Fast Verdict

The Motorola One is a fairly priced smartphone that provides attention-grabbing options similar to Android One and a Twin Rear Digital camera however with its behavior of not getting the publicity right in photographs and different smartphones, at an identical worth, providing higher digital camera specs (and infrequently picture high quality), it will not be the primary alternative for images followers. Nevertheless, in order for you a smartphone that from a day-to-day foundation works effectively, can produce first rate photos (in the best gentle) and the place worth is an extremely essential issue, you might have a liking for the Motorola One. 

+ Execs

  • The value 
  • Good design
  • Android One
  • Professional Digital camera Mode 
  • Attention-grabbing Digital camera Options

– Cons

  • Higher cameras constructed into competitor smartphones
  • Has a behavior to over/below expose pictures 
  • Auto HDR could be a bit sturdy 
  • Portrait Mode is hit or miss 



The Motorola One is a brand new budget-friendly, mid-range smartphone that options premium styling, an impressively-sized display, twin rear digital camera set-up and Android one (for you Android purists on the market). It is not changing any of the Motorola smartphones already in the marketplace, as an alternative, it is a brand-new vary that provides nice worth for cash with out skimping on options. 

Standout options embody the 5.9-inch show HD+ (720×1520) 287PPI, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3,000mAh battery, USB-C and a twin rear digital camera. Plus, the digital camera app has a portrait mode the place you may management bokeh ranges in addition to a Professional mode and some different artistic options similar to a spot color mode. 

On paper, it lines-up to be a fairly priced smartphone some photographers could also be occupied with however with the likes of the Honor 8X and Nokia 7.1 sitting in the identical class and never costing far more, can the Motorola One arise in opposition to the competitors? Let’s discover out. 


Motorola One | 1/100 sec | f/3.8 | 32.0 mm | ISO 200

Motorola One Options

The Motorola One has fairly a couple of digital camera options which can be price a point out however earlier than getting onto them, let’s take a look at among the smartphone’s design options which embody a 5.9-inch display with a 19:9 side ratio, 3000mAh battery (not nice however not garbage, both), 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, SnapDragon 625 CPU (a bit of older than the CPU discovered within the Nokia 7.1 and Honor 8X), Android One and a premium wanting physique. 

As for the cameras, on the again is a 13MP f/2.Zero and 2MP f/2.Four set-up with Part Detection Auto Focus obtainable on the principle 13MP digital camera and a single LED flash built-in. On the entrance, is an 8MP f/2.2 digital camera with a single flash. Video might be captured in Full HD or 4K (Extremely HD). Varied artistic modes are constructed into the digital camera, together with a Professional mode, and you may search what you see with Google Lens. 

The Motorola One is on the market now, by way of Amazon UK, for £269. 

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Key Options

  • Rear Digital camera – 13MP PDAF (f/2.0, 1.12um), Secondary: 2/MP (f2.4, 1.75um), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) single LED flash
  • Entrance Dealing with Digital camera – 8MP (f/2.2, 1.12um)
  • Display – 5.9″ HD+ (720 x 1520) 287 PPI, LTPS IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Single LED flash
  • Full HD or 4K Extremely HD video 
  • ISO 100-3200
  • HDR, Panoramic, Portrait Mode, Spot Color Mode, Cinemagraph
  • Rear fingerprint reader
  • 4GB RAM/ 64GB Storage
  • 3000mAh battery


Motorola One Dealing with

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Look shortly and you may suppose that the Motorola One is, the truth is, the brand new Apple XR smartphone. The highest-notch, skinny bezel and rounded nook design are very comparable however the worth, clearly, could not be additional aside. The edges are constructed from aluminium and a pair of.5D Gorilla Glass might be discovered on the back and front which, as we at all times counsel, means it is a good suggestion to guard the smartphone with a case. Motorola does present one however it’s solely a fundamental TPU case so in order for you peace of thoughts, it is price upgrading.

