Comparing Moto Edge 40 Neo and iQOO Z7 Pro: which is the better phone under Rs 25,000?

The Moto Edge 40 Neo was released in India shortly after the launch of the iQOO Z7 Pro. While they have some similarities, they also have notable differences in terms of camera, chipset, and battery specifications.

However, the most common thing between the two is their price point, as they both are priced at around Rs 25,000 and offer several interesting features. So, let’s compare both phones to assess their strengths and weaknesses.

Moto Edge 40 Neo vs iQOO Z7 Pro: specs at a glance

SpecsMoto Edge 40 Neo vs iQOO Z7 Pro
Display6.55-inch pOLED display; 144Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits peak brightness6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display; 120Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits of peak brightness
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 7030MediaTek Dimensity 7200
Rear camera50MP OIS main camera + 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor with Macro Vision64MP main sensor + 2MP bokeh sensor
Selfie camera32MP on the front16MP on the front
Storage8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB
OSAndroid 13 out-of-the-boxAndroid 13-based Funtouch OS 13
Battery5,000mAh with 68W fast charging tech4,600mAh with 66W fast charging technology
IP ratingIP68IP52
Other features5G, Wi-Fi 6E, in-display fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, dual stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, NFC and more5G, Wi-Fi 6, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, proximity, compass, Bluetooth v5.30 and more
ColoursBlack Beauty, Caneel Bay and Soothing SeaBlue Lagoon and Graphite Matte

Moto Edge 40 Neo vs iQOO Z7 Pro: price in India

  • The Moto Edge 40 Neo has a starting price of Rs 23,999 for the 8GB+128GB storage version.
  • The 12GB+256GB storage variant of the phone is priced at Rs 25,999.
  • However, for a limited time, Motorola is offering special festive prices of Rs 20,999 and Rs 22,999 for these models.
  • On the other hand, the iQOO Z7 Pro 5G starts at Rs 23,999 for the base model with 8GB+128GB storage.
  • Meanwhile, the 8GB+256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 24,999.
Moto Edge 40 Neo vs iQOO Z7 Pro launch price
Moto Edge 40 Neo8GB+128GBRs 23,999
12GB+256GBRs 25,999
iQOO Z7 Pro 5G8GB+128GBRs 23,999
8GB+256GBRs 24,999

Moto Edge 40 Neo vs iQOO Z7 Pro: specifications

Design

  • The Motorola Edge 40 Neo features a premium look with its curved edges and display.
  • Motorola’s design for the Edge 40 Neo is centred around its collaboration with Pantone, known for its expertise in colour.
  • The smartphone offers three Pantone-certified finishes – Black Beauty, Soothing Sea, and Caneel Bay. The latter two options include a vegan leather finish.
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  • On the other hand, the iQOO Z7 Pro also boasts a sleek and slender design with curved edges, offering a comfortable grip. 
  • The newly announced smartphone’s rear panel features a sparkling matte surface that not only looks attractive but also effectively hides fingerprints and smudges.
  • The iQO Z7 Pro has been made available in two colour options – Blue Lagoon and Graphite Matte.

Display

  • The all-new Moto Edge 40 Neo has a 6.55-inch pOLED curved display with a 144Hz refresh rate, a 360Hz touch sampling rate, a peak brightness of 1300 nits and supports HDR10+.
  • The iQOO Z7 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED curved display featuring a 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and a peak brightness of 1300 nits.

Cameras

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  • The Moto Edge 40 Neo comes with a 50MP main camera featuring OIS, as well as a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens with Macro Vision on the rear. It also sports a 32MP front camera for selfies.
  • On the other hand, the iQOO Z7 Pro offers a 64 MP main camera and a 2MP Bokeh camera. It features a 16MP front camera.

Chipset

  • The Moto Edge 40 Neo runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 7030 processor, making it the first phone to feature this chipset. Meanwhile, the iQOO Z7 Pro is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset and an ARM Mali-G610 GPU under the hood.
  • The Dimensity 7030 chipset can handle Full HD+ displays with a rapid 144Hz refresh rate. It also enables dual HDR video recording, allowing you to record with two cameras simultaneously.
  • Similarly, the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset is potent and enables smartphones to use high-speed displays up to 144Hz. It also supports dual video recording.

Battery

  • The Moto Edge 40 Neo is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 68W fast charging. It’s said to reach a 50 percent charge in under 15 minutes.
  • On the other hand, the iQOO Z7 Pro 5G features a 4,600mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. The company states that the smartphone can reach a 50 percent charge in just 22 minutes.

IP rating

  • The Moto Edge 40 Neo comes with an IP68 rating, and the iQOO Z7 Pro offers an IP52 rating.
  • It’s worth noting that an IP68 rating indicates that a device can withstand dust and immersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the IP52 rating means that it is designed to handle minor splashes and spills without damage. However, it is not suitable for immersion in water or exposure to heavy water spray.

Key takeaways

  • Both mid-range phones, the Moto Edge 40 Neo and iQOO Z7 Pro, offer curved displays and powerful chipsets. However, the Moto Edge 40 Neo stands out with its 144Hz display compared to the iQOO Z7 Pro’s 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Additionally, the Moto Edge 40 Neo boasts a 32MP selfie camera and a 5,000mAh battery with 68W fast charging, while the iQOO Z7 Pro features a 16MP front camera and a 4,600mAh battery with 66W fast charging.
  • Also, the Moto Edge 40 Neo left behind the iQOO Z7 Pro in terms of IP rating.

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