Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

GSMArena Team, 9 June 2024.

Display

The Edge 50 Fusion has a large 6.7-inch P-OLED display. We have the international version of the phone, which means we get a 144Hz refresh rate. The panel has a FullHD+ native resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, which is a bit less than the 1220 x 2712 pixels of the Edge 50 Pro and Edge 50 Ultra, but is still perfectly sharp at around 393 ppi.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

The Edge 50 Fusion gets pretty bright for its class. We measured right around 520 nits by maxing out the slider in manual mode, which is perfectly reasonable and on par with most competitors. In auto mode, the phone topped out at 1,322 nits in our standardized testing - more than adequate to be perfectly usable outdoors.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

We measured just 2.8 nits of minimum brightness at point white.

Max display brightness test

White test pattern, 75% fill (nits)

  • Manual mode
  • Auto mode
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
664
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px
Poco X6 Poco X6
531
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 Pro
530
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
523
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
520
6.7" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
517
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
516
6.67" OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
516
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Honor 90 Honor 90
511
6.7" AMOLED 1200 x 2664 px
Redmi Note 13 5G Redmi Note 13 5G
488
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Redmi Note 13 Pro+
486
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
446
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
441
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Poco X6 Poco X6
1339
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 Pro
1331
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
1322
6.7" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Redmi Note 13 Pro+
1283
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Honor 90 Honor 90
1176
6.7" AMOLED 1200 x 2664 px
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
1148
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
1073
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
1050
6.67" OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
1043
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
1024
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
1010
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Redmi Note 13 5G Redmi Note 13 5G
991
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
981
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px

The display on the Edge 50 Fusion has 8-bit color depth and a few color modes, including one targeting the sRGB color space and one for the DCI-P3 one.

The Edge 50 Fusion can refresh at up to 144Hz. The display supports 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz modes. The Latin American version of the phone is limited to 120Hz. Our 144Hz global unit has four refresh rate modes - Auto, 60Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

The 60Hz mode is quite self-explanatory. It just locks the refresh rate at 60Hz. All of the other modes employ some form of automatic switching. The default Auto mode only goes up to 120Hz and tends to frequently switch to 90Hz as well, depending on how much motion there is on screen. Leave the phone for a few seconds, and the refresh rate drops down to 60Hz to conserve power. Even if this is not the most sophisticated switching logic, it is generally good enough to improve efficiency.

120Hz and 144Hz modes also switch refresh rates automatically. Only the latter one actually goes up to 144Hz. The actual switching logic doesn't change much and remains consistent. It is worth noting that some apps tend to insist on 60Hz or 90Hz operation, and there is no list of per-app settings to override that behavior.

We naturally tried high refresh rate gaming as well with a selection of titles we know can push past the 60fps mark if allowed to. Generally speaking, we had little luck while using the default Auto mode. Switching over to 144Hz mode allowed all of our test games to break the 60fps barrier, making high refresh rate gaming perfectly feasible on the Edge 50 Fusion.

Overall, we are pleased with how the device handles its high refresh rate capabilities.

Unfortunately, the Edge 50 Fusion lacks any kind of HDR video support. The display doesn't have HDR certification, and there isn't even any HDR decoder support, as reported by the OS. On a more positive note, the phone has the highest possible Widevine L1 DRM certification, allowing apps like Netflix to offer up FullHD streams to saturate the native display resolution.

Battery life

The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion scored a very decent 12:40 hours of Active Use Score in our proprietary testing. While not a battery champ by any means, it did pretty well, especially in the call and video streaming tests. We do wish web browsing and gaming took less of a toll on the battery, but it is still a solid showing overall.

Charging speed

The Edge 50 Fusion has a 5,000 mAh battery and supports Motorola's 68W TurboPower charging. You get a compatible wall charger and a USB Type-C to Type-C cable right in the box.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

The Edge 50 Fusion is not a particularly fast-charging device. Still, it holds its own reasonably well, managing to go from dead to 33% in 15 minutes and then 60% in 30 minutes. A full charge takes just over an hour - pretty reasonable in our book.

