Motorola One 

price₹ 10,490 onwards

launchMar, 2019

27.6

excellence score

71.3

value for money score

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Design

  • Attractive design with a glossy (glass-like) finish at the back
  • It’s also pretty slim, very light, and comfortable to hold and use — it actually feels a fair bit smaller than the large screen size might lead you to believe
  • Fast, effective fingerprint scanner at the back
  • The body however is entirely plastic, including the frame - and the finish feel cheap
  • No Face unlock (you can of course use Android's built in "smart unlock/trusted face" security feature, but that's somewhat slower and less secure than the custom Face unlock implementations on most smartphones these days)

Display

  • The display is decent in terms of colors, and viewing angles, but it's not the sharpest display on the block, with a Non-HD resolution

Software

  • The key USP of the device of course is that it's part of the Android One series - which means a stock, clean version of Android, plus a promise of regular updates for 2 years
  • Although the UI is stock, Motorola does add some of it's useful proprietary functionality on top - Moto Display (Ambient display) and Moto Actions (gestures)

Performance

  • While the clean software experience helps keep the day-to-day performance on the Motorola One pretty smooth, the underlying Snapdragon 626 is pretty underpowered for this price bracket, so if you seek more robust performance or intend to play a lot of games, look elsewhere

Camera

  • Motorola packs a bunch of fun camera features in it's camera app - the color picker tool lets you turn an image entirely monochrome apart from one color - the cinemagraph effect lets you create a photo with one moving element
  • Portraits work decently well, thanks to the secondary depth sensing camera
  • Video can be recorded at up to 4K and with decent EIS
  • Decent selfie camera
  • Overall image quality from the rear cameras is quite average though - images often come out over-exposed in places - detail is occasionally lacking when you zoom in - low-light performance isn’t great either
  • Overall, this is far from the best camera package for the price

Audio

  • Fairly loud single speaker that benefits a lot from the included Dolby Audio equalizer

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3000mAH battery, simple software, and a low resolution display - you will see it comfortably last the day
  • The TurboPower fast charging will let you top up 6 hours of battery in 20 minutes

Verdict

  • While, the Moto One is a decent phone for Android purists and casual users who wants a simple experience, but the fact that it's pretty underpowered, has an average display, and an average rear camera setup means that most users will find the competition much more attractive

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. Given the competition, we can't give it an instant recommendation
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A fine phone that lacks any crippling flaws...but hard to recommend over other lower-mid-range alternatives
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A fine phone to use, but not the best value for money
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A tasteful, likeable Android
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If lifespan is important to you, it’s worth buying the Motorola One
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  6. A device for Android purists...but this isn't the most exciting smartphone out there
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A well considered Android handset for the casual user
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. wired.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  11. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »

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Motorola One Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10Android One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.9 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 285 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #57 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower
Dimensions
Weight162 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash resistant (P2i coating)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Dolby audio

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