There’s no denying that Motorola is mostly relying on its One series phones to move units in demanding markets like India. The One Vision launched a few months ago offering a fairly premium smartphone with some unique features never seen before in its price range. After the One Vision, Motorola is now bringing another phone with the same recipe but with a slightly different twist. It’s called the One Action and it too focuses on camera performance.
The One Action was launched last week globally in Europe and from what it seems so far, this could be Motorola’s answer to the existing group of Chinese feature-rich smartphones.
Motorola has always wanted to do something different when compared to its rivals, and with the One Action, it seems that Motorola is after content creators who love shooting videos.
Specifically, the One Action is meant for action junkies, given its 117-degree wide-angle camera. Motorola is globally calling it the action camera that claims to offer a similar video recording experience as a GoPro action camera. The best feature about this camera is that even if the person holds the phone in portrait mode, the camera will record wide-angle footage in landscape mode. To do this, Motorola has mounted the camera sensor titling it by 90 degrees.
The main camera is a 12-megapixel sensor whereas the third camera is a depth sensor. Even the front camera also uses a 12-megapixel sensor for selfies.
Rest of the phone is identical to the previously launched One Vision. It’s got the same 21:9 CinemaVision display from the One Vision. The 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen still has a hole-punch cutout for the front camera. Inside, there’s a Samsung Exynos 9609 chipset along with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. To keep the phone alive, a 3500mAh battery is there, albeit without the 15W TurboPower charging mechanism. Also, instead of glass, the rear panel is made of plastic.
The most interesting bit about the One Action is the pricing, which is still a mystery. Globally, Motorola is selling the One Action for almost Rs 24,000, which is a lot. In India, Motorola could go for an aggressive pricing model similar to what we saw for the One Vision. Hence, there are chances that Motorola could price it around the Rs 18,000 mark.
Given the on-paper specifications, it may face some tough competition from its rivals but unless we get to experience it personally, there’s nothing we can say about it. The wide-angle action camera is a first in the segment and it remains to be seen how the market laps it up.