Motorola One Macro review

GSMArena team, 09 Oct 2019.

Introduction

The Motorola One Macro is the company's latest mid-range smartphone. The main attraction of this device is the dedicated 2MP macro lens at the back that lets you take pictures up to 5x closer to your subject than the main lens.

Motorola One Macro hands-on review

Apart from that, it's a fairly run of the mill mid-range smartphone, with a 6.2-inch 720p display, MediaTek P70 chipset with 4GB of memory and 64GB storage, 13MP main camera and a 4000mAh battery.

Motorola One Macro specs

  • Body: Plastic polycarbonate, glass front, IPX2 rated
  • Display: 6.2-inch, 1520x720 resolution IPS LCD, 270PPI
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70, 2.0GHz 4x Cortex-A53 + 4x Cortex-A73, Mali-G72 MP3
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, microSD support
  • Rear cameras: 13MP f2.0 primary, 2MP f2.2 macro, 2MP f2.2 depth sensor
  • Front cameras: 8MP f2.2
  • Connectivity: Hybrid dual SIM, 4G LTE, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo, USB-C 2.0, 3.5mm audio
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 10W charging
  • Colors: Space Blue
  • Misc: Fingerprint sensor, FM radio

Those who are fans of stock Android will like the fact that like the company's other phones, the One Macro also ships with stock Android out of the box. That is not to say the One Macro is an Android One device, but the software on this phone is reminiscent of older Motorola devices; stock Android but with a hint of custom software. If you liked those devices, then you are going to like the One Macro as well.

Apart from that, there's not a lot going on here. We are curious to see how that macro lens performs and if it deserves to be part of the name. But let's also find out how the rest of the phone performs.

Unboxing the One Macro

The Motorola One Macro comes in a regular-sized paper box, and its retail bundle contains the basics - a 10W charger, a USB-C cable, and a transparent silicone case.

Moto One Macro review

There is no factory-applied screen protector on the One Macro, at least that's the case with our EU unit.

Reader comments

  • Spireite

Hi, I play COD and haven't noticed any heat issues. Plugged in or not. Performance has been excellent and no lag

  • Rehan

Moto one macro is amazing phone ...I love the macro camera .... It's very easy to use.... I love look and colour also

  • Shahani

What about heating problem? Does this phone over heat during charging or video playback?