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Motorola One / P30 Play (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Motorola One / P30 Play (2018). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and connectivity. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the usability and size are different. The screen and performance get negative reviews.

design, portability, connectivity, battery

price, camera, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola One / P30 Play (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola One Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Motororla's Android One smartphone has promise

Tasteful design ; iPhone XR looks, much lower price ; Good day-to-day performance

There are better cameras at the price ; Rivals have more power... ; ... and more pixels

A tasteful, likeable Android.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Motorola One review

 

Modern looks and a sensible price make this Motorola, The One

Pure and simple design ; Good general performance ; Sells at a good price post price-drop

Screen isn’t the sharpest ; Camera hardware is relatively weak

An affordable way to get hold of a modern-looking notched phone on which you can rely

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto One review: The affordable, affable mid-ranger

 

Motorola dabbles in Android One with the mid-range Moto One. But can this 5.9in phone, notch and all, offer enough to compete?

Sub-£200 price point is its real sell ; Fantastic battery life ; Fuss-free software ; Good-looking design with some flagship flourises (glass rear ; Fingerprint scanner ; Trim bezel)

Underpowered for gaming ; Cameras aren't good in low-light ; A bit slow to load some apps ; Stronger spec in competition (Honor Play ; Nokia 7.1) ; Screen should be higher resolution

For £200 there are few phones as rounded and long-lasting as Motorola's affordable push back into the market. That said, its near competition offers greater hardware and resolution for just a little more cash. But, on balance, for the right price the...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Hands on: Motorola One review

 

An iPhone X look-a-like for a third of the price

Premium look ; Large, bright display ; Will get Android Pie quickly

Glass feels a little cheap ; 'Only' 720p resolution

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Schmitt (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola One Smartphone Review

 

One without frills. For those who are just looking for a mid-range smartphone with pure Android, a nice case, and a large display, Motorola is offering the new Motorola One. You could describe the concept as "concentrating on the essentials." We take a...

decent battery life ; guaranteed update to Android 10 ; good speaker sound ; hardly any warming ; sharp camera images ; separate microSD slot

slow WLAN ; booming earpiece ; brightness shifts from steep horizontal viewing angles ; aging SoC

There is a clear concept in the Motorola One: On one hand Motorola wants to offer a device without frills for all those for whom the more organically rounded design of the manufacturer is too playful. On the other hand, Android One should ensure that...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola One review: Now even cheaper

 

The Moto G6 Plus is a hard act to follow, but the Motorola One gives it a good go

Superb battery life ; Decent dual camera ; Android One adds appeal

Plain design ; Non-HD resolution ; Sub-par display accuracy

It’s the presence of Android One which will be the real clincher for many buyers though. An outdated operating system can leave your phone more vulnerable to breaches, and manufacturers can be slow to roll out the updates. Android One, however,...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola One

 

The familiar line-up of Motorola phones has been broken up by the One, a mid-range phone with a notch and Android One. Find out if it is indeed, the one, in our full review.

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Motorola One, First Take: Affordable, with regular Android updates Review | ZDNet

 

This is a capable 5.9-inch smartphone running Android One, but similarly priced models are available with better features.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Motorola One mobile phone review

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Motorola has gained a strong reputation for producing well-priced, modest phones. The Motorola One is its first sold in the UK to feature the Android One operating system (a stripped-back version of the familiar Google interface). But is it the One...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Sinicki (androidauthority.com)

Motorola One review: Nice phone, but not the one for me

 

A fine phone to use, but not the best value for money given the performance and camera versus the stiff competition out there right now

Android One is light, fun to use ; Attractive design ; Fun camera features ; NFC, USB Type-C, dual SIM, headphone jack

Not the best performance for the price ; Not the best camera for the price ; Ultimately not the best value

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):21

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:N / Y
Front camera pixel size:1.12
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:60
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.12
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 720x480@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera pixel size:1.75
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / White
Protection features:Splash proof

Display

Aspect Ratio:19:9
Display diagonal:15
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1520 x 720 / 700 x 1520 / 720 x 1520
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:275 / 287
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

FM radio:Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BR / EDR + BLE / 4.2+EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes,Stopwatch,To-do list
Personalization:Icons,Menu / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.97
Height :149.5 / 150
Package depth:47
Package height:175
Package weight:446
Package width:100
Weight:160 / 162
Width:72 / 72.2 / 82