Motorola Edge 30 Pro price in India
Motorola Edge 30 Pro is priced at Rs 49,999 in India and comes in a model with just 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is also no option to increase storage. The company has introduced it in Cosmos Blue and Stardust White color options.
Design of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro
The design of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is almost similar to the Edge 20 Pro. I got its Cosmos Blue option for review, which I found quite premium. The phone has a large 6.7-inch screen and has been given a small camera hole at the top. The slim bezels are located on the sides of the screen. The back panel is made of glass with curved sides, making the phone comfortable to hold. The phone is quite large and weighs 196 grams, which is also felt when holding it in the hand. The frame of the phone is made of plastic, which is not typical for a flagship phone.
The power and volume buttons of the smartphone are located on the right side and, according to me, they are placed at a slight height. The left frame of the phone remains blank. Since the fingerprint scanner sits on the power button, you often had to lift your thumb to unlock the phone. The company could have placed the power button at the bottom and the volume buttons on the left side. Only the secondary microphone sits on the top frame of the phone, while the SIM tray, primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker sit at the bottom.
The camera module on the rear panel is located in the upper left corner. It doesn’t stand out much, but it looks great integrated into the rear panel. The phone does not appear to be elevated even when placed on a flat surface. To protect the main camera from scratches, Motorola has put a metal ring around it. The phone has an IP52 rating, so it’s dustproof and can survive small splashes of water.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro specifications and software
Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a 6.7-inch FullHD Plus AMOLED display, which comes with HDR10+ certification and a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The panel has good viewing angles and the brightness was adequate when shot outdoors. The company has given you the option of DC dimming, which helps save energy by reducing brightness. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection is available on the front of the phone, which is a bit of a surprise, because Gorilla Glass 5 security is on the back panel. The Edge 30 Pro comes with Dolby Atmos compatible stereo speakers.
The most special feature of the phone is its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. This is the most powerful processor currently available in any Android phone. The same processor has also been included in the iQoo 9 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 series, but the cost of these smartphones is quite high.
Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, 13 5G bands, NFC, and six satellite navigation systems have all been supported on the Motorola Edge 30 Pro. Motorola claims that more 5G bands can also be activated via a software update. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro supports dual Nano SIM and supports dual 5G and dual 4G VoLTE.
The Edge 30 Pro has a 4800 mAh battery with 68W fast charging. The charger comes in the box. It also supports wireless charging with a capacity of 15W. Apart from this, with the 5W wireless power sharing capability, you can also charge other Qi-compatible devices and accessories.
The phone runs on the company’s My UX skin based on Android 12. The January 2022 Android security patch was placed on my unit. The company says that in addition to Android 13, the phone will also receive an update to Android 14. Along with this, Android security updates will also be available for three years. Motorola’s customizations don’t seem to be intrusive on the interface. Running stock Android 12, the UI has large toggle buttons and an indicator when the camera or microphone is in use. Icon shape, color and font style can be customized. But you can’t change the wallpaper accent color based on the UI. I wish this function was there. This feature is available on Realme 9 Pro+ and Google Pixel running Android 12.
The user interface of the phone is very easy to use. There is also support for Moto Gestures, through which you can perform many types of actions. These include some of the traditional Moto gestures like double tap to turn on the flashlight and double crank to launch the camera. Many more actions can also be activated for this with the help of the Moto app. I really liked his power-touch gesture. In this, a panel appears when you double-tap the power button, in which there are shortcuts to preset contacts and apps. Other than a few Google apps, I only found Facebook preloaded and that too can be removed.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro performance and battery life
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is the first smartphone I have used with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The processor is very fast and whenever I tried to do anything on it, the activity would load immediately. Scrolling was very smooth thanks to its 144Hz display. The AMOLED panel of the phone displays attractive colors and the contrast is also quite good. The experience of watching videos with the help of stereo speakers was also good. One thing I did notice is that the speakers are not well balanced. The side-mounted fingerprint scanner felt a bit out of reach, but it was able to unlock the phone with ease and precision.
The phone scored very well in benchmark apps. His AnTuTu score was 9,41,189. The phone scored 1194 in the Geekbench 5 single-core test and 3542 in the multi-core test. On GFXBench’s Car Chase test, it was able to sustain 81 frames per second. Here I noticed that the phone was heating up due to the load on the processor. Due to this, the battery was also draining rapidly.
No lag was noticed when playing Call Of Duty: Mobile. The fun in the game is doubled thanks to the stereo speakers. However, after 20 minutes I found that the phone had overheated and the battery was also dead. Looking at its benchmark test and gaming experience, I can say that the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a very powerful processor. But when there is load, its efficiency starts to drop slightly.
For battery, the phone managed 13 hours and 38 minutes in our HD video loop test, which is pretty average performance for battery capacity. In normal use with a full load, I was able to run it for a day. But using the camera and gaming, I soon felt the need to charge it. With 68W fast charging, the phone charged up to 78 percent in 30 minutes and was fully charged in less than an hour.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro cameras
The phone has three high-resolution cameras, of which the highest resolution is a 60-megapixel selfie camera. The rear has a 50-megapixel main camera, which comes with optical image stabilization. Its aperture is f/1.8. The secondary camera is a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, which has a 114-degree field of view. The third sensor is a 2-megapixel depth lens.
No changes have been made to the camera app. The same camera features are available on it that are also seen on Edge 20 Pro. With the help of Dual Capture, you can record video using two cameras. It also has an audio zoom feature, which gets closer to the subject and focuses more on its sound.
Details are good in photos taken during the day and this phone is very fast in terms of focusing. The dynamic range of the photo is quite good. The main camera and the wide-angle camera capture good colors, but details were lacking and barrel distortion was also observed.
Close shots taken with the phone’s camera were pretty good, and the texture held up well, too. The phone used to tell me to switch to macro mode when the subject got too close. Since it uses a 50-megapixel camera for macro shots, the results were captured in great detail. Edge detection was also good in portrait shots.
Low-light photos weren’t impressive, and the phone couldn’t capture detail in dark areas of the frame. With night mode, it took 3 seconds to capture a photo, but the highlights were lost. Instead of night mode, I thought it was better to take normal photos, because there was not much difference in detail with night mode.
Photos taken with the selfie camera were pretty good. The photos came out better during the day and also in low light. Selfie portrait was also able to capture the phone in a better way. Results were best when shot with an additional light source in low light conditions.
Videos can be recorded up to 8K on Motorola Edge 30 Pro using the main rear camera. But selfie camera videos can only be recorded up to 4K. Footage shot at 1080p in daylight was too sharp, but 4K footage was decent. Video stabilization was good. Low-light images were also decent, but there was a lot of graininess when shooting in 4K.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro smartphone has arrived as a major upgrade to the Edge 20 Pro. It can also compete in the price segment above its price tag. The highlight of the phone is its processor. If we put aside the need to improve in low light conditions, the camera’s performance will also be considered good. Motorola has increased the competition by offering this device at a price of Rs 49,999.
However, the Edge 30 Pro falls short of the title of the perfect smartphone. It is powerful, so it heats up very quickly. There were no problems in normal use, but the phone does get hot when playing 3D games. If you don’t have much trouble with this, then you will really like this phone. But if you like to play a lot of games on the phone, then Asus ROG Phone 5s becomes a better option in this case with a slightly lower price.