Review of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion: It's a fantastic hardware, but pricing isn't that good

Review of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion: It's a fantastic hardware, but pricing isn't that good ...

Motorola''s Edge 30 Fusion is now known as the Edge 30 Pro (Review) and the top-of-the-lineEdge 30 Ultra. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is designed for people who want to experience flagship-grade performance without having to spend a fortune. The phone also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC.

While the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a premium design and excellent features, we''ve discovered.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion price in India

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has been launched in India in a single storage arrangement. The handset is priced at Rs. 42,999, and has 8GB of storage and 128GB of storage. We''d have liked a 256GB storage option since 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 can get the phone for a reduced price of Rs. 39,999. On top of that, customers may get a 10% discount on ICICI Bank and Axis Bank credit cards.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion design

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a popular mobile handset for its customers, delivering a great in-hand feel. The edges of the display and the glass back impart the exceptional appeal. It''s also a lightweight model, making it one of India''s thinnest premium phones.

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The Edge 30 Fusion''s Cosmic Grey colour is great from a distance. There is also the Solar Gold option for those looking for a more flashy color, which helps keep fingerprints and smudges at bay. The phone is also IP52 rated for some basic protection against water and dust.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a matte glass back.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion offers a stereo speaker setup. 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 right side are easy to reach and provide good feedback.

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The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion features a 6.55-inch pOLED screen with a full-HD+ resolution and a 144-Hz refresh rate. I enjoyed the display owing to the vivid colours and the thin bezels. There is a hole-punch cutout at the bottom for the front camera. While using the phone outdoors, I did not experience any legibility problems.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion specifications and software

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC, which is based on a 5nm process. It also includes a 4400mAh battery, a WiFi 6E, and a Bluetooth 5.2, as well.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has the Android 12-based MyUX skin out of the box. It has a fast-stock Android experience, with Motorola''s custom wallpapers on the bottom. These include a slew of Moto gestures, custom wallpapers, and customization options.

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The Moto app allows users to customize the UI.

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

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion features and battery life.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion can handle any task you throw at it, thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC and an 8GB of RAM. Geekbench''s dual-core and multi-core tests revealed 1160 and 3600 points. I also ran theAnTuTu Stress Test, which found that even after 15 minutes, the SoC was still running at 100 percent power, indicating no throttling. It was only after the end of the 45-minute run that the performance output dropped to80

The phone''s temperature also increased by 45 degrees Celsius during the calibration, which was previously predicted. Most real-world applications scenarious will never tax the SoC in such an abrutal way, but it''s nice to know that the Edge 30 Fusion can deliver sustained peak performance for a reasonable time, before it throttles.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion''s performance was quite noticeable 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. Although it did get warm, it was nottoo alarming.

The Edge 30 Fusiondoes matches the Dolby Atmos branding on the top of the frame, as the dual-speakers provide good sound. There is also no distortion at full volume.

For a good user experience, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion uses MyUX above Android 12.

The battery life of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion will vary depending on your use case. On days with less frequent web browsing, scrolling through social media, and other mediums, the phone lasted for about five hours and 40 minutes, lowering the SoT mark. In our battery loop test, the phone lasted about an hour to charge from zero to 100 percent with the 68W fast charger.

There is a AI face unlock and an in-display fingerprint reader for biometrics. The latter worked well 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 has a good hardware in this price range, which should provide a near-versatile camera experience. I say 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. The handset also has a 32-megapixel front camera.

A fresh camera module for the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has been created.

With stills, the primary camera''s daylight appearance is quite impressive. Photos are quite sharp and provide excellent details. The HDR performance is excellent as it does not blow up the highlights in a bid to retain details in the shadows. It''s possible that the main camera may either get a fairer skin tone or portraits with a slight red hue on the subject''s face. I''m hoping this will be resolved in a future update.

The main camera of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is shot.

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

The main camera, in low light, produces excellent shadow details along with exposure. I liked how the camera''s algorithm does not make the night sky appear artificially blue in comparison to those used in other smartphones. In extreme low-light situations, the algorithm tries to expose the shadows effectively, but introduces noise along with it.

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

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion features a low-light camera.

The ultra-wide camera performs a decent job, but there is confusion around the frames edges. Also, the colour temperature is slightly lower than the main camera. Macro photos from this camera look great, and if you can achieve the focus correctly, the output is much better than most other dedicated2-megapixel macro cameras.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is being powered by an ultra-wide camera sample.

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

Sample images from the front camera from the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion were taken.

The rear main camera can shoot up to 8K 30fps in video, but the dynamic range performance is quite impressive. However, the ultra-wide camera can shoot up to 4K 30fps and produces good colours, but the front camera''s dynamic range isn''t the best, and the overall quality is above average.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a great product that looks fantastic and has excellent features. The phone also includes excellent hardware, as well as great user experience. Although the design is a subjective area, others would agree, too. Internal storage is limited to 128GB, which would have been nice to have.

The Edge 30 Fusion is also somewhat expensive at Rs. 42,999 than any other smartphones with a Snapdragon 888+ SoC. In fact, its premium sibling, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, ison sale for thesame price at the time of publishing this review (Rs. 44,999 otherwise). However, the Edge 30 Pro introduces 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 likes of theiQOO 9 5G,Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G (Review), theOnePlus 10R, and theRealme GT Neo 3 are competing in stiff competition in this segment. While these phones are good for the price, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion one-ups them with its enhanced and relaxing user experience.