Motorola One Power: A Budget-Friendly Android One Smartphone

Motorola One Power design

Motorola One Power is another Android One smartphone from the tech giant, the One Power brings along dual rear cameras and a notch-screen. This is the first time in a while a Motorola smartphone doesn’t come with a “Moto” tag.

That’s not all, this is also the first Motorola smartphone to come with a notch. This means all smartphone giants have adopted the notch, well, except for Samsung. The One Power sports a tall screen and runs on Android Oreo.

Motorola One Power Key Specs and Features

・6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 4GB/6GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
・64GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 256GB
・12MP + 5MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・3780mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery

Motorola One Power Design

The device has an aluminium alloy overall unibody, this is absolutely my favourite Motorola smartphone for the year. It looks totally different from what we typically see from the company. The Motorola logo at the rear doubles as the fingerprint scanner.

Motorola One Power

Of course, the iPhone X-like dual shooters has finally found its way to Motorola. Instead of the typical circular foundation going on at the top middle, the camera has been moved to the left in a vertical position with the LED flash coming underneath.

Motorola One Power Display

The notched screen isn’t going away anytime soon obviously. Motorola has finally adopted it and we are waiting for Samsung to follow suit. The screen dishes out a unique 19:9 aspect ratio, but you can hide the notch to get an 18:9 aspect screen.

The tall 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays amazingly well. It has 1080 x 2280 pixels in resolution and 407 pixels per inch density, this should make the details on the screen clear enough.

Hardware and Software

The Snapdragon 636 chip from Qualcomm controls the wheel here. It was built on a 14nm process technology, so power efficiency should be great. The chip has 8-cores of processor that clocks at 1.8GHz. While the Adreno 509 graphics card does its job in the graphics area.

There are two variants in terms of RAM space, one has 4GB and an expensive variant has 6GB. Both reach a memory speed of 1.3GHz. The storage space is pegged at 64GB, however, a 128GB storage variant may be introduced as well. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One).

Motorola One Power Camera

The dual 12MP + 5MP rear shooters have f/1.8 and f/2.0 aperture respectively. In-between the cameras is a LED flash for night photography. The camera comes with other features like phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and auto-HDR. It can shoot 4K videos at @30fps, and 1080p@30/60fps. The 8MP selfie camera has f/1.9 aperture and focuses on selfies.

Network and Connectivity

The Smartphone supports 4G LTE and accommodates dual Nano SIMs and a microSD card. It has Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.

Motorola One Power Battery

The Motorola One Power is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3780mAh battery with fast charging technology. Motorola One Power is available on shopping stores, starting from $399 to $499, that’s about (N140,000 – N180,000).

Motorola One Power Full Specs

LAUNCH
・Announced: June 2018
・Status: Available. July 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Material Type: Aluminium
・Dimensions: –
・Colour: Black
・Weight: –

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.2-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 407ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 83%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 509

STORAGE
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB
・RAM: 6GB/4GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Fingerprint (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 3780mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

One comment

  1. Hello,
    Nice post..!!!I went through your review on and found it to be really informative and unbiased. I feel that this review of yours would help the prospective buyers in deciding whether to buy this one or not.

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