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At less than $500, the Motorola One is the most affordable 5G phone yet

Ari Howard

Oct 5, 2020 — 2 min read

But is it still worth the cost?

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AT&T is now selling the Motorola One smartphone and Verizon will also offer the Motorola One later this year. What has this phone turning heads is its low price. At $445, the Motorola One is officially the least expensive 5G phone on the market. 

Here are all the features you should know about 

  • Pricing: The retail price is $445, but AT&T also provides the option of paying just $5/mo. 
  • Storage capacity: Typically holds 128GB of storage
  • Color: Comes in Oxford Blue 
  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Camera: There are a total of six lenses across the front and back. The back of the phone has a quad-camera system and a ring flash surrounding the macro camera’s lens, which will illuminate close-up photos and remove shadows. The front of the camera has a 16 MP primary and an 8 MP ultrawide. The back of the camera has a 48 MP primary, a 5 MP maco, an 8 MP ultrawide and a 2 MP depth 
  • Battery capacity: Includes a 5,000 mAh battery, which is equivalent to two days of battery life
  • Memory: With a 4GB RAM, the Motorola One 5G is on the low side when it comes to RAM in 5G Androids 
  • Display size: At a 6.7-inch display, the Motorola One 5G has a larger display size than any iPhone. The largest iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, has a 6.46-inch display 
  • Processor: Has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 756 chip. The Snapdragon 765 is one of the more affordable 5G processors 
  • Hz display: Has a 90 Hz display. The Hz display refers to the number of frames delivered per second or the screen’s refresh rate. While 90 Hz is higher than what most smartphones provide (60 Hz), 90 Hz is still not the highest Hz. The highest Hz currently on the market is 120 Hz 
  • Headphone jack: With a 3.55 mm headphone jack, you will likely be able to use the same headphones you use with your computer. This is a huge plus, considering the iPhone no longer has the headphone jack feature, which has caused customers to have to buy a new pair of headphones exclusively for their iPhone
  • Fingerprint sensor: Is embedded in the power button, which is on the right side of the phone. Despite the power button being a small surface for a fingerprint sensor, the sensor has, nevertheless, received mostly positive reviews

Pros

  • Lowest price for a 5G phone
  • Two-day battery life 
  • 765 Snapdragon
  • 90 Hz display 
  • 3.55 mm headphone jack
  • Reliable fingerprint sensor

Cons

  • No waterproofing feature
  • No wireless charging
  • Poor camera reviews 
  • Only guaranteed one software update
  • 4GB RAM

How does the Motorola One 5G compare to other 5G phones?

When it comes to price, the Motorola One 5G is unbeatable. Additionally, the features listed above suggest the value of the phone is excellent as well. Before making the investment in this phone, however, compare the features of the Motorola One to other 5G phones and ensure you are choosing the phone that fits your individual needs best.

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Ari Howard

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Ari Howard

Associate Writer, Broadband & Wireless Content

Ari is an Associate Writer for the Allconnect team, focusing on tech news, as well as broadband and TV provider deals. She recently graduated from Davidson College with a bachelor’s degree in political science… Read more

Shannon Ullman

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Shannon Ullman

Editor, Broadband & Wireless Content

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