Motorola Edge+ was just unveiled at a virtual event hosted by the company due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has forced people to stay at home, with most businesses taking a direct hit due to slowdown.
However, smartphone companies are coming up with new phones with online launches now. OnePlus did it for its OnePlus 8 series and now Motorola is re-entring the flagship segment after two years with the Edge+.
The phone follows the current trends adopted by the current crop of flagship phones with the latest Qualcomm processor, high-refresh-rate display, versatile camera setup and a big battery to power it.
The same is also true for the recently launched OnePlus 8 Pro which is why we decided to pit both phones against each other for this specification-based comparison.
Motorola Edge+ vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Pricing
Motorola Edge+ is priced at $999 in the US but its Indian pricing hasn’t been announced yet. By the current conversion ratio, the Edge+ could be priced around Rs 76,000 in India. As for the OnePlus 8 Pro, it starts at Rs 54,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage while the maxed-out model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage retails for 59,999 in India. Interestingly, the OnePlus 8 Pro is much affordable in India than in the US.
Having said that, there’s no word when the Coronavirus lockdown will end in India and deliveries of non-essential goods be permitted. So, we’ll have to wait a while before we see the Edge+ launch in India.
Motorola Edge+ vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Design and Display
Motorola Edge+ has a metal and glass design with a display that wraps around the edges and is dubbed the “waterfall display”. It measures 9.6mm at it’s thickest point and weighs 203 grams. On the other hand, OnePlus 8 Pro is also built using an aluminium chassis and glass back but is thinner than the Edge+ at 8.5mm thickness and is lightweight at 199 grams. The rear panel of the phone is also coated with a layer of Gorilla Glass which is missing from the Edge+. The 8 Pro is also IP68 certified making it resistant to dust and water.
The Edge+ features a 6.67-inch display that uses an AMOLED panel flushed with a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner that houses the selfie camera. The display has a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 90Hz refresh rate…