Our Opinion

The Motorola One Macro is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 6.2, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola One Macro!

Motorola One Macro  Nokia 6.2 
Motorola One Macro Nokia 6.2
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Excellence Score
25.7
25.1
Value for Money Score
71.0
64.1
Price ₹ 9,499 onwards ₹ 12,510 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2019 Oct, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass HDR10, Always-on Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #44 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #56 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 509
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 16MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; Laser AF; PDAF, 2MP: Macro Lens, 2MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size; Depth Sensor 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal length; 1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultrawide lens, 5MP: Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR, Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size F/2.0 Aperture, 1/4" Sensor Size, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.99 mmMedium 8.3 mmMedium
Weight 186 gmMedium 180 gmMedium
Width 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use 75.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant (PX2 coating)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 10.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Glossy gradient back - looks nice, though not quite as eye-popping as the colour options on Redmi smartphones
  • Decent build quality and tactile buttons
  • Good 6.1-inch HD+ display - produces bright and vivid colours, making it great for watching videos on YouTube
  • True to Motorola style, you get clean and simple stock Android (+ a guaranteed update to Android 10) - mind you it's not an Android One series phone though despite the 'One' moniker
  • The minor Motorola additions to stock Android are those that make the user experience even better - there are the Moto navigation gestures as well as the Moto Display, both of which make it easier to live with when compared to any other stock Android phone
  • Very good performance for the price bracket with a solid MediaTek Helio P70 chipset (similar to Snapdragon 660) - both day-to-day use, and gaming is smooth
  • Laser autofocus is super fast
  • One of the key highlights of the One Macro of course is it's unique (for the price range) 2MP macro camera that gives you some very interesting close-up photography options (the macro mode is available for both the still and video mode)
  • It's very impressive in actual performance too, in fact surprisingly so - whether its daylight or under artificial light, the macro camera on the One Macro takes quite detailed photos - the colours are vibrant with good contrast levels and high brightness, and there isn't a lot of post-processing with the colours which means you mostly get what you see - and the lower 2cm focal length means that you can go quite close to your subject to get the photo you wanted
  • The portrait mode uses the 2MP depth camera and it impresses too with good levels of edge detection
  • Decent 8MP front camera
  • While the One Macro only has to make do with a single loudspeaker but with the Dolby Atmos tuning, it is fairly good
  • Very good battery life with a combination of a 4000mAh cell, stock Android, and an HD+ display - you can comfortably stretch this up to 2 days on a single charge, with moderate use
  • Fast charging support (though the included 10W fast charger isn't the most powerful)
  • On the whole, the One Macro looks like an excellent stock Android option in the under 10k price bracket, that will please the Android purists - it's worth buying not just for its unique macro camera, but also as a great all-round budget phone
  • Excellent design and looks, dual Gorilla Glass 3
  • Very good, bright, large IPS display
  • Being an Android One phone, you get the simple, clean, stock Android experience + timely future Android updates
  • Can take some great portraits
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Like other glossy back phones, it will be a tough job to keep the phone clean and free of scratches - you will be better off using the bundled case
  • The resolution could have been better - there are 1080p competitors available
  • The main 13MP rear camera is more average though - in daylight, the photos wear a warmer tone and most of the details are softened - the dynamic range is also average - it's not quite a match to the other top camera phones in this price range
  • As light levels fall, the main camera starts struggling with exposures and sharpness (and there is no 'Night mode')
  • Lacklustre performance based on the old Snapdragon 636 chipset - while day-to-day performance is ok, within this price range, Nokia 6.2 is a big laggard
  • Overall though, the triple rear camera setup (16MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 5MP depth) is average in terms of image quality - the white balance, the noise level, the color reproduction, and the dynamic range - all could have been better
  • Mediocre 1080p videos
  • Mediocre selfie camera
  • The cameras are also a bit on the slow side
  • Average battery life, with a 3500mAh battery - you will get a day of use with moderate usage - a lot of competitors are much better in this regard
  • No quick charging support - it goes from 0 to 100% in about 2 hours
  • Overall, the Nokia 6.2 is just an average product in this price bracket, and struggles to stand out due to its lacklustre performance and cameras - even if you are keen on a stock Android experience, you will find better alternatives around
Expert Reviews
  1. Did not give us much to complain about...But Realme 5, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S are very strong competitors
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Laser focused at giving the first time smartphone buyer everything in a relatively premium package...commendable
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Motorola Moto One Macro is a decent option for someone who wants a bloatware-free software experience....But there’s better hardware to be had in the competition
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Solid phone at an appealing price...but has one or two limitations
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An affordable daily driver that gets most things right
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. An impressive phone ...should be in the top of your list while choosing a new phone for yourself under Rs 10,000
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A sensible purchase but Motorola needs to step up its game a bit more to stay relevant
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. We just can't recommend this Android One-powered smartphone
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Falters a bit on the selfie camera and the general system performance, but the Nokia 6.2 is a respectable smartphone for those who value a massive screen and stylish design
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Won't wow you, but it'll get the job done
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A solid, if uninspired, budget phone that gets the job done
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A good choice for price-conscious Android purists
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  6. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  10. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  11. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  12. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. gadgetsnow.com hands-on Read Review »
  14. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
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