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Motorola Edge Smartphone Review – 5G without Bezels

No rough edges. A display that flows seamlessly around the edges is the Edge's most striking and unique design element. It also features a modern triple-camera array, stereo speakers, and support for 5G. We take a closer look at the edgeless smartphone.
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Motorola Edge

On April 22, 2020, Motorola introduced a brand-new family of higher-priced smartphones. Given that Motorola’s previous Moto Z range of flagship smartphones was long gone these new devices were eagerly expected. Today, we take a closer look at the Motorola Edge, a lower-tier and more affordable upper mid-range family member.

Motorola’s flagship device, the Motorola edge+, is currently not available in Europe and sold only in North America. Nevertheless, the somewhat lesser equipped Motorola Edge still managed to surprise us with quite a few unique features, such as the edgeless 90 Hz display or its high-resolution main camera accompanied by two secondary cameras with different focal lengths for improved versatility. And for all fans of analog audio: yes, a 3.5-mm headphone jack is available as well.

The price for all this? Around 600 Euros (~$661), according to Motorola. Let’s find out whether or not that price is justified.

Motorola Edge (Edge Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 8 x 1.8 - 2.3 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.7 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 385 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66/​B71), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n25/​n28/​n38/​n41/​n66/​n71/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 161.6 x 71.1 ( = 0.37 x 6.36 x 2.8 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix f/​1.8, phase detection AF, laser AF, dual LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 16.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle (camera 2); 8.0MP, f/​2.4, telephoto (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: hybrid stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, headset, charger, USB-C cable, silicone bumper, 24 Months Warranty, LTE (download: Cat. 16, max. 1 Gbps / upload: Cat. 13, 150 Mbps); head SAR: 1,79W/​kg, body SAR 1,68W/​kg; FM radio, fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Test Group

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
05/2020
Motorola Edge
SD 765, Adreno 620
190 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.7"2340x1080
86 %
04/2020
Google Pixel 4 XL
SD 855, Adreno 640
193 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.3"3040x1440
84 %
01/2020
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
SD 730G, Adreno 618
208 g256 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.47"2340x1080
86 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
SD 855, Adreno 640
186 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080
87 %
09/2019
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
194 g64 GB SSD6.1"1792x828

Case – Nothing on the sides, barely anything at the top and bottom

The Motorola Edge features a chassis made of glass with a top and bottom metal edge. The glass at the front extends very far over the edges leaving practically no bezels even at the top and bottom. Color options for its rear side include dark blue or wine-red with a multi-layered shiny surface.

Overall, the smartphone looks very sharp. It feels good in hand, and the transitions between the various materials are smooth and well done, except for the gap at the bottom metal edge which was larger than expected. At 190 g (~6.7 oz) the Edge is quite bulky yet still lighter than a Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro or an iPhone 11. Thanks to its narrow design it is well-suited even for smaller hands.

The device is IP52-certified, which means that its surface is water-repellent. Submerging the Edge in water would thus not be the smartest idea.

Motorola Edge
Motorola Edge
Motorola Edge
Motorola Edge

Size Comparison

161.6 mm / 6.36 inch 71.1 mm / 2.8 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs160.4 mm / 6.31 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs150.9 mm / 5.94 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs

Connectivity – Motorola with 128 GB of storage

128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM are expected of an upper mid-range smartphone these days. Only Apple and Google continue to offer less. On the other side of the spectrum the bar was raised significantly by the 256 GB Mi Note 10 Pro.

To our surprise even Motorola’s current high-end line of smartphones continues to feature a 3.5-mm headphone jack. Most OEMs tend to opt for a USB-C port with matching dongle instead these days. It also supports NFC for mobile payment systems as well as Bluetooth 5.1.

Installing a microSD card will occupy one of the two available SIM slots.

