• Follow us


Motorola One Vision: Specs, Features, Release Date, and Price | Digital Trends

motorola one vision Motorola

Budget phones often don’t get many software updates, which can restrict a device’s lifespan. Google’s Android One program is trying to change that with certified phones from various manufacturers that are guaranteed two years of Android version updates and three years of security updates, and Motorola is the latest to deliver with the new Motorola One Vision.

This isn’t Motorola’s first Android One phone, though. The company tested waters with the Moto X4 Android One in 2017, and subsequently released the Motorola One and Motorola One Power in 2018. These phones are a stark contrast to Motorola’s Moto G-series budget phones, which are generally set to receive only one Android version update in their lifespan.

Sadly, Motorola isn’t bringing the One Vision to the U.S. or Canada just yet. Here’s everything you need to know.

Design and display

The Motorola One Vision doesn’t look anything like Motorola’s most recent Moto G7. It mimics last year’s Motorola One instead, with a vertical dual-camera setup placed in the top left corner on the rear. The iconic dimple with the Motorola branding is still present, and it doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

It’s a Gorilla Glass back, which means you’ll need a case to keep it protected, but Motorola has added a gradient design to help the phone stand out. There are two color options to choose from — sapphire or bronze — and they both look attractive in their own ways. The bronze is a little more subdued, and the sapphire gradient stands out.

The front is more impressive. Motorola has opted for a hole-punch camera design, which is when the selfie camera floats on the display like a hole punched in a piece of paper. It’s the same screen design you’ll see on Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 range as well. It’s a way to slim down the bezels around the screen, while still keeping the front-facing camera. The bezels here are shaved down a lot, helping the Motorola One Vision look a lot more modern.

You may also notice the screen looks tall — that’s because the phone uses a 21:9 aspect ratio. Like the Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, the Motorola One Vision is perfect for watching movies, as films are typically filmed in this 21:9 widescreen format. On top of this, you get a 6.3-inch screen so there’s a good deal of screen space, and the 2520 x 1080 resolution should keep content looking sharp.

The right edge of the phone is where you’ll find the power button and volume rocker, and you’ll be pleased to know there’s a headphone jack, as well as a USB-C port to charge the battery. The body of the phone is also IP52 rated, which means it’s dust resistant, and is protected from dripping water. You’ll need to be safe with this phone around water.

Specs and battery

What’s inside powering the phone? It’s Samsung’s Exynos 9609 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It’s a midrange chip, so you should expect the phone to tackle most day-to-day tasks with relative ease, though it may struggle with high-end gaming.

It comes packed with 128GB of internal storage, and there’s a MicroSD card slot that lets you add up to 512GB if you need more.

Key Specs CPU: Samsung Exynos 9609 Memory: 4GB RAM Storage: 128GB MicroSD storage: Yes, up to 512GB Screen size: 6.3 inches Resolution: 2520 x 1080 Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, NFC Battery: 3,500mAh Size: 150.1mm x 71.2mm x 8.7mm Weight: 180g Operating system: Android 9 Pie (Android One)

How long will the phone last? Likely around a day thanks to a 3,500mAh battery. Motorola said the One Vision also comes with support for its 15W TurboPower charging technology, which should deliver seven hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.

Software and special features

The Motorola One Vision runs Android 9 Pie, the current version of the Android mobile operating system. Since it’s an Android One phone, that means you’re guaranteed to receive two years of Android version upgrades — so this phone will get Android Q and Android R — as well as three years of security updates.

The other perk of Android One phones is the software experience. The phone runs stock Android, so it’s uncluttered and bloatware-free. Only certain Google apps are preinstalled.

That being said, Motorola has added a few of its classic Motorola Actions. These are gestures, and the three available are the twist twice to launch the camera gesture, chop twice for the flashlight, and the three finger swipe for screenshots.


The spotlight feature on the Motorola One Vision is its camera, because one of the cameras on the rear packs a whopping 48 megapixels (f/1.7 with optical image stabilization). But you can’t make use of its maximum quality, as all images will output just a 12-megapixel resolution. Why is this? Because the One Vision utilizes Quad Pixel technology; it combines four pixels into one for four times more light sensitivity, and the more light the camera can take in means better low light photography.

