7.5/10
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The Motorola One Macro currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.2"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadget Guy

Decent screen, decent but not great camera, long battery life and stock Android. Not to mention good, old fashioned Motorola quality wrapped in a trendy ‘One’ visage. Me – macro is a gimmick you grow very tired of. Give me an ultra-wide lens any day.

- Ray Shaw, Gadget Guy
Expert Reviews

In some areas, the Moto One Macro really shines, but with every single positive there’s a negative. It feels cheap, the battery takes forever to charge, and the display suffers from wildly inaccurate colours. It’s fun to shoot things up close, and it has a long-lasting battery, but that’s about all...

- Nathan Spendelow, Expert Reviews
Android Authority

The Motorola Moto One Macro delivers the goods if fast performance and a clean software build are all you crave. However, the quality of the materials and imaging performance just don't match the high-end experiences offered by competing devices.

- Dhruv Bhutani, Android Authority
XDA Developers

The Motorola One Macro produces some impressive macro images. It does exceptionally well in getting you closer to the micro world, especially when you consider its price. I feel this can set a new precedent for how manufacturers justify features rather than simply advertising them.

- Tushar Mehta, XDA Developers
Pocket-lint

Good, clean, Android software that's free from bloat, a nice design and respectable mid-range specifications all at a reasonable price make the Moto One Macro look like it's got something to offer.

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint


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Common Questions


Motorola released the One Macro on October 12, 2019.


Motorola backs up the One Macro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your One Macro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.2"

The Motorola One Macro's screen size is 6.2 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70 (12nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

One Macro Specs

Overview
Release date October 12, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70 (12nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.54 W/kg
Body: 1.33 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Space Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.76 x 7.54 x 0.9 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 186 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X2
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 270 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Water repellent design, Splash resistant
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
8xx digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot color, Best shot, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilization, Youtube Live, Google Lens™ integration, HDR, 2nd camera feature (2MP, f/2.2, dedicated macro camera), 3nd camera feature (2MP, f/2.2, depth sensor)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.2, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot color, Slow motion video, Timelapse
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Unknown
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Gadget Guy

Everything you can expect from a $299 phone

from Gadget Guy

Decent screen, decent but not great camera, long battery life and stock Android. Not to mention good, old fashioned Motorola quality wrapped in a trendy ‘One’ visage. Me – macro is a gimmick you grow very tired of. Give me an ultra-wide lens any day.

Read full review

Decent screen, decent but not great camera, long battery life and stock Android. Not to mention good, old fashioned Motorola quality wrapped in a trendy ‘One’ visage. Me – macro is a gimmick you grow very tired of. Give me an ultra-wide lens any day.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Macro photos, small price

from Expert Reviews

In some areas, the Moto One Macro really shines, but with every single positive there’s a negative. It feels cheap, the battery takes forever to charge, and the display suffers from wildly inaccurate colours. It’s fun to shoot things up close, and it has a long-lasting battery, but that’s about all there is to it.

Read full review

In some areas, the Moto One Macro really shines, but with every single positive there’s a negative. It feels cheap, the battery takes forever to charge, and the display suffers from wildly inaccurate colours. It’s fun to shoot things up close, and it has a long-lasting battery, but that’s about all there is to it.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Missing essentials

from Android Authority

The Motorola Moto One Macro delivers the goods if fast performance and a clean software build are all you crave. However, the quality of the materials and imaging performance just don't match the high-end experiences offered by competing devices.

Read full review

The Motorola Moto One Macro delivers the goods if fast performance and a clean software build are all you crave. However, the quality of the materials and imaging performance just don't match the high-end experiences offered by competing devices.

Read full review

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XDA Developers

A new precedent for budget macro photography

from XDA Developers

The Motorola One Macro produces some impressive macro images. It does exceptionally well in getting you closer to the micro world, especially when you consider its price. I feel this can set a new precedent for how manufacturers justify features rather than simply advertising them.

