I had reviewed the Motorola Edge 20 5G about 30 days ago and this is my long-term review for the Motorola Edge 20 5G. So let’s deep dive into the Moto Edge 20 5G and find out whether you should spend 30k on this phone or look for anything else?
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Motorola Edge 20 Review After 30 Days
After using Motorola Edge 20 5G for 30 days, I feel, Motorola has done a fabulous job with the device. The stock UI is a key part of the phone and that 144Hz takes to another level. The Snapdragon 778 also perform great in all the department and it has the practical camera setup which provides the best images.
In short, considering the price tag, as of now, Motorola Edge 20 is one of the best smartphones to consider.
I was a bit worried about the battery life because it only has a 4,000 mAh battery but battery life turned out very good. In short, the Moto Edge 20 will last for one full day unless you continuously play games for six or seven hours.
Also, it has 30W fast charging support and it does help when needed the most. Still, I would have love to see, 5,000 mAh battery.
I can complain about the battery size but look at the design and that 7 mm body, it looks amazing, Motorola has done a fantastic job with weight balance.
Its all because of the plastic back, for those who are wondering, used plastic has a matt finish and its good quality plastic, so it won’t give you a cheap quality vibe.
Talking about the frame, it’s made out of metal. I would have loved to see, 3.5mm Audio jack but as we have noticed, most of the mid-budget smartphone doesn’t have the audio jack.
The only complain I have is, speaker, it should have been better if Moto had added Stereo Spakeer but here, they did some cost-cutting.
Now, a single speaker is not that bad but it’s also not that great, it’s an average speaker.
Let me give you an example, if you’re in a crowded place and if you want to watch a YouTube video then you have to use Earphone otherwise, you won’t able to hear the audio.
By the way, there won’t be any kind of problem while taking calls on Moto Edge 20 as the phone has three microphones which will ensure everything.
The Moto Edge 20 comes with a 6.70-inches 144Hz 10bit OLED display with a 576Hz touch sampling rate.
I have already said many things about the display in the review and it’s the same here.
The Moto edge 20 has the best display quality under Rs 30,000 price in India, no doubt about that. Also, that 144Hz refresh rate is beyond amazing.
By the way, Moto Edge 20 does have Widevine L1 support that means, you will be able to stream FHD+ content on the OTT Platform. For some reason, I wasn’t able to watch movies or TV shows at FHD+ resolution on Prime Video.
Coming to performance, the Motorola Edge 20 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G and I didn’t expect too much from this chip but, it outperform my expectation.
Whether you want to play games or use social media, everything will work like butter. On top of that, the phone is running on Android 11 and it’s a clean UI, no ads, no bloatware, and no pre-installed apps.
Motorola has done a great job with UI, it’s not like what Micromax doing with its stock UI.
By the way, this stock UI but Motorola has provided all the features that you will use. For example, gaming mode, screen recording, Gesture and many more.
Also, for those who are wondering, the Moto Edge 20 does have carrier aggregation support and as you already know, it has eleven 5G bands.
Coming to small things, the haptic motor is decent but considering the price tag, one should not complain.
The Motorola Edge 20 has NFC support, three microphones, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a dedicated Google Assistant key and a Type-C to C cable for charging.
Here comes thing big part, Cameras, let’s talk about it.
Moto Edge 20 comes with 108MP primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide, and 3X 8MP telephoto lens while there is a 32MP selfie shooter. The rear cameras can shoot videos up to [email protected] while the front can shoot up to [email protected]
The 8MP telephoto lens does have OIS support but that 108MP primary sensor doesn’t have the OIS support.
So when you shoot videos, the footage will come out shaky. Motorola does have provided EIS support but it’s all software that I have tested and it works the fine.
One thing I like about Moto Edge 20 Cameras is, the way they produce the colours. Most of the smartphones around this price range try to overexpose the colour or sometimes, it soften the image.
Now, that’s not the case with Moto Edge 20. The phone produces natural colours and has lots of details in it. The same can be said for the front camera too.
I have already said a lot about cameras in the review but still, The Moto Edge 20 5G has one of the best camera implementations under the 30k price range in India.
If Moto had added OIS then, it would have been the best but hey, can’t expect everything. Also, Motorola is planning to launch Motorola Edge Pro in India, so something needs to save for the Pro version too.
Overall, The Motorola Edge 5G does justify the Rs 29,999 price tag, it’s not an overpriced smartphone. So, yes I do recommend this phone to everyone over OnePlus Nord 2 5G (review) or any other smartphone under the 30k price range.
The key feature of this phone is stock UI. So if you want clean and smooth and secured UI then you should consider the Moto Edge 20 5G.
*Images uploaded above is optimized for the web, you can click here to see, original photos shot with Motorola Edge 20, which I have uploaded to the Gdrive.
Motorola Edge 20 5G Pros and Cons
|144Hz Refresh Rate||Plastic Back|
|10Bit OLED Display||No 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|11 5G Bands||No Stereo Speakers|
|Powerful Snapdragon 778G SoC||Small Battery Size|
|Impressive Camera Setup|
|30W Fast Charging|
|Beautiful and Slimmest Smartphone|
|Clean Android Experience|
|Two Years of Major Android OS Update|
|576Hz Touch Sampling Rate|
|Ready For PC Implementation|
If your budget is Rs 30,000 and if you want an overall, best smartphone then Motorola Edge 20 5G would be a good option to consider. It checked all the boxes with good numbers.
There is 5G support, clean UI, Powerful Chip, better cameras, good looking design, fast charging, NFC support, the best display panel and many other things.
Still, if you have any questions about Moto Edge 20 5G then do let me know in the comment or chat with me on the telegram group for live updates.
Motorola Edge 20 5G Full Specifications
|Launch Date||17 August 2021|
|First Sale||26 August 2021, at noon via Flipkart|
|Display Size||6.70 inches FHD+ OLED |
OLED 10-bit colour
DCI-P3 colour space
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels resolution|
|Dimensions||163 x 76 x 7 mm|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Touch Sampling Rate||576Hz touch latency|
|Screen Refresh Rate||144Hz OLED|
|Build||Glass front |
*Two Major Android Updates
(Up to Android 13)
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime &|
3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver)
|Storage||8GB Ram + 128GB Storage|
|Card Slot||No SD Card Slot|
|Rear Cameras||108 MP Primary Sensor|
16 MP Ultra-Wide
8 MP Telephoto
(Optical zoom up to 3X &
Digital Zoom up to 30X)
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps|
|Front Camera||32 MP Selfie Shooter|
|Sensors||Fingerprint Sensor, |
Ambient Light Sensor
|Battery||4,000 mAh (non-removable)|
|Charging Speed||30W wired fast Charging|
|Colours||Frosted Grey, Frosted White, Frosted Emerald|
|SAR Value||Head: 1.37 W/kg, |
Body: 1.38 W/Kg for 5mm
|Price||8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 29,999|
|In the box||Motorola edge 20|
TurboPower 30W charger
USB Type-C cable
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