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Motorola One Macro

Specifications

Motorola One Macro
Motorola One Macro (One Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P70 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70.12% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 67%, features: 66%, display: 69% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Motorola One Macro

76.8% Motorola One Macro Smartphone Review - The camera as a weak spot | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Motorola One Macro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Motorola One Macro has proved once again that you don't need to spend hundreds of pounds to get a great smartphone. The display, battery life and speakers are all a pleasant surprise, while the undeniable shortcomings in some areas of the camera shouldn't be a dealbreaker at this price point. Budget offerings from the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and Honor might outdo it on the spec sheet, but if stock Android's your thing this is hard to beat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Device Review: Motorola One Macro
Source: What Mobile English
Overall, the Macro One plus delivers what it sets out to do – deliver a budget phone that allows users to take great close-up photographs. Whilst it achieves its main aim, delivers a great battery life and just about delivers in terms of specs it also leaves much to be desired.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2020
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
70% Moto One Macro review: Getting up close and personal
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Macro should be seen for what it is: a budget handset with a big battery life and fuss-free software. Buy it for the cameras and you'll be disappointed, though, which is somewhat a contradition to the name. Yes, it can do close-up shots, but we'd rather spend a little extra, shelve the macro stuff, and buy the better-specified Moto G8 Plus instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Motorola One Macro (2019) review: A budget phone that holds up to scrutiny
Source: Good Gear Guide English
For all the compromises that have been on the hardware, the cleaner software might just give the Motorola One Macro the edge over the more expensive Motorola G8 Plus. It’s a fast, clean and highly-usable phone with a nifty trademark feature and longer-than-average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Motorola One Macro Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Getting right up close to the One Macro doesn’t flatter it, however. The core selling point of a dedicated macro camera turns out to be somewhat underwhelming, even gimmicky, with noisy results and limited practical benefit. The phone’s 720p display, meanwhile, is a notable downgrade from the rest of the range.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola One Macro review
Source: Techradar English
The Moto One Macro has a great design, dependable battery, a good screen, nice software and a reasonable chipset. It is a very well thought-out device - but its main attraction, the macro camera, is a big let-down.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto One Macro initial review: Getting up close and personal
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Motorola Moto One Macro might seem like a strange addition to the line-up, focusing on macro photography, but it does have the advantage of offering something a little different - and not asking you to pay huge amounts on money to get there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2019
77% Motorola One Macro Review
Source: Think Digit English
Motorola One Macro is a solid device overall. The performance is satisfactory and so is the camera performance. This is the best phone in the range to click macro shots from. However, it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to low-light photography. The device comes with almost no bloatware and has two years of Android updates promised. Battery life on the Motorola One Macro is another USP of the phone. It offers good value for its price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 79% performance: 78% workmanship: 65%
70% Motorola One Macro Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Motorola has named this smartphone the One Macro to highlight the macro camera on it, so let's address that first. The macro camera lets you take good close-up shots, but we feel that the novelty of this will wear out soon. Thankfully, you'll still have a smartphone with clean stock Android, a powerful Mediatek Helio P70 SoC, and plenty of RAM and storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
76% Moto One Macro Review: A Capable Macro Mode Almost Makes Up For The Phone'S Shortcomings
Source: Tech2.in.com English
As a budget phone, the Moto One Macro does tick some of the right boxes. Near stock Android is nice, battery life is decent and the Macro camera is great. The rest of the cameras are also not too bad and performance shouldn't be an issue for the average user, especially not one who's considering the Macro for its macro lens.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Motorola One Macro review: How does the macro camera work out?
Source: The Indian Express English
The Motorola One Macro is the cheapest option in this year’s One series from the brand so far. The focus is on the macro camera, which lets users take closeup photos by moving really close to the object. The price is also affordable at Rs 9,999. But the results in the Macro mode are a hit and miss in my view.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Motorola One Macro review: Competent and capable
Source: Gadgets Now English
The Motorola One Macro looks to be a very smart buy for people looking for a durable and trustworthy phone with good cameras below Rs 10,000. The presence of a MediaTek processor might turn away a few potential buyers but overall we were quite satisfied with the smartphone. The Motorola One Macro rides heavily on its cameras which deliver competent performance at this price point. The hyper competitive market that is the sub-Rs 10,000 segment is a difficult one to crack and survive. Motorola One Macro looks to have the ability to stand out in the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Motorola One Macro hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
However, the cameras are average at best, particularly the macro lens, which just seems like a novelty item and we would have rather liked to see an ultra-wide-angle lens here. The display resolution is also quite low for a phone releasing in 2019. Overall, the One Macro is a decent option for anyone considering a stock Android phone with a large screen and great battery life for an undemanding user who wants something simple and easy to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2019
80% Motorola One Macro review: Budget phones are getting better and better
Source: India Today English
The last budget phone that Motorola made (Moto E6s) left me quite disappointed but with the One Macro, Motorola finally has a budget phone that I can happily recommend under Rs 10,000. The One Macro is meant to offer good macro photography and it does that with flying colours. If you are a photography enthusiast interested in close-up photos, this is the phone you should choose.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

69% Moto One Macro: Un lente Macro en un smartphone, qué tan útil es?
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 69%
90% Recensione Motorola One Macro by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Unboxing Motorola One Macro by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; great cameras; good autonomy. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2020
Unboxing Motorola One Macro by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; great cameras; good autonomy. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2020
70% [ Test ] Motorola One Macro : le smartphone ayant presque la bonne recette
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
72% Test du Motorola One Macro : un smartphone sauvé par son excellente autonomie (plutôt que par la photo)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
60% [Test] Le Motorola One Macro à la loupe
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Test du Motorola One Macro : il voit les choses en grand
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Test du Motorola One Macro : encore plus près du sujet
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; nice design; great built quality. Negative: Relatively high price.
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2020
Test du Motorola One Macro : encore plus près du sujet
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2020
Recenzja i porównanie Motorola One Macro i One Zoom
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; impressive macro cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2020
Recenzja Motorola Moto One Macro. Duży i dzielny Amerykanin
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great display; nice performance; decent autonomy; beautiful design. Negative: Poor cameras; no NFC; no 5GHz Wifi; easy getting sratches and fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2020
78% Motorola One Macro: povedená, ale přesto se šrámy na duši [recenze]
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 74% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
78% Motorola One Macro: povedená, ale přesto se šrámy na duši [recenze]
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 74% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
Motorola ra mắt smartphone 3 mắt, chụp macro, giá chỉ 3,25 triệu đồng
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; low price; decent hardware; large battery capacity; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2019
40% Motorola One Macro
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Motorola One Macro
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 40%
66% Test: Motorola One Macro – Något mer än lågpris
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 66% display: 60%

Comment

ARM Mali-G72 MP3: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 3 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio P70: ARM based octa-core SoC with 4x big ARM Cortex-A73 cores and 4x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores. All clocked up to 2.1 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a dedicated AI processing unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.2":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.186 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.


70.12%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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