Motorola Edge 30 Fusion review: Thin and powerful…but not powerful enough

The Edge 30 Fusion doesn’t seem to ignore photography. It is equipped with a 50MP main sensor, whose lens opens at f/1.8, a 13MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.2) and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor.

Here he faces Google Pixel 7, which is one of the best photophones out there right now, and brings rain and shine to its price segment. Unsurprisingly, the duel does not shift in favor of the Motorola terminal.

Main module: 50 MP, f/1.8

By default, the Edge 30 shoots at 12.5 megapixels thanks to the technology Connect pixels, which merges four pixels into one. The Pixel 7 does the same.

Google Pixel 7 (12.5 MP, f/1.85, 26mm equiv., ISO 48, 1/85 sec)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 143, 1/100 sec)

During the day, Edge 30 Fusion delivers a convincing result. The shot is clear and the level of detail is very high. The set is slightly overexposed and saturated, which might be pleasant for the retina, but it lacks a bit of naturalness. The Pixel 7’s rendering is still superior, particularly thanks to its excellent sharpness and better management of subtle contrasts.

Google Pixel 7 (12.5 MP, f/1.85, equiv. 26mm, ISO 2378, 1/24 sec)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 2600, 1/7 second)

The contrast is most noticeable in night shots. Digital smoothing is clearly felt and detail loss is significant. The whole thing remains perfectly readable, but the Pixel 7 offers a sharper, more accurate rendering, as evidenced by the roughness on the cover of a book (it’s very hard to copy in the dark).

50MP mode

50MP wide angle night
Wide angle 50 megapixels on

It is always possible to activate the full definition mode by going to the “More” tab in the camera. But as you can see, the interest of the latter is not so obvious. Contrast is less advanced, but colorimetric is still quite saturated, which doesn’t give it a more natural look.

The gain in detail is not great either. However, this will make it easier to resize the images, but beware of the weight of the images on storage.

Ultra wide angle module: 13 MP, f/2.2, 120°

Google Pixel 7 (12 MP, f/2.2, equiv. 17mm, ISO 54, 1/100 sec)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (13 MP, f/2.2, ISO 229, 1/100 sec)

In good lighting conditions, we again see that the two units are not placed in the same category. Even if the Edge 30 Pro’s definition is higher, and the shot stays true (despite significant smoothing), the Pixel 7’s module is more detailed and even on par with many of the main mid-range sensors.

Google Pixel 7 (12 MP, f/2.2, equiv. 17mm, ISO 1130, 1/8 sec)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (13 MP, f/2.2, ISO 1600, 1/8 second)

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 very difficult to use. The Pixel 7 is having a hard time this time around, and it doesn’t do any better than Motorola.

Front unit and video

A 32MP sensor whose lens opens at f/2.5 is housed in the screen’s central punch-hole. By default, it saves 8MP images thanks to pixel binning. Selfies are of high quality and benefit from a fairly high level of detail, even if your workout requires a very bright scene. However, we would have appreciated a slightly warmer color measurement. Full definition mode allows you to get sharpness, but the pictures inevitably weigh more.

The smartphone allows shooting on the front in up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. On the back, it’s up to 8K and up to 30fps. Given the available storage, we recommend 4K at 30fps in HDR10+, or even Full HD. The offer is detailed and the installation is effective. It is enough to take very small videos.

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