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Motorola Edge 30 Pro Review with Pros and Cons – Killed it?

Motorola Edge 30 Pro Review
Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G

Motorola is back again with a great smartphone, the newly launched Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G has almost everything that you can think of, they’re also launching new smartphones at a good price too.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro Price in India

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is priced at Rs 49,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB of storage while it’s available in Cosmos Blue and Stardust White color options and it will go for sale on 4th March 2022 via Flipkart at noon.

So let’s review this smartphone and find out whether it’s worth buying at 50k or if it’s just another smartphone that happened to have a powerful processor and that’s it…

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Motorola Edge 30 Pro Review

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro solid smartphone for day-to-day use and its worth the Rs 49,999 price tag, it has a powerful processor, solid build quality, superfast charging support, great cameras, 144Hz OLED display, and even wireless charging, so yes, its worth buying at 50k.

The phone also runs on Android 12 and it has all the features which can be found on Pixel smartphones.

The cameras are also great, the dynamic range and even details are clear and for the price of 50k, Motorola has done good but still, in some areas, Motorola needs to improve.

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There is a 144Hz OLED 10-bit display, let me just say this, this is by far the best display available under Rs 50,000 in India. Motorola has done a great job.

Overall, if your budget is Rs 50,000 and if you’re looking for a balanced smartphone then do consider the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, it has almost everything that you will need.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
144Hz 10-bit OLED DisplayNo 3.5mm Audio Jack
Solid Build QualityPlastic Frame
Pure Stock Android Experience Night Photography Needs Improvement
Powerful ProcessorNo SD-Card Slot
OIS Support
Good Camera Setup
Widevine L1 Support
Wireless Charging Support
Superfast 68W Wired Charging
Well-Priced
Carrier Aggregation
Ready for PC
Stereo Speakers
13 5G Bands
NFC Support

Display Quality

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I have said the same in the Motorola Edge 20 Review and I will say the same for this device too…

As of now, Motorola Edge 30 Pro has the best display under Rs 50,000 in India, it checks all the boxes.

The device has a 6.70-inches 10-bit 144Hz OLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution and HRD10+ support.

On the rear side, it has a glass back which is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 while there is Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and the frame is made out of plastic.

Here, I feel, Motorola could have gone with an aluminum frame because this is a flagship smartphone.

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Now, the design looks amazing, no issue with that but the placement of the side-mounted fingerprint sensor is a bit on the upper side.

So if you have small fingers then it will be a bit difficult to unlock the smartphone but once you get used to it, that won’t be a big issue.

Motorola has provided Widevine L1 support which means, you will be able to stream FHD+ content on OTT apps.

Overall, the phone has a great display, there won’t be any problem while watching movies or even playing games.

Performance

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Cosmos Blue and Stardust White colors

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and it runs on My UX 3.0-based on Android 12 while Motorola has promised two OS updates and three years of security updates.

This way, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro will get Android 13 and Android 14 Updates.

Now, as I have said in many smartphone reviews, the Snapdragon 888 processor was heating, now the same is happening with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

When it comes to real life, the phone doesn’t heat too much even while playing games but when you do thermal testing, the phone heats up a little bit.

The problem is not with a smartphone, it’s a chipset issue and I hope, Motorola does something about it or Qualcomm.

As I have said, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a powerful processor, so there won’t be any kind of problem while playing mobile games, it will give you the best possible performance in every single game.

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Also, the phone doesn’t have ads in the UI, it’s stock with some Motorola features and that’s it.

The device feels smooth and fast, so no issue with performance.

By the way, it also has 5G support and Motorola has added 13 5G bands which include n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38 n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78.

Overall, for the price of Rs 49,999, can’t complain much, it is a powerful smartphone and it will give you powerful performance in every single area.

cameras

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The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has 50MP primary sensor with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor while on the front it has a massive 60MP selfie shooter.

The rear cameras can shoot videos up to [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]/60fps while the front can shoot at [email protected] and [email protected]/60fps.

As the phone has OIS support, the videos come out stable but still, I feel, Motorola needs to be in the video department.

With some OTA updates, the videos can be improved and it can become the best camera smartphone under 50k.

Now, I didn’t see any issue with dynamic range and the details also come out well.

Sometimes, Motorola tries to boost the colors. For example, the black colors will be saturated and the same with other colors too.

Now, this is not only Motorola, most of the smartphones that launch under Rs 50,000, tries to boost the colors because most of the people in India like the boosted colors compared to natural colors.

Still, the image does come out better compared to its competition.

The 50MP primary sensor also takes some good image, no issue with details or even with dynamic range but sometimes, there was some problem with auto-focus.

Again, this can be fixed with updates but it also depends on Motorola, when they gonna fix it.

Also, as the sensor has OIS support and because of that, the image comes out the stable.

You know, as I said, the small ultra-wide sensor doesn’t make any sense because the ultra-wide lens captures a bigger area, so whether brands can work on the camera or they can provide a bigger ultra-wid lens.

In Motorola’s case, we have a bigger 50MP ultra-wide lens.

