Connect with us

Technology

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra review

Published

on

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra

Reviews of Motorola Edge 50 Ultra phone, price, technical specifications, design, screen, software, hardware, battery life and charging, and other specifications of this phone.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra review

The Motorola Edge 50 continues to grow today with new additions to the lineup. After launching the Edge 50 Pro earlier this month, the OEM is now introducing the Edge 50 Ultra and Edge 50 Fusion. As expected, the Ultra is at the top of the range, while the Fusion is the most affordable of the three.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

We will take a closer look at the Edge 50 Ultra and its flagship features. After all, this is Motorola’s top-of-the-line smartphone for 2024, and it offers a ton of premium features, including AI capabilities and a Pantone-calibrated display and cameras for more accurate and vivid color reproduction.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra specifications at a glance:

  • Body:  161.1 x 72.4 x 8.6mm, 197g; Victus gorilla glass front, acetate back (wood based) or silicon polymer back (vegan leather), aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes).
  • Display:  6.70 inch OLED, 1B color, 144Hz, HDR10+, resolution 1220x2712px, aspect ratio 20.01:9, 444ppi.
  • Chipset:  Qualcomm SM8635 Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 (4nm): Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X4 & 4×2.8 GHz Cortex-A720 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A520); Adreno 735.
  • Memory:  512 GB RAM 12 GB, 1 TB 16 GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • Operating System/Software:  Android 14.
  • Rear camera:  Wide (main)  : 50 MP, 1/1.3-inch f/1.6, 2.4 µm, multi-directional PDAF, laser autofocus, OIS;  Telephoto  : 64 MP, f/2.4, 1.4 µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom;  Ultra wide angle  : 50 MP, f/2.0, 1.28 µm, 122 degrees, AF.
  • Front camera:  50 MP, f/1.9, 1.28 µm, AF.
  • Videography:  Rear camera  : 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60, 10-bit HDR10+, gyro-EIS.  Front camera  : 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps.
  • Battery:  4500 mAh; 125W wired, 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless.
  • Connectivity:  5G; two SIM cards; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.4; NFC, UWB, USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 with DP 1.4 support.
  • Other specifications:  fingerprint reader (under the display, optical); stereo speakers; Ready to support 6.

AI functions are possible thanks to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, which sits between last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and this year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. while maintaining a relatively low price. Motorola seems to be looking for a more affordable flagship segment.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

But despite the small agreement in the chipset department, Motorola does not make cameras, displays and chargers. The 6.7-inch OLED panel packs all the punch, runs at up to 144Hz and can charge up to 125W (wireless is 50W). The camera hardware looks good on paper. We’ve got a 50MP main sensor assisted by a 50MP ultra-wide unit and a 64MP 3x telephoto camera with a reliable f/2.4 aperture. Even the selfie unit is 50MP with autofocus, which is rare even in the ultra-premium segment.

Designing

The overall design language of the Edge 50 Ultra follows the Edge 50 family, and since the screen is the same as the Edge 50 Pro, the two phones feel the same in the hand. The Ultra comes in two variants – with a vegetable leather or wooden back. The latter is a bold approach, but will likely appeal to some.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

Available colors include Forest Gray and Peach Fuzz (both vegetable leather options) and Nordic Wood (pictured below).

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

Of course, the wooden back is not pure wood. Motorola has used a special coating for the surface that preserves the wood-like texture while protecting it from water and oil, so it doesn’t change color or lose its appearance. Either way, the imitation is pretty good – almost like real wood.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

The Edge 50 Ultra and the Edge 50 Pro look so similar that it would be hard to tell them apart if they both had plant-based leather. Camera hardware ditches the Edge 50 Ultra, as the telephoto uses a periscope lens and the round LED flash is replaced by a smaller, vertical flash.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra vs Edge 50 ProMotorola Edge 50 Ultra vs Edge 50 Pro

The front and back panels are still rounded, which helps with grip, and to be honest, the wooden back is easier to hold. It also brings back a distant memory of Motorola’s Moto X in 2013 with its bamboo and wooden back.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

The side frame is still aluminum, while the front glass is Gorilla Glass Victus. And for a 6.7-inch device with this many cameras, the weight gain at 197 grams is pretty impressive. Leather and wood are lighter than glass, so that could be an explanation.

- Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
- Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

As expected from a high-end smartphone like the Edge 50 Ultra, the device has IP68 ingress protection.

Hardware

The Edge 50 Ultra and Pro have very similar hardware for the most part, but as we mentioned earlier, the Edge 50 Ultra has a more powerful Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chip that delivers flagship-level performance and features. One notable limitation is the chipset’s inability to record 8K videos. 4K is capped.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra vs Edge 50 ProMotorola Edge 50 Ultra vs Edge 50 Pro

The curved OLED panel is a small step above the competition in terms of refresh rate, as the Edge 50 Ultra’s 6.7-inch display supports a 144Hz refresh rate. It remains to be seen whether Motorola has been able to make the best use of the display’s capabilities.

In addition to the 144Hz refresh rate, the panel also has support for HDR10+, 10-bit color depth, and DC dimming for those who might be sensitive to regular PWM dimming. It can also push up to a maximum brightness of 2,500 nits, but we suspect this will be achievable in small patches during HDR video playback.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

For a complete multimedia experience, Motorola has put more effort into the speakers as well. They are tuned by Dolby Atmos and support Dolby Head Tracking.

A fairly average 4,500 mAh battery keeps the lights on, but capacity isn’t everything. We’ll see if Motorola’s hardware and software tweaks can compensate for the smaller-than-usual battery pack. It is good that Edge 50 Ultra is equipped with 125W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review

The Motorola Edge 50 Ultra also has two significant hardware advantages over some of its competitors. It supports ultra-wideband connectivity (a feature only seen on a handful of Android smartphones) and USB 3.1 gen 2 with DisplayPort 1.4 compatibility. It works well with Motorola’s Ready For desktop environment.

Of course, the Edge 50 Ultra runs on the latest Android 14 with Motorola’s own features. Motorola offers productive AI capabilities for wallpaper customization purposes, but other than that, AI is almost non-existent in Motorola’s current software.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on reviewHowever, the OEM insists on implementing system-wide AI algorithms that work in the background. AI-based algorithms are supposed to optimize performance, battery life, and search.

Camera

Undoubtedly, one of the main features of Edge 50 Ultra is its camera. Motorola hosted a special press event in Morocco where we had a chance to try out the pre-production Motorola Edge 50 Ultra unit along with the rest of the Edge 50 lineup. The camera samples here were all taken over the course of a day at locations and events organized by Motorola.

  • Wide (primary)  : 50 MP, 1/1.3-inch f/1.6, 2.4 µm, multi-directional PDAF, laser autofocus, OIS; 2160p@60fps
  • Telephoto camera  : 64 MP, f/2.4, 1.4 μm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom; 2160p@30fps
  • Ultra-wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.0, 1.28 µm, 122 degrees, AF. 2160p@30fps
  • Front camera:  50 MP, f/1.9, 1.28 µm, AF. 2160@30fps

When it comes to camera hardware, the Ultra stands out in the Edge 50 family with a total of four powerful cameras. The main camera uses a large 50-megapixel 1/1.3-inch sensor with a wide f/1.6 aperture and stabilized optics.

Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/1228s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/264s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 101, 1/1697s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review
Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/490s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/462s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/513s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review
Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/238s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 100, 1/306s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Main Camera Samples - f/1.6, ISO 469, 1/120s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review
Examples of original Daylight cameras
Main camera samples in low light - f/1.6, ISO 6075, 1/17s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Low-light main camera samples - f/1.6, ISO 4600, 1/33s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Main camera samples in low light - f/1.6, ISO 3100, 1/50s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Low-light main camera samples - f/1.6, ISO 3725, 1/33s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Low-light main camera samples - f/1.6, ISO 20800, 1/10s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Main camera samples in low light - f/1.6, ISO 4250, 1/33s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Examples of the main camera in low light

The 64-megapixel telephoto camera has a 3x optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture.

