Motorola Edge 50 Fusion Review: A Beautiful, Balanced Mid-Range Contender


In the wilderness of Indian smartphones, where everyone hunts for the best bang for their buck, the sub-Rs 25,000 territory is a battle royale. Enter the Moto Edge 50 Fusion, a contender with fast wired charging (with an adapter in the box), incredible aesthetics, and more, all at a starting price of Rs 22,999.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion

Rs 22,999

Design & Build






Battery Life


Camera Quality


UI Experience




Day To Day Usage


Value for Money


What Is Good?

  • Stunning design, slim profile
  • Clean software
  • Good battery life, fast charging
  • Beautiful, 144Hz display

What Is Bad?

  • Low-light camera performance could have been better
  • More powerful options available

But this jungle is already teeming with tigers like the Nothing Phone (2a), the OnePlus Nord CE4, and more. So can the Moto Edge 50 Fusion carve its own niche, or will it get lost in the tall grass? Let’s find out in our review.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Price and Availability in India

The Edge 50 Fusion is available via Flipkart, Motorola’s website, and other retail stores. Here are its prices in India:

Smartphone Configuration Price
Moto Edge 50 Fusion
8GB + 128GB Rs 22,999
12GB + 256GB Rs 24,999

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Design and Display

Motorola has been on a colour rampage ever since its Pantone partnership. The Edge 50 Fusion is no exception. This phone is a head-turner with its Marshmallow Blue, which we got for review, thanks to its Vegan suede-like finish. And it feels great in hand. While Motorola provides a transparent case with the device, it’s a battle between flaunting its gorgeous colour in all its glory and hiding it under a case to avoid potential stains.

Size 6.7 inches
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
161.9 x 73.1 x 7.9 mm (6.37 x 2.88 x 0.31 in)
Weight 174.9 g
Glass front, silicone polymer back (eco leather), plastic frame
Refresh rate 144Hz
Peak brightness 1600 nits

But beauty goes beyond the chromatic. Even if we turn the phone over, the premium feel persists. The display seamlessly curves at the edges, framed by uniform bezels. Even the plastic siding feels sturdy, and the buttons are satisfyingly clicky. Just a heads-up: The back does attract dirt particles, so be extra careful while handling.

When it comes to the display on the Edge 50 Fusion, it’s a mixed bag. Blacks are deep in videos, but there’s no HDR option on YouTube or Netflix. The phone boots up with the “vivid” colour mode, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea. We also noticed that some videos appeared oversaturated or overexposed. You might have to tweak a few settings and try different modes to determine what best suits you.

Thankfully, there’s a saving grace: the 144Hz refresh rate. Animations are buttery smooth, creating the illusion of a much faster processor under the hood. Smartphones in this range usually come with a maximum of 120Hz. While the difference between these two won’t be significant in daily use, gamers will surely benefit.

The audio experience on the Edge 50 Fusion might leave you wanting more. The sound quality feels flat, lacking the depth and vibrancy to immerse you in your music truly. Don’t get us wrong, it gets loud enough, but it won’t win any wealth awards. You’ll need to spend some time tweaking the equaliser settings to unlock its full potential.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Performance and Software

The Edge 50 Fusion might not top the benchmarking chart, given its AnTuTu score is somewhere around 600,000. But the device is a champ when it comes to everyday use. Powered by the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 processor, it barely stumbles. The smartphone boasts excellent thermal management, allowing it to handle multitasking with minimal performance dips even under heavy workloads.

OS Android 14
Qualcomm SM7435-AB Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 (4 nm)
Octa-core (4×2.40 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Adreno 710
Single Core: 1025
Multi-Core: 2721
Wild life extreme 791
Sling shot extreme 4704
Sling shot 6104
Car chase test
1,470 Frames (25 fps)

Call of Duty: Mobile runs flawlessly on the Edge 50 Fusion, whether you set the settings to “low quality, Max FPS” or “high quality, Max FPS.” This phone seems well-optimised for CoD, offering a smooth and enjoyable experience.

