Motorola Edge 30 Pro is the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered smartphone to launch in India. It has arrived as the country’s most affordable Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 smartphone. It will be competing with the iQOO 9 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 Series, which are the only other SD8G1 phones in the Indian market.
The iQOO, Samsung, and Motorola flagships are packed with top-notch specs such as a 120Hz AMOLED display, 50-megapixel triple cameras, and big batteries with fast charging support. Here is a detailed comparison between Edge 30 Pro, iQOO 9 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22, the affordable of the three S22 series smartphones.
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: complete specs
|Specs||iQOO 9 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S22 5||Motorola Edge 30 Pro|
|Display||6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)||6.1-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED (120Hz)||6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (144Hz)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|RAM||8GB | 12GB LPDDR5||8GB LPDDR5||8GB LPDDR45|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.1||128GB | 256GB UFS 3.1||128GB UFS 3.1|
|OS||FunTouchOS 12 based on Android 12||One UI 4.1 based Android 12||My UX based Android 12|
|Rear cameras||50MP + 50MP + 16MP||50MP + 10MP + 12MP||50MP + 50MP + 2MP|
|Fast charging||65W fast charging||25W fast charging||68W fast charging|
|Dimensions||164.8 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm||146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm||163.06 x 75.95 x 8.79mm|
|Price||Rs 64,999 starting price||Rs 72,999 starting price||Rs 49,999|
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: price in India
The iQOO 9 Pro is available in India in two options: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. They are priced at Rs 64,990 and Rs 69,990, respectively. It comes in Legend and Dark Cruise colours.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 variants such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage are priced at Rs 72,999 and Rs 76,999, respectively. It comes in Phantom Black, Phantom White, and Green.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro is available in a single variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage with a pricing of Rs 49,999. It comes in Cosmic Blue colour only. As can be seen, Motorola is not offering the Edge 30 Pro in higher RAM and storage versions. If customers are mainly considering the price as the main factor in choosing between the three, then the Motorola Edge 30 Pro appears to be a good choice. Those who prefer a 12GB RAM phone, can opt for the iQOO 9 Pro.
Winner: Motorola Edge 30 Pro
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: display
The iQOO 9 Pro has the largest display among the three phones. It features a massive 6.78-inch E5 AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display that offers a Quad HD+ resolution of 1,400 x 3,200 pixels, an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, 300Hz touch sampling rate, a 1000Hz instant touch, 10-bit colours, 517 ppi pixel density, and 1,500 nits of brightness. It also features an intelligent display chip that can not only optimise colours, but also increase the frame rate.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch AMOLED display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, and 1300 nits of brightness. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a 6.7-inch p-OLED display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, 144Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 colour gamut, and HDR10+.
As can be seen in the images, all three devices sport a centrally aligned punch-hole. However, the iQOO model looks premium since its screen tapers towards the edges. It goes without saying that the iQOO 9 Pro packs a superior display as compared to S22 and Edge 30 Pro.
Winner: iQOO 9 Pro
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: performance and software
The iQOO 9 Pro, Galaxy S22, and Edge 30 Pro are fuelled by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage. The iQOO phone offers an enhanced version of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. All three phones are preinstalled with Android 12 OS, and they come with respective custom ROMs such as FunTouch OS 12, One UI 4.1, and My UX.
The Edge 30 Pro offers a near-stock experience of Android 12 OS. The company has also confirmed that it will be receiving two major OS upgrades. In addition, it comes with Lenovo’s ThinkShield security feature. On the other hand, Samsung has promised to deliver four years of OS upgrades.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S22
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: cameras
The iQOO 9 Pro’s has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera and the Galaxy S22 is equipped with a 10-megapixel front-facing camera. The Edge 30 Pro is a clear winner in the selfie photography category as it features the highest resolution 60-megapixel front-facing camera, which can capture 4K UHD selfie videos.
The iQOO 9 Pro’s triple camera unit has a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 main camera with gimbal-OIS support, a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 150-degree FOV, an OIS-assisted 16-megapixel telephoto camera, and an LED flash. The Galaxy S22’s rear camera setup has an OIS-assisted 50-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide snapper with a 120-degree FOV, an OIS-ready 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a LED flash.
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro’s rear camera setup has a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS support. It is coupled with a 114-degree 50-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a dual-LED flash.
Winner: iQOO 9 Pro; Motorola Edge 30 Pro for selfies
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: battery
The iQOO 9 Pro has a 4,700mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging. It also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
The Galaxy S22 is backed by a 3,700mAh battery with 25W fast charging. It supports 15W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. The Edge 30 Pro packs in a larger 4,800mAh battery with 68W fast charging support. It lacks support for wireless charging.
Winner: iQOO 9 Pro
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: other features
iQOO 9 Pro and Edge 30 Pro have splash-resistant chassis, whereas the S22 comes with an IP68 rated waterproof and dust-resistant body. The Galaxy S22 has Gorilla Glass Victus+ panels on the front and rear sides, whereas the Edge 30 Pro has a Gorilla Glass 3 panel on the front and Gorilla Glass 3 panel on the back. iQOO’s website does not mention what kind of protection it offers for its front and rear sides.
The S22 is a compact phone that measures 7.6mm in thickness and weighs 167 grams. The iQOO model has a thickness of 8.8mm and it weighs 204 grams. The Edge 30 Pro also measures 8.8mm in thickness and it weighs 196 grams. These smartphones are equipped with some common features such as dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, face unlock, dual stereo speakers, and a USB Type-C port. The iQOO and S22 are equipped with an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner, whereas the Edge 30 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S22
iQOO 9 Pro vs Galaxy S22 vs Edge 30 Pro: conclusion
The iQOO 9 Pro is a top-notch flagship that excels in departments like display, performance, cameras, battery, and charging. The Galaxy S22 is a perfect phone for those who are looking for a compact flagship with the best performance, longer software support, and durability features. The Edge 30 Pro, the most affordable Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, is also a well-rounded package for people who wish to purchase a flagship with stellar specs.