Motorola has had a hard time recently with the competition that the company has been facing in India, and with the pricing strategy, they have followed. They are pegging onto their latest launch to revive themselves in the market and this phone has quite a lot to offer. The Motorola One Vision if now official and this is yet another (too early to say this but there are quite a few phones) phone to offer the punch hole display for the camera cutout on the top left. In a way, this looks much more practical and better than the regular notches that we’re used to seeing in phones in the past one year or so.
The Motorola One Vision is the answer by Motorola to all the questions that people have to been asking about the brand and its existence recently. It has a bold design, large screen, and an overall sheet of specs that can be challenging for some phones in the market right now.
The One Vision has a 6.3-inch tall display that is giving it a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels and the aspect ratio of 21:9. Turn it around and you’ll find a glass back, which gets its protection from a Gorilla Glass cover but we’re not sure which version it is, so assume it to be the Gorilla Glass 3 to keep it protected from scratches. It’s also a water repellant design and can handle itself well in light rain, though we’ve not tested it personally.
Let’s get on with the processor. The important thing to note here is that the phone is not powered by a Qualcomm chipset but there is an Exynos one from Samsung. The Exynos 9609 should be expecting to not do so much with the processing power it offers, but surprisingly it does. The phone has not let itself down with the performance even once, and that is evident even with the gaming here. With PUBG Mobile, the graphic settings that are possible are better than most of the phones in this price range. The stock Android experience is smooth, and with the Moto app offering those gestures, the experience has surely been good but the chipset has been able to handle things quite well. There’s 4GB of RAM and over 2.5GB is available usually when there’s nothing in the background and the management of the RAM is good, though frankly in this time when most of the apps are heavy enough, you might sometime wish that there was more RAM available to keep your apps active in the background, but there’s only one variant here so you will have to live with it.
The Moto App is what we’d as always want to explain in detail. There’s Moto Display, and then the Moto gestures. The favorite for me, personally, would be the “Chop for Flashlight” and “Twist to capture” but there are some more really useful features available in the Moto App.
Now, moving on to the cameras. Motorola mentioned that this is one of the biggest upgrades for the company’s smartphones as the sensors used, the software optimization done, and the lenses here are there to offer a great capture experience. So far for the experience we had, the cameras had quite a bit to offer but we’ll have to check them beside some of the welldoing smartphones in the same price range, including the POCO F1 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. It is a 48-megapixel rear primary sensor with the F1.7 aperture and there is Optical Image Stabilization support offered here, so that there is a good low-light performance and also, non-shaky videos when captured with the 1080p resolution.
On the front, the phone offers a 25-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies and it is the quad-pixel tech that will allow 4x light sensitivity to take 6MP selfies, which again has to be thoroughly tested before we come up with a conclusion whether that resolution is really enough, though the app would still allow you to capture bigger resolution pictures with both the modules offered on the Moto One Vision.
The battery should be the only worry here, with the 3500 mAh capacity not to be offering much on the paper since it is going to power the Full HD+ display, and the processing power for a rich experience will drain the battery more. Let’s just hope the Motorola One Vision lasts well for a day at the least, though the support for fast charging is there and the box as well comes with the 15W charger, which should help charge the battery faster but how well is the battery going to – we’ll let you know in the full review.
So, for the quick thoughts, here it goes. The Motorola One Vision is tall. Really tall. As said, it cannot used with one hand always, but the experience has been smooth, and the content viewing has been a bliss on this. But, we are still going to have our spectacles on to see what the camera is going to be able to do, and so far, it has been a mix of results from both the cameras. The Exynos 9609, in a way, is offering way more than what one would expect in this price range, but that’s the case while gaming and I hope that’s with the regular usage as well.