Motorola One Vision Review | NDTV

Motorola has carved out a stable repute for itself within the mid-range section with telephones that provide a superb stability of options and pure Android expertise at affordable costs. Now that competitors is at an all-time excessive, and even huge names like Samsung are remodeling their technique, Motorola can also be stepping up its sport. Motorola One Imaginative and prescient is the newest telephone from the corporate and it goals to be extra premium than the bread-and-butter Moto G-series. This new mannequin ups the ante with a extra trendy design and upgraded digital camera {hardware}, whereas nonetheless retaining a aggressive value.

The telephone’s hole-punch digital camera is a characteristic that’s nonetheless often seen solely on high-end telephones, whereas the 21:9 show is being touted as multimedia-friendly. The digital camera {hardware} additionally spectacular on paper, and there are a bunch of images options to play with. However how related are these options in the long term? Extra importantly, does the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient provide a adequate expertise to justify its asking value of Rs. 19,999? Let’s dive into the assessment and discover out.


Motorola One Imaginative and prescient design

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient debuts a brand new design language for Motorola telephones, adopting a curved glass profile with outstanding rounded edges and a gradient design. The telephone is obtainable in a alternative of two colors: Bronze Gradient and Sapphire Gradient. Each are darker in the course of the rear panel, progressively fading into chocolate brown and shiny blue, respectively.

On nearer inspection, one can see skinny traces operating horizontally throughout the rear panel beneath the shiny layer. The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s design is eye-catching, and extra importantly, it should stand out in a sea of different telephones that sport a gradient aesthetic.

The Android One emblem on the backside and the batwing Moto emblem embossed on the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor have a silvery end that gives a pleasant distinction. The massive digital camera bump is an annoyance, and the rear panel can also be fairly smudge-prone.

Interesting design apart, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient additionally feels comfy within the hand. The curved glass rear panel blends nearly seamlessly with the plastic rim operating across the edges. Motorola says that this telephone is IP52-rated and that it could actually deal with unintended liquid splashes, due to an oleophobic coating.

The facility button is positioned on the proper and has ridges on it for straightforward identification. The quantity rocker sits above it, however it’s positioned a bit too excessive and we discovered it fairly troublesome to achieve with out adjusting the telephone in our hand.

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient isn’t the primary telephone in India with a hole-punch show. It may be seen on quite a few telephones together with the Honor 20 (Evaluate), Samsung Galaxy S10 (Evaluate), Galaxy M40 (Evaluate), and Nokia X71 Nevertheless, the 21:9 facet ratio is pretty distinctive, and we have solely seen this on a handful of Sony telephones, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10, which haven’t been launched in India but.

Motorola claims that the 21:9 facet ratio is good for watching movies on platforms like Netflix and YouTube, since numerous filmmakers preferer the 21:9 format. The corporate calls this CinemaVision show.

movcamera Motorola One VisionThe telephone’s rear panel has an interesting gradient end, however it is usually susceptible to smudges


Media consumption apart, the tall facet ratio introduces some benefits and disadvantages. The comparatively slim profile of the telephone makes it a bit extra comfy to carry than most. On the flip aspect, the elongated show means it turns into more and more troublesome to achieve content material on the prime of the display screen. We discovered that at the very least one-third of the display screen’s higher portion was past the attain of our thumbs, and required us to regulate the telephone’s place.

We additionally really feel that Motorola has failed to completely capitalise on the outlet punch. The highest bezel and the chin are comparatively thick in comparison with different telephones that use artistic digital camera placement to attain a full-screen design. Secondly, the thick round border across the entrance digital camera makes it look a lot larger than it really is, and it additionally eats up worthwhile display screen house. Motorola needed to make the standing bar a lot thicker than standard to forestall the massive punch gap from masking on-screen content material.

The left aspect of the telephone homes the hybrid dual-SIM (Nano) tray, which might accommodate a microSD card of as much as 512GB on the expense of dual-SIM performance. The USB Kind-C port and speaker are positioned on the backside, whereas a 3.5mm headphone jack may be discovered on the prime.

Motorola One Imaginative and prescient specs

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient packs a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2520 pixels) IPS show with a density of 432ppi and 21:9 facet ratio. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

This new Motorola telephone is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 9609 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz, which is principally a toned-down model of the Exynos 9610 that powers the Samsung Galaxy A50 (Evaluate) and runs barely sooner at 2.3GHz. Each processors share the identical structure and have rather a lot in widespread in relation to their capabilities. The selection of an Exynos processor is a bit shocking, so we’re to see how nicely this telephone performs.

movolepunch Motorola One VisionThe Motorola One Imaginative and prescient show provides good daylight legibility and viewing angles, however it’s no match for an AMOLED panel


The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient packs 4GB of RAM and a beneficiant 128GB of inner storage. The telephone is available in only one configuration. It’s geared up with a comparatively small 3,500mAh battery, which might shortly be topped up by the included 15W TurboPower adapter.

