After quite some time, finally Motorola has released its new smartphone model, the Edge 20, which combines quality materials, great display, modern design and attractive pricing.
Weighing at just 163 grams, the Motorola Edge is quite light, considering that it’s a reasonably big smartphone model. On the back, the Edge 20 is made of plastic, but the overall quality is quite satisfactory. Unfortunately, the smartphone is quite slippery, because the design provides little grip. The Edge 20 comes with aluminium frame and on the back, there’s a protruding camera with triple-lens cameras. Because the smartphone is quite slim at about 6.99mm, the protrusion looks somewhat pronounced. Another thing that we could appreciate about the Motorola Edge 20 is thin bezels. There’s only one speaker at the bottom and it’s not too impressive, because it sounds quite squeaky when you crank up the volume. With IP52 certification, the Edge 20 could resist splashes, but you still shouldn’t drop it into water.
Probably, the best about the Edge 20 is its 6.7-inch OLED display with 2400×1080 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The display should feel fast and smooth, due to its 576Hz touch sampling, especially when you are playing high-action games. Navigating through the interface should also feel very intuitive. Under direct sunlight, the display should still be readable, with colours that are well saturated and punchy.
Inside, you can find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, which is a good mid-range solution, which offers proper performance when playing demanding games, although you may not be able to choose the highest settings at times. With 8GB of RAM, there should be no issue with multitasking and switching between apps should fee intuitive. Because it’s an efficient chipset, it won’t heat up when running heavy tasks. More importantly, the Edge 20 already supports 5G connectivity.
It’s also good to know that the Edge 20 comes with Android 11 operating system and Motorola promises to provide update for two major OS updates, possibly Android 12 and 13, if Google keeps using the current naming scheme. The interface should feel fluid and stable for daily usages. Motorola only pre-install a few services apps and the Edge 20 is relatively free of bloatware.
As mentioned above, the Edge 20 comes with triple cameras arrangement with dual-LED flash. It comes with the Audio Zoom feature, which allows the microphone to amplify sounds you want to record, while eliminating noises. The primary camera is 18MP with Ultra Pixel technology. It merges nine pixels into one pixel, which produces 12MP photos. Ultra Pixel ensures amazing details and great low light performance.
Inside, there’s a 4,000mAh battery, which is quite a decent capacity, considering that the Edge 20 is only 6.99mm thick. After using the phone the whole day, you should have between 25 to 30 percent of battery charge left. If you are a heavy-duty user, the 30W fast charging feature is convenient. In just 35 minutes, you could recharge the battery from 20 to 80 percent.