Motorola One is the first notched Moto phone in the US, price and release date announced

Motorola One is the first notched Moto phone in the US, price and release date announced
Motorola Mobility just unveiled that it's ready to start selling a brand new Android smartphone in the US - the Motorola One. First announced at the end of August, this is a mid-range handset that's part of Google's Android One initiative, thus coming with a near-stock, bloat-free Android UI and the promise of fast software updates for at least 2 years after launch.

The Motorola One sports a 5.9-inch display with a distinctive notch at the top, à la iPhone X, XS, and XR. This will be the very first notched Moto smartphone to reach the US, as all other modern Motorola handsets sold stateside employ slightly more conservative designs. Unfortunately, the 5.9-inch screen of the Motorola One only has 720 x 1520 pixels and a 287 ppi (pixels per inch) density. That's a bit low for a mid-range handset in 2018, and it means that content on the screen may not look as sharp as you'd want.  

Display and notch aside, the Motorola One features a decent octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage space, and a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging. The phone is splash-resistant, further offering a fingerprint scanner, a dual rear camera (13 MP + 2 MP), and an 8 MP front-facing camera.  

Best Buy is the exclusive seller of the Motorola One in the US, asking $399.99 for it. The retailer is already accepting pre-orders for the handset's black version - here - saying it'll launch it on November 11. That's also the day when a white Motorola One will be available for a similar price. The new Moto device currently runs Android 8.1 Oreo, but it should be updated to Android 9 Pie before the end of the year.

An important thing to note is that, unlike most unlocked Moto smartphones released in recent years, the Motorola One will not be compatible with all major US carriers. Instead, the handset will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile. Think you'll want to buy it?


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  • Display 5.9" 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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46 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Well Google revived you once this time you're dead Motorola.

23. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

NateDiaz you say that about all Android smartphones because you an iPhone zealot. So your words mean nothing.

29. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

My words mean nothing yet you bothered replying?

35. ijuanp03

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Motorola is already 90 years old and is still alive and well so your point is invalid.

2. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Why is the huge bezels at the bottom?

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Style.

3. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

This ish looks bad. I'm disappointed in you Moto....

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 670; Member since: May 02, 2016

I really don't know what those guys are doing .. i'm wondering what it is like inside the company the managers and desigers, what are they doing, ugh.. this is pure madness, this phone is ugly, but it's not ugly enough like the Google pixel 3 XL.

5. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

400$ for a 720p screen, no way! LMAO

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

At least it isnt $800. What you complaining about?

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wow techie......that's an awesome argument! Of course I expected nothing less from you :-)

30. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

His argument is valid, now where's your argument?

31. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

His argument literally had nothing to do with the the previous posters’ comment. It’s like commenting on a rape article and saying “well at least it’s not a murder”.

41. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Haha! That's so true. I bet he does that as well....

36. ijuanp03

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

US$750 for non-FullHD screen. I'm looking at you iPhone XR. LMAO

6. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wonder how many Android OEMs were actually heading this route, before Apple rushed to try to be first, only to be 2nd to do it. What a way to ruin a phone that's ugly already to begin with.

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's a nice disstrack! Also bringing Apple in an article that has nothing to do with it shows ur obsession. And now I can expect a 1000 word essay from u

15. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Apple has something to do with it... the big ugly useless notch...

40. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The OEMs are idiots to copy that notch. Not Apple's direct fault.

10. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

This is costly. Why not mi2 lite at halft rate and bigger battery.

32. ijuanp03

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Because it's NOT officially released in the US. Why would we risk buying unsupported devices?

11. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think the $350 Nokia 7.1 is a better deal than this.

42. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I 100% agree.

12. yalokiy

Posts: 1116; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

$400 for sd625 and 720p screen in 2018.. are they serious?

43. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You can't be serious when you're drunk...!

13. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

This is a pitiful iPhone clone that's trying to look premium.

14. Farcaster

Posts: 166; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Most likely Lenovo behind copycat design

16. kennybenny

Posts: 226; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Was expecting a price of $299 or less but this phone is at least $100 overpriced......... Who the hell wants a 720p display and a 2016 mid tier processor at almost the end of 2018????

17. ijuanp03

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

PA complaining on the HD screen of the Moto but all praises with the HD screen on the XR with a $750 price tag. Lol

19. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hey if you want to stay in good graces with The Godfather of the tech industry you gotta look the other way when crap stinks.

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