Weekly poll: what do you think of the Motorola Edge 50 series?

Motorola’s Edge series has some of the best all-rounders, which makes the launch of the Edge 50 series so important. But did Moto become too ambitious with the prices?

Motorola Edge 50Ultra €1,000
Motorola Edge 50 Pro €700
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion €400

Starting with the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra, would you really pay $1,000 for a phone with Snapdragon 8s Gen 3? For that kind of money we would have expected the actual 8 Gen 3, not the s version. For example, this is why the phone cannot record 8K video.

That said, the camera on the Ultra looks promising with a large 1/1.3” sensor overall and a high-resolution 64MP sensor in the 3x periscope, plus a 50MP ultra-wide angle and a 50MP selfie.

Motorola has spent money on real wood back panels with a few vegan leather options as an alternative. The phone has an aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass Victus and has an IP68 rating. And it features Moto’s signature 125W wired and 50W wireless charging for its high-end models. The Edge 50 Ultra is a unique and powerful offering, but what do you think of the price?

Moving on to the Motorola Edge 50 Pro, this might be the one to get. It has more or less the same build and the same curved 6.7-inch screen that has a higher resolution of 1,220 x 2,712 px this year (up from 1080p+ on the 40 Pro). The 4,500mAh battery with 125W/50W charging is also the same.

However, the camera is not. The 50 MP main module gets a smaller 1/1.55” sensor, the telephoto module drops to 10 MP and the ultra-wide angle to 13 MP. In any case, the selfie module still has a 50MP sensor.

Then there’s the chipset – the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 is beautiful, but €700 is a big ask. In India (where the Edge 50 Pro made its debut), the price is ₹30,000, which works out to €335. Was something lost in translation or has Motorola gone mad?

Finally, the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion costs €400 (or €350, we’ve seen both figures). With a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and a 1080p+ screen, this is more of a standard mid-range device. In Latin America, this will use a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 instead.

Anyway, the Fusion drops the telephoto camera altogether and the selfie is reduced to a resolution of 32MP (and it can’t record 4K video, unlike the other two). The battery is slightly larger (5,000 mAh), but can only handle 68 W wired charging.

The pretty solid specs for a mid-range, plus the vegan leather and curved screen make it look nicer (although we know some of you would have preferred a flat screen – this applies to all three Edge 50 models). What do you think?