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Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Which is Better

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Comparing the Google Pixel 7 Pro and Motorola Edge 30 Ultra confirms that the latter is probably one of the most underrated smartphones of the year. And it’s not just because the Edge 30 Ultra features a 200MP primary camera, a 125W wired fast charging, and a smooth 144Hz refresh rate but also its pricing. Many users will prefer the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra to the Pixel 7 Pro and we can understand why. But, there are two major reasons why the Pixel 7 Pro is still better than the Edge 30 Ultra.

To point out the two reasons why the Google Pixel 7 Pro is better than the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, we put together this detailed Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra specs comparison. At the end of this comparison, you might find it a little hard to choose the Pixel 7 Pro over the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Display, Design, and Durability

Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inches display while Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has a smaller 6.67-inches display. The display of the Pixel 7 Pro is an LTPO AMOLED panel that has support for 120Hz and HDR10+ while that of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has a P-OLED panel that has support 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. The display of the Edge 30 Ultra is bright but that of the Pixel 7 Pro is brighter (the difference is noticeable when using both phones under direct sunlight).

The front screen of both smartphones has a punch-hole design which looks really neat. The bezels on the screen of both smartphones are thin. But the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has a thinner screen because its screen is more curved than that of the Pixel 7 Pro. On the rear, the camera modules of both phones are placed differently but many users prefer the looks of the Pixel 7 Pro more even though the Xiaomi 12T Pro also looks really good.

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Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), and aluminum frame. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and aluminum frame. It’s also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The displays of the Pixel 7 Pro are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus while that of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Both smartphones are made of durable materials that won’t get damaged in a single fall (from table height) but the Pixel 7 Pro is stronger. The Pixel 7 Pro is made of tougher glass, has a stronger frame, and is water and dustproof. Although the Edge 30 Ultra has an aluminum frame, it is not water and dustproof. The screen of both phones is curved but the screen of the Edge 30 Ultra is more curved.

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Camera

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra features a 200MP triple rear camera while the Pixel 7 Pro features a 50MP triple camera. But, how do the camera sensors of these phones compare to each other?

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The camera setup of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is 50MP + 48MP + 12MP and 10.8MP front cameras while that of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is 200MP + 12MP + 50MP and 60MP front camera. Both phones have different setups, camera sensors, and camera features.

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The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has an f/1.9 aperture, 1.2µm multi-directional PDAF, 25mm focal length, Laser AF, and OIS. In comparison, the 200MP main camera of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has an f/1.9 aperture, 0.64µm PDAF, 23mm focal length, and OIS. The primary cameras of both smartphones have the same aperture but the 200MP of the Edge 30 Ultra takes more detailed photos that even when you crop in the photos, it still retains sharp details.

The 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro has better stability and sharp focus thanks to the Laser AF feature. You can use the 50MP primary camera of the Pixel 7 Pro as a point-and-shoot tool whereas you can’t do that with the 200MP of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. The Edge 30 ultra and Pixel 7 Pro also have other useful camera sensors.

The Edge 30 Ultra has a 12MP telephoto lens that has a faster aperture than the 48MP telephoto lens of the Pixel 7 Pro. But the 48MP telephoto lens of the Pixel 7 Pro can do 5x optical zoom and has a longer shooting range than the 12MP telephoto of the Edge 30 Ultra.

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has a 50MP ultra-wide lens which takes sharper photos than the 12MP ultra-wide lens of the Pixel 7 Pro. But the 12MP ultra-wide of the Pixel 7 Pro has an AutoFocus feature which allows it to quickly focus on objects and take less blurry photos than the 50MP ultra-wide lens of the Edge 30 Ultra. The 60MP front camera of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is as good as the 10.8MP front camera of the Pixel 7 Pro.

The camera features available on the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra are Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR, OIS, gyro-EIS, HDR10+, 8K video recording @30fps, 4K video recording @@30/60fps, Night Mode, portrait, etc. In contrast, the camera features available in the Google Pixel 7 Pro are Laser AF, OIS, Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama, gyro-EIS, 10-bit HDR, multi-directional PDAF, 4K video recording @30/60fps, guided frame, photo unblur, magic eraser, cinematic blur, and Pro Level Zoom.

