7.8/10
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The Motorola One Action currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


BGR

The Motorola One Action is a compelling smartphone which should be considered for its dedicated Action camera. If you love taking videos, then there is no better phone than One Action in this price range. I liked the convenience of not rotating the phone while shooting videos, instead I could just k...

- Hitesh Arora, BGR
The Indian Express

Motorola One Action has a tall build that can be used easily with one hand, a good screen, smooth performance, nice sound, and gameplay sessions are good as well. The added bonus of the Action cam is a welcome addition and the high level of stabilisation in video recording is really commendable.

- Mohammad Faisal, The Indian Express
PhoneArena

It definitely brings a lot of bang for one’s buck — especially if you are interested in the action camera feature. To put it in perspective — this is roughly the same price tier as a budget GoPro camera. And the Motorola One Action arguably delivers better stabilization and better sound recording th...

- Preslav Kateliev, PhoneArena
India Today

The Motorola One Action seems to have got the basics right and then some. As a smartphone, the One Action works, i.e. it is smooth and can handle daily tasks easily. The cameras are good for a phone under Rs 15,000 and the Action Camera is surely a useful thing for content creators. If you love shoo...

- Amritanshu Mukherjee, India Today
Stuff

Camera gimmicks aside, the Moto One Action is a well-rounded phone for sensible money. Vanilla Android and a sizable screen make up for middling battery life and only average quality photos.

- Tom Morgan, Stuff


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Motorola released the One Action on August 16, 2019.


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


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Screen Size
6.3"

The Motorola One Action's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2520 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 9609 Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 12+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3500

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1106 minutes, 615 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

One Action Specs

Overview
Release date August 16, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
LTE:
800/850/900/1800 /2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Samsung Exynos 9609 Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3500
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 594 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 615 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1106 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Denim Blue, Aqua Teal, White, Denim Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.01 x 7.12 x 0.915 cm (6.3 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 176 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
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 1080 x 2520 pixels
Pixel density 435 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
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 POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (5 MP, depth sensor), HDR, Slow motion recording (120 fps), timelapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
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 Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


BGR

One for video lovers

from BGR

The Motorola One Action is a compelling smartphone which should be considered for its dedicated Action camera. If you love taking videos, then there is no better phone than One Action in this price range. I liked the convenience of not rotating the phone while shooting videos, instead I could jus...More

The Motorola One Action is a compelling smartphone which should be considered for its dedicated Action camera. If you love taking videos, then there is no better phone than One Action in this price range. I liked the convenience of not rotating the phone while shooting videos, instead I could just keep the phone straight in one hand without breaking a sweat.

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The Indian Express

It’s all about the action cam and stabilised video

from The Indian Express

Motorola One Action has a tall build that can be used easily with one hand, a good screen, smooth performance, nice sound, and gameplay sessions are good as well. The added bonus of the Action cam is a welcome addition and the high level of stabilisation in video recording is really commendable.

Read full review

Motorola One Action has a tall build that can be used easily with one hand, a good screen, smooth performance, nice sound, and gameplay sessions are good as well. The added bonus of the Action cam is a welcome addition and the high level of stabilisation in video recording is really commendable.

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PhoneArena

A phone with an action camera

from PhoneArena

It definitely brings a lot of bang for one’s buck — especially if you are interested in the action camera feature. To put it in perspective — this is roughly the same price tier as a budget GoPro camera. And the Motorola One Action arguably delivers better stabilization and better sound rec...More

It definitely brings a lot of bang for one’s buck — especially if you are interested in the action camera feature. To put it in perspective — this is roughly the same price tier as a budget GoPro camera. And the Motorola One Action arguably delivers better stabilization and better sound recording than a budget GoPro. To top it off, it’s an Android phone — you will be able to instantly sync, upload, or even remix your clips straight on the phone. As a smartphone, it also delivers in the key areas — the battery life is dependable, the storage is plentiful, the performance is acceptable.

