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Motorola Edge 30 Pro Battery test

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We put the Motorola Edge 30 Pro through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 4800 mAh
  • 68W charger (included)
  • 6.7-inch, 1080 x 2400, 144 Hz, OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 256 GB + 12 GB
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
61
battery
53

104

50

96

48

100

87

118

89

111

69

105

48

121

Charging Time
1 day 23h
Battery life
Charging Time
0h34
80% Charging time
Charging Time
1h02
Full charging time

Pros

  • Decent charging performance, only 34 minutes to charge 80% of battery capacity
  • 5 hours 45 minutes of autonomy recovered after a 5-minute charge
  • Very low residual consumption of the charger itself, when the device is not plugged in

Cons

  • 4% lost per night on average when idle
  • Less than 2 days of autonomy in moderate usage
  • Poor autonomy across all calibrated tests
  • Weak autonomy on the go, especially when using GPS navigation
  • High residual consumption of the charger when the device is plugged in and fully charged
  • High discharge current across all use cases
  • Very poor wireless performance, more than 4 hours to a full charge

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro struggled during all our autonomy tests. Despite its large 4800 mAh battery, the device showed low autonomy across all the use cases, whether in calibrated or default mode. The idle management was poor, losing on average 4% every night. During our on-the-go tests, the GPS navigation overconsumed as well.

However, the charging experience was decent. The 68W charger charged the battery faster than the average, offering about 5h45 of autonomy after a 5-minute charge.

Because we were unable to buy a 15W wireless charging pad directly from Motorola, we bought an equivalent Anker 15W wireless stand to try this feature. On average, the power from the outlet did not exceed 10W throughout the charging, taking about 4 hours and 13 minutes to fill up the battery. It is the longest wireless charging that we’ve tested so far.

In addition to a slow wireless charge, the charge efficiency was low, especially wirelessly, and the residual consumption was high when the device was plugged in and fully charged.

The efficiency, in terms of discharge current, was very poor. Overall, the discharge currents are higher than the average.

The Motorola Edge 30 Pro falls in our Premium segment ($600 to $799), and its global score is slightly below the average for this segment because of poor autonomy and very weak efficiency. The wired charge, however, was decent.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
Motorola Edge 30 Pro 4800mAh 68W
(not included)
15W OLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen 1
Motorola Edge 20 Pro 4500mAh 30W
(included)
- OLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Snapdragon) 3700mAh 25W
(not included)
15W AMOLED
1080 x 2340
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Xiaomi 12 4500mAh 67W
(included)
50W OLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Autonomy

48

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

98

Wiko Power U30
How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage
66h
Light Usage
Active: 2h30/day
Moderate Usage
47h
Moderate Usage
Active: 4h/day
Intense Usage
30h
Intense Usage
Active: 7h/day

Stationary

53

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

104

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

50

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

96

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

48

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

100

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

91

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

121

Realme GT Neo 3
How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired
Wired
73%
in 30 min
0h34
0 - 80%
1h02
Full charge
Wireless
Wireless
12%
in 30 min
3h42
0 - 80%
4h13
Full charge

Full charge

87

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

118

Realme GT Neo 3

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge
The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.
Power consumption and battery level during wireless full charge
The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.
Time to full charge
Time to full charge

Quick boost

89

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

111

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge (wired)

Efficiency

48

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

102

Apple iPhone 13 Pro
How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.

Annual Consumption Motorola Edge 30 Pro
5.3 kWh
Efficient
Good
Bad
Inefficient

Charge up

69

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

105

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

48

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

121

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current

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