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Motorola Edge 20 Pro (8GB RAM/128GB): Rs. 36,999 (~$500)
Motorola Edge 20 Pro (12GB RAM/256GB): £649 / €699
How’s the design of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro?
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Despite the name, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro isn’t a particularly edgy phone when it comes to design. Don’t mistake it for drab though. Behind the conservative facade is a phone that is pretty well put together and whispers quiet elegance. I like it.
The Gorilla Glass 5 back gently curves to nestle against the curve of your palm. You’ll find the same grade of glass over at the front for adequate enough protection. The color of the phone truly stood out to me, with a subtle pattern — seen on previous Motorola devices as well — that is visible when looked at under direct light. My only gripe is that the phone picks up smudges quite easily and they can be rather stubborn to clean.
The camera lenses, however, aren’t evenly sized and the phone has a tendency to wobble when placed on a table.
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Motorola’s made some peculiar choices with the buttons on the Edge 20 Pro. Not only is the power button placed much further along the mid-point of the phone, but the volume rocker is placed higher still. On the other side of the phone lies a Google Assistant shortcut key that is situated ridiculously high, out of reach.
Speaking of the display, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro sports a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate that helps elevate the everyday user experience. With the display set to 144Hz, even basic interactions like scrolling through the interface or just switching tabs feel noticeably smoother. Motorola’s choice to opt for a 144Hz panel over a more standardized 120Hz display might be entrenched in marketing, but the panel definitely helps add to the general fluidity of the interface, even if not every app supports the high refresh rates.
I found the default color calibration to be a bit cool, but switching to the natural profile fixes this. Viewing angles and overall brightness levels are very good here, though not quite the absolute best. On-paper specifications aside, outdoor visibility is perfectly acceptable and most users will be pleased.
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro has a calm, composed design.
Despite the overall excellence of the display, there are a few quirks. For example, despite being an HDR-capable panel, high dynamic range content is not supported on Netflix. This is a recurring issue with Netflix support on Motorola devices and appears to be a certification issue. We’ve reached out to Motorola for clarification and will update this review if we hear back. HDR support was not an issue while viewing content on YouTube, though.
The much-touted high refresh rate support is also suspect. You get three options: 144Hz, 60Hz, and an auto mode. While the first two modes are self-explanatory, the auto mode only switches between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. This means you won’t get lower, battery-friendly adaptive refresh rates like we’ve seen on the OnePlus 9 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series. The automatic mode also never went all the way to 144Hz in my testing, which is rather odd.
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Overall, the phone gives you a sense of calm, composed design rather than something exciting like, say, a realme or HONOR phone. While the general construction is premium, the oddly placed buttons and vast dimensions make the phone rather cumbersome to use for some basic functions. Elsewhere, the phone makes do with an IP52 rating for basic splash resistance, but it would’ve been nice to see a more robust IP68 rating against dust and water ingress — a feature that is increasingly common in the category.
How powerful is the Moto Edge 20 Pro?
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 870 processor, a less-than-pro option for a phone that is branded as one. That said, the chipset, which still resides in Qualcomm’s flagship SoC family, has quickly become a popular choice in the premium mid-range segment following its debut in the OnePlus 9R earlier this year. The chipset is, for the most part, an overclocked Snapdragon 865 that gives it enough grunt for practically any task you throw at it.
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro delivers all-day battery life with ease.
A 4,500mAh battery is pretty standard for the category and the Motorola Edge 20 Pro delivers all-day battery life with ease. With the refresh rate set to 144Hz, I went through a day of use and clocked about seven hours of screen-on time. It’s worth noting that the phone has a fairly high standby battery drain and I observed that the phone dropped anywhere from 4-5% charge every hour even while idling.
