Motorola has a second new phone for its One series, which was announced at IFA 2019: the Motorola One Zoom. It offers four rear cameras (including a 3x zoom lens that gives its name to the phone), while reaching a fairly accessible price of $ 449.99.
The outstanding feature here is obviously the camera system, which, as mentioned, has a total of four lenses: a main camera with a 48-megapixel sensor (which captures 12-megapixel still images of four pixels and offers OIS ), an 8 megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and OIS, ultra wide angle of 16 megapixels with a field of view of 117 degrees and a 5 megapixel depth sensor for portrait mode shots. In addition to the front camera, it offers a 25 megapixel lens in a tear notch. While it is not the first phone to offer four rear cameras, it is one of the cheapest so far.
That said, the rest of the specifications are quite impressive for a phone of this class: it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor (the same as the Moto Z4), 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a battery of 4,000 mAh and an OLED screen of 6.40 inches with a resolution of 19: 9, 2340 x 1080 with an integrated fingerprint sensor. There is even a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In what might be my favorite touch, the Motorola back icon has been reused to serve as a fingerprint sensor (which, again, is now on the screen) to a bright LED notification light for when your phone It is upside down. It's like the bright Apple MacBook logo (unfortunately missing), if it were also useful.
Everything that adds up to a pretty decent deal for a mid-range device like this. And while we will have to see how things like the camera set are kept in the real world, at $ 449, it is an interesting value proposition compared to phones like the $ 499 Moto Z4 or even the $ 399 Pixel 3A Google.
The Motorola One Zoom will be available in the US. UU. As of today, September 5, sold as an unlocked GSM phone through the Motorola website for $ 449.99. It will also be available internationally for 429 euros from today.
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