MOTOROLA’S MOTO G series is arguably the most consistent budget smartphone line in the business, so the firm could be forgiven for sticking to what it knows. The One Vision, however, takes a radically different approach to cut-price Android design.
The adoption of a 21:9 screen aspect ratio has made it taller, thinner and generally more modern-looking than any Moto G handset, something that’s only aided further by a contoured glass back that shimmers in the light. Even with the elongated shape, you don’t need to pull off any hand gymnastics to use it: it fits rather snugly.
The left edge hosts the nano-SIM card slot, which is also where you pop in your microSD card if you want to expand the phone’s 128GB of internal storage. A USB Type-C charging port is positioned on the bottom edge, while a 3.5mm headphone jack sits on the top.
BORROWED BRAIN The 2,520x1,080 display uses an IPS panel, not OLED as we’re used to seeing on 21:9 smartphones, but it’s still a decent performer. When using the Natural display profile, it covered 90.6% of the sRGB colour gamut and hit a high contrast ratio of 1,226:1. We measured peak brightness at 429cd/m2, which is lower than that of last year’s Motorola One, but is still acceptable.
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