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1/40sec, ISO 147 – not bad but colours are muted

But turn on night mode, and it works on brightness and colours are more saturated. I would not say it is a better shot – just a brighter one.

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Night Mode – colours are brighter but the screen monitor is a little more washed out


25/6.2MP has heaps of colour, but details are softer. There is no screen or fill flash, and fixed focus means hold it at arm’s length and still.


The rear camera has a dedicated 5MP depth camera and its perfect for bokeh. The front camera uses post-processing and can lack sharpness around the foreground face image.


It is [email protected] without OIS (it is supposed to have OIS, but we could not get that to work) or [email protected] with OIS (that worked flawlessly). Audio defaults to 256kbps stereo.

4k is more than acceptable, but you need a steady hand. 1K is almost perfect. You can shoot and live upload to YouTube.

GadgetGuy’s take – Motorola One Vision is a class-leading mass-market smartphone

We all expect ‘everything’ from phones regardless of price. As a flagship user, I expect more, but I pay more. After a couple of weeks of use, I did not expect more and was marvelling at the $499 price tag.

It is one of the more accomplished mass-market phones offering some specifications found for a few hundred dollars more. It is up against the Oppo Reno Z, Nokia 7.1 and Samsung A50 – all worthy competitors. I suspect the Motorola name may pull some weight here.

It offers a good, all-around camera, processor and Pure Android One performance. But its lack of any one outstanding design or performance feature could see you overlook it – don’t. I have been more than impressed in two weeks of testing and use.

My only nit-picks are the average screen (could be better) but perhaps I expect too much from a $499 device. And the camera is capable of so much more. I suspect Motorola could improve both of these by a firmware update.

As an experiment Motorola One Vision has worked well

Possibly to the detriment of the good, old, reliable, almost bulletproof, g7 series – but hey things change so let’s see what the g8 brings. GadgetGuy has reviewed the g7 Power here and was impressed with a 5000mAh battery for a paltry $349. The g7 and g7 Plus are $399/499 and are reviewed here and scored 4.9-out-of-5 for the mass market.

The One Vision is as good but in a different, perhaps more modern and edgy ways. And remember it is rated as a mass-market phone that punches well above its weight.

Price Motorola One Vision

At $499 and it is up against the Nokia 7.1 ($449), Samsung Galaxy A50 ($499), OPPO Reno Z ($499), and Huawei P30 Lite (more on that another time).

If I were spending $499, I would be sorely tempted by the OPPO Reno Z if only for the AMOLED screen and 8/128GB ram/storage, similar 48/5MP camera and 4000mAh fast charge battery. But the lack of a MicroSD slot and its Color OS 6 User Interface would strongly sway me back to the Motorola.


Motorola One Vision - one upmanship
Name: Motorola One Vision Price (RRP): $499 Manufacturer: Motorola
Good build quality and an IP53 ratingGood all-around camera21:9 DisplayAndroid One adds update certainty
Value for money
Ease of Use
4.8Overall Score
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