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient marks a significant stride ahead for Motorola by way of digital camera specs, because it packs a 48-megapixel f/1.7 digital camera. The first sensor on the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient is the Samsung Isocell GM1, which utilises Quad Pixel expertise — pixel binning, in widespread phrases — for combining 4 pixels right into a single giant one to seize extra mild, leading to brighter and extra detailed pictures.

The 48-megapixel major digital camera is assisted by a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Fortunately, there’s optical picture stabilisation to compensate for hand actions, and its benefit is clearly mirrored within the telephone’s video output. On the entrance is a 25-megapixel digital camera with an f/ aperture sitting within the gap, which might additionally utilise pixel binning to ship brighter selfies at a decrease decision.

There are a tonne of digital camera options to play with together with portrait mode, Evening Imaginative and prescient, dwell filters, and slo-mo video. Moreover, the ‘Spot Coloration’ characteristic permits customers to choose and spotlight one specific color in a body and render the remainder of the picture in grayscale for inventive impact.

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient runs inventory Android and is part of the Android One programme, which implies assured safety updates for the subsequent three years and two main OS upgrades after Android Pie. Our assessment unit ran Android Pie with the June safety patch.

A bloatware-free UI with none spammy notifications and adverts is the most important advantage of inventory Android, to not point out the no-frills, no-fuss clear design that a whole lot of customers recognize. The Motorola telephone comes with simply the essential apps and Google’s suite of purposes pre-installed.

The one additions from Motorola’s aspect come within the type of the Moto app that gives entry to Moto Actions and Moto Show, and the Moto Assist app for assist and troubleshooting. Moto Actions are Motorola’s gestures, reminiscent of a double-wrist twist to open the digital camera app, a double-chop gesture to activate the flashlight, and a three-finger faucet to take a screenshot.

movbottom Motorola One VisionThe curved rear panel and the slim profile of the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient pave the way in which for a snug grip


The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient introduces a brand new ‘One Button Nav’ characteristic in Moto Actions, which seems to be an amalgam of iOS and Android Q’s navigation gestures. A single faucet on the elongated Dwelling button takes you to the house display screen, whereas an upward swipe opens the multitasking interface. A swipe to the left performs the again gesture, whereas swiping proper switches to the earlier app. This implementation of gesture-based navigation is easy, however it certain takes a while to get used to.

Furthermore, you get the same old set of Android Pie options reminiscent of Digital Wellbeing, Adaptive Brightness, and Adaptive Battery. Though we just like the clutter-free interface of inventory Android, we additionally considerably miss the options provided by customized skins and forks reminiscent of OxygenOS, One UI, EMUI, and MIUI.

Motorola One Imaginative and prescient show and efficiency

Earlier than we discuss efficiency and benchmark figures, let’s deal with the one facet of this telephone that immediately piques curiosity — the 21:9 show. The additional-wide facet ratio is unquestionably a pleasure when watching native 21:9 movies in panorama mode. Additionally, you get extra display screen house whereas utilizing two apps concurrently in break up view.

Though the punch gap blocks a small a part of the on-screen content material, the expertise of watching a film or TV sequence is unquestionably higher and extra immersive than on a telephone with a distinct facet ratio, so long as the content material within the 21:9 ratio. Along with watching movies, we additionally favored the truth that we are able to see extra content material whereas looking the Net.

onevisionback Motorola One VisionMotorola One Imaginative and prescient is obtainable in Bronze Gradient and Sapphire Gradient color choices


The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s show is tailored for extra-wide cinematic viewing, and we fairly loved it. Motorola has made a powerful case in favour of the 21:9 facet ratio, stating that round 70 p.c of Netflix originals are shot within the 21:9 format.

With that mentioned, solely restricted content material like Hen Field is definitely in 21:9 facet ratio, and you will have to place with an enormous black bar whereas watching different content material, prompting one to marvel the place precisely the “big benefit” is. There are additionally some scaling points with operating video games. For instance, you may’t actually benefit from the 21:9 show with the outlet masking some on-screen buttons whereas gaming.

Not many video games assist the 21:9 facet ratio, so that you both should dwell with a thick black bar that hides the outlet punch or reposition the on-screen buttons if the sport permits that. If not, the outlet may be the place some controls have to be.

In our case, we needed to regulate the place of the brake button in Asphalt 9: Legends. One other factor we seen is that there is a skinny ring of sunshine that shines between the precise selfie digital camera and its round border. That is noticeable when trying on the punch gap up shut, and that too, in darkish environment.