Left: no connectivity
Left: no connectivity
Right: standby button, volume rocker
Right: standby button, volume rocker
Top: microphone, SIM tray
Top: microphone, SIM tray
Bottom: 3.5-mm headphone jack, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: 3.5-mm headphone jack, USB-C port, speaker

Software – Edge with pure Android

As before, Motorola continues to ship its smartphones with a rather pure flavor of Android 10 and only preinstalls its software suite named MyUX containing all manufacturer-specific extra features. Security patches were as of April 1, 2020, and thus up to date at the time of writing. According to Motorola, the Edge is bound to receive at least one major software update.

We found no additional third-party applications preinstalled.

Software Motorola Edge
Software Motorola Edge
Software Motorola Edge

Communication and GPS – 5G included

The Motorola Edge supports LTE with a maximum download speed of 1 Gbps as well as 5G. The variety of supported frequencies for both technologies is extensive and should be sufficient for travels abroad. Cellular reception was decent during our short test period. Occasionally, the Edge had trouble maintaining an indoor LTE signal strength of more than 50% in cities. And while some smartphones offer a better cellular reception, we should note that we never lost connectivity altogether.

When connected to our Linksys Nighthawk AX12 reference router the Motorola Edge performed very well. It would have scored high enough for first place on both tests if not for an unexpected drop of transfer speed when receiving data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
631 (min: 579, max: 653) MBit/s ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
612 (min: 473, max: 652) MBit/s ∼97% +9%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
563 (min: 490, max: 597) MBit/s ∼89% 0%
Motorola Edge
Adreno 620, SD 765, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
561 (min: 216, max: 668) MBit/s ∼89%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 256 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
329 (min: 284, max: 350) MBit/s ∼52% -41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=553)
264 MBit/s ∼42% -53%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Motorola Edge
Adreno 620, SD 765, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
657 (min: 608, max: 667) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
529 (min: 204, max: 603) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
327 (min: 155, max: 377) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
317 (min: 159, max: 363) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 256 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
313 (min: 306, max: 319) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=553)
250 MBit/s ∼38% -62%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø560 (216-668)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø657 (608-667)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Outdoor location lock is obtained fairly quickly, and the Edge supports various location services. Accuracy was quite decent at 4 m.

When pitted against the Garmin Edge 520 on our quick bicycle tour around the block the Edge performed exceptionally well in wide open spaces, and it very accurately recorded our track along the turning point as well. It lost track once or twice in the narrow old-town streets but overall, the Motorola Edge is worth recommending should you be looking for an accurate satnav.

Motorola Edge tracking – overview
Motorola Edge tracking – overview
Motorola Edge tracking – turning point
Motorola Edge tracking – turning point
Motorola Edge tracking – bridge
Motorola Edge tracking – bridge
Garmin Edge 520 tracking – overview
Garmin Edge 520 tracking – overview
Garmin Edge 520 tracking – turning point
Garmin Edge 520 tracking – turning point
Garmin Edge 520 tracking – bridge
Garmin Edge 520 tracking – bridge

Telephony and Call Quality – Quite Distant

Befitting of its pure vanilla flavor of Android, Motorola opted for Google’s default telephone application. It is intuitive and offers a stand-alone dark mode independent of system-wide settings. Its focus is more on contacts and recent callers and less on the dial pad, which can be accessed via a tap of a button.

Call quality when using the device’s earphone was average. We noticed a very distinct hum and ambient noise, particularly on higher volumes. Overall, our conversational partner seemed fairly distant. Our own voice was recorded and transferred fairly well regardless of loudness. Talking on speakerphone yielded similar results. Our conversational partner seemed somewhat distant but could be understood, and our own voice was recorded and transferred clear and clean.

Cameras – 3 Cameras and 4K Video

Front-facing camera sample photo
Front-facing camera sample photo

The main camera lens features a 64 MP sensor. It supports taking full-sized full-resolution photos via a special photo mode. In standard mode, the device uses 4x pixel binning resulting in 16 MP photos with larger yet more light-sensitive pixels by default. At first glance photos looked quite decent. An in-depth inspection revealed a lack of details and focus, the latter of which can be clearly seen on our landscape photo when looking closely at the individual elements and details. Focus remains the largest issue with decreasing light and in high-contrast situations.

