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Motorola Edge S30


Motorola Edge S30
Motorola Edge S30 (Edge Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, 6GB / 8GB / 12GB
6.80 inch 20.5:9, 2460 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, glossy: yes, 144 Hz
128GB / 256GB
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 168.1 x 75.5 ( = 0.35 x 6.62 x 2.97 in)
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 108 MPix Triple: 108MP (f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7µm) + 13MP (f/2.2, 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
202 g ( = 7.13 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the Motorola Edge S30

Motorola Edge S30 Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Finally, you have to understand the overall specs of the Motorola Edge S30 and find out the value of this smartphone. The key selling point of the Edge S30 would be its astounding features and specs, while the 5G connectivity gives a competitive edge over other competitors. Although it only lacks the NFC features, else everything about this phone is great. On the other hand, as an alternative option, the Xiaomi 11T Pro can give tough competition to the Edge S30. Though the overall experience of the Xiaomi 11T Pro will be superb, the perspective can vary from user to user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2022
Motorola Edge S30 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Motorola Edge S30 is a downgrade version of the Motorola Edge X30, similar to that, the phone was released in December 2021, and the price was around $320 (Rs 23,899 in India) approx. putting this phone into the decent mid-range category. As for the primary features, the phone offerings this year’s second most famous Snapdragon 888+ 5G chipset with Adreno 660 graphic unit. The UI experience would be different since it acquire Android 12 based on MYUI 2.0 interface. In terms of the display, you are getting a standard 6.8-inches IPS LCD that offers an astounding 144Hz refresh rate and HDR 10 content support. Yet, the photography section leads to decent results since the phone provides a 108MP triple camera setup that includes a 13MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth that can record up to 4K with HDR10+ and gyro-EIS support. On the other hand, you will also attain a 16MP selfie camera whose recording capability goes up to 1080p. As far as the battery life is concerned, the phone offers a 5000 mAh battery with a 33W fast charging support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/24/2021



The latest to join the Motorola mobile phones is the Motorola Edge S30. This device comes with an impressive and premium design but falls slightly on the heavier side. This might turn out to be a drawback for some users though. It comes with a body dimensions of 168.1 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm (6.62 x 2.97 x 0.35 in). It also comes with a glass cover on the front. However, it is worth mentioning that the cover at the back is made of plastic. It also carries an excellent set of loudspeakers. In terms of its connectivity, this phone has a USB Type-C 3.1 port which can be used for charging and data transfer. On the other hand, this model also has been incorporated with a rich number of sensors such as Fingerprint sensor which is side-mounted, an accelerometer, gyro, proximity and also a compass.

 As for its display, this phone has been equipped with a 6.8-inch LCD screen with 1080 x 2460 resolution. The display is quite suitable for watching videos, browsing the internet and even for playing games. This is due to the fact that it offers approximately 86.5 percent of screen-to-body ratio. This big & vibrant screen definitely makes the images, videos and text look very sharp and clear. As far as its processor is concerned, the Edge S30 has been incorporated with the Qualcomm SM350 Snapdragon 888 which is quite a powerful processor as it contains Octa-core that presents Adreno 660. It offers overall superb performance without any lags. This smartphone also comes with a high internal memory of 128GB paired with either 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM. This excellent combination is definitely useful for multitasking performance. Apart from that, it also offers UFS 3.1. Basically, this phone gives plenty of RAM accompanied by a large memory followed by a high-end processor and graphics processor. In a nutshell, this device offers decent apps and gaming performance for the users.

As for its camera setup, the Motorola Edge S30 comes in with a triple camera setup which includes a primary 108 MP camera followed by a 13 MP ultrawide lens and finally a 2 MP depth sensor. This device also features a Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and panorama. In addition, it also has a 4K video function.  The camera takes wonderful images without losing any details. Apart from that, this model also has been equipped with a 16MP selfie camera on the front which captures decent images. As for its battery, the Edge S30 carries a Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which is a non-removable battery that can last for a long time. It is also worth noting that it offers fast charging 33W. Overall, it is a great phone to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

SD 888+ 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2021 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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. 

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