Motorola has been experimenting the previous few years with its One line of telephones, which look to blur the road between midrange and high-end smartphones. The most recent try is the Motorola One Hyper, which is basically a price range model of a OnePlus 7 Professional.
Just like the 7 Professional, Motorola is utilizing a pop-up selfie digicam to offer the entrance of the system a totally screen-filled look with no notches (though there’s nonetheless a little bit of a bezel chin on the underside). The online result’s a 6.5-inch, 2340 x 1080 show that has a 90 p.c screen-to-body ratio, which, if nothing else, appears to be like nice within the renders that Motorola has launched.
There’s additionally the headlining spec that provides the telephone its identify: 45W USB-C “hyper charging” that’s among the many quickest supported charging speeds we’ve seen but on a smartphone. (The price range One Hyper really beats the 30W charging OnePlus 7 Professional right here.)
Sadly, the remainder of the specs are par for the course for a midrange Android telephone: 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 675 processor. The brilliant spot is the 4,000mAh battery, which, when mixed with the weaker processor, ought to result in some better-than-average battery life. Motorola guarantees 38 hours of steady use from a cost. There’s additionally a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is all the time good to see. On the software program aspect, the Motorola One Hyper ships with Android 10, which is very welcome on a midrange system like this.
The cameras are additionally pretty customary for a midrange telephone. The One Hyper provides two rear cameras: a 64-megapixel predominant lens, which captures quad-pixel 16-megapixel stills, and an 8-megapixel 118-degree ultra-wide lens. The One Hyper additionally helps Motorola’s regular suite of digicam software program, together with the corporate’s AI-powered evening mode and shot optimization options. The pop-up selfie digicam is a 32-megapixel lens (successfully taking quad-pixel 8-megapixel stills).
In comparison with the 7 Professional’s $699 price ticket, the One Hyper doesn’t appear like a foul telephone for the $399 value. However Motorola is launching the One Hyper in the course of vacation sale season when the high-end 7 Professional is on sale for $549 (simply $150 greater than the One Hyper) — to say nothing of the varied gross sales on different nice Android telephones just like the Galaxy S10 — so the $399 One Hyper is a more durable promote.
The One Hyper marks the third Motorola One-branded telephone that the corporate has launched in the previous few months, together with the Motorola One Zoom (which supplied a four-camera system) and the Motorola One Motion (which tried to construct a GoPro-style motion digicam right into a telephone). The One Hyper appears to be like good, however it follows the pattern of getting a singular gimmick, which makes me surprise what sort of system Motorola may make if it centered all its improvements on a single nice telephone as an alternative of splitting them right into a trio of merely good ones.
The Motorola One Hyper can be accessible within the US beginning on December 4th. It’ll be bought completely on Motorola.com as a GSM unlocked system.