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Motorola One Action: Smartphone meets Action Cam and Android One

Motorola One Action: Smartphone trifft auf Action Cam und Android One

Motorola One Action: Smartphone meets Action Cam and Android One
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Motorola adds a third smartphone to the One family launched last year at IFA: the One Action. The little brother of the One Vision (test) costs a little less with 259 euros and is equipped as a special feature with a third camera, which should be used in the style of a GoPro camera as an action cam.

The third camera in the Motorola One Action works with 16 megapixels and captures videos with a field of view of 117 degrees. Motorola has rotated the sensor 90 degrees to be able to record videos with up to Full HD resolution and 60 FPS in widescreen 16: 9 or 21: 9 even when the smartphone is in a vertical position. The combination of hardware and software means videos are always stored in the correct orientation on the smartphone, regardless of how the device is held. An electronic image stabilization should ensure that the Action Cam also provides stable images in various sports. When it gets dark, the image information of four pixels should be used to increase the quality. The resolution is then only at 4 megapixels. Motorola offers for the One Action a bracket to attach the smartphone, for example, the bicycle handlebar. The IP52 certification should be able to prevent at least splashing water.

Compared to the One Vision for 299 Euro Motorola has cut the main camera in terms of resolution and OIS for the cheaper One Action, but the video mode remains at maximum Ultra HD. The second camera with 5 megapixels is responsible for effects such as bokeh mode. On the front sits in the display integrated in a circular recess top left a selfie camera with recently 12 instead of 25 megapixels.

Display in 21: 9 format with high resolution

That being said, the One Action is clearly a descendant of One Vision. This begins with the display in 21: 9 format, which has recently brought Motorola next to Sony for the Xperia 1 (test) on the market. In terms of price, Motorola offers a high resolution of 1.080 × 2.520 pixels on an LTPS IPS panel at 6.3 inches. The fingerprint sensor sits behind.

Samsung delivers the 10nm SoC

Interesting is Motorola's choice of SoCs, because the supplier is Samsung with the 10 nm Exynos 9609, which comes on four Cortex-A73 with up to 2.20 GHz and four Cortex-A53 with up to 1.60 GHz, while the GPU is a Mali G72 MP3 from ARM. The LPDDR4X RAM is 4 GB, the internal 128 GB UFS memory can be expanded via a microSD card, as long as the hybrid slot is not used for dual SIM.

Motorola One Action

Another feature is a 3.500 mAh battery, which plays 11 hours of video or 47 hours of music and should be good for six days of standby. The technology packs Motorola in a plastic housing, which is offered in this country in “Denim Blue” and “Pearl White”, while other markets will receive additional “Aqua Teal”. The back of the smartphone is decorated with a very fine line pattern.

Android Q and R and three years security patches

A special feature of the Motorola One Action is the participation in the Android One program, which includes the use of Stock Android with the operating system update guarantee and security patches. Motorola ships the smartphone with Android 9.0 Pie and promises updates on Android Q and Android R. Security patches are to be made available for three years from today's launch at a price of 259 euros and thus by mid-August 2022.

ComputerBase has received information about this article at an event in Berlin from Motorola under NDA. The only requirement was the earliest possible publication date.

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