Motorola One and Motorola One Power: Everything you need to know

The midrange Motorola One and Motorola One Power are now official

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While Motorola is known and loved for its extensive line of budget phones, it makes a pretty sweet line of midrange phones as well. Its latest additions to its midrange offerings, the Motorola One and Motorola Power One, feature a refined design aesthetic along with some impressive specs.

Here are all the details on the Motorola One and Motorola Power One.

Design and display

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For the most part, Motorola’s lineup of 2018 phones have all had a similar design language. The Motorola One and Motorola One Power continue that trend.

Both the Motorola One and Motorola One Power have a glass-over-aluminum frame. On the back, you’ll find dual-camera modules that are vertically stacked on the left side of the phone. The fingerprint sensor is housed in the Motorola logo on the back of the phones.

You’ll find a 5.9-inch HD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio on the Motorola One. The bezels are minimized on the phone, and there’s a top notch that houses the front-facing camera and speaker.

The Motorola One Power has a slightly larger display coming in at 6.2 inches. It also features Full HD resolution as opposed to HD on the One. Like its smaller sibling, the One Power has a top notch that holds the front-facing camera and speaker.

Specs and battery

Sure the Motorola One and Motorola One Power may look similar, but there are definitely some differences in the hardware. One the Motorola One you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM. Storage comes in at 64GB, but there’s a MicroSD slot that allows you to add external storage.

The Motorola One Power, on the other hand, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with 4GB of RAM. Storage comes in at 64GB as well, plus a MicroSD Slot for external storage.

Battery is where the big difference is between the Motorola One and Motorola One Power. One the Motorola One you’ll find an ample 3,000mAh battery with Motorola TurboPower charging. While that’s certainly enough to get you through the day, it’s not overly impressive.

The Motorola One Power, however, has a massive 5,000mAh battery. Motorola TurboPower charging comes standard as well so you can add about six hours of power in 20 minutes.

Software and special features

The Motorola One and Motorola One Power will both ship with the Android One edition of 8.0 Oreo. Since the phones are running Android Go, it will only feature essential Android OS applications along with Moto Apps.

Another benefit of Android One is frequent Updates. Motorola promises the phones will Android P in the near future, along with the Android update for 2019.  Monthly security updates directly from Google are part of the package as well.

Camera

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Looking for that dual camera flare? Both the Motorola One and Motorola One Power have it.

One the Motorola One you’ll find a dual sensor on the rear with a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The secondary lens comes in at 2-megapixels and has a narrow f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing camera comes in at 8-megapixels.

And for the Motorola One Power, you’ll find a slightly upgraded camera setup. The dual camera module on the One Power has a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The secondary lens comes in at 5 megapixels and has a f/2.0 aperture. You’ll find a 12-megapixel selfie camera on the Motorola One Power.

Release date and price

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Both the Motorola One and Motorola One Power were announced on August 31. The Motorola One will be released in parts of Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific in the coming months. For now, the Motorola One Power has only been announced for India.

Pricing for the Motorola One will come in at 299 euros. (approximately $350). Motorola did not release pricing details for the One Power.

Updated on August 31: Revised copy for the official release. 

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