The Motorola Edge 40, which just went on sale in India, officially started taking pre-orders today. I’ll tell you what. If you visit Flipkart, you won’t be able to place a preorder for the Motorola Edge 40. You enquire as to why. Because it makes sense that the phone would be sold out as this story was being written. Because it includes so much high-end hardware and functionality, the Motorola Edge 40 is a great buy for Rs 29,999.
Before I go any further, let me just say that since Motorola hasn’t issued me a review unit, I haven’t had an opportunity to test the gadget myself. Therefore, this essay is entirely based on the hardware and functionality of the Motorola Edge 40 that I have learned about online. Let’s get started without saying more.
Therefore, what are my feelings on the cost of the Motorola Edge 40? Motorola has done a good job with the Edge 40 pricing in India, in my opinion. The Rs 29,999 price tag is just so wonderful for the kind of amenities that you get here with several segment firsts. This is the type of price tag that should scare rival businesses. But, as they say, it’s not just about pricing a phone correctly; Motorola should also work on advertising the Edge 40 well, so that customers are actually inclined to spend their hard-earned money on this device, rather than a Samsung, Poco, Google, or any other phone from a rival brand.
The Motorola Edge 40 comes fully loaded:-
Typically, smartphones in the sub-Rs 30,000 pricing range have some or all compromises. For example, even if the iQOO Neo 7 has a fantastic processor, it lacks a metallic frame. The Poco F5 boasts a stunning display but lacks a high-performance chipset. The Pixel 6a boasts an excellent camera but lacks a high-refresh-rate screen.
Not to mention that none of these phones have an IP certification, wireless charging, a curved display, or other features. By the way, all of the aforementioned capabilities are featured on the Motorola Edge 40, which raises the question, “How did Motorola manage to cram everything into one device while also pricing it aggressively?” I mean, there has to be some flaw somewhere, right?
The Motorola Edge 40 has a rather small form factor, for what it’s worth. According to the manufacturer, it is the slimmest 5G phone currently on the market, with an IP68 rating. And as of the last time I checked, the Galaxy A52 was the first phone under Rs 30,000 to receive an IP67 rating, followed, I believe, by the Motorola Edge 40, which performs even better with an IP68 classification.
Aside from this, though, the Motorola Edge 40 is the first phone to use the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset inside. Additionally, it made history as the first sub-Rs 30,000 phone with a 144Hz curved pOLED display. Although this is an 8-bit display, the power of the new CPU has not yet been put to the test. Even so, this phone appears to be a powerful package.
If you believe that to be all the Motorola Edge 40 offered, let me inform you that it also offers a single 8GB LPDDR4X RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage option. This denotes simplicity and directness. Simply put, if you want the phone, there is only one variant available; you can either take it or pass it up. Additionally, the battery has a very small 4,400mAh capacity, however, quick charging is available. I’m hoping that the charger will be included in the box as the phone enables 67W rapid charging. The 15W wireless charging capacity is undoubtedly the icing on the cake. The features are, in essence, present. It is available if you need it.
The Motorola Edge 40 not only offers all the premium features, but it also includes a camera that will meet your needs. There is a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera in addition to a 50MP primary back camera with OIS. There is a 32 MP selfie camera on the front. Of course, I can’t comment on the photographic capabilities of the phone without using it, but one of the finest features is the ability to record 4K films from both the front and rear cameras, which isn’t even featured on many high-end phones. Exceptional genius! Last but not least, Android 13 promises two years of Android OS upgrades with three years of security patch updates.
In my opinion, Motorola Edge 40 is one of the most excellent and feature-rich smartphones under Rs 30,000 that has come out in a long time. And I do not claim that it is faultless.