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Motorola One Macro Smartphone Review - The camera as a weak spot

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 11/16/2019

Get close. With its focus on close-ups, the Motorola One Macro wants to secure a place in the niche. You'll find out in the test whether the smartphone's chic looks will convince you in your everyday life.

Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro (One Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.2 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 271 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, , 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, USB-C
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B19/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 157.6 x 75.4 ( = 0.35 x 6.2 x 2.97 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, phase comparison AF, laser AF, LED flash, @1080p/30fps videos (camera 1); 2.0MP, f/2.2, macro lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, f/2.2, depth of field (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, silicone case, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL); SAR: 0.616W/kg (head), 1.056W/kg (body); FM radio; IP52 certified, fanless
Weight
186 g ( = 6.56 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 57 g ( = 2.01 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Comparison Units

BewertungRating VersionDatumModellGewichtLaufwerkGroesseAufloesungPreis ab
77%711/2019Motorola One Macro
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
186 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1520x720
71%710/2019Gigaset GS195
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
180 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.18"2246x1080
78%709/2019Xiaomi Mi A3
665, Adreno 610
173.8 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.09"1560x720
76%707/2019Samsung Galaxy A20e
7884B, Mali-G71 MP2
141 g32 GB eMMC Flash5.8"1560x720

Case, Equipment and Operation

The Motorola One Macro looks very similar to the Motorola Moto G8 Plus in the blue version. Only the slightly larger waterdrop notch and the slightly darker violet colour make the One Macro unique. The back is made of plastic and is highly glossy, it is very receptive to fingerprints. The case's stability is good, even if you can easily press it in in some places. The smartphone is IP52 certified, but this only means protection against splashing water, you shouldn't submerge the smartphone. The Motorola phone is quite big and a bit heavier than the other phones.

With 64 GB mass memory and 4 GB RAM the Motorola One Macro is well equipped, you can expand the memory via microSD or you put a second SIM card in the slot. The device has a USB-C port, which is only connected at USB-2 speed. The internet speed is acceptable, but doesn't come close to the very fast Xiaomi Mi A3.

The touch screen is easy to use and there is a fingerprint sensor on the back that unlocks the device reliably and quickly. Motorola offers some control gestures and you can reduce the menu bar to just one button and corresponding gestures.

Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro

Size Comparison

157.6 mm / 6.2 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs156.1 mm / 6.15 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs153.5 mm / 6.04 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 173.8 g0.3832 lbs147.4 mm / 5.8 inch 69.7 mm / 2.74 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 141 g0.3109 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi A3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
158 (min: 18, max: 227) MBit/s ∼100% +147%
Motorola One Macro
802.11 b/g/n
64 (min: 45, max: 63) MBit/s ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
802.11 b/g/n
60 (min: 47, max: 67) MBit/s ∼38% -6%
Gigaset GS195
802.11 b/g/n
50.5 (min: 43, max: 53) MBit/s ∼32% -21%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi A3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
172 (min: 2, max: 282) MBit/s ∼100% +220%
Motorola One Macro
802.11 b/g/n
53.7 (min: 49, max: 56) MBit/s ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
802.11 b/g/n
39.7 (min: 23, max: 50) MBit/s ∼23% -26%
Gigaset GS195
802.11 b/g/n
25.7 (min: 18, max: 33) MBit/s ∼15% -52%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø58.9 (45-63)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø53.6 (49-56)

Cameras - Low resolution macro lens

Front camera recording
Front camera recording

The name says it all: The Motorola One Macro comes with an additional lens for close-ups in the macro range. This really makes for nice shots when you get very close to a lens. However, with a resolution of only 2 megapixels, the images don't get very large and the quality suffers in the magnification. The main camera offers 13 megapixels, it has problems with the detail sharpness and offers only little drawing in very dark areas. Zooming with the two camera lenses is not possible by the way, there is only a digital zoom. A third lens can be found on the back of the camera and is used to calculate depth of field when taking portraits or close-ups.

Videos can be recorded with a maximum of 1080p and 30 frames per second. The exposure reacts quite quickly to changing lighting conditions, but slight gradations are visible. The image quality is good, but in dark situations the camera quickly starts with clear pixel noise.

