Motorola’s Edge Plus, planned to be released on May 14th, costs $999 and will be exclusive to Verizon. With 5G connectivity, a headphone jack, waterfall display, and a 108MP camera, how does the Edge Plus compare to other phones?
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A positive aspect of the Edge Plus is its 5G connectivity. However, it is uncertain if it will be sold on a global scale and it’s limited in the United States. It is also exclusive only to Verizon.
The waterfall design extends farther than most other phones and gives it a sleek and compelling look. With apps extending over the side it adds a dimensional style to the phone. This feature can be turned off for most apps if desired. Because of the waterfall design, there is less room for side buttons, but they still exist. There are razor-thin volume controls and a power button.
The bottom of the phone has a USB-C port and the top of the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a microSD card slot. The display size of the Edge Plus is 6.7 inches with a width of 9.6mm. It is available in two colors, a bluish gray and a pinkish color. On the back of the Edge Plus is a three camera setup as well as a depth sensor and flash.
The three cameras perform certain roles with a 108MP main camera, 16MP ultra-wide, and a 8MP 3X optical telephoto. This allows a 10x digital zoom. When taking long range photos they may be slightly blurred. For the most part, photos are sharp and clear but more complications may arise in low lighting. The Edge Plus also has a 25MP front facing camera which has similar performance to the rear facing cameras.
Equipped with the Snapdragon 865 chipset, 12 GB of RAM, TKRAM, and 256 GB of storage. The storage can be extended because of the microSD slot.
The display has a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz but can be decreased to 60Hz if desired. With a high refresh rate, actions become much smoother. There is also an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Another feature is the presence of Moto Actions. Double-wrist twist opens the camera and another action to turn on the flash.
With two stereo speakers, sound quality is clear and magnified.
A single charge, Motorola claims, can give several days of power. The Edge Plus is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly with a compatiable charging pad. Included is a 15W Turbo Charger.
With top specs, 5G connectivity, an impressive display, and the trio cameras, the Edge Plus is worthy to be in the running of high quality phones. Its limited availability in the US and other countries, as well as its exclusivity to Verizon, may be a downfall to potential customers. The Edge Plus runs smoothly with no lag for most tasks and is equipped with powerful speakers to enhance media-watching. Many customers may also be pleased with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Depending on how the Edge Plus is used, this could be a good phone.
Motorola Edge Plus
- Fastest 5G
- Better Look
- All new Edge Display
- Limited to Verizon Customers
- Camera Performance is bad
- Slow Charging