest version of the Edge 30 series. The Neo comes with a 68-watt charger and a matching USB-C cable. There is also a transparent plastic case.

Motorola grants a warranty of 24 months for the smartphone in Germany. The warranty period can be extended by one year and accident protection is available via the Moto Care program.


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

Input devices & operation - Neo with in-display fingerprint scanner

Motorola uses Google's GBoard keyboard ex-works. In practice, there are hardly any typos in portrait as well as landscape mode.

The touchscreen's gliding properties are very good, and the operating speed and accuracy are convincing in the test. Unlike the Edge 30 Fusion there is no protective film on the screen.

The device is unlocked via an optical fingerprint reader in the display. The positioning is far down. However, the optical scanner convinces in terms of speed and reliability. Alternatively, unlocking is possible via the front camera. The 2D face recognition is less secure, but also works quickly and reliably.

Display - Edge 30 Neo with 120 Hz display

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The Edge 30 Neo has a 6.3-inch OLED panel in 20:9 format. Unlike the Edge 30 siblings, Motorola relies on a straight display in the Neo. The refresh rate is somewhat reduced, but still peaks at a fast 120 Hz. The user has the choice between fixed levels at 60 and 120 Hz or leaving the choice to the AI depending on the content being displayed. With flexible display, the display can also show content at 48 and 90 Hz.

The maximum brightness with the ambient light sensor enabled is 1,190 cd/m²; the Neo still manages 491 nits in the test with the sensor disabled.

We detected PWM during the measurement up to a display brightness of 68 percent. Above that, the frequency is 120 Hz and thus the panel's refresh rate. 120 Hz is also the value in DC dimming mode. We could not determine temporal dithering on the smartphone. For this, the display is filmed through a microscope at 240 fps with an iPhone.

Unfortunately, Motorola does not offer an Always-On display in the Edge 30 Neo.

991
cd/m²
988
cd/m²
1003
cd/m²
987
cd/m²
984
cd/m²
1004
cd/m²
989
cd/m²
985
cd/m²
1001
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1004 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 992.4 cd/m² Minimum: 5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 984 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.6 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
95.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.14
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.30
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Google Pixel 6a
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy A53
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Screen
-1%
12%
-6%
Brightness middle
984
675
-31%
758
-23%
718
-27%
Brightness
992
686
-31%
767
-23%
730
-26%
Brightness Distribution
98
95
-3%
93
-5%
92
-6%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.6
1.3
19%
0.9
44%
1.62
-1%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.8
3.9
-3%
2.5
34%
4.21
-11%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
1.7
43%
1.6
47%
2
33%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.16 102%
2.2 100%
2.156 102%
CCT
6518 100%
6591 99%
6599 98%
6545 99%

* ... 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 730 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 730 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 730 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 19454 (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 contrast of Motorola's panel is perfect, which is typical for OLEDs. The color matching of the display is also successful. The deviation is only slightly larger in the grayscale, but not annoying.

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
1.19 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.586 ms rise
↘ 0.6055 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. » 1 % 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
1.31 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6005 ms rise
↘ 0.7135 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 panel of the Motorola Edge 30 Neo is very bright. It leaves all comparison devices far behind and is always very easy to read even in full sunshine.

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

The Edge 30 Neo's panel is very easy to read even in the sun
The Edge 30 Neo's panel is very easy to read even in the sun
The viewing angle stability of the Edge 30 Neo is good
The viewing angle stability of the Edge 30 Neo is good


Performance - Edge 30 Neo smooth in everyday use

Motorola relies on the Snapdragon 695 5G in combination with an Adreno 619 Graphics unit for the Edge 30 Neo. This is anything but a high-end processor, but the performance in everyday use is completely sufficient. Apps open quickly and even many open tabs in the browser do not make the Neo sweat.