Charging speeds on the phone are perfectly middle of the road with support for 30W charging (based on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge standards) and an equivalent charger in the box. Going from zero to 100% battery took about 66 minutes. That’s impressive compared to some of the more mainstream options like the Galaxy S21 series and Pixel 6, but quite a bit slower than the rapid 65W charging being championed by some alternatives in the category.
There is no wireless charging support, but that’s still a feature that’s less common for this price tier — at least in India.
Does the Motorola Edge 20 Pro have good cameras?
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Motorola is taking the kitchen sink approach towards cameras. You get a main 108MP primary shooter, flanked by a 16MP ultra-wide shooter and an 8MP periscope zoom lens. That’s not bad for a premium mid-range smartphone, especially when we’re so used to seeing brands ditch dedicated zoom cameras at this price point.
A 5x periscope zoom isn’t common in the category, and the Edge 20 Pro does well here. Images maintain a good amount of detail as long as there is ample light. More importantly, color is kept consistent across the board. Dynamic range isn’t bad either, though you do end up losing some detail in shadow regions.
Beyond 5x, the camera will allow you to go for as much as 50x reach, but the software zoom is predictably lacking in detail and is borderline unusable.
Wide-angle shots too stood out for me for how well the camera handles distortion. While my earlier gripes with dynamic range continue to be a concern here and you end up losing detail in shadow areas, it’s a very good ultra-wide camera, all things considered, and can take reliable images in most lighting conditions.
Indoor shots from the Motorola Edge 20 Pro are a bit lackluster due to the shutter lag that introduces a hint of shake.
Software: Motorola’s near-stock Android build is rather excellent and comes with no extraneous pre-loaded apps. The additions are all thoughtful, including Motorola’s signature gestures that add useful shortcuts to activate the camera app or flashlight. My favorite feature, however, has to be the Peek Display function that goes beyond an always-on display. Notification shortcuts placed along the bottom edge allow you to interact with them without having to unlock the phone. There’s also Motorola Styles which works as a rudimentary theming engine for changing icons, wallpapers, and fonts.
Audio: The lack of a dual speaker setup in a premium phone such as this is disappointing. The single bottom-firing speaker doesn’t get nearly loud enough and lacks bass. It can also sound muffled when holding the phone in a horizontal orientation. Coupled with the lack of a headphone jack, the audio capabilities leave much to be desired.
Connectivity: The Moto Edge 20 Pro ships with robust 5G support across all major bands. You won’t get mmWave support here, but that’s not really a concern since the phone isn’t being sold in North America.
Updates: Motorola is promising two years of Android updates, which is good but not quite good enough, with Google, Samsung, and even OnePlus pushing this to three years of support for premium devices.
The Moto Edge 20 Pro earns a recommendation for being a safe, consistent bet — in India.
Not every phone needs to push the smartphone gamut forward, and the Edge 20 Pro earns a recommendation for being a safe, consistent bet for most everyday users. It’s got all the essentials you could need, but it’s the careful and considered software additions that stand out and leave a lasting impression.
However, this is only really the case for those in India. The equation changes quite a bit when you consider the breadth of options available in Europe and the Motorola Edge 20 Pro’s inflated price. The Google Pixel 6, in particular, gives you all the benefits of a clean UI and adds to it with three years of software updates, five years of security patches, and cameras that are hard to beat, let alone match. Factor in tried and tested alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy S21, and the value proposition drops quite a bit.
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Our HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro review – the best phone for power users
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro long-term review: Still worth the money
HUAWEI has built quite a reputation in smartphone photography, so its latest and greatest entered the market with high expectations. Its triple-camera array, Leica lenses, high-resolution sensors, and wide feature set certainly put it out to be among the best, at least on paper. We are here to find out if the amazing spec sheet translates to equally stunning shots.
I took it out for a spin across continents, taking into account different settings, scenarios, lighting situations, moods, and environments. Here’s what I found.
