The Motorola Edge lineup has seen some restructuring this yr, with the Professional punching barely above final yr’s mannequin and aspiring for some Extremely-ness. The vanilla Edge 40 joins it on this upward pattern in some methods, probably making it tougher for a 30 Fusion successor to discover a spot within the ranks within the Fall, although it is not all upgrades.
The chipset of selection is extra of a sidestep, albeit with a twist. A Dimensity 8020 replaces the Snapdragon 778G+ – each highly effective midrange choices, however the brand new Mediatek chip might have the higher hand within the GPU division.
Unchanged is the first digital camera – or, slightly, that is the preliminary impression, as a result of it is the identical 50MP 1/1.55″ sensor and it nonetheless has OIS. What’s new on this one is the brighter lens, at f/1.4 vs. the f/1.8 aperture of the outdated mannequin. In that sense this common Edge 40 is pro-er than the Professional, which has the f/1.8 lens. So that may depend as an improve.
Not fairly so with the ultrawide digital camera, the place the you get the 13MP unit we noticed on the Edge 30 Fusion, versus the 50MP ones on each the Edge 30 and the Edge 40 Professional. There nonetheless is autofocus on this one, which some makers do not embrace on high-end fashions, so whereas technically a year-on-year downgrade, the ultrawide is not too dangerous.
An necessary generational enchancment will probably be exhausting to see exterior of the specsheet or… unexpected circumstances, however the Edge 40 is IP68-rated for mud and water resistance – notable step up from the splash resistance of the predecessor. Some additional battery capability and quicker charging are additionally welcome developments, and that is whereas conserving the telephone’s dimensions and weight throughout the confines of what may go as ‘simply pocketable’.
Motorola Edge 40 specs at a look:
- Physique: 158.4×72.0x7.6mm, 167g; Glass entrance, aluminum body, plastic again or eco leather-based again; IP68 mud/water-proof (as much as 1.5m for 30 min).
- Show: 6.55″ P-OLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak), 1080x2400px decision, 20:9 side ratio, 402ppi.
- Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 8020 (6 nm): Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
- Reminiscence: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software program: Android 13.
- Rear digital camera: Extensive (primary): 50 MP, f/1.4, 1/1.55″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS; Extremely vast angle: 13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 1.12µm, AF.
- Entrance digital camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, (vast), 0.7µm.
- Video seize: Rear digital camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10, gyro-EIS; Entrance digital camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps.
- Battery: 4400mAh; 68W wired, 15W wi-fi.
- Connectivity: 5G; eSIM; Twin SIM; Wi-Fi 6e; BT 5.2; NFC.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (beneath show, optical); stereo audio system.
Motorola Edge 40 unboxing
The Edge 40 ships in a sturdy two-piece recycled cardboard field – identical as all current Moto Edges, apart from the black-colored (however in any other case equally as recycled) 40 Professional bundle. There is no plastic used for packaging on this one both.
Inside, you get 68W adapter and a USB-C cable to go along with it. Additionally included is a transparent plastic snap-on again for defense, although is debatable whether or not you will need to use it should you get one of many colorways with a pretend leather-based again.