Motorola One Macro review: How does that macro camera work out?
Motorola One Macro: With the Motorola One Macro, the company is adding a new element to the camera: a dedicated macro lens on the back. Here is our review.
The Motorola One Series has generally focused on one aspect of the phone. For example, Motorola One Power focused on batteries. The Motorola One Vision launched with a focus on the camera and delivered quite well on that front, while the Motorola One Action had a dedicated action video camera in ultra-wide mode. With the Motorola One Macro, the company is adding a new element to the camera: a dedicated macro lens on the back.
The One Macron is also the first phone in the lineup to come with a quad or four-sensor camera setup at the rear but is even cheaper than the One Vision or One Action. The Motorola One Macro is priced at Rs 9,999 and comes with a MediaTek Helio P70 processor. Here is our review.
Specifications: 6.2 inch HD + (1520 * 720), Max Vision Display, 270ppi | MediaTek Helio P70 processor with 2.0GHz octa-core CPU | 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage (expandable to 512GB). 13MP + 2MP + 2MP (Macro) Camera with Flight Depth Sensor Timing | 8MP Front Camera | 4000 mAh battery | Water repellent design with IPX2 rating Android Pie.
Motorola One Macro Price in India: Rs 9,999
Motorola One Macro review: Macro camera, how it performs
Let’s first talk about the camera’s macro sensor, as it is the USP of this phone. The camera setup on the Motorola One Macro is as follows: It has a 13MP main sensor with f / 2.0 aperture and a 1.12μm pixel size with laser autofocus. Then there is a 2MP depth sensor with f / 2.2 aperture and 1.75μm pixel size.
The flight sensor also has another dedicated time, which again assists with depth-sensing in photos. The camera comes with an LED flash at the bottom of the camera module.
One Macro: Camera review
I quite liked the portrait mode, which is mostly accurate when it comes to edges, although it struggled a bit with hair. Portrait mode also works on objects, which is good to see. Selfies on the Motorola One Macro are pleasing without any unnecessary skin processing and are quite natural. Details are preserved provided the lighting is good enough.
Regarding the regular photos taken with the main 13MP sensor, they are quite pleasing in the One Macro, provided you have good lighting. In some photos, I could see that the camera overexposed some parts, which is not ideal. Colors can be brighter in my view.
In low light, the Moto One Macro struggles and has noticeable shutter lag as well. Details are also lost in low light photographs. The phone also does not come with a dedicated night mode, like some other phones priced below Rs 15,000.
Motorola One Macro: Design, Display
The Motorola One Macro sports a plastic body, and has a ‘space blue’ finish. The plastic body is reassuring since you haven’t broken the phone when you leave it, but the shiny finish at the back means you need a cover, especially to keep the smog under control. The phone also has an IPX2 water-resistance rating, which means protection from water damage.
The Motorola One Macro has a 6.2-inch display with a 19: 9 aspect ratio, but it is an HD + resolution display, which is 1520 x 720 pixels. The display is slightly reflective, especially when used under strong sunlight. Although HD + resolution is sufficient for regular video consumption on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, etc., such as Battleland, Alto’s Odyssey looks sharp on the One Macro.
One Macro: Performance, battery
Motorola One Macro runs MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor, and can easily handle its daily tasks. Running multiple apps on the Motorola One macro is not a problem nor is opening too many tabs on Chrome. On Antutu, the score of the phone is 135,678 which puts it below the phone like Redmi Note 7S, Realme 5, etc., which will be a competition according to the price.
Games like Badland, Alto’s Odyssey went well on this, but once you start pushing with Asphalt 9 Legends, you can see that the phone struggles and has noticeable lag during gaming. The phone comes with a 4000 mAh battery and a 10 W charger.
The size of the battery means that it will last a day easily for heavy-duty use, while with moderate to heavy use, you can extend it for a day and a half. It takes a good two hours to be fully charged. Motorola has gone to the bottom of the Type-C USB port.
Motorola One Macro: Verdict
The Motorola One Macro is the cheapest option in the brand’s series so far this year. The focus is on the macro camera, which lets users take closeup photos by actually moving them closer to the object. The price is also cheap at Rs 9,999. But the results in macro mode are a hit and miss in my view.