The benchmark results show that the Neo's performance is within the class average. The comparison devices are very close to each other. Only the Tensor chip in the Pixel 6a can clearly outperform in some tests.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1025 Points ∼100% +54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼75% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
740 Points ∼72% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
684 Points ∼67% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=14)
678 Points ∼66% +2%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
672 Points ∼66% +1%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
659 Points ∼64% -1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
666 Points ∼65%
Multi-Core
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
2940 Points ∼100% +52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼84% +28%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1928 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1921 Points ∼65% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=14)
1916 Points ∼65% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1878 Points ∼64% -3%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1681 Points ∼57% -13%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1663 Points ∼57% -14%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
715338 Points ∼100% +77%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼84% +48%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
409976 Points ∼57% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
404846 Points ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
398622 Points ∼56% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (344344 - 409358, n=10)
388907 Points ∼54% -4%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
379630 Points ∼53% -6%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11470 Points ∼100% +18%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10834 Points ∼94% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10396 Points ∼91% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼90% +6%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
9741 Points ∼85%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9717 Points ∼85% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 10834, n=13)
9226 Points ∼80% -5%
CrossMark - Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
865 Points ∼100% +51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼91% +37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
599 Points ∼69% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
579 Points ∼67% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (521 - 604, n=10)
575 Points ∼66% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
574 Points ∼66%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
568 (619min) Points ∼66% -1%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5950 Points ∼100% +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼81% +27%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3822 Points ∼64%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3663 Points ∼62% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3171 - 3848, n=11)
3644 Points ∼61% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3638 Points ∼61% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3626 Points ∼61% -5%
System
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9109 Points ∼100% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼93% +7%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
7950 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7836 Points ∼86% -1%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7810 Points ∼86% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6789 - 8072, n=11)
7748 Points ∼85% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7157 Points ∼79% -10%
Memory
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
6592 Points ∼100% +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼82% +21%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4452 Points ∼68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3167 - 4836, n=11)
4329 Points ∼66% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4183 Points ∼63% -6%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4092 Points ∼62% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3855 Points ∼58% -13%
Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
14148 Points ∼100% +223%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼68% +121%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5178 Points ∼37% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4426 Points ∼31% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4375 Points ∼31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4166 - 4426, n=11)
4359 Points ∼31% 0%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4295 Points ∼30% -2%
Web
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1476 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼97% +4%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1378 Points ∼93%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1312 Points ∼89% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1210 Points ∼82% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1078 - 1378, n=11)
1208 Points ∼82% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1207 Points ∼82% -12%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼100% +208%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
21639 Points ∼92% +184%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9167 Points ∼39% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6903 - 9348, n=7)
7862 Points ∼33% +3%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
7617 Points ∼32%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7313 Points ∼31% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4239 Points ∼18% -44%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5967 Points ∼11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4924 - 5839, n=10)
5173 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5172 Points ∼10%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5027 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4714 Points ∼9%

The results of the GPU benchmarks are similar to those of the CPU evaluation. The Edge 30 Neo behaves decently and is within the class average.

Current games like PUBG Mobile cannot be played in the highest settings. However, the display is smooth with HD settings and a high frame rate.

