Motorola Edge X30 Review: With Snapdragon 8, 68W Fast Charge

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Motorola brought a brand-new Motorola Edge X30 mobile phone to the market, the world premiere equipped with a new Snapdragon 8 flagship platform. Once released, it attracted much attention with its super high-cost performance and comprehensive quality

As the lowest-priced mobile phone equipped with the new Snapdragon 8, the moto edge X30 can be said to be fully cost-effective, and it is full of sincerity in both design and configuration.

The homogeneity of Android phones is becoming more and more serious. The moto edge X30 is still full of a strong “Motorola” atmosphere. The overall square shape has some moto XT 910 shadows, and the edge corners are not sharp, so hold it in your hand. I don’t feel cut in the hands.

Compared with the Snapdragon 888 Plus, the new Snapdragon 8 uses the latest 4nm process technology, CPU performance is increased by 20%, graphics rendering capabilities are increased by 30%, the overall AI computing power is increased by 4 times, and power consumption is reduced by 25%.

To better cooperate with the new Snapdragon 8, moto edge X30 is equipped with Motorola’s self-developed multi-channel thermal intelligent temperature control system. The temperature control sensor is arranged in the main area of ​​performance release, which can export the heat inside the phone in time. Let the performance of the mobile phone be released to the maximum.

In addition, moto edge X30 is equipped with a 6.7-inch flexible OLED screen that supports variable frame rate; refresh rate is 144Hz, touch rate supports up to 576Hz, HDR10+, and DCI-P3 wide color gamut. The screen quality is naturally guaranteed.

In terms of shooting, the moto edge X30 is still very sincere. The rear wide-angle main camera is the world’s first OV50A. It supports 8K video recording, 960FPS high-speed photography, and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle macro main camera, bringing better than the previous generation and shooting effect.

In other respects, the battery of moto edge X30 is 5000mAh, supports 68W TurboPower fast charge, and the mobile phone system is the new MyUI 3.0 based on Android 12. There are no shortcomings in all aspects.

The following are the detailed parameters of moto edge X30:

Design & Appearance

The phone’s front is a 6.7-inch screen with a boxy shape and a strong business atmosphere, without any fancy design. The four borders of the phone are almost equal in width, and the whole is very harmonious.

The digging hole of the mobile phone is on the front of the screen, and the diameter of the digging hole is smaller than that of a normal mobile phone. The phone handset is fused with the edge slit, which is hard to see without looking carefully. The back of the phone is a highly integrated Qiutongying color back shell. Due to the color conversion design, the back shell will show a blue color conversion when the light is direct, full of a sense of technology.

Different from the previous generations, the moto logo in the center is only slightly different in color, and there is no depression or protrusion on the whole.

The camera module of the mobile phone adopts the popular convex design. The oval camera module has a certain contrast with the appearance of the boxy mobile phone, which is very conspicuous on the whole.

The three lenses are a main wide-angle camera, an ultra-wide-angle macro camera, and a macro lens.

The main wide-angle camera of moto edge X30 is the world’s first OV50A, with a 1/1.55″ outsole, F/1.88, and supports optical image stabilization, 2.0um ultra-clear full-pixel expenditure, 8K video recording, 960FPS high-speed photography, and a benchmark product. It is IMX766.

The second super wide-angle macro camera is Samsung JN1, with 50 Megapixels, a 117° super light angle of view, an F/2.2 large aperture, and the closest focusing distance is 2.5cm.

The physical buttons of the mobile phone are mainly concentrated on the right frame; from top to bottom are the volume button and the power button. Both buttons are raised, and the height of the power button is slightly shorter than that of the volume button, so you need to adapt it a bit for the first time.

The top frame of the phone is quite neat, with only one noise reduction opening. There are many holes on the bottom frame, from left to right are the SIM card slot, Type-C interface, noise reduction hole, and speaker openings.

From the overall design point of view, although the moto edge X30 focuses on super performance and cost-effectiveness, the integrity of the whole machine has not fallen. The tightly-fitted frame and handy weight distribution are everything the top flagship should have.

Performance

moto edge X30 is equipped with Android’s strongest SoC- the new Snapdragon 8, with Turbo LPDDR5 and Turbo UFS 3.1 and Motorola’s self-developed multi-channel thermal intelligent temperature control system. There is no doubt that this is what Android phones can use today. The strongest configuration, let’s take a look at its performance.

GeekBench

In the GeekBench test, the new Snapdragon 8 has a multi-core score of 3780 points and a single-core score of 1181 points. Compared with the Snapdragon 888 Plus, the single-core performance is increased by 10%, and the multi-core performance is increased by about 14%.

