Motorola One Power launched after several phones that have been disappointment for the online community, simply because the expectations were not met by Motorola phones. The reasons being they were priced higher than the competition. Here comes the Moto One Power to solve the problems which is online exclusive, not available even on the Motorola Hub, making this device price very aggressively.
Now this is the first Moto phone with a notch on the display, which is 6.2’inch (2246 x 1080) pixels LTPS IPS LCD panel with Corning Gorilla glass protection. The display is great and exceptionally bright, it’s easily viewable at outdoors too and has good viewing angles. The colors are pretty much accurate and well saturated.
It has slim bezels on the sides and small chin at the bottom with the Motorola logo. On the bottom there is a USB type-C port with two speaker grills out of which one is speaker and one is Microphone. The speakers are loud enough to be heard in a crowd or watching movies or playing games. On the right there’s power button with volume buttons, on the top there’s a secondary microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack, then on the left you get dual-sim tray with a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
The back of the phone looks similar to the current generation phones with a dual camera setup with a fingerprint scanner in the center which makes the difference with the Motorola logo. The phones is a bit hefty at 205gms thx to the 5000mAh battery and the thicker metal frame used which makes the phone quite solid and sturdy. There’s also water resistance Nano-coating to help the phone survive accidental drop in water or light splashes.
The phone runs on Snapdragon 636 1.8GgHz CPU with Adreno 509 GPU. The phone is available only in 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage variant can be increased upto 256GB via MicroSD card. The phone is launched with Android 8 Oreo with completely stock Android with no bloatware or any customization. Now being an Android One device, Motorola has promised for two major Android updates upto Android Q and regular security patches. The performance is not the best you can get in this price bracket, considering the new phones with higher specifications have been launched.
The overall day-to-day tasking and switching through apps works out really well. RAM management is also good, so whether you’re running intensive applications or playing games you will not find the phone lagging going out of breath. A 5000mAh battery is sufficient enough for two days on moderate use, consisting of calls, social network use and basic music and internet usage. You do get a 15w turbo power charger in case you need that quick juice-up.
On the front you get a 12-mp camera with f/2.0 wide angle lens and a dedicated LED flash, it supports portrait mode too. Because of the wide lens you get good selfies under low-light conditions too, however an LED flash is available too. Selfies are sharp and wide and captures much of the details.
On the back there’s 16-mp lens with f/1.8 aperture with a 5-mp depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture also there is a color corrected dual LED flash. The images are mostly sharp, in focus at most times, the auto-focus works great too. The camera app is the Google Camera app with Google lens which help you with translation and detects object to get details about them. Video recording is possible upto [email protected] and [email protected] Video is stable, color reproduction is on point too.
Motorola has already made Android One devices, infact the Moto X4 launched last year was available in an Android One version in certain part of the world. This will be the first Android One device in 2018 and in India making the user experience slightly better also allowing for quicker updates especially to Android 9 Pie. Towards the end of 2017 Motorola was losing its market due to the pricing and now Motorola One Power is good step to take that goodwill back by offering good specifications and a great build quality.