Sometimes I look at the prices of flagship phones these days and can’t help but laugh at how prohibitively expensive they’re becoming. Once you spend past a certain amount, the law of diminishing returns has to apply. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro, made available for pre-order last month and should now be available, is a great example of getting the performance one would crave for in a flagship, without having to spend that flagship sticker price.
First off, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is powered by the extremely capable Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, an octa-core SoC with an Adreno 730 GPU. Coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, the Edge 30 Pro will satisfy even the most demanding of power users.
Its imaging capabilities are nothing to scoff at as well. It sports a triple camera setup on the back, with a primary 50MP shooter, another 50MP wide angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera is a 60MP shooter, allowing you to get detailed selfies. The cameras are aided by Quad Pixel technology that allows you to capture sharp detail, day or night. As for video, it’s capable of shooting up to 8K video right from the phone!
As for consuming content, the Edge 30 Pro comes with a large 6.7 inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400. OLED is my preferred display technology because each pixel is individually lit, rather than relying on backlighting. This results in blacks being true black, instead of gray. In addition, the panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability on what is considered to be one of the most fragile and expensive to replace components on a smartphone.
Speaking of Gorilla Glass, the plastic frame is encased by Gorilla Glass 5 on the back as well . This durable glass helps protect the 3D matte satin finish that shimmers from different angles.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has been out for a short while now and can be found at Motorola Kiosks in SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, participating Lenovo Exclusive stores, as well as authorized mobile resellers across the country. Price is affordable, relatively speaking, at only Php 34,995.