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Motorola Edge 50 Pro smartphone review – impressive blend of design and technology

  • Verdict

The Motorola Edge 50 Pro is an attractive phone with an impressive list of features and abilities to provides a satisfying mobile experience, an excellent camera and amazingly fast recharging.

Hello Moto! Motorola had been enjoying a resurgence of sorts with its line-up of entry level and mid-tier Android smartphones and its new Edge 50 Pro continues that success.

The Moto Edge 50 Pro, priced at $999, is on the more premium side of the range and it blends design, technology and features to come up with an impressive device.

On the design side, Motorola has really put in some effort to make it look slightly different than your regular smartphone.

For a start it has a soft touch rear panel with the camera bump that look like it is rising out of the surface.

For our review we had the Luxe Lavender Edge 50 Pro with matching aluminium edges.

And while it felt great to hold in your hand, we found the material on the back of the phone started to show signs of dirt and wear.

It does come with a snap on hard shell case which we used most of the time, but this just added to the bulk of the device.

We preferred to use it naked without the case to enjoy the sleek and slim form factor whenever we held it in our hand.

Turning to the display you get an impressive 6.7 inch pOLED screen with SuperHD (120p) resolution and up to 144Hz refresh rate with HDR10+ compatibility.

The screen is impressively sharp and clear and a great place to view your content, browse websites and use your apps.

With those credentials you’ve got a cinema in your pocket.

The display’s curved edges made it look like the older Samsung Galaxy phones, but it still achieved the objective of a borderless look.

The curved edge on the screen merges beautifully with the curved edge on the rear panel so it truly fits nicely in your hand.

What helps the screen’s credentials, and the camera, is the fact that it has Pantone validated colour so you can be confident the colours you’re seeing accurate and reflect the real world.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, not the fastest processor around but it still does a good job in providing a responsive experience.

It has 12GB ram and up to 256 GB of storage but if ever you need a bit of extra performance a feature called Ram Boost comes in to play to provide virtual ram from the unused storage pool.

There are three cameras on the rear panel including a 50-megapixel main camera 10-megapixel telephoto and 13-megapixel ultrawide.

It also has 50 megapixel front facing camera so you can nail those selfies with added quality.

The main 50-megapixel camera is the same as the one found on last year’s edge 40 but still provides impressive results.

It has a large sensor and a wide aperture which adds up to light filled and detail rich images with colours that pop.

It also holds its own when taking photos in low light situations.

On top of the Android 14 operating system there is not much other clutter which gives it a clean and easy-to-navigate interface.

What we did like were the additional features that provided instant access to the camera the torch and screenshots.

To turn on the torch you hold the phone and chop down twice.

To launch the camera twist your wrist twice and to capture a screenshot simply touch the screen with three fingers.

These little shortcuts added to our enjoyment of the device and allowed us to get to these often used features in an instant.

Motorola also takes advantage of its curved screen edges with a feature called Edge Lights which displays different light patterns along the edges to alert you for any incoming calls, notifications and alarms when the phone is placed screen down on a surface.

It also includes Adobe Scan which is an app that can turn any document into a digital file.

One of the strengths of the Motorola edge 50 Pro is the 4500mAh battery which lasted a day and a half before we needed charging when we were using it as our daily driver for a couple of weeks.

Image taken with the Motorola Edge 50 Pro

But even when it’s time to charge, that won’t take you long either thanks to the super-fast 125W charger that comes in the box. Yes, they’ve actually packed a charger and cable and a great one at that.

It’s so fast you can get back to 50 per cent charge in less than eight minutes. A full charge could take just 20 minutes.

The one thing we did notice the phone tended to get a little warm during this recharging process.

Image taken with the Motorola Edge 50 Pro

We also notice the same thing when the Motorola edge 50 pro was wirelessly charging in our car. Nothing to worry about but it was warmer to the touch than normal.

The Motorola Edge 50 Pro is available now and this priced at $999.


The Motorola Edge 50 Pro is an attractive phone with an impressive list of features and abilities to provides a satisfying mobile experience, an excellent camera and amazingly fast recharging.