On top of this, there’s a new Night Vision mode in the camera app. Similar to modes like Night Sight on the Google Pixel 3 or Night Mode on the Huawei P30 Pro, Night Vision stacks eight frames together, clears the noise, and combines exposures for one strong photo. It only works on the rear camera, but it will help deliver capable photos when the sun has gone down.

There’s also an extra 5-megapixel, depth-sensing camera on the rear, and it’s used to get improved Portrait Mode photos. Motorola is also taking a page out of Apple’s playbook with portrait lighting features. Now you can choose from effects like stage, noir, color pop, and sunshine to add some flair to Portrait Mode photos.

The front-facing selfie camera is a 25-megapixel camera (f/2.0), and it also supports the Quad Pixel technology. However, it doesn’t use it all the time. Instead, there’s a separate mode you can toggle on to get more light, and you’ll receive photos in a 6-megapixel resolution. This is ideal for when taking selfies in dark spaces.

Motorola is also adding a few artificially intelligent smarts into the camera too, but it’s largely playing catch-up to the rest of the industry. There’s now a Shot Optimization mode, which detects up to 10 scenes — from sunsets to food — and will adjust a photo’s ISO, exposure, and more for the best result. The A.I. will also recognize whether you are photographing a person or are in a dark environment, and will automatically recommend you use Portrait Mode or Night Vision, respectively. Smart Composition is a new addition as well, and it crops images after you’ve captured them to the rule of thirds, and you can choose whether you want to save it to your gallery.

This is on top of all the other standard camera features you’ll find on Motorola phones now, like Auto Smile Capture, Spot Color, Cinemagraphs, and more.

Price and release date

The Motorola One Vision isn’t coming to the U.S. or Canada at the moment. Instead, it’s available now in Brazil, with Mexico and select countries in Latin America to follow.

In Europe, it will be available mid-May with a “promotional launch price” of 299 euros (around $335). On May 16, the phone will launch in Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Eventually, select countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Australia will get the phone. Prices will vary by country.

Editors' Recommendations Read More

Leave A Comment

More News

Digital Trends

The Iron Throne deserved better: Who should have New! 2019-05-20 12:47:22Who should have sat on the Iron Throne? A look at some of the people who could have been the best ruler to sit on the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones,

Ubisoft goes to great lengths to make its New! 2019-05-20 12:33:18Ubisoft's accessibility project manager David Tisserand shared details on a new accessibility initiative during Global Accessibility Awareness Day. H

GM thinks up new electronic brain for its New! 2019-05-20 12:00:48General Motors is launching a new electrical architecture to support more tech features in its cars. The system debuts on the 2020 Cadillac CT5, and w

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 publisher opts New! 2019-05-20 11:28:23Epic Games launched its first major sale and made the decision to cover the cost of discounts, but a couple of publishers opted out anyway. One withdr

Now that Game of Thrones is over, here’s New! 2019-05-20 11:23:19Now that HBO brought its hit series Game of Thrones to a conclusion, audiences are going to have a Westeros-sized space open up in their regular viewi

Walmart slashes prices on electric hybrid bicycles for New! 2019-05-20 10:53:28Electric bikes can be economical, convenient, and fun. Heading into summer, Walmart slashed the prices for two pedal-assist Hyper E-ride Mountain and

Here are some common Kindle Fire problems, and New! 2019-05-20 10:44:06Is your Amazon tablet giving you grief? Is it refusing to behave the way you expect? Take a deep breath -- everything will be fine. Here are some wide

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, the best Android New! 2019-05-20 09:34:12Apple dominates the tablet market, but others are catching up: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, our favorite Android tablet, proves that these devices have

Huawei fires back against U.S. ban after Google New! 2019-05-20 09:29:53Google has severed most of its partnerships with Huawei, after its addition to the "Entity List" of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Future Huawei d

The best OnePlus 7 Pro cases to keep New! 2019-05-20 08:00:12The OnePlus 7 Pro is OnePlus's latest flagship killer, and it's an incredible phone. But it's expensive, and it's not going to protect itself. Get

Realme starts selling phones in the U.K., and New! 2019-05-20 07:48:29Realme, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer from the same group as OnePlus, Vivo, and Oppo, has launched its first device in the U.K. and Europe. The Re

Help wanted: British royal family seeks social media New! 2019-05-20 03:50:01The British royal family is looking for a social media expert to help it communicate its role and activities to the masses. So if you like the idea of

Engadget RSS Feed

Some Pixel 3a phones are randomly shutting down New! 2019-05-20 13:59:00It hasn't even been two full weeks since Google's 3a and 3a XL were released to the public and some users are already reporting phone-breaking bugs.

Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge New! 2019-05-20 13:43:00Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too

US to back international guidelines for AI ethics New! 2019-05-20 13:33:00American companies have fostered ethical uses of AI before. Now, however, the government itself is posed to weigh in. Politico understands that the

Google trained its AI to predict lung cancer New! 2019-05-20 13:12:00Of all cancers worldwide, lung cancer is the deadliest. It takes more than 1.7 million lives per year -- more than breast, prostate and colorectal can

TikTok's owner launches chat app with a focus New! 2019-05-20 12:51:00TikTok's owner, ByteDance, has jumped into the wide world of messaging apps. The company has released Flipchat (aka Feiliao), an "interest-based so

'Game of Thrones' finale blocked in China due New! 2019-05-20 12:38:00The Game of Thrones finale may have aired last night but the show isn't over yet -- at least in China, where the episode has yet to air. Tencent Vide

Space exploration indie ‘Outer Wilds’ hits Xbox One New! 2019-05-20 12:00:00Open-world space exploration indie Outer Wilds will arrive on Xbox One and the Epic Games Store May 30th. It emerged last week the crowdfunded Mobius

Google's next-gen Glass eyewear lasts longer and runs New! 2019-05-20 12:00:00The third generation of Google Glass has arrived for tech-savvy workers. Google has introduced Glass Enterprise Edition 2 eyewear that largely sticks

Sony's noise-cancelling XB900N offer more bass for less New! 2019-05-20 11:32:00Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the gold standard for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Not only are they comfortable, but they sound amazing. A

The best software for camera lovers New! 2019-05-20 11:20:00Mention video-editing software and two products will immediately spring to mind: Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. There's a third option, though, th

Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed New! 2019-05-20 11:07:00Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan publ

Sony studio will turn PlayStation games into movies New! 2019-05-20 10:47:00Sony is no longer content to wait for media giants to produce shows based on its games. The company has formed a PlayStation Productions studio that


Gadget Lab Podcast: YouTube’s Latest Makeup Drama, Explained 2019-05-17 12:36:57WIRED’s Emma Grey Ellis joins this week’s Gadget Lab podcast to explain the latest YouTube drama and discuss the implications of “ca

Sony Alpha A7II Mirrorless Camera Deal: $600 Off 2019-05-17 08:00:00Sony's Alpha A7II is a mirrorless, full-frame workhorse of a camera, and a steal at less than $1,000.

New Balance 5280 Review: The Faster You Go, 2019-05-16 10:00:00The New Balance 5280 shoe is designed to deliver top performance in a particular type of competitive event: a high-speed, one-mile road race.

Dyson V11 Review (Torque Drive, Animal): Dream Vac 2019-05-16 08:00:00Dyson's V11 Torque Drive and Animal cordless vacuums will plow through your home's dust bunnies like Furiosa through a pack of hapless War Boys.

Astro C40 TR Controller Review (PS4 and PC): 2019-05-15 09:00:00Astro's pro controller works wonderfully on PC, but lacks basic functionality on PS4.

Boosted Rev Scooter: Price, Specs, Details 2019-05-15 09:00:00In the sharing versus ownership debate, this new electric scooter makes a convincing argument for buying one.

OnePlus 7 Pro Review: A Premium Phone for 2019-05-14 12:59:07OnePlus delivers a notchless, all-screen phone with a pop-up camera. But should you buy it?

Lenovo Makes the Leap Into Foldable-Display Laptops 2019-05-13 18:30:00The still-to-be-named product will be a part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 line of laptops.

Tamagotchi Have Returned to Bewitch a New Generation 2019-05-13 09:00:00The new Tamagotchi On goes on sale today for $59.99.

6 Best Sound Machines for 2019 (Best White 2019-05-12 09:00:00Our favorite white noise and sleep sound machines for babies, kids, and adults. Tested by WIRED's Gear team.