Telephoto camera samples of the day - f/2.4, ISO 105, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Telephoto camera samples of the day - f/2.4, ISO 100, 1/231s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Telephoto camera samples of the day - f/2.4, ISO 100, 1/731s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Telephoto camera examples in the day - f/2.4, ISO 100, 1/612s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Telephoto camera samples of the day - f/2.4, ISO 100, 1/370s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Telephoto camera samples of the day - f/2.4, ISO 143, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Telephoto camera examples in the day - f/2.4, ISO 198, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Telephoto camera examples in the day - f/2.4, ISO 134, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Telephoto camera examples in the day - f/2.4, ISO 198, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Examples of telephoto cameras during the day
6x zoom camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 160, 1/296s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review 6x zoom camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 113, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review 6x zoom camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 100, 1/404s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Examples of cameras with 6x zoom
Low-light telephoto camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 10074, 1/14s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Low-light telephoto camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 11620, 1/14s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Examples of telephoto cameras in low light

And the secondary secondary camera is a 50-megapixel ultra-wide unit with a wide 122-degree FoV, f/2.0 aperture, and autofocus support for macro shots.

Daylight Ultrawide Camera Examples - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/442s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Ultra Wide Camera Examples - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/319s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review
Daylight Ultra Wide Camera Examples - f/2.0, ISO 141, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Daylight Ultra Wide Camera Examples - f/2.0, ISO 925, 1/50s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-On Review
Examples of ultra wide daylight cameras
Close-ups: Main camera - f/1.6, ISO 161, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Close-ups: Ultra-wide camera - f/2.0, ISO 400, 1/135s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Close-ups: Main camera • Ultra-wide camera
Low-light ultra-wide camera sample - f/2.0, ISO 19200, 1/10s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
An example of a low-light ultra-wide camera

The selfie camera is impressive, at least on paper, with a 50-megapixel resolution, f/1.9 wide aperture, and autofocus support. It’s 2024 and we hardly ever see phones with AF-equipped selfie cameras, so kudos to Motorola for adding this feature.

Selfie - f/1.9, ISO 141, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review Selfie - f/1.9, ISO 181, 1/200s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Selfie photos

But not only the hardware of the camera itself, its software features and optimization as well. Although AI isn’t the main focus on the software side, Motorola benefits greatly from AI-based camera optimizations.

Related article:  Motorola Edge 50 Pro phone review, technical specifications

Let’s start with the action shot. The camera software automatically increases and adjusts the shutter speed in low-light environments to minimize motion blur. We did a brief test of the feature and found that in some cases, the shutter speed went from 1/50 to 1/200, while at the same time, the ISO doubled from 3100 to 6200. This is without any significant increase in noise thanks to the AI-based noise reduction algorithm. Here is a short example.

Action Shot Examples - f/1.6, ISO 6275, 1/206s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Action Shot Examples - f/1.6, ISO 6200, 1/212s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra Hands-on Review Action shot examples - f/1.6, ISO 6300, 1/203s - Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on review
Examples of action shots

Adaptive stabilization works in video mode and dynamically adjusts the level of stabilization based on your hand movement and scenario.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on reviewAutofocus tracking is another video-based feature that improves the sharpness of footage from subjects moving quickly through the frame. This one will be available with the next update.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on reviewIt’s worth noting that Motorola offers a choice between natural and auto-enhanced shooting modes, with the former being the default mode. Auto-enhancement mode apparently takes longer to capture images, but we didn’t notice a slowdown when using it. . Also, this isn’t exactly a Motorola exclusive. This is actually the Auto Enhance feature that we all know from the Google Photos app. Motorola decided to integrate this feature into the camera app for convenience, but the system only saves “enhanced” photos, not “normal” photos.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on reviewIt’s a bit early to comment on the camera quality as we took samples with the pre-production unit. But before we get a production-ready phone, let’s take a look at some videos taken with all the cameras.

