We’ve had our share of Motorola One phones this year, after having tested the Motorola One, Motorola One Vision, Motorola One Action and Motorola One Zoom. Now it’s time to check out one more, this time the Motorola One Macro, which we unboxed after the break. It’s priced at around $200, maybe less in some regions.


Launched in October, so totally fresh, this is a midrange phone that adopts a MediaTek Helio processor and packs a triple back camera. It also has a rather sexy body, even if made from polycarbonate. We have a shade of blue called Space Blue, which is darker at the top and lighter at the bottom. There’s also a purple version apparently. Now this phone you see here comes bundled with an USB-C cable, a transparent and flexible case, a 10W charger and SM key, plus manual.

It measures 9 mm in thickness and weighs 186 grams, plus it packs a 6.2 inch screen with an IPS LCD panel and a 1520 x 720 pixel resolution. There’s also a notch in the mix, that hides an 8 megapixel selfie camera and it’s a bit expanded, feeling like it includes the earpiece too. Inside the handset we find the octa core MediaTek Helio P70 CPU, a 12 nm chip, that is totally midrange by definition.

There’s also 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. To those we add a 4000 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner at the back side of the phone. There’s an USB-C port at the bottom, an audio jack and 4G LTE support on the specs list as well. And now we’ve finally reached the cameras. We’re treated to a main 13 megapixel shooter, with PDAF and laser focus, plus a 2 MP Bokeh camera and a 2 MP Macro camera. The latter lets you focus as close as 2 centimeters from subjects.

We also have a LED flash and video capture goes as high as Full HD, no 4K here. There’s also an AI feature that recommends shooting modes, including Macro. Motorola One Macro runs on Android Pie, with a typical stock interface. I’ve already tested the Macro camera and it has produced some pretty great results. It makes the tiniest of objects appear larger, huge in size.

It’s good for culinary purposes, shooting flowers and creating new perspectives. What it lacks in details it makes for in spectacular views of the smaller objects around us. We’ll be back with a full review and more samples.

You can get the device here in the meantime.

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