Motorola Edge 30 Ultra review

Neha Roy

 Motorolas with the name Edge 30 have been on the market since the beginning of the year. However, the Edge 30 Ultra is the top-of-the-line model in the newest batch of three models introduced for the global market just last week. Let's find out what it's all about.

But first, some more terminology. As is customary, the Edge 30 Ultra's alter ego is a smartphone that is already available in China under a different name - the Moto X30 Pro. We don't believe there are any plans for North American distribution at this time, but if previous practise is any indicator, there will likely be another name for essentially the same phone there (again, if the phone does make it to North American markets).

Returning to the Edge 30 Ultra. The phone boasts some large statistics in a variety of categories, beginning with the 200MP primary camera, which is the first application of that sensor to arrive on our doorstep. Of course, that's not all - it's joined by a 50MP ultrawide with autofocus and a telephoto, but with less impressive stats (2x, 12MP). With its 60MP resolution, the selfie camera returns us to the megapixel race.

In another numbers game, the Edge 30 Ultra's display can refresh at up to 144Hz - not a first for a Moto, but unusual outside of gaming phones. The charging power rating is also amazing - the device supports 125W charging and comes with an adapter that can equal it.

The Edge 30 Ultra, Motorola's sort-of flagship, is powered by the newest top-tier Snapdragon (8+ Gen 1), and it has enough of oomph to support the'ready for' feature - Motorola's take on a desktop experience powered by your phone. Stereo speakers, wireless charging, and an under-display fingerprint sensor are standard features, but the IP52 classification leaves us wanting more - Motorola should have gone the additional mile for real water resistance on a phone starting at €900.

Unboxing of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

Motorola's newly adopted plastic-free packaging is used for the Edge 30 Ultra. The strong two-piece recycled cardboard box performs just as well as a fancier enclosure while emitting less carbon dioxide.

Our retail set contains a 125W TurboPower adapter, a USB-C cable, and a transparent protective case. The phone also comes with a pre-applied screen protector. Both are only available in certain regions, so don't be shocked if your Edge 30 Ultra arrives without one or both. Similarly, some nations will receive a USB-C headset, which is absent from our box.

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