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Motorola Edge S – The 2021 Flagship Killer, Initial Impressions, and Expected Price in India.

Motorola Edge S is the newest addition to the Motorola Edge family, and its also the most exciting addition to the Edge family, mostly because of its specs, and its price, the price is bonkers and given its specs, the price will definitely drive you crazy, the last time something like this happened was with the Poco F1, and we all know how well it performed in the market, and now we have the Motorola Edge S.

Here is an Initial Impressions Post for the Motorola Edge S, with the expected price in India.

Motorola Edge S Specs Sheet

SpecificationsMotorola Edge S
Display6.7-inch IPS-LCD Display
FHD+(1080 x 2520 Pixels)
21:9 Aspect Ratio
85% Screen to Body Ratio
409 PPI
90Hz refresh rate support
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650(Overclocked)
Memory6/8GB LPDDR5 RAM
Storage128/256GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera64 MP, f/1.7, (Wide Lens)
16 MP, 121˚ (Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, (Depth Sensor)
TOF 3D Sensor
Front Camera16 MP, (Wide Lens)
8 MP, (Ultrawide Lens)
Video Recording[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps
Battery5000mAh
20-W Fast Charging
ConnectivityWifi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
ExtraNFC
Headphone JackYes

Specification Details
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Design and Build Quality

Motorola Edge S

Design-wise, it’s pretty good, on the back we have the Moto branding at the top center, and the camera module at the top left corner, housing a quad-camera setup, the camera module provides a bit of bump is very less pronounced as compared to other smartphones, on the front we have a dual punch-hole display and the punch holes are placed at the top left corner, and as I have said many times, the best place to put punch-holes.

Build Quality is also pretty good, the has a glass sandwich design, the frame is made of plastic and there is a blue to purple hue on the back which gives it a unique look.

Display

Motorola Edge S

Motorola Edge S has a 6.7-inch IPS-LCD Display, FHD+(1080 x 2520) resolution, with 21:9 Aspect Ratio, Screen to Body Ratio of 85%, with 409 PPI, and a 90Hz refresh rate panel.
The Display is pretty good and almost perfect for gamers.

Performance/Processor

Motorola Edge S

Motorola Edge S is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, an Octa-Core SoC with 1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585 cores and is coupled with an overclocked Adreno 650 GPU.

The SD 870 is an overclocked SD 865+, and it can be seen in the performance, in almost every task it’s slightly better than the SD 865+, be it gaming or any other heavy task, the performance is flagship-grade.

Memory and Storage

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Motorola Edge S has two memory options, 6/8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and two storage options 128/256GB of UFS3.1 storage.

Camera/optics

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Motorola Edge S has a “Quad” Camera setup.
64 MP, f/1.7, (Wide Lens)
16 MP, 121˚ (Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, (Depth Sensor)
TOF 3D Sensor

Video Recording options include
[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps

For selfies, it has a dual-camera setup
16 MP, (Wide Lens)
8 MP, (Ultrawide Lens).

from the initial shots, the primary camera performs, good, the shots from its the rich in details and colors, and the same can be said with the ultrawide lens, but there is a bit of color disparity between the primary lens and ultrawide.
However the main highlights are not the pictures, but the videos, the video shots are excellent, they can easily be the best video shots in this price range.
The Selfies are decent.

Battery

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Motorola Edge S has a 5000mAh battery with 20W fast charging, it should last you for around 2 days with normal usage.

Audio

Stereo Speaker Setup.

Security

The Fingerprint sensor is inbuilt into the power button, it’s fast and pretty accurate, also we have options for face-unlock.

Connectivity

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It has WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and 5G connectivity.

User-Interface

Stock Android 11.

Extra

Splash resistant

Motorola Edge S Price and Expected Price in India

Here is the most exciting part, the price, the base model is priced at ¥ 1999, which roughly converts to ₹22,000, now that insane.
And most probably it will be released under ₹25,000 in India.

Conclusion

So with the Motorola Edge S, you are getting a Snapdragon 870, a 90Hz IPS-LCD Display, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS3.1 Storage, a pretty good 64MP quad-camera setup, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and a huge 5000mAh battery, all this priced at ¥ 1999, which is around 22K INR, that’s just insane, even if its price around 25K in India it would be a bang for the buck, and a sure shot buy at 25K price segment.

Final Verdict

  • Excellent CPU/GPU
  • Pretty Good Camera Setup
  • Good Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 90Hz))
  • Excellent Battery life
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • LPDDR4 RAM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support, 5G
  • Splash Resistant

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