The Moto Edge 40 has just been announced in the UAE, India and across the globe, and it looks to be a worthy contender in its price segment by adding features that are mostly restricted to higher-priced phones.
It offers a 6.55-inch P-OLED display with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz, making it perfect for gaming enthusiasts. For movie buffs, it supports HDR10+ and has a peak brightness of 1200 nits for an immersive movie-watching experience.
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The Moto Edge 40 uses the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 SoC to power up the smartphone and comes in two storage options and one memory option. Its battery capacity is 4400 mAh, and supports wired charging up to 68W and wireless charging up to 15W.
For photography enthusiasts, the Moto Edge 40 offers a 50 MP wide camera and a 13 MP ultrawide camera with cool camera tricks!
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Moto Edge 40 UAE Pricing and Availability
The Moto Edge 40 comes in just one configuration in the UAE, which is 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Motorola is also reading a second configuration with the same 8GB RAM but with a lower 128GB storage in India.
The price for the 8GB/256GB version is set to AED 1,599 in the UAE and ₹29,999 in India as per pre-orders on Flipkart. We don’t have any pricing details on the 128GB storage model, as Motorola hasn’t officially announced the price in India.
Pre-ordering the phone in the UAE gets you quite a few exciting freebies. Motorola is throwing the MotoBuds 105, a Belkin Wireless Charger and a 6-month subscription to the Entertainer, all of which are worth AED 799. You also get Motorola Accidental Damage Protection for six months and a 12-month warranty.
In India, the discounts available for this phone are also very few. If you own a Flipkart Axis Bank Card, you are eligible for 5% cashback when preordering the 8GB+256GB variant. Flipkart also offers some partner offers to get this phone for cheap with your preorder.
The Moto Edge 40 goes on sale on May 30.
Moto Edge 40 Specifications
|Size:||158.4 x 72 x 7.6 mm|
|IP Rating:||IP68 water and dust resistant|
|Colours:||Nebula Green, Eclipse Black, Lunar Blue|
|Screen Size:||6.55-inch P-OLED display|
|Resolution:||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Processor:||Mediatek Dimensity 8020 (6 nm)|
|RAM / Storage:||8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB|
|Cellular:||5G, Dual SIM|
|Primary Camera:||50 MP f/1.4|
|Ultrawide:||13 MP f/2.2|
|Selfie:||32 MP f/2.4|
|Video:||4K @ 30fps|
|Battery:||Li-Po 4400 mAh|
Design and Display
The frame of the Moto Edge 40 is made of aluminum, but the back is either made of plastic or eco-leather — it depends on the model you pick.
Moving on to the front, it sports a big 6.55-inch P-OLED display that can refresh up to 144Hz and offers HDR10+. The screen-to-body ratio of this phone is an amazing 90.8%, meaning bezels so thin that they will make your jaw drop.
The Moto Edge also has an optical fingerprint scanner installed under the display, so there’s no latency between tapping and accessing your phone.
Features and performance
The Moto Edge 40 uses Mediatek’s Dimensity 8020 processor and Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. Motorola has used a HyperCrystal graphite cooling system for cooling the phone, which dissipates heat faster than the previous generation’s cooling system.
This phone’s 8GB of RAM is built on the LPDDR4X architecture, but the storage uses the latest UFS 3.1 architecture.
The Moto Edge 40 comes with Android 13 out of the box and is promised to receive major software updates for the next two years and three years of security updates.
The Moto Edge 40 offers a dual camera setup: a primary wide camera and a secondary ultrawide camera.
The Moto Edge 40 uses a 50 MP sensor for the primary camera with a focal length of f/1.4. For the ultrawide camera, Motorola equips it with a 13 MP sensor with a focal length of f/2.2 and a field of view of 120°. You get a 32MP single selfie shooter which, just like the back camera, can record 4K videos at 30FPS.
This phone offers a few quirky features like blurring the background, allowing you to adjust the focal length and the background blur after taking the photo, using the instant all-pixel focus for fast autofocus.
The Moto Edge 40 offers “Quad Pixel Technology” for selfie lovers to enhance your photos during your night out.
Battery & Charging
The Moto Edge 40 comes with a 4400 mAh Li-Po battery and a 67W charger in the box. You can charge this phone in 10 minutes using Turbo Power Charging.
This phone also supports wireless charging, which is not a feature you expect from mid-range phones. The wireless charging is capped at 15W.
Alternatives to Moto Edge 40 – How does it stack up against competitors?
Weight: 202g | Thickness: 8.2mm | Screen: 6.4” 1080 x 2340 pixels, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Exynos 1380 Octa-core | RAM: 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Cellular: 5G, Dual SIM | Rear camera: 50MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 32MP | Battery: 5000mAh, 25W Wired charging
The Samsung Galaxy A54 5G is a good alternative to the Moto Edge 40. It has a sleek design, good performance and a three-camera setup. The Moto wins with a higher refresh rate on the screen, wireless charging and an official IP68 rating.
Weight: 208g | Thickness: 8.9mm | Screen: 6.67” 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1080 | RAM: up to 12GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Cellular: 5G, Dual SIM | Rear camera: 200MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 16MP | Battery: 5000mAh, 120W Wired charging
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12 Pro is priced much cheaper than the Moto Edge 40, so that’s the biggest advantage. It also has faster charging than the Moto and a potentially better processor. However, you won’t get wireless charging, a super fast 165Hz display or an official IP68 rating for protection against dust and water.
Moto Edge 40 Reviews
GSMArena has published its full review of the Moto Edge 40, and consider it a mid-range phone with impressive features, including a smooth display, competitive chipset, solid cameras, improved battery, and fast charging.
Tech Spurt has done an unboxing and first look. Chris puts the Motorola Edge 40 as a budget phone with premium features, including a 144hz display, Dolby Atmos speakers, and fast charging and thinks its a great option for point-and-shoot photography and gaming.
Moto Edge 40 FAQs
Does Motorola Edge 40 Support Expandable Storage?
No, it doesn’t have any expansion capabilities through microSD cards.
Does the Motorola Edge 40 have water resistance features?
Yes, it is IP68 certified, meaning it is water- and dust-resistant.