A premium budget flagship.
Not everyone prefers a high-end, expensive smartphone, and that’s where the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion steps in. It’s a stripped-down version of the company’s Edge 30 Ultra flagship but doesn’t compromise on performance and quality.
The Edge 30 Fusion features a familiar curved glass design held together by a metal frame. The back is covered by vegan leather, which gives it a more premium feel. At the bottom, you’ll find the USB-C port and the SIM card try next to the speaker.
The 6.55-inch display has a sharp 2,400 x 1,080-pixel resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. That refresh can work adaptively, meaning high refresh rates only activate when needed to preserve battery life. The OLED screen also displays brilliant colors and gets really bright, especially when viewing HDR content. The accompanying speaker also gets high points for loud, distortion-free sound.
The Edge 30 Fusion is powered by the Snapdragon 888+ with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This is enough to deliver a snappy experience in everyday use or even when playing 3D games.
It runs Android 12, and while it uses its own skin with its own collection of bloatware, they’re nearly not as annoying or distracting as with other smartphones. Motorola promises four years of support for security patches and three years of major Android OS updates.
A dual-lens setup comes with the Edge 30 Fusion: 50MP primary sensor and 13MP ultrawide sensor plus an extra depth sensor. The 50MP main camera captures images at 12.5MP through pixel binning and delivers decent shots for a mid-range device. There’s also a 32MP front-facing camera that brings some great detail.
The smartphone comes with a 4,400mAh battery, which is lower than its competitors, but it still manages to survive a day’s worth of normal usage. That entirely depends on how you would use the device, but for normal calls, emails and the occasional browsing, it should last long enough.
For AED 2,499, the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion delivers the best performance for a mid-range device and comes with a design that feels premium.
+ Great design and screen
+ Decent camera
+ Good battery life
We Didn’t Like:
– Lacks wireless charging
Final rating: 4.5/5