The front camera resolves with 8 megapixels and takes decent, but somewhat grainy photos.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker Photo
13.3 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
19 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
11 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola One Macro: 11.27 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 18.99 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
27.1 ∆E
55.3 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
77 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
85.5 ∆E
68.6 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola One Macro: 45.8 ∆E min: 10.87 - max: 85.45 ∆E
Macro lens recording
Macro lens recording
Macro lens recording
Macro lens recording
Standard lens recording
Standard lens recording
Testchart – 1 Lux
Testchart – 1 Lux
Test chart - Perfect lighting
Test chart - Perfect lighting

Display - Bright and true to color

Subpixel Capture
Subpixel Capture

The screen has a resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels and is thus on a class level that goes even further, shows the Gigaset GS195. It's an IPS display, the brightness with an exposed brightness sensor is quite high with a maximum of 581 cd/m². The illumination is also convincing with 92% uniformity, black level and contrast are also on a good level.

Below 10 % brightness we notice a clear flickering of the screen, probably caused by PWM. The quite slow reaction times should be considered by gamers. The grayscale display convinces with quite small deviations, a minimal violet tint is visible. Also the color deviations are on a low level.

Overall, the display of the Motorola One Macro doesn't perform badly, but the resolution could be higher.

573
cd/m²
576
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
577
cd/m²
574
cd/m²
534
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 581 cd/m² Average: 564.9 cd/m² Minimum: 3.56 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 581 cd/m²
Contrast: 1383:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
91.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.217
Motorola One Macro
IPS, 1520x720, 6.2
Gigaset GS195
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Xiaomi Mi A3
AMOLED, 1560x720, 6.09
Samsung Galaxy A20e
IPS, 1560x720, 5.8
Response Times
-26%
33%
-11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (17, 19)
42 (21, 21)
-17%
8 (5, 3)
78%
44.4 (20, 24.4)
-23%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (9, 15)
20 (7, 13)
17%
6 (3, 3)
75%
20.8 (7.6, 13.2)
13%
PWM Frequency
463 (10)
100 (10)
-78%
219
-53%
349.7 (50)
-24%
Screen
-39%
-37%
-33%
Brightness middle
581
487
-16%
348
-40%
475
-18%
Brightness
565
507
-10%
355
-37%
473
-16%
Brightness Distribution
92
84
-9%
91
-1%
93
1%
Black Level *
0.42
0.55
-31%
0.35
17%
Contrast
1383
885
-36%
1357
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.3
5.67
-32%
5.86
-36%
6.8
-58%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.94
13.54
-95%
15.6
-125%
13.4
-93%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
8.2
-86%
3.6
18%
8.7
-98%
Gamma
2.217 99%
2.27 97%
2.232 99%
2.33 94%
CCT
7067 92%
7569 86%
7051 92%
9385 69%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-33% / -36%
-2% / -13%
-22% / -27%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 463 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 463 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 463 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9338 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Greyscale
CalMAN Greyscale
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Space
CalMAN Color Space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery life

With the MediaTek Helio P70, a contemporary SoC is installed that offers quite a lot of performance for the purchase price. In fact, the Motorola One Macro is faster in many benchmarks than any other comparable device. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is also a bit slower. So if you want a lot of performance for little money, you are well advised to use our test device.

Memory access is quite fast, but with the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, our reference micro SD card, the phone can't do anything. We use a slower card from SanDisk and still get acceptable access values.

The maximum warming is very low, so there should be no unpleasant surprises. The mono speaker of the One Macro isn't particularly loud, but the sound is quite OK and the device doesn't boom at maximum volume. Voices are reproduced well and music sounds good, but somewhat distanced. There's a 3.5mm connector, and headphones and speakers can easily be connected both above and via Bluetooth.

At 4,000 mAh, the battery is at the usual level of the price range. With 16:13 hours in our WLAN test, the smartphone lasts forever and is also sufficient for two complete working days of non-stop operation. The included charger offers 10 watts of power and therefore no quick charging. You should allow at least two hours for a full charge.

Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1458 Points ∼74%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
832 Points ∼42% -43%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1155 - 1458, n=2)
1307 Points ∼66% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=46)
1979 Points ∼100% +36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
299 Points ∼52%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
155 Points ∼27% -48%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (298 - 299, n=2)
299 Points ∼52% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (155 - 1344, n=46)
572 Points ∼100% +91%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5992 Points ∼80%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
4644 Points ∼62% -22%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6396 Points ∼85% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
5305 Points ∼71% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (5992 - 8142, n=6)
7513 Points ∼100% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=398)
5367 Points ∼71% -10%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7160 Points ∼70%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
6601 Points ∼64% -8%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7984 Points ∼78% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
6902 Points ∼67% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7160 - 11781, n=6)
10255 Points ∼100% +43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=565)
5831 Points ∼57% -19%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2589 Points ∼97%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1401 Points ∼52% -46%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2387 Points ∼89% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1628 Points ∼61% -37%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2309 - 3055, n=6)
2675 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=405)
1996 Points ∼75% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1096 Points ∼61%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
383 Points ∼21% -65%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
987 Points ∼55% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
440 Points ∼24% -60%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (941 - 1096, n=6)
1046 Points ∼58% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=405)
1811 Points ∼100% +65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1257 Points ∼75%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
457 Points ∼27% -64%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1135 Points ∼68% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
525 Points ∼31% -58%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1098 - 1278, n=6)
1209 Points ∼72% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=406)
1681 Points ∼100% +34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2656 Points ∼99%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1407 Points ∼52% -47%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2343 Points ∼87% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1624 Points ∼60% -39%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2295 - 3116, n=6)
2694 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=434)
1905 Points ∼71% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1603 Points ∼66%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
644 Points ∼27% -60%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1674 Points ∼69% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
659 Points ∼27% -59%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1427 - 1615, n=6)
1556 Points ∼64% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=434)
2414 Points ∼100% +51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1758 Points ∼87%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
732 Points ∼36% -58%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1787 Points ∼88% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
759 Points ∼37% -57%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1591 - 1809, n=6)
1715 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=434)
2027 Points ∼100% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2701 Points ∼100%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1371 Points ∼51% -49%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2477 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1630 Points ∼60% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2272 - 2842, n=6)
2563 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4909, n=485)
1902 Points ∼70% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1125 Points ∼75%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
288 Points ∼19% -74%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
931 Points ∼62% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
443 Points ∼30% -61%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (884 - 1125, n=6)
1053 Points ∼70% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=485)
1501 Points ∼100% +33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1293 Points ∼90%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
349 Points ∼24% -73%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1081 Points ∼75% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
526 Points ∼36% -59%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1029 - 1293, n=6)
1211 Points ∼84% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=486)
1444 Points ∼100% +12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2701 Points ∼100%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1362 Points ∼50% -50%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2471 Points ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1646 Points ∼61% -39%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2306 - 2895, n=6)
2566 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=526)
1765 Points ∼65% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1608 Points ∼82%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
503 Points ∼26% -69%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1651 Points ∼84% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
637 Points ∼32% -60%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1253 - 1608, n=6)
1408 Points ∼72% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=525)
1967 Points ∼100% +22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1767 Points ∼99%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
585 Points ∼33% -67%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1782 Points ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
737 Points ∼41% -58%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1406 - 1767, n=6)
1561 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=528)
1697 Points ∼95% -4%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
15003 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19552 Points ∼100% +30%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
12075 Points ∼62% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (15003 - 20711, n=5)
19135 Points ∼98% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=686)
14321 Points ∼73% -5%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
19186 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25219 Points ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11427 Points ∼45% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17412 - 20403, n=5)
19235 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=684)
22437 Points ∼89% +17%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
18067 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23693 Points ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11565 Points ∼49% -36%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18037 - 20433, n=5)
19147 Points ∼81% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=684)
18114 Points ∼76% 0%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.7 fps ∼86%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1.9 fps ∼19% -78%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
9.1 fps ∼90% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4.8 fps ∼48% -45%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.6 - 8.7, n=6)
5.6 fps ∼55% -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=197)
10.1 fps ∼100% +16%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.9 fps ∼41%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1.2 fps ∼17% -59%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼40% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1.4 fps ∼20% -52%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.8 - 3.7, n=6)
3.03 fps ∼43% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=196)
7.03 fps ∼100% +142%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
15 fps ∼100%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3 fps ∼20% -80%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
7.8 fps ∼52% -48%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 15, n=6)
9.83 fps ∼66% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=201)
14.9 fps ∼99% -1%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola One Macro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.6 fps ∼51%
Gigaset GS195
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3.2 fps ∼19% -63%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.4 fps ∼50% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
4 fps ∼24% -53%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 8.6, n=6)
7.95 fps ∼48% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=201)
16.7 fps ∼100% +94%
Motorola One MacroGigaset GS195Xiaomi Mi A3Samsung Galaxy A20eAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-28%
60%
7%
3%
-12%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
28.2 (SanDisk 64GB)
62.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
120%
50.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
78%
64.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
128%
57.4 (11.2 - 74.7, n=104)
104%
49.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=436)
76%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
79.5 (SanDisk 64GB)
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
67.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-15%
79.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
76.5 (21.1 - 87.2, n=104)
-4%
67.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=436)
-15%
Random Write 4KB
53.3
4.97
-91%
117.4
120%
13.18
-75%
24.8 (3.4 - 125, n=118)
-53%
23.1 (0.14 - 259, n=762)
-57%
Random Read 4KB
59.9
28.43
-53%
126.9
112%
79.76
33%
55 (11.4 - 149, n=118)
-8%
48.5 (1.59 - 226, n=762)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
223
29.42
-87%
184
-17%
103.57
-54%
171 (40 - 246, n=118)
-23%
99.5 (2.99 - 590, n=762)
-55%
Sequential Read 256KB
277
107.25
-61%
502.2
81%
300.36
8%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=118)
-1%
280 (12.1 - 1781, n=762)
1%