The two additional lenses at the rear are a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, the former of which is also used for macro photography. Seamless gradual zooming between the main and wide-angle lens is supported. Motorola mentions a 2x optical zoom that continued to use the standard lens. Given the resulting resolution of 16 MP we are not quite certain whether or not the telephoto lens is even used at all. We have asked Motorola for clarification and will keep you posted.

Videos are recorded in 4K and 30 FPS using the main lens. The other lenses are limited to FHD resolution. You have to pick a lens before you start recording, and switching lenses while recording is not supported. Video quality is decent with somewhat blurry movements given the 30 FPS limitation. Videos turned out very well even in low light, and the camera adjusted very quickly to changes in lighting.

The front facing camera’s resolution of 25 MP is very high. Just like the main camera it suffers from a lack of focus, and its wide-angled focal length can result in visible distortions.

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

When confronted with very low light in our lab details remained recognizable at the price of dramatically increased noise. Under normal light some areas suffered from pale colors hinting at a rather low contrast ratio.

All things considered the cameras are decent but suffer from a consistent lack of focus and a peculiar zoom.

ColorChecker
26.4 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
32.2 ∆E
37 ∆E
50.2 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
51.4 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
50.7 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
55.4 ∆E
55.2 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge: 36.89 ∆E min: 13.65 - max: 55.39 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Edge: 6.57 ∆E min: 2.42 - max: 11.25 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Silicone Bumper included

Included in the box are a power supply, a USB cable, a wired headset, a silicone bumper, and a SIM tool.

Default warranty depends on country of purchase. Our European model came with 24 months of warranty.

Input Devices & Handling – Try not to touch the edges

The default keyboard is Google’s Gboard, which can be replaced with any keyboard app of your liking.

The Edge’s touchscreen was very accurate but getting used to the edgeless design can take some time. The sides are sensitive to touch and can, under certain circumstances, disrupt the input on the main area of the touchscreen up top. There are certainly ways around this, and once you figure out how to hold it right the touch problem will all but disappear. Unfortunately, holding the phone in a way that rendered the main portion of the display usable without disruptions did not feel particularly secure. The silicone bumper helped somewhat by keeping the fingers away from its touch-sensitive edges.

Speaking of which: those edges can be configured to freely place a button for various quick actions. One of its main purposes is to replace the menu buttons usually found at the bottom of the screen (back button, app switcher, etc). Given the intuitive nature of these side buttons we would have wished for more flexibility. Maybe Motorola will deliver with a future update.

Navigating through the smartphone’s menus was buttery smooth thanks to its 90 Hz display.

The fingerprint reader is embedded into the bottom portion of the display and using it with big hands takes some getting used to. It worked very well and fast. Face unlocking is also supported and worked reliably as well.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display – Could be Brighter

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Edge smartphone features an AMOLED display with enhanced FHD resolution, which is acceptable for a device in this price bracket. Only the Google Pixel 4 XL features a higher-resolution display. Regardless, image quality was impeccable and individual pixels remained indistinguishable. We particularly liked the 90 Hz refresh rate thanks to which animations and transitions looked and felt incredibly smooth.

A thorn in the Edge’s side is its low display brightness of just 449 nits with enabled ambient light sensor at its absolute peak. It might be bright enough for indoor use, but it is significantly dimmer than its competitors. At 94% brightness distribution was fairly even.

445
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
425
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 449 cd/m² Average: 437.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2.46 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 427 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.34 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.315
Motorola Edge
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.7
Google Pixel 4 XL
P-OLED, 3040x1440, 6.3
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Super AMOLED Plus, 2400x1080, 6.7
Apple iPhone 11
IPS, 1792x828, 6.1
Screen
22%
15%
34%
57%
Brightness middle
427
557
30%
579
36%
622
46%
679
59%
Brightness
438
555
27%
576
32%
630
44%
671
53%
Brightness Distribution
94
95
1%
89
-5%
96
2%
93
-1%
Black Level *
0.68
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.34
3.9
27%
4.61
14%
2.7
49%
0.8
85%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.33
6.1
35%
7.72
17%
5.9
37%
2.4
74%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4
3.5
12%
4.2
-5%
3
25%
1.1
72%
Gamma
2.315 95%
2.18 101%
2.244 98%
2.09 105%
2.24 98%
CCT
7221 90%
6127 106%
7201 90%
6246 104%
6610 98%
Contrast
999

