Motorola One Zoom Review

by birtanpublished on September 10, 2020

Hey what's up guys we've seen quite a few phones from the Moto one family these days and this is the moto one zoom it brings some nicer specs in his siblings as well as a 3x telephoto cam it's Motorola stop phone right now so how does it hold up and well for GSM

Marina and let's find out in our full review out of the moto one line up the moto one zooms signature feature is his 3x telephoto camera but it also brings an

AMOLED screen a Snapdragon chipset and a large battery with this metallic gradient finish the phone may seem like it's made from metal but it's actually frosted gorilla glass with a 6000 series aluminum frame the rounded corners and

Edges come together with the finish to provide a sleek and premium look one thing that immediately draws your attention is a rectangular camera bump and the backlit moto logo which can be used as a notification LED

Since the bump is wide and well centered the moto 1 zoom is usable on a desk without much wobbling I like that the power button has ridges on it which feels nice to the touch and overall with this frosted glass and rounded edges the

Phone is quite comfortable in the hand it is a bit slippery though if you want to add some extra grip and protection you can use the clear case which actually comes in the box the Moto won zoom has a Super AMOLED display rather

Than the LCD is you see honest moto one siblings the screen is 6.4 inches with a 1080p resolution and it has a small rounded notch cut out for the selfie can this display is pretty nice you get the great blacks of an AMOLED and sharpness

Is good at 400 PPI we like the brightness levels to around 500 miss maximum with a slider and a boost of up to 700 nits and auto mode and bright conditions colors are vibrant and punchy but not too accurate you can switch

Between different color modes but there aren't any ways to fine-tune them the Moto won zoom has an under display fingerprint scanner and it works quite well the animations look cool too besides the notification LED on the back

There are also settings to turn on the display and interact with notifications or keep the screen on while you're looking at it something on a conventional about the Moto 1 zoom is that a single speakers located up at the

Top it sounds pretty good with loudness just shy of excellent on our charts but there is some distortion at high volumes there is a 3.5 millimeter jack for headphones and the quality here is good

With low distortion and nice stereo separation however loudness is below average there are 128 gigs of storage onboard the Moto 1 zoom but if you start to run out it is expandable through microSD the moto 1 zooms interface is

Basically stock Android 9 Pi with a few modal customizations sprinkled in it isn't part of the Android one program so updates may not be so speedy but is still quite a clean and bloat free UI the notification shade the app drawer

And the feed panel are pretty much what we're used to from Google there is a dark mode available but it doesn't work as I hoped it would the notification shade turns dark but the settings menu is still white

Most of motos customizations can be accessed through the Moto app these include those options for waking up the display and a bunch of useful gesture shortcuts you can navigate with the on-screen keys or a swipe gesture setup

Using a pill at the bottom swiping it up opens recent apps swiping at left access back swiping into right goes to the last app you had open and tapping the pill goes home at the heart of the Moto one zoom is a Snapdragon 675 chipset and

Everyday performance is good however in benchmarks we were a bit disappointed CPU scores were lower than other phones running the same chipset like Samsung's Galaxy a 70 or vivos v17 pro probably due to poor optimization graphics

Performance is decent though outclassed by the new snapdragon 700 series chips powering the moto 1 Zuma's have large 4000 million power battery and honestly we were pleasantly surprised by his performance in our battery life tests

While this year's other moto 1 phones had mediocre scores the Zoom scored a great endurance rating of 90 hours the phone comes with a 15 watt turbo power charger in the box and with it we were able to charge from 0 to 35% in half an

Hour nothing too special now onto the cameras there's a 48 megapixel quad bear main cam a 16 megapixel ultra webcam and the phone's namesake the 8 megapixel 3 X telephoto cam which has OIS finally there's a 5 megapixel depth sensor for

Portraits one of the cool things about moto phones is their camera app which brings tons of options and modes to play around with it does feel unresponsive a time sell even crashing on a few occasions photos from

The main camera come out in 12 megapixels by default and quality is OK with plenty of detail and nice colors however the photos are rather soft overall if you turn on HDR mode you get a sharper result but not throughout the

Whole frame it's just artificial sharpening you do have a new option to shoot an 8 megapixel photo these do come out better with more balanced sharpening but with the trade-off of a lower resolution three times zoomed photos

From the telephoto camera grades the OIS works particularly well there's plenty of detail good sharpness well controlled noise and true to life colors shots taken with the ultra wide cam are on par with what you commonly find on mid-range

Errs these days they're perfectly usable though quality isn't spectacular portraits are taken with the main camera and there were a bunch of effects and blur options to choose from quality here is great with impressively accurate

Subject separation in low-light photos that are taken with the main cam are okay but they suffer from the same softness issue that we saw in day light turning on night mode brightens up the exposure and tries to add sharpness but

The results aren't good these photos look highly over sharpened in some places yet still soft and others if you opt to take eight megapixel photos with a main cam you do get a slight advantage in quality

There's net mode available here too though for some reason an 8 megapixel night mode shots end up a bit cropped zooming at night is generally done with a telephoto cam unlike most phones that switch to a crop of the main one the

Results aren't great due to the telephoto cams darker lens and there's no night mode here shots taken in low-light with the ultra wide have poor quality and you don't get night mode here either the motor one zooms 25

Megapixel front-facing camera takes selfies in 6 megapixels and quality is quite impressive there's balance sharpness plenty of detail and you're processing video can be captured in up to 4k at 30fps with the main

Camera but the telephoto and the ultra wide can shoot only in 1080p 4k video is decent with a good detail and vibrant colors dynamic range is a bit narrow though and there is aggressive over sharpening 1080p videos from the

Telephoto camera are quite nice with natural colors good detail and more toned-down processing ultra wide videos unfortunately have soft corners and plenty of over sharpening so that's the moto one zoom you get a solid and

Elegant glass build a large AMOLED screen great battery life a clean Android UI great selfies and nice zoom photos with a telephoto camera Plus this moto LED is kind of cool however there are a couple of things I'm not a fan of

Here first is the chipset which is a bit underpowered for this price range and doesn't seem well optimized and I wish overall camera performance was more solid especially for a phone named after a camera the Moto one zoom isn't a bad

Phone in fact it's pretty decent but for 400 euros you could find plenty of alternatives out there with faster performance and a better camera experience I'm just not sure if the 3x telephoto was enough to convince you to

Go for this phone thanks for watching guys and see you on the next one

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