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Motorola One comes with a unique design and a difference. A few pros and cons of this phone are:
- It has a modern iPhone-esque design along with a combination of Nokia 7.1 and Honor Play.
- It comes with the fluid Android One OS without bloatware and well-injected Moto Actions.
- It comes with the traditional headphone jack for nostalgic earphones enthusiasts.
- The phone comes with the USB Type-C port to charge fast.
- The phone has a decent camera which has excellent speed and produces vibrant colors.
- The phone comes with a dated display that produces washed-out colors.
- Motorola One does not come with a capable battery as it may run out within a day.
- The low-light photography of this phone is not the best.
Motorola One is both a looker and a capable performer. If you are a Motorola fan, then you wouldn’t go wrong with this phone.
As an Android One Phone, the Motorola One comes with a slight difference. Priced at Rs 13,999, this phone comes with bloat-free software, vibrant display and a capable camera. It comes with all the necessary items required for a mid-range phone and will satisfy any midrange user.
Motorola One comes with a bit of change regarding its model. It does not follow the Moto G6 design statement but looks more similar to Nokia 7.1 and Honor Play. It comes with a notch which is quite common for a Motorola set.
The phone can be a real people-pleasing phone. It has a 2.5D glass on the front and back, aluminum on the sides, and it is slim like the iPhone XR. Plus, the phone comes with the modern USB-C charging as well as the traditional headphone jack. The fingerprint scanner is placed ergonomically on the rear panel, and it is snappy.
One of the problems with this phone is that it is P2i water resistant, that is, it is just splash resistant due to a nano coating which covers the phone. At the bottom, the phone carries two speaker grilles which add the oomph factor in the phone. Design-wise, the Motorola One is a reliable phone and a capable one.
The Motorola One arrives with a 5.9-inch display which is quite small and may seem a bit dated too. However, it comes with the aspect ratio of 19:9, which is a modern one. The resolution is a shortcoming – the phone arrives with 1520 x 720 resolution, which is quite low considering the better resolution in Moto G6, Honor 8X, and Nokia 7.1.
If you move the phone close to your eyes, then you will be able to see the pixels on the phone distinctly. The display is quite bright, and it offers incredible contrast. Along with that, the color saturation is good, and it provides a warm tone. However, when compared to competitors, the phone does fall short.
The Motorola One comes with Snapdragon 625. It is an octa-core processor, but it is not the best processor in the market. Plus, the phone is fitted with a weak Adreno 506 GPU. The phone does not have a problem with running apps. You can switch between apps easily without facing any lags.
However, the apps do not load quickly enough, and there might be sudden stutters. Casual gaming is excellent on this phone, but ultra-graphics games will not run properly. Even in medium settings, these games might lag and offer unlikeable jagged gameplay.
The Motorola One has pleasant cameras. The shooting speed is very fast – more than Moto G6 series – but you must focus with steady hands if you want to prevent blurry shots. The phone comes with a primary 13MP camera along with a secondary 2MP for depth sensing.
Daylight shots are quite good capturing enough vibrant colors but if you want to amp it up, switch on the HDR mode, which can make the images much more picturesque.
At night, however, the colors can appear washed out and grainy. Macros lose a bit of integrity and lack good dynamic range.
The 8MP selfie camera is a budget front camera which produces decent selfies, which have moderate definition and are only suitable for social media uploads.
The phone can shoot 4K resolution, which turns out pleasant pictures. At night, however, the camera starts to falter yet again.
Motorola One arrives with a massive 3000 mAh battery. It gives you fantastic stamina, but it does not have enough juice to run it for two whole days. Testing a 90-minute 720p video found that the phone lost 17%, which is not impressive.
Moto G6 Plus, however, lost 20% when the same test was used. Fortunately, the phone comes with a fast charger, which can give you adequate juice once you charge up the phone for about 10-15 minutes. In 20 minutes, you might get 6 hours of use from the phone.
The Motorola One is a reliable phone in the mid-range and arrives with a decent design. However, the phone does not have the sharpest of screens. The cameras produce great images in daylight but falter at night, making it budget-wise appropriate.
The battery is quite inadequate, as heavy or moderate use can drain is quite fast. The phone will get a stiff competition with its one Moto G6 Phones as well as Nokia 7.1. Both these competitors are worth considering.