* ... 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 355 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 355 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 355 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18037 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We managed to detect a PWM frequency of just 355 Hz meaning that the display is turned off and back on again 355 times per second in order to lower brightness. As with all AMOLED displays this flickering occurs at brightness levels of 99% and below. Sensitive users should make sure to test the display first.

When inspected with a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software we found acceptable color deviations with some competitors outperforming the Edge in this regard. A very minor blue tint was visible even to the naked eye, and on-screen colors were thus fairly cool overall.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

Outdoor usability in sunny days was not the best, and you will need a shady spot in order to recognize anything on the display at all.

In return, the display’s viewing angles were impeccable and screen content remained undistorted even at acute angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoors
Outdoors

Performance – Powerful Moto Smartphone

Inside we find a Snapdragon 765, a modern upper mid-range SoC that should offer more than enough oomph for most applications and use cases.

Our benchmarks revealed that the processor was almost capable of keeping up with last year’s flagship Qualcomm SoC in single-threaded performance but lagged behind noticeably in multi-threaded scenarios.

The GPU of Motorola’s choice is an Adreno 620, an upper mid-range GPU incapable of keeping up with high-end GPUs. Nevertheless, most mobile games should run smoothly. Whether or not 60 FPS are possible remains to be seen, and we will take a closer look at its gaming performance in the Gaming section.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
977 Points ∼41%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2411 Points ∼100% +147%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
2088 Points ∼87% +114%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
977 Points ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=65)
1644 Points ∼68% +68%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
1054 Points ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
2372 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
1054 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=60)
1770 Points ∼75% +68%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
1869 Points ∼69%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2164 Points ∼80% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
2722 Points ∼100% +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
1869 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (445 - 3531, n=84)
1959 Points ∼72% +5%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
589 Points ∼80%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
552 Points ∼75% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
740 Points ∼100% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
589 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=84)
558 Points ∼75% -5%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7917 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=349)
4826 Points ∼61%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10887 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=411)
4928 Points ∼45%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3406 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=411)
1500 Points ∼44%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
8336 Points ∼81%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10335 Points ∼100% +24%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
7551 Points ∼73% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10093 Points ∼98% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
8336 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=483)
5784 Points ∼56% -31%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
10045 Points ∼79%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12760 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
9240 Points ∼72% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11718 Points ∼92% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
10045 Points ∼79% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=643)
6333 Points ∼50% -37%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
2810 Points ∼81%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3452 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2752 Points ∼80% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3276 Points ∼95% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
2810 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=145)
2629 Points ∼76% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
2786 Points ∼48%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5685 Points ∼98% +104%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2145 Points ∼37% -23%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5817 Points ∼100% +109%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
2786 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=145)
2880 Points ∼50% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
2791 Points ∼56%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4970 Points ∼100% +78%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2256 Points ∼45% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4962 Points ∼100% +78%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
2791 Points ∼56% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=145)
2597 Points ∼52% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3442 Points ∼69%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5024 Points ∼100% +46%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3202 Points ∼64% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4418 Points ∼88% +28%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3219 Points ∼64% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3442 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5766, n=491)
2155 Points ∼43% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3165 Points ∼39%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6950 Points ∼86% +120%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2492 Points ∼31% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7148 Points ∼88% +126%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
8119 Points ∼100% +157%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3165 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=491)
2038 Points ∼25% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3223 Points ∼50%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6404 Points ∼100% +99%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2567 Points ∼40% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6285 Points ∼98% +95%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6067 Points ∼95% +88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3223 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=492)
1893 Points ∼30% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3449 Points ∼74%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4652 Points ∼100% +35%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3155 Points ∼68% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4208 Points ∼90% +22%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3411 Points ∼73% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3449 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5721, n=521)
2066 Points ∼44% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4829 Points ∼27%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9995 Points ∼56% +107%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3648 Points ∼20% -24%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10410 Points ∼58% +116%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
17853 Points ∼100% +270%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
4829 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=521)
2712 Points ∼15% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4435 Points ∼48%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7963 Points ∼87% +80%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3522 Points ∼38% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7842 Points ∼85% +77%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
9199 Points ∼100% +107%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
4435 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=521)
2282 Points ∼25% -49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3435 Points ∼74%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4612 Points ∼100% +34%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3202 Points ∼69% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4324 Points ∼94% +26%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
2429 Points ∼53% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3435 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=571)
2044 Points ∼44% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
2897 Points ∼46%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6163 Points ∼98% +113%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2245 Points ∼36% -23%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6312 Points ∼100% +118%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5726 Points ∼91% +98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
2897 Points ∼46% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=571)
1705 Points ∼27% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3001 Points ∼52%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5734 Points ∼100% +91%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2405 Points ∼42% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5727 Points ∼100% +91%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4400 Points ∼77% +47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3001 Points ∼52% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7305, n=572)
