Motorola’s Edge lineup is getting bigger than ever — the firm unveiled the Edge 20 series just a month ago and Edge S earlier this year. And today, it’s bringing the new version of the standard Edge smartphone. This is Motorola’s upgrade on last year’s premium mid-ranger with a better processor, cameras, and a fresh new design.
Just like last year’s Edge, the new model does not come with the top-of-the-line specs an Android phone has to offer, instead, it’s being modest with the Snapdragon 778 5G chipset which is still a great addition. Then there’s 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, or you could just up the configuration with an 8GB/256GB model.
We can clearly see that Motorola has cut some corners to make the device affordable. But that’s not the case with the cameras — the new Edge has that 108MP camera seen on the Edge Plus, plus you get a larger 5,000mAh battery and mmWave 5G support — which was present on the flagship Edge Plus but with a lower 4,500mAh battery.
The front has a 6.8-inch LCD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, but the weird thing here is that Motorola has ditched the “endless edge” waterfall display from the 2021 model, which gave the original Edge and Edge Plus their identity. Now it just has a flat display, which to be honest isn’t a deal-breaker, but still, it’s weird to call it by last year’s name.
At the rear, alongside the aforementioned 108MP main camera there’s an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide shooter that doubles as a macro lens as well and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the front has a 32MP camera.
Wireless charging is nowhere to be seen, while a basic IP52 certification is there to offer you some peace of mind against raindrops.
Motorola Edge 2021 Price and Availability
As for the price, the 2021 Motorola Edge costs the same as last year: it’ll carry a price tag of $699.99 (which is around NPR 85,000 in Nepal), but Motorola is offering a limited-time discount making the phone a bit affordable at $499.99.
There’s no word about if the 2021 Motorola Edge will launch in Nepal or not, but even if it does we think it’ll have a hard time competing against the offering from Samsung and OnePlus.