Motorola One review

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Motorola One review

Motorola One is one of the company's latest mid-range smartphones. It was created in collaboration with Google. It runs Android One operating system.

Motorola One Specifications

  • Release date: 2018, August
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 72.2 x 8 mm.
  • Weight: 162 g.
  • Screen: 5.9" in, 720 x 1520, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Dual, 13MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3000,  Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One; ZUI 4
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Motorola phones have always been distinguished by a specific design. For a long time, the company was not influenced by the fashion trends in the market, but finally inclined to adopt the so-called notches. We see one in the Motorola One. This device is primarily characterized by the fact that on the front side does not offer anything special. On the back, it looks interesting. The body of the smartphone is made of glass-like plastic. It is this that covers the rear.


The screen diagonal of the Motorola One is 5.9 inches. The display is IPS with HD+ resolution (1520×720 pixels) and 19:9 aspect ratio. The pixel density per inch is 287 ppi. This indicator is not impressive, but it is not a reason for dramas. You'll have no problem reading the information on the screen. 


Under the casing of Motorola One is embedded an old-fashioned processor. We are talking about Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 combined with Adreno 506 graphics. The RAM is 4 GB.

Once you start working with the smartphone, you find that despite the initial doubts about the performance, the device copes excellently with different workloads. In everyday use, the One works flawlessly. It performs all tasks, there is no stalling. Of course, this is not a phone on which a gamer will whirl.


The main module in the Motorola One consists of two cameras located on the rear panel. The first one is a 13-megapixel one and the second one is a 2-megapixel one. The main lens focuses using PDAF phase detection. The second, which has a lower resolution, measures the depth of the frame. That is, it is loaded with the bokeh effect.

The camera application is intuitive and simple to use. It offers many features. You will find the following modes: photo, video, portrait, sports, moving objects, panorama, slow motion, etc.

An active shooting mode is also supported, which allows you to take photos that are preceded by a short video.

The Google Lens feature is integrated into the camera app. Use it to scan texts, phone numbers, QR codes, etc.

The Motorola One's front-facing camera is 8-megapixel. The quality of selfies is good.

For video, you can expect a maximum 4K resolution and 30 frames per second. In Full HD mode, you can shoot at 60 or 30 frames per second.

Fingerprint scanner

In the Motorola One, you also get a fingerprint scanner to be assured of the security of the data in it. It's always active. The scanner works satisfyingly fast and accurately.

Autonomous operation

At Motorola, they have opted for a 3000 mAh battery. This is a common indicator for mid-range devices. With moderate use, Motorola One will serve you a day and a half. Don't worry about being left without a charge. The device supports Turbo Power fast charging technology. It takes about 80 minutes to raise the charge from 0 to 100%.


Motorola One is a smartphone that belongs to the mid price range. Due to its adequate price, it is a preferred device for many. Among its pros are modern design, beautiful and quality display, not bad build quality. In addition, it is equipped with NFC and a USB-C port.  

Motorola One video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola One and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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