While 5G isn’t a benefit right now, it will become more desirable in the near future, and the Motorola Edge ensures you’re ready for the day without spending a fortune. It’s moderately durable with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and plastic on the back, but as I’ve already discovered this can get scratched quite quickly. Motorola says the phone is water-repellent, but does not provide an IP rating, meaning it’ll be fine in the rain but not if you drop it in the bath.
Motorola says the Edge is guaranteed to receive Android 11, but according to the company, it’s not certain any will arrive after this. Based on this, you should only expect a single major Android update after purchase, and that’s not great.
Should you buy one?
Yes, despite the annoyances, the Motorola Edge’s overall everyday ability is excellent, and therefore is still worth buying if you’re taken by the screen and design.