What you need to know
- Motorola is launching the Motorola One Fusion+ in the U.S.
- The phone shares many specs with the Pixel 4a, including the Snapdragon 730, 4GB of RAM, and a base 128GB of storage.
- The One Fusion+ starts at $399.99 from Motorola when it launches tomorrow.
The Motorola One Fusion+ is coming to the U.S from tomorrow, August 5th, the company announced today. After launching in India and Europe earlier this year, one of Motorola's nicest budget phones is now coming to America.
Featuring a sleek modern design, it shares many of the same specs as the Pixel 4a which debuted yesterday. This means you'll find the same Snapdragon 730, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage configuration. It has a larger 6.5-inch FHD+ display, however, and it's near bezel-less with a pop-up selfie camera in place of a hole-punch.
At the rear, you'll find four cameras. While one of them a good enough 64MP primary camera, the others offer varying degrees of usability for the price. There's an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. A 5,000 mAh battery will keep this running through the day, and Motorola will throw in Android 10 without any prior updates needed.
One of the reasons you'll be looking for this phone is that, despite the mid-range specs, the phone has genuinely good software. Writing this week, Android Central's Joe Maring noted:
Motorola doesn't get as high marks with software updates as Google does, especially when it comes to midrangers. You'll probably get Android 11 eventually, but it's best to get comfortable on 10 for a while.
For an extra $100, the Motorola Edge adds a 90Hz display, a sleeker design, and a more powerful processor. For one that became known for its low-mid range phones, the company has been knocking it out of the park in higher price bands this year.
Best to wait for the Motorola (or Nokia) phone with the Qualcomm 690 5G chip to come in a couple of months. Yes, I say the same with respect to the Pixel 4a.
4 cameras? 😳 what's the achilles 👠 heel of most Lenovorola 🤔 phones, yep, you guessed it, the 📷 's. You want a great 📷 for cheaper, the pixel 4a? One great 📷 instead of four lousy ones, gets my 💰 every time!
Untill under screen cameras are perfected I think more manufacturers should use pop up cameras and make the rest of the phone water resistant and put some kind of seal around the camera module when retracted to prevent water getting in. This would be the perfect compromise and get rid of the horrible notch/hole design altogether. This phone would be great with a 90hz screen.
Motorola/Lenovo are slowly becoming a great midrange option again after some missteps along the way and they have one of the best best interfaces alongside pixel, one plus and Nokia (another manufacturer I'm rooting for).
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