Master Lu

In the Master Lu test, the total score of the moto edge X30 was 1068375 points, ranking first among all the mobile phones that participated in the Master Lu test.

Among them, the GPU score is 319,174 points. The evaluation conclusion is that the single-core computing power has entered the super god range, so let’s show off in a low-key manner.

The GPU score is 492,325 points. The evaluation conclusion is that the 3D performance is extraordinary, and no one can catch up with you.

The RAM score is 99,310 points, and the storage performance score is 157,566 points. The evaluation conclusion is consistent with the first two items.

Antutu

In the Antutu test, the moto edge X30 scored a total of 1026936 points, of which CPU scored 231189 points, GPU scored 453416 points, MEM scored 166395 points, and UX scored 175969 points. The final evaluation of moto edge X30 is more than 99% of users.

AndroBench

In the AndroBench test, the sequential read speed of moto edge X30 is 1812.66MB/s, and the sequential write speed is 1172.19MB/s. Although the speed fluctuates after several tests, the fluctuation range is not large. It is the top UFS 3.1 speed.

Charging speed

The battery capacity of moto edge X30 is 5000mAh and supports 68W charging. Both the charging speed and the battery capacity belong to the first class of Android phones. Let’s take a look at the test performance.

In the charging test, the moto edge X30 was charged very quickly early, and the power reached 65% at 30 o’clock. However, the speed will decrease after the power reaches 90%, and it maintains at the level of 1% in 1 minute or even 1% in 2 minutes. The battery is fully charged at 52 minutes.

In the two endurance tests, the first endurance time was 5 hours and 41 minutes, and the second was 5 hours and 54 minutes.

Game and temperature

The main configuration of moto edge X30 is the new Snapdragon 8 plus Turbo LPDDR5 and Turbo UFS 3.1. Before the test, we knew that the frame rate would be full in each game. After all, it is the strongest configuration of Android at the moment, so the temperature Woolen cloth?

Although the previous generation of Snapdragon 888 Plus has powerful performance, the temperature control problem has always caused headaches for many manufacturers. Motorola’s multi-channel thermal intelligent temperature control system on the moto edge X30 is for temperature control.

Let’s take a look at the temperature performance of the moto edge X30 when facing the new Snapdragon 8 in the game.

“King of Glory”

In the game “Honor of Kings”, the extremely high frame rate, extremely high resolution, and high-definition picture quality are turned on, and the game frame rate is always maintained at 120 frames. This is a sure thing.

In terms of temperature control, the hottest area of ​​the phone is near the camera. After all, this is where the processor is located. After the game, the temperature is always around 36°C, which is close to the temperature of the human hand, and no significant heat is felt.

“League of Legends” mobile game version

In the game, we set it to performance mode, and the frame rate of the game is naturally 60 frames throughout, but the temperature rises slightly. It seems that the mobile game version of “League of Legends” is more expensive than “Glory of the King”.

After the game is over, the phone’s temperature is maintained at about 37°C, which is 1 degree higher than “Honor of Kings”. Although it is not much higher, it can still be felt.

“Running Kart” Mobile Game Version

In the mobile game version of “Running Kart”, we set high quality, high frame rate, and turn on the floodlight effect. Due to the game’s fast pace, real-time calculation of screen collisions and other factors is required, which is more configuration than the previous two games.

After playing 5 games, the highest temperature of the mobile phone reached 38.2℃, and the palm of my hand could feel the warmth of the mobile phone, but it was far from hot.

“Original God”

As one of the mobile phones with the highest configuration requirements, “Yuan Shen” is naturally a must-have game to test the temperature control performance of mobile phones.

In our actual test, after 10 minutes of playing the game, the mobile phone temperature has increased significantly, and it has reached 41°C. At the end of the test, the mobile phone temperature reached close to 43°C. You can feel the heat, but it is not too hot. The control is still in place.

Considering that in our other mobile phone tests, there was a situation of 45 ℃ + at every turn, the moto edge X30 is still excellent.

MyUI 3.

Motorola Edge X30 uses MyUI 3.0 based on Android 12. A highly native system has always been a characteristic of Motorola phones. The advantage of doing so is that it can maintain a high level of fluency and relatively fixed operation logic.

The disadvantage is the lack of localization, and it even makes people feel that some functions are lacking, which is also common in similar native systems.

