Motorola One 5G eyes sub-$500 market with 4 rear cameras, two in front


Motorola One 5G

Motorola is launching the Motorola One 5G with a sub-$500 price point, four cameras on the back, two for selfies and a 6.7-inch HD display.

With the move, the Motorola One 5G will enter a strong contender in the budget 5G device market. Google’s Pixel 4a 5G will start at $499 in the US and is likely to garner an audience based on Pixel 4a reviews.Google Pixel 4A arrives: Everything you need to know

Doug Michau, head of US product operations at Motorola, said the Motorola One 5G is designed for one-hand operation and combining key features in an affordable package. “We’re aiming to make ultrafast for all,” he said.

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Indeed, the combination of features for the Motorola One are compelling for the price. In the U.S. Motorola One 5G will be coming soon to AT&T and Verizon will launch with a version for its 5G Ultra Wideband network in early October.

Key specs include:

  • Android 10 with an update to Android 11 when available.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G.
  • 4GB of memory with 128GB of storage built0in with up to 1TB microSD card support.
  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ Cinema Vision display with 90hz refresh rate.
  • 5000mAh battery, good for two days.
  • 5G available on AT&T and Verizon.
  • 48MP Quad pixel rear camera with three additional ones including Macro Vision + Ring Light at 5MP, Ultra-Wide Angle at 8MP and Depth Camera at 2MP.
  • 16MP front camera with ultra-wide angle 8MP front camera.
  • NFC.

Motorola also moved the fingerprint sensor to the side of the device with some extra functionality.

Bottom line: Motorola One 5G rounds out the portfolio well and covers a core price point. Motorola is likely to leverage its carrier channel to find a good base of customers looking to upgrade to 5G.  


The Motorola portfolio:

  • Motorola enters flagship smartphone fray, launches Moto Edge, Edge Plus at $999
  • Moto Edge Plus solid $999 device, fits well in hand, set to battle OnePlus Pro 8
  • Motorola Moto G8 review: Great value, but display could be better
  • Motorola One Hyper, hands on: A competitive mid-range phone with good screen, cameras and battery life
  • Motorola Moto G8 Plus, hands on: A worthy update, but is it enough to stand out?
  • Motorola launches revamped budget Moto e, Moto g fast
  • Moto G8 Power and G8 Power Lite, hands on: Two long-lasting and affordable handsets, but the G8 Power wins out
  • Moto G Stylus review: Long battery life, basic stylus support, $300 price
  • Moto G Stylus gives note takers on a budget a good option

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