quina 5967 AdvertisementAt the very least, Motorola promises its 30W Turbo Power technology will quickly charge the phone. The Edge+ also supports 15W wireless charging and 5W power-sharing for neighboring devices.The higher memory option on the Motorola Edge+ is a nice-to-see for anyone who wants to buy a phone outright and thinks they鈥檒l hold on to it for a while. Most flagship smartphones come with the option of 12GB of RAM, which makes gaming, document scrolling, and everything else feel a little smoother. AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Motorola鈥檚 track record with software updates has been disappointing the last few years, particularly among its budget-friendly lineup. That doesn鈥檛 do much to instill confidence in the relative longevity of the Edge+. Motorola has committed to three years of software updates on all of its devices, beginning with this device. The Edge+鈥檚 spec sheet indicates that Motorola aims for a similar high-end camera system to compete with Samsung and Google鈥檚 offerings. The rear-facing cameras include a 50-MP camera with OIS and an f/1.8 aperture, a 50-MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 114-degree field of view, and a 2-MP depth-sensing lens. The primary 50-MP lens uses 鈥渂inning鈥 like Samsung鈥檚 devices to extract detail from the scene and essentially weld it into a brighter, sharper photo. Motorola calls this 鈥淨uad Camera鈥 technology and promises up to 32 times more focusing pixels for 鈥渕ore accurate performance in any light.鈥 Both of the 50-MP lenses can also snap macro shots.Advertisement setTimeout(() => const adSlot = document.querySelector(.apscustom); const adFallback = document.querySelector(.ars-fallback); if (adSlot) if has been read, but theres no ad, then show the fallback if (adFallback && adSlot.offsetHeight MotorolaAbout That StylusUnfortunately, I haven鈥檛 yet gone hands-on with the Motorola Edge+ and its smart stylus to offer an account of its abilities. Motorola says you will be able to write naturally, 鈥渏ust like using pen and paper.鈥 But it鈥檚 a separate accessory that comes as part of a folio case that goes over the device. Motorola will release pricing and availability in the coming weeks. AdvertisementIf you are interested in a Motorola phone with a stylus in the chassis and you want one now, there鈥檚 the mid-range Moto G Stylus, announced a few weeks ago. It has much less firepower than the devices mentioned here, as it runs a measly MediaTek Helio G88 processor with 6GB of memory. It鈥檚 only something to consider if the stylus is an accessory you鈥檇 like and you鈥檙e not willing to pay Samsung Galaxy s22 Ultra prices. Speaking of which: The unlocked Motorola Edge+ will start at ,000 at launch, though there鈥檚 special pricing at 0 off for early buyers. It comes in two colors, including Cosmos Blue and Stardust White. Verizon customers will have to wait for the carrier to release pricing details for models with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM and 128GB.AdvertisementIt鈥檚 nice to see manufacturers trying to bring variety back to the Android ecosystem. It鈥檚 getting a little homogenous choosing between Google and Samsung for every flagship. Perhaps Motorola realized this, and that鈥檚 why it鈥檚 coming for us with such a well-stocked smartphone. The Motorola Edge+ ships with Android 12 right out of the box. It also improved some previously bundled-in software features, including Ready For, which lets you toss over a video game or a group project to a Miracast-capable external display or Windows devices.Of course, the real test of the Motorola Edge+ is how it works and functions in real life. We鈥檙e looking forward to putting this device through its paces and seeing if its ,000 price tag nets the same kind of stylus magic offered by the pricier Galaxy S22 Ultra.
- quina 5967 AdvertisementOn the inside of the camera sits GoPro鈥檚 first proprietary processor called the GP1, and that little chip has effectively doubled the framerates the new camera can capture, compared to the Hero5. That means it can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second and 1080p at 240fps. My final videos are typically 24fps (it looks more cinematic than 30fps), so that means you can slow 4K video down to 40-percent speed, and you can slow 1080p video down to 1/10th of real-time. 1080p240 is definitely the banner feature here as you can see in the 1080p footage comparison video below:1080p footage comparison and review video with slow-motion goodness.Philosopher Dave Chappelle once said, 鈥淓verything looks better in slow motion,鈥 and he was basically right. Being able to shoot 1080p at 120fps for five times the slow motion was really sweet, but 240fps for ten times the slo-mo is entering a whole other realm. Moments that pass by in an instant are suddenly clearly preserved in a way that your eye can appreciate. Water takes on a whole new life. When watching a bird fly away you can see each individual feather flex and rotate as it flaps. It鈥檚 just. So. Freaking. Cool. I found myself wanting to film all kinds of things that I normally wouldn鈥檛 care about (hello, blowing bubbles underwater) just to see what it looks like in slow motion.AdvertisementAdvertisementCamerasActionGoPro Hero6What is it?A more expensive action camera with gorgeous slow motion.Price0LikeThe slow motion is insane, as is the dynamic range.No LikeA couple of irritating bugs and so so mic quality.GoPro also touted its new electronic image stabilization as its best yet. The good news is that at 1080p it works extremely well. The images are smooth, and while you lose a bit of the field of view (it crops 10 percent off the sides) it doesn鈥檛 appear to reduce image quality. Unfortunately, that鈥檚 not the case for stabilized 4K video. With 4K, that 10 percent costs you, with images becoming noticeably more pixilated and glitchy. It probably wouldn鈥檛 seem so bad except that Sony鈥檚 X3000R Action Camera exists. That Sony is the only action cam that has optical image stabilization, and hoo boy is it smooth! Not only that, it doesn鈥檛 have to crop the edges so there鈥檚 zero quality loss or field of view loss at 4K. Overall, the Sony isn鈥檛 nearly as easy to use as the Hero6, and I experienced a lot of bugs with it, as well as some significant image quality issues, which I address in the test-footage videos (1080p video above, 4K video below).4K test footage comparison.On the 4K side, the Hero6 looks great. When it first launched there were some issues with colors being massively oversaturated, and that was somewhat blinding in 4K, but GoPro just pushed out a firmware update and now the colors look far more accurate but still have plenty of vibrance. The only other action camera that can shoot 4K60 is the Yi 4K+, which, at 0, is a full two Benjamins cheaper than the Hero6, but man, you get what you pay for. Not only did the Yi consistently have the worst image quality of the crew but it was also a serious headache to use, with constant card errors (despite using three different cards) and other bugs.Advertisement setTimeout(() => const adSlot = document.querySelector(.apscustom); const adFallback = document.querySelector(.ars-fallback); if (adSlot) if has been read, but theres no ad, then show the fallback if (adFallback && adSlot.offsetHeight