Motorola One Zoom


Motorola One Zoom
Motorola One Zoom (One Series)
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive multi-touch touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 104 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD slot (up to 512GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, OTG, status LED, FM radio, Miracast
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 3G: band 1/2/4/5/8 4G: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/38/40/41/66, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 158 x 75 ( = 0.35 x 6.22 x 2.95 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase comparison AF, OIS, dual LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 16.0MP, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 8.0MP, telephoto lens (camera 3); 5.0MP, field of depth (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: on-screen, charger, USB cable, headset, case, Motorola UI, 24 Months Warranty, head SAR: 0.709W/​kg, body SAR 1.542W/​kg, DRM Widevine: L1, fanless
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 34 g ( = 1.2 oz / 0.07 pounds)
429 Euro



Average Score: 78.96% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 66%, features: 49%, display: 82% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Motorola One Zoom

78.6% Motorola One Zoom Smartphone Review: the Motorola One smartphone that isn't really a One... | Notebookcheck
The quad-camera system of Motorola's One Zoom is supposed to include the right lens for all of life's circumstances. Find out how the Motorola smartphone did and how it differs from previous Motorola One smartphones in our review.
80% Motorola One Zoom Review: zooming past midrange territory
Source: Phone Arena English
The Motorola One Zoom is definitely a pleasant surprise. It looks cool, it’s solidly built, its display is OK, and its camera can pull off some really good shots for its class. At a starting price of $450, it’s a very, very solid midranger. Unfortunately, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are stomping around in this price range as well and they are a considerable foe.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola One Zoom First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Motorola One Zoom is well built and reassuringly solid, but it isn't exactly the most exciting new model in terms of design. The 85 percent screen-to-body ratio and waterdrop notch at the front aren't bad things, but this phone will be competing with several others which have embraced slicker designs and less obtrusive front cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2019
Motorola Moto One Zoom initial review: Quad cameras for the top-end One
Source: Pocket Lint English
Cameras, cameras, cameras - that's what the Moto One Zoom is all about. And given its near-£400 price point, that combination of 48MP main, matched with a wide-angle, 3x optical zoom and depth sensor, will be highly appealing. The phone is otherwise a well-functioning mid-range handset, largely thanks to the smooth software experience and ample hardware to keep things ticking along. There's even Alexa voice-control integration if you buy the Amazon-exclusive purple model. There are some oddities, such as the different screen and notch solution compared to its cheaper cousins, plus the drop-away from Android One software, but the Moto One Zoom is accomplished and - while it's not going to knock the Huawei P30 Pro off the top spot - its price tag will help sell it aplenty.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Motorola One Zoom Review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
If price and photography are priorities when it comes to choosing your next phone, the Moto One Zoom could be an ideal purchase. You aren’t going to find flagship performance at this price, but in the One Zoom you will find a capable phone with a decent screen, an original design and some more than capable core hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2019
Hands on: Motorola One Zoom Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
On paper, the Motorola One Zoom is a seriously compelling mid-range phone. Featuring a clean Android install, impressive quad-camera setup and pleasingly premium design, it ticks all the right boxes to take on the Pixel 3a. Hopefully, we’ll see that it delivers on its opening promise when we get to test the device more thoroughly soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
Hands on: Motorola One Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a phone with a great camera, and you're trying to save some cash, the Motorola One Zoom might be right up your alley. It's not the most elegant device in the world, but you could do a lot worse for your cash.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019

Foreign Reviews

80% Motorola One Zoom Gutes Smartphone mit einem Problem
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Motorola One Zoom Der Dicke mit vier Augen
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
92% Motorola One Zoom das Kamera-Monster in der Mittelklasse
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 90% display: 96% mobility: 90% workmanship: 92%
Motorola One Zoom Ist gut schon gut genug?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2019
Motorola One Zoom Günstiges Quad-Cam-Smartphone von Motorola
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2019
80% Motorola One Zoom recensione: un buono smartphone con un unico problema
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola One Zoom hands-on: un serio concorrente di Pixel 3a?
Source: Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
70% Test Du Motorola One Zoom : Un Smartphone Qui Voit Loin
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Prise en main du Motorola One Zoom : un écran brillant et un beau module photo – IFA 2019
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; nice display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Prise en main du Motorola One Zoom : un concurrent sérieux au Pixel 3a ?
Source: French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
83% Motorola One Zoom test | kommer tæt på
Source: Mere DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Test og anmeldelse af Motorola One Zoom – flotteste mobil i årevis
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
76% Test: Motorola One Zoom - Väcker förhoppningar
Source: SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 76%


Model: Are you in search for a mid-range smartphone? Or do you have some opinions on mind but you haven’t decided yet?

Most of the smartphone users have tons of possibilities and models to pick from. To be honest, most of them look very similar both in terms of hardware and software. Then what is the main point of looking for alternatives? Basically to get a good price.

With the Motorola One Zoom, you will get a device with 48 MP camera and 4 GB RAM. There are other manufacturers providing the same, some cheaper and some more expensive. One thing that differs from other manufacturers is that the One Zoom comes with stock Android 9.0. It is clean, no added software, no advertisement etc., which is great.

Design is, besides the camera part, pretty generic. I find the 4 camera setup a bit strange. But it is okay, I guess. In this price range, there is no phone with 3x zoom capabilities. Well, the Oppo Reno could be considered as a possible candidate, but time will show. Also the 3x zoom capability is giving this model its name: One Zoom.

I have never been a huge fan of phones with big amounts of RAM. Because it means the software is consuming too much resources or is just not well optimized. Yet, trends show the otherwise. There are phones with more than 8 GB of RAM, sometimes more RAM than a notebook. For customers it is like, the more the better. Therefore I can not judge if 4 GB of RAM would be enough or too little. As someone who uses a phone with 8 GB of RAM and at the same time not even pushing it to its limits, I think this is just a marketing tactic.

On the other hand, pricing is as said a topic that needs to be kept in mind. There are flagship models for around 400 Euros. If the 3x zoom capability is the only justification point, you need to validate your purpose of purchase. Are you going to use your phone for photography? Just for multimedia usage? Gaming? There are models for specific needs and there are models for general usage. For me, the One Zoom is more towards a specific usage, that is photography. Only then I think it can justify its price. Otherwise there are models available with more RAM or CPU power, but less MPs in cameras.

To keep it short, the Motorola One Zoom is a good mid-range smartphone. It is a bit expensive, but that is justified with its camera. If you are looking for a smartphone that comes with clean software and good cameras with some zooming capabilities, then it is for you. Otherwise, I suggest you to take a look at other alternatives.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 612: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 675) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Our first benchmarks show a performance comparable to the old Adreno 512 and therefore in the lower mid-range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
675: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 460 cores (two fast 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 based cores in a cluster and six power saving ARM Cortex-A55 based cores at 1.6 GHz) and a rather slow Adreno 612 GPU. Manufactured in the 11 nm LPP process at Samsung.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.
0.19 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.
78.96%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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