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Motorola Edge S

From $305 From 22 323 ₽ From 8 235 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: January 2021.OS: Android 11. VDRD caring review: We advise you to buy!
  • Screen 6.7" IPS LCD
  • Rear сamera 64 MP Wide 4 modules
  • Selfie camera 16 MP Wide 2 modules
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • Memory 6/8 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 5 000 mAh
  • Thickness 9.7 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
All characteristics

Short description Motorola Edge S

This is a smartphone on Android 11 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 4 modules (64 MP Wide, 16 MP UltraWide, 2 MP Depth sensor, TOF 3D camera), and this smartphone also has a very cool front camera, which has 2 modules (16 MP Wide, 8 MP UltraWide). And Motorola Edge S has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Also known as: Motorola Nio.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

New smartphone from the company Motorola got the name Motorola Edge S and was announced in January 2021. This model is released in the series of smartphones Motorola Edge.

Smartphone Motorola Edge S works out of the box under the operating system Android version 11. According to our information, this model has not received any updates to the software, and if you want to choose some other smartphone on this version of the OS with support for updates, then look at these smartphones on Android 11 in our catalog.

In addition the Motorola Edge S — is a smartphone for 2 SIM cards, which is ideal if you use the services of several mobile operators. And this model also supports 5G networks, which means that the speed of receiving data with this smartphone can reach up to 100 Mb/s. Soon, each smartphone will work in the networks of the fifth-generation (5G). Therefore, in our catalog on a separate page, you will find all 5G smartphones from popular manufacturers of Android devices.

Screen, body and battery

By the size of the Motorola Edge S screen, we were assigned to a segment phablets (smartphones with a huge screen), considering that the bezels around the screen are very small (all smartphones with an edge-to-edge screen). See for yourself, here is IPS LCD-screen with diagonal 6.7″ and with a punch-like notch for selfie camera and sensors (display refresh rate — 90 Hz).

Dimensions of the screen dictate to us and the size of the case. At Motorola Edge S the case turned out very thick — 9.7 mm. Today you can easily choose and buy a new smartphone with a very thin case. The battery in this model has a capacity 5 000 mAh. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

A few words about the cameras that have Motorola Edge S. The main camera, located on the back, received several modules (smartphones with four cameras): 64 MP Wide + 16 MP UltraWide + 1 MP Depth sensor + TOF 3D camera. And by the way, the camera’s multiple lenses are an interesting feature. What does it give you? Additional modules also take a picture during the «shutter release». And then the smartphone, using special algorithms, processes images from all cameras to optimize and improve the final photo. And with several cameras, you can shoot more interesting photos, for example, with the bokeh effect (this is when the subject in the foreground is in focus, and the background is blurred). The main camera we would rate perfectly for being one of the best cameras on the market.

The frontcamera is also in Motorola Edge S. It is located in front of the screen and has several modules (smartphones with dual selfie cameras): 16 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide. These characteristics you will definitely have enough to make your selfie photos in different lighting conditions. This model does not really stand out in terms of body design (in the context of the front camera). Therefore, I would like to tell you that there are smartphones with pop-up front camera. How it works? The front camera is located inside the body and slides up only when you activate the front camera mode. You take a selfie photo or video, exit the «Camera» application and the camera panel begins to slide down into the body. Everything is simple and interesting enough.

Processor and Internal Memory

The speed of the smartphone affects not only the optimized software (the newer Android, the better), but also the characteristics of the hardware: the processor and the amount of RAM. Motorola Edge S has 8-core Snapdragon 870 5G. You can select the RAM 6 GB or version 8 GB.

Available versions Motorola Edge S with different amount of built-in memory: 128/256 GB. Note that the more memory, the more expensive the smartphone. And if there was not enough internal memory, then you can save the necessary data on the memory card microSDXC .

Price for Motorola Edge S: buy or not to buy?

In January 2021 begin sales of a new smartphone Motorola Edge S. The manufacturer said the price of $305 without taxes and fees. And what we get for this money, let′s summarize all the main characteristics. The smartphone has a huge touch screen, a very cool main camera, a very high quality front camera, a super capacious battery and a cherry on the cake is a powerful processor.

As a result, in 2021 this was a good smartphone in terms of price-performance ratio, and now we advise you to see other smartphones from the same price segment “Middle class smartphones from $300 to $400” or go to DROID smartphones page, where we always keep the current (Android OS) models of smartphones on sale. And before buying, we always advise you to go to an offline electronics store to hold the smartphone in your hands and be sure that you like it. Why do we advise so? Because creating this catalog of smartphones and filling it with photos of models, we are very well aware of the differences between beautiful selling photos from real smartphones, which then the buyers hold in their hands.

[EN] motorola edge s unboxing and hands on (in Chinese)

26 January 2021

Motorola Edge S officially launched in China

For 250 EUR you get the first smartphone with Snapdragon 870 chipset and support for 5G networks, 6.7-inch screen with large bezels, 90 GHz image refresh rate, with two separate holes for the dual front camera (16 MP + 8 MP). The main camera on the back has four sensors (64MP Wide + 16MP UltraWide + 2MP depth sensor + TOF 3D camera). With sensors in the front camera, you can measure your heart rate!

Motorola Edge S
Motorola Edge S is available in two body colors: blue and silver

To buy Edge S you have the following options to choose from: 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM, or 128 GB storage + 8 GB RAM, or 256 GB storage + 8 GB RAM. On the promo page describing the characteristics, the manufacturer focuses on the memory module — fast LPDDR5+ Turbo UFS3.1 memory is used here. In addition, the smartphone supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard.

Motorola Edge S will run Android 11 out of the box with MYUI shell. This software version contains various useful features. For example, gesture control, or one-handed smartphone control mode. Or here’s another feature that allows you to put your smartphone in a docking station, after which you can work on it almost like on a desktop computer. We have seen something similar in Samsung smartphones with Samsung DeX.

The body of the smartphone is protected against splashes and dust according to the IP52 standard (for a flagship, this is not entirely serious). The Edge S has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 20W charging (charger included). The fingerprint scanner is built into the side button. And this smartphone also has a 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting wired headphones.

In China, pre-orders for the Motorola Edge S will begin on February 3rd. Prices start at 250 EUR for the 6/128 GB version, then 305 EUR for the 8/128 GB version, and the most expensive option is 8/256 GB with a price of 350 EUR.

Insider and rumor maker @evleaks previously reported that outside of China, the Edge S could be introduced under the Motorola Moto G100 name.

20 January 2021

Motorola Edge S: January 26 announcement date and new Snapdragon 870 processor inside

Qualcomm recently announced the new Snapdragon 870 mobile processor. After that, in the Chinese social network Weibo, Motorola’s account published a poster about the announcement of the Motorola Edge S smartphone. This model will run on the new Snapdragon 870 processor, and will also receive a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen and a camera with a 64 megapixel main sensor. The announcement date is January 26 in China.

Motorola Edge S
Motorola Edge S Official Announcement Poster
Source: weibo.com

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