Moto One Power – Moto’s Mid-Range Android One

After a long wait, Motorola has finally come up with its new product Moto One Power – the newest by Motorola Mobility for the mid-range segment. Taking a look at the pricing, one can say Motorola has finally realized its mistake which has been affecting the sales from a very long time. The fact has become very much evident with the launch of Moto One Power, the product comes after two consecutive flops by the brand in the mid-range segment: Moto G6 and Moto G6+. The two former products were highly overpriced considering the specifications Moto was offering along with the phones.

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Nevertheless, as wise men have always said, ‘it’s never too late to learn from your own mistakes’. After a few goof ups’, Motorola Mobility a.k.a Motorola is finally back on track and is ready to rock and roll.

Moving on, let’s take a look at the pros and cons/ specifications of the Moto’s new Moto One Power.

Display: Does the phone has the oomph factor?

Moto One Power is a 6.2-inch smartphone with 1080 x 2246 pixels (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio) along with LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and 16M colors.

Talking about display protection, the phone is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Performance – Can Moto One Power beat the heat?

Moto One Power is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processor along with 4GB /64GB internal storage or 3GB/ 32GB internal storage.

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About Qualcomm Snapdragon 636: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (SDM636) is a mid-range octa-core SoC with eight custom Kryo 260 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. It is quite similar to the Snapdragon 660 but has a few minor changes in form of GPU, CPU Clock speeds, and RAM Frequency. This processor is very popular due to the fact that it costs very less for the OEMs as the SD 660 because the CPU has a lower frequency. Some of the best mid-range smartphones in 2018 like Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 have the same chipset. Apart from that, it’s expected that most of the mid-range smartphones will come up equipped with Snapdragon 636.

Moving on, coming back to the question, can Moto One Power really beat the heat? The answer is YES. Considering our personal experiences with smartphones equipped with Snapdragon 636, you can expect Moto One Power to meet your performance-related expectations.

Battery – Can it last till the last mile?

Moto One Power is powered by a 5000mAh battery, which happens to be the USP of the product along with the camera. However, we shall talk about the camera later in the article. For now, let’s focus on the battery. The 5000 mAh battery can really help Motorola break its previous sale records.

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Also, owing to the 5000 mAh battery, the Moto product stands out as a direct competitor to the previously launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which also comes with a 5000 mAh battery and that too, at a lower price. You can go for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 if you want to, take a look at the specifications as Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 user review for better understanding. Talking about our point of view on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 VS Moto One Power: We will come on to that later.   

Camera – the USP of Moto One Power: Is it really that good?

Motorola, despite being left with a bad taste in their mouth with their previously launched Moto G6 and G6+, is famous for their camera. Motorola has been a trendsetter which started from Moto G4 Plus.

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Unveiling the veil, Moto One Power comes with a 16 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f2.2) dual camera setup for amazing DSLR-like picture quality. The front camera, though is a 12MP Selfie shooter, don’t expect too much out of it because the results are pretty average.

Coming back to why Moto 5000 mAh battery is better than Zenfone Max Pro M1 5000 mAh battery, check out the reason here.

Read: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 User Review

Moto supports fast charging and provides Type C charging port and cable. However, Asus lacks the type C port which is a major drawback. Yet, the phone, like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, has a dual SIM card slot along with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Additional facts about Moto One Power.

  • Moto One Power is an Android One device. Therefore, customers will get regular software updates for 2 years as per the guaranty by Google and Moto. The phone will be available exclusively on Flipkart via flash sale on 5th October.
  • The phone is also available with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage but only in China. Hence, if you happen to be there by any chance, you can go for the Moto One Power 6GB RAM version instead of the 4GB RAM version.
  • The phone comes with multi-touch and splash screen protection.  

In the end, all we can say about the two Motorola devices is, the products are really good and even the price is justified since Moto is launching Moto One Power at 15999 INR, but the timing is really poor. The phone comes at a time when the competitors like Xiaomi, Asus etc. are offering smartphones with way better bells and whistles at a more affordable price. 

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