Motorola Edge 20 Pro review: Simply superb

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 | views Last Updated 2021-10-16T03:43:33Z

The Motorola Edge 20 Pro has got all the flagship features, all of them coming together to offer a sublime user experience, it is a superb smartphone to consider under ₹40,000.

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Motorola Edge 20 Pro review: Motorola only sells a single storage variant in India at a price of ₹36,999. (Source: Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

From the budget Moto E series phones to the Moto Razr, Motorola under Lenovo has seen SOME journey. And with the Edge 20 Pro, it embarks on a different chapter of taking on the premium smartphone space, where it succeeds in the first attempt! 

The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is easily the best Android smartphone under ₹40,000 I have reviewed this year. It gives Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme a reason to go back to the drawing board.

The Edge 20 Pro starts at ₹36,999 and for that money, you are getting the beefy performance of the Snapdragon 870 chip and some eyebrow-raising features to accompany. And after living with it for a while, it seems that Motorola has let its designers and engineers go wild on this one, especially after the endless rain of conservative Moto G models.


The regular candy bar design does not have much to offer in terms of freshness but Motorola has come up with a tasteful paint job and elegant details to spice it up. The Edge 20 Pro in the Midnight Sky (blue) colour is one of the most beautiful smartphones you can buy today at this price.

A matte glass rear amps up the luxurious feel while the metal frame imparts a sturdy build quality; quite a pleasant change from the plastic-glass combo others offer at this price. The detailing around the cameras only adds to the appeal.

Unlike the Edge Plus from last year, the front sheds those curved edges and instead goes for a flat display. Looks handsome, but the 19.5:9 aspect ratio makes Motorola push the volume and power keys higher, which makes people with short hands struggle to lock the phone or change the volume

From the standard Android interface to games, social media and what now, this display makes everything look lively. You can tone it down to more natural tones if vibrant displays aren’t your thing.

Brightness levels under the daylight are adequate and the presence of a 144Hz refresh rate makes for a very smooth scrolling experience. No other smartphone in this price range can satisfy the eyes as much as the Edge 20 Pro. Motorola, I am impressed.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro Performance

The Snapdragon 870 is Motorola’s chipset choice for its flagship and the reason behind that is to get a balance between thermals and efficiency, says Motorola. It also helps the company keep the costs under control, and judging by the numerous SD 870 phones I have tested this year, this chip is more than adequate for most flagship duties.

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