Motorola One Zoom Review: zooming past midrange territory

The Motorola One Zoom comes with a quad-camera module and a glowing Moto logo! But is that enough to make a dent in the highly competitive midrange segment?
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2. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I'm excited to get this phone! It ticks all the right features at its current price! The image and video quality are above my expectations for a mid-range device. And because it's a Snapdragon device, it's easy to sideload Gcam. Don't forget the excellent build quality as expected from this brand. Good job Motorola!

3. Saywhatnow

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

I had this phone for a day or 2. The lighting is cool but the pictures are grainy. I tested it against my OnePlus 6t and it has better lighting than the 6t but the picture is to grainy. I returned right away. Just know that if your really into the camera which the zoom seems to be about, the pixel 3a is way better then both the zoom and 6t in the camera Dept. My wife has the pixel 3a and I did a few shots as well that's how I know.

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

While i agree that the Pixel 3A may be better in image quality, you cannot take away the fact that the One Zoom has a more versatile camera hardware. Obviously nobody will use ultra wide and telephoto lens most of the time but it's good to have. Plus again, Gcam. Gcam makes it an even match to the Pixel 3a. Anyway, a phone isn't just about camera. Moto display, moto actions are features you won't get from Pixel or OnePlus. Also the fact that it has a flagship-grade build makes it more bang for the buck. Google knows they NEED to add more cameras so Pixel 4 is on its way. It makes Pixel 3a less appealing now from a consumer's perspective.

7. Saywhatnow

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

I had gotten the zoom on sale for $382 which was an awesome buy after using a Motorola code which I sent to phonearena but they never published to share with the readers. I returned the phone and decided to wait for either the OnePlus 7t since it might be cheaper than the 7pro or the pixel 4. I loved the light up Motorola symbol and hope more phones would adapt that style. An 8 is a perfect score for the zoom since the only software upgrade will end with Android 10.

8. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I am jealous that US consumers can purchase phones at a cheaper price. Except for OnePlus, all phones their are cheap so i hope you didn't return the One Zoom. I purchased One Zoom (still shipping) at a whopping US$550 (converted) including tax and import fees. 380 is like wowwwwwwww

10. Saywhatnow

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Unfortunately I did return because I was looking for a better camera quality that's why I will pick OnePlus 7t or pixel 4.
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