Motorola One Macro Review: Powerful And Competent With Macro Lens Adorned At The Back
Motorola has been ruling the roost when it comes to launching budget phones in 2019. The One Series of phones have not only reduced the pain points of smartphone users but also has offered seamless experiences. Motorola One series has concentrated typically on one characteristic of the phone. The Motorola One Power focused on the battery, the Motorola One Vision concentrated on the camera and Motorola One Action was dedicated to developing video cameras in ultra-wide mode. With Motorola One Macro, the company has introduced a new element to the camera: a dedicated macro lens at the back. The other standout feature is the 4000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port for faster charging. Here’s is a list that informs about how One Macro is catering to the needs of a mobile enthusiast.
Motorola One Macro: Display and Design
The smartphone features a 6.2-inch Max Vision HD+ (1520 x 720p) display with 82% screen-to-body ratio and a 270ppi density. The phone sports an adaptive brightness feature that starts learning the personal pattern of the brightness levels set at different times in a day. There is also a Night Light setting that has the power to block the harmful blue light and makes the display warmer. The brightness of the screen is at optimum at all times of the day even under bright sunlight. This is something that is hardly found in other Android smartphones at this price range.
Motorola One Macro hones a plastic body and has a gradient ‘Space Blue’ finish. The plastic body acts as a reassurance to the longevity of the phone because it provides a negligible chance to break the phone if by mistake it is dropped. Moreover, the glossy finish adorned at the back denotes that you need a cover, especially to keep the smudges under control. The phone also has IPX2 water-resistance rating, which means some protection against water damage.
Motorola One Macro: Camera
The USP of this phone is the macro sensor of the camera. The camera setup on the Motorola One Macro consists of a 13 MP main sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and 1.12μm pixel size coupled with Laser Autofocus. Then there’s a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.75μm pixel size. The phone also features a flight sensor, which is again to help with depth-sensing in photos.
The camera also comes with an LED flash right at the bottom of the camera module. The 2MP dedicated macro lens is placed on the top which is separated from the other three sensors. The 2MP macro lens has an f/2.2 aperture and 1.75μm pixel size. Motorola claims you can get as close as 2 cms with the macro sensor. It also allows you to shoot videos with the dedicated macro sensor. In the camera app, there’s a dedicated macro mode, which has the dedicated flower symbol. If you get very close to an object, the camera does prompt you to switch to the macro mode.
The portrait mode is impeccable when it comes to edges. Selfies on the Motorola One Macro are self-satisfactory that do not require unnecessary skin processing and the look is very natural. The details are preserved as the quality of the lightning is commendable.
Motorola One Macro: Performance and Battery
Motorola One Macro runs the MediaTek helio P70 octa-core processor and can handle your daily tasks with ease. Running multiple apps on Motorola One Macro does not create any problem and opening too many tabs on Chrome also can be done easily without any hassle.
The phone also comes up with a 4000 mAh battery and 10W charging. The ginormous battery size suggests that the phone battery will last for a day if charged to 100% and if used moderately, it can last for more than a day.
Motorola One Macro: Verdict
Motorola One Macro is the most budget smartphone you can get this year at a price tag of Rs 9, 999. The overall performance of the phone is decent, however, it faces tough competition with Realme and Redmi. If you are looking for an Android phone with the option for Macro photos, then Motorola One Macro is worth your consideration.