Motorola has added a lot to its lineup for fall and launches three exciting new smartphones: the Motorla Edge 30 Ultra, the Edge 30 Neo and the Edge 30 Fusion. We already know the Ultra model with its 200-megapixel camera as the X30 Pro. The Neo, on the other hand, presents itself as a compact mid-range device, while the Edge 30 Fusion positions itself just below the new flagship. We have summarized all the info.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: The affordable flagship
The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is perhaps one of the most exciting flagship smartphones of the year. It positions itself as the new top model above the Edge 30 and Edge 30 Pro from the first half of the year and boasts the first 200-megapixel camera ever put into a smartphone.
The model celebrated its premiere as the X30 Pro in China at the beginning of August and is now, as expected, coming to Germany under the name Edge 30 Ultra. And it comes with impressive features.
It is equipped with Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which is supported by 8 GB or 12 GB of fast LPDDR5 working memory and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The large top model weighs 198.5 grams and is equipped with a 6.67-inch Endless Edge display.
The OLED display offers a refresh rate of 144 hertz, the 4,610 mAh battery is charged via cable with a whopping 125 watts, while wirelessly b50 watts are possible. A correspondingly fast power adapter is even already included with the smartphone.
The focus of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is, of course, primarily on the cameras. After all, the main camera resolves with a whopping 200 megapixels – no other smartphone offers that. The 1/1.22-inch Samsung ISOCELL HP1 is used here, whose successor will probably be reserved for the in-house Galaxy S23 series. It offers an aperture of f/1.9 and has an optical image stabilizer.
It is joined by a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a field of view of 114 degrees, a macro mode and an aperture of f/2.2, as well as a 12 MP telephoto lens (f/1.6). Even the selfie camera shoots huge pictures with 60 megapixels, which should be quite fast with f/2.2.
Videos the Ultra model even records in 8K at 30 fps or in 4K at 60 fps, as well as in 1080p at up to 960 fps in slow motion. Of course, all sorts of picture modes such as Ultra Res, a Pro mode (for example, with long exposure), 360° panorama and much more are not to be missed.
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion: The golden mean?
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion, which is equipped with a Snapdragon 888+ 5G SoC and also 8 GB or 12 GB LPDDR5 working memory, is positioned slightly below it. Thanks to the 6.55-inch OLED display in FullHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), which is also 144 Hz fast, the smartphone turns out a bit smaller 158.48 x 71.99 x 7.45 mm and also lighter (175 grams).
The battery has a sufficient capacity of 4,400 mAh and is charged quickly with a maximum of 68 watts. You also have to accept a few compromises in terms of cameras. Motorola relies on a 50 MP skin camera (f/1.8), as well as a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera including macro mode (f/2.2) and a depth sensor. The selfie camera has a resolution of 32 megapixels (f/2.45). However, there are 8K videos and various camera modes here as well.
Motorola Edge 30 Neo: Small giant?
The third of the bunch goes by the name Motorola Edge 30 Neo and positions itself more in the smartphone mid-range. Here, the manufacturer relies on a compact form factor thanks to a 6.28-inch OLED display including Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
With 152.9 x 71.2 x 7.75 mm and a weight of 155 grams, the Neo fits well in the pocket and should offer a good runtime thanks to the Snapdragon 695 5G despite its 4,020 mAh battery, which can also be charged quickly with 68 watts. Wireless charging with a maximum of 5 watts is also offered.
Motorola also offers 8 GB of working memory and 128 GB or 256 GB of system memory. In terms of design, the company has teamed up with the color company Pantone and offers the smartphone in four special colors. Another exciting feature is a light ring around the camera module, which functions as a status LED – a rather rare sight nowadays.
Keyword cameras: these are made up of a 64-MP main camera (f/1.8), a 13-MP ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.2, 120-degree field of view, macro mode) and a 32-MP front camera (f/2.4). Pro modes for photos are also offered, but videos are only possible in 1080p at 60 fps.
Prices and availability
Despite its strong features, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra positions itself well below the flagship competition at an MSRP of 899.99 euros and is available now in Starlight White and Interstellar Black. More information can be found on the official product website.
Priced below that, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is positioned at an MSRP of 599.99 euros in Cosmic Grey and Aurora White colors, as well as a blue vegan leather variant that’s also available now.
The Motorola Edge 30 Neo is also available now, with an MSRP of 399.99 Euros and comes in a total of four colors (Very Peri, Black Onyx, Ice Palace, and Aqua Foam).