Motorola Edge 20 Fusion First Impressions: Mid-Range Masters?

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Motorola is launching new Edge series smartphones in India, the Motorola Edge 20 and the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion. Both cost under Rs. 30,000 and sport OLED displays as well as 5G capable processors. I got my hands on the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion, the cheaper of the two devices. With prices starting at Rs. 21,499, is the Edge 20 Fusion better value than the competition? Here are my first impressions.

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion Award in India

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion starts at Rs. 21,499 in India for the basic variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The higher variant with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage costs Rs. 22,999. You get two color options for the Edge 20 Fusion: Electric Graphite and Cyber ​​Teal. I had the former to check.

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion has a large 6.7-inch Full HD + OLED display. This panel has an aspect ratio of 20: 9, a refresh rate of 90 Hz, support for HDR10 and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. You can switch between different color modes and also adjust the color temperature of this display to your liking. At the top of the display is a hole that houses the 32-megapixel selfie shooter.

The frame of the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion is made of plastic and is curved towards the back of the smartphone so that it lies comfortably in the hand. Motorola has opted for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion, which is integrated into the power button on the right-hand side. The scanner is easy to reach, but the volume keys above it have to be stretched a bit. On the left is the SIM tray and a button to bring up the Google Assistant. The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion has a USB Type-C port on the bottom as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack, the primary microphone and the speaker. At the top of the frame is only the secondary microphone.

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner

Motorola did without a plastic back, and my Electric Graphite machine picked up stains pretty easily. The Edge 20 Fusion has a triple camera setup on the back. The module protrudes clearly, causing the device to wobble on a flat surface. You get a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The ultra-wide-angle camera is also able to take macro shots.

Motorola has reduced the device thickness to 8.25 mm and it weighs 185 g. The Edge 20 Fusion also has IP52 protection for splash protection. You get a 5,000mAh battery and a 30W turbo charger in the box. The charger has a USB Type-C output and a Type-C to Type-C cable is included. You also get a case in the box.

The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC and is available in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants. The storage space for both remains unchanged at 128 GB. It has a hybrid dual SIM slot arrangement and can accommodate two 5G SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card. You can expand the memory on this device by up to 512 GB.

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The Edge 20 Fusion has a triple camera setup

In terms of software, you have Motorola’s slightly customized MyUX interface on Android 11 and my device ran the August Android security patch. The user interface is very similar to Android’s, with a Moto app and Facebook (which could be uninstalled) aside from Google apps.

The Moto app has a list of Moto Actions, which are shortcut gestures that you can use to perform actions on your phone. Older Moto actions like the double chop to toggle the flashlight and the double crank gesture to start the camera are still available. Motorola has promised an upgrade to Android 12 and Android 13 as well as two years of security updates for the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion. It also claims to offer enterprise-grade security with its end-to-end ThinkShield for Mobile protection.

One notable software feature of the Edge 20 series is called Ready For. This allows you to connect the smartphone to an external display so that you can use all of your apps and games on one big screen. Ready for PC lets you connect your smartphone to a Windows PC, but you need a companion app to do this. I will test this during the full review ..

If you are looking for a smartphone with clean software and powerful hardware, the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion looks great. But how is it doing in the competition? Stay tuned to Gadgets360 to find out.

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