Motorola is naturally aware of this problem; a good UI system will add color to the phone and even become a bright spot that keeps pace with the hardware configuration. Let’s take a look at the performance of MyUI 3.0.

The overall style of MyUI 3.0 is still consistent with that of native Android. The system desktop icons and personalized customization all maintain a minimalist style.

Icons can be downloaded in the application market among the three categories of icons, wallpapers, and themes. Wallpapers and themes are still options provided by the system, but users can adjust them according to their preferences.

The notification center that everyone pays the most attention to, and the most complaints in the past, has finally changed. A pull-down is a preset function card, and a pull-down is for specific adjustments such as brightness and settings, and these function cards can be customized.

As a rare mobile phone with physical one-touch access buttons, Motorola Edge X30 also supports custom one-touch access functions.

Press a key to reach the preset function, and a long press is to modify the function. The adjustable functions cover the camera to the game, and it supports a third-party APP, which is very practical.

Press and hold the APP icon to call out the common functions of the APP. Many useful local functions have been preset in the desktop widgets and negative one screen, and these functions also support customization.

Judging from the performance of MyUI 3.0, it can be said that this is the answer that Motorola or even other native systems are looking for. It has super fluency, minimalist style and greatly enriches localization functions. With the emergence of MyUI3.0, Motorola finally caught up with the UI system.

Cameras

The main camera sensor of Motorola Edge X30 is Howe OV50A; this sensor is also regarded as a flagship sensor against the standard Sony IMX766. Let’s take a look at the sample.

Since the shooting location is in the north, it is rare for a sunny day. The moto edge X30 is naturally able to perform freely. Even in the face of complex and changeable colors and objects, the overall color reproduction is still accurate under the 1X lens.  In terms of overall performance, the dark details of the Motorola Edge X30 have a considerable degree of performance; even after zooming in, the details are still not blurred.

Under different light conditions, Motorola Edge X30 still maintains a high level of color reproduction. Under the 5X lens, the performance of the moto edge X30 is relatively average, and the performance of the details is a bit difficult.

The Motorola Edge X30 is very sensitive to changes in light, and the changes in the layers of clouds in the sky can also be displayed.

As Haowei’s first Quad PDAD sensor with 100% coverage of 2*2 Pixels On-Clip Lens, the low-light performance of OV50A is unique, and this performance is in line with its standard.

We manually lock the focus on the stone pillars beside the bridge, and the details of the stone pillars and the changes in light and shadow levels can be fully expressed. Although it is cloudy, you can still see strong light and shadow changes, and the background also has a strong blur.

When we manually fix the focus on the background, the picture still maintains a more obvious cool tone, and the stone pillar just now has obvious blur, which can make people see where the center of gravity is.

In terms of macro, the performance of moto edge X30 is quite satisfactory. For night shots, the Motorola Edge X30 can still show a good sense of layering, and the color reproduction is still maintained at a high level, but the enlarged details are not as good as during the day, and the suppression of light is a bit difficult.

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Verdict

Perhaps the price of the Motorola Edge X30 is too shocking. Many people will talk about the price-performance ratio of the phone when they mention this phone. The starting price of 2999 yuan is also equipped with the top new Snapdragon 8, which alone should be great. Sell, but the motorcycle is not satisfied with it.

Motorola’s self-developed multi-channel thermal intelligent temperature control system made its debut on the Motorola Edge X30, which can be said to be very successful. It is almost impossible to feel the phone heating during daily gameplay. Even in the face of games such as “Yuan Shen” that require extremely high mobile phone configuration, they can achieve good temperature control; the highest is only 43 degrees Celsius, which is rare in the current mobile phone market.

The screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch rate of up to 576Hz, combined with MyUI 3.0, a native system, brings an extremely smooth user experience.

Of course, compared with common UI systems, MyUI 3.0 still has subtle differences in operating logic. It still takes time to adapt to the first use, but in addition to the minimalist design and smooth speed, MyUI 3.0 is functional and localized. It has also reached the mainstream level. Blessed are those who like the native-style system.

The camera module equipped with Howe OV50A shows a very high level of color reproduction, and the details are also remarkable. Still, when shooting at night, the overall image of the phone is not as brilliant as during the day, and the macro is also satisfactory. Of course, moto edge X30 has such a performance that it is already very rare at this price.

In general, moto edge X30 fired the new Snapdragon 8 with its super cost-effective. Still, it is not only cost-effective, but it is also remarkable in terms of screen, performance, camera, and system experience. Motorola is still trustworthy. If you need a great value and balanced flagship phone, the moto edge X30 must not be missed.

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