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Everything you want to know about the Motorola phone One Action

Record accidentally a video with a portrait orientation is one of those unpleasant surprises that often discovered too late. However, that will no longer be a problem with the new Motorola One Action. This phone mid-range eradicates this threat with a special lens and wide angle which registers all horizontally, independent of the position of the device. But its features go far beyond. So, here’s everything you need to know about the latest device from Motorola.

Design and display

Phones mid-range rarely have a design that alters the teams most iconic. The Motorola One Action is not the exception to that rule. What is clear is that Motorola wants to establish a style for the series One, because the new computer is in the line of the Motorola One Vision of the beginning of 2019. The bezels are thin, and although its bottom is noticeably thicker, this does not affect the overall style and not noticeable during daily use.

The screen of 6.3 inches is a LCD LTPS IPS with a resolution of 2,520 x 1,080 Full HD, with a measure clear of 432 pixels per inch. In addition, it has an aspect ratio 21:9, as the Sony Xperia 10. As in other Motorola phones One, you’ll find a lens perforated front for selfies.

If you look at the back side, you will see a settings camera triple lens in the upper left corner, with a flash unit bottom. The sensor of the fingerprint is located in the center of the upper half, provided easy access to the most. The headphone connector is located on the top, while the USB-a port, C is on the lower side.

However, you do not get much with regards to resistance to water. The One Action only has a rating IPX2, so you have to avoid any fall in deep water, such as swimming pools and baths. The back is coated with Gorilla Glass, which —even though it’s durable— will be better protected with a sheath.

Specifications and battery

Key specifications
CPU Samsung Exynos 9609
Memory 4 GB
Storage 128 GB
Storage microSD Yes, up to 512 GB
Screen size 6.3 inches
Resolution 2520 x 1080
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, headphone connector of 3.5 mm
Battery 3,500 mAh
Size 160.7 x 71.2 x 9.15 mm
Weight 176 g (6.2 oz)
Operating system Android 9.0 Foot (Android One outside of EE. UU.)

The One Action borrowed some features of the One Vision. Like the design, that is not bad, as these specifications are mid-range are strong and are sufficient for the value of the team.

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Features a processor Samsung Exynos 9609, a powerful chip for mid-range able to handle most of the daily tasks. Although undergo with 3D games , high-end, with its 4 GB of RAM you should not have any problems with multi-tasking. The storage space is also generous: 128 GB of internal memory standard, with the option of adding up to 512 GB with a card slot for MicroSD.

The battery of 3,500 mAh should last for a day. With support for a quick recharge of 10 W, but does not allow wireless charging, though we expect this feature in a phone of this price.

Software and special functions

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The Motorola One Action runs Android 9.0 Foot, so you’ll have the latest features and additions to Google. However, breaking with the tradition of the range One, the models americans can’t run Android One. While the international versions will have the streamlined interface of the Android, editions americans will get a custom Motorola. Why? According to the manufacturer, the Android One is not something that matters to the consumers and this allows them to focus on elements of the range One that users love: the camera and the design.

This does not mean that One Action is not going to receive updates: Motorola has promised at least one significant update to the operating system to Android Q, while security patches will continue to be charged. However, this implies that you will not be guaranteed that the models for the united States to get Android R, unlike the international.

One Action possess with the additional special features of the Bike that we love, including the Display Bike and the Stock Bike that are controlled by gestures.


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In the back, there is an impressive system camera triple lens. It consists of one main 12-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8, one of the detection depth of 5 megapixels and an ultra wide-angle 16 megapixels.

This last one is the one that does the magic when you are shooting vertically. It is a lens 16-megapixel camera with a field of view incredibly wide of 117 degrees, which allows you to have in the frame four times more action. If you are recording a video while holding the phone vertically, this lens will record the images in a horizontal relationship. This means that you’ll be able to hold the team comfortably with one hand, and, even so, your audience will be able to see everything that happens.

The video stabilization enhanced also ensure that the log is smooth and without shocks, while the technology of four pixels provide four times more sensitivity to light, ensuring that the recordings are brilliant.

It is not just video. You’ll also find good imaging capabilities. The wide-open aperture f/1.8 of the lens main ensures that you enter a lot of light, while the depth sensor of 5 megapixels will provide data to make accurate in portrait mode. The lens selfie has not been neglected. It is one of 12 megapixels with an aperture of f/2.0, and provides a good performance with the additional features of artificial intelligence, such as the optimization of shot, the intelligent composition and the automatic capture of smiles.

Release date and price

The Motorola One Action will be available in Brazil, Mexico and several european countries from the 16th of August, with prices starting from 259 euros (approximately $290 usd). In the course of August, will be added more countries, but not reach the united States and Canada until early October. Motorola has not yet published prices for the united States, so we will update this note just to know.

The smartphone will come in several colors, including Denim Blue, Pearl White and Aqua Teal, but only the colors Denim Blue and Pearl White will be available in the united States.

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