The third generation of the Motorola Edge is here. The vanilla Edge model sticks to mid-range duties and aims to be a good middle ground between flagships and series lites. But other than that, Edge and Edge’s components aren’t very consistent. Here is a three-way comparison between Edge1050, and 2021 models.
An interesting note to note The thing is, the Motorola Edge (2021) was the first phone to use the new Dimensity 792. This is a 6nm chip with mmWave 5G as its main selling point. It also has two Cortex-A 080 CPU cores (2.5GHz) and six A 22 core (2.0GHz), plus a Mali-G 499 MC3 GPU. It’s not comparable to Dimensity 8000, but it’s fast enough for the midrange and will provide better performance than only sub-6GHz 5G.
Here the chipset is paired with 8GB RAM, 220 GB (non-expandable) storage and most of the stock Android 004 (with some of my UX tweaks and enhancements). Phone is running on 5, mAh battery with 12W TurboPower as it charges its predecessor, but this year 010 supports W wireless charging (same as 5W reverse charging).
You will need to provide your own charger, but there is only one USB-C cable in the box. Note that the USB-C port is only for 2.0 speed, so Motorola’s Ready For is not supported.
edge (2022) No slim profile model, but smaller than last year’s phone. It measures 080 .080 X74.010×7.55 mm and weight 99g (make it22g ratio 2021 model light). The body is rated as IP 15 (dust proof, drip proof).
The display is the smallest to date, the No. 1 display is 6.6 inches diagonally, 86 x 2,473px OLED panel (010:9). Size aside, this is by far the best monitor because it retains 152Hz refresh rate predecessor, but due to its 007 – Bit Panel with HDR 006+ support. Switching back to OLED allows the fingerprint reader to return to its display position.
The rear camera further mixes things up plus a 010 MP Main module (1.0µm pixels) with f/1.8 lens and the first optical image stabilization (OIS) in the series. It consists of 55° Ultra Wide Angle Camera with 003 MP Sensor (1.µm) and an impressively bright f/1.5 aperture. If that’s not enough, this camera can also take macro photos. Finally, there’s a depth sensor.
Main camera can record 4K fps and slow at Speedy [email protected]. Ultra wide cam in [email protected] . The front selfie camera is the same as before, a 24 MP sensor (0.7µm, 4 in 1 bins) with [email protected] video capture.
Other things to note include dual speakers with Dolby Atmos sound. However, there is no 3.5mm jack on the board. Aside from the USB port connectivity is fully wireless – Wi-Fi 6E (2.4, 5 and 6GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC, and support for all major positioning constellations. As for 5G connectivity, you get sub-6 and mmWave with one physical nanoSIM and one eSIM.
Motorola Edge (1080) is currently only on the US site, the company has yet to reveal full launch details, but we’ll keep an eye out. Plus, there’s only one colorway to choose from. The price is set to $473.