Moto One Power – Specifications

INTRO

Moto One Power is the latest smartphone that is launched by Motorola Mobility. It was launched in August 2018. The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM. The touchscreen display is of 15.7 cm (6.20-inch) full HD with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2246 Pixels with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Internal storage of the Moto One Power is of 64GB which can be expanded to 256GB. Motorola One Power comes with dual 16MP + 5MP primary camera on the rear and a 12MP front camera for selfies.

The Motorola One Power is backed by a  5000mAh non-removable battery. It dimensions Height: 156 mm, Width: 76 mm, Depth: 8.98 mm and weight :205 grams. The phone is a Dual SIM (GSM) that accepts a Nano-SIM. Sensors on the phone include Fingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, e-Compass. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C.

RELEASE DATE

Moto One Power now all set to debut in India. Motorola One Power has scheduled to be launched in October 2018.  The Moto One Power was unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin. It is a part of Google’s Android One programme, which is essentially aimed at offering timely Android updates. It will also bring stock Android experience.

PRICE

Motorola One Power price in India is ₹15,999. Motorola has priced its only variant at ₹ 15,999 (4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage). The company has mentioned the phone will be exclusive to Flipkart.

DESIGN

Moto One Power is slightly bulky (8.98mm) in thickness that makes its presence felt in the hand. Moto One Power is not like sleek phones that we have in the market. The weight of the phone is 205g. The Moto One Power looks like Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The phone has a resemblance to the iPhone X. The phone is made up of metal (metal backplate) with a plastic frame surrounding the corners. The phone feels bulky in the hand. The Moto One Power has a dual-camera (with a dual-tone LED flash) at the back.

At the right side of the phone power button and volume key are placed. On the left side of the phone, you will find the microSD slot to insert two SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. The back panel has a polished matte finish that saves the device from smudges and fingerprint. The speakers and USB Type-C port are fitted at the at the bottom of the phone. The fingerprint sensor is installed on the rear panel. Batwing logo of Moto also put on the scanner by Motorola.


 

DISPLAY

The Moto One Power comes with an LTPS IPS 6.2-inch(15.75 cm) Full-HD and a 19:9 ratio with a resolution of 2246 x 1080  pixels. It has an 81.7% screen-to-body ratio and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, with a pixel density of 403 PPI. Display of the Moto One Power notifies you of messages and updates among other things. You can also reply to text messages and emails without even unlocking the phone. Moto One Power has good viewing angles and quite pleasant colors. Due to a very bright screen, outdoor visibility quite comfortable even under bright sunlight and also in the dark (not too bright to hurt your eyes).The display on the Moto One Power protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone display adjusts well to ambient light. Motorola lets you choose between standard and vivid output and adjust the color temperature of the display.

CAMERA

The Moto One Power comes with a dual rear camera module at the back. The primary camera of the phone consists of a 16MP+PDAF primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture lens (pixel pitch – 1.12 micrometer) and a 5MP secondary depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens (pixel pitch – 1.0 micrometer). The front camera of the phone is of 12MP with a f/2.0 aperture lens (pixel pitch- 1.25 micrometer). The front camera of the phone allows you to turn everyday selfies into incredible ones by adding a blurred background effect in real time.

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The rear camera of the phone also has Rear Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) Dual LED Flash and front camera of the phone has Single Flash. The phone supports UHD (Ultra High Definition)video recording at 30fps, FHD (Full High Definition) at 30fps, FHD at 60fps, VGA (Video Graphics Array) at 30 fps. 

Camera Performance

The camera app of the phone gives you the option to shoot in  Photo, Portrait, and Expert modes. In the Expert mode, you can control white balance, exposure, ISO levels, shutter, and focus before clicking. There is Google Lens integration that lets you identify objects you are pointing at. There is a shortcut for digital zoom, which helps you zoom in quicker than using two fingers to stretch on screen.

        When shooting macros, the One Power struggled to focus where we wanted it to, and needed multiple taps. When it did focus, it delivered a sharp image with good separation between the subject and the background, and sharp edges.

Daylight Pictures

Under good lighting conditions, the phone manages to click some good shots that have good colors and ample details but they lack sharpness around the edges. Also, able to keep exposure balanced in daylight. However, the color reproduction is not completely accurate as they seem to be slightly oversaturated.

Lowlight Pictures

Under low light conditions, camera performance dropped in low light. The colors of the photos seem pretty good and the details are also cool, but the noise is just too much. The manual mode here also doesn’t help as anything above ISO 400 creates. Blurring algorithm under low light is also not good. Night mode of the phone does not run automatically, we need to go into the setting to do it manually every time. Photos in night mode seem sharper and had better details. HDR mode at night is also not good enough.

Portrait Mode

Portrait mode gives you control over the amount of blur you want in your photo. Portrait shots are limited to 10 megapixels and can only shot in wide-angle. In a practical sense, the portrait shots are just average. In daylight, phone captures colors more proper and has a vivid profile.

Selfies

Selfie camera appears to be more gleaming and dependable. Selfie camera is able to take some good shots. Auto HDR is also available for the selfie camera. Selfie camera able to give clear and detailed pictures as long as there are ample light and camera also able to keep good details and original colors intact. This time moto also added depth effects for selfie camera which gives you the option to set the level of blur.  However, selfies get fuzzy and out of focus too. Moto One Power comes with a selfie portrait mode too. The selfie camera comes with a portrait mode which is AI-powered. This gives a blur effect to the background of the picture you clicks from the front camera. Whenever you select portrait mode from selfie camera, it automatically asks you to choose the level of blur on a scale of 1 to 10.