As for the show high quality itself, we discovered the full-HD+ IPS panel of the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient to be of respectable high quality. The viewing angles are good and daylight legibility can also be up to speed. Nevertheless, the uncooked color output is a bit off.

The show has a barely bluish tinge to it and colors regarded muted, particularly when in comparison with an AMOLED panel. In a side-by-side comparability with the (far more costly) Google Pixel 3 (Evaluate), we discovered that the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s display screen renders barely washed-out colors. Disappointingly, there is no such thing as a technique to regulate the display screen’s white stability.

onevisionfront Motorola One VisionThe Motorola One Imaginative and prescient is powered by the Samsung-made Exynos 9809 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz


The telephone does permit customers to decide on between three color profiles — pure, boosted, and saturated. We discovered the ‘saturated’ profile to be the very best one because it enhances colors and makes on-screen content material look extra vibrant, however your mileage could differ.

The decision is sufficient to render sharp content material, however colors merely don’t pop sufficient for us to label this telephone significantly superior for multimedia consumption. On the finish of the day, contemplating the emphasis laid by Motorola on glorifying the One Imaginative and prescient’s show, we really feel a bit let down by its high quality. The Samsung Galaxy A50 (Evaluate), which is priced decrease than the Motorola providing, packs a fantastic Tremendous AMOLED show that’s a lot better by way of total high quality.

Now we come to the efficiency of the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient with its Samsung-made octa-core Exynos 9809 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz. The selection of processor is unorthodox, not solely as a result of a majority of telephones on this value bracket go together with a Snapdragon 6xx or MediaTek P-series SoC, but additionally as a result of the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient is the primary telephone to ship with it. Samsung itself has not launched a telephone powered by the Exynos 9609 SoC but.

Relating to day-to-day efficiency, the Exynos 9609 proves to be a succesful performer. We didn’t come throughout any lag or stutters in our day by day utilization, which concerned heavy multitasking, Net looking, and so on. Even whereas enjoying video games reminiscent of PUBG Cellular and Asphalt 9: Legends at excessive graphics settings, our expertise was good.

The Exynos 9609’s artificial benchmark efficiency is akin to that of the Snapdragon 660 and the MediaTek Helio P70, however it falls in need of numbers posted by the Snapdragon 675.

Speaking about benchmark scores, the Exynos 9609-powered Motorola One Imaginative and prescient posted an AnTuTu rating of 145,565. The Geekbench four single-core and multi-core benchmark tallies stood at 1,603 and 5,403 respectively. The telephone returned 1,321 factors in 3DMark Slingshot Excessive, whereas the 3DMark Ice Storm Limitless take a look at returned 21,830 factors.

To sum up the expertise, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient isn’t going to set any new benchmark data, however this telephone will not go away you wanting for extra energy both. You’ll be able to relaxation assured that it could actually deal with any activity you throw at it with ease, even graphics-intensive video games.

movfront Motorola One VisionThe Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s show has a 21:9 facet ratio and a big digital camera gap punch


Motorola One Imaginative and prescient cameras and battery life

Coming to digital camera efficiency, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient‘s 48-megapixel rear digital camera captures some actually stunning pictures with a tonne of element and depth. The pictures not solely look good on the telephone’s display screen, however in addition they seem vivid on a bigger show.

Very like different telephones, regardless of packing a 48-megapixel major digital camera, the pictures are taken at a default decision of 12 megapixels after combining 4 adjoining pixels into a bigger one with an efficient 1.6-micron dimension to gather extra mild.

Sadly, you can not take pictures on the full 48-megapixel decision, not like on different telephones such because the Redmi Be aware 7 Professional (Evaluate) that make use of the identical approach. This may confuse or disappoint individuals who see the 48-megapixel ranking as a promoting level.

This apart, the pixel-binned 12-megapixel pictures are detailed and have wealthy colors. A significant gripe we’ve got with pictures captured in daylight is that they turned out to be a bit oversaturated. If you’re a fan of life like colors with good dynamic vary, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient will disappoint you with its barely overblown hues.

The telephone takes daylight pictures at a excessive publicity by default, and we frequently needed to decrease it manually utilizing the slider on the display screen to forestall colors from trying blown out. HDR helps a bit, because it enhances colors and in addition boosts the sharpness. It have to be famous that the Auto-HDR mode is enabled by default, however you may select to activate or disable HDR manually for extra management.

Relating to macro pictures, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s cameras ship spectacular outcomes. Edge detection is nice and the quantity of floor element preserved can also be fairly spectacular. The one factor that retains macro pictures from being actually nice is the overprocessing executed by the digital camera, which tends to smoothen out minute particulars reminiscent of textures and gradients in an effort to make the colors pop.

Faucet to see full-sized Motorola One Imaginative and prescient digital camera samples


The digital camera sometimes struggled with locking focus whereas capturing macro pictures, however this may be dealt with by adjusting the space and angle of the digital camera. With long-range pictures, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s digital camera did a superb job at highlighting the item in focus, however the background and peripheral components regarded a bit softer.