Summary

As always, it’s a little early to say whether the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra is a good buy or not, but it’s certainly a promising one. The phone has all the features of a true flagship phone, while the price starts at €999, which is considered affordable in today’s flagship segment. Over time, the price will come down and the phone will become a more attractive option.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra hands-on reviewIn any case, despite the promising hardware, the full review will reveal whether the 4,500 mAh battery is enough for reliable endurance, and it will be interesting to see how the new camera system stacks up against the competition. The Moto Edge 50 Ultra is expected to hit the market by the end of May, and a lot can change between now and then.

Source: GSMARENA.COM

Technology

Unveiling of OpenAI new artificial intelligence capabilities

Published

on

By

OpenAI

OpenAI claims that its free GPT-4o model can talk, laugh, sing, and see like a human. The company is also releasing a desktop version of ChatGPT’s large language model.

 Unveiling of OpenAI new artificial intelligence capabilities

Yesterday, OpenAI introduced the GPT-4o artificial intelligence model, which is a completely new model of the company’s artificial intelligence, which according to OpenAI is a step closer to a much more natural human-computer interaction.
This new model accepts any combination of text, audio, and image as input and can produce output in all three formats. It can also detect emotions, allow the user to interrupt it mid-speech, and respond almost as quickly as a human during a conversation.
In the live broadcast of the introduction of this new model, Meera Moratti, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, said: “The special thing about GPT-4o is that GPT-4 level intelligence has been made available to everyone, including our free users. This is the first time we’ve taken a big step forward in ease of use.
During the unveiling of the model, OpenAI demonstrated the GPT-4o, which translates live between English and Italian, with its intuitive ability to help a researcher solve a linear equation on paper in an instant, just by listening to The breaths of an OpenAI executive give him advice on deep breathing.
The letter “o” in the name of the GPT-4o model stands for the word “Omni”, which is a reference to the multifaceted capabilities of this model.
OpenAI said that GPT-4o is trained with text, images, and audio, meaning all input and output is processed by a neural network. This differs from the company’s previous models, including the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, which allowed users to ask questions just by speaking, but then converted the speech to text. This would cause tone and emotion to be lost and interactions to slow down.
OpenAI will make this new model available for free to everyone, including ChatGPT users, over the next few weeks, and will also initially release a desktop version of ChatGPT for Apple computers (Mac) for users who have purchased a subscription, starting today. They will have access to it. The introduction of the new OpenAI model took place one day before the Google I/O event, which is the company’s annual developer conference.
OpenAI
It should be noted that shortly after OpenAI introduced GPT-4o, Google also presented a version of its artificial intelligence known as Gemini with similar capabilities.
While the GPT-4 model excelled at tasks related to image and text analysis, the GPT-4o model integrates speech processing and expands its range of capabilities.

Natural human-computer interaction

According to OpenAI, the GPT-4o model is a step towards a much more natural human-computer interaction that accepts any combination of text, audio, and image as input and produces any combination of text, audio and image.
This model can respond to voice inputs in less than 232 milliseconds, with an average speed of 320 milliseconds, which is similar to the response time of humans in a conversation.
This model matches the performance of the GPT-4 Turbo model on English text and code with a significant improvement in converting text to non-English languages while being much faster and 50% cheaper via application programming interface (API). The GPT-4o model is especially better in visual and audio understanding compared to existing models.

What exactly does the introduction of this model mean for users?

