The Motorola Edge S is described as the latest 2021 flagship killer. This is because the new smartphone is the first to feature Snapdragon 870 and not only that, it packs six cameras setup, a big battery and it will deliver well in terms of performance.
Below is the device specification with the price and availability.
Motorola Edge S Key Specs & Features
- 6.7 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~409 ppi)
- Android 11 OS
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
- 6GB, 8GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 64 MP + 12 MP + 2 MP + TOF Quad Rear Cameras
- 16 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
- Fingerprint Scanner (Side)
- 5G Network
- 4G LTE Network
- Fast Charging 20W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
In terms of body design, the Motorola Edge S has a decent body that has a smooth panel with curved edges. However, it does not have a curved display as expected. Nevertheless, the maker equipped the body with an IP52 rating which is splash resistant but not waterproof.
The phone has a similar fashion gas cooker camera module which is four in number. The handset is built with NVCM coating and you can grab it in two color shades namely Emerald Glaze and Emerald Light.
Turning to the front side, you will get a flat screen which is home to a double hole punch housing the two front cameras. It has a display size of a 6.7-inch LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a tall 21:9 aspect ratio.
The screen resolution is 2520 x 1080 pixels coupled with 409 PPI density, HDR10, and a DCI-P3 color gamut.
The Motorola Edge S four cameras set up on the back consist of a 64MP f/1.7 camera, a 16MP 121° ultrawide angle camera that also works as a 2.8CM macro camera, an additional 2MP depth sensor for better portrait images, and a TOF camera with a light ring around it.
The camera is paired with a double LED flash and can shoot 6K videos and 4K videos respectively. The combo front camera includes 16 MP and an 8MP 100° ultrawide angle camera.
Hardware and Software
The latest Snapdragon 870 processor on the phone offers an improvement in performance over its predecessors. The CPU is said to be 12% higher than the Snapdragon 865 while GPU performance increased by 10%.
The company also claims that the Motorola Edge S score higher than Mi 10 on AnTuTu. Well, its overall score on benchmarking is 680,826 points which are higher than the Mi 10’s 585,232 points.
This is possible not just because of the new processor but as a result of the Turbo LPDDR5 RAM which is 72% faster than LPDDR4 and UFS 3.1 storage which is 25% faster than UFS 3.0 storage.
The inbuilt storage on the handset is available in 128GB and 256GB while the RAM is available in 6GB and 8GB RAM.
On the software side, it runs on Android 11 with a new MY UI and Motorola says that this new user interface is lighter and is more efficient. It also has its assistant called moto AI.
Battery and Network
The Motorola Edge S has a non-removable battery of 5000mAh with 20W fast charging technology that charges the phone via the USB-C port. It has dual SIM support, 5G, 4G LTE Network, Bluetooth 5.1, and dual-frequency GPS.
Some of the amazing features on the Motorola Edge S include a desktop mode, object recognition, and a split-screen that can be easily activated by swiping the side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
It also maintained Motorola’s famous gestures, letting you activate silent mode by doing a triple chop, you can also turn on and off the flash with a double chop, and then using a quick flick of your wrist twice to launch the camera app.
Motorola Edge S Price and Availability
The Motorola Edge S with 6GB + 128GB will sell at a price of $310, while the 8GB + 128GB will cost $371 and the 8GB + 256GB will sell at $433.
In Nigeria, the smartphone starting price is 125,000 Naira, about 1,900 Ghs in Ghana, and 35,000 Ksh in Kenya.
Motorola Edge S Specs
Here are a few specs of the Motorola Edge S:
- Platform: Android 11
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm), Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
- Colours: Blue, Silver
- Dimension: 168.4 x 74 x 9.7 mm
- Weight: 215 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.7 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~409 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 16 MP, 121˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm, PDAF + 2 MP, (depth) + TOF 3D Quad Cameras, [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 16 MP, (wide), 1.0µm + 8 MP, 100˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm Dual Cameras, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, CDMA2000 1x
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71
- 5G: Yes, 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71 Sub6
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: -Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, LTEEP, SUPL
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Fast charging 20W