Video

 Moto One Power can shoot 4K videos from primary camera and 1080p from the selfie camera. Front camera of the phone can also shoot in 720p, 1080p. The videos captured at 4K are in very good details and colors are also very good, but they’re shaky when you’re moving. The Moto One Power misses out on EIS (electronic image stabilization) features, which means that videos are slightly shaky when you captured them. The quality of the video was decent.

The videos captured from the phone are good in the daylight, with bright colors. However, at night, the phone is barely able to capture the colors. The phone camera sensors miss out optical image stabilizer, however, it does let you stabilize the video once you have shot it.

PERFORMANCE & BATTERY LIFE

              Performance and Software

         The Moto One Power packed with 4GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the chipset that debuted on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and also power the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The 4GB of RAM provide multitasking without having to kill apps in the background. The Moto One Power is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor, which is an octa-core chipset with four cores clocked at 1.6GHz and the other Four cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The processor is quite powerful and it helps you play graphic-rich games, watch Youtube, movies and do more without any lag or stutter while using this smartphone. The chipset also supports Bluetooth 5.0. We also liked the SmartSIM feature which automatically selects the best SIM based on your call history and your service provider, and try to make sure you stay connected with the best data technology available at the moment, whether its 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.

 

 The Moto One Power has 64GB of Internal Storage and there is a microSD card slot which can be expandable up to 256GB so that you can store your favorite photos, videos, songs, and apps in it. The phone comes with only one variant that is 64GB storage. The Moto One Power performed really well with barely any stutter or lag.  We did not face any interruption while playing high-end graphics games like Real Racing 3, Mortal Combat etc. It also easily handles heavy titles like Injustice 2, PubG Mobile and Asphalt 9.Surprisingly, the phone rarely became hot while gaming.

        The biggest gain that Moto One Power is a part of Google’s Android One programme, meaning phone gets pure stock Android with basic Google apps on board. The software experience is very sorted and smooth. As a part of Android One Program, Moto promised timely security patches for three years and full OS updates for two years. That’s something much needed for Moto phones considering the painfully long wait Moto g5 and Moto g5s plus users were made to go through for the Oreo Update. Due to stock Android on the phone, you have to install all the required apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook separately, unlike Xiaomi and Honor phones where they come pre-installed. The Moto One Power runs Android 8.1 Oreo and will receive OS upgrades P and Q.

Motorola also added Moto Actions, they are gestures that let you interact with the phone. Double chop gesture triggers the flashlight and the two twist gesture that opens the camera. You can do more with less effort.

            Battery

           The Moto One Power packs a huge 5,000mAh battery. The phone offers up to 2-days battery with casual usage. During our heavy usage that included streaming Youtube, surfing multiple tabs of different apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter with others apps running in the background, the phone on the single charge could last a day and a few hours. The battery of the phone will last you a good one day and a half days if you use it moderately. Thanks to the Turbocharger, the phone takes up about an hour to fuel up to 100 percent.

  We have also tested the battery by playing games like PUBG, Asphalt 9: Legends, PES 18, Real Racing, and The Sims continuously for about 80 minutes, and found that battery was impressive.

COMPETITION

The Moto One Power has some serious competition. It is also true that there are few competitors available in the market of this segment. There is the competition though but it depends on you what you value for, check them below –

  • Redmi Note Pro or Mi A2 – for better camera
  • Realme 2 Pro – for better design
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus – for Android One + Compact Device
  • Zenfone Max Pro M1 – for better RAM at lower prices

VERDICT

5 reasons why you should buy the Moto One Power

1. Battery

Its biggest advantage is the 5000mAh battery. It also comes with TurboPower fast charging that promises up to 6 hours of battery life in 15 mins. The users who want a device that can survive for more than a day even with heavy usage, Motorola One Power will definitely deliver a great experience.

2. Display

This is the company’s first phone to come with a display notch. The Moto One Power comes with 6.2-inch full HD+ display will also offer rich colours and vibrant screen for a great multimedia experience. It has an 81.7% screen-to-body ratio and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, with a pixel density of 403 PPI. The Motorola One Power also comes with P2i water-repellent nanocoating.

3. Android One

 As a part of Android One Program, Moto promised timely security updates for three years and full OS updates for two years. The user will also get to experience stock Android with basic Google apps on board. The biggest gain that Moto One Power is a part of Google’s Android One programme, meaning phone gets pure stock Android with basic Google apps on board. The software experience is very sorted and smooth.

4. Processor

The Moto One Power packed with 4GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the chipset that debuted on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and also power the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The 4GB of RAM provide multitasking without having to kill apps in the background. The Moto One Power is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor, which is an octa-core chipset with four cores clocked at 1.6GHz and the other Four cores clocked at 1.8GHz.

5. Value for Money

There are many smartphones in the budget segment but Moto One Power comes with a huge battery, dual camera, turbocharger, and part of Android One Programme.

      

       The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 are the closest competitors in this segment (Hardware + Price).

  • Nokia offers better build quality as well as Android One
  • Zenfone Max Pro M1 offers 6GB RAM and at affordable of the three.
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 have powerful hardware and better cameras.

         The Moto One Power is clearly trying to give tough competition to Xiaomi, Nokia and Honor’s pole position in the mid-range segment.

Finally, we can say that the Moto One Power is definitely targeted for those users who want a phone with a large display and huge battery.

If these reasons are enough for you to buy the Motorola One Power smartphone then you should buy this phone.

Moto One Power

₹ 15,999
8.1

Camera

7.3/10

Design

7.9/10

Battery

9.1/10

Operating System

8.4/10

Processor

8.0/10

Pros

  • Impressive battery Life (5000mAh)
  • Stock Android
  • Corning gorilla glass
  • Snapdragon 636 Processor 1.8 GHz Octa - Core
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB)

Cons

  • Feels heavy in the hand (weight is 205 g)
  • Face unlock feature is absent
  • Only one colour option
  • No NFC

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