Buy the Motorola Edge Plus or the Galaxy S20 Plus?

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Motorola introduced the Motorola Edge Plus as a new flagship phone that will finally be able to compete with the best on the market (such as the  Galaxy S20 Plus, iPhone 12 and Galaxy Note 20) and not just another mid-range phone.

Motorola Edge Plus
Motorola Edge Plus


In recent years, Motorola has focused on the mid-range to try to deliver value, but had not released a phone with excellent specifications to showcase the best the company can do and has disappointed many.

The Motorola Edge Plus becomes that hope for the company and fans to resurface and excel in the high-end market. Is the Motorola Edge Plus that cell phone we would like? We don’t know for now until we finish our review, but in the meantime, we gather here the reasons to buy the Motorola Edge Plus instead of the Galaxy S20 Plus and vice versa.

Reasons to buy Motorola Edge Plus instead of Galaxy S20 Plus

Almost pure Android experience: The Android experience of Motorola cell phones has been one of the most accepted on the market and this makes the interface of Motorola Edge Plus more interesting compared to Samsung’s personalized one.

Traditional headphone jack: Many of us still value our traditional headphones and the Motorola Edge Plus offers a traditional headphone jack that allows us to enjoy them without the need for a strange adapter. 

256GB of storage:  The Galaxy S20 Plus’s base storage is 128GB, which is half the storage Motorola offers on the Edge Plus.

Cameras: Similar to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Motorola Edge Plus has a 108-megapixel camera which generally translates into some benefits, something the Galaxy S20 Plus does not have because it has a 12-megapixel main camera and the one with the most megapixels is 64. In addition, the Motorola Edge Plus has macro mode and offers 3X ​​optical zoom, while the Galaxy S20 Plus offers only 3X hybrid zoom.

5,000mAh Battery: While the Galaxy S20 Plus has a 4,500mAh battery, the Motorola Edge Plus has a 5,000mAh battery. Although it is not a huge difference, many of us will be pleased to get 500mAh which should help with better battery life.

Price: Without taking into account that the Galaxy S20 Plus is often on sale, that Samsung cell phone has a cost of US $ 1,199. This means that it costs $ 200 more than the Motorola Edge Plus and you get all the benefits mentioned above. In promotion, the Galaxy S20 Plus has cost just the same price of $ 999 for the Motorola Edge Plus.

Reasons to buy S20 Plus and not Motorola Edge Plus

No water resistance: While the Galaxy S20 Plus has IP68-certified water resistance, the Motorola Edge Plus simply has the traditional splash resistance.

It does not have a microSD slot: Similarly, the Motorola Edge Plus does not allow increasing storage, something that the Galaxy S20 Plus does through a MicroSD slot.

Weight and thickness: In hand, the Galaxy S20 Plus feels like a more comfortable cell phone because it is thinner and heavier. The Motorola Edge Plus is 8.6mm thick and weighs 203 grams, while the Galaxy S20 Plus is 7.8mm thick and weighs 186 grams.

Fast Charge:  The Motorola Edge Plus has 18-watt fast charge which, while good, lags behind the Galaxy S20 Plus’ 25-watt charge.

Cameras: The Galaxy S20 Plus has the ability to record 8K videos if you are interested in that and generally Samsung has offered better quality in the photos that your cellphones can take.

Availability: The Galaxy S20 Plus can be purchased unlocked or through all kinds of operators in the United States in the world, while the Motorola Edge Plus can only be purchased (at least for now) at Verizon.

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