Motorola has been out of the flagship smartphone space for years, but that changes today. The Lenovo-owned company has just announced the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus, both of which are honest-to-goodness rivals to the Samsung Galaxy S20. Don’t believe us? Check out the full list of Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus specs below.

Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus specs:

 Motorola Edge PlusMotorola Edge
Display6.7-inch AMOLED with curved edge display
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
90Hz refresh rate
21:9 aspect ratio
HDR10+
6.7-inch AMOLED with curved edge display
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
90Hz refresh rate
21:9 aspect ratio
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 620
RAM12GB
LPDDR5
4GB (NA)
6GB (ROW)
Storage256GB
UFS 3.0
No microSD expansion
128GB
microSD expansion up to 1TB
CamerasRear cameras
- Main: 108MP sensor, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 0.8μm pixels, 1/1.33” sensor size, Quad Pixel technology for 1.6μm, OIS
- Telephoto: 8MP sensor, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm pixels, 3x high-res optical zoom, OIS
- Ultra-wide and Macro Vision: 16MP sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixels, 117-degree field-of-view
- Time of flight sensor

Front camera
- 25MP sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture, 0.9μm pixels, Quad Pixel technology for 1.8μm
Rear cameras
- Main: 64MP sensor, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 0.8μm pixels, 1/1.72” sensor size, Quad Pixel technology for 1.6μm
- Telephoto: 8MP sensor, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.12μm pixels, 2x high-res optical zoom
- Ultra-wide and Macro Vision: 16MP sensor, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixels, 117-degree field-of-view
- Time of flight sensor

Front camera
- 25MP sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture, 0.9μm pixels, Quad Pixel technology for 1.8μm
IP ratingNo
Water-repellent design
No
IP54 water-repellent design
AudioHeadphone jack
Stereo speakers tuned by Waves Audio
Headphone jack
Stereo speakers tuned by Waves Audio
Biometrics and sensorsOptical in-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Sensor hub
Barometer
Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Sensor hub
Battery5,000mAh
Non-removable
15W wired charging
15W wireless charging
5W reverse wireless charging
4,500mAh
Non-removable
18W wired charging
No wireless or reverse wireless charging
SIMSingle nano SIMHybrid dual SIM (2 nano SIMs / 1 nano SIM + 1 microSD)
Network5G: NR mmWave + sub-6GHz (NA & Russia)
5G: NR sub-6GHz (ROW)
4G: LTE (UL Cat 18 / DL Cat 20)
3G: UMTS / HSPA+
2G: GSM / EDGE / CDMA

Verizon:
5G: mmWave band n260/n261, sub-6GHz band n2/5/66
4G: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/28//46/48/66
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/5/8
2G: CDMA band 0/1, GSM band 2/3/5/8

ROW:
5G: sub-6GHz band n/5/41/66/71/77/78
4G: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/34/38/39/40/41/42/46/66/71
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8
2G: CDMA band 0/1, GSM band 2/3/5/8
5G: NR sub-6GHz
4G: LTE (UL Cat 13 / DL Cat 16)
3G: UMTS / HSPA+
2G: GSM / EDGE

5G: 1/2/3/5/7/25/28/38/41/66/71/78
4G: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/2628/32/38/39/40/41/66/71
3G: UMTS band 1/2/4/5/8
3G: CDMA band bc0/bc1/bc10
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | 2.4GHz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS (except in US)
Bluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
SoftwareAndroid 10Android 10
Dimensions and weight161.1 x 71.4 x 9.6mm
203g
161.64 x 71.1 x 9.29mm
188g
ColorsSmokey Sangria, Thunder GreySolar Black, Midnight Magenta

Let’s talk about that display, because Motorola is making a big deal out of it. The Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus have a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. There’s an optical in-display fingerprint sensor inside those screens, too.

Both displays have stark curves on each side (sorry to those who hate waterfall displays), and come with some additional edge features à la Samsung Galaxy phones. With the new edge display, you can check the battery status, alarms, notifications, or even add touchscreen trigger buttons if you’re a gamer.

Powering the Motorola Edge Plus is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with the Adreno 650 GPU and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This phone should absolutely fly through pretty much anything you throw at it. There’s also 256GB of onboard storage, a pair of stereo speakers tuned by Waves Audio, and a headphone jack.

The Motorola Edge has slightly lesser specs. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC with the Adreno 620 GPU, 128GB of storage, microSD expansion, and 4 or 6GB of RAM. The Edge has Waves Audio-tuned stereo speakers and a headphone jack too.

Motorola Edge photo on screen 2

The battery is a bit of a mixed bag. There’s a pretty big 5,000mAh cell inside the Edge Plus, but it only supports 15W wired charging. In a world where fast charging is pretty much standard, it’s odd to see Motorola not step it up here. The company told Android Authority that users won’t need to charge the battery very often, so it’s not as important of a feature. Motorola also included 15W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging at 5W.

The Motorola Edge has a 4,500mAh cell with 18W wired fast charging, but no wireless charging.

The camera setups are impressive on both models. The Motorola Edge Plus comes with a rear triple camera setup, which includes a 108MP main sensor with OIS, an 8MP 3x telephoto lens with OIS, and an ultra-wide 16MP sensor. This should provide a versatile camera experience. It’s also capable of taking 6K video with the option to take 20MP snapshots and long-exposure photos up to 32 seconds long. On the front, there’s a single 25MP sensor.

The Motorola Edge has a triple camera setup too, complete with a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP 2x telephoto lens, and an ultra-wide 16MP sensor. On the front sits a 25MP selfie camera.

Additionally, both devices have time-of-flight sensors around back.

There’s no official IP rating on the Motorola Edge Plus, though the company says it comes with a “water-repellant design.” The Motorola Edge has an IP54 rating, which is significantly behind just about every other smartphone manufacturer.

Read: Motorola Edge Plus could’ve been a Galaxy S20 killer, but it has one fatal flaw

The Motorola Edge Plus will only be sold on Verizon in the US, as it supports both 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies. The Motorola Edge will be sold outside of the US and supports sub-6GHz.

Motorola Edge Plus
The Motorola Edge Plus is one of Moto's most feature-packed phones to date. With flagship-tier specs and a price point to match, can it really take on the Samsung Galaxy S20?

Thoughts on the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus specs? I really think the company hit it out of the park here (especially for being out of the flagship arena for so long). What do you think?

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