Motorola Edge 30 Fusion First Impressions: A new flagship killer in town

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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 were launched in India earlier this year. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion aims to strike the right balance by providing a premium, thin and light 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 large in size, which means there should be a charger bundled inside. Motorola sent me the Cosmic Gray color of the Edge 30 Fusion, which certainly looks very classy and premium. There is also a Solar Gold color option for those who want a brighter finish.

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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a glass body

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 should offer some basic protection but detracts a bit from the phone’s premium look.

Coming to the device itself, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion uses glass on the front and back and offers a premium in-hand feel with an aluminum frame. The phone, despite its glass back and decent-sized 4,400mAh battery, feels very light to hold. It weighs 175 grams and has a thickness of just 7.45 mm. Motorola claims that the device can provide a full day’s charge with 10 minutes of charging using a 68W TurboPower adapter. The phone also has an IP52 rating for splash resistance.

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The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is one of the few phones in the segment to offer a curved-edge display.

Up front, you’ll find a tall 6.55-inch OLED display with a hole-punch cutout at the top. Like Motorola’s recent premium phones, the Edge 30 Fusion’s display supports a 144Hz refresh rate. The screen is also slightly curved on the sides and with very thin bezels overall, the display offers an immersive viewing experience. It also gets bright enough for both indoor and outdoor situations. Motorola claims that the Edge 30 Fusion’s display has a peak brightness of 1,100 nits. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch and shutter protection.

The power and volume buttons are on the right edge, while the SIM tray, USB Type-C port and primary speaker grill are on the bottom. The phone’s earpiece doubles as a secondary speaker for stereo sound.

Coming to the performance, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion packs a Snapdragon 888+ SoC. The phone is offered in a single variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. In the short time I’ve spent using the phone, I haven’t noticed any heating issues but we’ll be running our performance and gaming tests in the full review to see if it can handle intensive tasks, so stay tuned.

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The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a 50-megapixel triple-camera setup at the rear

We will also check the cameras. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera that can also shoot macro, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 32-megapixel front camera. The camera interface is quite clean and offers many features like portrait mode, video, night vision, auto smile capture, timelapse, etc.

Finally, the software. Motorola Edge 30 Fusion runs on Android 12-based MyUX skin out of the box. The smartphone offers a near-stock Android experience and adds a layer of customization features like Moto gestures, wallpapers, fonts, etc. Motorola is promising two major Android updates and three years of software support for the Edge 30 Fusion.

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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion runs MyUX based on Android 12

With all that on offer, we’ll be testing Motorola’s latest ‘flagship killer’ smartphone to see if it’s a worthy contender. Priced at Rs 42,999, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion faces competition from iQOO 9 5G, Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G (Review), OnePlus 10R 5G (Review), Realme GT Neo 3 (Review) and other premium smartphones, around Rs. . Our review of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is coming soon to Gadgets 360, so stay tuned.


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