1630 Points ∼28% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3435 Points ∼74%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4618 Points ∼100% +34%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3228 Points ∼70% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4201 Points ∼91% +22%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3435 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=613)
1908 Points ∼41% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4671 Points ∼48%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9141 Points ∼95% +96%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3485 Points ∼36% -25%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9670 Points ∼100% +107%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
4671 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=612)
2234 Points ∼23% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4325 Points ∼58%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7507 Points ∼100% +74%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3424 Points ∼46% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7500 Points ∼100% +73%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
4325 Points ∼58% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=615)
1928 Points ∼26% -55%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
20185 Points ∼46%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
43773 Points ∼100% +117%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
40137 Points ∼92% +99%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33864 Points ∼77% +68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
20185 Points ∼46% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 57583, n=761)
15165 Points ∼35% -25%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
62819 Points ∼30%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
105430 Points ∼50% +68%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
108114 Points ∼52% +72%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
209204 Points ∼100% +233%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
62819 Points ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=759)
25420 Points ∼12% -60%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
42752 Points ∼44%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
80296 Points ∼83% +88%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
78551 Points ∼81% +84%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
97276 Points ∼100% +128%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
42752 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 110468, n=759)
20080 Points ∼21% -53%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
87 fps ∼27%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
136 fps ∼42% +56%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
166 fps ∼52% +91%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
322 fps ∼100% +270%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
87 fps ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=767)
43.3 fps ∼13% -50%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
78 fps ∼100%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼77% -23%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼77% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
78 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=776)
30.3 fps ∼39% -61%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
50 fps ∼29%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
82 fps ∼47% +64%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
99 fps ∼57% +98%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
175 fps ∼100% +250%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
50 fps ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=672)
25.4 fps ∼15% -49%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
48 fps ∼80%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
46 fps ∼77% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +25%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
48 fps ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=680)
21.6 fps ∼36% -55%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
33 fps ∼28%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
53 fps ∼45% +61%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
69 fps ∼59% +109%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
117 fps ∼100% +255%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
33 fps ∼28% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=535)
20.5 fps ∼18% -38%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
32 fps ∼53%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
27 fps ∼45% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼95% +78%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
32 fps ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=537)
18.7 fps ∼31% -42%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
12 fps ∼20%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11 fps ∼18% -8%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
10 fps ∼17% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
25 fps ∼42% +108%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +400%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
12 fps ∼20% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=283)
11 fps ∼18% -8%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
7.5 fps ∼23%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12 fps ∼36% +60%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
6.7 fps ∼20% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼52% +127%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33 fps ∼100% +340%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
7.5 fps ∼23% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=281)
7.97 fps ∼24% +6%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
20 fps ∼33%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼28% -15%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
16 fps ∼27% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼63% +90%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +200%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
20 fps ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=287)
16.4 fps ∼27% -18%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼24%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼38% +57%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
18 fps ∼21% -14%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼48% +100%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
87 fps ∼100% +314%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
21 fps ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=286)
19 fps ∼22% -10%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
19 fps ∼26%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
32 fps ∼44% +68%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼59% +126%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
73 fps ∼100% +284%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
19 fps ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=460)
13.8 fps ∼19% -27%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
18 fps ∼30%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼27% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
37 fps ∼62% +106%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +233%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
18 fps ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=464)
12.3 fps ∼21% -32%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
304120 Points ∼67%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
426757 Points ∼95% +40%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
451559 Points ∼100% +48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
304120 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=89)
309759 Points ∼69% +2%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
2900 Score ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
2900 Score ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 7649, n=82)
2609 Score ∼90% -10%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
1399 Points ∼93%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1502 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1414 Points ∼94% +1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
1399 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=704)
803 Points ∼53% -43%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4681 Points ∼50%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9356 Points ∼100% +100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8598 Points ∼92% +84%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
4681 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=704)
2391 Points ∼26% -49%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
4528 Points ∼71%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6387 Points ∼100% +41%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5287 Points ∼83% +17%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
4528 Points ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8398, n=704)
1777 Points ∼28% -61%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
6612 Points ∼78%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8417 Points ∼99% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8515 Points ∼100% +29%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
6612 Points ∼78% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=704)
3345 Points ∼39% -49%
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Edge
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Adreno 620, 6144
3742 Points ∼71%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5243 Points ∼100% +40%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4837 Points ∼92% +29%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
3742 Points ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6205, n=704)
1695 Points ∼32% -55%

