Motorola released its first phone with a 200MP camera last week, the Edge 30 Ultra. At €900, this flagship offers a lot of bang for your buck, in addition to a large 1/1.22-inch ultra-high resolution sensor.
6.67-inch AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution (it’s a 10-bit panel with HDR10+ support but relatively old Gorilla Glass 5). The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset (with 8/128GB base memory and options up to 12/512GB) and a 4,610mAh battery with 125W wired and 50W wireless charging.
For an early look at what the phone is capable of, you can check out our hands-on review of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. We have camera samples, yes, even 200MP.
Not that you’ll be taking a lot of 200MP shots, this sensor is actually meant to capture 12.5MP images (with 2.56µm effective pixels) or 50MP (1.28µm) with 16-to-1 or 4-to-1 binning. . The 50MP ultra-wide camera defaults to 12.5MP (4-in-1), while the 60MP selfie camera also offers Bini.
The telephoto lens is the odd one out – a basic 12MP sensor behind a basic 2x lens. We doubt we could get better 2x images from the main camera, this should have been at least 3x. The telephoto camera that comes with watching the competition deserves its own paragraph. Another thing we can point to is the relatively short software support period – the phone will launch with Android 12 and is unlikely to see Android 15.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra wows with 200MP camera, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and 125W charging
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can be had for north of €1,000 (for the 8/128GB unit) and while the AMOLED display “only” refreshes at 120Hz, it’s a more efficient LTPO panel. Best of all, it receives 4 OS updates and has two telephoto cameras – one with a 3x lens and a periscope with 10x zoom. Now this will give you a major boost. The main camera isn’t bad either, with a 108MP 1/1.33-inch sensor with 9-in-1 binning. Charging speed is better not specified.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra unfortunately does not launch outside of China, so it is not a competitor. The Xiaomi 12S Pro is expected to be global, but the price should be the non-S model – 900 euros. It has a 6.73-inch 120Hz LTPO panel and an SD 8+ Gen 1 chipset. For the cameras, Xiaomi has a triple 50MP setup – 1/1.28″ main, 2x telephoto and 115° ultra-wide. This can be compared to Motorola’s charging, the 4,600mAh battery with 120W wired (0-100% in 19 minutes) or 50W wireless (0-100% in 42 minutes) can take.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 starts at €1,000, but that’s for the 12/256GB unit. It runs on an 8+ Gen 1 chip, of course, with an improved cooling system. Its 6.78-inch AMOLED display beats Motorola’s with a 165Hz refresh rate. The camera is fairly basic, 50+13+5MP, but it has a large 6,000mAh battery, which allows for fast charging (60W, 0-100% in 42 minutes). You also get two USB-C ports, which can only be handy for accessories and ergonomics. Like Motorola, you get stock Android 12 without any long-term support.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G • Xiaomi 12S Pro • Asus ROG Phone 6
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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion for a money phone price is to take 600 euros. It also has a 144Hz OLED display, a 6.55-inch FHD+ panel, but uses the older Snapdragon 888+ chipset. Also, it doesn’t come with a 50MP main camera (1/1.55”) or 13MP ultra wide (no tele), a 4,400mAh battery with 68W cable-only charging is good but not great (0-50% in 10 minutes). We have a full review if you want to know more. One thing to note is that there is a stylish vegan leather option for those who carry their phones without a case.
The Fusion is going up against the likes of the Galaxy S21 FE (€500-600) with the 888 chipset and 6.4-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. The 12MP main camera is unimpressive, but at least you get an 8MP 3x telephoto module. The 4,500mAh battery gets Samsung’s usual 25W charging system.
Alternatively, you can pick up the Realme GT2 for less than €500. It also has an 888 chip and a 6.62-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. You also get a 50MP main camera (1/1.56”), an 8MP ultra-wide and no telephoto. The 5,000mAh battery is on the level, even with 65W charging support (0-100% in 33 minutes).
For around €550 you can get the Poco F4 GT with a more powerful (if not more power efficient) Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. They are also treated to a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display and a 64+8+2MP camera setup. The 4,700mAh battery supports 120W fast charging (0-100% in 17 minutes), which could rival the Edge 30 Ultra if it had wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G • Realme GT2 • Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
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Finally, there is the Motorola Edge 30 Neo, a smaller, cheaper model – it starts at €370. Its 6.28-inch OLED display drops to a 120Hz refresh rate and power comes from a mid-range Snapdragon 695 chipset and a 4,020mAh battery (68W fast charging). The camera setup is fairly standard, 64+13MP rear, 32MP front.
You can check out our hands-on article for more insight.
Small phones like these are hard to find. There’s the Pixel 6a, for example, which has a similar footprint and a 6.1-inch display. It uses the Google Tensor chipset and more importantly Google Image Processing for the 12MP wide and ultra-wide cameras. The battery is big (4,400mAh), but fast charging (18W) doesn’t make sense. In addition, this is very expensive, but it can be found for € 400 or more.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is bigger (6.5-inch display, about 7mm tall and 3.6mm wide, plus it weighs 34g more), but it’s cheaper. The AMOLED display offers a 120Hz refresh rate and it houses an Exynos 1280 chipset. The camera setup is the same as Moto, 64+12MP (and 5MP macro module and 5MP depth sensor). The extra bulk comes with a large 5,000mAh battery, but as usual for Samsung it only supports a relatively low charging power, 25W.
Google Pixel 6a • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
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