Photos have been resized for quicker loading times, but that is the only editing these images have undergone. If you want to pixel peep and analyze the full resolution photos, we have put them in a Google Drive folder for you
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro camera specs
Wide angle: 40MP, f/1.8
Ultra wide angle: 20MP, f/2.2
Telephoto: 8MP, f/2.4
Autofocus: Laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus
Image stabilization: AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilization)
Flash: Dual LED
Video: 4K at 30fps, FHD+ at 30fps, FHD at 60fps, 720p at 30fps
Support 3D Depth Sensing Camera
Video: FHD+ at 30fps, FHD at 30fps, 720p at 30fps
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro camera app
The rest of the app is pretty straightforward, but it can get a bit crowded. A lot of features have been thrown into this phone and the UI takes a hit. The few onscreen options change in every mode, and the settings can get confusing, since they also adapt to your current mode. However, the learning curve isn’t as complex as with other smartphones.
Ease of use: 8/10
Advanced Settings: 10/10
The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro can definitely take a nice shot in portrait mode, but it will get things wrong often. Gotta keep an eye on its mistakes!
The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro portrait mode does a really good job when it gets things right, though. There are no significant mistakes in image one and four, and they look rather nice. The camera recognizes how far something is and blurs accordingly. In the image of me sitting in front of the ocean, you can see the beach is more blurred out than the boardwalk (which is closer to me).
In summary, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro can definitely take a nice shot in portrait mode, but it will get things wrong often. Gotta keep an eye on its mistakes!
I was especially impressed by the second image, which, despite having direct sunlight in the frame, managed to show quite a bit of detail around the people’s clothing, furniture, beach, and other elements. Of course, it’s all relative. We can really see it all in the image, but we were surprised to see much more than a silhouette. Given the circumstances, the phone did extremely well.
Furthermore, the picture of the stone bus decoration really showed us how much the camera can really do when you force HDR on. That dark alley was pitch black to the naked eye. Sure, the camera had some issues figuring out the white balance, but we also pushed it to its farthest limits.
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The phone’s Night mode will take multiple shots at different exposures, then grab the best from all images and turn them into a single, improved low-light shot. It actually works wonders. Exposure itself will be similar, but in Night mode images lack motion blur, noise, and other elements often seen in low-light shots.
As you can see, outdoor low-light photos look crisp and well exposed, with plenty of detail in both the shadows and highlights. Go to extremely dark situations and you can still somewhat appreciate the subjects, like we see in image two. It’s not the best shot, by far, but it is really good considering the situation. What mostly affects it is white balance.
A super wide-angle lens is really cool, but I am more excited about its macro photography capabilities.
When you want to take a macro shot, just zoom out to 0.6x and close in on your subject. I could focus in on water droplets, a decaying lock, a tree, and a stuffed animal. The amount of detail you can get from such a close distance is stunning.
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It sure is a fun feature to have! Detail is nice, but this gives you a level of functionality you won’t really find in other smartphone cameras. That is why it gets a perfect score.
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With enough light you get nice results, like in image one and three. My skin is detailed, you can see much of my beard’s hair strands, and colors are nice.
Things stop looking so nice once the sun goes down, though. Just look at the last photo. There is no detail in the hair and the shot is very softened. The second shot even shows signs of motion blur.
Selfies will come out alright if you put enough effort into them, but we expected more from what HUAWEI claims to be the best camera smartphone in the industry.
Update 5:45 p.m. EDT 6/8/15: A collective groan echoed throughout the LDSD mission control as flight controllers watched the flying saucer’s supersonic parachute shred during descent. The parachute deployed at first, but only partially, causing it to disintegrate mid-flight. Fortunately, all of the other systems performed as expected, including the initial weather balloon ascent and subsequent booster rocket fire. Plus, engineers equipped the LDSD with an on-board black box, so once the spacecraft is recovered in the ocean, NASA officials will use data gathered by that box to figure out what went wrong with the the parachute deployment and how to make the next iteration of the LDSD even better.
