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Motorola Edge 20 Review After 30 Days us Use – Deep Dive

Motorola Edge 20 Review
Motorola Edge 20 Review

I reviewed the Motorola Edge 20 5G about 30 days ago and this is my long-term review of 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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By the way, the Motorola Edge 20 is priced at Rs 29,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage. It’s available in Frosted Grey, Frosted White, and Frosted Emerald color options and it’s sold via Flipkart.

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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 it to another level. The Snapdragon 778 also perform great in all department and it has a practical camera setup that provides the best images.

In short, considering the price tag, as of now, Motorola Edge 20 is one of the best smartphones to consider.

Battery Life

I was a bit worried about the battery life because it only has a 4,000 mAh battery but the 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 love to see, a 5,000 mAh battery.

Design

Motorola Edge 20 Review

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.

It’s all because of the plastic back, for those who are wondering, used plastic has a matt finish, and it’s 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, a 3.5mm Audio jack but as we have noticed, most mid-budget smartphone doesn’t have the audio jack.

Audio Quality

Motorola Edge 20 Review

The only complaint I have is, the 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 earphones 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.

Display Quality

Motorola Edge 20 Review

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 which 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.

Performance

Motorola Edge 20 Review

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.

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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, Gestures, 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.

Other Features

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.

Cameras

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.

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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 colors. Most of the smartphones around this price range try to overexpose the color or sometimes, it softens the image.

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Now, that’s not the case with Moto Edge 20. The phone produces natural colors 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.

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108MP Mode

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 the 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

PROS CONS
144Hz Refresh RatePlastic Back
10Bit OLED Display No 3.5mm Audio Jack
11 5G BandsNo Stereo Speakers
Powerful Snapdragon 778G SoCSmall Battery Size
Impressive Camera Setup
30W Fast Charging
Metal Frame
Beautiful and Slimmest Smartphone
Well-Priced
Clean Android Experience
Two Years of Major Android OS Update
576Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Ready For PC Implementation

Verdict

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 Sale26 August 2021, at noon via Flipkart
Display Size 6.70 inches FHD+ OLED
OLED 10-bit colour
DCI-P3 colour space
HDR10+ Screen
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions163 x 76 x 7 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Touch Sampling Rate576Hz touch latency
Screen Refresh Rate144Hz OLED
Build Glass front
Metal frame
Plastic back
OSAndroid 11
*Two Major Android Updates
(Up to Android 13)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
GPUAdreno 642L
CPUOcta-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 SlotNo SD Card Slot
Rear Cameras108 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 Camera32 MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackNo
Stereo Speakers No
NFCYes
Bluetooth Version 5.2
Wi-fiWI-FI 6E
5G SupportYes
5G Bands1/3/5/7/8/28/38/41/66/77/78
IR BlasterNo
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor,
Proximity Sensor,
Accelerometer,
Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint SensorSide-Mounted
Battery 4,000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed30W wired fast Charging
Charging Time
Colours Frosted Grey, Frosted White, Frosted Emerald
Model NumberPAR00010IN
Weight 163 Gram
SAR ValueHead: 1.37 W/kg,
Body: 1.38 W/Kg for 5mm
Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 29,999
In the boxMotorola edge 20

TurboPower 30W charger
USB Type-C cable
guides
SIM tool
protective case
Available at Flipkart

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Chaitanya

    September 28, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Hi Rahul, does Edge 20 support wide angle selfies with its front camera like Samsung phones?

    Also, how well does the OIS work? Is it good enough to making cinematic videos?

    • Rahul Makwana

      September 29, 2021 at 10:41 am

      Moto Edge 20 does have a wide front camera but it’s not as wide as an ultra-wide lens. Also, there is no OIS on the primary lens but Moto has added OIS in the ultra-wide lens. Cinematic videos can be shot with an ultra-wide lens but you will lose out on details, try to use the primary lens for videos.

  2. Joshua

    August 7, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Hi, I wanted to know is moto edge 20 future proof. How many andriod updates will i get in this and like how long can i use it because its been a year now andriod 12 is almost here. Atlest i need a phone that i can use it for 3 or 4 years. So will u recommend it ? Its price is around 25k now so any phone that u suggest under 25k with a future proof quality.

    • Rahul Makwana

      August 7, 2022 at 11:21 am

      Motorola is bad with Updates, they pushed Android 12 after almost a year, still, they have promised two OS updates which means, the phone should get Android 13 but when? we have to wait and see

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