Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Review: Excellent Hardware, but Pricing Could Be Better

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Review: Excellent Hardware, but Pricing Could Be Better ...

Motorola''s Edge 30 Fusion is now available in India as its new premium mid-range smartphone. It''s known as the Edge 30 Pro (Review) and the top-of-the-lineEdge 30 Ultra. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is targeted at people who want to experience flagship-grade performance without having to spend a fortune. The handset also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC.

It''s not just about enhancing flagship-grade performance, but also having a premium design and excellent features. Is the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion the real deal? We''ve learned.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion price in India

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has been launched in India in a single storage configuration. It offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We would have preferred a 256GB storage option if there is no microSD slot. The company is at least offering two colour options: Cosmic Grey and Solar Gold.

During the Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale, customers may receive the phone for a reduced price of Rs. 39,999. On the other hand, customers may receive a 10% discount on ICICI Bank and Axis Bank credit cards.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion design

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a popular smartphone in its segment when it comes to providing a solid in-hand look. The display and the glass back are both smooth enough to give the phone a more luxurious look. It is also slim at 7.45mm, making it one of India''s thinnest premium smartphones.

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The Edge 30 Fusion''s Cosmic Grey is a popular color, even from a distance. Solar Gold is a feature that allows users to keep fingerprints and smudges hidden. IP52 is also rated for some basic protection against water and dust.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a matte glass back.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion also has a stereo speaker set. The primary speaker grille is next to the USB Type-C port and the SIM tray on the bottom, whereas the earpiece above the display doubles as a secondary outlet for stereo sound. The power and volume buttons on the left side are easy to reach and provide good feedback.

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On the back of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion, there is a tall 6.55-inch pOLED display, which is high in quality, thanks to vivid colours and thin bezels. The display is fantastic for entertaining and allowing enjoyment, while also providing a wide range of visual effects. While using the phone outdoors, I did not experience any legibility difficulties. The screen supports up to 1100 nits of peak brightness.

Specifications and software for the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC, which is based on a 5nm process. It also supports 13 5G bands in India, including a dual-5G standby, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is available on Android 12-based MyUX skin out of the box. It''s a near-stock Android experience with Motorola''s custom wallpapers on the top. These include a slew of Moto gestures, custom wallpapers, and personalization options.

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The Moto app allows users to customize the interface.

Facebook is the only third-party app that has been pre-installed. There are a couple of Motorola and Google apps installed. Motorola is offering two major Android updates and three years of security updates for the Edge 30 Fusion.

Performance and battery life for the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ sob and 8GB of RAM. The phone has scored 1160 and 3600 points in Geekbench''s single-core and multi-core tests. I also conducted theAnTuTu Stress Test which found that even after 15 minutes, the SoC was still running at 100% power, indicating no throttling. It was only after the end of the 45-minute run that the performance output lowered to80 percent.

The phone''s temperature increased by as many as 45 degrees Celsius during the test, which was expected. However, most real-world usage scenarious will not tax the SoC in such a brutal way, but it''s nice to know that the Edge 30 Fusion will last a long time, before it throttles.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion''s performance was quite impressive in day-to-day use. I played some casual and popular battle royale games on the Edge 30 Fusion. Call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9 Legendsran on Medium to High settings. After about 30 minutes of gameplay, the phone got a bit warm. Though it didn''t get warm, it was nottoo alarming.

When the temperature rises, the device throttles the SoC a bit, but I''m glad to see any damage to overall performance. The Edge 30 Fusiondoes on the frame, thanks to the Dolby Atmos branding, as the dual-speakers give great sound. There is also no distortion at full volume.

For a straightforward user experience, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion utilizes MyUX above Android 12.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion''s battery life will vary depending on your usage case. On days with lighter use, the phone lasted about five hours and a few minutes, before it had to be charged. The phone was not included in our battery loop test, which included basic web browsing, browsing, and social media. In terms of charging, the phone took about an hour to charge from zero to 100 percent with the 68W fast charger.

The AI face unlock option and the in-display fingerprint reader are available for biometrics. The latter worked excellent and was quick to authenticate and unlock the phone. However, the scanner is placed too lowin the display for my liking.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion cameras

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes with a good hardware in this price range that should give you a near-versatile camera experience. I say this near because there is no telephoto camera. The phone has a 50-megapixel primary camera with an aperture and optical stabilisation (OIS) and a 13-megapixel depth sensor, which allows it to shoot macros.

A new camera module is included in the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion.

The main camera''s daylight performance is quite good with stills. Photos are fairly sharp and the HDR performance is also very good as it does not blow up the highlights in a bid to retain details in the shadows. Depending on whether or not, the main camera either gets a fairer skin tone or portraits with a red hue on the subject''s face. I''m hoping this will be resolved in a future update.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion''s main camera has been shot.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion''s main camera is shot.

The main camera in low light gives excellent shadows as well as exposure. I liked how the camera''s algorithm does not make the night sky look artificially blue in extreme low-light situations. It is insufficient to withstand extreme extremes but also introduces noise along with it.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a low-light camera with a low resolution resolution.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a low-light camera sample.

The ultra-wide camera performs a good job, but there is distortion around the frame. The colour temperature is also slightly cooler compared to the main camera. Macro photos from this camera are excellent, and if you can get the focus right, the output is significantly better than most other dedicated2-megapixel macro cameras.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a high-speed video.

Selfies taken with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion are detailed and look good, but again, the software often obscures the skin tones. Photos taken in Portrait mode look good and the phone does a fantastic job with edge detection.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion was developed by a front camera.

The front camera can shoot up to 8K 30fps in video, but the dynamic range isn''t on the same level with the main camera. While the dynamic range isn''t the best, the overall performance is over average.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a great smartphone that looks stylish and offers excellent performance. I feel it is a subjective area, but others will agree. While the design is subjective, I personally liked it, however, there is a possibility of software tweaking to ensure that the hardware performs properly. Additionally, the internal storage is limited to 128GB, thus a higher storage option would have been nice.

The Edge 30 Fusion is also somewhat expensive at Rs. 42,999, compared to other phones with a Snapdragon 888+ SoC. In fact, its premium sibling, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, ison sale for thesame price at the time of reporting this review (Rs. 44,999 otherwise). The Edge 30 Pro features a more powerfulSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC,wireless charging, and a better set of cameras, making it a much better deal right now than the

The likes of theiQOO 9 5G,Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G (Review), theOnePlus 10R, and theRealme GT Neo 3 have stiff competition in this segment. Despite their price, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion one-ups them with its rich and clean user experience.