Published: Fri, May 17, 2019
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Motorola's One Vision packs a cinematic screen and a clever camera

Motorola's One Vision packs a cinematic screen and a clever camera

Motorola has just unveiled its newest phone - One Vision - and it falls into the beloved category of the upper mid-range.

Following yesterday's launch in Brazil, the Chinese arm of Motorola has teased the launch of a new smartphone in the country for June. Most people take phones on monthly payment plans, which make a $500 phone a mere $20/month over two years; people who buy phones up front, on the other hand, tend to buy cheap or used devices. Let's dive in and see what the Motorola One Vision has in store for us. Recently, we have seen a few leaks about the Motorola P40 smartphone. The idea here is that a lot of video is filmed in the 21:9 aspect ratio, so this is the best for watching film and looking at photos as well as a variety of other tasks such as gaming.

Up front is an also-impressive 25 MP (Quad Pixel) camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Speaking of the CinemaVision display, it measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a 21:9 aspect ratio. On the rear, there is also a circular fingerprint scanner.


Take sharp selfies with the 25MP selfie camera. Inside you'll find a Exynos 9609 processor from Samsung, 4GB RAM, and 128GB of storage, which seems generous considering the €299 (about $335) launch price. The phone supports dual-LED flash, 8x digital zoom, portrait mode, manual mode, cinemagraph, panorama, active display mode, Auto HDR, more.

Motorola estimates this phone will last for a whole day thanks to a 3,500mAh battery inside doing all the hard work to keep it powered up. Mexico will see the phone become available next week. As a result, you get 12MP images that are allegedly brighter. It is touted to give you up to 7 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging. Motorolas camera software provides added AI features like shot optimization and a Night Vision mode. They've focused on a night-shot-like feature.

Motorola is using what it calls "QuadPixel" technology here, which is marketing jargon for a process better known as pixel binning - for the unaware, that means the One Vision treats clusters of four pixels on the sensor as a single, bigger pixel for improved clarity and low-light performance. For starters, it's the first Motorola phone to offer a full-screen experience; the 6.3in FHD+ panel packs a punch-hole camera, rather than the iPhone X-style notch found on the original Motorola One.

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