Motorola Edge 40 5G Review - Not Perfect

Motorola Edge 40 5G Prices:

– 8GB + 256GB: Rs 29,999 – 8GB + 256GB: $ 829.00 – 8GB + 256GB: £ 570.73 – 8GB + 256GB: € 594


1. 144Hz pOLED Display 2. NFC Support 3. Superfast 68W Charging Support 4. 15W Wireless Support 5. Smooth Software Experience

6. Ad-Free Experience 7. Lightweight Build 8. Solid Build Quality 9.14 5G Band 10. Bright Curved Panel 11. Dual SIM with eSIM


1. Average Camera 2. Night Photography Needs Improvement 3. Decent Battery Life 4. Stereo Speakers are Not Loud 5. Missing 3.5mm Audio Jack 6. Gets a bit hot after a few hours of gaming

Camera Quality

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.

So don’t expect the natural colors from Motorola Edge 40 5G.

The ultra-wide lens is there and it doesn’t do much. It needs lots of optimisation, especially in low light.

8MP ultra-wide lens,

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 8MP sensor is small and it’s not well-optimized.

The 16MP front camera is nothing special at all, it takes whiter images than other BBK electric phones.

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.

Display Quality

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.

Nonetheless, the display is amazing and you will fall in love with it whether you want to watch movies, YouTube Videos, or even games.


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.

Motorola has also promised 2 Years of OS Updates and 3 Years of Security Update

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.

Overall, the Motorola Edge 40 5G is a balanced smartphone that doesn’t provide powerful or decent performance, it sits in between.

For those who wanted a benchmark score, – AnTuTu: 688347 – GeekBench: 3320 (v5.1), 3603 (v6) – GFXBench: 33fp


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.

Battery Life

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.

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 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.