Motorola Edge 30 Fusion in Viva Magenta

Motorola’s Edge 30 Fusion now comes in stunning Pantone Viva Magenta

Bored with basic black and beige smartphones? Looking for a handset that will turn heads, but one that doesn’t skimp on the specs? Motorola’s opulently-hued new phone just might be the device for you.

The pioneering mobile brand has partnered with colour experts Pantone to release a special-edition version of the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion in 2023’s Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta. The Viva Magenta variant includes all the features of the standard Edge 30 Fusion, but in a vivid, vibrant crimson red.

You’ll get 5G connectivity, triple rear cameras, a big 6.55-inch screen and fast charging, all packaged in a stunning magenta body. Even better, Motorola is throwing in a free pair of Moto Buds 600 ANC in a complementary Pantone Winetasting colour with every purchase.

Viva Magenta Motorola Edge 30 Fusion with ear buds

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion in Viva Magenta: specs and features

The Viva Magenta Fusion is Motorola’s second collaboration with Pantone, after launching the Very Peri Motorola Edge 30 Neo in September of last year. Very Peri was 2022’s Colour of the Year, and one of a number of on-trend purple devices released in the last 12 months.

This year, Motorola’s Magenta handset is a stand-out design from the get-go; while there are other red devices on the market, none are as stunning in person as the new Edge 30 Fusion. It’s a truly beautiful-looking phone, and the colour itself is even more striking in real life than in photos.

“Our consumers in the premium segment are looking for that point of difference,” Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola for Australia and New Zealand, said.

“They want high specs, the best features and a handset that looks and feels beautiful – the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion in the Pantone Color of the Year 2023 Viva Magenta, is it”.

Magenta Motorola phone on white table next to book

Quick specs

  • $899 AUD RRP
  • Snapdragon 888+ 5G processor
  • 6.55-inch FHD+ pOLED display with HDR10+
  • Dual built-in stereo speakers
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Triple rear-camera setup (50MP main + 13MP ultra-wide + depth)
  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • 4,400mAh battery
  • TurboPower 68W fast charging (68W fast charger included in the box)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • On-screen fingerprint reader and facial recognition unlocking
  • Android 12

Good looks aside, the Edge 30 Fusion also packs the higher-end specs you’d expect from its $899 price tag. The phone offers an ultra-thin design with a large 6.55-inch pOLED FHD+ display, accompanied by a fast 144Hz refresh rate – the perfect size and speed for smooth scrolling. The Endless Edge display features curved edges for an immersive viewing experience, and you’ll also get built-in dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos tuning.

The Edge 30 Fusion includes a triple rear camera system, with a 50-megapixel main lens, a 13-megapixel Ultrawide camera, and a Depth Sensor. This line-up gives users access to features including macro photography for clear close-ups, and also includes Quad Pixel technology for sharper and improved low-light photos. Additional software features include Night Vision, Super Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, Long Exposure and Dual Capture Video (which works in tandem with the 32-megapixel front camera to record two angles at once).

Under the hood, Motorola has packed in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G processor, along with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM. The device includes a 4,400mAh battery with up to 30 hours of life on a single charge, and is compatible with 68W fast charging for quick top-ups.

Rounding up the Fusion’s key features is the inclusion of Android 12, fingerprint and facial recognition security, and dual SIM capability (although eSIM is not included).

Related: Motorola Edge 30 Pro review: A phone built for entertainment

Compare SIM-only phone plans

The Moto Edge 30 Fusion is offered unlocked, so you’ll be able to pair your device with your choice of SIM-only phone plan. To see what’s on offer, compare popular postpaid and prepaid SIM plans in the table below.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 20GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Try using our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data each month, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. If you want to compare a larger range of offers from other providers, use our phone plan comparison tool. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Motorola Moto Buds in wine red

Free Moto Buds 600 ANC with every order

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is available to pre-order now exclusively from JB Hi-Fi, with the device arriving in JB stores from January 19. It’s priced at $899 outright and unlocked, but includes a bonus pair of Moto Buds 600 ANC earbuds.

The Moto Buds 600 ANC are designed to complement the brand’s range of smartphones, and include Snapdragon Sound technology. This feature enables spatial audio for all-around sound, as well as lossless music quality that preserves the original sound, even over Bluetooth. You’ll also get hybrid Active Noise Cancellation, the ability to connect to two devices simultaneously, and Google Fast Pairing.

Moto’s Buds also include a wireless charging case with up to 28 hours of battery life per recharge. Both the Buds and case come in Pantone’s Winetasting colour, which pairs beautifully with the Viva Magenta Edge 30 Fusion’s red design.

Again, the Moto Edge 30 Fusion with bonus Moto Buds 600 ANC is only available from JB Hi-Fi. For more info on Motorola’s newest phones, check out our round-up of the Motorola Edge 30 range.

All images: Motorola

Tara Donnelly
Utilities Editor
Tara Donnelly is an internet and mobile expert - sectors she’s spent a decade covering - and also oversees energy and consumer technology content. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and has shared her expertise on national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise and the ABC.

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