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Motorola Edge 5G UW

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Motorola Edge 5G UW
Motorola Edge 5G UW (Edge Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
6.80 inch 20.5:9, 2460 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
Storage
128GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 170.2 x 76.2 ( = 0.35 x 6.7 x 3 in)
Battery
5000 mAh
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix Triple: 108MP (f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7µm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.4
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 71.8% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Motorola Edge 5G UW

60% Motorola Moto Edge 5G Uw (2021) Review: Pixel Envy
Source: The Verge English
The Moto Edge 5G UW (2021) may be a decent phone: its unusually high 144Hz refresh rate on the LCD screen works great; and it has two days of battery life, with a camera that can handle low-light photography if you can get it to focus. But that’s no longer enough to be competitive in the midrange phone race. Unless Verizon or Motorola further drop its price, I find it hard to recommend the Moto Edge over others that offer a better value. For the price of the 256GB Moto Edge, you might as well get the unlocked Google Pixel 6 instead. It features a faster processor, faster and sharper cameras, and a more energy-efficient battery. While the $599.99 Moto Edge offers double the onboard storage as the base Pixel 6, its flagship-class components and early access to Android software and security updates make it the better investment in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Motorola Edge 5G UW Review: Premium feel for a budget price
Source: Phandroid English
On many fronts, the Motorola Edge 5G UW impressed me. The phone was reliable, lasted all-day, felt good in the hand, and offers a solid camera performance. It even offers fast 30W charging speeds, which not even Samsung’s flagship phones provide, so that’s a definite win. For the most part, I have no qualms with this phone, and definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for a sub-$600 phone. Of course, that’s only if you can’t spring the extra $50 for the Pixel 6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Edge 5G UW review: A phone worth noticing
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you've overlooked Motorola's higher-end phones in the past, the Motorola Edge 5G UW does a very good job at trying to regain your attention. Improvements to the main camera impress, and even if this can't topple a premium camera phone like the iPhone 13, it's a vast improvement over the previous Motorola Edge. I'm also impressed by how quickly the phone recharges. The 144Hz refresh rate is probably a step too far, given the impact it has on what would have been solid battery life — especially when a 120Hz refresh rate would have been more than enough at this price point. I also think the lone speaker detracts from what would otherwise be an enjoyable gaming experience on an affordable phone. It's the affordability that ultimately wins the day for the Motorola Edge 5G UW.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Motorola Edge 5G UW review: The middle child of phones
Source: CNet English
The Motorola Edge (2021) and Motorola Edge 5G UW are solid phones that boast premium features and a reasonable price. The phones are part of Motorola's 2021 premium lineup. Up to this point, the Chicago-based company, which is owned by Lenovo, has spent most of 2021 launching a slew of sub-$500 phones in the US. These include the Moto G Stylus 5G, Moto G Power and Motorola One 5G Ace. The Edge (2021), announced in August, is defined by simplified improvements. The curved display is gone and replaced by a decidedly flat one with a 144Hz high refresh rate. The glass back has been swapped out for a lighter plastic one with a striking blue finish that, almost hypnotically, changes depending on how it catches the light. A new software feature called Ready For lets you wirelessly connect your phone to a TV or monitor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 79%
60% Motorola Edge 5G UW (2021) review: Battery for days and a superfast display
Source: Digital Trends English
The Motorola Edge 5G UW is a solid midrange handset that excels in some areas and not as much in others. It lost the fancy curved-edge OLED display that the previous model had, but the IPS LCD it does have looks fantastic and boasts a truly impressive refresh rate. Overall performance is great, battery life is exceedingly long, and the camera performance is decent enough in most lighting conditions. This is one of the best affordable 5G phones of the year, with a higher refresh rate and bigger battery than other handsets in that category. The bottom-firing speaker could use an upgrade, but Verizon Adaptive Sound adds an extra dimension if you connect Bluetooth headphones or a speaker. I’d also prefer to see wireless charging in a phone at this price point, and the camera performance does suffer in low light, all of which does hold this phone back a bit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

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Qualcomm Adreno 642L: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 40% faster than the Adreno 620.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 778G 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 670 cores (four fast ARM Cortex-A78 core at up to 2.4 GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and an integrated X53 5G modem (up to 3300 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 6 nm process at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.80":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.

The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. 


71.8%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-12-10)