Motorola One Fusion+ Review, Review of Motorola One Fusion+

Motorola One Fusion + has recently been launched in India, which costs Rs 16,999. It forays into the most competitive segment of the market. Motorola has been launching one smartphone after the other for some time now. First Motorola Edge +, then Motorola G8 Power Lite and now the company has launched this new smartphone. Keeping in view the increasing competition in the market, the company has made some changes in the design and software of One Fusion+. Will these changes help the company to gain a foothold in this segment? We have tested Motorola Fusion+ to see this and here is its review.

Motorola One Fusion+ design

Motorola One Fusion+ It’s a bit different from some of the recent smartphones in the sub-Rs 20,000 range. Its display size is 6.5 inches and it is not easy to use with one hand. What I liked is that there is no notch or hole-punch for the front camera. The selfie camera is fitted in a pop-up module, which is now rarely seen in smartphones coming around this price point.

I found the Motorola One Fusion+ a bit rough. Its thickness is 9.6 millimeters and its weight is also slightly more i.e. 210 grams. You will definitely feel the weight of it while holding it in your hand. Thankfully, the sides of the smartphone are curved, making it somewhat comfortable when held for long periods of time. motorola Fitted all the buttons on the right and left the left blank. The power and volume buttons are easy to reach and there’s also a fourth button, which is the Google Assistant button.

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The quad rear camera setup has been given in the back, next to which the flash is included. It has a fingerprint scanner at the back, which is easy to reach and has Motorola’s popular Batwing logo. Now most of the brands offer fingerprint scanner in their phones instead of power button on the back, still I like having fingerprint sensor in the back, as it is convenient to use.

Motorola has given a 5,000mAh battery in it, which is also the biggest reason for this phone being heavy and thick. One Fusion+ comes with fast charging support and the company also offers an 18W turbocharger in its box. The smartphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack along with the USB Type-C port and speaker at the bottom. This single speaker is good enough for a small room.

Motorola One Fusion+ specifications and software

Motorola One Fusion+ comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor in India, while the international model comes equipped with a slightly less powerful Snapdragon 730 chipset. Motorola One Fusion + has been launched in only 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants. Motorola has priced it at Rs 16,999. Yes, the display on the Motorola One Fusion+ doesn’t have a high refresh rate like we’re seeing on other smartphones coming in around this price these days, but it doesn’t really prove to be a deal-breaker. I did not feel the difference between the absence of this feature when viewing the phone from the front and operating it.

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The display is really crisp. It is an IPS LCD panel, comes with HDR10 support and has three color modes to choose from. It does not have any kind of protective glass, but Motorola says that it has given anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch coating in it. Still, we would advise you to be careful.

Motorola sells the One Fusion+ in two colours, Twilight Blue and Moonlight White. We had the Blue variant of it, I would personally choose the all-white option as it is a bit different from the rest of the phones available in the market. One Fusion+ has dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 802.11 AC support. Storage is expandable but there is a hybrid dual-SIM slot.

What I liked the most about the Motorola One Fusion+ is that it runs an almost stock-feeling Android 10 operating system with some useful extra features. At the time of writing this review, it was running on the April security patch. Motorola One Fusion+ is not part of the Android One program and I can only hope that the company gives it timely software updates for a few years to come.

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There are Moto Actions gestures, such as ‘double-chop’ to turn on the flash and a ‘double-crank’ to open the camera. This phone also has Moto Display feature which prevents the phone from going into standby while looking at the screen. Peak Display gives you the option to interact with notifications even when the screen is locked. This feature largely compensates for the lack of notification LED in the phone.

Based on Android 10, this My UX skin has a fairly stock UI, but the good thing is that you get the option to change the icons, system font, color of the icons and layout etc. Some Google apps come pre-installed in Motorola One Fusion+. While reviewing this phone, I did not get a single spammy notification on this device. Other smartphone companies take note.

Motorola One Fusion+ performance

The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner of the Motorola One Fusion+ unlocks the smartphone instantly. Because Google removed the Face Unlock feature from stock Android 10, the Motorola One Fusion+ doesn’t have this feature. We didn’t miss it much, as the pop-up camera is a bit slow to come up anyway.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset power this phone Poco X2, Realme 6 Pro And Redmi Note 9 Pro Max pits against. I did not feel any lag while using it and the smartphone multitasked comfortably. It is good enough to handle day-to-day tasks as well as gaming.

Motorola One Fusion + can also handle gaming comfortably. PUBG Mobile plays by default with graphics set to HD and presets high. I played the game in these settings without any problems for 20 minutes, after which the smartphone did not get hot. After playing this much, the phone’s battery dropped by 5 percent, which is acceptable.

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The Motorola One Fusion+ easily lasted for a day and a half on a single charge. It managed to last 15 hours, 45 minutes in our HD video loop test. Charging via the 18W turbocharger is relatively fast, but we’ve seen faster charging in competitors. The phone got charged 32 percent in 30 minutes and 60 percent in one hour. It took more than two hours to do it 100%.

Motorola One Fusion+ cameras

Motorola has given quad rear camera setup in One Fusion +. This includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. I found the camera app to be very simple and easy to use. Its artificial intelligence feature also works well. If you are shooting in low light then it will suggest you Night Mode and if you are taking a close picture of an object then it suggests you Macro Camera.

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I found the Motorola Fusion+ to be quick to set focus. In broad daylight, it captured good pictures with enough detail. It captured even distant subjects well. The phone automatically enables HDR to take good shots in bright light.

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The ultra-wide-angle camera can capture a much larger area, but it comes with a slightly different color tone than the primary camera. Photos taken with this do not have details like the primary camera and you will see a watercolor-like effect when you zoom-in. I found that the ultra-wide-angle camera is only good for capturing landscapes.

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This camera close-up turns out quite well. The primary camera adds a natural depth effect to the background, which looks good. The macro camera lets you capture an object very close up, but doesn’t provide as much detail as the primary camera.

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Portrait mode gives you the option to set the level of blur before taking a shot. Edge detection is good and it blurs the background properly.

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Low-light camera performance is average and the Motorola One Fusion+ leaves out details in low light. Photos look a bit grainy when zoomed in. Switching to Night Mode fixes most of these problems immediately. Although with Night Mode I had to hold the phone still for a while, but with Night Mode the pictures came out much brighter and the details improved as well.

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Selfie taken with Motorola One Fusion + had good detail. You can also enable portrait mode for selfies and its edge detection was good. The quality is poor in low light, but the selfie camera also supports Night Mode, which helps in capturing photos to some extent.

Verdict

In the past few days, I have reviewed many budget smartphones, but I have really enjoyed reviewing Motorola One Fusion+ the most. Its main highlight is its clean, bloatware-free almost-stock Android software, which delivers a great user experience. Moto Actions tempers the experience and makes the experience even better. The display lacks a high refresh rate, but this display is bright and has good viewing angles. Its loud speaker enhances the video viewing experience.

I expect Motorola to keep updating the software of this phone over time to give it a competitive edge. Motorola has set the price right according to the specifications of the One Fusion+, which makes it very easy for me to recommend it.

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