Nevertheless, the telephone makes up for that shortcoming in low-light eventualities. It excelled at capturing vivid shades of the sky within the night, and demonstrated good management over dynamic vary. The sharpness of pictures taken in such eventualities is respectable, however there’s nonetheless a noticeable quantity of noise within the background components.

Essentially the most spectacular facet of the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s imaging capabilities is the devoted evening mode, which the corporate calls Evening Imaginative and prescient. To place it merely, the low-light outcomes are among the many finest we have seen from a telephone underneath the Rs. 20,000 mark.

The Evening Imaginative and prescient mode does a superb job of bringing out colors and resolving components, whereas enhancing sharpness and preserving element in a body. For comparability sake, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient’s evening mode performs higher in low mild than the Redmi Be aware 7 Professional.

The 25-megapixel selfie digital camera additionally does a superb job, because the selfies are detailed and crisp. Portrait selfies exhibit a superb bokeh impact and a wholesome quantity of element. We most popular the pixel-binned pictures captured at 6 megapixels over the native 25-megapixel ones as a result of they turned out brighter and regarded extra vibrant. We fairly favored the very fact the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient performs minimal smoothening and whitening, preserving pores and skin complexions and textures.

Common low-light picture (prime) and Evening Imaginative and prescient mode (backside) on the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient. Faucet to see full-sized photographs


So far as movies go, the rear cameras can file full-HD movies at 30fps or 60fps and 4K at 30fps. OIS helps to smoothen out hand actions and delivers easy movies, however the digital camera struggles at capturing true colors and there’s some focus searching as nicely. One other weak space is audio, which regularly turned out shrill with a substantial quantity of background noise.

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient can file slo-mo movies at 240fps or 120fps. Slo-mo movies captured underneath pure mild turned out easy, however these recorded indoors exhibited a light-weight flickering impact.

The Color Choose characteristic works very well, letting us seize some stunning pictures by highlighting only one color of our alternative in your entire body and rendering the remainder in black and white. There are additionally a bunch of dwell scene filters and portrait lighting results to play with. A Lower Out characteristic lets customers substitute the unique background of a photograph with every other picture within the gallery can also be there.

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient comes geared up with a 3,500mAh battery, which is smaller than what rivals have to supply. In our day-to-day utilization — which concerned music playback over wired headphones for a few hours, intermittent Net looking and social media utilization all through the day, utilizing productiveness apps like Slack, a couple of calls, and round an hour of gaming — the telephone barely managed to make it previous a full day.

On common, we seen that the telephone had round 10 to 15 p.c energy left within the tank on reaching dwelling on the finish of the day. Nevertheless, if you’re into enjoying graphics-intensive video games, anticipate the battery endurance to dip additional. Fortunately, we didn’t encounter any heating points whereas enjoying video games or throughout intensive multi-tasking.

In our HD video battery loop take a look at, the telephone lasted for 11 hours and 45 minutes. As for charging velocity, the bundled 15W Turbo Energy adapter takes the telephone from zero to 100 p.c in lower than two hours.

The Motorola One Imaginative and prescient stands out with its interesting design and 21:9 show with a gap punch, a mix that’s not discovered on every other telephone within the Indian market proper now. Inventory Android is an enormous plus for customers who desire a clear software program expertise with none bloatware.

Efficiency-wise, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient proves to be a succesful telephone that may deal with any activity with ease. The digital camera output can also be spectacular, particularly within the Evening Imaginative and prescient mode, which provides the very best low-light outcomes of any telephone on this value bracket.

Nevertheless, the implementation of the outlet punch design and the underwhelming show high quality do not bode nicely for the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient. The battery lifetime of the telephone isn’t too good both.

If you need a greater show, extra cameras, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Samsung Galaxy A50 (Evaluate) is price trying out. However if you’re passionate about the hole-punch design, the freshly launched Galaxy M40 (Evaluate) is a stable different with its triple rear cameras and the extra highly effective Snapdragon 675 processor.

At a barely lower cost, you possibly can additionally get your arms on a previous-gen mid-range flagship such because the Poco F1 (Evaluate), which provides much more energy. Additional taking place the worth section, the Realme Three Professional (Evaluate) and Redmi Be aware 7 Professional (Evaluate) provide nice worth for cash in our record of the very best telephones underneath Rs. 20,000.

By itself, the Motorola One Imaginative and prescient has its justifiable share of positives and negatives, however extra importantly, it has a novel character that’s onerous to search out elsewhere in its value bracket. Evidently, this telephone ought to undoubtedly be in your record if you’re in search of a telephone within the sub-Rs. 20,000 section.

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