Motorola One Action innovates with GoPro-style action camera

by Kelvin
Foto destacada Motorola One Action

Motorola One Action innovates with the first action camera on a smartphone. However, the company sacrifices good camera features in One Vision

O Motorola One Action is the third device of the successful line One gives Motorola. The smartphone has all the beautiful features of One vision, such as processing and the screen in cinema ratio. However, it has one major differential: the One action is the first smartphone on the market to have an action camera as a whole, allowing the user to record videos horizontally with the smartphone vertically at a shooting angle very close to a GoPro.


Does the new action camera function justify buying the smartphone or upgrading the current One vision? You can now check out our full review.

Design and Screen

O Motorola One Action remains with all the features that made the One vision be a success. Until then IPS LCD in 6.3 inches with proportion 21: 9 It makes the smartphone look narrower than other models on the market, which may cause some weirdness at first contact, but proves to be a right choice for the company.

Movie ratio screen causes some awkwardness at first use, but choice of company is right.

Viewing multimedia content on the One action already have the native proportion in 21: 9 are perfect. The absence of black bars gives the feeling of immersion in what is being watched, all with very well defined colors and an intense brightness.

Just like the line Galaxy S10 and your screen Infinity-o, O Motorola One Action Brings the front camera into a black circle at the top left of the screen. This design concept pleases and does not bother when consuming certain content and applications. Of course, some apps have not come prepared for this design, so this hole can get over important elements on occasion.

The finish of the smartphone is glass with a very beautiful color. The blue with shades of brown make the One action Very premium looking. The smartphone comes with a clear case to help preserve the rear of possible scratches from the most awkward, without hiding its beautiful color.

Motorola One Action RearThe back of the smartphone stands out in a very beautiful color, it is worth using a transparent cover

The cameras are positioned vertically at the rear. There is a bulge that when using the smartphone without the protective cover makes the cameras touch the surface, something typical of smartphones most recent.

O One actionAlthough large in length, it is very ergonomic and light, weighing only 181g. Handling it with one hand is a very satisfying experience, both for accessing on-screen content and reaching for the perfectly positioned rear fingerprint reader.

Motorola One Action CamerasOne Action cameras integrate well with the device's design

The smartphone has few buttons in its construction, with the volume and power button on the right side and a chip and micro SD drawer on the left side; at the top, the 3.5 mm headphone jack and a noise reduction microphone; And finally, at the bottom, we have a microphone, USB-C input and the mono speaker.


O Motorola One Action comes equipped with the processor Exynos 9609 gives Samsung, coupled with a GPU Mali-G72 MP3 three-core, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB expandable internal storage via micro SD from to 512 GB.

As in One vision, O One action has one of the best performances among the smartphones intermediaries available in the market. For game lovers, the choice of this model will be right because it delivers high performance at a relatively low cost.

Motorola One Action Exynos 9609Samsung's Exynos 9609 processor brings AI to the cameras and great performance for games / applications that demand more processing.

Games like PUBG and Free fire run at their high settings without choking and locking. Other more demanding titles like Asphalt 9 and Mortal Kombat 10 could be played at their highest settings with slight FPS drops, which is impressive for an intermediate smartphone.

For daily use, the One action stands out positively when transitioning between applications quickly and smoothly. The smartphone never crashed or choked while using email, social networking, streaming and photo editing apps, showing the optimal optimization performed on the system Android One.


O Motorola One Action has its big difference in the camera set, being the first smartphone on the market to integrate an action camera for recording in style GoPro.

The big balcony is the function of using this camera to record videos horizontally while holding the phone vertically, making life easier for users. The function is very welcome and could become a standard feature for camera software going forward.

Motorola One Action Action CameraOne Action's action camera surprises with the quality of the footage

The action camera has 16 MP with opening f / 2.2 and lens ultra wide in 117th. The recordings are quite satisfactory in their intended purpose, the electronic stabilization does a good job, but it does create some waves in the corners of the footage that are a little annoying.

A very confusing feature about using this camera is the impossibility of taking pictures from it. Since the user can take pictures while recording, showing that this is just a hindrance to the software and it would be very interesting to Motorola release this function in the near future.

However, the implementation of the action camera has made the main camera lose considerable quality over the One vision.