Our review unit was incapable of keeping up with high-end smartphones in our browsing benchmarks. Real life consequences are an occasional slight delay when loading websites, especially ones laden with images. Nevertheless, browsing the web with the Motorola Edge was fairly smooth and fast overall.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
132.886 Points ∼100% +175%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
63.778 Points ∼48% +32%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
48.341 Points ∼36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
48.3 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=167)
39.6 Points ∼30% -18%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
293.36 Points ∼100% +234%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
112.3 Points ∼38% +28%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
87.81 Points ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
87.8 Points ∼30% 0%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
84.388 Points ∼29% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=594)
45.9 Points ∼16% -48%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
157 runs/min ∼100% +486%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
62.2 runs/min ∼40% +132%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=151)
42.5 runs/min ∼27% +59%
Motorola Edge (Chome 81)
26.8 runs/min ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
26.8 runs/min ∼17% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
184 Points ∼100% +156%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
100 Points ∼54% +39%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
95 Points ∼52% +32%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
72 Points ∼39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
72 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=231)
69.4 Points ∼38% -4%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
48819 Points ∼100% +176%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
24044 Points ∼49% +36%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
22942 Points ∼47% +30%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
17700 Points ∼36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
17700 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=762)
7617 Points ∼16% -57%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=788)
9938 ms * ∼100% -261%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
2754 ms * ∼28% -0%
Motorola Edge (Chrome 81)
2753.6 ms * ∼28%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
2398.3 ms * ∼24% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
2138.6 ms * ∼22% +22%
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
572.8 ms * ∼6% +79%

* ... smaller is better

The Edge's UFS 2.1 storage turned out to be pretty fast. Its card reader worked well, reliably, and fast with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSD card. 

Motorola EdgeGoogle Pixel 4 XLXiaomi Mi Note 10 ProSamsung Galaxy S10 LiteAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-14%
-37%
17%
-21%
-54%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
65.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
61.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
59 (8.4 - 72.4, n=30)
-10%
50.6 (1.7 - 87.1, n=504)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
87.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
74.1 (13.4 - 88.2, n=30)
-15%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=504)
-21%
Random Write 4KB
145.2
164.18
13%
108.5
-25%
173.54
20%
104 (18.2 - 250, n=56)
-28%
32.5 (0.14 - 319, n=850)
-78%
Random Read 4KB
150.5
142.24
-5%
119.2
-21%
191.67
27%
141 (96.8 - 179, n=56)
-6%
56.4 (1.59 - 324, n=850)
-63%
Sequential Write 256KB
451.7
197.41
-56%
205.1
-55%
524.56
16%
229 (182 - 503, n=56)
-49%
119 (2.99 - 911, n=850)
-74%
Sequential Read 256KB
940.9
870.91
-7%
499.2
-47%
1488.59
58%
761 (427 - 961, n=56)
-19%
324 (12.1 - 1802, n=850)
-66%

