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    Reviewed: motorola edge 20 fusion

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    The Motorola brand has seen a resurgence lately, and I was excited by the opportunity to try out the motorola edge 20 fusion. With the rebirth of the motorola razr, and the introduction of the budget G-series, to the mid-range Edge series, the brand is drawing attention with products that offer great features at a reasonable price.

    Design: 4/5

    The motorola edge 20 fusion has a standard design. Our test unit came in the Electric Graphite color which looks more gray than the usual black. The casing is a bit of a fingerprint magnet, but the included jelly case takes care of that. 

    The motorola edge 20 fusion sports a 6.7-inch OLED FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also supports HDR10+ so you can expect some great Netflix experiences on this. In front is a 32-megapixel selfie camera. At the back is a square camera layout (unlike the rectangular setup in the other edge-series phones) and the Motorola logo.

    The left side has the sim-card tray and a dedicated Google Assistant button. The right has the volume and the power button that doubles as the fingerprint reader. On top is just a mic hole, while the bottom has the USB Type-C charging port, the single downward-firing speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone port (hooray!). 

    Hardware: 4.5/5 

    When it comes to hardware, the motorola edge 20 fusion is a decent device. It has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor which, like all Dimensity chips, has 5G support. It has 8GB RAM and our test unit had 128GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card.

    The main highlight of the motorola edge 20 Fusion is its 108-megapixel camera at the back. It also has another 8-megapixel ultrawide lens. What’s the difference between the Fusion’s camera setup and the other Edge 20-device is the third camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor in lieu of the other’s telephoto lens. Lastly, the selfie camera at the front retains the 32-megapixel shooter like the other phones in the series.

    For power, the motorola edge 20 fusion has a 5000mAh battery, enough power to last me a day. As for charging, the included 30W charger can replenish the phone’s energy from 10% to 100% in an hour and a half of charging. 

    User Experience: 5/5 

    I’ve been playing with the motorola edge 20 fusion for a couple of weeks now and, honestly, I have been continuously impressed. 

    Right after setup I wanted to immediately test out the OLED display by going straight for a Youtube video. The display is great as all OLEDs are, but what astonished me the most is the phone’s audio. It offers decent volumes and does not sound hollow — all from the single downward-firing speaker.

    Moving to performance. I ran some benchmarks on the phone, and it got satisfactory results. Antutu V9 had it at 373453, Geekbench 5 had it at 576 for single-core and 1728 for multi-core. Lastly, 3DMark Wild Life had it at 1602. 

    Numbers are good and all, but what do they mean? The motorola edge 20 can be relied on to deliver good performance. Sure it’s not at tle level of flagship numbers, but it is capable of getting the job done, especially in gaming.

    Speaking of which, I did spend most of my time with the phone gaming. The Dimensity 800U was powerful enough to run Genshin Impact on the highest settings but with some massive frame drops when casting spells. For the best gameplay experience, medium on 60fps is the way to go. As for other games, Apex Legends Mobile was pretty smooth even on the Ultra HD setting, while League of Legends: Wild Rift had the ultra-setting but was locked to 60fps even in lower resolutions. One thing I like about the motorola edge 20 fusion is that it does not get hot even during heavy gaming sessions.

    Now on to the camera. Images are good for the most part. In great conditions, it is able to produce sharp images. However, for indoor and low light, it’s pretty meh although I would argue that it’s slightly better than other phones in this price range. As for video recording,  it can capture up to 4K but is limited to 30fps, which is compensated by great EIS performance. 

    Value: 4/5 

    Coming in at PHP16,995 the motorola edge 20 fusion comes is a bit on the pricier side. Fortunately, it’ll be available at a discounted price of PHP14,995 during the Lazada Birthday sale from March 27 to 29, 2022. For that price, it’s easily a great all-around device with a capable processor, a 108-megapixel camera, 5G-ready, and a great gaming experience.

    What’s Hot:

    • OLED screen
    • Good speaker
    • HDR10 supported display
    • Good processor
    • 108-megapixel camera

    What’s Not:

    • 90Hz already feels underwhelming

    Bottomline:

    • The motorola edge 20 fusion is a great all-around multimedia device!

    Specs:

    • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 800U
    • Display: 6.7-inch OLED FHD+ display, 20:9 Max Vision, DCI-P3 color space, HDR10+, 90Hz refresh rate
    • Memory: 8GB
    • Internal Storage: 128GB expandable via MicroSD
    • OS: Android 11
    • Camera: Front: 32-megapixel; Rear: 108-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide/macro), 2-megapixel depth sensor
    • Battery: 5000mAh, capable of 30W fast charging
    • Fingerprint reader: Side-mounted
    • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
    • Other features: IP52 water resistance, 5G-ready, Ready For (wired/wireless casting)
    • Dimensions: 166 x 76 x 8.25mm
    • Weight: 185g 

    Aside from the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion here are some other Moto phones on sale in Lazada’s birthday sale:

    ModelSRP Sale Price
    moto e7i powerPHP 4,995PHP 4,495
    moto g 5G plusPHP 14,995PHP 12,195
    moto g50 5GPHP 10,495PHP 8,295
    moto edge 20 fusionPHP 16,995PHP 14,995
    moto edge 20 proPHP 29,995PHP 24,995
    moto e40PHP 6,995PHP 5,495
    moto g31PHP 8,995PHP 7,895
    moto g51 5GPHP 11,495PHP 9,795

    Reviewed by Gabriel Pe.

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