Motorola has now launched its new flagship Moto Edge 30 Ultra is which worth buying but again, it’s not for everyone because the 128GB variant at Rs 59,999 is a bit pricey compared to its competition, the biggest advantage will be 200MP photography, it does great in daylight but the same doesn’t reflect in the night.
|Launch date||Released||September 8, 2022|
|Processor||Chipset||QualcommSM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)|
|Storage||128GB, UFS 3.1|
|Body||Dimension||161.8 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm (6.37 x 2.89 x 0.33 in)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back|
(Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
|Water Resistant||IP52 dust and water resistant|
|Colors||Interstellar Black, Starlight White|
|Display||Type||P-OLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1250 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~90.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|PPI||~395 PPI density|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Camera||200 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.22″, 0.64µm, PDAF, OIS|
12 MP, f/1.6, (telephoto), 1.22µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm
|Videos||8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/320/960fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+|
|Selfie||60 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.61µm|
|Capacity||Li-Po 4610 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 125W|
|Wireless||Fast wireless charging 50W|
Reverse wireless charging 10W
|OS||Version||Android 12, MyUx|
|Updates||3 years system|
4 Years Security
|Sound||Speaker||Dual stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)|
|Connectivity||Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and eSIM) or Dual sim – International|
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|5G Bands||1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE|
|USP/Highlights||The Motorola Moto Edge 30 Ultra is worth buying but again, it’s not for everyone because the 128GB variant at Rs 59,999 is a bit pricey compared to its competition, the biggest advantage will be 200MP photography, it does great in daylight but the same doesn’t reflect in the night.|
Motorola now competes in almost all price segments in the smartphone space, including the flagship arena. The Moto Edge 30 Ultra is among the most stylish phones currently on the market. Despite the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 finish on the front and back, the device tips the scales at just under 200g while having a thickness of 8.39mm.
The company has provided the Moto Edge 30 Ultra with an IP52 rating. This phone has such a good design that only the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or the Vivo X80 Pro can stand toe-to-toe with the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.
Bezelless in nature, the 6.67-inch Endless Edge display is also a standout feature on the Moto Edge 30 Ultra. The pOLED panel pushes the refresh rate to 144Hz. The panel has all the chops to become a stunning visual aid. The screen has HDR10+ capability which works on OTT platforms like Netflix.
Apart from that 10-bit panel can display up to a billion colors, and has a peak brightness of 1,250nits along with DC Dimming. The panel is not LTPO 2.0 and can only cycle down to 60Hz to conserve battery. Also, I would’ve liked at least QHD+ resolution at the Edge 30 Pro’s price tag. Despite these oversights though, users looking for a fluid, bright, and color-rich viewing experience shouldn’t be disappointed.
The Moto Edge 30 Ultra is breaking records about the total amount of megapixel count on its sensors. The 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor handles the primary image-taking responsibilities. There’s also a 50MP Samsung GN5 ultra-wide sensor and 12MP Sony depth shooter that can do 2X telephoto, also housed in the punch-hole up top is a 60MP selfie camera.
The primary shooter, with its 1/1.22-inch sensor and 2.56μm pixel size, captures great details. The default shots are 12.5MP images that use ultra-pixel-binning to combine 16 pixels into one. a single 200MP shot’s size can range from 50 to 80MB which does limit your internal storage.
Fun fact: The total megapixels combined in Moto Edge 30 Ultra is 322MP. That is insane…
Performance and Software
Moto Edge 30 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, the Moto Edge 30 Ultra is one of the fastest smartphones in the market. On Antutut V9.4 the device pops in a 1,048,812 score while Geekbench 5’s multi-core result sits at 4235. 3DMark’s Extreme Wild Life Stress test confirms this with a stability score of 67.1 percent.
The Moto Edge 30 Ultra has a set of stereo speakers that are Dolby Atmos tuned and sound wonderful. The Edge 30 Ultra also has 5G capabilities and supports 13 bands that should become available for use in the coming months.
For software needs, Motorola’s MyUX skin is running on the device and it is stock Android with some sprinkling of Moto apps. These include the Motorola customization app which lets you customize layouts, fonts, gestures, display features, and more. Apart from that MyUX is as clean and user-friendly as it can get. Currently, the device is on Android 12 but Motorola has promised updates up to Android 15 along with four years of security patches.
Finally, any heavy-duty game thrown on the Edge 30 Ultra worked effectively. I tested out some BGMI and it ran at HDR graphics with an Extreme (60fps) frame rate without a catch on the Moto Edge 30 Ultra.
There is a 4,600mAh cell present on the Moto Edge 30 Ultra, backed up by a 120W fast charger provided in the box. I ended up using the phone for about a day and a half without once thinking about juicing the battery up. The super-fast 120W charging can fill up the battery from 0-100 % in about 26 minutes. It offers reverse wireless charging speeds of 10W.
he Moto Edge 30 Ultra can be availed for Rs 54,999 as part of a limited-time offer. I feel that is perhaps the best pricepoint on the device to compete with the likes of the OnePlus 10T and the Vivo X80. The original price tag is a slightly harder sell when you are only offering 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. However, you do get some great features such as a 144Hz pOLED screen, 120W charging, and the ability to take 200MP images.