As this is a bigger sensor, the details come out well. Motorola is also using an Ultra-wide lens as a Macro lens too, so if you’re that person who loves to take macro shots then you will be more than happy with this 50MP sensor.

There is also a 2MP depth sensor and it also works fine but I would have loved to see, a telephoto lens as a 2MP sensor doesn’t do much.

We also have a bigger 60MP front camera and the largest selfie shooter available on smartphones.

Now, this feels, like a 12MP sensor because it’s not well-optimized but still the details come well because of the bigger sensor.

Again, the colors are saturated, just life rear cameras.

So yes, the front camera can be improved and if Motorola works on it then I feel, the front camera can become very good.

Overall, if you’re that person, who doesn’t care about every single detail then yes, you will be more than happy with the cameras but if you’re like, I want natural colors then you might not like the Motorola Edge 30 Pro cameras.

By the way, the images come out good and you can post them on social media.

There is some issue with videos but it’s not that big.

Considering the price, one should not complain much about the cameras.

Audio Quality

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The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a stereo speaker which works fine, no issues there. Its dual speakers, so can’t complain much.

It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro does have carrier aggregation support.

As this is a flagship smartphone, there is no 3.5mm audio jack. You can use the TWS earbuds or buy Type-C to 3.5mm dongle for wired earphones.

Overall, the sound quality is good and there are no issues with call quality too.

Battery Life

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro comes with a 4,800mAh battery with 68W fast charging support. The 68W charger will take about 35 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%.

The phone also has 15W wireless charging support.

Overall, the battery should last for the day because of the processor but in the end, it depends on you, how you use your smartphone every day.

Now, if you’re a heavy user then you will need to charge this smartphone two times a day.

You can also use the 68W charger, so even if the battery doesn’t last for a day then the will be charged in 35 minutes.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will Motorola Edge 30 Pro will get?

A:  Motorola has promised two years of OS updates and three years of security updates.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro?

A: It has a 144Hz refresh rate OLED panel.

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro has Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: DoesMotorola Edge 30 Pro have a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many 5G bands does Motorola Edge 30 Pro have?

A: It has 13 5G Bands which include n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38 n40, n41, n66, n77, n78, and n78

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has a 68W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro have carrier aggregation?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Motorola Edge 30 Pro have a compass sensor?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy Motorola Edge 30 Pro in India

A: The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is available on Flipkart.

Q: Alternatives of Motorola Edge 30 Pro

Verdict

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There is no doubt, that the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is worth the Rs 49,999 price tag, the phone gets the most of the things right from the processor, battery life, design, fast charging wireless charging, display, and even cameras.

In short, if you’re looking powerful smartphone with a good camera and if your budget is Rs 49,999 then do consider the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, you will be more than happy with the smartphone.

Still, if you’re confused, do let me know in the comment, and we will chat about it.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro Full Specifications

Launch Date24 February 2022
Release Date4th March 2022 at Noon Via Flipkart
Launch OfferRs 5,000 OFF on SBI Credit Cards
Valid From February 25th to March 31st
Display6.70-inches FHD+ OLED
10-bit OLED Penal
HDR 10+
DC-Dimming
SGS Blue-Eye Certification
393 PPI density
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions163.1 x 76 x 8.8 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Screen Refresh Rate144Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 3),
glass back (Gorilla Glass 5),
plastic frame
OSMY UX 3.0 – Android 12
ChipsetQualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
GPUAdreno 730
CPUOcta-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 &
3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
Storage8GB Ram + 128GB Storage

UFS 3.1 Storage
LPDDR5 RAM
Card SlotN0
Rear Cameras50MP Primary Sensor (OIS)
50MP Ultra-Wide
2MP Depth
Video[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]/60fps
Front Camera60MP
Video[email protected]
[email protected]/60fps
3.5mm JackNo
Widevine L1 SupportYes
Carrier aggregationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes, Tuning by Dolby Atmos.
Bluetooth Version5.2
5G SupportYes
5G Bands13 5G Bands

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38
n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78
NFCYes
IR BlasterNo
SensorsProximity Sensor,
Ambient Light Sensor,
Accelerometer,
Gyroscope,
Magnetometer (Compass)
Fingerprint Sensor
Fingerprint SensorSide-Mounted Fingerprint
Battery4,800 (non-removable)
Charging Speed68W Wired Charging
15W Wireless Charging
5W Reverse wireless charging
Charging Time0% to 100% in 35 Minutes
10% to 100% in 18 Minutes
ColorsCosmos Blue, Stardust White
SAR ValueHead: 1.05 W/kg at 1g,
Body: 1.05 W/kg at 1g
Model NumberPASS0011IN
Weight196 Gram
Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 49,999
In the boxMotorola Edge 30 Pro 5G

68W Flash Charge adapter
USB Type-C 3.1
Phone case
Screen protector
SIM tray ejector
Quick start guide
Safety information
Available atFlipkart

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Anand Vyas

    May 10, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    is it worth waiting for Moto Edge 30 getting released on 12th May or you reckon this is the one to go with?

    • Rahul Makwana

      May 11, 2022 at 5:13 pm

      Totally, it’s worth the wait…

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