Motorola One Fusion+ review

GSMArena team, 06 July 2020.

Display

The Motorola One Fusion+ packs a 6.5" IPS LCD screen with extended 1080p resolution and 20:9 aspect. The panel has no cutouts whatsoever, and it is protected by a piece of Gorilla Glass, an unspecified revision.

Motorola One Fusion Plus review

The Total Vision screen, as Motorola calls it, is sharp with 396ppi density. It supports HDR10 and thanks to the Widevine L1 DRM, you'd be able to enjoy high-res HDR10 content from Netflix and the likes.

We measured a maximum brightness if 454 nits in manual mode, and 562 nits in auto mode. That's about the average for an LCD, and we've indeed seen brighter panels. Still, we had no issues even in the brightest of days.

The black levels of the One Fusion+ screen turned out quite good, too, and overall, the panel offers an excellent contrast ratio of about 1400:1.

The minimum brightness at the far left of the scrubber is 6.2 nits - a good one.

Display test 100% brightness
Black,cd/m2 White,cd/m2 Contrast ratio
Motorola One Fusion+ 0.319 454 1423:1
Motorola One Fusion+ (Max Auto) 0.4 562 1405:1
Motorola Moto G8 Plus 0.317 477 1505:1
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Max Auto) 0.395 581 1471:1
Motorola Moto G8 Power 0.341 500 1466:1
Motorola Moto G8 Power (Max Auto) 0.53 741 1398:1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 0.303 421 1389:1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Max Auto) 0.42 575 1369:1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 0.355 456 1285:1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Max Auto) 0.487 616 1265:1
Realme 6 0.343 451 1315:1
Realme 6i 0.328 528 1610:1
Realme 6 Pro 0.318 421 1324:1
Samsung Galaxy A51 0 413
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Max Auto) 0 636
Huawei P40 Lite 0.425 461 1085:1
Huawei P40 Lite (Max Auto) 0.501 515 1028:1
Sony Xperia 10 II 0 379
Sony Xperia 10 II (Max Auto) 0 520

Color reproduction is consistently good on the One Fusion+. The default Saturated mode got us an average DeltaE of 4.3 against DCI-P3 targets, whereas in Natural we measured an average DeltaE of 2.0 against sRGB targets.

Battery life and charging

The Motorola One Fusion+ packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery, which should last you for more than two days of normal usage according to Motorola's claims. The phone supports TurboPower fast charging and the provided 18W charger replenishes about 30% of the depleted battery in 30mins. Note that Motorola says the phone charges at 15W, meaning the adapter you get comes a bit overqualified for the job.

Quite expectedly, the One Fusion+ turned out to be a remarkable performer in our battery test with a 136-hour Endurance rating. It did a great job in all tested scenarios - video, calls, web browsing and even stand-by performance.

Motorola One Fusion Plus review

Our battery tests were automated thanks to SmartViser, using its viSer App. The endurance rating above denotes how long a single battery charge will last you if you use the Motorola One Fusion+ for an hour each of telephony, web browsing, and video playback daily. We've established this usage pattern so that our battery results are comparable across devices in the most common day-to-day tasks. The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you're interested in the nitty-gritty. You can check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how all of the smartphones we've tested will compare under your own typical use.

Speaker test

The Motorola One Fusion+ has a single speaker firing out the bottom of the phone. It's not overly loud, and it earned a 'Good' score in our test. The One Fusion+ also offers a balanced audio output with good overall presentation of bass, mids, and highs.

Use the Playback controls to listen to the phone sample recordings (best use headphones). We measure the average loudness of the speakers in LUFS. A lower absolute value means a louder sound. A look at the frequency response chart will tell you how far off the ideal "0db" flat line is the reproduction of the bass, treble, and mid frequencies. You can add more phones to compare how they differ. The scores and ratings are not comparable with our older loudspeaker test. Learn more about how we test here.

Audio output quality

We've recently discontinued our audio output quality test.

The reason for that is that most phones that arrived for testing were already excellent in this regard and whatever difference there was, it was marginal and probably indistinguishable to anything but our lab equipment.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I m not intrest this set is single sim

  • Anonymous

Ok, that's really a no-go then. Otherwise I'd have definitely bought this phone to upgrade from my Moto G6.

  • Anonymous

Yes,exactly! Without E-Compass it shows No Direction. I really don't understand why there is no compass in this otherwise brilliant phone.