Motorola Edge 40 Neo review – feature-packed, affordable device with average camera
- The Motorola Edge 40 Neo is the latest mid-range offering from Motorola in India.
- The smartphone is priced starting at ₹23,999 and is available in two variants.
- Here’s our user review of the Motorola Edge 40 Neo that will help you decide whether to buy the device or not.
AdvertisementMotorola recently launched the Motorola Edge 40 Neo, the company’s latest mid-range offering in its Edge 40 series in India. The device is the successor of the company’s Motorola Edge 30 Neo smartphone and brings several improvements over its predecessor.
The Motorola Edge 40 Neo has been placed below the Motorola Edge 40 and has been priced competitively. Despite being an affordable device, it offers premium features such as leather or glass back, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and fast charging.
I have been using the Motorola Edge 40 Neo for a few weeks now, and here is my detailed review of the latest mid-range offering from the company.
Motorola Edge 40 Neo price and availability
The Motorola Edge 40 Neo has been priced at ₹23,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and ₹25,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant.
It is available in three colour options – while the Black Beauty option comes with a glass back, the Soothing Sea and Caneel Bay colour options come with a vegan leather back.
The smartphone is available from Flipkart, Motorola online store and authorised retail stores across the country.
In the box
- Motorola Edge 40 Neo smartphone
- 68W charger
- USB Type-C cable
- Protective case
Motorola Edge 40 Neo specifications
|Display||6.55-inch Full HD+ pOLED|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 7030|
|Variants||8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB|
|Rear camera||50MP + 13MP|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-display fingerprint sensor|
Motorola Edge 40 Neo pros and cons
- Clean UI
- Average camera
Design and display
The Moto Edge 40 Neo, like the Moto Edge 40 comes with a sleek and lightweight design, making it a great option for users looking for a lightweight option. The smartphone is available in two options – a glass back or a vegan leather back. I have tested the Caneel Bay colour variant with a vegan leather back.
The smartphone feels premium to hold due to the vegan leather back, which also sets it apart from other devices in the segment, most of which come with a plastic back. The vegan leather prevents fingerprint smudges on the device.
The device comes with a rectangular camera module at the back with two large camera cut-outs and an LED flash. The smartphone also features the Motorola logo at the back.
On the right side, you get the volume rockers and the power button. The left side of the smartphone is bare.
On the top, you get Dolby Atmos branding and a microphone. At the bottom, you get the SIM tray, USB Type-C port, microphone and the speaker grille.
Coming to the display, the smartphone comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ curved pOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and up to 1300 nits brightness. Apart from the design, the curved display and the 144Hz refresh help separate the device from its competitors.
The display comes with HDR10+ support, offering a good visual experience while watching movies and gaming. The 1300 nits brightness ensures that the display is visible even in direct sunlight.
Software and performance
Coming to software, it is another area where Motorola is offering a good experience. The smartphone runs on Android 13 out of the box with the company’s My UX and offers a clutter-free user experience, free of bloatware and intrusive advertisements.
Motorola has promised two years of Android updates and three years of security updates for the device. Meaning you will get the Android 15 update.
The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7030 chipset and comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. While it is not the most powerful chipset in the segment, it performs decently. Multi-tasking is a breeze and I did not face any issues with the device.
The device offers a good gaming experience, even with Full HD graphics. I tried popular titles such as Battlegrounds Mobile India and Call of Duty: Mobile on the smartphone.
The device is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery with 68W fast charging support. The device lasts over a day with normal usage and even with some gaming sessions, you should be able to get through the day.
Coming to the camera department, the Moto Edge 40 Neo is equipped with a dual camera setup at the back, consisting of a 50MP primary camera with OIS and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
The smartphone is able to capture decent images in day-light conditions, getting good details, but the colours looked a bit watered.
Portrait images captured using the device turned out well, offering good edge detection. Images captured using the ultra-wide-angle camera are not able to capture the same details as the primary camera, which is visible in wide-angle shots.
AdvertisementSurprisingly, the device was able to capture decent images in low-light conditions, with minimal noise and good details.
The smartphone comes with a 32MP selfie shooter, which performs decently in good lighting conditions but struggles a bit when it comes to low-light images.
The Motorola Edge 40 Noe is a good option for those looking for a well-packed mid-range smartphone that does not compromise on the design. The display and the clutter-free UI make the device a strong contender in the under ₹30,000 segment.
Other options in this range include the Realme 11 Pro and the Poco F5, both of which offer decent hardware and design.
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