Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Affordable Premium Experience with 144Hz Display and 50MP Sony Camera

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Highlights

  • Sleek and lightweight design with a 6.7-inch 144Hz P-OLED display.

  • Powered by Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 with 5,000mAh battery and TurboPower 68W fast charging.

  • Impressive 50MP primary camera and 32MP selfie camera with Quad Pixel Technology.

  • Clean Android 14 experience with Hello UI and Motorola’s unique features.

Motorola is now entering the competitive 20k area with the launch of the Moto Edge 50 Fusion, having previously targeted the 30k market.

Priced at Rs 20,999, the Moto Edge 50 Fusion has the quality feel of the Moto Edge 50 Pro, which I previously reviewed. 

This latest model is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 engine, has a 6.7-inch display with a spectacular 144Hz refresh rate, and comes with a large 5,000mAh battery, all encased in a sleek and lightweight design.

For those looking for a quality experience without the premium price, Motorola’s Edge 50 Fusion is an appealing alternative.

Starting at Rs 20,999, this phone claims to give exceptional value with standout features.

But does the Moto Edge 50 Fusion live up to these expectations?

Can it capture the essence and performance of the Edge 50 Pro at a more accessible price?

Let’s dive into my detailed review to find out.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

Sleek, lightweight design

Processor not top-tier

Vibrant, high-refresh-rate display

Selfie camera bug

Fast charging capabilities

Curved display reflections

Clean Android experience

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Key Specs

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Key Specs
Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Key Specs
  • Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ P-OLED, 144Hz

  • Processor: Snapdragon 7s Gen 2

  • Battery: 5,000mAh, TurboPower 68W

  • Primary Camera: 50MP, f/1.8, OIS

  • Secondary Camera: 13MP ultrawide, 120° FOV

  • Selfie Camera: 32MP, Quad Pixel Technology

  • Operating System: Android 14-based Hello UI

  • Storage Options: Multiple variants available

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Unboxing Experience

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review:
Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Unboxing Experience

Unboxing the Moto Edge 50 Fusion is a pleasant experience.

The eco-friendly and plastic-free, minimalist packaging immediately sets a premium tone. 

Inside, you find the phone snugly placed, accompanied by a Type-C to Type-C cable, a 68W TurboPower charger, and a clear protective case. 

Motorola also includes some paperwork, including a quick start guide and warranty information. 

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Unboxing Video

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Design and Display

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Display

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion is immediately a looker thanks to its sleek design, almost a dead ringer for the Moto Edge 40 and 50 Pro.

This phone is going to pop out of its class, thanks to its lightweight build, with only 175 grams and 7.8mm in thickness, making it one of the thinnest and lightest phones available.

Of course, it is available in Marshmallow Blue, Forest Blue, and Hot Pink with vegan leather on the back, making it more stylish, and it leaves no smudges at all—something I was very grateful for.

Ergonomic design makes the phone easy to use.

The right-hand side is home to the power button and volume rockers.

On the bottom, you will find the USB Type-C port, the SIM card slot, and the speaker grille, while at the top, there is the secondary mic and Dolby Atmos branding.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Design
Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Design

It comes with a 6.7-inch FHD+ 10-bit P-OLED Curved Endless Edge screen, featuring a crisp display of 2400 x 1080 pixels and an ultra-smooth 144Hz refresh rate.

It’s a 10-bit color depth panel with 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut that peaks at 1600 nits brightness and maintains 1200 nits in high brightness mode.

Additionally, it features a 360Hz touch sampling rate, Aqua Touch for operation under water, and 720Hz PWM dimming.

However, the curved display makes for great immersion but sometimes allows for unwelcome reflections and accidental touches that detract from the viewing experience.

Further, the vegan leather back may not be up to everyone’s taste and could wear out over time.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Cameras

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Cameras
Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Cameras

The Edge 50 Fusion sports a 50MP Sony Lytia 700C primary camera that features an f/1.8 aperture and 1.0µm pixel size.

This is further bumped up to 2.0µm with Ultra Pixel Technology for better low-light performance.

