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Motorola Edge 30 Fusion hands-on review in Viva Magenta

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion hands-on review in Viva Magenta

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion hands-on review in Viva Magenta

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The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion has been around for over 5 months, initially coming in four colors – Space Grey, Aurora White, Solar Gold and a Neptune Blue vegan leather option.

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Now Motorola has added a fifth option which we have with us today – say hello to the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion in Viva Magenta, the Pantone color of the year 2023.

The partnership between Pantone and Motorola started with the Edge 30 Neo in 2022, when the midranger arrived in last year’s Very Peri color. We’re excited to see the partnership expand to more capable devices that make them look better.

Motorola ships the phone in plastic-free packaging and the entire retail box is made from recyclable materials, while the ink is soy-based. Continuing the sustainability trend, the Viva Magenta color option is finished in vegan leather – instead of an animal product, the Edge 30 Fusion’s panel is made from a blend of polyurethane and plant products .

However, the company still kept the 68W charger and USB-C cable in the box. There’s also a neat clear case, allowing you to show off the cute design while protecting the phone. Interestingly enough, the phone even emits an exquisite aroma, like a fine perfume that was applied before the package was sealed.

By taking the phone out of the box, we realize that it is even more breathtaking than in pictures. The magenta color is bathed in sunlight, and with the camera island and rim also similarly painted, this Edge 30 Fusion is one of the prettiest phones we’ve ever handled.

Turning it on we see a nice wallpaper in the same hue, while the Material You UI has a matching Magenta theme. The Personalization menu even has a little reminder that this isn’t just a normal reddish color, but is Pantone certified.

The phone also comes with Moto Buds 600 ANC TWS headphones, which come in the Winetasting hue (yes, that’s really the name of the color). It’s said to be “designed to complement the Pantone Color of the Year 2023” and it’s a shade of Burgundy. It’s worth mentioning that the CMYK percentage of this color is 100% magenta, so even without the Pantone branding, it “still creates a striking pair and a stable new wardrobe.”

This Edge 30 Fusion comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB, and is otherwise the same capable high-end device we reviewed in early September. It has excellent 144Hz AMOLED, a capable Snapdragon 888+ chipset and solid battery life.

We like that Motorola is sticking with the standard operating system experience in the global market, and while Android is still 12 years old, upgrades are planned and Android 13 should arrive soon.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion was initially launched at €600 in Europe, while the US starting price was $699. The Viva Magenta version and Winetasting buds in the box mean the price jumps to $799 in the US, but in Europe you can have it for €550, making it a bargain.

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