Motorola Edge 40 First Impressions: New Flagship-Killer in Town?

The Motorola Edge 40 is the primary smartphone within the new Edge collection to launch in India. It packs premium {hardware} whereas being priced very aggressively within the higher mid-range phase. Motorola calls the Edge 40 a ‘flagship killer’ and at Rs. 29,999, it gives many best-in-class options. Is the Edge 40 the actual deal? Whereas our evaluation is in progress, this is our first impressions of the cellphone.

Motorola’s going the environmentally-friendly route with regards to the retail field. Luckily, it’s simply restricted to the packaging supplies which include plastic-free wrappers, a recyclable field cowl and soy-ink for the printed textual content. You do get a charger and a USB Kind-C cable within the field. The corporate has additionally bundled a clear arduous case together with some paperwork and the SIM eject software with the Edge 40.

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The Motorola Edge 40 comes with a 68W charger within the field

Transferring on to the cellphone itself, the Motorola Edge 40 has been launched in two finishes. The color we’ve got is known as Nebula Inexperienced, which comes with a vegan leather-based again panel. There’s additionally an Eclipse Black variant with a vegan leather-based again, and a Lunar Blue color with a PMMA acrylic end which is actually plastic however with a frosted, glass-like look.

The Motorola Edge 40 is kind of slim at 7.58mm and solely weighs 171g. It is price noting that the blue variant with the plastic again is a tiny bit slimmer and lighter. The metallic body offers the Edge 40 a premium contact and provides to the great in-hand really feel. Not like most telephones on the market, the Motorola Edge 40 has a curved body and rear panel, which helps it relaxation comfortably in your palm.

The cellphone can also be IP68 rated and is claimed to be the world’s slimmest 5G smartphone to get the official certification for water and mud resistance. Notably, it’s also probably the most reasonably priced smartphone in India presently with an IP68 ranking.

On the entrance, the Motorola Edge 40 has a 6.55-inch pOLED show with a 144Hz refresh fee. The curved-edge display has a hole-punch cutout on the high for a 32-megapixel entrance digital camera. The total-HD+ show will get HDR10+ certification and claims to supply as much as 1,200 nits of peak brightness.

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Motorola Edge 40’s curved show has a reasonably skinny chin bezel

The Motorola Edge 40 has a dual-camera setup on the again. It incorporates a 50-megapixel main digital camera with an f/1.47 aperture, which is the widest within the phase. Theoretically, it ought to assist seize extra mild whereas sustaining a quick shutter velocity. There’s additionally a 13-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera with autofocus, which implies it may be used to shoot macro photographs as effectively. Along with this, the Edge 40’s ultra-wide digital camera can shoot portrait mode photographs at 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. We’ll be testing how effectively these options truly work within the full evaluation.

Beneath the hood, there’s a MediaTek Dimensity 8020 SoC which relies on a 6nm fabrication course of. The system comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage in India. It additionally packs a large 4,400mAh battery with help for 68W TurboPower quick charging out of the field. Along with this, the Edge 40 additionally helps 15W wi-fi charging.

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Motorola Edge 40 doesn’t include any preinstalled bloatware apps

By way of software program, Motorola Edge 40 runs on the Android 13-based MyUX pores and skin. It gives a near-stock Android expertise with some customisation and personalisation options added on high. There are additionally some neat productiveness, safety and connectivity options, similar to ThinkShield, Prepared For, and extra, which we will probably be speaking about within the full evaluation, coming quickly on Devices 360.

Samsung Galaxy A34 5G was lately launched by the corporate in India alongside the dearer Galaxy A54 5G smartphone. How does this cellphone fare in opposition to the Nothing Cellphone 1 and the iQoo Neo 7? We talk about this and extra on Orbital, the Devices 360 podcast. Orbital is obtainable on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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