After years mainly spent in the midrange phone market, Motorola burst back into the spotlight with the foldable Razr: it was bold, it was exciting, it was expensive, and it ultimately flopped. As interesting as it was, it simply wasn’t a very good phone.
The newly announced Motorola Edge Plus is a device in a different vein from the Razr. Instead of a unique form factor or feature set, it’s an Android flagship that’s very similar to every other top Android device that’s available in 2020. But while it might not be a head-turning phone, the $999 Verizon-exclusive Edge Plus succeeds where the Razr failed: it’s a great phone. But in today’s crowded high-end phone market, is “great” good enough to matter?