Motorola products are renowned for their practicality and value for money. At the same time, most of the company's devices are sold in the budget and low-cost segment. The company's specialists continue their research in various areas of electronics, developing gadgets that will be close to premium in terms of their characteristics. Let's talk about one such device.
External data and characteristics
For the first time in the production of smartphones, in the new Motorola One Zoom, the company has applied Panda King Glass to the front panel.
The back of the product has received Gorilla Glass 3. This is a matte glass with a slight gradient, well hiding any kind of dirt and prints.
The phone frame is made of metal, which increases the prestige of the device. Its frontal part does not cause much delight. There are thin frames and a teardrop-shaped cutout for a selfie camera. It's interesting to see what you can see from behind.
Here the main camera with four lenses and the backlit logo of the developer company immediately draws attention to itself. It has this opportunity due to the fact that it additionally performs the indication of notifications.
The smartphone received a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, which is welcomed by modern traditions. It runs a little slower than the competition, but does not crash.
The 6.4-inch OLED front panel produces a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The operating system is Android 9 Pie. The basis of the hardware filling is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM. The battery of the product has a capacity of 4000 mAh.
The sensors of the main camera are equipped with a resolution of 48, 16, 8 and 5 megapixels. The second is ultra-wide and the latter allows for depth sensing. The front camera has a 25MP lens.
A distinctive feature of the device is the location of its speaker in the upper part of the case. Despite belonging to the monophonic class, it sounds loud and high quality. Another interesting nuance of the device is that it is protected from dust and dirt, although the manufacturer does not mention this fact.
Display and cameras
The smartphone screen is made in accordance with the OLED Max Vision technology. Its sides are proportional to each other in a 19: 9 ratio. The presence of thin bezels and a teardrop notch allowed the manufacturer to obtain 85% of the usable display area.
It is worth noting the presence of large viewing angles of the screen, high contrast, saturated colors. This makes working with him a pleasure. The settings menu allows you to select night mode or one of three color profiles.
Not everyone knows that only three lenses of the main camera of the device can take pictures. The fourth is needed to play a supporting role.
In the camera settings, you can really choose one of several modes: HDR, image optimization, Google camera and others. The user is always informed about work in one mode or another by the presence of the corresponding indication next to the shutter button.
Motorola One Zoom introduces a new technology for the first time that allows you to switch the zoom from 3x to a wide angle. It's also easy to adjust the scale from x0.5 to x10.
The main camera of the device has the same parameters as the analogue of Motorola One Vision. Daytime shots are good quality. They have great detail and sufficient tonal range. When using optical stabilization, night photos come out well too. If the degree of illumination of the subject falls, then the quality of the images decreases proportionally.
The wide-angle camera is complete here, but not the most advanced. It does not allow viewing all the details of interest to the user on the image. However, it is worth noting the presence of a threefold zoom, which is now equipped with a minimum number of cameras in smartphones. The resulting frames are striking in the presence of good detail, the main thing is that there is normal lighting.
Software & Performance
The latest security patch for Android 9 Pie is dated August 1st. There are no third party programs and interface modifications in it. For many users, the disadvantage will be the presence of the Alexa voice assistant from Amazone, which is poorly adapted for the USA segment.
The gadget has received many well-known "chips" of this manufacturer. For example, by shaking to actually turn on the flashlight or camera, by turning the entire device.
The phone's performance is at a level where it is sufficient for most applications and games, but not enough for demanding applications. This is confirmed by test data in several benchmarks. In AnTuTu, the device scored 175,523 points, in Geekbench 4: in single-core mode - 2381, in multi-core - 6458 points.
The Motorola One Zoom is equipped with a 4000mAh battery and 18W fast charging. You won't surprise anyone with the latter, but still not bad.
Battery power will be enough for about 14 hours of continuous viewing of video content with minimum screen brightness. This result is not bad, the gadget will work all day long with a load even above average.
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