The most demanding smartphone in India is the Moto Edge 40 because it is almost perfect. There are a lot of good things that this device provides, but there are still some cons that you should know before making any purchase decision. Today, we will be going through everything that you should know.
This device has one of the best displays. It’s a pOLED 6.55” FHD+ curved display with a 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. You won’t face any issues while using the phone outdoors or indoors, and the color reproduction is good.
While other smartphones struggle to offer smooth 4K playback, this device can play nicely, but there is no HDR support for Netflix. If you’re talking about media consumption, along with a good display, it even has good speakers—Dolby Atmos dual-stereo speakers—which give you superb sound quality. The device also has good haptics and solid touch responses, making the display one of the best in the segment.
Moto should be appreciated for not including any useless camera sensors. There is no 2 MP camera sensor, which helps the company keep the device’s cost down. Regarding camera sensors, the device has a 50 MP main OmniVision OIS and a 13 MP ultra-wide angle lens. Up front, there is a 32 MP selfie shooter.
- Daytime: Solid camera performance, Colour Science, and the details on the camera remain intact. Even the ultra-wide-angle lens is good.
- Lowlight: It also performs better than Samsung’s Galaxy F54.
The problem comes when you take selfies. It does struggle when you are surrounded by artificial lights. Both the rear and front exposures are poorly controlled. Another thing is that selfies are soft. As for portrait shots, you can capture photos at 55mm or 35mm but don’t expect anything exceptional.
You can shoot 4K from both the rear and front at 30 fps, even with bokeh, but there are some limitations. The video quality is good. Even in selfies, exposure is good, and stabilization is better and improved than in the previous generation.
It has quite a comfortable form factor and is a compact smartphone. There are various options available when it comes to building. One is a Plastic Rear, and the other is a Vega Leather Rear, which looks premium. With the plastic, you do have a matte-finish rear panel. If you want to feel good, simply buy the Vega if possible.
Framing is aluminum, so you find it solid while holding it. You won’t have a cheap plastic vibe. You need to note that there will be no protective layer to protect the display when the device comes, and finding protective tempered glass or film is difficult. The device also has IP68 water and dust resistance, so it’s good.
Note: If you purchase this device, do first apply the protective film on the display because you can easily make hairline scratches, and the company hasn’t disclosed which protection they use on display.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a Dimension 8080 (6nm) SoC paired with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 3.1 256GB storage. This means that the processor on this device is three years old compared to the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 rebranded SoC. The performance on this device is good, and the device has e-SIM support and only one physical SIM, and it has a Google Dialer.
It can keep up with your regular usage of playing games, using multiple apps in the background, and using the camera, and there is no heating where this device normally remains below 40°C. But this is not a gaming-centric smartphone because if you play games for a long time, you may experience frame drops, but overall the performance is good.
Software optimization. My UI/UX is a Motorola custom skin based on Android, which offers a clean Android experience. There are additional features like Secure Folder, Ready for a desktop-like experience on a smart display similar to OneUI Dex, and even the ability to keep dual apps. You may feel some laggy ness within the UI and application sometimes. Despite the company’s promise to roll out three years of Android updates, the company rolled out the update significantly late.
Battery and charging
The device has a 4000mAh battery with a 68W fast-charging solution, which can charge your device within 50 minutes from 0 to 100%. It also has 15-watt wireless charging, but there is a problem. If you use a 144 Hz refresh rate, you can have approximately 5 hours of screen-on time, but if you record videos or do heavy tasks, you have less SOT.
For this price, this is a perfect smartphone, saying all-around for general users. However, there are some issues, like no HDR support on Netflix, struggling with artificial lighting while taking photos, the need for front display protection, Google Dialer and eSIM, software updates, and battery backup. Buy this device based on your preferences. There is no major issue overall; it is a balanced smartphone you can easily buy.
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