Gaming – rarely ever more than 30 FPS

We use GameBench to record the framerates of various games used for evaluating a smartphone’s gaming performance. The results in this case indicate that gaming in 60 FPS is all but impossible in most games, but a consistent 30 FPS are doable most of the time. Only Asphalt 9 dropped below 30 FPS occasionally but settled and stabilized after the first few seconds.

PUBG in smooth yielded around 40 FPS meaning that other games should run just as smoothly with reduced details. High-end gamers will certainly scoff at these results but those with lower demands and expectations will do just fine.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
01020304050Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 0.18.0: Ø39.9 (39-41)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 0.18.0: Ø30 (29-31)
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.34.1.10: Ø30 (29-31)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.34.1.10: Ø30 (29-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 2.2.2a: Ø29.7 (25-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 2.2.2a: Ø29.7 (23-31)

Emissions – Edge does not Throttle

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

At 42.2 °C (~108 °F) the Motorola Edge gets noticeably warm but not yet uncomfortably hot. While it might get somewhat awkward in warmer temperatures, we had no issues with its surface temperatures under normal circumstances.

We run GFXBench’s battery test in order to determine potential thermal throttling issues under sustained load. In case of the Motorola Edge we are happy to report that no such thermal throttling occurred, and performance remained consistent over long periods of time.

Max. Load
 41.7 °C
107 F
40.9 °C
106 F
38.6 °C
101 F
 
 41.3 °C
106 F
40.3 °C
105 F
38.8 °C
102 F
 
 41.3 °C
106 F
40.6 °C
105 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 41.7 °C = 107 F
Average: 40.2 °C = 104 F
35.1 °C
95 F
39 °C
102 F
42.2 °C
108 F
35.7 °C
96 F
39.9 °C
104 F
41.9 °C
107 F
36 °C
97 F
39.6 °C
103 F
40.3 °C
105 F
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Average: 38.9 °C = 102 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.3 °C = 105 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 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.7 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heatmap rear
Heatmap rear
Heatmap front
Heatmap front

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

In addition to its single speaker at the bottom, the Edge also utilizes its earphone as second speaker enabling stereo effects. Unfortunately, even combined the speakers did not get particularly loud and the resulting soundscape lacked warmth and volume. Speech and singing are well recognizable, and we found no ambient noise such as hissing or humming, but overall sound quality is average at best.

External speakers and headphones can be connected via 3.5-mm headphone jack or wirelessly via Bluetooth. Both worked great and put out a clean audio signal.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.433.82539.735312828.44027.4345029.838.66325.825.78022.223.710023.428.612521.237.116019.241.720018.9432501941.631517.243.34001653.550016.761.263018.862.980014.764100015.670.512501467.6160013.970.6200014.470.5250014.768.4315014.371.440001572.4500015.763.4630015.857.1800015.757.11000016.266.11250015.762.71600015.967.4SPL71.86327.680.5N26.315145median 15.8median 62.9Delta1.910.440.135.232.929.527.131.330.53033.839.525.923.423.61924.622.520.428.319.542.818.746.617.25216.557.914.462.816.366.715.36714.6701471.714.971.814.274.61575.414.776.714.578.514.380.514.678.615.179.71581.314.975.215.3601649.72788.90.976.2median 15median 701.312.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola EdgeSamsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Edge audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – More than Enough

