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Motorola Edge 30 Ultra review: the winged house on a high

I’m here with Motorola Edge 30 Ultra full reviewthe winged house returns to the top of the market, a return to elegance, with the components that have always belonged to Motorola smartphones: realism, simple software, high-quality hardware.

Edge 30 Ultra is in the competitive range of almost the topI was able to play several interesting cards: a 125W recharge, a 200MP camera, and a top-of-the-range processor against the only real compromise being the lack of waterproof and dustproof certification. Let’s find out in more detail.

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Quality design and manufacture

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is quite a beast 161.8 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm with curved edges that recreate an overall look very similar to that of the Pixel 6 Pro up front. In the package you will find a nice TPU cover that will help the ergonomics from then on The edges are ultra-thin and angledRepetitive, but impractical.

The back is made of Gorilla Glass 5, as is the screen protector, the frame is made of aluminum and Impeccable build quality, although there is no IP certificate. However, it must be said that in all the holes there are gaskets that testify at least partial water resistance, and the idea I got is that only the certificate is missing, as has often happened in the past for OnePlus smartphones.

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Presentation is a file 6.67 P-OLED FullHD + inches at 20:9 and Refresh rate up to 144Hz And HDR10+ support. It’s not an LTPO panel but the refresh rate is still dynamically managed between 30 and 144Hz with intermediate steps at 60, 90 and 120Hz.

Excellent brightness of up to 1250 nits and thus ease of reading outdoors, especially with HDR content, images will come out really bright. Calibration is very saturated in the Deep Color mode, while with the Natural Color profile the reproduction is more balanced. Finally, I would like to point out that there is an option to activate DC Dimming and to avoid OLED screen flickering at low light levels.

software

On Motorola Edge 30 we find Android 12 with updated security patches as of September 1, 2022Motorola’s update policy includes 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches.

You know my personal preference is towards stock-inspired UXs, although acknowledging the greater completeness of custom interfaces like OneUI or ColorOS, I think simple, well-equipped software, just like Motorola Edge, is the best solution.

All add-ons are packed inside the Moto app. It’s a setup that I personally find very effective in being able to keep menus simple without giving up a nice bunch of settings and customizations.

In particular, the set of gestures is abundant There are many possibilities to customize the graphics And there’s the historic Moto Display, a kind of advanced, interactive ambient display, which has recently been graphically updated to be pleasing to the eye as well as being extremely comfortable.

Among the various functions of Edge 30 Ultra there are also Ready for, the set of tools in a desktop environment that is obtained by connecting a smartphone to a computer or monitor, with a cable or wireless. It is an excellent Swiss army knife that has many functions, including the ability to use a smartphone as a webcam and transfer large files in seconds.

data sheet

  • Show: 6.67-inch Full HD+ (394 ppi) pOLED Endless Edge @ 144Hz, HDR10+
  • chip: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Octa core with 4nm production process, max frequency 3.19GHz
  • memories: 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM or 128, 256 or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • cameras:
    • Main Wide Rear: 200 MP with 1/1.22″ sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 0.64 µm pixels (2.56 µm with pixel binning), optical image stabilization (OIS)
    • Ultra Wide + Macro Rear: 50 MP, 114° FOV, f/2.2, 0.64 µm pixels (1.28 µm with pixel binning)
    • Remote: 12 MP, 2x optical zoom, 16x hybrid, f/1.6, 1.22 µm pixels
    • Video: 8K at 30 fps, 4K at 60 fps, slow-motion in Full HD at 960 fps
    • Front: 60 MP, f/2.2, 0.61 µm pixels (1.22 µm with pixel binning), 4K video at 30 fps
  • Connection: Dual SIM (5G + 5G), 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, Glonass, Galileo, USB-C 3.1, NFC
  • My voice: Stereo, tuned by Dolby Atmos, 2 microphones
  • the battery: 4610 mA
  • Shipping: TurboPower 125 watts (included), Cordless up to 50 Watts, Reverse Cordless 10 Watts
  • impermeability: IP52
  • user interface: My UX based on Android 12
  • size: 161.76 x 73.5 x 8.39 mm
  • Weight: 199 grams

user experience

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra makes the everyday use experience the true focal point of the entire proposal Which is also what convinced me the most with this smartphone which, going to the point, manages to deliver great reliability, consistency and performance in everything it does.

