Motorola Edge (2021)

Motorola Edge (2021)

Motorola Edge (2021)

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.5
CAMERA: Poor5.2/10
SIZE: Largest Android
BATTERY: Very Good8.4/10

The Motorola Edge (2021) is a midrange phone offering 128 GB of storage and a large 6.8-inch LCD screen without curved edges. Its plastic body houses a hefty 5000 mAh battery, translating to a long battery life. The main camera has 108 megapixels, but the overall camera quality for both still photos and videos is judged as poor, so if camera performance is important to you, this might be a drawback. The device supports 5G, has a side fingerprint sensor, and runs on Android with Motorola's Ready For desktop mode. It boasts a refresh rate of 144Hz for smoother visuals. If you value screen size and battery life over camera capabilities, and don't mind a plastic build, it could be a suitable option for you. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large screen size
  • Generous battery capacity
  • High refresh rate
  • 5G support
  • Stock Android experience
Cons
  • Lower camera quality
  • No wireless charging
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No telephoto or periscope lens

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.5
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Performance:
4.1
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$550
Brand
Motorola
Operating System
Android
Release Date
September 2, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"
Resolution
2460 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
Yes
Pixels Per Inch
395
Display Type
LCD

INTERNAL

Processor
SD778G
Internal Storage
128 gb
RAM
8 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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5.3/10
Photos Score
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5.4/10
Videos Score
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4.7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
108 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.7 hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mah
Wireless Charging
No
Wireless charging Speed
0 w
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.65" x 2.98"
Weight
7.05 oz
Back Material
Plastic
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
No
Bluetooth Version
5.2
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Nebula Blue
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
No

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Tom's Guide

Philip Michaels | October 2021
"If you've overlooked Motorola's higher-end phones in the past, the Motorola Edge 5G UW does a very good job at trying to regain your attention. Improvements to the main camera impress. I'm also impressed by how quickly the phone recharges. It's the affordability that ultimately wins the day for the Motorola Edge. this phone offers enough premium features to put it at the forefront of midrange options."

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