The Motorola One Action sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ LCD display with a punch hole front camera.

Motorola One Action launched in India with wide-angle action camera
Atom Tech Shorts Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:32
Written by  S. Mahadevan

After Motorola found success with Motorola One Vision, it has now followed it up with the Motorola One Action. The phone maker has positioned this smartphone as a video shooting smartphone with a dedicated ultra-wide-angle lens that is meant to only shoot videos and is offered a lot of technological support around it. As the name suggests, it is an Android One phone but has some decent specifications to make it an attractive proposition for the buyers at the price point in the Indian market of Rs 13,999.

First, the key specifications: The Motorola One Action sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ LCD display. The aspect ratio of the display screen is 21:9 and Motorola has given a special name to it, CinemaVision. The front screen has a punch hole in it to house the front camera.

Motorola has gone with an Exynos chipset from Samsung for this budget segment offering and the processor fitted on this phone is the Exynos 9609SoC (said to be equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670SoC). Motorola has not complicated matters with the RAM support. There is only one option available to the buyers in India: 4GB RAM. The internal storage too has only one choice, 128GB.

As indicated, this is an Android One project and the OS is the truncated version of the Android Pie. Interestingly, Motorola claims the Motorola One Action will not only receive the upgrade to the Android 10 (Google has said it is dropping the dessert names to its OS hereon) to be released later this year but even the Android 11 (or R) next year.

Now the all-important camera section. The rear panel has a triple camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor. The second is a 5MP depth sensor. The third camera in this setup is the unique ultra-wide-angle lens that comes into play only while shooting videos. The uniqueness comes from the fact that even if the user were to hold the phone in the portrait mode, this lens will still capture videos in the landscape mode thanks to the 90° tilt provided in the design. The Action Camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD resolution at 60 fps or FHD at 21:9 format and HD resolution. There is the Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) support ensures that there are no shakes in the video even if the user’s hands were not so steady while holding the phone and capturing the videos. This feature can be manually turned off or on.

The battery is 3500mAh with a 10W fast charger added in the pack.

As mentioned, the Motorola One Action is priced at Rs 13,999 in India and goes on sale from August 30 on Flipkart.

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