Update 6/8/15: Finally, today is the day! NASA’s LDSD is all ready for its scheduled “launch” at 1 p.m. EDT. According to the space agency’s blog, the weather balloon that will be taking the LDSD up to the edge of space is starting to inflate. Check back here to watch a livestream of the test:
Update 6/4/15: Alas, another weather delay has pushed back the launch:
Today, after several days of weather delays, NASA is going to see what it would be like to land a giant flying saucer on Mars by launching an experimental spacecraft here on Earth: the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).
The space agency will use a giant weather balloon to carry the LDSD to an altitude of 120,000 feet above Hawaii. There, a rocket booster will shoot the disc up even farther to 180,000 feet, getting it up to supersonic speeds. That’s about how fast a lander will be traveling during a descent to Mars.
As it’s traveling three times the speed of sound, the LDSD’s balloon will inflate and start slowing it down. Its supersonic parachute will then deploy, slowing the vehicle down even more until it gently lands in the Pacific Ocean. The parachute didn’t work as well as expected during their spacecraft’s first test mission, so NASA scientists are hoping for a better result this time around.
The entire test is a big dress rehearsal for a future visit to the Red Planet by humans. Landing on Mars is going to be a tricky endeavor. The planet’s atmosphere is very thin, making it difficult to gently place any interplanetary astronauts on its surface.
Currently, most landers rely on a combination of drag from Earth’s atmosphere and parachutes to slow down vehicles returning from space, but there’s just not enough air resistance surrounding Mars to stop heavy landers from slamming into the ground.
NASA’s solution to this problem is the LDSD. The oddly shaped craft, whose design recalls the UFOs of sci-fi lore, is designed around decreasing aerodynamic efficiency. Along with an inflatable balloon wrapped around the vehicle’s edge, the LDSD’s shape is aimed at increasing surface area and producing as much drag as possible during descent. Then, a combination of drogue parachutes will deploy, slowing the vehicle down even further—hopefully allowing astronauts to get down to Mars in one piece.
But as NASA must do with all its new space toys, they’ve got numerous tests to run first, including today’s big event.
Windows 11 has come with a new design and many new features. While the entirely new interface is a visual treat, the new features certainly will improve your productivity and browsing experience. Microsoft Edge, the default web browser of Microsoft has also gotten some new features like Voice Typing Support and MS Editor. Let’s learn a little more about these two new features and how to use them.
Voice Typing and Speech Recognition are some of the hottest topics. Companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon are trying to make their Speech Recognition algorithm as accurate as possible. In this article, we are going to learn how to use Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge. Before using Voice Typing in Edge, you need to make sure that the Online Speech Recognition feature is enabled on your PC.
Now, use the toggle to enable “Online speech recognition”.
Once you have enabled this feature, use the following method for Voice Typing – depending on your version of Microsoft Edge.Using Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge
The Voice Typing support which was earlier this quarter released for Google Chrome is now available for Microsoft Edge too. You can now use your Voice Commands instead of typing the text on the browser. The feature is powered by Microsoft Online Speech technology. Remember that your computer needs to have a functional microphone and an internet connection to use this feature.
It is a very useful feature. Whether you want to write long emails, write a blog post, make some report in your school, do an assignment, reply to your customer’s tickets, or any other such activities. The feature also includes punctuations, so you do not need to worry at all and just dictate everything you want to write.
To use Voice Typing Support in Edge, launch the browser and press Win+H on your keyboard.
You will see the Microphone Tool open in your browser which is already listening to you.
Speak, and the tool will start typing your words.
Make sure you select a text box before you start speaking, otherwise it won’t work.
Simple as that right? The feature so far supports 40+ languages which include English, French, German, Spanish, and more.
