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Motorola Edge Plus

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8. Motorola Edge Plus

Motorola returns to the big leagues

Specifications
Release date: April 2020
Weight: 203g
Dimensions: 161.07 x 71.38 x 9.6mm
OS: Android 10
Screen size: 6.7-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
CPU: Snapdragon 865
RAM: 12GB
Storage: 256GB
Battery: 5,000mAh
Rear camera: 108MP + 16MP + 8MP +ToF
Front camera: 25MP
Reasons to buy
+Great display+Great specs
Reasons to avoid
-Limited zoom capability-Pricey

The Motorola Edge Plus returns the brand to the big mobile leagues, offering up genuine flagship competition in an attractive package.

It's an impressive handset, with three rear cameras and a waterfall display, providing great snaps and a high-end design.

It's not widely available in the UK, nor is it cheap, but you can pick it up from Motorola's website for £1,049.99.

Screen: The Motorola Edge Plus has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080p) resolution, which actually looks sharper than the resolution may suggest. There's support for a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling much smoother.

Battery life: The sizable 5,000mAh battery inside the Motorola Edge Plus easily gives you over a day of use from a single charge - which means you will be able to party into the early hours without the fear of your phone dying when it comes to getting a cab home.

Camera: The Edge Plus takes mobile photography to the next level for Motorola, with an array of rear cameras fit for its flagship asking price. The Edge Plus' suite of cameras perform well, and it's only when your compare them with with the likes of the Galaxy S20+, Note 20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro where you see they don't quite hit all the high marks.

Mini verdict: The Edge Plus is Motorola's first genuine flagship in years, boasting top specs, a gorgeous display and a trio of rear cameras. With 5G connectivity as well, the phone checks all the boxes as a serious contender against heavyweights from Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus.

Read our full Motorola Edge Plus review