The performance of the UFS 2.2 storage on the other hand is a bit below average. Except for the Honor Magic4 Lite all comparison devices have faster memory on board.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1626 Points ∼100% +359%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
621 Points ∼38% +75%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 Points ∼22%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
351 Points ∼22% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
351 Points ∼22% -1%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2040 Points ∼100% +465%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
636 Points ∼31% +76%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points ∼18% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points ∼18%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
357 Points ∼18% -1%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7261 Points ∼100% +502%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2275 Points ∼31% +89%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points ∼17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1205 Points ∼17% 0%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1202 Points ∼17% 0%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6695 Points ∼100% +454%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2293 Points ∼34% +90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1211 Points ∼18% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1208 Points ∼18%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1205 Points ∼18% 0%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2701 Points ∼100%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2696 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2689 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2676 Points ∼99% -1%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3902 Points ∼100% +45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2721 Points ∼70% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2692 Points ∼69%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2690 Points ∼69% 0%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3546 Points ∼100% +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2711 Points ∼76% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2694 Points ∼76%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2691 Points ∼76% 0%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4277 Points ∼100% +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3613 Points ∼84% +11%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3241 Points ∼76%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3182 Points ∼74% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3097 Points ∼72% -4%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8957 Points ∼100% +202%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3982 Points ∼44% +34%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2988 Points ∼33% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2967 Points ∼33%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2812 Points ∼31% -5%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7205 Points ∼100% +138%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3746 Points ∼52% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3107 Points ∼43% +3%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3024 Points ∼42%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2887 Points ∼40% -5%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3455 Points ∼100% +5%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3297 Points ∼95%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3173 Points ∼92% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2261 Points ∼65% -31%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5172 Points ∼100% +18%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4386 Points ∼85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4360 Points ∼84% -1%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4306 Points ∼83% -2%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4120 Points ∼100% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4086 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4021 Points ∼98% -2%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3989 Points ∼97% -2%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3621 Points ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2955 Points ∼82% +2%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2905 Points ∼80%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2827 Points ∼78% -3%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3939 Points ∼100% +39%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2827 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2819 Points ∼72% 0%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2759 Points ∼70% -2%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3554 Points ∼100% +11%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3215 Points ∼90%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3093 Points ∼87% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2823 Points ∼79% -12%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9526 Points ∼100% +123%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4645 Points ∼49% +9%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4266 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4215 Points ∼44% -1%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4118 Points ∼43% -3%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13988 Points ∼100% +209%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5510 Points ∼39% +22%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4533 Points ∼32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4523 Points ∼32% 0%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4502 Points ∼32% -1%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4501 Points ∼100% +29%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3494 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3403 Points ∼76% -3%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3170 Points ∼70% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2997 Points ∼67% -14%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
81 fps ∼100%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
77 fps ∼95%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼74%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
252 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps ∼37%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps ∼37%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
92 fps ∼37%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼100% +43%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56 fps ∼93% +33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼70% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼70%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps ∼67% -5%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps ∼100% +221%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps ∼40% +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼31% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼31%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps ∼30% -2%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼100% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼58% +13%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps ∼52%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps ∼50% -3%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps ∼48% -6%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps ∼100% +194%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38 fps ∼38% +12%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼34% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼34% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼34%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼100% +218%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼37% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼31% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼31%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼30% -6%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼100% +174%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼44% +21%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼38% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼37% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼37%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100% +225%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps ∼38% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼31% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼31%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps ∼28% -8%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼100% +241%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼36% +22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.2 fps ∼29% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.2 fps ∼29%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8 fps ∼29% -2%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼100% +115%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼53% +15%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼44% -5%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps ∼42% -10%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼100% +164%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼45% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼38% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼38%
Honor Magic4 Lite
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼36% -5%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼100% +7%
Google Pixel 6a (Firefox 1ß4-2-ß)
75.261 Points ∼97% +4%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (Chrome 106)
72.259 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Mi Browser V13.10.0-gn)
64.223 Points ∼83% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
63.5 Points ∼82% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 72.3, n=11)
60.2 Points ∼78% -17%
Honor Magic4 Lite (Chrome 103)
58.042 Points ∼75% -20%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
90.4 runs/min ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chome 101)
51.24 runs/min ∼57%
Honor Magic4 Lite (Chrome 103)
44.7 runs/min ∼49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 47.7, n=9)
43.7 runs/min ∼48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Mi Browser V13.10.0-gn)
38.7 runs/min ∼43%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼100% +21%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (chrome 106)
75 Points ∼83%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
72 Points ∼79% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
65 Points ∼72% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (58 - 75, n=10)
62.7 Points ∼69% -16%
Honor Magic4 Lite (Chrome 103)
60 Points ∼66% -20%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Mi Browser V13.10.0-gn)
100 Points ∼95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 112, n=9)
89.6 Points ∼85%
Honor Magic4 Lite (Chrome 102)
88 Points ∼84%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
77 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
69 Points ∼66%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
33046 Points ∼100% +20%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼84% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (chrome 106)
27593 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
24159 Points ∼73% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 27593, n=11)
21915 Points ∼66% -21%
Honor Magic4 Lite (Chrome 102)
21302 Points ∼64% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Mi Browser V13.10.0-gn)
21269 Points ∼64% -23%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼100% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Mi Browser V13.10.0-gn)
2013.3 ms * ∼84% -34%
Honor Magic4 Lite (Chrome 102)
1978.9 ms * ∼83% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1502 - 2501, n=10)
1975 ms * ∼83% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
1920.3 ms * ∼80% -28%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
1531.6 ms * ∼64% -2%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (chrome 106)
1501.9 ms * ∼63%

