Summer is for the mid ranges. Or at least it is something that the brands reiterate to us since June. Launch after launch, the big brands release attractive terminals at the time of the new school year. Today it was Motorola’s turn.
If you are one of those who usually reads Computer Today, it is most likely that this week you have come across two or three news about new releases in the smartphone sector. First it was Vivo with its V25 and V25 Pro, direct to the more traditional mid-range.
And then it was Oppo’s turn, with its Reno8 4G, which did not come to reinvent the wheel although it presented well-balanced characteristics for a range without much prestige (just a Snapdragon 680 4G as SoC).
Behind them, the leading company in the sector, Motorola, has decided that it was time to renew its Edge line, which is giving them such good results. And from that idea the Motorola Edge 2022 has emerged, a terminal that does want to stay with the most premium mid-range.
|Motorola Edge 2022|
|Screen||6.6″ OLED panel | 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution | 144 Hz refresh rate | HDR10+|
|Storage||128 | 256GB|
|main chamber||Main 50 Mpx OIS | 13 Mpx wide angle | 2MP macro|
|Drums||5,000mAh | 30W charging | charger in the box|
|Operating system||My UX + Android 12|
|Dimensions and weight||NS|
|Price||8 + 128GB for €499|
Motorola with this phone is spending most of its budget on an impressive 6.6″ OLED screen with 144 Hz and Full HD + resolution (2,400 × 1,080 px). This cover letter leaves the Motorola terminal as the most capable in its segment.
For example, the Pixel 6a, which could be one of its rivals, hit the market a few weeks ago with a 60 Hz screen, which leaves Google’s smartphone in a very bad place in this regard.
As for the processor, the chosen chip is the brand new MediaTek Demensity 1050. This MediaTek SoC is an interesting choice. It’s a 6nm chip with two ARM Cortex A78 CPUs and six Cortex A55 CPUs, so it’s not going to set the world on fire.
It hasn’t come to light yet. but pre-release Geekbench tests returned a score of 2,142, making it quite a bit slower than the Pixel 6a’s Google Tensor SoC.which is a flagship (about 2,850 points).
At the memory level, the phone has a single configuration of 8 GB of RAM and a choice between 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. At the moment we do not know the UFS chosen by Motorola, but it is certainly not the UFS 4.0 that they have just approved.
As a good terminal with an OLED screen, the fingerprint reader is on the screen. And to power this whole set of good components, Motorola has decided to put a 5,000 mAh battery and 30 W fast charge, Although it is not cutting edge, it is valid for many users.
The phone has NFC, luckily, and supports the new WiFi 6E standard. There is no water resistance certificate, or at least Motorola does not specify it in its press release, so it should not be ruled out either.
The phone comes with three rear cameras: a main camera of 50 Mpx, an ultrawide of 13 Mpx and a camera that acts as a macro and depth of only 2 Mpx, as usual.
It also comes with Android 12, something that in Motorola is already a sign of identity, and the company has promised three years of operating system updates and four years of bi-monthly security updates, a bit in the general trend of the industry right now.
Motorola Edge 2022 release date and price
If we adhere to what they explain from the company’s website, the phone will go on sale soon in the United States and Canada, with an introductory price of $499 (right now the dollar and the euro are equal, so we can say that €499 too).
What we don’t know is what date is “soon”, but we do assume that it will be during this August. And, as for the price of €499, we understand that it is for the version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism