Motorola One Fusion Plus Review.

Take a look at the precise specifications and features of the Motorola One Fusion Plus.

Motorola One Fusion Plus Review.
Motorola One Fusion Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola's smartphones used to be the de facto choice in the low-cost smartphone market, providing excellent value for money thanks to a combination of pure Android and competent hardware. Rivals like Xiaomi, Realme, and others may have stolen some of the thunder in recent years, but the brand is definitely making a comeback.

The Moto One series is worth mentioning among the brand's recent releases. The smartphones in this lineup adhered to the stock Android concept while concentrating on a few crucial features. The Moto One Vision, for example, was the first phone in India to include a 21:9 aspect ratio screen. The Moto One Macro was a device featuring a macro sensor as its main feature. The Moto One Power included a 5,000mAh battery and other features.

Now, Motorola has released a new smartphone called the Motorola One Fusion+, which appears to be more of an all-arounder than a smartphone that focuses on just one feature. Motorola is posing a serious threat to POCO, Xiaomi, Realme, and others with the One Fusion+. Is it a success? Read on to learn more about the Motorola One Fusion+ in this in-depth review.

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You can't go wrong with the Motorola One Fusion+ if you want quality from a mid-range smartphone. Aside from its hefty look, it ticks all the boxes that the competition provides and improves on them to provide a complete experience. Motorola may have struck gold with the One Fusion+, although after a long wait.

MOTOROLA ONE FUSION PLUS SMARTPHONE FULL SPECIFICATIONS

General

Sim Type

Dual Sim, GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)

Dual Sim

Yes

Sim Size

Nano SIM

Device Type

Smartphone

Release Date

June 16, 2020

Design

Dimensions

162.9 x 76.4 x 9.6 mm

Weight

210 g

Display

Type

Color IPS TFT LCD (16M)

Touch

Yes, with Multitouch

Size

6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9

PPI

~395 PPI

Screen to Body Ratio

~ 91%

Features

Full HD+, Total Vision Display

Notch

No

Memory

RAM

6 GB

Storage

128 GB

Card Slot

Yes, (Hybrid Slot), upto 1 TB

Connectivity

GPRS

Yes

EDGE

Yes

3G

Yes

4G

Yes

VoLTE

Yes, Dual Stand-By

Wifi

Yes, with wifi-hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE

USB

Yes, USB-C v2.0

USB Features

USB on-the-go, USB Charging

IR Blaster

No

Extra

GPS

with A-GPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo Motorola One Fusion Plus Review

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes, Rear

Face Unlock

Yes

Sensors

Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Gyroscope Motorola One Fusion Plus Review

3.5mm Headphone Jack

Yes

Water Resistance

No

Camera

Rear Camera

64 MP f/1.8 (Main)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
5 MP f/2.4 (Macro )
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) Motorola One Fusion Plus Review

Video Recording

4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD Motorola One Fusion Plus Review

Flash

Yes, LED

Front Camera

Popup 16 MP f/2.2 (Main)

Front Video Recording

1080p @ 30fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD Motorola One Fusion Plus Review

Technical

OS

Android v10

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

CPU

2.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor

Core Details

2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver Motorola One Fusion Plus Review

GPU

Adreno 618

Java

No

Browser

Yes, supports HTML5

Multimedia

Email

Yes

Music

Yes

Video

Yes

FM Radio

Yes

Document Reader

Yes

Battery

Type

Non-Removable Battery

Size

5000 mAh, Li-Po Battery

Fast Charging

18W Fast Charging

Talk Time

2 days

 

Motorola One Fusion Plus Review: Design and display

The Motorola One Fusion+ is a big phone, and the first thing you'll notice when you take it out of the box is how heavy it is. Surprisingly, the smartphone comes with a clear plastic case right out of the box, rather than in a separate compartment as with all other OEMs. In any event (pun intended), the phone is extremely attractive, and the design is similar to that of prior Moto One handsets.

The gadget has a quad-camera configuration on the back and a fingerprint sensor in the top-center with the Motorola logo, similar to the Moto One Macro. We received the Twilight Blue colour option, which has a dual-tone blue and black finish that is highly appealing to the eye.

The device's front, on the other hand, is a first for Motorola phones. While pop-up selfie cameras have fallen out of favour in favour of punch-hole cameras, Motorola is embracing this trend wholeheartedly. You get a notch-free display, but the bezels around it aren't as thin as they are on phones like the Realme 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

The phone's chin is somewhat larger than I would have liked, but this isn't a major flaw for most people. The Motorola One Fusion+ comes with the standard volume rockers and power buttons, as well as a textured dedicated Google Assistant button. The phone has a headphone jack, a Type-C port, and a speaker grille on the bottom. The pop-up mechanism slot, as well as the hybrid dual-SIM and microSD card slot, are both located on the top of the smartphone.

