Motorola Edge 40 Pro review

The Motorola Edge 40 Pro is one of the best phones of the year, despite its camera

A photo of the Motorola Edge 40 Pro flagship smartphone
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Motorola Edge 40 Pro is a fantastic phone. It’s masterfully designed, has a superb screen, loads of storage, and lasts a full day without needing to be charged super-quickly – something else it does very well. We wish its camera was a bit better, though. While it isn’t bad per se, compared to some options at its price, it’s a bit of a blunt instrument. Nevertheless, as a package, the Edge 40 Pro delivers a superb experience in almost every respect.


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    Supremely sleek styling

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    Brilliant, vibrant, smooth OLED display

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    Nippy performance, even when gaming or video editing

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    Clean UI with plenty of value adds


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    Photo contrast and sharpening is often too high

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    Night photography less nuanced than the competition

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    Weak 2x telephoto camera misses out on OIS

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Motorola is going from strength to strength – finally cracking the foldable nut with the RAZR (2022), delivering a mighty flagship for last year – the 200MP Edge 30 Ultra – and now we’ve got the Edge 40 Pro, one of the finest-looking phones we’ve seen in a long time.

While it’s the Edge 40 Pro in the UK and Europe, Motorola has also launched the Edge Plus (2023) in the US, which packs virtually identical specs save for a slightly larger battery capacity.

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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.