Temperature

Max. Load
 39 °C
102 F
37.1 °C
99 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
 38.7 °C
102 F
37.3 °C
99 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
 38.5 °C
101 F
37.1 °C
99 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 37.8 °C = 100 F
35.1 °C
95 F
36.7 °C
98 F
38.5 °C
101 F
35.1 °C
95 F
36.7 °C
98 F
39 °C
102 F
34.8 °C
95 F
36.7 °C
98 F
37.8 °C
100 F
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 36.7 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.6 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.5 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.


Heatmap Backside
Heatmap Backside
Heatmap Frontside
Heatmap Frontside

Loudspeakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.243.82537.540.33130.528.4403332.35037.638.96328.630.18023.923.910022.823.612521.921.716020.334.62002046.125019.152.53151753.840016.557.750016.863.263016.265.980015.567100014.870.3125014.171.8160015.571.3200015.569.9250014.568.6315013.861.3400013.764.2500013.871.363001470.880001465.21000014.161.61250014.2611600014.341.6SPL68.168.164.360.964.462.127.180.7N21.921.916.313.816.914.70.947.7median 15.5median 63.2Delta1.910.639.939.243.842.636.539.336.145.245.141.335.740.826.73528.533.926.535.424.843.724.648.42452.822.556.42060.920.465.619.869.119.369.923.875.517.875.11878.217.376.916.675.515.77215.764.815.769.415.673.915.772.615.767.515.756.615.753.168.730.785.722.21.562.6median 18median 67.54.39.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola One MacroXiaomi Mi A3
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola One Macro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Mi A3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery life

Motorola One Macro
4000 mAh
Gigaset GS195
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi A3
4030 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A20e
3000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
973
872
-10%
985
1%
715
-27%
663 (223 - 2636, n=628)
-32%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 13min

Pros

+ long battery life
+ high performance for the price range
+ colorfast and bright screen
+ little warming

Cons

- low resolution macro lens
- no optical zoom
- Reference micro SD is not recognized

Verdict - Lots of power and battery

Motorola One Macro Review. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
Motorola One Macro Review. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

The Motorola One Macro convinces with its pure Android, the chic exterior and the long battery life. The camera is rather average: The main lens lacks sharpness, the macro lens lacks details. It's also annoying that there's no optical zoom, even though there are two lenses with different focal lengths.

If you're looking for an affordable smartphone with plenty of power and a long battery life, you've got it. The camera isn't quite convincing.

The color-true screen also pleases with its high brightness and the cool operation with quite high performance for the class is also a great thing. So there's a lot you can like about the Motorola One Macro, but the camera isn't one of them.

Motorola One Macro - 11/15/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
75%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
35 / 70 → 50%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
85%
Games Performance
14 / 64 → 23%
Application Performance
59 / 86 → 69%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 90 → 80%
Camera
49%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-11-16 (Update: 2019-11-16)