Motorola Edge 30 Pro: power and megapixels to conquer the high-end | Technology

Motorola Edge 30 Pro.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro.

Frantic month in the smartphone market. yes in early january Google launched the new Pixel 6 in Spain and Samsung Galaxy S22Oppo has unveiled this Thursday the Find X5 and, just a few hours later, it was Motorola’s turn, which presented its new flagship. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro, available in white and blue from 799.99 euros, aims to compete in the high-end of smartphones with an improved screen, Qualcomm’s most powerful processor and fast charging to fill the battery to 50% in just 15 minutes.

The launch arrives four days before the MWC starts in Barcelona, an essential event for the mobile phone industry. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a design similar to its predecessor. The rectangular camera module protrudes slightly and is highlighted by curved corners. The brand has opted for a back with a matte finish in which, in theory, fingerprints are not marked when using it.

The 6.7-inch OLED screen has a refresh rate of 144 Hz. This parameter refers to the number of times the panel is updated per second. Motorola says that switching between apps, playing games, and scrolling through content is “incredibly smooth and fluid,” noting that “this refresh rate automatically adjusts based on the type of content on the screen, so if you’re scrolling to your social media feed and then decide to open a game or movie, the refresh rate automatically adjusts to provide the best viewing experience.”

For the manufacturer, “a high-resolution camera is not always enough.” In addition to a 60-megapixel front sensor, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro incorporates three rear cameras: a main sensor and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor each, and a two-megapixel depth sensor. One of the company’s priorities has been to achieve faster and more accurate focusing in the dark. “The new Edge addresses two of the biggest pain points of ultra-wide cameras: detail and low-light performance,” he says. The terminal also has optical image stabilization to get sharp shots and smooth out any unwanted movement.

A pencil to take notes

This model is compatible with Motorola’s new stylus pen. The smart stylus, which is sold separately along with a special case, is supposedly capable of recognizing 4,000 levels of pressure. This type of accessory is usually especially useful for taking notes and converting them to text or for drawing on the terminal. As is the case with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro can be, in part, controlled by pressing a button on the stylus. While one click allows users to take a photo or start a recording, two clicks can quickly switch between the front and rear cameras.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro with stylus.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro with stylus.

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro, which allows you to connect to 5G networks, incorporates the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor —the most powerful Qualcomm for the high-end—, 12 GB of RAM and 265 GB of storage. Compared to the previous generation, this device offers 30% more power and 25% more efficiency. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the brand promises four times faster performance in all kinds of applications and assumptions: from photography to games and connectivity. The battery is 4,800 mAh and has a fast charge of 68W, which, in theory, allows the terminal to be recharged to 50% in just 15 minutes.

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