Motorola’s new 2023 Motorola Edge+ is coming to North America. It’s been a while since Motorola released a flagship smartphone in North America. So let’s look at what this new smartphone has to offer.
Design and performance
Motorola claims that the 2023 Edge+ features a stunning quad-curved, endless edge design and a virtually borderless 6.7-inch pOLED display, allowing users to focus on their content without distractions. The smartphone has anti-fingerprint coating on the front and velvet anti-glare glass inlay on the back for a comfortable grip. The device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and has IP68 water resistance.
The 2023 Motorola Edge+ is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, which Motorola states delivers 35% faster performance, 40% better power efficiency and 25% better GPU performance compared to its predecessor.
The 2023 Motorola Edge+ features a triple high-resolution camera system consisting of a 50-MP main camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and instant all-pixel focus, a 50-MP ultrawide camera with Macro Vision, and a 12 MP 2x telephoto portrait camera. The phone also includes a 60 MP front-facing camera that uses the Snapdragon Cognitive Image Signal Processor for enhanced image quality. Its main camera can shoot 8K videos at 30 fps.
Motorola has introduced software features to support the device’s camera capabilities, such as Night Vision mode for low-light video shooting, Horizon Lock Stabilization for action scenes, Auto Focus Tracking for moving subjects and Portrait mode for creating a cinematic blur effect in videos.
Motorola claims that the 2023 Edge+ has a 5100 mAh battery that provides up to two days of battery life on a single charge and 68W TurboPower charging, which can power the device for an entire day in just 9 minutes. The smartphone also supports 15 W wireless charging and 5 W wireless power sharing.
What we think
Overall, the smartphone’s camera system and software features seem promising from a videographer’s standpoint. Plus, its long-lasting battery could prove to be a huge asset for videographers. We’ll just have to wait and see how its performance measures up in real-world situations.
Pricing and availability
In the U.S., the 2023 Motorola Edge+ will be available starting May 25 for $800. Pre-orders start May 19.