Motorola Edge Plus: The best cameras of any Moto phone — but I wanted more

The Motorola Edge Plus has pretty much everything you’d hope for in a premium 5G phone: a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a giant battery, an OLED screen with a high refresh rate and multiple rear cameras with heavy-duty specs. Motorola took features found on other top-of-the-line Android phones, put its own Moto spin on them and built them all into one of the most wonderful Android phones I’ve tried in a long time.

Like

  • Long-lasting battery so far.
  • Edge display.
  • Best cameras on any Moto phone.

Don’t Like

  • Verizon exclusive.
  • No IP rating for water resistance.
  • Night Vision isn’t great.

But there are two things about the phone that can impede its success. One is its chunky build and lack of IP rating for water or dust resistance. The other is that it’s sold as a Verizon exclusive in the US, which could shut out interested buyers. Considering the Edge Plus is competing in a sea of other 5G, Snapdragon 865-powered phones, it needs all the advantages it can get. Anyone in the market for such a device can afford to be picky. 

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Stimulus check requirements: What we know about eligibility and a new relief package

The final proposal for qualifications to get a second stimulus check is coming into focus.


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The Senate and the House of Representatives have each taken a recess until after Labor Day, leaving talks on another rescue package in a stalemate until they reconvene Sept. 8. Unfortunately, that puts the status of a second stimulus check — including the maximum amount of money your family might be able to receive — in limbo. Until the debate begins anew, it also isn’t clear how the qualifications might change from the first stimulus check to the second.

But we do have an idea of at least one way you and your family might benefit. The Republican-backed HEALS Act would remove an age restriction that kept a large number of kids aged 17 through 24 from counting toward the family total or getting a check of their own. The Democrat-authored Heroes Act — which the Senate never formally took up or vetoed — goes even further in recommending new qualifications.

Below, we’ve detailed everything we currently know about who could be included in the second round of stimulus checks and who was passed over in the first round. This story updates

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