Product: Motorola One Action
Key specifications: 6.3-inch full HD+ 21:9, 12MP+5MP+16MP triple rear cameras, 12-megapixel selfie camera, Samsung Exynos 9609 SoC, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, 3,500mAh battery .
Motorola One Action is an acquired taste. After having used several 19:9 phones this year, it takes a considerable amount of time to get accustomed to a taller 21:9 aspect ratio phone. The new form factor has its own advantages provided more content and apps are optimised and upscaled for the 21:9 format – said to be the next standard for cinematic viewing.
Design, however, isn’t the marquee feature of One Action. Motorola is taking a shot at Go Pro-like action cameras with several optimisations for videos along with an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 117-degrees field of video. These are rare features for a phone priced under Rs 15,000.
Design & display
Motorola One Action looks exactly like Motorola One Vorsion. There’s a small difference, however. One Action comes with a plastic back panel whereas One Vision has a glass panel on the back.
The front is dominated by the display but also has an omnipresent punch-hole camera on the left top corner. The volume and power buttons are on the right edge, all within the reach of your fingers. The base has USB Type-C port along with speaker grilles whereas the top panel houses the 3.5mm headphone jack. The rear panel has a triple-rear camera setup along with LED flash and fingerprint sensor with Motorola logo engraving. At 9.2mm depth, Motorola One Action is quite thick and also feels heavy at 170 grams.