Motorola Edge 40 Neo

Motorola is back with it’s new Motorola Edge 40 Neo, and it’s coming to the UK and select markets across Europe. What’s more, it’s here to “make a splash” thanks to its IP68 underwater protection.

Following the release of the foldable Motorola Razr 2023, the Edge 40 Neo fits in the budget phone category but delivers a list of flagship specs, like its 50-megapixel camera sensor, p-OLED display with a 144hz refresh rate and 5,000mAh battery capacity.

The Motorola Edge 40 Neo has a few other handy features up its sleeve. To find out more, we’ve got you covered below.

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Motorola Edge 40 Neo price and availability

The Motorola Edge 40 Neo will be available in the UK and select markets throughout Europe. It’s priced at £299.99, putting it in the budget phone category, and will be on shelves in mid-September. If you’re looking to grab one, it’s available at motorola.co.uk.

Motorola Edge 40 Neo

There’s also more affordable phone options available, including the Motorola g84 5G will be on sale across selected markets across Europe and is priced at £249.99. It comes in Pantone Viva Magenta (the Pantone colour of the year 2023), Marshmallow Blue and Midnight Blue.

Then there’s the Motorola g54 5G, which starts at £179.99. Both of these phones will also be available from mid-September.

Motorola Edge 40 Neo specs

The Edge 40 Neo is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 7030 CPU, a 6.55-inch pOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and an impressive 5000mAh battery. Speaking of battery, it comes with 68W TurboPower fast charging, going from 0% to 50% in just 15 minutes.

Design-wise, it comes in three colour options: Black Beauty, a blue Soothing Sea and a green Caneel Bay. To top it off, it features a vegan leather. It also measures a 7.76mm, boasting a slim form factor.

On the display front, that the 6.55-inch display features 10-bit colour and DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage. It also reaches 1,300 nits of peak brightness, even matching the iPhone 14.

Motorola Edge 40 Neo

Cameras are also a highlight, with the Edge 40 Neo packing a 50MP Ultra Pixel main camera sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide lens with Macro Vision and a 32MP selfie camera. The main sensor comes packed with optical image stabilisation (OIS) for steady shots and a 40% larger lens to capture more light, leading to sharper and vibrant images. It comes with improved Auto Night Vision for night photography that captures images up to 16x faster than previous models, too.

The Edge 40 Neo runs Android 13, but it interestingly comes with a few more Moto-exclusive features. This includes new Moto Secure updates, such as security scans that “scans for threats and warn users on device firmware integrity,” along with phishing detection. That last one identifies and warns users about potential threats, like suspicious links or dodgy websites, before the user even clicks on the link.

This makes the Edge 40 Neo great at stopping all kinds of phishing attacks, and is a step ahead many other smartphones on the market.

Another handy feature is connecting the phone to a PC. This lets users access phone apps while on their computer and makes it easier to share images and files between the two devices. Furthermore, the Edge 40 Neo lets you use its camera instead of the webcam and answer calls or respond to messages directly from the PC.

From £299, the Motorola Edge 40 Neo delivers a lot of bang for your buck. If you’re more interested in a phone that folds, check out our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review.

Darragh Murphy
Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from the mischievous world of online security to washing machines designed for earbuds. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for laptops into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. When he's not checking out the latest devices and all things tech, he can be found swimming laps, watching terrible shark movies, and trying to find time to game.  Previous Editor at Laptop Mag and News Editor at Time Out Dubai, specialising in food culture, nightlife events, gaming, tech and entertainment.

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