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Motorola Edge+ (2023)VS
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$800
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize battery life and storage space, the Motorola Edge+ (2023) offers a longer usage time and more internal storage compared to the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. The Motorola has a slightly larger curved screen, which might be preferred for its immersive experience, but could be more fragile. On the other hand, if you're looking for a lighter phone and value camera capabilities like high-quality still photos and videos, the Samsung edges out with better performance in these areas. Both phones support 5G and have under-display fingerprint sensors, but if you prefer a headphone jack and front-facing stereo speakers, the Motorola has these features while the Samsung does not. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.3
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
Galaxy S21 FE
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.2
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
Galaxy S21 FE
6.9
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) both have only fair photos, though the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE takes somewhat better photos.

Battery

9.3 Hours
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
Galaxy S21 FE
6.7 Hours
The Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) has 9.3 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has 6.7 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) has a screen size of 6.67 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is 6.4 inches.

Cost

$800
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
Galaxy S21 FE
$600
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The Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) has a price of $800 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE costs $600.
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How the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) and the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

GENERAL

Price
$800
$600
Brand
MotorolaSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
May 19, 2023January 29, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.67"6.4"
Resolution
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
395401
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G2SD888
Internal Storage
512 gb128 gb
RAM
8 gb6 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.3/107.1/10
Photos Score
6.2/106.9/10
Videos Score
5.8/105.9/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.3 hours6.7 hours
Battery Capacity
5100 mah4500 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.35" x 2.91"6.13" x 2.93"
Weight
7.16 oz6.24 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
76
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)41, 66, 71, 260, 261

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Interstellar BlackGraphite, Lavender, Olive, White, Navy Blue
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraSamsung Galaxy S21 FE
Better BatteryMotorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)
Better performanceMotorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)

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Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)

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DigitalTrends

Joe Maring | May 2023
"Just about everything I want in a high-end Android phone is here. The Edge Plus looks and feels [sic] great, the display is outstanding, performance is rock-solid, the software is organized and helpful, battery life is phenomenal, and it doesn’t take too long to get the phone back to 100% when it does eventually die. The best part? You get all of that for hundreds of dollars less than similar phones from Google and Samsung."

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

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Tom's Guide

Philip Michaels | March 2022
"The Galaxy S21 FE is a fine addition to Samsung's S21 lineup, retaining the very best features of those flagship phones for a more modest price. This is a solid phone, matching the performance of the top Android flagships from a year ago and delivering photos that hold their own against some of the best camera phones we've tested."

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 Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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