The curved edges not solely make the smartphone look slick, however it matches the hand effectively and would not really feel over-sized (as some fashionable telephones do these days). It would not really feel as heavy as some smartphones which, to some, would possibly make it really feel inexpensive however Motorola definitely have not skimmed any corners in the case of the smartphone’s total development. 

On the underside, you discover a USB-C charging socket together with the speaker and to the highest if a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the perimeters are the same old quantity and energy buttons and the inclusion of a MicroSD card slot means the 64GB of storage might be expanded (in case you so want). 64GB of area for photographs and video is definitely double the dimensions you get with the basic-level Nokia 7.1 however it’s on par with the Honor 8X. 

The again is dwelling to a dual-camera setup and because it’s positioned within the prime nook, there is not any likelihood of you mistaking it for the fingerprint sensor (discovered centre-back) and getting marks on the lenses. The fingerprint sensor is positioned effectively and might be simply activated along with your index finger with out having to reposition your hand when holding the Motorola One.

The Motorola One should not be broken by the odd splash from water however it’s not waterproof and would not include an official score so watch out with it. 


Motorola One | 1/80 sec | f/3.8 | 32.0 mm | ISO 200

As for the display, it measures 5.9-inch and it is extra lengthy and skinny than vast so it does look smaller than different smartphone screens on the market. Actually, it is fairly significantly smaller than the display discovered on the Honor 8X and the display decision is way decrease, too (720×1520 vs 1080×2340). The display is a smidge greater than the one discovered on the Nokia 7.1 (5.84-inch) however once more, the decision is decrease (720×1520 vs 1080×2280). The screens on each the Nokia and Honor smartphones are barely sharper than the Motorola however you must look actually intently to note. 

Colors are nice on the Motorola One display, viewing angles are good and you should use the smartphone open air with out brilliant gentle inflicting too many points. 

The Motorola One has a 13MP PDAF (f/2.0, 1.12um) and 2MP (f2.4, 1.75um) digital camera set-up on the rear however the aperture on the principle digital camera doesn’t mean low gentle efficiency might be wonderful and the 2MP secondary digital camera is a bit of missing in megapixels while you examine it to different smartphones with an identical worth level. For instance, the Nokia 7.1 has a 5MP secondary digital camera however it’s on par with the Honor 8X which additionally presents a 2MP secondary digital camera however the principle digital camera does have 20MP. 

Entrance-Dealing with cameras differ vastly at this worth level and on the Motorola One is an 8MP f/2.2 digital camera – much like the Nokia 7.1 (though, the aperture on the 7.1 is f/2.Zero and ZEISS optics are in-built). 

The digital camera app is simple to make use of and has some quirky, however enjoyable options built-in. To the underside of the app is the place you discover the shutter button, gallery and the selfie swap. Above these are choices for capturing a picture, video, panorama and additional picture modes which embody spot color (choose a color and the remainder of the picture is B&W), cinemagraph (the place a part of the picture strikes), panorama (once more), Gradual Movement video, Timelapse and YouTube Dwell. As we have come to count on from fashionable smartphones, a Portrait mode the place you may alter how a lot ‘bokeh’ is within the background can be in-built. 


Motorola One | 1/80 sec | f/3.8 | 32.0 mm | ISO 320

You possibly can select in order for you HDR to be on or not and you may entry a handbook mode the place you may alter the white stability, set the ISO, choose a shutter velocity, use handbook focus or set the publicity compensation. The Professional mode is an excellent characteristic to see on a price range smartphone as some premium smartphones, such because the iPhone XS, STILL do not supply this. 

If you happen to like quirky options, you should use gestures to change the flashlight on and to additionally entry the digital camera however it did really feel just like the smartphone might simply fly out of your fingers when doing so. 

Battery life – The 3000mAh battery is not the most important we have seen in a smartphone at this worth level however it’s not horrible. With Geekbench, the Motorola One scored 868 single-core 4322 multi-core scores and its Antutu rating is 81205, which is slower than the beforehand talked about competitors. 


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