Motorola is a globally recognized brand, but unlike Samsung, whose family of high-end Galaxy S20 phones is recognized and expected, over time Motorola has always had us somewhat confused with many families of cell phones. This confusion, however, came to an end: the new Motorola Edge Plus is the phone that aims to fill the gap that the company has had so far in the line of premium range phones.
The Motorola Edge Plus surpasses in features the Moto Z saga, the Moto G and the Moto One, although without a doubt each of the phones that belong to those segments had remarkable characteristics that you will not necessarily find in the Motorola Edge Plus —like the action camera of the Motorola One Action or the flexible panel of the Moto Razr.
Motorola also announced the Motorola Edge, which has the same screen, although it differs in some specifications to make it a cheaper cell phone, although the company has not yet announced the price and its availability will be in the summer.
Features Motorola Edge Plus
- Screen: 6.7 inches, OLED, 90Hz
- Operating system: Android 10
- Processor: Snapdragon 865
- Storage: 256GB, no microSD expansion
- RAM: 12GB
- Battery: 5,000mAh. 18W fast charge, 15W wireless, and 5W reversible charge
- Main camera: 108 megapixels f / 1.8; 16-megapixel f / 2.2 wide-angle 117 degrees and macro; 8-megapixel telephoto, 3X optical zoom, Flight Time. 6K recording
- Front camera: 25 megapixels f / 2.0
- Connectivity: 5G, LTE, headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 802.11, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, USB Type C, NFC
- Splash resistance
- On-screen fingerprint reader
- Weight: 203 grams
An all-screen cell phone
When I was in Chicago at the beginning of the year I had the opportunity to get to know the cell phone for the first time and have it in my hands. The device seemed to me at first glance somewhat robust and slightly heavy, although its large screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10 + certification is undoubtedly one of the great novelties.
The device has practically no bezels and also has the new “Endless Edge” or infinity edge display on both sides, which offers a 90-degree display to make content more immersive. In addition, the panel has a ratio of 21: 9, which the company says is ideal for viewing content from streaming services.
When I had it in my hands, I was able to confirm that the slightly curved edges allow the phone to be easy to use and that navigation despite its large screen is not difficult. In addition, Motorola has included Edge Touch, which is a shortcut for apps that can be deployed from the edges of the screen.
5G and processing
This cell phone has 5G technology and the Snapdragon 865 chip is the same as cell phones like the Galaxy S20, so without a doubt, Motorola with this, its first high-end model in a long time, wants to set a precedent and compete in the major leagues.
The cell phone’s 5G antenna allows connectivity through mWave and sub-6GHz technologies, allowing the phone to have global 5G compatibility.
A good combination of cameras
Although we have yet to test them, the Moto Edge Plus has four cameras with a large 108-megapixel sensor, accompanied by a wide-angle sensor that can take macro photos, a 3x optical zoom telephoto and a Time of Flight.
The company ensures that the sensor used allows the scope of a higher luminosity for clearer photos even in low light circumstances. To this, we must add that the cell phone has the possibility of recording up to 6K, and can make videos with a blurred background.
Price and availability
The company said the phone will be priced at $ 999 and will initially go on sale with Verizon’s 5G network.