Read full review

The Motorola One Macro produces some impressive macro images. It does exceptionally well in getting you closer to the micro world, especially when you consider its price. I feel this can set a new precedent for how manufacturers justify features rather than simply advertising them.

Read full review

Less

Pocket-lint

Getting up close and personal

from Pocket-lint

Good, clean, Android software that's free from bloat, a nice design and respectable mid-range specifications all at a reasonable price make the Moto One Macro look like it's got something to offer.

Read full review

Good, clean, Android software that's free from bloat, a nice design and respectable mid-range specifications all at a reasonable price make the Moto One Macro look like it's got something to offer.

Read full review

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NDTV

Useful software features, decent performance

from NDTV

The macro camera lets you take good close-up shots, but we feel that the novelty of this will wear out soon. Thankfully, you'll still have a smartphone with clean stock Android, a powerful Mediatek Helio P70 SoC, and plenty of RAM and storage. We would have liked the One Macro to have been a par...More

The macro camera lets you take good close-up shots, but we feel that the novelty of this will wear out soon. Thankfully, you'll still have a smartphone with clean stock Android, a powerful Mediatek Helio P70 SoC, and plenty of RAM and storage. We would have liked the One Macro to have been a part of Google's Android One programme since it guarantees better software and security updates. Camera performance in low light could do with some improvement too. Other than that, the Motorola One Macro did not give us much to complain about.

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Firstpost

The macro lens is great, but most everything else is just average, and performance is su-par

from Firstpost

As a budget phone, the Moto One Macro does tick some of the right boxes. Near stock Android is nice, battery life is decent and the Macro camera is great. The rest of the cameras are also not too bad and performance shouldn't be an issue for the average user, especially not one who's considering...More

As a budget phone, the Moto One Macro does tick some of the right boxes. Near stock Android is nice, battery life is decent and the Macro camera is great. The rest of the cameras are also not too bad and performance shouldn't be an issue for the average user, especially not one who's considering the Macro for its macro lens. The display could have been better and I'd have loved to see a dedicated night mode, but again, these issues aren't deal-breakers.

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The Indian Express

Offers good daily performance

from The Indian Express

The Motorola One Macro is the cheapest option in this year’s One series from the brand so far. The focus is on the macro camera, which lets users take closeup photos by moving really close to the object. The price is also affordable at Rs 9,999. But the results in the Macro mode are a hit and m...More

The Motorola One Macro is the cheapest option in this year’s One series from the brand so far. The focus is on the macro camera, which lets users take closeup photos by moving really close to the object. The price is also affordable at Rs 9,999. But the results in the Macro mode are a hit and miss in my view. The phone’s overall performance is decent, but when one keeps the competition of Realme and Redmi in mind, the Motorola One Macro might find it tough to really stand out.

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Gadgets Now

Competent and capable

from Gadgets Now

The Motorola One Macro looks to be a very smart buy for people looking for a durable and trustworthy phone with good cameras below Rs 10,000. The presence of a MediaTek processor might turn away a few potential buyers but overall we were quite satisfied with the smartphone. The Motorola One Macro rides heavily on its cameras which deliver competent performance at this price point....

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The Motorola One Macro looks to be a very smart buy for people looking for a durable and trustworthy phone with good cameras below Rs 10,000. The presence of a MediaTek processor might turn away a few potential buyers but overall we were quite satisfied with the smartphone. The Motorola One Macro rides heavily on its cameras which deliver competent performance at this price point.

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India Today

An interesting macro camera for budding shutterbugs

from India Today

If you are a photography enthusiast interested in close-up photos, this is the phone you should choose.  However, Motorola has also got everything right when it comes to the usual smartphone stuff. Hence, as a phone, the One Macro is highly impressive. It's got a fairly capable chipset that will...More

If you are a photography enthusiast interested in close-up photos, this is the phone you should choose.  However, Motorola has also got everything right when it comes to the usual smartphone stuff. Hence, as a phone, the One Macro is highly impressive. It's got a fairly capable chipset that will keep gamers happy, a big battery that will keep power users happy, and a stock Android interface that will keep Android purists happy.

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