Charging speed

  • in 15 min
  • in 30 min
  • Time to full charge (from 0%)
Motorola Edge 50 Pro Motorola Edge 50 Pro
91%
4500 mAh 125W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
83%
4600 mAh 125W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
67%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
58%
4400 mAh 68W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
50%
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
49%
5100 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Poco F5
48%
5000 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
47%
5000 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Poco X6
47%
5100 mAh 67W
Honor 90 Honor 90
34%
5000 mAh 66W
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
33%
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Moto G84 Moto G84
30%
5000 mAh 33W TurboPower
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
29%
5000 mAh 25W PD
Redmi Note 13 5G Redmi Note 13 5G
29%
5000 mAh 33W Mi Fast Charging
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
29%
5000 mAh 45W
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
26%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
100%
4600 mAh 125W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 50 Pro Motorola Edge 50 Pro
100%
4500 mAh 125W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
100%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
92%
4400 mAh 68W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
83%
5100 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
83%
5000 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Poco F5
83%
5000 mAh 67W
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
82%
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Poco X6 Poco X6
78%
5100 mAh 67W
Honor 90 Honor 90
65%
5000 mAh 66W
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
60%
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
59%
5000 mAh 45W
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
55%
5000 mAh 25W PD
Moto G84 Moto G84
54%
5000 mAh 33W TurboPower
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
52%
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Redmi Note 13 5G Redmi Note 13 5G
50%
5000 mAh 33W Mi Fast Charging
Motorola Edge 50 Pro Motorola Edge 50 Pro
0:18h
4500 mAh 125W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
0:23h
4600 mAh 125W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
0:25h
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
0:40h
4400 mAh 68W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
0:42h
5100 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
0:43h
5000 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Poco F5
0:47h
5000 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Poco X6
0:48h
5100 mAh 67W
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
0:51h
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Honor 90 Honor 90
0:54h
5000 mAh 66W
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
1:03h
5000 mAh 25W PD
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
1:03h
5000 mAh 45W
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
1:04h
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Moto G84 Moto G84
1:15h
5000 mAh 33W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 5G Redmi Note 13 5G
1:16h
5000 mAh 33W Mi Fast Charging
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
1:26h
5000 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS

Speakers - loudness and quality

The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion has a hybrid stereo speaker setup. There is one dedicated bottom-firing speaker, and the amplified earpiece takes care of the other channel. That inherently makes the setup not ideally balanced since one speaker is larger than the other and faces downward instead of at the front. Even so, the Edge 50 Fusion sounds surprisingly good, with a rich, wide sound stage and decent stereo separation. It is worth noting that proper stereo only works when the phone is rotated horizontally.

The Edge 50 Fusion earned a 'Very Good' rating for loudness in our speaker test. It did a bit better than the Edge 50 Pro, but not by a lot. The 50 Fusion sounds notably better to our ears than any of the Edge 40s, bringing better low-end presence and a more balanced response higher up the frequency range.

Use the Playback controls to listen to the phone sample recordings (best use headphones). We measure the average loudness of the speakers in LUFS. A lower absolute value means a louder sound. A look at the frequency response chart will tell you how far off the ideal "0db" flat line is the reproduction of the bass, treble, and mid frequencies. You can add more phones to compare how they differ. The scores and ratings are not comparable with our older loudspeaker test. Learn more about how we test here.

The Edge 50 Fusion has Dolby Atmos support, including a Smart audio mode that automatically adjusts sound, a few equalizer presets and a full manual equalizer mode as well. There is also a volume leveler and Spatial audio for supported sources.

Connectivity

The Edge 50 Fusion is available in a single or dual-SIM variant. It supports eSIM as well. It has SA/NSA Sub-6 5G connectivity. For location services, it supports GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO.

For local connectivity, there is dual-band Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.2 with LE support. There is an NFC on board but no radio receiver or 3.5mm audio jack.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

The Type-C port on the Edge 50 Fusion is backed up by a USB 2.0 data connection, which means a theoretical maximum transfer rate of 480 Mbps. The port has Host/OTG support, but unfortunately, there is no video output support. So essentially, there is no Motorola's Ready For/SmartConnect support for conecting an external displa over a cable connection.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion review

The Edge 50 Fusion has a pretty full set of sensors. There is a TDK-Invensense ixm4x6xx accelerometer and gyroscope combo, a QST qmc630x magnetometer and compass combo and a Sensortek stk3acx light and hardware proximity sensor combo. There is no barometer on board.

Reader comments

  • Atum
  • 09 Jul 2024
  • CbG

It's sucks in battery backup..like edge 50 fusion my previous mobile has 5000 battery mh but my previous mobile was better at battery backup

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 8Pb

Just saw this phone this night at store near me. It is white, not light blue nor kight gray. Dark gray is regular plastic like 40 neo black. White has cam bump covered in leather. Dark gray is metal.

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 0p}

It is not multiaspecti sensor, even if you turn off EIS, it is gonna change the FOV