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    Oh hell yeah, another phone 2% better than the last one with the same storage capacity as the last one for more money, probably no micro SD support still, lousy stock os, and waive your warranty for the right to install alternate os.

    Probably. I didn’t verify any of that but it’s likely since nothing ever changes for the better anymore.

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      Their OS is actually not bad, it’s pretty much stock and the stuff that they add is desirable, like Moto Gestures

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      Looks like it’s a lot cheaper than the previous one but it’s a regional release right now (India only)

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        Being wrong comes with the territory of being a bitter old man longing for the old days of rapid and huge improvements I guess…

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          Happens with every new tech rly. I think there’s only so much you can add to a phone before people don’t care anymore. I’m typing this on a 2018 model iPhone, even

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      Not even better, it’s actually a downgrade from its predecessor in terms of refresh rate and SoC, going from 165 Hz to 144 Hz, and from a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 (which also means it drops AV1 hardware decoding, which its predecessor had).

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        Tbf it is cheaper than the Edge 40 Pro, they messed up their naming. This phone is the successor to the Edge 40 not the Pro. Mind you there are still some downgrades as they downgraded the storage to UFS 2.2.

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          This phone is the successor to the Edge 40 not the Pro

          Not really, it’s closer to the Edge 40 Pro than to the Edge 40 in price. And the Edge 50 Ultra looks like it’s gonna be way more expensive than the 40 Pro, whle also having a lower refresh-rate screen.

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            It was comparable in price to the Edge 40 in India which was the only market it was launched in at the time of the comment. The European price is over the top but it should probably get price cuts soon.

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      The slower UFS 2.2 or different chargers in the box, would’ve been forgivable if it did not come with 256GB of non-expandable storage. That alone makes it a deal breaker. Either provide higher internal storage capacity or expandable storage slot.

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        Games, apps, music, media and all that need storage. I can make do with 256gb if it’s expandable. Otherwise, I need high internal storage space to make it work.

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          It’s also just cheaper to use an SD card for some of that stuff rather than paying for more internal storage on the device itself.

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            Why would I use my phone to watch videos and listen to music that I’m not streaming from the internet? That’s not a real question.

            Audio and video files are rarely capable of causing the execution of malicious code. Don’t worry, its safe. If it wasn’t safe, the riaa and the film industry would have hacked the planet by now.

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              But why would you want to watch videos on your phone?

              Music is small. 256GB is plenty to store well over 1000 hours of music. No need for dealing with annoying SD card setups.

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                I mean, I rarely actually watch videos on my phone, but I have done it several times when I’m on flights.

                Mostly, I just like the flexibility that I get from having an SD card slot. Why do you think its annoying?

                I also want a headphone jack and a removable battery. I’d be willing to have a slightly larger, slightly less water resistant phone if it had these features.

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                  Last time I used an SD card in a phone (actually used it: not just having one in there) was with a phone that have like 16-32GBs. Given you couldn’t install apps on it, that mean doing annoying file management to just try to get enough space to install something. Granted, if your use case is just bulk storage and the base phone has plenty of space for apps, I imagine its perfectly fine.

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    Unfortunately it comes with the curved screen from the Edge line, garbage.

    Sent from my Motorola edge plus.

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    You mean “Lenovo releases new 5G mid-range smartphone with 125 W charging and 144 Hz OLED display under the Motorola brand”?

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              That was on their laptops from Lenovo. There’s no evidence you have the same on Motorola.

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                That’s kind of like saying a CEO that has ruined every company they’ve worked at won’t do the same at the next. Kind of like saying if google bought tails Linux, it would be a privacy based OS.

                Lenovo has a history, they certainly may not tell the world they’ve done some shady things, that remains to be found. But their history is not looking good.

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                  Lenovo may have a history. But, Motorola doesn’t. Besides, there has been no evidence about motorola doing shady stuff and they have been under Lenovo for so long. According to a recent review they wanted to become the no.3 smartphone seller. It’s unlikely they would do this to ruin their reputation.

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        Because Lenovo is a chinese company and people think motorola is an american one. Either way, you are better off buying xiaomi/poco but americans are ignorant of these brands(because they are not being sold in the US).

        So every time some chinese company like motorola or nothing, markets a phone to America, americans have their minds blown that there are cheaper but good phones available. But in Europe, these phones are available and very popular. Xiaomi is probably more popular than samsung and apple, especially in poorer countries. Even in “western” Europe, xiaomi has 15% market share, samsung 35% and apple 33%.

        If you are willing to ignore the fact that xiaomi is a chinese company, they are offering amazing value for money products. Which is why they keep offering more and more products, including cars. And while i cannot speak for their other products, xiaomi/poco phones are great. Especially poco, if you dont care about cameras but care about performance/soc. Poco is a subbrand of xiaomi.

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          you are better off buying xiaomi/poco

          If they have the cell bands you want in the US - which they don’t necessarily.

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            I think all Xiaomis(sold in Europe) have Google Store. Huawei is the one without Google Store.

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      Some of their laptops are still great but TBH it really took a dive some years later after post-IBM

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      Motorola generally supports unlocking bootloaders, unless you buy a specifically locked one from vendors (like AT&T, Verizon, Amazon Prime + Ads versions). Given it hasn’t even launched yet, its probably not support yet though?