Together with the software, Edge 30 Ultra adds those level technical specifications in the crucial points: display, sound, autonomy, charging and cameras that are always visible from a distance. The positive verdict is also on the fingerprint reader, which is optical, which is positioned under the screen and for tactile feedback, with appropriate accuracy and strength.

strong performancethe Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 assures that it knows how to combine power and consumption, which allows the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra to always be responsive and extremely smooth in any process, with a special penchant for gaming, thanks to the well-made software suite.

Memory size helps, Motorola in Italy has made the choice to bring only the 12/256GB version which is definitely the best fit for the product’s upward position. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and brands that suggest insufficient memory cuts are still seen for products over €1,000.


Independence and recharge

The battery equipped in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is 4,610 mAh, which is not only huge considering the numbers, but is excellent in productivity, managing to guarantee a whole day of autonomy without problems, with at least 6 hours of active display.

In any case, power management will not be a problemThe power supply included in the package is 125 watts (It takes less than 20 minutes for the battery to reach 100%), the Wireless charging 50W and reverse charging.

Audio and multimedia

The entire multimedia sector is of excellent quality, there is no 3.5 mm audio jack, and on the other hand the sound from the speakers is stereo, very powerful and deep enough at low frequencies. All backed by a very bright screen, which makes it particularly good at viewing HDR content.


Phone part and delivery

Here, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra’s only real weakness is probably the signal reception, but be careful, I’m not saying it’s a smartphone that takes little to no or has certain problems in everyday life. more simple Reception is below averageWhere others struggle, it makes a little more, as others may associate fits and start staying dry. But I must say that this behavior belongs to all recent Motorola smartphones that I have tried. If you are wondering, the SAR value is quite average, not inferior to other smartphones.

On the other hand, dual SIM management is studied very carefully and allows the user to manage the behavior of two SIM cards in detail and set personal and work profiles automatically.

There is nothing specific to report instead on WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, everything is working properly.

cameras

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra’s imaging sector is a complete program. In this paragraph I will not go into too much detail because we analyzed it closely in a special a few days ago, You can find it here. the backbone is Samsung HP1 200MP main sensor, with fixed optics and dual pixel autofocus. Next to him we find one Ultra-fast 50MP Samsung JN1 AF it’s a 2X Optical Unstable 12MP Telephoto Lens; Finally, up front, there is a 60MP F/2.2 camera.

The 200MP photos are really cool For a level of detail, with image cleanliness I wasn’t expecting given the amount of data involved and the small size of the pixels. You can shoot mainly during the day and with a lot of light, but in some situations it will leave you speechless.




It is clear that 200-megapixel images do not necessarily need to be processed, since each weighs 50-70 MB, it will not be possible to control them after a while. The Grouping pixels that connect 16 pixels into groups of 4x4sfor a default pixel of 2.56 µm.

The results are convincingthe program works well despite a lot of data to be processed and even in low light, even with snapshots in extreme cases, it manages to extricate itself without problems.

The selfies with the secondary camera with 2X optical zoom are also good, the 50 MP resolution is very good during the day but less at night, but it is good to have autofocus for the scenographic macros, and finally the selfies are convincing and among the best too. Compared to premium range products.

Compared to video, it is possible to reach the 8K format at 30 frames per second, in this case the quality is really amazing, with an amazing level of clarity.

However, in videos, there is a big problem with autofocusis obviously a bug that needs to be resolved, so if on the one hand the image quality is high, on the other hand it can’t be given sufficiency at the moment, hopefully it will be resolved quickly.

Finally

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is offered at 999 euros in the listing, already reduced by €100 since day one, bringing its price to €899. However, in the past few days we have informed you about some interesting performances that led to this A little over 800 euros.

everything is considered, The quality/price ratio of this product is excellent, much cheaper than many premium range smartphones for over €1,000, which is not at all intimidating. After all, there is no IP certification, but on all other fronts we are in the presence of a first-class master.

The main alternatives are the latest Pixels just introduced, iPhone 14 Plus, OPPO Find X5, Xiaomi 12T Pro, OnePlus 10T, Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, in all cases the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has something important to play with, Motorola’s cool return to levels High lost it in recent years, that’s okay.

Voting, pros and cons

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Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is available online from Amazon a 813 EUR. Value for money amazing. There are 11 of the best models.

(Updated Oct 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.)

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