But things get a bit trickier with BGMI. While the game is playable on “smooth quality, Extreme FPS” and even “Ultra HDR quality, Ultra FPS,” the difference in performance becomes noticeable. This leads us to assume that BGMI might not be as well-optimised for the Edge 50 Fusion as CoD, resulting in a less consistent experience. Hopefully, future updates can fix this issue soon.

Here’s how the Edge 50 Fusion competes against its competitors in AnTuTu benchmarking:

OnePlus Nord CE 4 5G
Nothing Phone 2a
realme 12 Pro
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
AnTuTu Overall benchmark score analysis

A clean and aesthetically pleasing interface has been one of the key characteristics of Motorola smartphones for a long time, and the Edge 50 Fusion carries that legacy forward. It runs on the Android-based HelloUI out of the box, and thankfully, there’s zero bloatware on the device.

During our week-long test, the UI felt well-implemented, but there was one minor caveat: the quick toggle settings. Finding specific options might require some digging, especially for less tech-savvy users. While the design is visually appealing, a more intuitive layout would have been ideal.

Motorola offers three years of software updates and four years of security updates, which sounds on the lower side, especially compared to Samsung, given it offers four years of OS updates and five years of security updates even with its budget and mid-range offerings. But we don’t think that this is a deal-breaker.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Special Features

Despite wrapping its smartphones in an almost stock-like UI, Motorola has always packed intriguing goodies, like shake-to-flash or twist-to-open cameras. This time, Motorola is offering even more exciting stuff.

Remember that “long-lost cousin of Samsung Dex” called Moto Connect? This lets you ditch your tiny phone screen and cast your phone onto a TV, transforming it into a desktop workspace. It runs smoothly, even for demanding games like CoD or high-resolution YouTube videos.

Another cool feature turns your Edge 50 Fusion into a webcam for your PC and streamlines file transfers between your devices.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Cameras

The optics on the Edge 50 Fusion are a bit of a double-edged sword. In daylight, the main camera captures images with near-realistic colours; even selfies are impressive with accurate skin tones. The best part about this device’s camera system is how it manages dynamic range and details while shooting in direct sunlight. It didn’t overexpose the sky while toning down the foreground, and the images captured were perfectly balanced.

Rear Cameras
50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), dual pixel PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)
Front Camera
32 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
1080p@30fps at front

However, the ultra-wide lens is the wild card. Sometimes, it delivers shots that match the quality of the other lenses, but consistency is an issue. We also encountered artefacts (distortions) and slight temperature shifts in ultra-wide photos.

The low-light camera performance is good, but it can test your patience. When taking a picture in dimly lit conditions, the camera increases its shutter speed, so slight hand movements can cause blurry images. It’s not as frustrating as the Samsung Galaxy M55, but the photos come out nice and punchy when a zen-like stability is achieved. In challenging situations, the Edge 50 Fusion does invite a few grains around the edges, but the photos are still usable.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Battery life and charging

Battery life is the Edge 50 Fusion’s shining star. With moderate use, the device’s 5000mAh battery can easily conquer a two-day journey. Even power users can expect over seven hours of screen-on time. Let’s say you won’t be springing for a charger anytime soon.

Complementing this endurance is the exceptional 68W fast charging. During our testing, the phone went from 0 to 10% in under an hour (53 minutes, to be precise). We also ran the PCMark battery test on the device, which lasted 8 hours and 32 minutes on a single charge with the brightness set to full.

Moto Edge 50 Fusion Review: Verdict

The Moto Edge 50 Fusion is a well-balanced phone with much to offer. It has a gorgeous, eye-catching design that feels premium despite the plastic frames. The smooth 144Hz display is a joy to use, and the clean HelloUI software is free of bloatware and has prolonged software support.

It tackles everyday tasks and even casual games with ease. The ultra-wide camera and low-light performance need a bit of tweaking, however, these are minor gripes that won’t really be a dealbreaker for many.

So, is the Edge 50 Fusion for you? If you crave a gorgeous phone with an all-day battery life and a software experience that won’t drive you bananas, then yes. But if you’re a shutterbug or a hardcore gamer, you might want to keep swiping through your options like the Nothing Phone (2a) (review), OnePlus Nord CE4 (review), or iQOO Z9 (review). The Poco X6 Pro should help with your gaming needs if you have a few more bucks.

Tested by Shubh Bhushan