Motorola’s One Zoom phone brings quad cameras to the mid-range

Posted: 6 September 2019 5:47 am

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Motorola's latest flagship phone pitches itself heavily on its camera.

Ever since the Google Pixel 3a launched, we've seen plenty of phone companies try to take on Google in the mid-range phone space in camera terms.

At IFA 2019, Motorola threw its virtual hat into this ring, launching the Motorola One Zoom. It's a 6.39 inch Android 9 phone running on a Snapdragon 675 processor with a 4,000mAh battery. So far that's effectively a 2019 recipe for a mid-range device, but flip the Motorola One Zoom over, and you'll see why it has that particular suffix.

The Motorola One Zoom brings quad camera arrays, previously a staple of the flagship phone space to the more affordable mid range. Its primary lens is 48MP, joined by a 16MP ultrawide lens and a 5MP depth sensor.

It's that fourth lens, with a 3MP optical zoom lens that utilises hybrid zoom to punch it up to 10x hybrid zoom. That's a feature that we've previously only seen on phones that tip the pricing scales at well over $1,000 to date.

The Motorola One Zoom should be much more affordable, with international pricing placing it at US$499, or around $730 or so. That's presuming Motorola chooses to launch it in Australia, which we're yet to confirm. We quite liked the Motorola One Vision, so we're hopeful we'll see the Motorola One Zoom Down Under before long.

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