Motorola, which is owned by Lenovo, made a long-awaited return to the smartphone market with the debut of the Motorola Edge+. The “Motorola Edge S,” which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, is the brand’s newest flagship product.
Octa core (3.2 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)Snapdragon 8706 GB RAM
6.7 inches (17.02 cm)409 PPI, IPS LCD90 Hz Refresh Rate
64 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP Triple Primary CamerasDual LED Flash16 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
5000 mAhTurbo ChargingUSB Type-C Port
|Motorola Edge S
|Price in Nepal (Expected)
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
With the launch of the Motorola Edge Plus last year, Motorola made a comeback to the luxury smartphone market. Despite the fact that the Edge S has a faster CPU, there are tradeoffs in other areas. Motorola, for example, has chosen an IPS panel over an AMOLED display.
The phone has a 6.7-inch display with dual punch-hole cutouts for the front-facing cameras. This FHD panel supports HDR10 and has a 21:9 aspect ratio.
STORAGE AND PERFORMANCE
The smartphone comes with 256GB of internal memory, and because there is no specific SD card slot, the gadget does not permit memory expansion. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU is at the heart of the flagship gadget. In addition, the device has 12GB of memory for seamless multitasking.
The Motorola boasts four back cameras, which is quite a lot for such a low-cost phone. Along with the primary sensor, there’s a depth sensor, a telephoto lens, and a wide-angle snapper. A reasonable battery and a nice-looking screen round out the package.
A 64MP main sensor with an f/1.7 aperture leads the back camera arrangement. It can capture 6K videos at 30 frames per second. The new Audio Zoom functionality is also supported. A 16MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP depth sensor complement the primary camera. A ToF sensor has also been integrated by Motorola. There is a 16MP primary selfie camera on the front, as well as an 8MP ultrawide sensor.
GAMING AND SNAPDRAGON
The phone scored a decent 640,000 on Antutu Benchmark, and roughly 4900 on 3DMARK. The difference between the Snapdragon 888 in the Mi 11 and the Snapdragon 660 in the Mi 8 is still rather noticeable. However, benchmark testing only reveal peak performance, and gaming is the only accurate way to determine a smartphone’s genuine level of continuous performance output.
In BrightRidge, the Edge S averaged 48 frames per second, while the Mi 11 averaged 52 frames per second. As a result, there is a clear numerical difference in performance. However, in terms of real-world performance, the Snapdragon 870 still wins. When the Snapdragon 888 overheats, the frame rate drops dramatically, which may be noticed. The Snapdragon 870, on the other hand, is virtually resistant to this issue.
The reason for this is that it has a large 5000mAh battery. But it’s not only about battery capacity when it comes to battery life; it’s also about optimizations. One hour of 1080p online video consumes 14%, one hour of online surfing uses 11%, half an hour of Genshin Impact consumes 13%, and 20 minutes of Bright-ridge consumes 13%. It should not be an issue to go a day without charging.
The maximum charging power is, however, restricted to 20 Watts. In half an hour, you’ll only get a 37 percent charge, and in an hour, you’ll only get a 68 percent charge. A full charge takes about two hours, which is a significant amount of time to wait. It’s still a chore to get the Edge S fully charged if you forget to charge it before going to night.