Motorola Edge 2021 Specs, Price, and Best Deals

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Motorola Edge 2021
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The Motorola Edge 2021 is a new smartphone from Motorola that was announced in the USA. The handset is coming after the company launched the Edge 20 series in Europe and India, and also announced the Edge S Pro and Edge Lite in China.

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This  new phone is the direct successor to the Motorola Edge that was introduced last year. It packs a nice body design and infra-high resolution triple cameras.

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Motorola Edge 2021 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.7 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~401 ppi)
  • Android 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 32 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • Fast Charging 30W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Motorola Edge 2021

Design and Display

The Motorola Edge 2021 is blessed with a premium body that features a plastic panel and a front glass. The phone has a smooth body with curved edges that bring in a repellent design. It measures 169 x 75.6 x 9 mm in dimensions and weighs 200 grams.

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As for the front, the phone has a 6.7 inches display with an 8-bit LCD panel that has a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels. It maintains the 576Hz touch response rate and 144Hz refresh rate which is 60% faster than that of the first generation Edge and Edge+. There is also HDR10 support, 401 PPI density, and 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Cameras

The Motorola Edge 2021 centered punch hole is housing a 32 MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The primary camera on the phone includes a 108MP f/1.9 sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 119° ultrawide angle camera that can record macro images, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera.

The camera is paired with Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, and promise to shoot 4K videos quality.

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Hardware and Software

The Motorola Edge 2021 has a Snapdragon 778G SOC based on a 6nm process node with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 1×2.4 GHz. It features an Adreno 642L graphics card and runs on Android 11 OS out of the box.

It has an internal memory of 256GB paired with 8GB RAM but lacks support for a micro SDcard.

Battery and Network

Fueling the phone is a non-removable battery of 5000mAh with support for 30W TurboPower fast charging and you will also get a charger in the box. It has a single SIM with 5G support and other connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Wi-Fi 6E, mmWave, and NFC.

The device fingerprint scanner is located on the side for security. The Motorola Edge 2021 runs on My UX based on Android 11.

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Motorola Edge 2021 Price and Availability

Motorola Edge 2021 price starts at $499 on Amazon US and the official website and it comes in a single color namely Nebula Blue.

In Nigeria, the Motorola Edge 2021 will sell for 210,000 Naira, about 3,200 Ghs in Ghana, and 55,000 Ksh in Kenya.

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Motorola Edge 2021 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Motorola Edge 2021:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm), Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Nebula Blue
  • Dimension: 169 x 75.6 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM)

Display

  • Display: 6.7 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~401 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 108 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth), 1.75µm Triple Cameras, [email protected], [email protected]/60/120ps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 32 MP Camera, f/2.3, (wide), 0.7µm, HDR, [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66
  • 5G: Yes, SA/NSA/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/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • 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

Other Features

  • 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

  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 30W
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Motorola Edge 2021 Specs, Price, and Best Deals was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: September 6th, 2021
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