Motorola is back again with yet another Edge series device. This time around, the Moto Edge 30 Fusion. This device is being called by the company as ‘world’s most elegant powerhouse’ and looking at the device’s beautifully curved display I would take that argument into consideration. However, does the device have anything new to offer besides the ‘elegant’ display? Surely!
The Moto Edge 30 Fusion comes with the Snapdragon 888+ SoC which is one of its biggest drawbacks in my opinion. The chipset is famously known to have heating issues, however, Motorola claims that they have been tackled. The device now comes with a vapour cooling chamber that allows the device to stay cool for longer periods of extensive gaming and other heavy tasks. During my testing of the device, I experienced some warmth at the back of the device during the first extended Call of duty session which quickly turned into the device heating up considerably. The camera module was a point of concern for me as it would heat up much more than the device during extensive gaming.
During my extensive testing of the device I could see that while the camera produced vivid and punchy images, it has some improvement to do in noise reduction. I am hoping that the overtly noisy images from the main sensor are rectified through a software update down the line. The camera can shoot up to 8K videos but there is little to no stabilization trying to shoot one.
The colours produced by the display are vivid and the brightness at 1100 NITS is just right. Overall, no complaints about the display. The integration of edge light notifications gives the display yet another plus point! And the option to customize the Edge Light notifications is just the cherry on top of the cake.
The device comes with Dolby branding on top of it which is weird, to say the least. However, I can understand why Moto decided to do that. The Edge 30 Fusion comes with a loud stereo speaker set-up that gives a multi-dimensional stereo sound. When it comes to connectivity, the device houses all 13 5G bands and WIFI 6E integration. Bluetooth 5.2 is also present here.
Clean Software Experience
The software side has been Motorola’s strong suit as they have always delivered a near-stock Android experience for its users. The device comes with Android 12 out of the box and the company has assured that it will get Android 13 and 14 updates down the line along with 3 years of security updates.
The back of the device looks ‘elegant’ as claimed by the company. It comes with a polished sandblasted aluminium frame which is fingerprint-proof. The device seriously feels premium in hand if used without a cover. But Motorola has provided a case in the box for this one. Edge 30 Fusion comes with a 4400 mAh battery which can be powered by a 68-watt charger in the box. The device heated up the first time I charged it using the 68-watt charger, but that was only just that one time.
In conclusion, I would like to say that this is a device which should be in your consideration if you’re in the market for a mid-premium phone. While it does not come with the latest Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1 SoC, it comes with a stylish design and enough prowess to power through your day.
Rating – 3/5
- 8 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
- 16.64 cm (6.55 inch) Full HD+ Display
- 50MP + 13MP + 2MP | 32MP Front Camera
- 4400 mAh Lithium Battery
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 + Processor
Good – Beautiful Edge Display, Near android Stock Experience, Premium Feel, Loud Stereo Set Up
Bad – Snapdragon 888+ Chipset
Ugly – Heating Issues