The Motorola Edge 20 Lite falls in place as a less premium sibling to the standard Motorola Edge 20. The major difference between both smartphones is that the former bears a processor less capable than what is offered on the latter, this difference also facilitates a price drop, making provisions for buyers with a lower budget.
Where to Buy Motorola Edge 20 Lite
Motorola Edge 20 Lite Key Specs and Features
- 6.7-inch OLED Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, (~385 PPI), 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11
- MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm) Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage
- Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
- 108MP + 8MP + 16MP Triple Camera
- 32MP Selfie Camera
- Non-Removable 5000 mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
As you might have probably expected, due to its Lite moniker, the design on the Motorola Edge 20 lite falls in place as the most subtle in the edge 20 series.
The rear panel holds a subtle gradient design on which you will find a square camera module with three cameras and the Motorola branding resting on the capacitive fingerprint sensor. Ideally, the branding will inform you it’s a Motorola smartphone.
Moving upfront, we discover a 6.7-inch display, which happens to be the same size as the dispaly on the standard edge 20. The difference is that this display has a 90Hz refresh rate, as opposed to 144Hz on the former.
However, this display has the same resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels and a density of approx 385 PPI.
The rear camera setup on the Motorola edge 20 lite comprises of a 108MP camera, which sort of came as a surprise to me.
We also have an 8MP ultrawide camera as opposed to the 16MP ultrawide camera on its more premium sibling, and a 2MP depth camera in place of the 8MP telephoto camera on its sibling. Video recording on the rear is capped at 4k @ 30fps.
Upfront, we have a single 32MP camera with an aperture of f/2.3, as seen on both the pro and the standard edge 202. This camera is capable of recording videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The performance on the Motorola Edge 20 lite is championed by the MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G processor, as opposed to the Snapdragon 778G 5G processor on the regular edge 20.
What’s more, we have a Mali-657 MC3 GPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and a bigger 5000mAh battery, as opposed to 4000mAh on its standard sibling.
On the software side, the Motorola Edge 20 lite runs its interface ontop of the Android 11 operating system.
The Motorola Edge 20 lite features a USB- Type C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack Dual-band WiFi, low-energy Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
Thanks to its 5G support, downloads, upload, and streaming can benefit from 5G speed, as long as there is 5G reception.
Motorola Edge 20 Lite Price and Availability
Motorola Edge 20 Lite price starts at around $411, which translates to about 168,757 Naira in Nigeria, 44,758 KSH in Kenya and 2,469 GHC in Ghana.
The Motorola Edge 20 Lite was announced on July 29th 2021 and is expected to be released in August 2021.
Motorola Edge 20 Lite Specs
Here are a few specs of the Motorola Edge 20 Lite:
- Platform: Android 11
- Processor: MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm) (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC3
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Electric Graphite, Lagoon Green
- Dimension: 165.9 x 76 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 185/190 g (depending on color)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.7-inch OLED, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~87.4%% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 ratio, ~385 PPI, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 108MP (Primary) f/1.9, PDAF + 16MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 119˚ FOV + 8MP (Telephoto) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 32MP Camera, f/2.3, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66
- 5G: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 66 SA/NSA/Sub6
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 30W Fast Charging Capacity