To stop voice typing, just give a voice typing command like “Stop listening” or press the microphone icon on your keyboard. (My HP laptop doesn’t have one though)Voice Typing Launcher in Edge
Now since it is a wonderful and useful feature that will ease out your workload, I am sure you will need to use it quite often. Well, there is a setting for you here. You can enable the Voice Typing Launcher and the feature will turn on as soon as you select a text box.Auto Punctuation in Voice Typing in Edge
Enable the Auto Punctuation by turning the button on. Here onwards, you don’t need to worry about the punctuations and just dictate the matter.
Microsoft also values your feedback and thus there is also an option given where you can leave your feedback about this new tool added to Microsoft Edge.Add a New Voice Typing Languagein Edge
Find Preferred languages in the list and select Add a language.
Search for the language you’d like to install, then select Next.
Follow the steps and you are done.Important Voice Commands in Edge
Stop or pause typing– Say Pause voice typing/ Pause dictation/ Stop voice typing/ Stop dictation/ Stop listening/ Stop dictating/ Stop voice mode or Pause voice mode.
Delete last spoken word or phrase- Say, Delete that/ Erase that/ Scratch that.
Select last spoken word or phrase- Select thatContribute Voice Clips to Microsoft
The feature undoubtedly is wonderful and useful but as the team still wants to improve it and make it of better use, they are asking for your voice clips. Your voice clips will be used by the team to build better voice-enabled capabilities that will benefit the users across all their services and products. Your voice clips will help them train their speech recognition technology to be more accurate and precise for everyone who speaks your language and is using this feature.
To contribute your voice clips, press Win+H on your keyboard and open the Voice Typing Launcher.Does Microsoft Edge have dictation?
Yes, with the latest Windows 11 upgrade, Microsoft Edge got the dictation feature. You can now enter the text on Edge by speaking.How do I turn on voice typing in Microsoft Edge?
If you have installed Windows 11 on your PC, the feature will by default be available in the Microsoft Edge browser. Simply press Win+H keys on your keyboard and you can launch the voice typing feature.How do you dictate in Edge?
Press Win+H keys on your keyboard or simply hit the microphone icon on your keyboard to launch the voice typing feature. You will then see a microphone icon on your screen saying, “listening”. You can then start dictating and the tool will automatically type the text.
Read next: How to set up and use Voice Typing in Google Docs.
Microsoft Edge is a step above its predecessor in a lot of departments. However, as of late, some users have been complaining that Microsoft Edge won’t close on their computers. In this post, we are going to resolve this issue with some simple solutions.Fix Microsoft Edge won’t close in Windows 11/10
If Microsoft Edge is stuck and does not close completely on your Windows computer, here are troubleshooting steps to help you resolve the issue.
Try closing Edge from the Task Manager
Try disabling Edge Extensions one by one
Clear Browsing Data and Cache
Repair Microsoft Edge
Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
Let us talk about them in detail.1] Try closing Edge from the Task Manager 2] Try disabling Edge Extensions one by one
If any of the extensions in your browser is corrupted, chances are there will be unexpected issues that you will face. Since we don’t know which extension is a troublemaker, go ahead and disable them one by one.
Once you know who the culprit is, remove that extension, and the next time, you won’t face this issue again.3] Clear Browsing Data and Cache
Sometimes, your cache and browsing data get corrupted and start causing such issues. This is a very common issue and that is why every browser has an option to clear the browsing data and cache to resolve the issue.
To clear browsing data and cache in Microsoft Edge, follow the prescribed steps.
Go to the Privacy, search and services tab.
Once all the items are deleted, your issue should be resolved.4] Repair Microsoft Edge
You may also find yourself facing issues like the one in question if Edge is corrupted. If the whole app is corrupted, Edge might not even launch on your system, but sometimes, a certain file can go missing or gets corrupted. Whatever the case is, we can deploy the built-in tool to repair Microsoft Edge and see it makes any difference. Follow the given steps to repair Microsoft Edge.
Look for Microsoft Edge.