The 48 MP of technology Quad-pixel present in the previous model gave space to 12 MP with opening f / 1.8 with lens wide. The lack of technology Quad pixel is quite remarkable here, the photos do not come out with as much definition and quality as in One vision. Clicks are satisfactory in bright environments, but indoors, the noise incidence is very noticeable due to the lack of night mode. The software even tries to help by applying some click treatments, but it makes the photo a bit blurry and artificial.

REVIEW: Motorola One Action Innovates with GoPro 3 Style Action CameraPhoto taken in good light condition
REVIEW: Motorola One Action Innovates with GoPro 4 Style Action CameraPhoto taken at night

The third camera is a depth sensor and has 5 MP. The effects are very satisfactory and create effects bokeh, the camera identifies the target point very well and the edges around the user are minimal.

The selfie camera has had its quality slightly reduced and now has 12 MP with opening f / 2.0. Even so, the results are quite satisfactory and close to those obtained in the One vision.

Sound and battery

O Motorola One Action it has quality sound even though it has only one mono input at the bottom of the unit. The sound has good weight and good definition, perfect for watching a video on YouTube and even listen to that song more unpretentiously.

Motorola One Action mono and USB-C sound outputThe sound output from One Action brings good definition to music and movies.

The smartphone also comes equipped with the Dolby atmosphere, technology that gives a polished sound to bring more definition and brightness.

Speaking of audio, the headphones that come with the One action They are very good and have a good incidence of well defined bass, mids and treble. Combining this quality with Dolby atmosphere, the experience is very satisfying for listening to music as well as watching movies and series.

Motorola One Action EarphonesThe headphones that come in the Motorola One Action case are very good and have very well balanced frequencies.

The battery of One action It has 3,500 mAh with fast loading support for 17w. The battery life is very good, the user can use the smartphone for internet, games and screen on all day and will come home with charge left.

Android One system

O Android One which is present in One action is a purer version of Android 9.0 Pie. The system is very light, fast and fluid, but it does a lot of customization.

It is impossible to remove some widgets from the home screen as the search bar of Google at the bottom of the screen. For the user who likes a cleaner home screen, this can be a big hassle. Incidentally, the system also does not include the night mode (dark mode) and no mode to hide applications or customize the grid. The use of a launcher Here is welcome for those looking for a smartphone with your face.

Motorola One Action Home ScreenAndroid One has few customization options and no night mode

However, users who choose the One action can rest easy when it comes to system upgrade. THE Motorola reported that the smartphone is ready to receive updates from Android within a period of 3 years.


O Motorola One Action take everything that worked in One vision and adds an amazing action camera to the set. A great company balcony that could become a trend in the near future.

However, for users who will not use the feature, the end result can be a bit disappointing as the other cameras have had to go down in quality to support the new technology.

Motorola One Action RearOne Action is the most complete mid-range smartphone on the market and outperforms its biggest competitors by many factors.

For the user who owns the One vision and is tempted to acquire the One action, the recommended is to stay in the current. Since only the camera set has been changed, the hardware and software are exactly the same as their big brother.

With suggested prices of R $ 1,699, O One action It is a good choice for those who are looking for an intermediate smartphone with great innovations and higher quality than other competitors.

Motorola One Action Specifications

Screen6.3-inch LTPS IPS LCD Touchscreen
16 million colors 1080 x 2520 pixels 432ppi
Aspect 21: 9
ProcessorExynos 9609 with eight cores (2.2 GHz)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
Storage128 GB
(expandable via microSD card up to 1TB)
Back camera)12 MP, f / 1.8, 26mm (wide), 1.25µm, PDAF
16 MP, f / 2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), dedicated video camera (1080p)
5 MP, depth sensor
Frontal camera)12MP, 26mm (wide), f / 2.0, 1.25µm HDR (email protected)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0, Type-C, Dual SIM with 4
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5.0 (with A2DP, LE, EDR)
NFC and FM Radio
Doors3.5 mm headphone jack; USB-C
DrumsLi-Ion with 3,500mAh, fast charging 17W
Dimensions160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm
Weight176 grams
ColorsDenim Blue, White
THEAndroid 9.0 Pie
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, fingerprint reader (rear)
PriceR $ 1699.00

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