Even though Motorola is not the dominant maker it once was it was never afraid to innovate and push the envelope. The company is even looking to release a foldable phone, reviving the RAZR series, but that doesn't mean it's overlooking its midrange lineup. The company wants to stay up to date with the current trends and offer a rare set of features for the asking price and it delivered the Motorola One Vision.
The One Vision brings a lot of firsts to the Motorola lineup. 21:9 aspect ratio, punch-hole selfie camera and a Samsung-made chipset - the Exynos 9609 - are all new to Moto phones. And it's all wrapped inside a stylish package without departing too far from the typical Motorola design. You can easily tell from afar that this is a Motorola-made handset and that's certainly not a bad thing.
Much like the recently released Sony Xperia smartphones, Motorola puts emphasis on the tall 21:9 screen, which we found to be particularly useful for scrolling through social media feeds and multi-tasking. Oh, and of course, when watching 21:9 content on Netflix and YouTube.
The 48MP rear main camera is another big selling point of the One Vision. Naturally, the sensor employs a Quad-Bayer filter combining four pixels into one outputting a 12MP image but with native HDR and boosted low-light performance.
Here's the Motorola One Vision cheat sheet:
Motorola One Vision specs
Body: 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm, 180 grams, front and back glass panels, plastic frame.
Screen: 6.3" FHD+, 1080 x 2520 px resolution; 21:9 aspect ratio; ~432 ppi.
Chipset: Exynos 9609 (10 nm): Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
Memory: 4GB RAM, 128GB built-in storage, microSD slot support (up to 512GB).
OS: Android One based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Rear camera: 48MP, f/1.7, OIS, Quad Pixel 1.6μm, PDAF + 5MP depth sensor; 1080p@30fps video recording, 2160p@30fps.
Front camera: 25 MP, f/2.0; Quad Pixel 0.9μm; 1080@30fps video recording.
Battery: 3,500mAh, TurboPower 15W fast charging.
Connectivity: Dual-SIM hybrid slot; LTE; USB 2.0 Type-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS + GLONASS + BDS; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC.
Misc: Punch-hole front-facing camera
Unboxing the Motorola One Vision
The smartphone comes in a standard package, rather small at first sight, but contains pretty much everything you'd expect and even more.
In addition to the handset itself, the charging brick and USB-A to USB-C cable and the usual user manuals, the box also hosts a transparent silicone protective case and a pair of Motorola-branded earbuds. However, we've been told that the buds will only be available in Brazil.