Motorola has officially announced the Motorola One and Motorola One Power, the company's pair of medium-sized Android phones with clear iPhone X-style notch.
Motorola One is the smallest of the pair. It has a 5.9-inch HD display, Gorilla Glass 2.5 on the front and back, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and a smaller 3000MAh battery. It is set to be widely available for € 299 (about $ 350 USD) in Europe, Latin America and Asia beginning in October.
Motorola One Power, on the other hand, has a metal back and bumps to a 6.2 screen with a higher Full HD + resolution, a more powerful Snapdragon 636 chip, and a massive 5,000mAh battery that the company says should be good for up to two days with battery life. Unlike one, one power is only set to be released in India in October.
Perhaps most importantly, both phones still have a headphone jack.
I had the chance to get some hands-on time with the new phones at IFA, and they are both pretty slim for medium-sized Android phones. There is also nothing to break up with regard to specifications or design, and if you're hoping for something as comfortable to hold as the actual $ 999 iPhone X, look elsewhere. There are also fewer bells and whistles than a real iPhone X; There is no face lock (in spite of notch), there is an additional sleeve cap at the bottom of the screen, and wireless charging is nowhere to look at a device.
But the glass and metal Motorola One is a decent enough facsimile of the real McCoy. It feels a bit cheap: it's missing the solid handle of a more high quality phone, and the smaller one can definitely benefit from a better display. But it's hard to test it too much considering what Motorola offers for about $ 350. Compared to the company's other budget phones, like the recently released Moto G6, it seems like a great upgrade.
Motorola One Power is also nice, with the added benefit of a better processor, upgraded cameras, a much better display, and a monolithic battery like Motorola's promise, will have up to two days of charge.
Both Motorola One devices are also part of Google's Android One application, which promises regular three-year security updates and at least two OS updates. The phones are set to send with Android 8.1, but Motorola already promises an update to Android 9.0 Pie (which has updates that will help the two phones to make better use of hack).
There is another green issue with Motorola One and One Power: no phone comes to the United States, at least not yet.