* ... smaller is better

Motorola Edge 30 NeoXiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5GGoogle Pixel 6aSamsung Galaxy A53Honor Magic4 LiteAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
10%
68%
15%
-12%
13%
42%
Sequential Read 256KB
498.82
523
5%
1312.64
163%
510.1
2%
488.66
-2%
716 ?(303 - 999, n=38)
44%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
112%
Sequential Write 256KB
469.52
488.91
4%
712.94
52%
486.7
4%
385.52
-18%
499 ?(105.3 - 884, n=38)
6%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
33%
Random Read 4KB
180.19
204.3
13%
219.53
22%
229.9
28%
155.16
-14%
175.8 ?(89.3 - 253, n=38)
-2%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
7%
Random Write 4KB
169.19
196.38
16%
225.61
33%
210.8
25%
143.61
-15%
175.4 ?(113.8 - 258, n=38)
4%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
17%

Emissions - The Edge 30 Neo stays cool

Temperature - Always only hand warm

The Motorola Edge 30 Neo remains extremely relaxed in all everyday areas. The maximum measured temperature is 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 Fahrenheit), and the normal temperature is significantly lower. Even under load, the smartphone never gets uncomfortably warm or hot. The temperature increases the most during charging with 68 watts.

Max. Load
 32 °C
90 F
31.1 °C
88 F
29.6 °C
85 F
 
 32.3 °C
90 F
32.2 °C
90 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 31.8 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
30 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 32.3 °C = 90 F
Average: 31.2 °C = 88 F
29.4 °C
85 F
31.1 °C
88 F
31.3 °C
88 F
29.5 °C
85 F
30 °C
86 F
33 °C
91 F
29.4 °C
85 F
30.9 °C
88 F
31.8 °C
89 F
Maximum: 33 °C = 91 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.9 °C = 80 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 31.2 °C / 88 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 32.3 °C / 90 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 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 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 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % ∼100% 0%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.3 % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 % ∼100% 0%
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Motorola Edge 30 Neo Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.16 (2.16-2.17)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.2 (7.19-7.22)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.23 (7.21-7.25)

Speaker - stereo sound from Motorola

The stereo speakers in Motorola's Edge 30 Neo are convincing. They sound very balanced especially in the mids and trebles and stay close to the median. The speaker at the lower end of the smartphone is considerably louder than the upper one. Bass and low frequencies are rather weak.

Overall, the speakers get loud. Playback becomes a bit tinny at maximum volume and there are slight vibrations in the center of the device. A jack port is missing, but audio output via USB-C is possible.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.638.32535.239.23132.634.6402930.25037.436.46330.630.58029.325.510026.726.712524.339.716022.552.420018.853.325016.258.53151259.74009.963.250011.771.463010.376.880011.974.810001275.6125012.176.516001275.2200012.177.9250012.777.8315012.779.3400012.976.9500013.370.3630013.274.5800013.674.91000013.672.71250013.371.61600012.764.4SPL25.188.1N0.775.9median 12.7median 72.7Delta28.542.641.22930.527.825.725.822.632.528.522.423.324.520.619.43316.541.918.448.112.848.89.952.211.354.913.15611.466.51169.411.670.612.374.61275.912.475.512.276.61376.412.876.513.278.413.479.113.876.913.370.313.363.313.567.913.161.324.987.60.670.6median 13median 69.40.710.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Edge 30 NeoXiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% 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
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 40% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - small battery, long runtime

