Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review: slim, powerful… but not tough enough
The Edge 30 Fusion does not seem to be indifferent to photography. It is equipped with a 50 Mpx main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 13 Mpx (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle and a 2 Mpx (f/2.4) depth sensor.
Here it goes up against one of the best phones of the moment, the Google Pixel 7, raining and shining in its price segment. Not surprisingly, the duel is not in favor of the Motorola terminal.
Main module: 50 MP, f/1.8
By default, it takes 12.5 megapixels thanks to Edge 30 technology. pixel binding, which combines four pixels into one. The Pixel 7 does the same.
During the day, this Edge 30 Fusion performs convincingly. The image is clear and the level of detail is quite high. The set is slightly overexposed and saturated, which may be flattering to the retina, but lacks a bit of naturalness. The Pixel 7’s display remains a notch above, especially thanks to excellent sharpness and better handling of microcontrasts.
The inconsistency is more apparent in night shots. Digital smoothing is clearly noticeable and the loss of detail is significant. The whole thing remains quite legible, but the Pixel 7 offers sharper definition, as evidenced by the roughness of the book cover (very difficult to transcribe in the dark).
It is always possible to activate the full definition mode by going to the “More” tab of the camera. But as you can see, the interest of the second one is not obvious. The contrast is less developed, but the colorimetry is still quite saturated, which does not give it a more natural look.
Detailed earnings are also not significant. However, this will make it easier to resize photos, but beware of the weight of photos in storage.
Ultra wide-angle module: 13 Mpx, f/2.2, 120°
In good lighting conditions, we again see that the two modules do not belong to the same category. Even if the definition of the Edge 30 Pro is higher and the shot remains correct (despite significant smoothing), the Pixel 7 module is more detailed and even equals many basic mid-range sensors.
As always, low-light shots are far from convincing. We distinguish all elements of the scene, which is not the case on all devices, but rendering is quite difficult to use. The Pixel 7 is struggling this time, and it’s not much better than Motorola.
Front and video module
The 32 Mpx sensor whose lens opens at f / 2.5 is placed in the center punch of the screen. It stores photos at 8 megapixels by default thanks to pixel stacking. Selfies are of good quality and benefit from a fairly high level of detail, even if the exercise requires a very bright scene. However, we would have appreciated a little warmer colorimetry. Full resolution mode allows for sharpness, but photos inevitably take longer.
The smartphone allows shooting up to 4K at 30 frames per second on the front. Up to 8K and 30fps on the back. Given available memory, we recommend 4K at 30fps in HDR10+ or even Full HD. Rendering is detailed and stabilization is effective. It is enough to make small enough videos.