I'm Mad as Hell About Square's Shady Automatic 2019-05-12 07:00:00Once you give your email to any Square vendor, you are defaulted into receiving automated receipts and promotions from every participating Square vend

Beats Powerbeats Pro Review: Best Wire-Free Workout Earbuds 2019-05-11 08:00:00The first wire-free Beats are some of the best workout buds you can buy.

Ars Technica » Gear

New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel 2019-05-14 14:10:55Intel-specific vulnerability was found by researchers both inside and outside the company.

OnePlus won’t sell the OnePlus 7 in the 2019-05-14 13:07:25The US only gets the flagship Pro model.

OnePlus 7 Pro Review—The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android 2019-05-14 13:03:01OnePlus crushes the competition with a 90Hz display, pop-up camera, and a killer price.

Apple releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, 2019-05-13 19:11:52Changes across Apple's products mostly fall into two categories: TV or bug fixes.

Lenovo shows off a folding-screen laptop, coming some 2019-05-13 18:30:40No name, specs, or other details available yet. But the screen is amazing.

Supreme Court ruling could threaten Apple’s 30 percent 2019-05-13 13:45:24Apple faces legal challenge to locked-down App Store after Supreme Court ruling.

Lenovo bumps X1 Extreme to i9, GTX 1650, 2019-05-13 13:17:58Oh, and there are some tiny, ruggedized PCs, too.

Amazon to employees: Quit your job, we’ll help 2019-05-13 11:04:09Another effort to reduce shipping times, especially for Prime subscribers.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music review: New features, better 2019-05-12 11:00:25More runners can track the essentials in this new smartwatch that starts at $299.

Ubuntu 19.04: The Disco Dingo arrives and will 2019-05-12 09:00:04Even for non-enterprise users, 19.04 offers a faster, more polished desktop.

Microsoft: The open source company 2019-05-10 17:51:30The times, they are a-changin'—even bits of Windows will be open source.

Why Google believes machine learning is its future 2019-05-10 15:15:36We heard so much about machine learning at Google I/O this year.

TechCrunch » Gadgets

ObjectiveEd is building a better digital curriculum for 2019-05-16 15:03:21Children with vision impairments struggle to get a solid K-12 education for a lot of reasons — so the more tools their teachers have to impart b

Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up 2019-05-16 14:50:18For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft's gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franch

The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a 2019-05-16 14:43:33Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed th

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the 2019-05-15 20:23:08Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact wit

Is the new Osmo Action camera a GoPro 2019-05-15 12:27:12I got my hands on DJI’s Osmo Action cam and took it out for a spin. Check out the video for my initial impressions. Video Producer: Gregory S. M

DJI is out-GoProing GoPro with its own action 2019-05-15 09:00:43For a brief time, DJI and GoPro were partners — or at least uncomfortable allies. Way back in 2014, the companies were joined together with the

SpaceX kicks off its space-based internet service with 2019-05-14 15:55:22As wild as it sounds, the race is on to build a functioning space internet — and SpaceX is taking its biggest step yet with the launch of 60 (!)

Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners  2019-05-11 14:00:08If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic sou

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s 2019-05-09 08:00:04A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focuse

Drone sighting at Germany’s busiest airport grounds flights 2019-05-09 04:45:05A drone sighting caused all flights to be suspended at Frankfurt Airport for around an hour this morning. The airport is Germany’s busiest by pa

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine 2019-05-08 13:04:11Microsoft's yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret 2019-05-08 09:02:14A development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects &mdash

Geeky Gadgets

Save 92% on the VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription New! 2019-05-20 05:00:29We have an awesome deal on the VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription in our deals store this week, you can save 92% off the normal price. The VPN Unlim

Some Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3XL handsets New! 2019-05-20 04:59:05The new Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphone launched recently and now some owners of the new handsets are reporting issues with the device. Som

Pneumatic Programmable-Air by Tinkrmind now available from $150 New! 2019-05-20 04:52:32We previously featured the Tinkrmind pneumatics programmable air hardware kit at the beginning of this month, now the system is available to purchase

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Olympic Edition launched New! 2019-05-20 04:41:21Samsung is launching a new limited edition version of their S10+ smartphone, the  Samsung Galaxy S10+ Olympic Edition. The new Olympic Edition of

