Motorola releases its latest flagship phone, the Edge 30 Pro

2022 is off to a flying start with a whole string of new phones arriving on the market — from the cheap iPhone SE, to Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series. Now, Motorola has its latest flagship smartphone hitting stores — the Motorola Edge 30 Pro.

The device was initially previewed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February, and now we have details, release and prices for the latest phone in Motorola’s premium Edge series.

Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola for Australia and New Zealand, said: “At Motorola, our mission is to deliver cutting-edge technology to consumers who are after a flagship and one-of-a-kind smartphone experience. The Motorola Edge 30 Pro does exactly that. With an industry-leading processor, ultra-high res cameras, gorgeous display and innovative software experience, consumers will have the most advanced technology at their fingertips.

“But what’s special about the Motorola Edge family is that this particular set of devices deliver premium smartphone features without breaking the bank. Since launching the Motorola Edge family in 2020, we’ve continued to build upon previous generations to bring some of the best specs in performance, display and camera to consumers, regardless of budget.”

With a $999 AUD RRP price point, the Edge 30 Pro is competitively-placed for a premium smartphone. With high-end devices from Apple, Samsung and OPPO usually costing well over $1,000, the Edge 30 Pro could provide that premium experience at a more affordable price point. Read on to find out more on the features and specifications of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro features and specs

Front and back of Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Source: Motorola

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro has one big advantage over the competition — it’s the first device on the market to launch with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform, Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced processor to date. This powerful processor backs some of Motorola’s best features available in its smartphones.

Not only does it come with a powerful processor, but with Snapdragon Elite Gaming also packed in, mobile gamers will enjoy colour-rich HDR scenes for more realistic graphics, along with smoother responsiveness.

It’s a larger phone, with a 6.7-inch FHD+ Max Vision OLED display and 144Hz refresh rate. The Edge 30 Pro also features a Dolby Atmos sound experience with quality built-in speakers. You’ll also get 5G connectivity and WiFi 6E compatibility, future-proofing your phone for next-gen technology.

As for the cameras, there’s a triple rear camera setup on the back, with a 50MP main lens, 50MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP depth sensor. If selfies are more your style, you’ll get an impressive 60MP front-facing camera. There are also plenty of photo features inclusion panorama, dual capture, night vision and portrait mode. As for videos, you can record in HDR10+ with 8K resolution — great for any avid videographers looking at a new phone.

You’ll also get a 4,800mAh battery, and it comes with 68W fast charge compatibility (however, a 30W fast charger is included in the box), along with 15W TurboPower wireless charging, 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlocking.

The Edge 30 Pro will be available in Cosmos Blue for an RRP of $999 AUD. Pre-orders start March 24, with devices available from March 31, 2022. You’ll be able to pick it up from retailers including JB Hi Fi and The Good Guys, and online from Officeworks, Big W, Mobileciti and the Lenovo store. Customers will also be able to buy on a plan from Vodafone, however the date on when it will be available is yet to be confirmed.

We’ve already spent hands-on time with the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, and will publish an in-depth review in the coming weeks. Here’s a quick round-up of the device’s key specs and features:

  • $999 AUD RRP
  • 5G connectivity
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU
  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Max Vision OLED display
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Triple rear-camera setup (50MP main + 50MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth)
  • 60MP front-facing camera
  • 4,800mAh battery
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Fingerprint and face unlocking
  • Cosmos Blue colourway

Vodafone SIM-only plans

If you’re keen to pick up your Edge 30 Pro on a phone plan from Vodafone when it’s available, you’ll need to pay off your device over 12, 24 or 36 months. You’ll then pair your device payments with one of Vodafone’s postpaid plans. The prices and data inclusions are the same as what you’ll get from Vodafone’s SIM-only postpaid plans.

The following table shows all Vodafone postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use 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.


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Motorola announces it’s newest sub-$300 phone — the Moto G22

Front and back of Motorola Moto G22 phones
Source: Motorola

While the Edge 30 Pro might be the jewel in the crown of Motorola’s phone lineup, the company hasn’t forgotten the seriously competitive cheap smartphone space. Indeed, Motorola might be better known for its cheaper and mid-range devices than the premium ones.

The Moto G22 features a premium finish packed into a slim design made from durable acrylate polymer, with a 6.5-inch 90Hz Max Vision display, 50MP quad rear-camera setup, 16MP front-facing camera 5,000mAh battery plus 128GB built-in storage with 1TB expandable micro SD storage.

You’ll be able to pick up the Moto G22 for $299 AUD RRP in your choice between Cosmic Black and Pearl White colourways. It will be available from retailers including JB Hi Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, Big W, along with online from Mobileciti and the Lenovo store. Currently there isn’t a date for when the Moto G22 will be available.

SIM-only phone plans

If you’re looking to buy either of these Motorola phones outright, you’ll need to pair your device with a SIM-only plan. There are plenty of plans and providers to choose from, across both prepaid and postpaid. With some plans as cheap as $10 per month, while others have huge data inclusions and others with 5G network coverage. The following table shows a range of SIM-only plans, simply switch between the tabs to compare prepaid and postpaid plans.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB 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.

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