Motorola Edge 20 Pro review

Added by on 08.03.21 | Last update 11.15.22
Motorola Edge 20 Pro review

Motorola smartphones may have disappeared from the radar of many for a while, but they are returning in full force. Motorola Edge 20 Pro is an affordable flagship with atypical features for its class. The screen has a refresh rate of 144 Hz, has a 108-megapixel camera with 50x zoom and goes with the interesting Ready For mode. The latter allows you to connect your smartphone to your TV or monitor wired or wirelessly and turn it into a Windows 10-style PC.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, July 29
  • Colors: Midnight Blue, Blue Vegan Leather, Iridescent Cloud
  • Dimensions: 163 x 76 x 8 mm.
  • Weight: 185 g.
  • Screen: 6.7" in, 1080 x 2400, OLED
  • Camera : Triple, 108MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Battery: 4500, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

If you are curious to find out all the details before reading the full review, visit the page for Motorola Edge 20 Pro Specs, where you will find even the smallest detail about the phone.

Design

The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is a huge smartphone that doesn't look boring like many handsets on the market. It comes with a satisfactorily large flat panel display. The front panel looks clean from unnecessary details. It is covered with protective glass Gorilla Glass 5. We see the same on the back panel. If you put the device in a case, you will further increase its level of protection.

The fingerprint scanner is combined with the lock button. This solution is excellent and works quickly. It may seem awkward only to leftists.

IP52 protection makes the Motorola Edge 20 Pro fearless against splashes of water. However, you should not immerse it in water.

Display

The nice look of the smartphone is largely due to the 6.7-inch beautiful screen, which has an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. It occupies 89% of the front panel area. The resolution is 1080 x 2400 and the pixel density per inch is 389. A key point in the characteristics of the display is the refresh rate - now the maximum is 144 Hz. However, you can choose for yourself what it should be to save charge.

The display amazes with more things. The matrix is ​​pOLED. HDR10 is requested. Always On Display mode is interactive.

Productivity

At the heart of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro is the Snapdragon 870 processor. There are several modifications - with 6, 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage of 128 or 256 GB, respectively. Thus, the device promises smooth operation even with resource-intensive games. Adreno 650 is responsible for the graphics.

Motorola has not provided a memory card slot, which means that the user must carefully consider which modification of the smartphone to choose. If you have a habit of creating a lot of photos and videos, accumulating music, we recommend you to buy Motorola Edge 20 Pro with more memory.

Cameras

The most interesting part of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro is the camera. The smartphone is "armed" with a bunch of useful modules. The rear camera is triple. The main module is 108-megapixel and is wide-angle. Its aperture is f / 1.9. It is complemented by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle autofocus sensor. It is worth mentioning the 8-megapixel telephoto module with five times optical zoom.

By default, the camera shoots with a resolution of 12 MP. This is how Ultra Pixel technology works, which combines 9 pixels into one. During the day you can expect excitingly good shots. HDR works stably. Each pixel participates in Ultra-Res mode, resulting in 108 MP photos.

To avoid blurring, we recommend that you avoid shooting moving subjects. As for macro photos, you can take them with the help of the telephoto module. The secret of success is in shooting from a distance of 3 cm.

A 32-megapixel front camera is provided for selfie fans. With it you can shoot videos with 4K resolution at 30 frames per second and even Full HD at 120 frames per second. The quality of the photos is average. At night, we recommend that you trust the night mode.

Dual Photo mode is not new, but it's convenient. It allows you to capture important moments while shooting with both the rear and front camera.

Autonomous work

Motorola Edge 20 Pro is equipped with a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. How much battery life it will provide depends on how you use the device. In a mode that does not include playing games for hours or watching movies, you can count on up to two autonomies per day.

With the included charger, you can restore the charge from 0 to 100% in just 1 hour and 45 minutes. Wireless charging technology is not supported.

Conclusion

Motorola Edge 20 Pro is a modern device with a beautiful screen and exciting picture. An excellent indicator is the refresh of the image with a frequency of 144 Hz. It is complemented by flagship performance and a Ready For feature.

Disadvantages include the lack of a memory card slot and the lack of protection against immersion in water.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola Edge 20 Pro and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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