Wednesday, November 21

Motorola Unveils R5,000 iPhone X Competitor

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While Motorola has fallen off the map recently in terms of being one of the big smartphone players, the US tech company has announced two new phones – the One and One Power – which could throw their hat back into the ring.

At least in terms of appearance, it’s impossible to ignore the similar design elements to that of the iPhone X, and when it comes to tech specs, it might punch above its weight too. Check out the spec-breakdowns below:

Motorola One key specs: 

  • OS: Android 8.1 (Upgradeable to 9 soon after launch)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (MicroSD up to 256GB)
  • 5.9-inch LCD display
  • 13 MP + 2MP rear dual cameras/8MP front-facing camera.
  • 3,000mAh battery capacity
  • Guaranteed 3-year security updates from Google

Motorola One Power key specs:

  • OS: Android 8.1 (Upgradeable to 9 soon after launch)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (MicroSD up to 256GB)
  • 6.2-inch LCD display
  • 16MP+ 5MP rear dual camera/12MP front-facing camera
  • 5,000mAh battery capacity
  • Guaranteed 3-year security updates from Google

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On the OS front, both phones will feature Google’s new Android One program, which comprises of software and security updates that will be rolled out by Google soon after its launch in October. A more appealing software inclusion is of the Google Lens system, which gives the phone some Augmented Reality capabilities, like text translation and object recognition, through the camera sensors.

The Motorola One is priced at $299 (around R5,000), with the One Power’s price still being an unknown factor. Considering the specs and price, there’s a lot of value being provided in a form factor that does a good job of keeping with the current screen and size trends.

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