It’s time to test the Motorola One Vision, a different line of Motorola handsets, as I mentioned in the review of Motorola One and emphasize on One Vision, these models do not even look like the traditional smartphones the manufacturer produces.
Among the highlights of the handset is the 21: 9 widescreen display, notched, but with a hole for the front camera, rear camera with night mode and an Android system very clean.
Starting with the design of the device, we received it in blue. It is wrapped in plastic and glass, but this material does not look like glass much. Anyway, let’s say it’s glass. Ah, inside the box comes a transparent silicone cover, after all the device is thinner and spiked, the finish is quite smooth. I know, these silicone covers are crap and probably will turn yellow in less than a year. But before that, you spend money to repair the appliance.
Honestly, I liked its design. It was released a few weeks ago, and it bothers me a bit that hole on the screen to contemplate the front camera. Motorola wanted to get away from the traditional 2018 notch by employing something that emerged in 2019 as an intermediate solution between the notch and the immaculate screen.
We have seen smartphones like Zenfone 6, OnePlus 7 Pro among others present the motorized camera that comes up and you have there the selfie camera ready to use. We also saw, a few days ago Oppo and Xiaomi bring camera prototypes below the front screen. Okay, Motorola has already released the device, and the solution they presented may not be the worst, but this space disrupts unless the notch is quite right, but it gets in the way.
On the back, we have the dual set of cameras, separate from them. The dual led flash, still the fingerprint sensor, currently in the best position, when not employed below the screen.
We have the P3 cable on the top and the multimedia sound output on the bottom, along with the USB-C output. It would be better to have all the cable outputs together, especially when it is necessary to use the charger and headphones at the same time, all the cables are there in the same area.
HARDWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Have you ever seen a Motorola device using a Samsung processor? That was the first. Exynos 9609, with 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. A fresh processor with RAM that I consider the least today, and ideal storage to combine cost with benefit.
Is this processor good? In our performance tests, it went well, check out:
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 197,589
- OnePlus 3T 171,982
- Motorola One Vision 150,652
- ASUS Zenfone 5 139,925
- ASUS Zenfone 4 139,251
You can see that the handset has outperformed direct competitors like Zenfone 5 and more G7 Plus.
This is a strong point of the device, its performance, along with clean software, makes the user experience pleasurable.
The FullHD + screen, 21: 9 aspect ratio is quite stretched, incidentally, had not seen such in a smartphone. Motorola calls this screen CinemaVision, due to the proportion of the screen being equal to the new movies shown. However, the CinemaVision screen does not have any industry certification.
Even so, the colors are quite faithful when the brightness level is high. There is an option to choose the color mode, natural, highlighted, or saturated. It would be basically three levels of saturation.
And Motorola, no, there’s no way to use the screen entirely with just one hand.
The Motorola One Vision camera set starts with two 48MP rear displays on the f / 1.7 aperture primary sensor, and another one that you can not use has no option but is used to assist the primary sensor when taking night shots, when blurred background pictures are taken. This is where the f / 2.2 5MP secondary sensor comes into action.
Night mode: it is a trend that has come to stay. Now all handsets are coming with this feature. Night Vision, as it is called, automatically suggests changing the mode when you encounter a scene with a low incidence of light. You will shoot, wait a few moments until the camera captures more information of the moment and combine these moments with your original photo, letting in more light, and finally presenting a much clearer image.
If you have not seen this effect on a smartphone, you will be surprised by the result. The Motorola One Vision does not even come close to the Huawei P30 Pro in this issue, but for an intermediary, it is to be congratulated.
Portrait mode: One Vision also features a portrait mode. With the rear camera, it will use both sensors to apply the clipping effect. The 5MP focuses on the background and depth of field, while the 48MP focuses on the person’s face. The combination generates the effect we know as bokeh. The front camera is also capable of creating this effect, it applies in a digital mode, simulated by software, does not look as good as the rear set, but it’s worth noting. You have the option to choose the background blur level.
The front camera features a 25MP sensor, f / 2.0 aperture makes clear selfies when there are good light conditions. It also compresses 4 pixels into one, outputting a 6.2MP photo.
We need to talk about the battery. Motorola, these 3500mAh batteries are not right. The Exynos 9609 processor is very energy-efficient. At no point in the tests was I able to do more than 5 hours of screen, the longest time was 4 hours and 58 minutes. Okay, that for everyday use you will be able to reach the end of the day without needing to charge, but I expected more of the 3500 mAh.
Motorola One Vision full specifications:
- Brand Motorola
- Processor Exynos 9610
- GPU Mali-G72 MP3
- RAM 4 GB
- Internal Storage 128 GB
- Extra Storage 256 GB
- Frontal camera 25 MP
- Front Camera – Aperture F/1.8
- Back camera 5 MP e 48 MP
- Rear Camera – Aperture F/2.2 e F/1.7
- Slow Motion Camera 720p@240fps
- Video 4K – 30 fps
- Display – Size 6.3
- Display – Technology IPS
- Display – Resolution 2520 x 1080
- Operational system Android 9 Pie
- Battery 3500 mAh
Software: You know it runs Android One, which is the least-modified version of Android. In the case of Motorola, there are two, the first, is the camera software that was made by the manufacturer. The second modification is the Moto app, which combines the Moto actions and Moto screen. Two features that Motorola users get used to and miss when they are no longer on the manufacturer’s platform.