Motorola One Action Review

Motorola launched another One series smartphone Named One Action. Motorola One Action was released in India on 16 August 2019. Motorola priced One Vision at €260 @ 4GB & 128GB model.

Motorola One Action features the Exynos chip from Samsung named 9604 which is available on Galaxy m20 too. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A53 low power cores which are clocked at 1.6GHz, second part features 4 x A73 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz. it has Mali G72 MP3 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to 9610 the last processor from Samsung. it has a CAT 12 Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai built in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a Triple Camera setup which comprises a 12MP primary sensor + 16MP Ultra wide sensor + 5MP depth sensor which makes the user take normal, Wideangle and portrait images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Motorola One Action and Jump into the review.

Motorola One Action Specs

Motorola One Action
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  • 6.3″ Full HD + (2340 x 1080) Punch-hole IPS Display in 21:9 Aspect ratio
  • protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Exynos 9609 OctaCore CPU
  • Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Nano Sim / Nano Hybrid
  • 128 GB Internal Storage and Expandable up to 512 GB with Micro SD
  • Triple Camera 12MP f/1.8 (Main) + 16MP f/2.2 (Ultrawide) + 5MP Depth Sensor
  • 4K @ 30fps & 1080 p @ 120fps (Gyro-EIS) Video Capture, 960 FPS Super Slow Motion Videos
  • 12MP Selfie camera
  • 1080p @ 30fps Video Capture
  • Dual 4G Volte
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3500 mAH battery Turbo Charging support
  • Rear Fingerprint Sensor
  • Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 LE / GPS
  • 3.5mm Jack / USB-C / NFC

6.3″ Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen :

Here in Display Department Motorola One Action Features an Excellent FHD+ IPS LCD panel punch=hole screen with 432 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is bright to see in direct sunlight.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

in One Action Motorola Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Moto one Power Smartphone. these speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) which help to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a punchy and clear sound with the support of Dolby Atmos support. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some headphones like ATHCLR 100, Jbl c200si, 
Sennheiser CX 180, Skullcandy Ink’d Headset which good for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

One Action is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Dragon tail glass-like Moto One power. it does not provide good look and feels Because it is made with Polycarbonate body. Through this Motorola One Action was Build with Polycarbonate there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.3″ IPS LCD screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

One Action Features a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

One Action Uses the face unlock with its 16MP Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions too with medium Amount of light from the IPS LCD Panel.

Weight balance: 

Motorola One Action feels very light with 6.3″ Screen and 4500 mAh battery equipped. One Vision can be used in one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.

Battery life:

My Motorola One Action lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 18% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4500 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of One Action is very low as One Vision. the 10W Charger charges the phone in 150 min which is a bit good.


Android 9 Pie Operating System :

Here the Motorola One Action comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 9 Pie which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 9 Pie. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Motorola One Action Motorola has also Conformed this.

Performance: 

My Motorola One Action managed to do day to day tasks very well like the last gen Motorola One Power. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Motorola One Action.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Motorola One Action device. it features 4 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the and there are no reloading of apps on this Motorola One Vision. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this 9609 Processor is suitable for gaming.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Motorola One Action is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, One Action features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in One Action. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

Main Camera: the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7. the daylight pictures are very good and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, the pictures had a Great Sharpness and Good Detail had a very low noise which is negligible to see.

Ultrawide Camera: the 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens on One Action does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 16MP camera also captures good photos with decent sharpness and in Controlled Exposure.

Depth Camera: the 5MP Depth lens on Motorola One Action works does a good job in good lighting conditions. it gives excellent bokeh in good lighting conditions. in low lighting conditions, the 5MP camera does not make a mark due to more noise in the low light or night conditions.

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in [email protected] And 1080p FHD recording and It Need to improve the video quality in the low night conditions the video Quality is Good. No issues in the Video Department.

Selfie camera :

Motorola One Action features a 12MP selfie camera with large 0.9 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal lowlight images compared to the rear camera. This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence which is Perfect to see. The Front Camera Hole Is A Bit Big and Ugly to see.

the video Quality is Good as Rear camera. Video Quality is good and Stable in 1080P with Excellent sharpness. The details are Not Bad to see with With Good Colours and Sharpness. The Details are Good When Compared to Normal 1080P video Recording. In Low Light, the Video is good Equal To Midrange Flagship Devices.

Widevine L1 support:

Motorola One Action has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good.

All Sensors : 

Motorola One Vision has all sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint gyroscope and virtual light-sensing sensors which is good to see.

Pros

  • Awesome 21:9 Cinematic Punch Hole Display
  • Awesome Performance With Exynos 9609 Soc which does Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily.
  • Great Build Quality Which a Premium look
  • Perfect Rear Triple Camera with ultra-wide Camera makes an mark in Any Lighting Condition
  • Excellent Selfies from Front Camera
  • Android 9 Pie on Android One Program

Cons

  • Battery Life Could Be Better for 4500 mAH
  • Front Camera hole is A Bit Big.

VERDICT

If you want a Motorola One Action Smartphone with 21:9 punch hole Display, 12MP + 16MP + 5MP Rear Camera and 12MP front Camera with Android one Program then Motorola One Action suits you. If you want other Smartphones with better hardware you can take a look on these Smartphones

  • Realme X
  • Redmi K20
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy M40

If you are using Motorola One Action then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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