An Incredible phone at an awesome price
By Manoj Warrier | 21 Nov 2018
The Motorola Android One phone is an exceptional piece of technology and innovation. A sturdy battery gives you ample power. The minimal apps make it sleeker and roomier (unless you add your favourite apps). The 16 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera captures awesome pictures and the resolution is like what you get from a DSLR camera. The 12 MP front camera gives selfies a great shot. In daylight or at night, the images are sharp and very crisp. But, don't worry; there is ample storage space for it.
Even though it comes with a 5000 mAh battery, it does not feel bulky when you hold it. The response to your touch is very instant. Even the fingerprint reader is pretty quick (though many reviews here said there was a long lag. I did not find any lag). The turbo charger took about 25 mins for a full charge (the battery was charged to 55% when I opened the pack). The sound quality from the handset is very good and when you adjust the Dolby features, it gets better. When you use a headset, then the sound enhances further (always use a good quality headset). The FM radio captures and stores all available signals in a jiffy. The only drawback is that, it does not come with a headset.
The display (6.25 inch or 15.7 cm) is stunning as it comes to close to 4k resolution (though it records in 4k resolution). The Max Vision feature gives you a 19:9 aspect ratio (unlike conventional displays), so you get to see more. The Notch (that area that holds the front camera, flash and ambient light sensor) at the top is a bit disturbing, but then it does not affect much of your viewing ability. The corning gorilla glass adds to its protection. However, there is already a thin filament on the glass, better not to remove it and let it stay and wear out on its own. That's added protection. It comes supplied with silicon kind protective back cover.
The device comes with a few pre-loaded apps and they get updated when you connect to Wi-Fi. You have to install Whatsapp, paytm, Uber, Ola, Meru etc. It can be easily done through playstore. It has two slots for Nano Sim cards and both supports 4G, however it lets you chose only one slot for 4G (believe this will be addressed when there is an update), there is a slot for a MicroSD card for up to 256 GB. The AI powered innovations like Google Lens (Search what you see) and Google Assistant (Voice activated search) is of great help.
The best thing for opting the Motorola Android One is the guaranteed updates to the Android OS and monthly security updates.