Motorola One Fusion+ review

GSMArena team, 06 July 2020.

Android 10 with My UX

Motorola has settled on a mostly stock Android experience for its smartphones, even the ones that are not part of the Android One program - like the One Fusion+ here (confusing, isn't it?). Even so, there's an extensive list of custom features nicely bundled in the Moto App.

Motorola One Fusion Plus review

Moto Actions are an assortment of clever ways for interacting with the phone - including a karate chop for toggling the flashlight on or off, twist motion to launch the camera app, three-finger screenshot gesture, accelerometer-based ringtone silencing.

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Moto app • Moto app • Actions

Moto Display has just one option on the One Fusion+ - Peek Display - the not-always-on display. It will display notifications and let you interact with them right there on the lock screen plus it will wake up when you pick up your phone. Attentive display, a feature available on other Moto phones, is missing on the Fusion+ because the selfies camera is hidden and can't track your face all the time.

There's a new Personalization feature that lets you customize the look and feel of your Moto. You can play around with the size and layout of the icons on the homescreen, change the system font, and pick an accent color for the quick toggles.

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Peek Display • Personalization • Styles • Layout

Moto Gametime is the company's set of tools for enhancing mobile gaming. It lets you filter out calls and notifications, block Moto Actions, the Performance section allows you to turn off adaptive brightness. An optional in-game floating icon called Toolkit gives you quick toggles for calls and notifications, access to your choice of two messaging apps as well as access to the full Gametime settings.

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Moto Gametime

The Motorola One Fusion+ relies on gesture navigation via a single elongated button in the center. Swiping upwards takes you to the home screen, a swipe up with a pause brings out the recent apps menu, swiping on the pill (left or right) switches between the last used apps. If you want Back, then just swipe anywhere from the edge of the screen. If, on the other hand, you want to have the classic three-button navigation, you switch to it from Settings.

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System navigation

All of these aside, the rest is pretty much Android 10 as Google intended it to be.

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Lockscreen • Homescreen • Folder view • App drawer • Task switcher • Quick toggles

The Motorola One Fusion+ also supports FM radio and there is a pre-installed app for that. You don't see this every day, not anymore at least.

Performance and benchmarks

The Motorola One Fusion+ is powered by the Snapdragon 730 chip - one of the most popular upper-midrange platforms from Qualcomm. The Indian version of the Fusion+ runs on the Snapdragon 730G chip, which has a minor difference in the GPU clock but otherwise - identical to the 730.

The CPUs of both 730 and 730G are the same - octa-core processors with two Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76) cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, and six Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55) ones, working at 1.8 GHz. They are all built on an 8nm LPP node and hence pretty power efficient.

Both chips also have the same Adreno 618 GPU. But the one on the 730G is clocked 75 MHz higher and sits at 575 MHz. This is the only difference between the two chips.

The One Fusion+ is sold in only one configuration with 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS2.1 storage.

And now let's run some tests, shall we?

Motorola One Fusion Plus review

We ran a couple of benchmarks, and the CPU is shaping as an excellent performer. The Kirin 810 processor is a bit more powerful, but it's available only in very limited Google-less phones for now. The Snapdragon 720G scores a fraction higher, but it has higher clock speed (2.2GHz vs 2.3GHz).

GeekBench 5.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Huawei P40 Lite
    1862
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
    1785
  • Realme 6
    1726
  • Motorola One Fusion+
    1705
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30
    1692
  • Realme 6 Pro
    1666
  • Sony Xperia 10 II
    1413
  • Motorola Moto G8 Power
    1394
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
    1315
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
    1292

GeekBench 5.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Huawei P40 Lite
    591
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
    571
  • Realme 6 Pro
    565
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30
    548
  • Realme 6
    548
  • Motorola One Fusion+
    542
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
    361
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
    349
  • Sony Xperia 10 II
    315
  • Motorola Moto G8 Power
    311

Same applies for the graphics performance - the Huawei beats all, but Google gets in the way of fame. Then the Adreno 618 within the Snapdragon 720G (Redmi Note 9 Pro) is a fraction better than the Adreno 616 as part of the Moto's S730 chip.

Still, the GPU performance is plenty adequate for the class.

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Huawei P40 Lite
    30
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30
    27
  • Realme 6 Pro
    27
  • Realme 6
    27
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
    26
  • Motorola One Fusion+
    25
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
    14
  • Motorola Moto G8 Power
    12
  • Sony Xperia 10 II
    10

GFX 3.1 Car scene (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Huawei P40 Lite
    18
  • Realme 6 Pro
    16
  • Realme 6
    16
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30
    15
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
    15
  • Motorola One Fusion+
    14
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
    9.2
  • Motorola Moto G8 Power
    6.6
  • Sony Xperia 10 II
    5.6

Throwing all the components into the mix in Antutu, the One Fusion+ is on par with the Realme 6 Pro and Redmi K30. Once again, Huawei's Kirin 810 proves superior, while the S720G-powered Redmi Note 9 Pro beasts the Moto by a whisker.

AnTuTu 8

Higher is better

  • Huawei P40 Lite
    325777
  • Realme 6
    288931
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
    279625
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30
    272229
  • Realme 6 Pro
    268785
  • Motorola One Fusion+
    267980
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
    200414
  • Sony Xperia 10 II
    196545
  • Samsung Galaxy M31
    195284
  • Motorola Moto G8 Power
    173607

The Motorola One Fusion+ offers a lot of bang for its attractive price and shows consistently strong numbers on the tests, no matter the tasks. Finally, the toughest challenge - gaming - is not only possible on the Fusion+, but a smooth experience at that.

Reader comments

  • dapsycho

I wish when you make a review to test the display for PWM flickering. I hate amoleds because of the low frequency flickering, and I need to dig a lot to check every device. Notebookcheck . com make this test in their reviews, but not for this device.

  • Aaron

Overall good device, battery life is also good

  • Anonymous

One of the worst phone, sofar I used lg,nokia,samsung and chaina set those are far better than this phone.always hang,very poor network catching,poor video and photos quality,no clear voice like many more.i hate this motorola one fusion plus.