Now Motorola has a new partnership with Google Motorola One Power Smartphone has been launched in the market. This phone is part of the Android One program. The price is Rs 15,999 which is aggressive as compared to the current Motorola product. Nokia 6.1 Plus, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and more in the market Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Like the popular smartphones are available in this price. In such a situation, it will not be easy for Motorola One Power to make its place in the hearts of customers. Will this phone be able to do that? Let’s know…
Motorola One Power Design
Motorola One Power is the first Motorola smartphone to come with the notch in India. The phone has a large display of 6.2 inches. The bottom bezel bears the Motorola branding. The phone is a bit bulky. Its thickness is 9 millimeters and weighs 205 grams. It is uncomfortable to hold the phone in the hands for a long time. The back of the phone is made of metal plate, but the sides are made of plastic. In comparison, glass has been used to make the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which gives it a premium look. Motorola One Power has a dual camera setup at the back. The camera module houses both the lens and the dual-tone LED flash.
Motorola has a fingerprint sensor at the back, along with the Batwing logo. Its position is excellent. The power and volume buttons have got a place on the right side. The SIM tray is on the left. We liked that the power button is easy to reach. But there is a problem in reaching the volume button.
The headphone jack and secondary microphone are on top. Two grilles have been given in the bottom, of which the speaker is present in the right one. It is possible that the speaker may get blocked while using the phone in landscape mode. There is a USB Type-C port at the bottom. The large 5000 mAh battery given in the phone supports fast charging. Motorola gives a 15W turbo charger with this phone.
Motorola One Power Specifications and Software
The specifications of Motorola One Power are very strong. It seems that Motorola has paid a lot of attention to the handsets of other companies before making this phone. The hardware is the same as that of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor has been used in the handset. This is an octa-core chipset. There is only one variant of One Power which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It is possible to use a microSD card up to 256 GB if needed.
6.2-inch LTPS IPS display with full-HD + resolution. Its aspect ratio is 19: 9. Viewing angles are excellent. There is no problem in reading on the display outdoors. Motorola has given the facility to control the color temperature of the display in this phone. Support for Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, GPS, FM radio and USB OTG is available. It comes with dual-sim support. But it does not have dual 4G support. This means that only one SIM will work on 4G network, the other on 3G network.
Being part of Google’s Android One program, Motorola One Power has pure stock Android. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. This phone is guaranteed to get security updates for three years and Android updates for two years. At the time of launch, Motorola had informed that work is going on to bring Android Pie for this phone. Beta version will be released soon. If you’ve used stock Android or like it more than the custom UI, then you’ll love Motorola One Power.
Motorola has also given Moto Actions in the phone. Users will be able to perform actions in the phone with the help of gestures. Motorola One Power has Moto’s double chop gesture which activates the flashlight. It is possible to activate the camera app by double twisting. The Moto Display feature activates the display when a notification arrives and the phone is picked up.
Motorola One Power performance, battery life and cameras
A very strong processor has been used in Motorola One Power. We did not feel it slowing down while using the smartphone. You can do multitasking easily. It has 4 GB RAM which makes multitasking smooth. By the way, we found that it took some time for the smartphone to be unlocked while using the fingerprint scanner. The display vibrates after scanning the fingerprint. But it was slow to activate the display. It does not have the Face Unlock feature which has become a part of almost every smartphone today.
In our HD video loop test, the phone supported for 16 hours and 8 minutes, which was possible due to the 5000 mAh battery of this phone. The battery life of Motorola One Power is strong. The 15W turbo charger also charges the phone faster once the battery is completely drained. The phone’s battery was charged 31 percent in 30 minutes and 71 percent in 1 hour. It took about two and a half hours for full charge.
There is a dual camera setup on the back side. The primary sensor is 16 megapixels. It is equipped with phase detection auto focus. The second is a 5 megapixel depth sensor. A 12-megapixel selfie camera has been given on the front panel. It is equipped with F / 2.0 aperture. Motorola’s camera app has modes like Photo, Video, Portrait and Expert. In Expert mode, you’ll be able to control white balance, exposure, ISO and shutter. Toggles have been given for HDR, Flash, Timer and Different Aspect Ratio. There is also Google Lens support in the camera app, which means that you will be able to focus on an object and search about it with identification.
In daylight, the One Power quickly tests the scene and gets the camera ready for the shot. We were able to capture good detail photos with the One Power’s camera in daylight. In macro shots, it had trouble focusing the way we wanted, due to which we had to tap the screen several times. But after focusing, the camera took sharp pictures. Camera performance drops in low light. With sharpness in the photo, there is a lack of detail. Night mode is available. But the phone does not activate this mode on its own. To use this mode, you have to go to the settings and make changes again and again. Photos in Night Mode come out sharper and with better details.
The secondary depth sensor comes in handy in portrait mode. You can set the level of background blur. The edge detection in the portrait shots we took was good and it didn’t look unnatural at all. The selfie camera took good selfies. Selfie flash proves to be a useful feature in low light. The phone has a beautification toggle. Which smooths the output. Auto HDR mode is also available for the selfie camera. Motorola has also given a depth effect with the selfie camera. You will be able to set the level of background blur here as well. Photos come out well. But edge detection remains average. You will be able to record 4K video with the primary camera and up to 1080 pixels with the selfie camera. With no video stabilization, the output remains shaky.
Motorola One Power has been launched in the market at the right time. Especially considering its price. Its build quality is good and it will run on pure stock Android. The most important feature of the phone is the massive 5000mAh battery. Being part of the new Android One program, this phone is guaranteed to get security updates for three years and Android updates for two years. But it doesn’t have dual 4G, which is a shocking decision considering the price. Overall, the One Power is an all-round handset. It will appeal to those who want a strong battery life with stock Android in this segment.
However, the difficulties for One Power are even bigger. come with the same hardware Nokia 6.1 Plus And Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Will give a strong challenge. You will get better build quality in Nokia’s phone and it is also part of the Android One program. On the other hand, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 offers more RAM and is also the cheapest of the three. for power user Xiaomi Mi A2 ,review) which costs a little more (Rs 16,999). But it comes with powerful hardware and a better camera.