The Google Pixel 7 Pro has some very useful camera features like the Guided Frame feature which allows blind people to easily take good-quality photos with the aid of a voice command directing them on how to position the phone. There is also the Photo Unblur feature that clears any blurry parts of photos taken by the Pixel 7 Pro making it look better. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has a really nice camera setup with good sensors but the cameras of the Pixel 7 Pro are more fun to use because of the available useful camera features.

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The chipset in the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the Google Tensor G2 5G chipset while that of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Both chipsets are 5G capable, both are built on a 4nm process technology, and both feature an Octa-core CPU (8-core processor).

The CPU cores of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset are one Cortex-X2 high-performance core (speed 3.19GHz), three Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.75GHz), and four Cortex-A510 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). In comparison, the Google Tensor G2 chipset has two Cortex-X1 high-performance cores (speed 2.85GHz), two Cortex-A710 performance and efficiency cores (speed 2.35GHz), and four Cortex-A55 small-efficiency cores (speed 1.80GHz). The chipset of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra features the Adreno 730 GPU while that of the Pixel 7 Pro features the Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has 8GB or 12GB of RAM (only 12GB RAM is available in Europe) while the Pixel 7 Pro has a single 12GB of RAM. The internal storage options available on the Google Pixel 7 Pro starts at 128GB and go up to 512GB while that of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra has 128GB or 256GB storage options (only 256GB is available in Europe). There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot available on both phones.

 

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Software

Google Pixel 7 Pro boots Android 13 out of the box while the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra boots Android 12 out of the box. The Google Pixel 7 Pro will get up to five years of major software updates while the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra will get up to three years of major software updates. Users can download apps and games from the Google Play Store.

The software and user experience on both smartphones are very smooth. Animation is fast, apps open very quickly, switching between apps is smooth, and the user interface on both phones looks neat. Motorola recently added some new customization and features to its UI but the software and user experience on the Google Pixel 7 Pro is still better than those in the Edge 30 Ultra.

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A 5,000mAh battery powers the Google Pixel 7 Pro while a 4,610mAh battery powers the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. The charging features available on the Pixel 7 Pro include 23W fast wireless charging, 30W wired fast charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, and Reverse wireless charging. In comparison, available features on the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra are 125W wired fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The battery of the Pixel 7 Pro lasts longer but it’ll take you less time to fully charge the battery of the Edge 30 Ultra using wired and wireless charging.

Other features available in Motorola Edge 30 Ultra are Fingerprint (under display, optical), DisplayPort 1.4, NFC, dual-band A-GPS, Google Assistant, USB On-The-Go, Moto AI, etc. Other features available in the Pixel 7 Pro are Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Face ID, Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Virtual proximity sensing, dual-band A-GPS, NFC, Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, Google Assistant, etc.

 

Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Price

The starting price of the Google Pixel 7 Pro (12GB + 128GB) is $899 while the price of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (12GB + 256GB) is €899. In China, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (12GB + 256GB) is selling for €629. Details of how to buy these phones are available in the table below but you should read our conclusion below to know the two reasons why you might want to skip buying the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

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Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra: Conclusion

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra provides good competition for the Pixel 7 Pro. With the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, you get a better-performing chipset, impressive camera sensors, smoother refresh rate, faster wired and wireless charging, and is cheaper. But, unlike the Pixel 7 Pro, it is not water and dustproof, it has a smaller battery size, and shorter software update.

If you’re the type that loves playing graphics-intensive games for a long time, the chipset, RAM, storage, and 144Hz refresh rate of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra will guarantee you a smoother gaming experience. However, the Pixel 7 Pro gives you better camera features, better durability, a decent gaming experience, longer lasting battery, and longer software updates and also has the same wireless charging and an impressive 120Hz smooth refresh rate.

Based on the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs Motorola Edge 30 Ultra specs comparison, I’ll advise users to buy the Pixel 7 Pro ahead of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra because of its extra features in the camera, durability, software, and longer-lasting battery. However, if you’ll be playing graphics-intensive games with your smartphone then I recommend you buy the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra as this will be best suited for you.

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