- Analysis by KJ David
Primarily aimed at mid-end Android shoppers who love snapping photos, particularly macro ones, the Motorola One Macro does not impress us when it comes to hardware pros and cons. It settles for a 2GHz-only Helio P70 eight-core engine and only 4GB of RAM, while many performance-driven contenders use engines that do not clock in any lower than 2.5GHz. Its lack of NFC (Near Field Communication) support sounds a tad problematic as well, since such facet was somewhat standard within this price group as of this on-paper Phonerated review.
Adding to those cons is the One Macro's 6.2-inch 720p-only display, which scores a mere 270ppi definition that we consider a letdown, especially when compared to the 1080p, 400ppi screens offered by a few models packing roughly similar specs.
As for its pros, this Motorola model's namesake is the triple camera setup on its rear, consisting of a 13-megapixel main lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a dedicated 2-megapixel macro lens, the latter obviously tailored to picking out fine details for macro photography. It also comes with a ToF camera enabling the Laser Autofocus technology and a standard LED flash. Sadly, even though its rear cam possibly plugs it into our list of popular photography smartphones, the One Macro's 8-megapixel frontal camera is not as competitive as we had hoped -- some of the best selfie-first phones available bluster with 25-megapixel (or higher) selfie shooters.
Also on board is a respectable 4000mAh battery aided by a 10W rapid-charging system, a 64GB internal memory extendable by a maximum of 512GB, and an IPX2-rated water-repellent exterior .
Speaking of exterior, this model is coated in either Space Blue or Ultra Violet, which we think tops its photography-driven mishmash of pros and cons off just right.
** This phone is also known as: Motorola Macro
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