Weekly poll: what do you think of the Motorola Edge 50 series?

Peter, 21 April 2024

Motorola’s Edge series has some of the best all-rounder phones, which makes the launch of the Edge 50 series such a big deal. But did Moto get overambitious with the pricing?

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra €1,000
Motorola Edge 50 Pro €700
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion €400

Starting with the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra, would you really pay €1,000 for a phone with Snapdragon 8s Gen 3? For that kind of money, we would have expected the actual 8 Gen 3, not the s-version. This, for example, is the reason that the phone can’t record 8K video.

That said, the camera on the Ultra looks really promising with a large 1/1.3” sensor in the main and a high resolution 64MP sensor in the 3x periscope, plus a 50MP ultra wide and a 50MP selfie.

Weekly poll: what do you think of the Motorola Edge 50 series?

Motorola splurged on real wood back panels with a couple of vegan leather options as alternatives. The phone has an aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass Victus and is rated IP68. And it features Moto’s typical 125W wired and 50W wireless charging for its high end models. The Edge 50 Ultra is a unique and powerful offering, but how do you feel about its price?

Moving on to the Motorola Edge 50 Pro, this might be the one to get. It has the same build more or les and the same curved 6.7” display that this year features a higher 1,220 x 2,712px resolution (up from 1080p+ on the 40 Pro). The 4,500mAh battery with 125W/50W charging is the same too.

The camera, however, is not. The 50MP main gets a smaller 1/1.55” sensor, the tele module drops down to 10MP and the ultra wide to 13MP. At least the selfie module still has a 50MP sensor.

Weekly poll: what do you think of the Motorola Edge 50 series?

Then there’s the chipset – the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is lovely, but €700 is a big ask. In India (where the Edge 50 Pro made its debut), the price is ₹30,000, which converts to €335. Was something lost in translation or has Motorola lost its mind?

Finally, the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion is €400 (or €350, we’ve seen both numbers). With a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and a 1080p+ display, this is more of a standard mid-ranger. Actually, in Latin America this will use a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 instead.

Anyway, the Fusion drops the tele camera altogether and the selfie is reduced to 32MP resolution (and it can’t record 4K video, unlike the other two). The battery is a tad bigger (5,000mAh), but it has only 68W wired charging.

Weekly poll: what do you think of the Motorola Edge 50 series?

Pretty solid specs for a mid-ranger, plus the vegan leather and curved screen make it look fancier (though we know some of you would have preferred a flat display – this goes for all three Edge 50 models). What do you think?


Reader comments

Maybe now and maybe you can import from other countries.

Yeah, that's why it sucks. It was the perfect phone with fast wired/wireless charging and all the regular stuff. But, motorola gimped it for some reason here. Not to mention they don't even sell the fast 50w wireless charger making it 10-15...

In Europe the lowest storage option is 512GB

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