Motorola One Action Review

The One Action is a follow-up to the One Vision, only this time it really is all about the action.

Lenovo provided the One Action to take to Berlin, for IFA 2019. So big thank you to them.


The design is very similar to the Vision, sleek, solid and with the addition of the 3rd wide-angle lens.

You’ll get that nice curved edge, which feels comfortable to hold. And a case to get the grip – without the case, it’s very silky smooth and you’ll find, it slides off the arm of a sofa.

The front of the phone was all display, with minimal bezels showing. And a camera cutout, to the top left of the display. 


The front facing camera houses a 12MP sensor, which captures some great selfies thanks to the quad-pixel technology – this drastically improves the sensor to capture more detail. 

The camera has various photo & video modes. 
HDR can be turned on & off. As well as “Active Photos”.

The rear camera setup houses a 16MP 117 degree ultra-wide action cam, a 12MP main sensor and a 5MP depth sensing.

Combine these 3 and you have a smartphone capable of capturing your “go-pro like” moments. All from a smartphone. Something he One Action does really well, is capture landscape video while holding the phone in portrait

This makes it very comfortable to hold for long periods of time. And I found it offers you better stability too.


The One Action has the same 6.3” CinemaVision (LTPS IPS LCD) Display, as the one vision and an aspect ratio of 21:9. The display shows vivid & accurate colour. And I still believe it looks as good as OLED.


The phone comes pre-loaded with Android 9.0 (Pie) and just happens to be part of Android One ecosystem, so expect timely Nexus/Pixel-like updates and an operating system to match. 

Motorola have a very clean interface, no bloatware and very minimal apps. Only Google’s offering being pre-installed. And one or two Motorola apps.

You get decent performance straight off the bat, with a 2.2 Ghz Octa-core processor, 4GB ram and 128GB of internal storage. Which happens to be expandable via MicroSD. 

All this coupled with a minimalistic UI, means you’ll have no issues with lag when using this phone.


The One Action has a 3500 mAh battery and charges at at 10W with the included USB-C charging cable . The battery lasts a full day very easily.


The Motorola One Action is a mid range smartphone, but feels more high-end due to its performance, display and camera capabilities. 

The phone costs an impressive £219 in the UK. Which gives it a very competent edge over the competition.

All photos shown, were taken on the Motorola One Action.

If you’d like to buy the Motorola One Action, you can get it from Lenovo’s website here.

When in Berlin!

I’m currently waiting for my flight, with a coffee in hand, excited and ready to fly to Berlin.

The news broke when Lenovo let me know, I had been chosen (1 out of 15) to take part in their Lenovo Champions group.

I was soon being offered a place to fly to Berlin, where I would attend Lenovo’s Tech Life Press Conference – this is a great opportunity for this event alone – I would also get to attend IFA with Lenovo. Seeing the latest innovative products from all companies, big & small.

As I wait at the airport, I’m hearing the group WhatsApp notifications coming in. These alerts telling me the other champs are slowly arriving at the hotel we’ll all stay at.

Last week, I received a Motorola package in the post. And inside, was a Motorola One Action – I unboxed this via YouTube. So please do check it out.

The phone is sleek, smart and very capable of replacing some top tier handsets.

I’ll be using the phone during my stay in Berlin. Hopefully getting some vlog style videos in, and of course using it to take as much footage of all the events that happen.

I’d like to thank Lenovo for this incredible opportunity. And if you’d like to follow the journey. Please check out my Twitter / Instagram page links below.

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