Motorola One 5G Review: A Good All-Rounder With 5G Support

Aadhya Khatri - Jan 08, 2021


Motorola One 5G Review: A Good All-Rounder With 5G Support

The name Motorola One 5G is confusing to a lot of users as in many parts of the world, it is known as Moto G 5G Plus

The name Motorola One 5G is confusing to a lot of users as in many parts of the world, it is known as Moto G 5G Plus. It’s by far Motorola’s most budget-friendly 5G phone. However, it’s basically the Motorola Edge Lite.

Motorola One 5G Price And Availability

Motorola One 5G is launched in the U.S, Europe, and the UK. Outside the U.S, the phone is sold under the name Moto G 5G Plus. Motorola One 5G price in India is expected to be Rs 29,490.

Motorola One 5G Design

Motorola One 5G is bigger than the Moto G8 Plus but the former isn’t too wide to hold so comfort is still ensured. The phone is of average size with a dimension of 168x74x9mm but with a weight of 207g, it’s a bit heavier than many handsets on the market.

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Motorola One 5G is bigger than the Moto G8 Plus but the former isn’t too wide to hold so comfort is still ensured

Motorola One 5G display dominates the front of the phone, broken up by the punch-hole notch from which the selfie camera pokes, and the thin bezels.

On the other side, the camera module sticks out from the plastic back. While this isn’t the best material to exude a premium look, the phone doesn’t look cheap at all.

On the right side of the phone, the power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner, right below the volume rocker.

Motorola One 5G features a 3.5mm headphone jack (wired audio fans, rejoice) and a USB-C port.

Motorola One 5G Display

This isn’t the first time Motorola implements the 21:9 ratio as we have seen it on the Motorola Edge and Motorola One already.

This ratio makes the phone long and thin, not something that will fit snugly into a pocket but a phone you can hold comfortably in your hand. The best part is, users can stream movies without the ‘letterbox’ bars.

Motorola One 5G display
The best part is, users can stream movies without the ‘letterbox’ bars

Motorola One 5G measures 6.7 inches, officially making it the biggest Motorola handset. The 1080x2520 resolution is average, given the fact that there are many other smartphones at this price point only have 720p.

Overall, the screen is nice with an HDR10 rating ensuring a decent dynamic range. The highlight here is the 90Hz refresh rate, which makes the whole experience feels smooth.

Motorola One 5G Camera

Motorola One 5G has a total of six cameras, two for selfies and four on the rear. However, the quantity isn’t a sure sign of quality and that is true for this phone.

On the front, users can take selfies with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide snapper and a 16MP f/2.0 lens. In good lighting conditions, pictures look decent but when in low light, they will definitely seem grainy. Photos taken with the front cameras feature lots of details and the bokeh effects look nice.

Motorola One 5G camera
Motorola One 5G has a total of six cameras, two for selfies and four on the rear

On the other side, the Motorola One 5G sports a 48MP f/1.7 primary camera, a 5MP f/2.2 macro lens, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP f/2.2 sensor.

While the detail level is good, the same cannot be said about contrast and color. Since the dynamic range is low, the pictures look a bit dim.

While optical zoom is non-existent, the 8x digital zoom is better than most people would expect as pictures don’t usually emerge horrible and grainy like on many other phones.

Motorola isn’t known to make amazing camera phones so if photography is important to you, we recommend downloading a good app.

Motorola One 5G Specs And Performance

Under the hood, Motorola One 5G is powered by Snapdragon 765G – a chipset typically found on high mid-range smartphones. The processor is paired with either 6GB or 4GB of RAM but whatever you choose, users are ensured of a smooth experience.

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Games and apps load quickly with very little delay with some rare occasions an app will crash or load slowly, reminding users that they are using a mid-range phone.

As the name suggests, Motorola One 5G has 5G connectivity and how useful it is to you depends on the tech’s coverage in your area.

Motorola One 5G Battery Life

The phone draws power from a 5,000mAh battery, which can power it for a whole day straight. When we tested its capacity for this Motorola One 5G review, the phone had no problem handling everything we threw into it, be it movie streaming or long-hour gaming.

However, its ability to last to the second day is hit and miss, but given that no many phones nowadays can survive past the first day, this isn’t bad at all.

It takes Motorola One 5G around two hours to be fully charged. Wireless charging is non-existent but this is a budget phone after all so no complaint here.

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