OIS ensures blur-free photos and videos.

The secondary 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture offers a 120-degree field of view for that added versatility.

The 32MP selfie camera comes with an f/2.4 aperture and 0.7µm pixel size, increasing to 1.4µm when using Quad Pixel technology.

Dual-pixel PDAF is present for fast and accurate focus locking.

The main camera takes bright, detailed photos, particularly in Ultra-res mode. Portrait mode is really good at edge detection, though the boosted colors will not be to everyone’s taste.

The 13MP ultrawide lens takes great wide-angle shots, and the front-facing 32MP camera does a good job of selfies, with accurate skin tone and good detail.

But the selfie camera has a bug.

It always fails to capture portrait pictures in landscape orientation—either it won’t apply the bokeh effect or crash the app.

Hopefully, it will be fixed with some software update.

One of the highlights is low-light photography.

The Edge 50 Fusion pulls its weight quite adequately during the night shots.

The Night Vision mode brings about an enhancement in detail and reduces banding, something commendable in a midrange device.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Night Video

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Day Video

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Night Camera Samples

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Moto Edge 50 Fusion Day Camera Samples

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Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Performance

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Performance
Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Performance

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion features a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset for a performance no different from other mid-rangers.

There are much better offerings in this price segment in terms of raw processing power, however.

On AnTuTu, the Edge 50 Fusion was respectable but not top-tier.

The scores in the Geekbench tests were indicative of mid-range performance at best.

The phone handles multitasking and demanding applications with efficiency, which is all that matters, anyway.

The GPU score of 1795, though decent, suggests that for heavy gaming, some graphical settings may need to be adjusted for optimal performance.

Now, speaking of gaming, the Edge 50 Fusion will do a little just fine with games somewhat demanding, thanks to the Adreno 710 GPU and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 chipset.

However, for the really graphically intensive games, users might have to adjust settings to keep smooth gameplay.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Software and Features

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Software and Features

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion runs on Hello UI atop Android 14, offering a near-vanilla Android experience.

There are a few pre-installed Moto apps, but mercifully, no third-party bloatware.

The phone supports various Motorola and Lenovo signature gestures and includes ThinkShield security features via the Moto Secure app.

Hunting for one striking feature, the app Ready For lets users either mirror the phone’s display or create a virtual phone screen on a PC.

This feature makes video calls using the camera of the phone, further allowing one to launch apps directly on a Windows PC or laptop for various purposes, including checking messages and receiving calls.

File transfers are easy between the phone and PC with simple swipe or drag-and-drop actions.

Other features include Moto Connect, which offers a DeX-like experience of mirroring the smartphone screen to an external display, and other utilities like Moto Secure and Family Space.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Battery and Charging

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Battery and Charging

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and supports TurboPower 68W fast charging.

In my tests, the phone managed to go from 20% to 100% in 54 minutes with the standard charging mode on.

But there’s also the so-called “Charge Boost” feature in settings, which needs to be switched on manually.

With Charge Boost, the phone was basically replenished from 20% to 100% in just 36 minutes, and that is highly convenient in case one needs a quick top-up.

While the usual charging time of 50-55 minutes from 1% to 100% is decent, the Charge Boost mode greatly reduces that time to 32-35 minutes.

This feature is an actual advantage for those on the move.

Motorola adds a Type-C to Type-C cable and a compatible charger inside the box, a nice gesture.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Final Verdict

Moto Edge 50 Fusion: Final Verdict

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion offers a sleek design, impressive display, and strong camera performance at an attractive price.

While the processor may not be the best in its segment and there are minor software bugs, the overall package delivers excellent value for money.

The fast charging and clean Android experience make it a compelling choice for those seeking a premium feel without the premium price tag.

Five Reasons to Buy

Five Reasons to Buy
Five Reasons to Buy
  • Premium Design: Slim and lightweight, premium vegan leather back.
  • Impressive Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ P-OLED, 144Hz refresh rate.
  • Fast Charging: TurboPower 68W with Charge Boost.
  • Strong Camera Performance: 50MP primary, 13MP ultrawide, 32MP selfie.
  • Near-Stock Android Experience: Clean Android 14 with Hello UI.

