What’s in a name? Moto’s new smartphone adds a ‘Vision’ suffix to its branding to highlight it’s biggest USP. The Motorola One product line occupies the top tier of its India brand stable. It sits above the E and G series that have consistently delivered phones that pack a decent value for money proposition. But an innovative device with standout features has been long overdue from Moto. That’s how Motorola India would like us to think of its new One Vision. Say ‘Hello Moto’ yet again.
Lowlight photography has become the new buzzword as brands aim to find their own answer to Google’s incredible Night Sight solution that has become the gold standard for images in dim lighting scenarios. The Motorola One Vision is packed with two quad pixel cams – a big deal for this price point. The rear cam blends a 48MP primary lens (f./1.7 aperture) with a 5MP lens. It’s biggest talking point is Night Vision, that stitches multiple images together for the perfect lowlight shot. It’s quite impressive and gives this device an edge in this department in the ultra-competitive sub Rs 20,000 price point.
This is a crowded segment and pits the One Vision against the likes of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy M40 that come with their own set of strong selling points. Moto calls it a Cinema Vision display and it’s one reason why you should consider this device. A vibrant 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen (1080 x 2520 pixels) with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 21:9 number is the highlight; it elevates binge-watching on Netflix or even catching the latest videos on YouTube. It’s a great investment in the future by Motorola and allows you to use all the available screen real estate. Most streaming services are graduating to this aspect ratio. But you will still have to contend with some old-format content that doesn’t take full advantage of this screen.
The large display makes room for a cut-out that squeezes in the 25MP selfie camera. This punch-hole is slightly larger than the likes we’ve seen on the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Honor 20 but it’s still easy to ignore. The second quad pixel cam is the 25MP front cam that snaps sharp selfies in ambient light. We would have liked to see a wide-angle lens on the One Vision’s rear cam though; this is becoming a standard feature even among mid-rangers. Moto scores with its design language – the plastic back looks elegant with its gradient pattern, particularly the bronze variant.
The One Vision registered a score of 137909 in our AnTuTu benchmark test, lower than some of its rivals at this price point. The device is no slouch in the performance department though; it didn’t struggle when we pushed it with intense gaming. That being said, this is not a hardware powerhouse. It’s powered by a Samsung Exynos 9609 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Memory. The device supports extendable storage (up to 512GB) via SD cards. The 3500 mAh battery (Moto bundles a 15W TurboPower fast charger with the device) should work for most users.
If your smartphone is your primary binge-watching screen, the Motorola One Vision is a compelling proposition. The lowlight photography abilities give it a boost well as the Android One platform. The device will receive Android Q and R updates and will also be in the fast lane for the latest updates ensuring a pureplay Android experience.
The Motorola One Vision costs Rs 19,999. You can choose from two colour options – the sapphire and bronze gradients.