Motorola has added to two new smartphones to its lineup — the Motorola One and Motorola One Power — both of which will be the first ones to receive the Android 9 Pie in the Moto family.
The Android One-powered Motorola One Power was launched in India on September 24.
The Motorola One and Motorola One Power will come with a promised three years of security updates, a smart camera integrated with Google Lens and more.
Since the Motorola One Power and Motorola One feature stock Android, you do not have to deal with bloatware — say goodbye to pre-loaded apps — but you will get a few Moto and Android apps that are aimed to enhance your experience with the device.
Getting rid of bloatware makes sure that the Motorola One Power runs smoothly by giving you more free space and also has access to the latest software updates by Google.
While the Motorola One is powered by the 64-bit octa-core (8x ARM Cortex A53) Snapdragon 625 processor, which clocks at 2.0GHz, the Motorola One Power is backed by the octa-core (8x Kryo 260)Snapdragon 636 that clocks at 1.8Ghz
The Motorola One features a 5.9-inch HD+ display (1520 x 720) with an aspect ratio of 19:9 while the Motorola One Power comes with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display (2246 x 1080) with an aspect ratio of 19:9.
The Motorola One is thinner at 150×72×7.97 mm than the Motorola One Power that measures 156×76×8.98mm and also weighs less at 162 grams against One Power’s 205 grams.
Both the devices are P2i certified for splash resistance. The Motorola One comes in Black and White colours while the Motorola One Power comes in Black.
Motorola One sports a dual smart camera with 13MP and 2MP lens units on the rear and an 8MP front camera.
The Motorola One Power also features a dual camera setup on the rear with 16MP, and 5MP lenses and the front camera is a 12MP unit with LED flash
Courtesy of the Google Lens-powered smart camera, both the devices can recognise text, search for recipes, translate words, browse outfits and much more.
You also get unlimited cloud storage for your high-resolution images with Google Photos and Google Assistant will help you do your tasks or even start a video at your (voice) command.
Memory and Storage
Both the Motorola One and One Power come with 4GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
While the company promises a full day of battery life on a single charge for the Motorola One, the Motorola One Power gets two days of battery life.
The company also claims that the Motorola One takes 20 minutes to charge for 6 hours of use, while the Motorola One Power
The Motorola One is backed by a 3000mAh battery unit and the Motorola One Power comes with a 5000mAh battery.
Both the Motorola One and One Power will be the first of Motorola’s devices to receive the Android Pie update soon after they launch. This means that they’ll be running on Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
Since they’re powered by Android One, both the devices will receive two updates to the latest Android OS — Android Pie and Android Q.
Both the devices support dual Nano SIM cards and are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology but while the Motorola One has NFC support, the One Power doesn’t.
The Motorola One will retail at a price of €299 RPP across Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific in the coming months. The Motorola One Power has been launched in India at INR 15,999.
Similar to several other Motorola devices, you will be able to do few things such as opening the camera or flashlight with either of the Android One-powered Motorola devices.
In order to activate the Do Not Disturb mode without even opening the device, simply flip your phone face down. Similarly, to activate the rear flashlight to act as a torch without touching the screen, just chop the Moto G6 Plus twice and the torch will light up.
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Advisor at Candid.Technology, Feeroz is a journalist with 36 years of experience in print, digital, and television. After graduating from Delhi University, he began his journalistic journey with India’s leading news agency Press Trust of India, in 1986. After working for nine years in print media, he became the first batch of media professionals to switch to electronic media in 1995. Since then, he has worked with different news channels and digital media.