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India Today

It's comfortable to use, looks handsome and offers a smooth Android experience

from India Today

The Motorola One Action seems to have got the basics right and then some. As a smartphone, the One Action works, i.e. it is smooth and can handle daily tasks easily. The cameras are good for a phone under Rs 15,000 and the Action Camera is surely a useful thing for content creators. If you love s...More

The Motorola One Action seems to have got the basics right and then some. As a smartphone, the One Action works, i.e. it is smooth and can handle daily tasks easily. The cameras are good for a phone under Rs 15,000 and the Action Camera is surely a useful thing for content creators. If you love shooting videos or vlogging, you will like the Action Camera on the One Action.

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Stuff

A fairly well-rounded phone for not a huge amount of money

from Stuff

Camera gimmicks aside, the Moto One Action is a well-rounded phone for sensible money. Vanilla Android and a sizable screen make up for middling battery life and only average quality photos.

Read full review

Camera gimmicks aside, the Moto One Action is a well-rounded phone for sensible money. Vanilla Android and a sizable screen make up for middling battery life and only average quality photos.

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Expert Reviews

Offers a wealth of fancy video recording features at one very palatable price

from Expert Reviews

Despite the gimmick, and the few issues with video recording, the Moto One Action successfully delivers the death knell for the Moto G7. Filled to the brim with niceties, but costing the same price, the One Action is Motorola’s most well-rounded phone yet, possessing all the credentials to go t...More

Despite the gimmick, and the few issues with video recording, the Moto One Action successfully delivers the death knell for the Moto G7. Filled to the brim with niceties, but costing the same price, the One Action is Motorola’s most well-rounded phone yet, possessing all the credentials to go toe-to-toe with smartphones that cost much, much more.

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Gadgets Now

Innovative camera, good performance, acceptable battery life

from Gadgets Now

Keeping the overall performance aside for a while, the Motorola One Action stands to the claims made by the company. The action-camera like video footage is just as it was described, which makes it a good smartphone for shooting stable videos in almost any situation. The ability to shoot landscap...More

Keeping the overall performance aside for a while, the Motorola One Action stands to the claims made by the company. The action-camera like video footage is just as it was described, which makes it a good smartphone for shooting stable videos in almost any situation. The ability to shoot landscape video while holding the phone in portrait comes as an add on bonus and makes shooting videos as easy as saying Lights, camera and….Action.

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NDTV

Unique aesthetics, reliable performance

from NDTV

The Motorola One Action tries to ape the Motorola One Vision's formula but adds an extra sensor for its “action camera” cred. The phone's build quality is solid and it also stands out for its aesthetics, but the hole-punch design is not fully taken advantage of.

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The Motorola One Action tries to ape the Motorola One Vision's formula but adds an extra sensor for its “action camera” cred. The phone's build quality is solid and it also stands out for its aesthetics, but the hole-punch design is not fully taken advantage of.

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Business Standard

Remarkable for innovation, wanting in prowess

from Business Standard

The Motorola One Action is a capable smartphone that will be remembered as the phone that introduced the concept of action cameras in smartphone. However, it is not the phone that can replace the action cameras. Besides recording ultra-wide videos in portrait orientation, there is precious little...More

The Motorola One Action is a capable smartphone that will be remembered as the phone that introduced the concept of action cameras in smartphone. However, it is not the phone that can replace the action cameras. Besides recording ultra-wide videos in portrait orientation, there is precious little that is special about the phone’s video recording capability. Also, the phone does not have any ingress protection rating for water and dust resistance which further diminishes its utility as an action camera device.

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Smartprix

A very distinct affordable phone

from Smartprix

The 21:9 aspect ratio display, clean Android One software, and the unique take on wide-angle cameras help the Moto One Action stand apart. If you see value in these extras, the Moto One Action could surely be worth your while.

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The 21:9 aspect ratio display, clean Android One software, and the unique take on wide-angle cameras help the Moto One Action stand apart. If you see value in these extras, the Moto One Action could surely be worth your while.

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