Power Consumption

When idle or under load the Motorola Edge’s power consumption was comparatively high even though it turned out to be average with all load scenarios taken into consideration. Its power consumption peaked at 7.3 W under maximum load, which is fairly decent when compared to other Android smartphones. Keep in mind though that the Edge is also not as powerful.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.4 / 2 Watt
Load midlight 4.8 / 7.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Motorola Edge
4500 mAh
Google Pixel 4 XL
3700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
4500 mAh
Apple iPhone 11
3110 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
7%
10%
-17%
0%
3%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.83
17%
0.58
42%
0.56
44%
1
-0%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=859)
12%
Idle Average *
1.4
1.24
11%
1.55
-11%
2.99
-114%
1.4
-0%
1.751 (0.6 - 6.2, n=858)
-25%
Idle Maximum *
2
1.25
37%
1.64
18%
3.02
-51%
2
-0%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=859)
-2%
Load Average *
4.8
4.98
-4%
4.29
11%
4.17
13%
4.8
-0%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=853)
15%
Load Maximum *
7.3
9.09
-25%
8.03
-10%
5.44
25%
7.3
-0%
6.03 (1.2 - 14.2, n=853)
17%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The 4,500 mAh battery lasted long enough to keep the smartphone up and running for 15 hours in our standardized Wi-Fi web browsing test with brightness set to 150 nits. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro managed to beat this achievement by another three hours. Under load, the battery lasted for exactly four hours.

Translated into real life expectations and experiences this means that the Edge should last several days without recharging, and when used lightly it might even last for a full week.

Motorola’s fast-charging technology for the Edge with a maximum power output of 18 W is referred to as TurboPower. Charging the device from near empty to full took close to 2 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
41h 55min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 48min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 57min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 00min
Motorola Edge
4500 mAh
Google Pixel 4 XL
3700 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
5260 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
4500 mAh
Apple iPhone 11
3110 mAh
Battery Runtime
-30%
25%
-4%
4%
Reader / Idle
2515
2504
0%
2765
10%
H.264
1197
1183
-1%
1147
-4%
WiFi v1.3
888
623
-30%
1112
25%
823
-7%
866
-2%
Load
240
222
-7%
267
11%

Pros

+ fast Wi-Fi
+ fairly accurate GPS
+ good-looking case
+ 90 Hz display
+ versatile camera setup
+ 3.5-mm headphone jack
+ good performance
+ no throttling
+ good battery life
+ wide array of LTE and 5G support

Cons

- touch-sensitive edges take some getting used to
- display could be brighter
- photos sometimes lack focus and contrast
- poor speakers

Verdict – Take a look, give it a shot

In review: Motorola Edge. Review unit provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Motorola Edge. Review unit provided by Motorola Germany.

Motorola’s Edge is a good-looking, eye-candy, mid-range device. Its bezel-less display might not be the first of its kind - in fact, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge beat it by four years – but the Edge’s top and bottom bezels are even narrower, and the front of the device is almost all display.

Which brings us to its major shortcoming: touchscreen usability. You have to adjust your grip around the edges in order to avoid triggering accidental touches along its edges.

The speaker and voice quality were also mediocre at best, and we would have wished for more oomph. If you expect high-end camera quality, you will end up disappointed due to the slight yet visible lack of focus. Considering its price, the cameras are okay though.

Things we liked include the pure flavor of Android, the Edge’s fast Wi-Fi modem, its fairly accurate GPS modem, and its decent overall performance allowing for a smooth gaming experience on medium settings. The 3.5-mm headphone jack is also a very welcome bonus that many users will rejoice about. If you are looking for a comparatively affordable 5G smartphone the Motorola Edge might be the right device.

The Motorola Edge is a good-looking 5G smartphone with many pros and some minor cons.

An expensive Motorola smartphone was long overdue, and the team did a fantastic job and proved they are still up to the task. The Motorola Edge is by no means flawless, but if you feel inspired and excited by its design the Edge is a chic 5G smartphone.

Motorola Edge - 05/25/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 70%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
84%
Games Performance
33 / 64 → 52%
Application Performance
73 / 86 → 85%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Audio
69 / 90 → 76%
Camera
61%
Average
75%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-05-27 (Update: 2020-05-29)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.