Energy consumption

Overall, the Motorola Edge 30 Neo's configuration is convincing. Although the Honor Magic4 Lite with the same SoC is much more frugal in idle mode, the Neo is more frugal under load. On average, the Neo shows a balanced energy hunger.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.05 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.55 / 1.56 Watt
Load midlight 2.82 / 4.97 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 Neo
4020 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Honor Magic4 Lite
4800 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-21%
-29%
-27%
-34%
-7%
-22%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.96
-7%
0.68
24%
0.9
-0%
0.56
38%
0.83 ?(0.56 - 1.01, n=10)
8%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
1%
Idle Average *
1.55
2.31
-49%
1.56
-1%
1.3
16%
2.47
-59%
1.653 ?(1 - 2.47, n=10)
-7%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-0%
Idle Maximum *
1.56
2.34
-50%
1.58
-1%
1.6
-3%
2.52
-62%
1.814 ?(1.4 - 2.52, n=10)
-16%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
-13%
Load Average *
2.82
2.88
-2%
5.37
-90%
5.7
-102%
4.83
-71%
3.23 ?(2.4 - 4.83, n=10)
-15%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
-55%
Load Maximum *
4.97
4.88
2%
8.74
-76%
7.3
-47%
5.68
-14%
5.11 ?(4.47 - 6.5, n=10)
-3%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
-45%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Motorola Edge 30 Neo Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Geekbench 5.4: Ø2.85 (0.96-5.64)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Geekbench 5.4: Ø2.96 (1.151-5.46)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.08 (1.03-1.201)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.362 (1.329-1.504)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.40.60.91.11.31.51.71.92.22.42.62.833.23.53.73.94.1Tooltip
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.2 (2.92-4.13)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.14 (2.9-4.32)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.08 (1.03-1.201)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.362 (1.329-1.504)

Battery life - 12 hours of WEB surfing with the Neo

In comparison, it is noticeable that Motorola installs a considerably smaller battery in the Edge 30 Neo than the other manufacturers in the field. Thus, it also has the shortest runtime in the comparison. Nevertheless, the Edge 30 Neo manages a runtime of 12 hours in the realistic Wi-Fi test. Thus, a day of intensive use is no problem for the Moto.

The charging times with the 68-watt charger are impressive. The smartphone charges from 10 to 50 percent after only 10 minutes. Charging from 10 to 100 percent takes 39 minutes. The Edge 30 Neo can also be charged wirelessly, but only 5 watts are possible then.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
12h 01min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
4020 mAh
721 min ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
788 min ∼104%
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
768 min ∼101%
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
886 min ∼117%
Honor Magic4 Lite
4800 mAh
760 min ∼100%

Pros

+ fluid UI experience
+ bright OLED panel
+ Desktop mode
+ Stereo speakers
+ 68 watt charger

Cons

- Low-light performance
- small battery
- partial image errors in full screen mode
- inaccurate GPS

Verdict - Getting started is easy with the Edge 30 Neo

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

Sometimes doing without is not that difficult. The Edge 30 Neo is an ordinary smartphone in a positive sense. It is neither exceptionally fast, nor particularly large, nor a photo wonder. However, it does not have any real weaknesses. The SoC offers enough performance for everyday use, and the camera offers sharp and balanced pictures in sufficient light. Overall, the Neo convinces with a great and bright OLED screen and a small form factor.

If the focus is on a smooth system without extravagance and a great display, but top performance is less important, then the Edge 30 Neo is worth a look.

It is also the only device in the Edge 30 series with a non-curved panel. Stock Android with more performance is offered by the Google Pixel 6a, but the screen only supports 60 Hz. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro has the same SoC and is on par in many areas, but it has a much bigger screen and is heavier.

Price and availability

The MSRP of the Motorola Edge 30 Neo is 400 Euros (~$400). While listed on Amazon US, the phone does not seem to be available in the States as of this writing. Motorola's British store says "out of stock", too. We conducted our testing in Germany, where the phone can be ordered from both Amazon DE and Motorola's web store.

Motorola Edge 30 Neo - 10/21/2022 v7
Benedikt Winkel

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
92%
Battery
89%
Display
92%
Games Performance
32 / 64 → 51%
Application Performance
78 / 86 → 90%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
82 / 90 → 92%
Camera
65%
Average
78%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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