The purple Motorola One Vision package contains a USB / USB-C cable, a 12V / 1.5A power supply and a couple of discreet in-ear headphones with adapters of various sizes. In addition, a transparent silicone cover is also given. Not beautiful, but certainly useful.
Construction and Ergonomics
One Vision from Motorola is a product with good build quality. We have a metal profile and a nice rear glass with a pleasant shade of color. In hand then, it is used with great simplicity, thanks to the “narrow and long” form inherited from the particular format of the display. It is then resistant to dust and splashes according to the IP52 standard. But be careful not to make it really wet, because that might not be able to resist.
Motorola’s choice for the processor of this One Vision is particular. In fact, we have the Exynos 9609 processor from Samsung, used to date by competitors of the Korean company only sporadically. It is a 2.2 GHz octa core with Mali G72 MP3 graphics processor and support of 4 GB of RAM. Besides these, we also have 128 GB of internal memory, a real rarity for devices in this price range. The memory is then expandable via microSD, but giving up the second nanoSIM. Good connectivity: LTE up to 300 Mbps, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and even NFC. Then there is also the FM radio and a quick and precise fingerprint reader on the back. If you also want to take advantage of unlocking with the face via the front camera. The audio is mono and the speaker is placed on the lower side of the smartphone.
Motorola One Vision is equipped with a dual camera system: the main one is a 48 megapixel 1.7 / 1.7 stabilizes that takes 12-megapixel shots, interpolating 4 pixels in one to get a higher brightness of the final shot. The second camera is unfortunately not for zoom or wide angle, but it is a 5 megapixel for blur. Nice but not strictly necessary. The photos have a quality that surprised us, confirming that for the past few years Motorola has set a new standard for photographic quality in the mid-range (already from Moto G6 Plus). The images are rich in detail, with a good balance of light and never too saturated or forcibly sharp. The HDR works very well and guarantees a convincing but never “aggressive” effect. There are also many nice features like the one to make animated GIFs in which only a part of the image moves, or the one to color only a shade inside the image. Then there is an extremely convincing night mode that allows you to create images with little light that few other smartphones can do in this price range. And finally we also have good words for the 25-megapixel front camera 2.0 / 2.0. The images here are balanced, well lit and HDR does a good job.
One Vision stands out from the first moment for the 6.3-inch display in the particular format stretched in 21:9. The resolution is 1080 X 2520 pixels (i.e. FullHD +) and the technology used is the LTPS IPS. It is not an AMOLED display, so when the screen shows black screens (such as also in the always-on mode)) we notice how black is tending to gray, but it is a marginal defect for a smartphone in this price range. Brightness is more than adequate and adaptation to environmental conditions is rapid enough. In the settings, there are three color profiles to choose from. The Intenso is probably the one that best reflects the expectations of the average user. The hole is then interrupted by a hole in the upper left. It does not go unnoticed for its size, but it is still almost characteristic.
Motorola One Vision is an Android One smartphone. This means constant updates over time and new versions of the operating system when available. To date, however, we must note that the smartphone is so updated to Android Pie (God forbid!) But with the patch only in May, so already 2 months behind time. It is still early to judge, but surely Motorola must put more effort into the Android One project. Among the features implemented by Motorola, we find the Moto Display, which allows us to interact with always-on and therefore to have an even better experience with the notifications that are received when the phone is locked. In addition, we have the Moto Action, including the possibility to activate the sensor, which is nothing but a single button in the lower bar that acts as a navigation “controller”. Comfortable. The whole system is as fast as we would have expected.
The smartphone is equipped with a 3500 mAh battery, consistent with the type of product. This capacity is more than enough to reach the end of the day with almost all types of use, even if in the days of most intense use it happened to arrive at the end of the day with very little remaining autonomy (if not pointed). Fortunately, it has a 15W TurboPower fast charge.
Motorola One Vision has been launched for $444 a perfectly adequate price and that puts this smartphone a good starting position. This is also demonstrated by the fact that the price has not dropped at more than a month since its launch.