Three Reasons Not to Buy

Three Reasons Not to Buy
Three Reasons Not to Buy
  • Processor Limitations: Not the best in the segment.
  • Selfie Camera Bug: Issues with portrait mode in landscape.
  • Curved Display Reflections: Unwanted reflections can be distracting.

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Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Specs

GENERAL

Sim Type Dual Sim, GSM+GSM
Dual Sim Yes
Sim Size Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone
Release Date April 04, 2024 (Expected)

DESIGN

Dimensions 161.2 x 74 x 8.6 mm (6.35 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
Bezel less Yes
Colors Interstellar Black, Lunar Blue

DISPLAY

Type Color OLED Screen (1B Colors)
Touch Yes, 480 Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Size 6.72 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 165 Hz
Aspect Ratio 20.5:9
PPI ~ 392 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio ~ 90.5%
Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus
Features Dolby Vision, DCI-P3 colour space, Peak Brightness: 1300 nits, Curved Display
Notch Yes, Punch Hole

MEMORY

RAM 12 GB
Storage 256 GB
Storage Type UFS 4.0
Card Slot No

CONNECTIVITY

GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
5G Yes
5G Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
VoLTE Yes, Dual Stand-By
Vo5G Yes
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Wifi Version Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth Yes, v5.3, A2DP, LE
USB Yes, USB-C v3.2
USB Features USB on-the-go, USB Charging

EXTRA

GPS GPS, A-GPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS, GALILEO
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In Display
Face Unlock Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
3.5mm Headphone Jack No
NFC Yes
Water Resistance Yes, 1.5 m upto 30 min, Water-repellent Design
IP Rating IP68
Dust Resistant Yes

CAMERA

Rear Camera 200 MP 1/1.55″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS f/1.8 (Wide Angle)
50 MP 114˚, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, AF f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
12 MP 1/2.93″, 1.22µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom f/1.6 (Telephoto) with autofocus
Features panorama, HDR
Video Recording 4K @ 30 fps UHD, 1080p @ 30 fps FHD
Flash Yes, Dual LED
Front Camera Punch Hole 60 MP 1/2.8″, 0.61µm f/2.2 (Wide Angle)
Front Video Recording 4K @ 30 fps UHD, 1080p @ 30 fps FHD
TECHNICAL
OS Android v14
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen3
CPU Octa Core Processor
GPU Adreno GPU
Java No
Browser Yes

MULTIMEDIA

Email Yes
Music Yes
Video Yes
FM Radio No
Document Reader Yes

BATTERY

Type Non-Removable Battery
Size 4600 mAh, Li-Po Battery
Fast Charging Yes, 150W Fast Charging
Wireless Charging Yes, 50W
Reverse Charging Yes, 5W
Talk Time 32 hours

FAQs

What is the price of the Moto Edge 50 Fusion in India?

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion is priced at Rs 20,999 in India.

What are the key specifications of the Moto Edge 50 Fusion?

Key specs include a 6.7-inch FHD+ P-OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 processor, 5,000mAh battery, and a 50MP primary camera.

Does the Moto Edge 50 Fusion support fast charging?

Yes, it supports TurboPower 68W fast charging and features a Charge Boost mode for even faster charging times.

How is the camera performance on the Moto Edge 50 Fusion?

The 50MP primary camera delivers vibrant and detailed images, with excellent low-light performance and a versatile 13MP ultrawide camera.

What operating system does the Moto Edge 50 Fusion run on?

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion runs on Android 14-based Hello UI, offering a near-vanilla Android experience with additional Motorola features.

Are there any notable design features of the Moto Edge 50 Fusion?

The phone has a sleek and lightweight design, weighing just 175 grams and measuring 7.8mm in thickness. It features a vegan leather back and is available in three colors: Marshmallow Blue, Forest Blue, and Hot Pink.

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