The new Motorola Edge+ features a faster Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, a smoother 6.7-inch OLED screen running at 165Hz, and a bigger 5,100mAh battery. The 2-megapixel depth sensor is also gone from its previous version, and in its place, you’ll receive a 12MP 2X telephoto camera that is genuinely useful in addition to the 50MP standard and ultra-wide cameras. Extra-detailed selfies are promised with a front sensor with 60MP.
While the 8GB of RAM is not particularly impressive, users will also receive 68W fast wired charging, 15W wireless charging, and 5W wireless power-sharing along with 256GB or 512GB of non-expandable storage. More importantly, Motorola promises better update support than in the past, with four years of bimonthly security updates in addition to three years of OS upgrades. This might last for the entire useful life of your device.
Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus
Additionally, more affordable phones are on the way from Motorola. If affordability is more important than raw power, the Moto G 5G and Moto G Stylus versions from 2023 are all more tempting. There is a Helio G85 on the Moto G Stylus model and a Snapdragon 480+ on the Moto G 5G powered by 4GB of RAM. Both have 6.5-inch 720p displays. You’ll receive a 50MP on the Moto G Stylus and a 48MP on the Moto G 5G as the main camera, a 2MP macro sensor, and an 8MP front camera, in addition to up to 128GB of expandable storage.
Price & Availability
The 2023 Motorola Edge+ will cost $800 instead of $1,000 like the 2022 Edge+ did when it launches unlocked on May 25 at Motorola, Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers. Then arriving is the $200 Moto G Stylus, which will start shipping on May 5. The $250 Moto G 5G will be available on May 25th via AT&T, Google Fi, T-Mobile, and other carriers.