Motorola One Power Review – Is it worth your money?

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Motorola has been known for its affordable prices, timely updates and strong built. Recently, they had made average mobile phones with comparatively weaker processors. But now as Motorola has partnered with Google under their android one programme and is under Lenovo’s management, it has recently launched its new model, Motorola One Power. It will be competing with other similarly priced phones in the market, like, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Will the phone be able to stand up to the competition? Let us take a good look at its pros and cons and see whether it is worth buying this year or not.

Design

The mobile has a 6.2-inch screen. There is a Motorola logo behind the phone. With 9mm thickness and 205 grams weight, the phone seems a little bulkier. There is a metal back plate and the phone’s sides have been made from plastic. If you prefer looks, Nokia 6.1 plus has a glass back and looks more premium. There is a dual camera and dual tone LED flash system present on the back of Motorola One Power. There is a fingerprint scanner below the camera on the back. The scanner has been placed very conveniently and has a batwing logo. ¬†Choose to buy online with available best Snapdeal Coupons today.

Volume buttons and the power button are on the right side of the phone. Sim tray has been placed on the left side. The volume buttons have been placed a little higher than what we are used to and might take a while to adjust. The phone has a headphone jack on the top, which is adjacent to the secondary microphone. Speakers have been placed on the bottom, which means, they can be blocked by your palm when you hold the phone in landscape mode. The phone has a USB type C port and has the feature of fast charging. You will find a 15 W charger and a transparent case in the box, along with the basic documentation and cables.

Software and Features

The hardware of Motorola One Power is quite similar to that of Nokia 6.1 plus and Xiaomi Redmi note 5 pro. It has octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. The phone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space. You can insert a micro SD card and expand the storage space by 256 GB. Motorola has not made any other variants of the mobile.

Motorola One Power has 19:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The display of the phone is good and legible in daylight. You have the option to choose between vivid colors or standard output. It has dual band Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB OTG and FM Radio. There is one disappointment that the phone supports only one 4G sim. It lacks dual 4G and one sim will be restricted the 3G network.

Being a part of the android one programme by google, it will provide its users with security updates for the next three years and the android software upgrades for the next two years. The phone runs on android 8.1 oreo. Motorola has introduced some gestures of its own and made the phone more interactive. There is a Dolby Audio feature and the sound quality gets increased when you use it. Another interesting feature is the smart SIM feature. You can assign different profiles to the sims and set one has work and another as your personal sim.

Camera

On the back, there is a 16 megapixel primary sensor and a 5 megapixel depth sensor. There is a 12 megapixel camera on the front. The camera app has many features you can choose from. Google lens works with the camera and you can identify any object you point at. Daylight photography is good but the quality drops in dim light. Portrait shots do not look artificial. Depth feature has been added to the selfie camera too. You can record 4K using the rear camera and 1080p using the front camera. The phone lacks video stabilization.

Battery

Motorola One Power has a 5000mAh battery. It has a good battery life and can easily last for the whole day with a single charge. There is a fast charging feature too. Explore some of the best long battery gadgets online with discounted rates by using Tata Cliq Offers.

Conclusion

The market price of the phone is INR 15,999. The highlights of the phone are its battery life and being a part of the google’s android one programme. It lacks dual 4G. The phone is a good choice if you prefer buying a phone under the android one programme. Its competition is good and Nokia and Xiaomi offer similar or better models, like Xiaomi Mi A2, which will cost a little more than Motorola One Power.

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