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Motorola Edge (2021) review: A tale of two models

Motorola bumped up the specs and performance of the second-generation Edge but diluted the experience.
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October 12, 2021
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Motorola Edge (2021)

Motorola upgraded the Edge's specs but downgraded the design for its 2021 outing. The result is a phone that edges over the line for Verizon customers who get a more reasonably priced model, but one that doesn't make the cut at full price compared to the sharp competition.

Retail price: $699.99

$699.99 at Motorola

What we like

Fast display
Strong battery life
Cutting-edge wireless support
Clean Android
Welcome software extras

What we don't like

Average cameras
Lowly glass and IP protection ratings
No wireless charging
Limited 5G for unlocked model
Forgettable, smudge-tastic plastic build

Our scores

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