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Motorola Edge+ (2022)
Motorola Edge+ (2022)
Motorola Edge+ (2022)
Motorola Edge+ (2022)
Motorola Edge+ (2022)
Motorola Edge+ (2022)

Informr score
The Motorola Edge+ (2022) currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review


When you’re in a competing market with Apple and Samsung, you had better bring your A-game. Sadly, in this case, the Motorola Edge+ (2022) comes up short primarily due to its weak cameras.

What's good

  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Blazing processor
  • Fast-charge brick included in the box
  • Excellent screen

What's bad

  • No true IP rating
  • Made of plastic
  • Only two years of updates guaranteed

Motorola wants to be considered among iPhone and Samsung as a leader in the phone market. The Motorola Edge+ (2022) is the result of their attempts. But is it any good?


There hasn’t been a significant redesign for the Motorola Edge Plus since the Motorola 20, and they’re pretty much the same. Reviewers said that the Cosmos Blue and Stardust White were very lovely colors.

The two major drawbacks mentioned were that the phone is plastic compared to the aluminum of its competitors and that the back of the phone is super slippery. It’s easy to drop off a slightly inclined surface, including wireless charging disks.


Reviewers made a point to mention that there was a particular effort in improving the screen on the phone and that it was largely successful. The 6.7-inch OLED panel proved to have exceptionally vivid colors and good contrast for the media reviewers sampled.


The Motorola Edge Plus 2022 comes with the newest android chip, the Snapdragon 8 gen-1, and as a result, it has excellent performance reviews. Reviewers stated it did remarkably well switching between apps and playing some graphics-intensive games.

Software & Storage

It comes with Android 12 installed, but reviewers were disappointed with only two years of guaranteed upgrades and three years of security updates. It also comes with Material You, which allows you to change menu colors, size or shape of icons, and font size, which reviewers were happy about. The phone has 512GB of storage immediately, but reviewers were disappointed that the phone’s design did not include a microSD slot.


Motorola found solid improvements for their 50MP primary camera sensor on the Edge Plus 2022. The pictures were excellent and relatively true to life as far as color goes. Reviewers said low-light shots remain grainy and blown out though. They also would have preferred a telephoto lens where the depth sensor exists instead.

Battery Life

Reviewers stated that battery life could only be described as average without the 144Hz refresh rate. However, it was pretty dismal with it active, coming in just under the 7-hour mark. Power users should keep a charger nearby.


With only one bottom-firing speaker, one can assume it doesn’t do all that well in terms of outward sound, even without the mention of it by reviewers. Just assume Bluetooth or USB-C headphones are the best options.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic chassis
  • 6.7-inch OLED
  • Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • Android 12
  • 512GB of storage
  • 50+MP camera
  • 4800mAh battery

Bottom Line

Overall a phone worth buying, even if the claims of levelling itself with the two big giants in the phone industry are slightly short-sighted. It’s no slouch, though, with fast performance and a lovely screen. But you’ll have to trade battery life for visual quality if you want to keep the 144Hz features enabled.

PC Magazine says, “The Motorola Edge+ is a slightly more affordable Android flagship for Verizon, but its camera quality doesn't measure up to other top-of-the-line phones.”

Android Police states, “The 2022 Motorola Edge+ has the latest Snapdragon processor, the fastest data speeds available, and a flagship level camera setup. Motorola has also cut costs on features and build quality expected to be present on flagship devices, but still charges those same flagship prices, ultimately making it hard to recommend.”

Operating system
Operating system
3 GHz
3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
50+ MP, f/1.8
50+ MP, f/1.8
4800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Motorola Edge+ 2022 is a good phone, but that’s selling for a bad price. If you can find a discount and pick one up for around $800, you’ll be quite happy with the device, but if you’re truly looking to spend $1,000 on a smartphone, there are much better options you should consider.

- Nick Gray, Phandroid
XDA Developers
XDA Developers

The Motorola Edge Plus is a fine phone. Not oh-my-stars-amazing, not terrible, but somewhere in between. The performance and software experience is about what you would expect for a $1,000 smartphone, and even though the cameras might fall behind the competition in some areas, you can still take som...

- Corbin Davenport, XDA Developers

The Moto Edge+ (2022) is a well-rounded flagship with great software that’s let down by middling cameras and a high price tag.

- Myriam Joire, GeekSpin
Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

Gamers will like the powerful processor and 144Hz refresh rate on the Motorola Edge Plus (2022). But the lack of a telephoto lens makes this a hard sell over the Galaxy S22 or iPhone 13 Pro.

- Philip Michaels, Tom's Guide

Honestly, the Edge+ feels like a trap: It has the build and cameras of a mid-range phone with a couple high-end features to lure you in. But it's missing a lot of the polish and sophistication you should be getting on a top-tier device. And while I can't tell how much carrier partnerships or the ong...

- S. Rutherford, Engadget

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Common Questions

Motorola backs up the Edge+ (2022) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Edge+ (2022) has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Edge+ (2022)'s screen size is 6.7 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

50+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 50+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

512 GB

Internal memory is 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4800 mAh battery.

Edge+ (2022) Specs

Release Date March 4, 2022
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 512 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
50+ Megapixels, f/1.8, OIS, Omni-directional PDAF
50+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
2+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Depth
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 3rd camera feature (), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
8K (7680 × 4320 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
60+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 1 billion
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 393 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 144Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 15 W
Fast Charging Up to 30 W
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Glass
Colors Cosmos Blue, Stardust White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.306 x 7.595 x 0.879 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 196 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 52
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information

Other Names (AKA): Motorola Edge Plus (2022)
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