Motorola Edge 30 Ultra hands-on
The Border 30 Ultra is the simply current member of the family unit to stay true to its name – Edge was originally supposed to mean curved brandish sides. While the novelty of that blueprint touch wore off in recent years, it’s still one of those things y’all acquaintance with ‘premiumness’ and the result is here on the Ultra as well.
Well-nigh disappearing into the sides, the 6.67-inch OLED panel has minimal bezels acme and lesser too, completing the high-terminate await. And then once again, the ‘Countless Border Display’ branding Motorola has given it may be stretching information technology a bit.
The rear panel matches the curvature of the brandish and the ii meet at the thin aluminum track on the sides. That works neatly for making an already decently sparse handset feel even more svelte in the hand.
Yous’d think that the slim sides would arrive difficult to pick up the Edge xxx Ultra off a table, just you become assistance from an unlikely marry – the camera assembly. The triple-cam island sticks out far enough to actually tilt and enhance the phone enough to make picking it upward a not-issue. The flip side is rather obvious – the Ultra will tend to wobble if y’all’re to type on it when it’s resting on a surface.
Despite its three-level stepped design, the camera isle does have a rather minimal and to-the-point styling, nosotros reckon. The large main camera asserts its dominance, the other two are symmetrically arranged, the specs only list the master unit so there’s not a whole lot of text either. At that place’southward no excessive accents either – just the iconic bat logo and small-ish ‘motorola’ inscription further downwardly.
Our review unit is the Interstellar Black colorway, and its rear panel has the kind of finish that glitters in the lord’s day – we’ve seen it a number of times already. It’south pretty slippery, but at least it doesn’t concord fingerprints, which is a common merchandise-off. It’s glass – we checked with a blade (don’t tell the Motorola reps), but nosotros’re not certain exactly what make and model.
The other color selection goes by Starlight White and has the same finish and then it
identical. We’d say that it sparkles that lilliputian scrap more than. Plus, it’s not black, which is enough for some folks to choose it over what is a somewhat boring culling.
Black or white, the Edge 30 Ultra has the same IP52 rating for grit and water resistance, which isn’t a whole lot of resistance. Motorola says it should be skilful for ‘adventitious spills, splashes or light rain’ but explicitly states it’due south not designed to be dunked in water. That’s ane area where the handset doesn’t quite live up to the flagship standard.
It’s hard to mutter well-nigh the internals, though, with the Edge xxx Ultra boasting a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The base 8GB/128GB version may be limiting when it comes to storage but 256GB and 512GB options volition too exist available and those come with 12GB of RAM too.
The half dozen.67-inch OLED brandish has 1080p resolution – not as sharp equally 1440p panels, but certainly good enough and acceptable for the toll (€900). As we’ve come to expect, Motorola one-ups the competition in another expanse – this panel can refresh at up to 144Hz side by side to the 120Hz of mainstream (non-gaming) loftier-end phones. Now, how much of a difference that makes to the user experience is debatable, but numbers are numbers and 144>120.
Not breaking the mold in the software department, the Edge 30 Ultra ships with a mostly stock-looking build of Android (12 in this case). There’due south the familiar set of Moto customizations grouped in the Moto app – the double moving picture of the wrist to launch the camera is a personal favorite, merely in that location’s a host of other useful gestures too. There’southward too the ‘Ready For’ phone-turns-desktop-PC functionality that tin can be just what you’re looking for.
The 4,610mAh bombardment capacity is most par for the course, though the 125W charging adequacy has potential to delivery top-of-the charts results for charging speed. All besides ofttimes that ability rating turns out meaningless, then we’ll agree off our excitement until we’re able to clock information technology. There’south wireless charging on the Moto too, rated at upwardly to 50W.