Motorola Edge 40 Review with Pros and Cons
Every single time, Motorola offers something new that no one is offering, and which is continued with Motorola Edge 40 5G. It has premium features like wireless charging, an IP68 rating, and a 144Hz curved display.
So let’s find out in this review whether Motorola has fixed its cameras or just a new smartphone with a new design.
Motorola Edge 40 5G Price
The Motorola Edge 40 5G comes with only 8GB of Ram and 256GB of storage which is priced at Rs 29,999. It comes in Coronet Blue (Plastic Back), Reseda Green (Leather Back), and Jet Black (Leather Back) while it’s sold via Flipkart.
- 8GB + 256GB: Rs 29,999
- 8GB + 256GB: $ 829.00
- 8GB + 256GB: £ 570.73
- 8GB + 256GB: € 594
Motorola Edge 40 5G Review
Motorola Edge 40 5G is not made for everyone as it doesn’t have the best cameras but the good news is, the phone looks and feels premium which is rare in the Rs 30,000 price range along with that, you’re getting an IP68 rating, and even wireless charging support.
So yes, the Motorola Edge 40 5G is worth buying but if you want good cameras then stay away from this device, however, if you want a stock Android experience, a premium build with a curved panel, wireless charging, and even an IP68 rating then do consider it.
Motorola Edge series phones always had the best display and the same can be said for the Motorola Edge 40 5G too.
It has a wonderful 6.55-inches pOLED display with 1200 nits brightness. So there won’t be any kind of issue with outdoor visibility.
Now, for those who love curved panels, here is good news, Moto Edge 40 has a curved panel that looks and feels amazing but keep in mind, it will be hard to find a perfect screen protector.
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The 144Hz refresh rate looks perfect on paper because most of the device runs on 120Hz which feels like cheating.
Nonetheless, the display is amazing and you will fall in love with it whether you want to watch movies, YouTube Videos, or even games.
The phone has a Glass front, Aluminum frame, and Plastic back, or eco-leather back. Depending on which color you buy.
For reference, Coronet Blue has a plastic back while Reseda Green and Jet Black have a Leather Back. So choose the one you like.
What I’m saying is, the build quality is solid and it will give you a premium feel in whichever variant you buy.
You will also get an IP68 rating which means, you can dip the phone under the water. This is a rare feature to have at a Rs 30,000 price tag, so huge thumbs up from my side to Motorola for giving premium features in mid-budget smartphones.
Mediatek Dimensity 8020 is 20% more powerful than the Snapdragon 778 Plus which means the Moto Edge 40 5G is not made for power-hungry users.
So if you’re planning to buy this phone for gaming then don’t and consider phones like POCO F5 5G.
For normal usages like calling, browsing, social media, and even a little bit of gaming. You won’t face any problems with Motorola Edge 40 5G but don’t buy it if you’re a heavy mobile gamer.
For those who wanted a benchmark score,
- AnTuTu: 688347
- GeekBench: 3320 (v5.1), 3603 (v6)
- GFXBench: 33fps
Motorola has also added 14 5G bands which means, you will be able to take advantage of the 5G network if it’s available in your city.
- 5G Bands: n1, n2, n3, n5, ,n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78.
Motorola has also promised 2 Years of OS Updates and 3 Years of Security Updates but we all know, Motorola is not great at providing faster OS updates, you will have to wait for years after Google releases the newer Android OS version.
Take these promises with a grain of salt.
Now, the good news is, the phone runs on pure stock UI which also has features like Moto security, secured folder, and Ready To PC.
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So yes, Motorola has made some customization that will come in handy while there are ads in the UI which again is a plus point.
Now, the phone doesn’t come with lots of pre-installed apps but I did find Facebook which you can uninstall.
Overall, the Motorola Edge 40 5G is a balanced smartphone that doesn’t provide powerful or decent performance, it sits in between.
The 50MP primary sensor is not perfect from any angle, it has its limitations.
It takes good-looking images under good lighting but when it comes to low light, it adds softness and noise all around the image.
Even the dedicated night mode doesn’t do much. Also, for some reason, the sensor is adding a bit extra colors to all the objects.
Looks like Motorola is doing what other brands are doing for under Rs 30,000. We have phones from Vivo, OPPO, Redmi, and even Nothing that make all the images a bit saturated.
So don’t expect the natural colors from Motorola Edge 40 5G.
It also has OIS which doesn’t work the best. It feels like the feature that was added for marking because, in real-life usage, OIS is not making a huge difference whether it’s not videos or photos.
Yes, it does make videos a bit smoother but it’s not a day or night difference
By the way, the rear cameras can shoot videos at [email protected]/60fps & [email protected] while the front can shoot at [email protected] [email protected]
The ultra-wide lens is there and it doesn’t do much. It needs lots of optimization, especially in low light.
The 8MP sensor is small and it’s not well-optimized.
So my advice would be, try not to use the ultra-wide lens under low light, use it when there is good light. Even then you will get softer images but that’s okay.
The 16MP front camera is nothing special at all, it takes whiter images than other BBK electric phones.
So the good news is, you don’t have to use any filter, so take the image and you will look white, even if you have dark skin.
Now, I’m not a big fan of this, I love the neutral color but this is what it is.
Overall, the Motorola Edge 40 5G doesn’t have good cameras, and it needs to be fixed soon because this doesn’t feel like a Rs 30,000 smartphone when it comes to cameras. for cameras, do take a look at Nothing Phone 1 which is also available at Rs 30,000.
