Motorola has launched a new premium smartphone Edge 30 Fusion. The company’s latest ‘flagship killer’ sits between the Motorola Edge 30 (Review) and the Edge 30 Pro, which was launched in India earlier this year. Motorola Edge 30 Fusion aims to strike the right balance by providing a premium, slim and lightweight design with flagship-grade performance. It packs last year’s flagship Qualcomm SoC, the Snapdragon 888+.
Motorola has introduced a new eco-friendly retail box for the Edge 30 Fusion. The box is quite big in size, which means there should be a charger bundled inside. Motorola has sent me the Cosmic Gray color of the Edge 30 Fusion, which certainly looks very clean and premium. There is also a Solar Gold color option for those who want a more glossy finish.
There is a charging adapter in the box, which charges the phone at 68W. Inside there’s also a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a transparent case, which provides some basic protection but dilutes the premium look of the phone a bit.
Coming to the device, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion uses glass with an aluminum frame at the front and back which gives a premium feel in the hand. Despite featuring a glass back and a decent-sized 4,400mAh battery, the phone feels very light to hold. It weighs 175 grams and is only 7.45 mm thick. Motorola claims that the device can deliver a full day’s charge with 10 minutes of charging using the 68W TurboPower adapter. The phone has also got IP52 rating for splash resistance.
On the front, you get a tall 6.55-inch POLED display with a hole-punch cutout at the top. Like most recent premium phones from Motorola, the Edge 30 Fusion’s display supports a 144Hz refresh rate. The screen is also slightly curved at the edges, and overall, with very thin bezels, the display offers an immersive viewing experience. It gets bright enough for both indoor and outdoor conditions. Motorola claims that the display of the Edge 30 Fusion has a peak brightness of 1,100 nits. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch and shatter protection.
The power and volume buttons are on the right edge, while the SIM tray, USB Type-C port and primary speaker grille are on the bottom. The earpiece of the phone acts as a secondary speaker for stereo sound.
Talking about the performance, Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has Snapdragon 888+ SoC. The phone has been introduced in a single variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. I didn’t notice any heating issues in the short time I spent using the phone, but we’ll be running our performance and gaming tests throughout the review to see if it can handle intense tasks, so stay tuned.
The only tests we’ll be doing are cameras. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion packs a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera that can also shoot macros, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a 32-megapixel front camera for selfie. The camera interface is quite clean and offers tons of features like Portrait Mode, Video, Night Vision, Auto Smile Capture, Timelapse, etc.
Finally, software. Motorola Edge 30 Fusion runs on Android 12-based MyUX skin out-of-the-box. The smartphone offers an almost stock Android experience and Moto adds a layer of custom features like gestures, wallpapers, fonts, etc. Motorola is promising two major Android updates and three years of software support for the Edge 30 Fusion.
With all that, we’ll be testing Motorola’s latest ‘flagship killer’ smartphone to find out if it’s a worthy contender. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is priced at Rs 42,999 and competes with the iQOO 9 5G, Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G (Review), OnePlus 10R 5G (Review), Realme GT Neo 3 (Review) and other premium smartphones priced around Rs 40,000. , Our review of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is coming soon on Gadgets 360, so stay tuned.