7.4/10
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The Motorola One currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
5.9"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Softpedia

At the end of the day, Motorola One doesn’t come with anything special and there are lots of alternatives out there that are also worth a look. It does provide good value for the money, but Motorola should focus a little bit more on what makes its brand special, and less on what helps others set the...

- Bogdan Popa, Softpedia
Stuff

Its screen isn’t the sharpest, the cameras are only passable and the battery isn’t made for those who need to fill long, boring commutes to work. It’s smooth, tasteful and dead easy to live with, though, and at its new price of £199 is easy to recommend to all but the most ardent of spec heads.

- Andrew Williams, Stuff
Pocket-lint

For £200 there are few phones as rounded and long-lasting as Motorola's affordable push back into the market. That said, its near competition offers greater hardware and resolution for just a little more cash. But, on balance, for the right price the One is a well considered Android handset for the...

- Mike Lowe, Pocket-lint
TechRadar

The Motorola One is a fine phone that lacks any crippling flaws, but elements such as a low-res display and an average camera make it hard to champion over other lower-mid-range alternatives.

- Jon Mundy, TechRadar
Android Central

Motorola's Android One-branded handset is a device for Android purists -- and anyone who wants a simple, high-quality, long-lasting Android experience that doesn't break the bank. But thrill seekers will need to look elsewhere, as this isn't the most exciting smartphone out there.

- Alex Dobie, Android Central


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Common Questions


Motorola released the One on September 28, 2018.


Motorola backs up the One with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your One has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
5.9"

The Motorola One's screen size is 5.9 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery.

Motorola One Specs

Overview
Release date September 28, 2018
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1800/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.99 x 7.22 x 0.79 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 285 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Dual camera feature (2 MP second camera(f/2.4))
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait, Aperture f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, eAAC+, eAAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Moto One Android One

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Critic Reviews


Softpedia

This is Motorola’s attempt to embrace the notch trend

from Softpedia

At the end of the day, Motorola One doesn’t come with anything special and there are lots of alternatives out there that are also worth a look. It does provide good value for the money, but Motorola should focus a little bit more on what makes its brand special, and less on what helps others se...More

At the end of the day, Motorola One doesn’t come with anything special and there are lots of alternatives out there that are also worth a look. It does provide good value for the money, but Motorola should focus a little bit more on what makes its brand special, and less on what helps others set themselves apart. This is the moment when Motorola just needs to stop being a follower.

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Stuff

A phone with a modern look and a sensible price

from Stuff

Its screen isn’t the sharpest, the cameras are only passable and the battery isn’t made for those who need to fill long, boring commutes to work. It’s smooth, tasteful and dead easy to live with, though, and at its new price of £199 is easy to recommend to all but the most ardent of spec heads.

Read full review

Its screen isn’t the sharpest, the cameras are only passable and the battery isn’t made for those who need to fill long, boring commutes to work. It’s smooth, tasteful and dead easy to live with, though, and at its new price of £199 is easy to recommend to all but the most ardent of spec heads.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

The affordable, affable mid-ranger

from Pocket-lint

For £200 there are few phones as rounded and long-lasting as Motorola's affordable push back into the market. That said, its near competition offers greater hardware and resolution for just a little more cash. But, on balance, for the right price the One is a well considered Android handset for the casual user.

Read full review

For £200 there are few phones as rounded and long-lasting as Motorola's affordable push back into the market. That said, its near competition offers greater hardware and resolution for just a little more cash. But, on balance, for the right price the One is a well considered Android handset for the casual user.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Motorola gets back to basics with Android One

from TechRadar

The Motorola One is a fine phone that lacks any crippling flaws, but elements such as a low-res display and an average camera make it hard to champion over other lower-mid-range alternatives.

Read full review

The Motorola One is a fine phone that lacks any crippling flaws, but elements such as a low-res display and an average camera make it hard to champion over other lower-mid-range alternatives.

Read full review

Less

Android Central

The meat-and-potatoes smartphone

from Android Central

Motorola's Android One-branded handset is a device for Android purists -- and anyone who wants a simple, high-quality, long-lasting Android experience that doesn't break the bank. But thrill seekers will need to look elsewhere, as this isn't the most exciting smartphone out there.

Read full review

Motorola's Android One-branded handset is a device for Android purists -- and anyone who wants a simple, high-quality, long-lasting Android experience that doesn't break the bank. But thrill seekers will need to look elsewhere, as this isn't the most exciting smartphone out there.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Not the perfect bang for the buck

However, at MSRP, the budget materials in the shell and unimpressive overall performance of the slightly dated chipset, compared with the only average camera quality seem like plenty of reason to shop around for other devices before jumping on the Motorola One.

Read full review

However, at MSRP, the budget materials in the shell and unimpressive overall performance of the slightly dated chipset, compared with the only average camera quality seem like plenty of reason to shop around for other devices before jumping on the Motorola One.

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Notebookcheck

A little tame, but very solid

from Notebookcheck

The Motorola One is a smartphone that turns out very solid in many areas. However, at this point there is strong competition in its price range.

Read full review

The Motorola One is a smartphone that turns out very solid in many areas. However, at this point there is strong competition in its price range.

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Tech Advisor

It's good but not great

from Tech Advisor

The Motorola One is a slightly confusing device, hovering around the same price as the firm's excellent Moto G6 Plus. What's on offer here is a display with a notch and Android One, but in the context of the competitive mid-range market, the Motorola One doesn't quite match up to rivals in various ways.

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The Motorola One is a slightly confusing device, hovering around the same price as the firm's excellent Moto G6 Plus. What's on offer here is a display with a notch and Android One, but in the context of the competitive mid-range market, the Motorola One doesn't quite match up to rivals in various ways.

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Android Authority

Nice phone, but not the one for me

from Android Authority

A fine phone to use, but not the best value for money given the performance and camera versus the stiff competition out there right now.

Read full review

A fine phone to use, but not the best value for money given the performance and camera versus the stiff competition out there right now.

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TrustedReviews

A tasteful, likeable Android

from TrustedReviews

This time I can’t flat-out say the Moto is the model to go for. However, it does have the “tilt” factor of simple likability in its favour. The Android One software is clean, all Moto’s additions are useful and the hardware design is tasteful throughout.

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This time I can’t flat-out say the Moto is the model to go for. However, it does have the “tilt” factor of simple likability in its favour. The Android One software is clean, all Moto’s additions are useful and the hardware design is tasteful throughout.

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