Macro camera on a budget

April 1, 2022 0 Comments

Recently, Motorola is launching phones with branding highlighting the USP of smartphones. It started with Motorola One Power, followed by One Vision and One Action. The Motorola One Macro is the latest addition to the Motorola One-family smartphone. It has a dedicated macro lens that can zoom 5 times closer to the subject, 2 cm closer than a normal lens. Although the macro camera is quite impressive, there is much more to discuss. And finally, is it worth asking? Let’s find out in the review.


Motorola One Macro is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, paired with Mali-G72 GPU and 4GB DDR4 RAM. The phone comes in 64GB model, which can be expanded up to 512GB shared microSD card slot.

Motorola One Macro Display Park

In our benchmark test, Motorola One Macro performed quite well. It scored 140662, the highest we have recorded on a budget device. On a daily basis, the performance of the phone was satisfactory. It did not delay or delay when switching between multitasking Chrome tabs and jumping between apps. There were hiccups, but it didn’t necessarily slow down the phone.

Motorola One Macro display

Motorola One Macro display

The Motorola One Macro 3DMark’s sling shot scored 1,777 on the benchmark test. For reference, we’ve recorded the highest ever budget phone, the Redmi 7, with a score of 916. However, we have not yet tested the Redmi 8 and Redmi Note 8.

Motorola One Macro display

In addition, the Asphalt 9 ran at an average frame rate of 28 frames per second. During the gameplay, the animations were mostly continuous and stutter-free. In contrast, PUBG runs at an average frame rate of 26 frames per second. We used a gamebench to record all the gaming metrics.

In short, the games run well on the Motorola One Macro. Overall, the performance is satisfactory and does not give much to complain about. Call performance was clear on both the earpiece and the speaker.


Although the Motorola One Macro belongs to the Motorola-One family, it is not part of the Android One program. Nonetheless, Motorola has confirmed that it will get a two-year Android update. It runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. One of my favorite parts of this phone is its almost stock Android-like interface.

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It comes with almost no bloatware. The software offers moto action for DND like flip, lift to unlock and much more. I have introduced ‘one-button navigation’ to use gestures for navigation. But Motorola’s gesture interface is hard to come by. You need to hold down the bottom bar and swipe left to go back, which is quite awkward compared to swiping from side to side in Android 10. However, Motorola can’t be blamed for this because I’ve been on an Android 10 device before, and the gestures on Android 9 Pie work just like that. I hope Android 10 One Macro brings better gesture navigation.

The camera

Motorola One Macro display

The triple rear camera setup includes a 13MP main sensor with f / 2.0 aperture + a 2MP dedicated macro camera + a 2MP depth sensor. The macro sensor does not integrate with other cameras and has its own ring. The macro camera has its own large ring because 2 cm is the minimum distance from which you can take macro shots. It clicks the macro image at a magnification of 1: 1.2. For reference, the minimum of anything called “macro” is 1: 1 and more than Motorola One Macro.

Motorola One Macro Parker

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Also, the smartphone has a laser autofocus module. And it works very well, even in all kinds of lighting situations. Sometimes, the device does not click until the focus is set, other times it focuses faster. The details are satisfactory in daylight. But the dynamic range could have been better. It’s not bad, but it’s not good. While there are some fun camera modes like spot color, I’d love it more if Motorola updated its processing algorithm.

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Motorola one macro display

Motorola one macro display

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For low light, the camera does not perform well here. Details are lost, plus, the image has too much noise. It reminds you in every shot that it doesn’t have a night mode. Images are below average by 2019 standards.

Motorola one macro display

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motorola one macro

At the Motorola One Macro USP, the In-Depth Camera, we’ve done an entire part of how it performs, which you can read here. The macro vision camera goes very close to the subject. It works rather well. It captures satisfactory details in macro shots. However, the macro camera automatically moves in and out of focus when searching for objects. However, once told where to focus, it does so rather effectively. Notably, macro shots lack sharpness and detail in low light environments. All in all, the macro photography at Motorola One Macro is impressive.

Plus, selfies from 8MP shooter are good. While the dynamic range struggles here as well, the portrait shots look fine, but there is room for improvement. In videos, the dynamic range is poorer than stills. However, stability is fine. Full HD video can be recorded on both the rear and front cameras.

Display and audio

The Motorola One Macro has a 6.2-inch Max Vision HD + display. It has a 19: 9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. The display is crisp and the viewing angles are also good. There is also a night light setting, which blocks blue light and warms the display. The brightness of the screen can go up to 466 LUX, which is quite good in the price range. However, it is reflected when used under bright sunlight. But it’s not disappointing in any way. The display is one of the best in the price range.

Motorola One Macro display

Coming to audio, it’s loud. In fact, it is one of the loudest speakers in a mobile phone below Rs 10,000. Up to the clarity mark, but the sound is noisy when the frequency hits.

All in all, whether playing games or watching movies, the Motorola One Macro is a perfect phone for media use.


The Motorola One Macro packs a 4000mAh battery and the battery life of this phone is excellent. Motorola has done an admirable job here. We ran a video in full brightness loop to see how long it takes for the phone to go from 100 to 0, and it lasts for more than 12 hours – more than any other টাকার 10,000 phone we’ve tested so far. .

During the test, One Macro was put through several sessions of gaming, web browsing, simultaneous app installation and download, and online video playback. It performed well throughout the test. Moreover, leaving the phone unattended did not have a significant effect on battery life. It lasted for a day and a half with fairly heavy use.

The battery takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to fully charge from zero to 100 percent Although it reached 58 percent in one hour, the battery took 15 minutes to go from 95 percent to 100 percent.

Construction and design

The Motorola One Macro sports a plastic body that is fairly well-made. It fits quite nicely in the hand, the power button is exactly where it is needed. All the buttons – Power and Volume Rocker – are on the right side of the phone I like the volume buttons below the power button, but it’s just a personal choice. However, the buttons are easily accessible, tactile and clickable. On the right end is a dual nano-SIM card slot. It can be used to include a nano SIM or a nano-SIM and a microSD card.

Motorola One Macro

The rear panel has a gradient ‘Space Blue’ finish, which is interesting to look at. However, when you hold the phone you will notice that the shiny plastic stains and fingerprints register. We also noticed that the back panel scratches easily. Therefore, it is advisable to use the clean case included in the box. Further, it is equipped with a triple rear camera setup on the upper left side. Do not protrude from the back of the camera. Below is also the ‘MotorolaOne’ branding, which goes unnoticed until you find it.

Motorola One Macro

The Motorola logo on the back is doubled as a fingerprint sensor. At the bottom end is a primary microphone, a USB Type-C charging port and five small round speaker vents for speakers. Coming to the top end, it has a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The phone weighs 186 grams and the weight distribution takes it perfectly in hand. Overall, the Motorola One plays a top-notch design for macro price points. It’s simple but practical and elegant.

The last row

The Motorola One Macro is a tough device overall. Performance is satisfactory and so is camera performance. The best phone in this range for clicking macro shots. However, in the case of low light photography it leaves much to be desired. The device comes with almost no bloatware and promises a two-year Android update. Battery Life is another USP of the phone in Motorola One Macro. It offers good quality for its price.

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