Motorola has just announced its new high-end smartphone, the Motorola Edge S. It is one of the first phones to mount the Snapdragon 870 processor, a recent batch SoC for the economic high-end of 2021 halfway between the Snapdragon 865+ and the Snapdragon 888. The Motorola Edge S has been launched in China, where it can already be purchased, and there is still no news about its arrival in Spain.The Motorola Edge S is a 5G device with which the brand does not seem to have skimped on components. It mounts up to 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 internal storage (the fastest currently) and a triple rear camera with a 64 megapixel main sensor. Its price in China starts at 254 euros at the exchange rate, approximately.
Motorola Edge S data sheet
MOTOROLA EDGE S
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
163.38 x 73.97 x 9.69 mm
6.7 inch IPS / LCD
FullHD + resolution (2,520 x 1,080 pixels)
GPU Adreno 650
6/8 GB LPDDR5x
128/256 GB UFS 3.1
16 megapixel wide angle
Depth 2 megapixels
8 megapixel wide angle
Fast charge 20W
5G NSA and SA
USB type C
Side fingerprint reader
From 254 euros to change We begin by reviewing the aesthetic section. The Motorola Edge S has a simple back, something that the brand has us used to. It is available in blue and silver and both are finished with sparkles in different shades. On its back we find the brand’s logo (where, curiously, the fingerprint reader has not been implemented, which has been taken to the side) and the module with the three cameras and the LED flash. It also has a USB Type-C port and a headphone jack.If we take a look at the screen we will see a 6.7-inch IPS / LCD panel in 21: 9 format with FullHD + resolution (2,520 x 1,080 pixels), so it is not exactly small. This one is HDR10 compliant, has a density of 409 pixels per inch, reproduces the DCI-P3 color space, and has a 90Hz refresh rate.The panel is double perforated in the upper left corner. Unlike other smartphones, which has a wider black island, Lenovo has chosen to make two holes to hide the two internal cameras, which we will talk about below. All of this has been packed into a device that measures 168.4 millimeters tall, with a thickness of 9.69 millimeters and a weight of 215 grams.
ON THE BACK OF THE SNAPDRAGON 870
The Motorola Edge S is one of the first mobiles to mount the new Snapdragon 870, a processor that, as we said before, is designed for the economic high-end. This has eight cores at a maximum speed of 3.2 GHz and is built in a seven nanometer process. It is compatible with 5G NSA and SA networks and with WiFi 6.
MOTOROLA EDGE S VERSIONS AND PRICE
It is accompanied by six or eight gigs of LPDDR5x RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage, so speed does not seem to be lacking. Its battery amounts to 5,000 mAh with fast charging of 20W. The operating system, meanwhile, is Android 11 with the Lenovo layer, which allows the device to be compatible with desktop mode (a kind of Samsung DeX developed by Lenovo)We thus go on to talk about the camera. The Motorola Edge S has three cameras on the rear: a 64-megapixel main sensor capable of recording in 6K at 30 FPS, a 16-megapixel wide-angle with macro mode, and a two-megapixel depth sensor, plus a ToF with artificial intelligence to improve depth measurements. The front camera consists of a 16-megapixel main sensor and an eight-megapixel wide-angle sensor.
The Motorola Edge S can be purchased in two colors (blue and silver) and three different versions, although the silver model is only available in 8/128 GB. The blue model, however, is available with 6/128 GB, 8/128 GB and 8/256 GB.The terminal has been launched in China, where it can already be purchased. At the moment there is no news about his possible arrival in Spain, but we will update this text if he does. Meanwhile, prices in China are as follows:
Motorola Edge S 6/128 GB: 1,999 yuan, about 254 euros to change.
Motorola Edge S 8/128 GB: 2,399 yuan, about 305 euros to change.
Motorola Edge S 8/256 GB: 2,799 yuan, about 356 euros to change.