Motorola One 5G: the first model in this series capable of 5G connections

Motorola has become one of the most “hardworking” smartphone manufacturers on the market. The company has announced and launched in the last few months a large selection of smartphones, and the latest seems to be another mid-range model with 5G. If we look at the hardware specifications and take into account the design of the new Motorola One 5G, we can see the similarities between it and the Moto G 5G model we tested recently. However, there are some interesting differences between these variants.

Motorola One 5G does not promise long-term updates
Motorola One 5G, as its name suggests, is a smartphone included in the Android One program. Thus, its users will receive guaranteed software updates for longer than they receive on a regular mid-range device. At the moment, it seems that updates are only scheduled for the next two years, but in general, Android One models receive three years of security updates.

The phone primarily uses a 6.7 ”LCD screen with a 21: 9 aspect ratio and Full HD + resolution (2,520 x 1,080), which displays HDR10 content and has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. This model, like the Moto G 5G, has a double cutout for the front cameras, which are wide and ultra-wide (16 MP f / 2.0 and 8 MP f / 2.2, respectively).

motorola g 5g screen

Being a mid-range phone with 5G, it is based on a Snapdragon 765 processor from Qualcomm, but the configuration with 4 + 128 GB is at least strange. 4 GB of RAM seems small in a market where even the average models now come with 6 or 8 GB. Even the Moto G 5G Plus came with a 6 GB version. Storage is at least in UFS2.1 format, so pretty fast. There is also a microSD card slot.

The room has an interesting feature
However, the cameras are interesting again, even if they do not seem to be extremely efficient. The main sensor, with wide lens, has a resolution of 48 megapixels and f / 1.8 aperture, the ultrawide has 8 megapixels f / 2.2, the macro lens f / 2.2 has a 5 megapixel sensor, while the fourth camera is for depth. Interestingly, however, a flash was positioned around the macro camera. It is a “ring flash” that will allow better lighting in this type of close-up photography.

motorola one 5g camera

This flash should help a lot, as a major problem with macro photography on phones was the shadow that the phone itself cast when approaching the subject. In fact, for portraits, that circular flash effect could appear in the eyes of the subjects, which some even want.

With a 5,000 mAh battery and 15W charging, it seems to be a decent average smartphone, even if not exactly impressive, as we’ve seen similar models configured lately. But what is strange is the price. This model was announced in the US at a price of 499 US dollars. This is given that the construction is made of plastic, and models such as Motorola G 5G or even Motorola Edge offer either similar performance, better hardware configurations or premium construction, at similar or even lower prices.

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