The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion, the company’s latest premium mid-range smartphone, was just released in India. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion, which has been called a “flagship killer,” is the company’s third-highest model after the Edge 30 Pro (Review) and the flagship Edge 30 Ultra.
Customers looking for flagship-level performance without the flagship price tag will be pleased with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is the top-of-the-line mobile processor from 2017.
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion isn’t simply fast like the most expensive phones; it also looks great and has plenty of useful extras. Is the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion a legitimate contender for the finest smartphone available for less than Rs. 50,000? As it turns out.
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Design
When it comes to how it feels in your hand, few smartphones can compete with the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. The aluminum frame and rounded screen and back glass contribute to the high-end aesthetic.
The Edge 30 Fusion weighs only 179 grams, which is quite light for a device that features a 4400mAh battery and superior construction. It’s also one of the thinnest high-end phones in India, measuring only 7.45mm.
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion in Cosmic Grey looks and feels like a high-end device. Solar Gold is available for individuals who like a more eye-catching hue. The matte finish of the back window discourages fingerprints and smudges. The IP52 rating means the phone offers minimal protection against dust and water.
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Specifications and Software
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC, built on the 5nm technology, is found in the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion. In addition, the phone has a 4400mAh battery and supports fast charging at 68W. It has compatibility for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and 12 of India’s 13 5G bands.
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion comes preinstalled with the Android 12.0-based MyUX skin. It provides a nearly vanilla Android experience, enhanced with Motorola’s own additions. Among these are the various Moto motions, user-created wallpapers and other customization possibilities.
Just Facebook, an external app, is pre-loaded. Many Motorola and Google applications are already installed. The Edge 30 Fusion will receive two major Android updates from Motorola, as well as three years’ worth of security patches.
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Performance and Battery Life
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is able to multitask effortlessly thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ system-on-chip (SoC) and 8GB of RAM. In Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests, the phone received 1160 and 3600 points, respectively. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion achieved a score of 844,978 on AnTuTu.
After 15 minutes of running the AnTuTu Stress Test, which uses all of the CPU cores, I saw that the SoC was still operating at full power, suggesting no throttling. After the 45 minutes were up, only then did performance drop to 80% of its peak.
As was to be expected, the phone’s temperature reached 45 degrees Celsius during the test. It’s good to know that the Edge 30 Fusion can maintain peak performance for a reasonable amount of time before it throttles, even if most real-world usage scenarios will never test the SoC in such a severe way.
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Cameras
In this pricing bracket, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has some impressive components that should provide a flexible photographic experience. There is no telephoto lens, so I’ll just say “near.” The phone’s primary camera is 50 megapixels and features optical image stabilization (OIS) and an f/1.8 aperture.
Moreover, the phone’s ultra-wide camera is 13 megapixels and features autofocus, allowing you to take macros. A depth sensor with 2 megapixels is also included. The front camera is 32 megapixels, making it ideal for taking extremely high-quality selfies.
The primary camera does well in daylight conditions. The images are reasonably clear and detailed. The HDR performance is also excellent, since it does not sacrifice information in the highlights in order to keep it in the shadows.
While the main camera gets most colors right, it has trouble with flesh tones. The subject’s face will either appear whiter or slightly pinker in the resulting portrait. I’m crossing my fingers that a future update will fix this.
Motorola Edge 30 The Lowdown
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has won my heart with its beautiful design, and I know it will do the same for you. The phone has a sophisticated look and feel. The phone’s design is reminiscent of a glass sandwich, since it features a curved display, a Corning Glass 5 back, and a matte finish on the sides and back.
The latter features a sleek finish that feels fantastic in the hand and prevents fingerprints and smudges. The sandblasted aluminum body and crisp chamfers provide a secure hold on the phone. The gadget is light and slim as well.
The Edge 30 Fusion is only 7.5 mm thick and 175 grams light. Because of this, it is easy to hold and use. Nonetheless, the handset’s disproportionately heavy back end bothered me. There was a slight heaviness at the phone’s base. Yet, there is no creaking or flexing when picking up the phone and using it. The smartphone has a modest degree of protection against dust and water (it has an IP52 rating).
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is an intriguing option due to its similarity in design to its older sister, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, and its use of a somewhat older but still flagship-level chipset (review).
By the way, the lattero is the first smartphone in the world to feature a 200MP camera. The Edge 30 Fusion boasts a 50MP camera, a 144Hz refresh rate display, and a 68W quick charging system.
The smartphone competes with the likes of the Google Pixel 6a (review), the iQOO 9 (review), and the Realme GT Neo 3 5G 150W in India, where it costs more than Rs 40,000. (review). Can other smartphones hold a candle to the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion? In this evaluation, we will find out: