The new Motorola Edge+ for the US market (2023) shows a lot of promise – last week’s polls showed 23% of voters are interested in Moto flagships. The same hardware as the Edge 30 Pro is available in most places, but the problem with the US market is that there are very few competing brands, especially in the flagship segment .
This means that the Edge+ mainly competes with the Galaxy S, Pixel and iPhone models, although there is also the OnePlus. While Samsung and Apple can rely on their brands to support higher price tags, Motorola’s popularity is past its prime.
This phone is great value for money, but there are some common complaints about it. The first comes from people who hate curved screens, even though many manufacturers (including Motorola and Samsung) consider it a premium feature.
Another thing is that people don’t have much faith in Motorola’s software support. The company promises three years of OS updates and four years of security patches, but it needs to work hard to maintain its reputation — people have struggled with slow or buggy Moto updates in the past. Also, Samsung offers 4-year and 5-year warranties respectively, and OnePlus and Apple have even longer warranties, so while this is much better than what Motorola has previously offered, it lags behind the competition.
Speaking of which, one in five voters think there are better options in this category, and the same number aren’t in the market for a phone like the Edge+ . Still, there’s plenty of interest (some of which may require a small price cut).
Move to Motorola Edge 778 For the European market, it showed potential, with about a third of the vote in favor of it. However, most were not impressed. There are two sides to this question. First, the price has gone up by €45 – The Edge 23 is €550 and edge30 is €100 at release time (less so now).
Another problem is that the market has changed. The new model isn’t a particularly impressive upgrade over its predecessor (here they are side-by-side), and even if it is, the competition sets the bar high.
at €450, Edge 30 Could have been against the new Xperia 13 V (€550) and cheaper (€450) than the new Pixel 7a. There’s also the new Poco F5 and F5 Pro. And all the other phones we mentioned in last week’s post.
However, Edge is probably the strongest competitor 45 is its Predecessor, Edge 13. It has better ultra wide camera (45MP vs 10MP) While its smaller size and slower battery charging is a setback, the Snapdragon 778G+ has the same over the Dimensity 2023 On its own merit, not worth mentioning, the older model was cheaper by approx €100 (prices mentioned above are MSRP, actual store prices now lower).
There’s not much Motorola can do with the hardware right now, but there’s a lot it can do with the price differential. The aluminum frame and eco-leather back on the Edge 13 (compared to plastic and plastic) is slightly more expensive than the old model, but not €450.