MOTOROLA ONE ACTION OVERVIEW:
Tthe Motorola One Action is one of the best budget smartphones money can buy. It has all the drive the average consumer would ever need, and more than enough built-in storage to match, a camera that won’t disappoint, a screen that’s simply fantastic, and it’ll last a full working day — commute and all. Just remember: It doesn’t have Gorilla Glass, so you’re going to need to dress it in the included silicone cover, or invest in something a bit better. [Also read this: Motorola One Zoom price and specifications]
While the Motorola One Action may not be the most powerful device on paper, it has all the hardware needed to breeze through all the usual, non-intensive tasks a user is bound to throw its way. There’s a Samsung-made Exynos 9609 processor running the show, which taps into 4GB of RAM to keep the lights on. In layman’s terms, you will have no trouble responding to emails through Gmail and using WhatsApp, while calling upon Netflix and Spotify to breathe some entertainment into your day.
There’s also 128GB of (expandable via microSD) internal storage for saving anything and everything you could possibly need — be it documents, music, movies or videos.
However, the screen is the reason you’re going to want to purchase this handset. As we said earlier, 6.3-inch FHD+ LCD (2,520 x 1,080). That’s the same size and resolution as that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, but because it’s using a 21:9 aspect ratio, it doesn’t feel as big — it’s long, rather than wide. The benefit? You can fit more on the screen, from top to bottom. The reduced width also eliminates the pesky black bars that show up on the top and bottom of 21:9 footage (often movies).
The triple-camera isn’t half bad, either. We used the Motorola One Action on a trip to IFA 2019 in Berlin and shot some images around the city, all of which are brimming with detail, with punchy, vibrant colour rendition. In fact, having used several budget devices over the course of the last few weeks, we’d go as far as to say that the One Action has the best camera you’ll find on sub-£400 (new) smartphone, let alone a sub-£220 model. There are heaps of interesting features to toy around with, too.