edge 40 pro, the test of the new Motorola smartphone

After ThinkPhone, a phone suitable for companies and professionals presented last month, which we liked so much for its innovation and functionality, Motorola has produced its new top of the range. We’re talking about the interesting edge 40 pro, a phone that stands out for its premium design, a curved display and a very interesting camera. Here are all the details and our road test.

The main features

Motorola edge 40 pro is a fairly light phone (weighing less than 200 grams), equipped with the whole edge family of a curved display. Sold in the black Interstellar Black color, it has an anti-fingerprint coating on the front and anti-reflective frosted glass on the back and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus against scratches and falls and by IP68 certification with underwater protection up to 1.5 meters in water sweet for up to 30 minutes. edge 40 pro has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor (it is obviously 5G) and is equipped with a 12 gigabyte Ram memory and 256 gigabytes of storage space. As for the display, we find a 6.67-inch FHD + pOLED equipped with an ultra-smooth refresh rate up to 165 Hz which impressed us a lot for the image quality and because it does not tire the eyes even after several hours of use. The new Motorola smartphone is equipped with a 125W TurboPower charging system capable of recharging the 4,600 mAh battery with the charger included in the package in about 70 minutes (24% in 15 minutes, 48% in 30 minutes, 91% in 60 minutes). Wireless charging and 5W reverse charging supported (to recharge other phones or accessories by placing them on the back through the smartphone battery). Battery that performed well in our tests thanks also to a well-balanced software from the point of view of energy management and which allowed us to work intensely for a day and a half without having to touch the charger.

The photographic sector

The photographic part of the edge 40 pro fully satisfied us. Motorola’s new smartphone is equipped with a raised triple camera system with a 50-megapixel main lens featuring optical image stabilization and “instant all-pixel focus”, a feature that provides, according to Motorola, a number of focus pixels 32 times than traditional technology; present a 50 megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with Macro Vision and a 12 megapixel portrait camera with 2x telephoto lens. Also nestled at the top of the screen is a 60-megapixel front camera that uses artificial intelligence to enhance scenes, colors and everything around selfies. There are many possibilities on the software side, from improving shots in the absence of light to blocking stabilization on the horizon (which allows you to keep the shots stabilized and blocked even by turning the smartphone); there is auto focus tracking to keep the subject in focus even when it is moving and the possibility, even in video mode, to obtain a blurred background effect. The quality of the photos we took was really good, with bright and natural colors at the same time; we also really appreciated the video rendering, which reaches 8K 30fps resolution (only with the main camera) and which seemed very well stabilized even when, for example, we tried to walk quickly downhill on a path in the countryside.

Software and other features

Motorola edge 40 pro is based on Android 13 and equipped with the Motorola functions that we have already seen on other models: among these the possibility of using the phone with gestures, the Ready For platform to connect and use the smartphone both to PC and large screens , the ThinkShield security suite (the same featured on Lenovo laptops) that helps keep your phone protected at all levels, while thanks to Moto Secure you can easily control all privacy settings; finally there is the Family Space, a safe space for children to play inside. A mention – we don’t do it often – also deserves the audio performance because edge 40 pro is equipped with Dolby Atmos and two very good quality stereo speakers.

Verdict, availability and prices

As we wrote, we really appreciated the edge 40 pro: we found it a complete phone, with full-featured software, with an excellent photographic sector and solid both from a physical point of view and from that of the user experience. We point out that, in our opinion, the phone is a bit slippery in the hands: better, therefore, to protect it with the transparent cover (which is present in the package). The list price is 999.90 euros.

Pros and cons


  • Very complete and well optimized software
  • Very good photo/video compartment


  • The rounded sides make it a bit slippery in our opinion, so always use the included cover

The photographic exhibition with shots from the edge 40 pro

To demonstrate the potential of the edge 40 pro camera, Motorola in collaboration with photographers Tiziano Demuro and Sergio Raffaele has created the project and the Under Milano exhibition, which can be visited in Spazio Lenovo in Milan until 28 May. Demuro and Raffaele photographed moments and details inside the Milanese subway: “32 images – they explain – taken with the edge 40 pro to tell the multitude of signs, gestures, details and spaces that, in everyday life, the eye fails to catch”.