The GPT-4o model significantly enhances the experience of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s wildly popular AI chatbot. Users can now interact with ChatGPT like a personal assistant, ask it questions and even hang it up wherever they want.
Additionally, as mentioned, OpenAI is introducing a desktop version of ChatGPT along with a revamped user interface.
“We recognize the increasing complexity of these models, but our goal is to make the interaction experience more intuitive and seamless,” Moratti emphasized. We want users to focus on working with GPT instead of being distracted by the UI. Our new model can reason text, audio, and video in real-time. This model is versatile, fun to work with, and a step toward a much more natural form of human-computer interaction, and even human-computer-computer interaction.
The GPT-4o model has also been extensively reviewed by more than 70 experts in areas such as social psychology, bias and fairness, and misinformation to identify risks introduced or enhanced by the newly added methods. OpenAI has used these learnings to develop safety interventions to improve the safety of interacting with GPT-4o. The members of the OpenAI team demonstrated their audio skills during the public presentation of this new model. A researcher named Mark Chen emphasized its ability to gauge emotions and noted its adaptability to user interruptions.
Chen demonstrated the model’s versatility by requesting a bedtime story in a variety of tones, from dramatic to robotic, and even had it read to him. As mentioned, this new model is available for free to all ChatGPT users. Until now, GPT-4 class models were only available to people who paid a monthly subscription.
“This is important to us because we want to make great AI tools available to everyone,” said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Strong market for generative artificial intelligence

OpenAI is leading the way in productive AI alongside Microsoft and Google, as companies across sectors rush to integrate AI-powered chatbots into their services to stay competitive.
For example, Anthropic, a competitor of OpenAI, recently unveiled its first corporate proposal to Apple to provide a free program for iPhones.
“We recognize that GPT-4o audio presentations present new risks,” OpenAI said in a statement. Today we’re publicly releasing text and image inputs and text outputs, and in the coming weeks and months, we’ll be working on the technical infrastructure, post-training usability, and security necessary to release other methods. For example, at startup, audio outputs are limited to a set of predefined sounds and adhere to our existing security policies. We will share more details about the full range of GPT-4o methods in a future system.
OpenAI
According to the report, the generative AI market saw a staggering $29.1 billion in investment across nearly 700 deals in 2023, up more than 260 percent from the previous year. Predictions indicate that the yield of this market will exceed one trillion dollars in the next decade. However, there are concerns about the rapid deployment of untested services by academics and ethicists who are troubled by the technology’s potential to perpetuate prejudice.
Since launching in November 2022, ChatGPT’s chatbot has broken records as the fastest-growing user base in history, with nearly 100 million weekly active users. OpenAI reports that more than 92% of the world’s top 500 companies use it.
At the presentation event last night, Moratti answered some questions from the audience and when he spoke in fluent Italian and the artificial intelligence translated his words into English, the hall was filled with excitement.
There is more. This means the next time you take a selfie, OpenAI’s artificial intelligence can assess your exact emotions. All you have to do is select a selfie and ask ChatGPT to tell you how you feel.
It should be said that OpenAI employees were so happy that ChatGPT asked them why they were so happy!

Continue Reading

Technology

Samsung S95B OLED TV review

Published

on

By

Samsung S95B OLED TV
The S95B TV is Samsung’s serious attempt to enter the OLED TV market after a decade of hiatus; But can it take back the OLED throne from LG?

Samsung S95B OLED TV review

What can be placed in a container with a depth of 4 mm? For example, 40 sheets of paper or 5 bank cards; But to think that Samsung has successfully packed a large 4K OLED panel into a depth of less than 4mm that can produce more than 2000 nits of brightness is amazing. Join me as I review the Samsung S95B TV.

Continue Reading

Technology

MacBook Air M3 review; Lovely, powerful and economical

Published

on

By

MacBook Air M3 review
The MacBook Air M3, with all its performance improvements, adds to the value and economic justification of the MacBook Air M1, rather than being an ideal purchase.

MacBook Air M3 review; Lovely, powerful and economical

If you are looking for a compact, well-made and high-quality laptop that can be used in daily and light use, the MacBook Air M3 review is not for you; So close the preceding article, visit the Zomit products section and choose one of the stores to buy MacBook Air M1 ; But if you, like me, are excited to read about the developments in the world of hardware and are curious to know about the performance of the M3 chip in the Dell MacBook Air 2024 , then stay with Zoomit.

Continue Reading

Popular