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Updated February 13, 2024·

If camera quality is important to you, the OnePlus 12R offers a better photography and videography experience than the Motorola Edge (2021), including better performance in low light and dynamic range. For durability, the OnePlus 12R features a glass back whereas the Motorola Edge has a plastic back which might be less premium to some users. The OnePlus 12R also has a slightly larger battery and an OLED screen with higher peak brightness, which is typically better for viewing in various lighting conditions and watching high dynamic range content. However, if battery life is a paramount concern, the Motorola Edge (2021) lasts slightly longer on a single charge. Both phones have different design perks—the OnePlus with a curved screen edge and the Motorola with a larger screen size, which could be more appealing for media consumption or productivity tasks. Considering these factors will help you decide which phone meets your needs and preferences better, keeping in mind the slight price difference with the OnePlus 12R being less expensive. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Motorola Edge (2021)
  • The Motorola Edge (2021) has no clear advantages over the OnePlus 12R.
Advantages of the OnePlus 12R
  • Good for taking photos
  • Fair for recording videos
  • Best in class display quality
  • Excellent performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

5.2
Edge (2021)
12R
7.5
The OnePlus 12R has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Edge (2021) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

5.3
Edge (2021)
12R
7.4
The OnePlus 12R takes good photos, while the Motorola Edge (2021) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

4.7
Edge (2021)
12R
6.6
The OnePlus 12R takes only fair videos, while the Motorola Edge (2021) takes poor videos.

Cost

$600
Edge (2021)
12R
$500
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The Motorola Edge (2021) has a price of $600 and the OnePlus 12R costs $500.
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Key similarities

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Battery

8.7 Hours
Edge (2021)
12R
8.2 Hours
The Motorola Edge (2021) has 8.7 hours of battery life. The OnePlus 12R has 8.2 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Motorola Edge (2021) has a screen size of 6.8 inches and the OnePlus 12R is 6.78 inches.

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How the Motorola Edge (2021) and the OnePlus 12R compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Motorola Edge (2021)OnePlus 12R
Motorola Edge (2021)OnePlus 12R

GENERAL

Price
$600
$500
Brand
MotorolaOnePlus
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
September 2, 2021February 13, 2024

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"6.78"
Resolution
2460 x 10802780 x 1264
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
395450
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD778GSD8G2
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
5.3/107.5/10
Photos Score
5.4/107.5/10
Videos Score
4.7/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
108 megapixels50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.7 Hours8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh5500 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoNo
Wireless charging Speed
0 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.65" x 2.98"6.43" x 2.96"
Weight
7.05 oz7.76 oz
Back Material
PlasticGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
NoYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e7
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78(SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes
Color
Nebula BlueIron Grey, Cool Blue
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoNo

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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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About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

About OnePlus

OnePlus, established in 2013, is a smartphone brand that first became known for providing flagship-like devices, at a fraction of the cost compared to more expensive Android competitors. OnePlus focuses on creating smartphones with powerful hardware at reasonable prices. They also bring hardware features normally not seen in other Android phones sold in the US, such as their ultra-fast “Warp Charge” and the beloved “Alert Slider”.

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