Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion offers flagship performance, a class-leading display, great software and solid cameras.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is the company’s latest 5G flagship phone. The smartphone comes with a 6.55inch FHD+ pOLED panel with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, a triple-camera setup, Snapdragon 888+ 5G chipset and a large 4,400 mAh battery.

Specifications

DIMENSIONS:158.48 x 71.99 x 7.68 mm
WEIGHT:168 g
BATTERY:4,400 mAh TurboPower 68 W charging
DISPLAY6.55″ Endless Edge Display FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
402 ppi pOLED HDR10+
10-bit DCI-P3 144 Hz refresh rate
Touch rate: 360 Hz
Peak Brightness: 1100 nits
FRONT CAMERA:32 MP AF
f/2.45 aperture
0.8 µm pixel size | Quad Pixel Technology for 1.6 µm
REAR CAMERA:50 MP 1/1.5″ optical format
f/1.8 aperture
1.0 µm pixel size | Quad Pixel Technology for 2.0 µm
Omni-directional PDAFv
Optical Image Stabilisation  

13 MP Ultrawide angle (120° FOV)
Macro Vision
f/2.2 aperture
1.12 µm pixel size  

2 MP Depth Sensor
OS:Android 12
INTERNAL STORAGE & RAM:256GB 8GB RAM
REMOVABLE STORAGE:No
CHIPSET:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G (5 nm)
Octa-core (1×2.99 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
NUMBER OF CORES:8
GPU:Adreno 660
CONNECTIVITY:5G, Dual-SIM, BT 5.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC

Packaging

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes in a cardboard box  made of recycled materials. Inside, the phone and accessories well protected in different compartments.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

The box includes:

  • The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
  • TurboPower 68W charger
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Guides
  • SIM tool
  • Protective case
  • Protective film

Design

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes in four options – Cosmic Grey, Aurora White, Solar Gold and Neptune Blue which comes with a vegan leather back cover. Our review model is Neptune Blue. The phone looks immaculately designed from all angles. The phone has a polished metal frame and 3D glass inlay, it looks luxurious and feels premium in hand with the faux leather back.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

Measuring 158.48 x 71.99 x 7.68 mm, a weight of 168gm and a 6.55-inch screen, this is a large but light and easy to use phone. On the front, is the 32MP selfie camera. At the bottom is the SIM tray which can run up to two SIM cards. The buttons are all placed on the right – volume up/down and power button.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

At the back, the camera bump is placed in the upper-left corner and consists of a 50MP main, 13MP ultrawide, 2MP depth and dual LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is integrated with the power button and is fast to recognize and unlock.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

At the bottom is the USB-C 3.1 port for charging and the speaker grille. Unfortunately, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Display

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with a 6.55-inch 1080×2400 pixels pOLED screen with support for HDR10+ and has a 144Hz refresh rate. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

The display is fantastic with natural colors and good sharpness. Viewing angles are great and the animations are extremely smooth thanks to the high refresh rate which can be adjusted to either to 60Hz, 144Hz or auto.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

Browsing and navigating on the Edge 30 Fusion is fluid and buttery smooth. The 10-bit pOLED panel is highly color accurate with DCI-P3 color coverage, outputting good contrast ratios and a brightness of 1100nits. While the display is HDR10+ compliant, apps like Netflix can’t stream in HDR on the device.

There is also an under-display fingerprint scanner built-in here and is fast to recognize and unlock.

Connectivity

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a 5G phone and supports dual SIMs. In terms of connectivity, it supports WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and GPS. Phone calls are loud and clear and Wi-Fi & 5G speeds are excellent.

Performance

The Motorola Edge 30 5G features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888G+ chipset, Adreno 660 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB built-in memory. The chipset is powerful and the performance is great with no visible delay or lags. It has plenty of power to run most games without issues.

Camera

The Motorola Edge 30 5G has a triple camera setup with a 50MP main, 13MP ultrawide that doubles as a macro and 2MP depth.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review

The 50MP main camera produce photos with good detail and sharpness during the day with quick focus. The secondary 13MP ultra-wide camera produces images with a good amount of detail and contrast but with some noise. The ultra-wide-angle lens can also be used for macro shots with good detail.

In low light conditions, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion produces images with great details and acceptable sharpness.

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The 32MP portrait and selfie camera images of Motorola Edge 30 5G are quite good and natural-looking. There is no overprocessing of skin tones.

Videos can be recorded with the 50 MP camera at a maximum of 8K at 30fps, 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps. The video quality is decent and stable thanks to the gyro-EIS. There is also a slow-mo movie mode with 240 fps and a super slow-mo movie mode that goes up to 960 fps.

OS

The Motorola Edge 30 5G comes with an almost stock version of Android 12 without much bloatware. Motorola includes a number of gestures, adjustments and options such as attentive display, peek display which provides notifications on the lock screen with a single tap, activate the flashlight with a shake motion and a lot more.

Battery

The phone comes with a large 4,400mAh battery, which can last a full a day of use. As for charging, Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with a 68W fast power charger which can power the phone fully in under an hour.

Audio

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a Dolby Atmos powered stereo speaker located at the bottom of the phone. The sound is loud, deep and without any distortion at high volumes. The microphones also offer very good audio quality during calls.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review
Edge 30 Fusion review

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Review Verdict

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with all the bells and whistles, it has a fantastic screen, great hardware and software, a point and shoot camera and is lightweight to carry. The only downsides here are the lack of a telephoto camera and expandable storage.

9

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with all the bells and whistles, it has a fantastic screen, great hardware and software, a point and shoot camera and is lightweight to carry. The only downsides here are the lack of a telephoto camera and expandable storage.

THE GOOD
  • Great display
  • Great cameras
  • Thin and light
  • Smooth software
  • Great Dolby Atmos speakers
THE BAD
  • No telephoto camera
  • No expandable storage
  • No 3.5mm jack
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