Motorola One has a single speaker placed on the lower edge. While holding the smartphone horizontally it is easy to muffle it. And it is not a brilliant one either, it simply works. It is moderately loud (I had no problems with hearing the navigation while driving a car) and in addition we can use the Dolby Audio technology. The “bare” sound is not the best in the upper volume scale, but Dolby Audio eliminates distortions and provides some form of bass – it is definitely worth using this function.
The advantage of Motorola One is the presence of the minijack and an FM radio with RDS and the possibility to record broadcasts (to *.aac files).
Photos and video
On the back panel there is a dual camera, which has a 12-megapixel matrix with autofocus and phase detection and an additional, 2-megapixel camera, which is responsible for measuring the depth of field and it provides the background blurring effect in photos. The camera can record videos in the maximum resolution of 4K with 30 frames per second. However, in this price shelf we cannot expect miracles. The camera can take great photos in the daytime and it has a nice portrait mode – however, when lighting conditions deteriorate, the quality drops down significantly. Noises, blurs, dimmed photos, flares from any light sources – I did not enjoy its work effects after dark.
We can control this a bit using the camera app – in this aspect Motorola did not fail us. It offers a professional mode with setting focus, white balance and ISO, we can take panoramas, portraits with blurred backgrounds, we can record in slow motion, there is Google Lens and HDR in the auto mode as well.
And here are photography results in different lighting conditions:
The camera at the front, with 8-megapixel resolution and an f/2.2 brightness lens, provides photos with natural colours and a good level of details. It offers a good enough quality so that we can share these results in social media, and in weaker lighting we can use the LED flash to light up our face.
The main camera can record in the maximum resolution of 4K Ultra HD (30 frames per second), but if we are going to use the electronic image stabilization, we need to record in FullHD with 30 frames per second. Here are video recording results:
|Motorola One – sample videos
video: GSMchoice.com, via YouTube