Google Jump VR platform closing down next month New! 2019-05-20 04:38:24Over the weekend Google has sent out emails confirming that it will be shutting down the Google Jump VR platform next month, taking the service off-li

Westworld season 3 trailer teases 2020 return New! 2019-05-20 04:23:15  A new trailer has been released by HBO this week teasing the third season of the popular Westworld TV series which will be premiering next year

Redmi Note 7S smartphone gets official New! 2019-05-20 04:11:21Redmi has launched a new Android device, the Redmi Note 7S  and the handset comes with a 6.3 inch display that features a FHD+ resolution. The de

Colorful iGame G-One all-in-one gaming PC announced New! 2019-05-20 04:03:03Hardware manufacturer Colorful has introduced a new all-in-one gaming PC this week in the form of the iGame G-One which is equipped with the latest in

Zotac ZBOX QX Series mini PC introduced New! 2019-05-20 03:48:16Zotac has the week announced the availability of its new mini PC in the form of the Zotac ZBOX QX Series offering a more capable mini PC featuring the

New Porsche Cayenne S Coupe now available to New! 2019-05-20 03:44:49The new Porsche Cayenne S Coupe was made official back in March and now Porsche has started to take orders on their new SUV. The Cayenne S Coupe will

Clear OnePlus 7 Pro shows how the pop New! 2019-05-20 03:05:43The new OnePlus 7 Pro launched recently, we previously saw a torture test video of the handset from JerryRigEverything now we have another video. In t

Last chance to enter the iPhone XS Max New! 2019-05-20 02:54:40We have a great contest for our readers in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, you can win a Phone XS Max 256GB + AirPods. The Phone XS Max 256GB + AirPods

NDTV Gadgets - Latest

Redmi Note 7S First Impressions New! 2019-05-20 10:34:20Redmi Note 7S is essentially the same smartphone that was introduced as Redmi Note 7 in China. We managed to spend some time with this new Redmi phone

After Coffee Cup, Game of Thrones Finale Let New! 2019-05-20 09:31:01After a misplaced coffee cup in episode 4, eagle-eyed viewers have now spotted a couple of modern-age plastic water bottles on Game of Thrones season

Game of Thrones' Struggles in Its Final Season New! 2019-05-20 09:11:36In our review of Game of Thrones season 8, we look back on the final season of the world's greatest TV show as a whole - and where it all went wrong

Xiaomi's First-Quarter Revenue Jumps 27 Percent, Beats Estimates New! 2019-05-20 08:46:39Xiaomi reported better than-expected quarterly revenue on Monday due in part to steady growth in sales outside China.

Honor 20 Series to Be Sold via Flipkart New! 2019-05-20 08:36:34Honor 20 series is all set to launch in India on June 11, and ahead of that, the company has confirmed that the series will be available on Flipkart.

AMD X470 Motherboards Might Get PCIe 4.0 Upgrade New! 2019-05-20 08:23:35PCIe 4.0 uses the same physical interface with a faster signalling rate, and PCI lanes are fed by the CPU.

Google Said to Suspend Some Business With Huawei New! 2019-05-20 08:12:28Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google

Huawei Will Not Bow to US Pressure, Founder New! 2019-05-20 08:08:41Huawei is ready to deal with Washington's crackdown and will reduce its reliance on US components, its founder told Japanese media.

Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.1, and More Nokia Phones New! 2019-05-20 08:02:48Nokia 8.1 4GB RAM variant has received a flat discount of Rs. 6,000 under the Nokia Phones Fan Festival sale in India.

Vivo Y91 3GB RAM Variant Debuts in India New! 2019-05-20 07:54:51Vivo Y91 3GB RAM variant price in India is set at Rs. 9,990.

Westworld Season 3 Trailer Introduces New Locations, Characters New! 2019-05-20 07:51:04Season 3 of Westworld continues the saga of Dolores, while introducing some new locations and characters along the way.

Redmi Note 7S vs Realme 3 vs Samsung New! 2019-05-20 07:50:05Redmi Note 7S price in India starts at Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, while Realme 3 price begins at Rs. 8,999 and Samsung Galaxy

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.