Also, Nothing Phone 2 is around the corner, so the price of Nothing Phone 1 will drop, so wait for that too.
Check out the camera samples of Motorola Edge 40 5G (google drive)
The surprising thing for me was, the 20%-30% volume comes from the top speaker while the remaining comes from the bottom speaker.
Now, this is strange because most phones with dual speakers provide 40% from the top and the remaining from the bottom speaker.
In short, Motorola needs to fix this issue, if it’s software but if it’s not then, I can’t call these stereo speakers.
It does come with two microphones, so there won’t be any sort of problems with calling at all.
Overall, I’m a bit disappointed with how the Speakers are performing.
The 4,400mAh battery will last for the day if you’re a normal user.
What I mean is, if you’re that user who doesn’t play games, doesn’t watch too many YouTube videos or social media, and uses a phone for only calling and some other work then the Moto Edge 40 will last for a day.
However, if you’re a heavy user then you will have to charge this phone twice a day but the good thing is, the phone comes with a 68W charger which means you will be able to charge the 50% in 20 minutes.
Also, it also supports 15W wireless charging which is a game-changing feature because as of now, the Nothing Phone 1 only comes with wireless charging under 30k.
Overall, yes, I would have been happier, if the phone has a 5,000mAh battery but Motorola wanted to make this phone thinner, so they sacrifice the battery.
Motorola Edge 40 5G Pros and Cons
|144Hz pOLED Display||Average Cameras|
|NFC Support||Night Photography Needs Improvement|
|Superfast 68W Charging Support||Decent Battery Life|
|15W Wireless Support||Stereo Speakers are Not Loud|
|Smooth Software Experience||Missing 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Ad-Free Experience||Gets a bit hot after a few hours of gaming|
|Solid Build Quality|
|14 5G Bands|
|Bright Curved Panel|
|Dual SIM with eSIM|
Motorola Edge 40 5G FAQs
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G come with IP68 Rating?
Yes, it does have IP68 Rating which means, you can take the phone up to 30m.
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G have good cameras?
Sadly no, the Motorola Edge 40 5G doesn’t have good cameras. It takes a bit whiter and more saturated colors while there is a lot of work to be done in night Photography.
What is the AnTuTu and GeekBench score of Motorola Edge 40 5G?
- AnTuTu: 688347
- GeekBench: 3320 (v5.1), 3603 (v6)
- GFXBench: 33fps
How many software updates will Motorola Edge 40 5G get?
Motorola has also promised 2 Years of OS Updates and 3 Years of Security Updates which means, it will get Android 14 and 15.
How many 5G Bands does Motorola Edge 40 5G have?
It has 14 5G bands which include the n1, n2, n3, n5, ,n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G have NFC?
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G have In-Display Fingerprint sensor?
What is the SAR Value for Motorola Edge 40 5G?
- Head: 1.18 W/kg (at 1g),
- Body: 1.26 W/kg (at 1g)
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G have wireless charging support?
Yes, it has 15W wireless charging support, and it also has 68W wired charging support too.
Should I buy Motorola Edge 40 5G?
Buy, if you’re okay with decent cameras and you don’t play mobile games for hours.
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G have dual SIM support?
Yes, it does have dual SIM support with eSIM which means, you have one option to insert a physical SIM card and a second SIM as eSIM.
Does Motorola Edge 40 5G has a 3.5mm audio jack
Motorola Edge 40 Launch Date in India?
The Motorola Edge 40’s first sale starts on 30th May 2023 via Flipkart.
Motorola Edge 40 5G
Motorola Edge 40 5G has some premium features like IP68 Rating, wireless charging, a curved display, and even a 144Hz refresh rate but the phone thing it doesn’t have is good cameras. So if you want a premium-looking phone and if you’re with decent cameras then do consider the Moto Edge 40 5G otherwise, skip it.
Motorola Edge 40 5G Full Specifications
|Price||8GB Ram + 256GB storage: |
|Display||6.55-inches Curved FHD+|
402 PPI Density
HDR 10+ Panel
144Hz Screen Refresh Rate
360Hz touch sampling rate
90.80 Screen To Body Ratio
1200 nits pick the brightness
IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
|Dimensions||158.4 x 72 x 7.6 mm |
|Build||Glass front, |
Plastic back or eco-leather back
2 Years of OS Updates.
3 Years of Security Updates.
|RAM and Storage Speed||UFS 3.1 Storage|
|Chipset||Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 8020 (6 nm)|
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78
& 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
|Performance Score||AnTuTu: 688347|
GeekBench: 3320 (v5.1), 3603 (v6)
|5G Bands||14 5G Bands.|
5G Bands: n1, n2, n3, n5, ,n7,
n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, n78
Dual Sim(Physical + eSIM)
|Rear Cameras||50MP Primary Sensor (OIS),|
|Front Camera||16MP Selfie Shooter.|
|Bluetooth Version||5.2 Version.|
Ambient Light Sensor,
Sensor Hub, and
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, In-Display.|
68W Wired Charging.
15W Wireless Charging.
0% to 50% in 20 Minutes with Wired.
|Colors||Coronet Blue (Plastic Back),|
Reseda Green (Leather Back), and
Jet Black (Leather Back).
|SAR Value||Head: 1.18 W/kg (at 1g), |
Body: 1.26 W/kg (at 1g)
|Warranty||1-Year Replacement on Headset.|
6 Months Warranty on Accessories.
|In the Box||Motorola Edge 40, |
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