Motorola One Vision: Is the Hole Punch Worth 19,999 INR?

Lenovo owned Motorola launched its first offering of the year- the Motorola One Vision. The Motorola One Vision will be competing against the uber-competitive budget smartphone market of India where Chinese phone makers are waging specification war for a long time now. According to Motorola officials, they heard their consumers demands and Motorola One Vision includes great imaging hardware, including the phone’s low-light imaging capabilities. Let us check out if Motorola One Vision can hold its ground in the Indian smartphone market.

Motorola One Vision: Specifications

  • Display: 6.3-inch FHD LTPS LCD Panel in 21:9 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Exynos 9609 clocked at 2.2 GHz
  • GPU: Mali G72 MP3
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • ROM: 128 GB expandable up to 512 GB
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP primary (f/1.7) with OIS and PDAF + 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
  • Front Camera: 25 MP (f/2.0)
  • Software: Android 9 Pie (Android One)
  • Battery: 3500 mAh with 15 W Turbo Charging
  • Others: IP 52 splash resistance, USB-C, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone port
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Motorola One Vision: My Opinion

Lenovo has once again tried to get back some traction in the Indian market and it’s new offering the Motorola One Vision though packs in a lot of stuff but misses out on a lot of major stuff. While trying to be unique, Motorola One Vision packs in a lot of gimmicks like the wider 21:9 aspect ratio, hole punch display, and a not so powerful processor.

According to me, Indian customers want a phone that packs in the best processor that can be available at that price, long battery life and great cameras all packed in a nicely designed body. While the design of the phone is decent and the hardware of its camera looks great on paper, the processor that it packs in looks underpowered for the price it asks for. The Exynos 9609 is a rival for Snapdragon 660. At this moment, Xiaomi, Realme, and Asus are offering phones with Snapdragon 660 priced significantly cheaper.

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I believe the Indian budget phone segment is at a stage where anything less than 4000 mAh battery capacity makes the phone feel like its sporting a weaker battery. This is fueled by the fact that Asus, Realme, and Xiaomi are providing phones with more than 4000 mAh battery capacities.

Coming to the display, though the 6.3-inch FHD display sounds decent, the 21:9 aspect ratio and the hole punched camera are unwanted additions. Anything greater than 19:9 aspect ratio makes the phone too tall to be used single-handedly and there is not much content available that will take benefit of the tall aspect ratio since most of the content consumed in a mobile phone is in 16:9 or 18:9 form factor. In addition to that, I see no reason to why Moto has gone for a punch hole design while leaving such a prominent chin bezel.

Final Words

I strongly believe that Motorola One Vision packs in a lot of gimmicks which could have paved way for a better processor and a larger battery. Moreover, the pricing of the phone makes it a tough choice for me to suggest it to someone especially since we have the Poco F1 at the same price point offering near flagship level experience and the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro packing in a lot of stuff at a significantly cheaper price. At 19,999 INR, it is just not the best value for money proposition available.

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