The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Is a Fun and Quirky Flagship

LG’s pOLED is here to stay too. Long live pOLED!

Motorola is a brand that’s quite a niche in the Philippine market. Lenovo has not seen bring the brand in the Philippines and even if they are available, it’s usually just the older units that are slowly being phased out. It never clicked here primarily because it does not have anything to stand out against, and the brand is also sandwiched between the photo-centric realme and the performance-oriented Xiaomi. There is little room for them here. Even then we’re expecting a mega comeback!

Because, while Motorola has severely low presence, it is very successful elsewhere. Specifically, its main audiences in North America. The Motorola Edge series is one of the company’s finest flagship lines and the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion continues this. This also includes the unique design that screams “yep, that’s definitely a Motorola phone”.

It is a quirky smartphone in a sense that it has a rather unique design and holding it just feels fun. Though we couldn’t test that ourselves, as we said, the brand does not have a large visibility in the Philippines, which is a shame.

The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion comes in three colours: Forest Blue, Hot Pink (which resembles more of magenta), and Marshmallow Blue. The Fusion subseries is the middle child of the Edge series and sometimes they are reconfigured to match certain markets, like how the Latin American variant of the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset instead of the usual Snapdragon 7s Gen 2. Moreover, the North American variant has 144Hz refresh rate and only 120Hz for the Latin American ones.

Speaking of displays. Typically, brands would opt for Samsung or BOE for their displays, sometimes, they also contract TCL. However, the Edge 50 Fusion uses LG’s Plastic OLED displays which are very common with foldable phones. Because pOLEDs are more flexible, they are less prone to breaking and manufacturers can remold them into different shapes. Typically, a glass substrate is used for AMOLED screens.

Motorola wastes zero resources for useless cameras, hence why you will see only two at the back, a pretty straightforward choice. A 50MP Sony Lytia LYT-700C with OIS is used as the primary camera alongside a 13MP ultrawide with macro capabilities. At the front is the 32MP selfie camera.

A 5000mAh battery powers the phone complete with 68W of fast charging. The phone is complete with an IP68 rating, Dolby Atmos sound, stereo speakers, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. In terms of connectivity, it’s the usual. This includes 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and NFC.

It boots with MyOS based on Android 14. This skin is basically like old OxygenOS wherein very few things are modified from original Android. Enough to make it distinct but also not too far off from its source material, unlike, say ColorOS or FunTouchOS.

It has 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and either 256 or 512GB UFS 2.2 ROM. Price starts at EUR 399 (~PHP 24.2K).

Source: Motorola