Motorola Edge 30 Ultra review: a great 200MP smartphone

The Edge 30 Ultra is the jewel in Motorola's smartphone crown combining excellent features at a best-in-class price

A photo of the 200MP Motorola Edge 30 Pro
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Edge 30 Ultra is the best phone we’ve seen from Motorola in ages. It’s a fantastic-looking, powerful, fully-featured handset with a great camera system. Unfortunately, Motorola’s default image processing is a bit heavy-handed. Side-load a third-party camera app, though, and you can eke out stellar results to complete an all-around fantastic smartphone experience.


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    Excellent design

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    Gorgeous-looking display

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    Powerful hardware

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    Fast wired and wireless charging


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    Clumsy photo processing

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    Telephoto reach isn’t class-leading

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    Battery life is good, not great

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Motorola has become known for churning out capable midrange and budget phones, but it's failed to take on the mightiest camera phone competition – but that changes with the premium Edge 30 Ultra. 

The first seriously high-end phone from Motorola in years, the Edge 30 Ultra combines flagship power with a strikingly elegant design, complete with tapered edges and a slim profile. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.