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Introduction

The Motorola Edge 40 neo, released on September 14, 2023 is the latest of the Edge 40 series launched in 2023. The Edge 40 series has many upgrades that make it better and far superior to the previous generations. Unlike previous phones, The Motorola Edge 40 neo consists of a Dimensity chipset which is a significant upgrade over the previous Snapdragon. All phones of the Edge 40 series are IP68 rated i.e waterproof. This is a good initiative from the company that makes this series quite different than the previous ones.

Motorola Edge 40 Neo
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Motorola Edge 40 Neo: Design

The Motorola Edge 40 new is strikingly similar to the Edge 40, Something that is different from the usual trend we have seen in earlier generations such as the Motorola Edge 30 which was very different than it’s neo version. The Edge 40 neo comes in 3 different colors that have oddly specific names due to the collaboration between Motorola and color specialists in America. The Soothing Sea, Caneel Bay and Black Beauty. Differences between them extends beyond color. Soothing sea and caneel bay versions have a faux leather back meanwhile black beauty comes with an acrylic back panel.

Motorola Edge 40 neo
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The Motorola Edge 40 neo is very similar to the Edge 40 with respect to it’s design. It doesn’t have a flat back rather the back panel curves to the side. It is also both water and dust resistant. The soothing sea variant doesn’t pick up on fingerprints but the same cannot be said about the black version. Other than this, It has a plastic frame which is different from the Edge 40 which uses an aluminum frame

Motorola Edge 40 neo: Specs overview

Spec Detail

Dimensions

159.6 x 72 x 7.9 mm (6.28 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)

Weight

170 g or 172 g (6.00 oz)

Build

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame, plastic back

Display type

P-OLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)

Resolution

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)

Size

6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~90.1% screen-to-body ratio)

OS

Android 13

Chipset

MediaTek Dimensity 7030

CPU

Octa-core (2x2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

GPU

Mali-G610 MC3

Internal Memory

128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM

Battery type

Li Po, 5000 mAH, non removable

Charging

Wired

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Motorola Edge 40 neo: Camera and Sample Images

The camera hardware on this is strikingly similar to the Edge 40 especially the primary camera which uses the same OmniVision OV50A sensor as was found in the edge 40 pro, edge 40 and edge 30 pro. This camera has autofocus. It also comes with both ultrawide and macro. The ultrawide camera is based on the 13MP SK Hynix HI1336 sensor.

Motorola Edge 40 neo
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Over on the front side, The Selfie camera hosts a OmniVision OV32B sensor which lacks autofocus. Other facts about the Motorola Edge 40 neo camera include the fact that it has a nightmode for lowlight photos, a 50 MP mode that improves picture quality by reducing noise and increasing detail. The camera app also has a Pro mode giving user control over the camera.

Spec Detail

Main camera

50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.5", 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS 13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm, PDAF

Main Camera(Video)

4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS

Selfie Camera

32 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 0.7µm

Selfie Camera (Video)

4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Sample images

Images sourced from nextpit

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • Low battery life
  • Video stabilisation

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