Motorola One Power 

price₹ 15,999 onwards

launchOct, 2018

48.7

excellence score

82.9

value for money score

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Design

  • Nice, metal design with a plastic frame surrounding the corners
  • Feels sturdy in the hand
  • Motorola One Power is the first handset from the company’s smartphone shelf to offer a notch display in the Indian market - from the front side, the phone has a striking resemblance to the iPhone X - even at the back, Moto One Power sports similarly vertically stacked dual camera sensors
  • The matte finish saves the device from smudges and fingerprint, which is a common problem with glass cased devices
  • The device does not however have a compact form - with a thickness of 8.9mm in thickness and weight of 205g, it's definitely on the bulky side
  • 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

  • Nice, large, sharp display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio - the colours are quite pleasant and the viewing angles are nice as well

Software

  • The other key USP of the device apart from a large screen and large battery, 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

  • Good, solid mid-range performance backed by the fast, efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the chipset that debuted on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro - the Moto One Power performs well with almost anything you throw at it - with barely any stutter or lag - it will handle multitasking smoothly and apps are quick to launch - even with the graphically demanding games, you are unlikely to face any hiccups

Camera

  • Decent set of dual rear cameras - manage to render decent output in well-lit conditions, with reasonable colour reproduction
  • Portrait shots are just about decent too
  • Decent selfie camera too, with a front LED flash, and software based portrait mode
  • The focus accuracy of the dual rear camera sensors could have been better
  • During low light situations, you will observe a fair amount of noise creeping into the images and loss of detail on the subject
  • Overall, the cameras are ok, but in a similar price bracket, the Moto G6 (and other top camera phones) offer better cameras

Audio

  • Houses bottom-firing speakers with mono speaker grille placed on both side and USB Type-C port at the centre - delivers good audio quality courtesy of the Dolby Audio that enhances the audio experience - even with volume pitched at the highest level, the phone does not produce shrill sound

Battery

  • Extra long battery life, with a gigantic 5000mAh battery - you will get nearly two days-worth of backup with casual usage

More

  • If you want a stock Android phone with guaranteed updates, a large screen and a large battery - the Motorola One Power is a pretty strong choice - it is easily one of the best value devices that Motorola has launched in Indian in a while - there is competition though, depending on what you value - if you want a better camera, look at the Redmi Note Pro or Mi A2 - if you want a better design, look at the Realme 2 Pro - if you want to still have Android One, but in a more compact device, look at Nokia 6.1 Plus - and if you want to have better RAM, at a lower price, look at the Zenfone Max Pro M1

Expert Reviews

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  1. A well-rounded phone....a good choice for people who prefer stock Android and want the best battery life in this segment
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Get it if regular security updates and long battery life is what you desire
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. One of the best attempts at making a value-for-money phone by Moto in a long time
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. As a complete package, Motorola One Power ticks almost all the right boxes
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Targeted for those users who prefer a phone with a large display and huge battery
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A well-rounded Android One series phone
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. If the camera is not really your concern and you really want a long lasting device, then the Motorola One Power comes recommended
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A decent smartphone to get....However, there are other great too options in this price bracket too
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
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Motorola One Power Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2246 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #31 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 509
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower (6 hrs of power in 15 mins)
Dimensions
Weight205 gm
Thickness8.98 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size
Secondary Camera12.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED Flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.25um Pixel Size
  • Selfie Portraits
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + Galileo
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, P2i Rated
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Water-repellent Nano Coating
  • Dolby Audio

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