Your Edge will be repaired. Hopefully, this will do the job for you.5] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
Sometimes, the issue is not just related to the app that’s causing trouble, there are a lot of third-party apps that can interfere with your browser and stop it from closing. To confirm that, you need to run Microsoft Edge in Clean Boot. If the browser is performing well there, just start enabling processes manually, one by one and you will stumble upon the troublemaker. All you have to do is remove that app and your issue will be resolved.
Hopefully, you are able to resolve the issue using these solutions.How do I fix Microsoft Edge not closing? Why does Edge keep crashing Windows 11?
Edge is a built-in Windows browser, so, it is pretty obvious that the browser is perfectly optimized to work on your computer. But, if the browser is crashing, then there must be some issue with the app or your OS. We would recommend you check our guide on what to do if Microsoft Edge won’t open on your computer also check our guide on what to do if Microsoft Edge crashes after launching.
Read: Microsoft Edge crashes when playing a video.
To disable showing the Favorites bar in the Microsoft Edge browser on a Windows 11/10 computer, you can use the following built-in options:
Windows Registry Editor
Local Group Policy Editor.
Before you use any of these options, we suggest you create a system restore point. If something goes wrong, you can easily restore your computer.1] Disable the Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge using Windows Registry Editor
The steps are as follows:
Open the Registry Editor
Go to the Microsoft key
Create an Edge key
Create a FavoritesBarEnabled value
Restart Microsoft Edge.
In the first step, open the Registry Editor window. To do this, type regedit in the Windows Search box and use the Enter key.
After this, go to the Microsoft key by following this path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoft
In the Microsoft key, you have to create a Registry key. Once the new key is generated, rename that key to Edge.
At last, restart the Microsoft Edge browser. Now Favorites bar will be disabled completely and won’t be open using any option.
To enable the Favorites bar again in the Edge browser, you can use the steps mentioned above, and delete the Edge Registry key. Restart Microsoft Edge and you can show the Favorites bar once again.
Related: How to prevent changes to Favorites on Microsoft Edge on Windows 11/10.2] Disable showing Favorites bar in Edge browser using Local Group Policy Editor
In order to use this solution, you have to integrate Microsoft Edge with Local Group Policy Editor by downloading its Group Policy templates and adding Microsoft Edge templates to Group Policy Editor. Though Microsoft Edge settings are already there in Group Policy Editor, some settings are not present. Therefore, you need to add Microsoft Edge templates manually. When you have done that, you can follow these steps:
Open Local Group Policy Editor window
Select the Microsoft Edge folder
Access the Enable favorites bar setting
Select Disabled for that setting
Press the OK button.
Let’s check these steps in detail.
Type gpedit in the Search box and hit the Enter key. It will open the Local Group Policy Editor window.
Select the Microsoft Edge folder using the path mentioned below:
Close Microsoft Edge (if opened already) and launch it again. Now Favorites bar will not open in your Edge browser.
When you want to show or enable the Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge, you can use the steps listed above to access the Enable favorites bar setting. After accessing that setting, select the Not Configured option for it, and use the OK button.
Hope it helps.How do I make the favorites bar go away?
If you want to hide the Favorites bar in the Microsoft Edge browser, then the quickest way to do that is using the Ctrl+Shift+B hotkey. On the other hand, if you want to disable the Favorites bar in the Edge browser, then you can either use Windows Registry Editor or Local Group Policy Editor options. Both of these options are covered separately in this post. You can also enable the Favorites bar using the same options when you want to use it again.How do I disable Microsoft Edge Toolbar?
If you don’t want to see certain buttons (such as the Extensions button, Favorites button, Collections button, etc.) on the Microsoft Edge toolbar, then you can easily turn off such options. On the other hand, if you want to vanish or hide the Edge toolbar from showing, then you need to turn off all the options available for the Edge toolbar. For doing this, open the Settings page, and access the Appearance setting. There, access the Select which buttons to show on the toolbar section and use the toggle for the given options.
Read next: How to Show or Hide Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome.
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