In comparison to all of its competitors, Motorola claims that the Motorola One Fusion+ boasts the best-in-class display. This claim has some merit, as the Motorola One Fusion+ is the only phone in its price range that supports HDR10 and DCI-P3. In layman's terms, screens that support HDR10 will deliver more vibrant and colourful content.

When you add in DCI-P3 support, the phone's screen may show a larger variety of colours than ordinary sRGB phones. The Fusion+'s 6.5-inch display, which has FHD+ resolution and is 6.5 inches in size, performs as expected. For an LCD display, it is colourful, bright, and has high contrast ratios.

The lack of a notch or punch hole to obscure the view is undoubtedly a plus. Overall, the Motorola One Fusion+ is a terrific viewing device, whether you're outside in the sun or inside in the shade. Is it too much to expect for a greater refresh rate after this? That, of course, varies from person to person. The Fusion+ would appear to be a good experience for someone who has never used a high refresh rate display before.

The Realme 6 Pro's 90Hz display, on the other hand, isn't far behind in terms of colour and vibrancy, and offers a more fluid experience than the Fusion+. If it were up to me, I'd choose the Realme 6 Pro or POCO X2 over the Fusion+ since I prefer a smoother experience over one that is more colourful. To each his own, I suppose.

Motorola One Fusion Plus Review: Cameras

The Motorola One Fusion+ has a quad-camera configuration, as is common in today's mid-range smartphones. A 64MP sensor serves as the primary camera, with an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor supporting it. A 16MP sensor is incorporated in the pop-up mechanism's selfie shooter. Nearly all of the phones that compete with the Fusion+ feature 64MP quad-camera setups, so Motorola had no choice but to include one on the smartphone. The question is how good the Fusion+'s camera is.

Let's start with the main camera, which is a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor used in the Realme 6 Pro, Galaxy M31, POCO X2, and other phones. By default, the Fusion+ captures 16MP pixel-binned photos. Most individuals, in my experience, will not need to take a 64MP photo, but I suppose if you really want to, you can.

However, as I've seen on many 64MP camera phones, the quality of the photograph improves dramatically when compared to a conventional pixel-binned photo. That is also the case with the Fusion+. When you click a shot in the 64MP UHD mode, the exposure is enhanced in a few circumstances, and the detailing is somewhat boosted. When trying to preview 64MP shots, they will usually take longer to render, and the output will be identical to the pixel-binned shot.

The primary sensor's normal photographs are brightly coloured and slightly oversaturated. Most of the time, the dynamic range and exposure handling are excellent, however the former can be problematic when the sun is too bright. There were a few instances of over-sharpening, although these were rare. In general, I was pleased with the quality of the photographs produced.

The Fusion+ has a Night Mode that helps to bring out more details in low-light situations. It worked out better than I had planned, although the mode takes its sweet time clicking a worthwhile photo. For a phone that costs less than $20,000, the details and exposure are handled admirably.

The phone also has an 8MP ultra-wide lens that takes in a lot more into the picture, although the colour temperatures are off. Nonetheless, it does a fantastic job of preserving the subtleties. Only when a lot of light is thrown at the macro sensor will it work, and even then, only a few of the photos will be usable.

In the budget and mid-range category, I've never been a fan of macro sensors, and the Fusion+ hasn't changed my mind. With excellent backdrop separation and a beautiful, smooth blur that is easy on the eyes, the depth sensor performs admirably.

Then there's the pop-up selfie camera, which is the first I've seen since the Realme X in this segment. The 16MP sensor performs admirably in both day and night situations, and it also has a nice portrait mode.

Motorola One Fusion Plus Review: Performance and software

The Snapdragon 730G SoC powers the phone, so there's little chance it won't perform to expectations. Other competitors, such as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the Realme 6 Pro, use the Snapdragon 720G platform, as does the POCO X2. The Fusion+ comes with a single configuration of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which can be upgraded to 1TB with a microSD card.

If benchmarks are a decent indicator of whether a gadget is as good as it appears on paper, you'll be delighted to know that the Motorola One Fusion+ does not disappoint. AnTuTu gave the phone a good score of 274,684, while Geekbench gave it a score of 549 for single-core and 1747 for multi-core. In comparison, the POCO X2 boasts AnTuTu scores of 279,444 and Geekbench single-core and multi-core scores of 542 and 1696, respectively.

When it came to playing PUBG Mobile, I was astonished to see that there was no choice for ‘Extreme' frame rate in any of the graphics options. Neither the Realme 6 Pro nor the POCO X2 have this problem. Aside from that, the HDR graphics option was labelled as "coming soon," which was not the case with any of the two competitors mentioned previously. Aside from that, the game plays smoothly on the Fusion+, with a perceptible lag appearing after around 1.5 hours of continuous play.

For those who prefer wired audio, the tablet offers a capable bottom-firing speaker as well as a headphone connection. When it comes to authentication, the Motorola One Fusion+ includes a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back that unlocks in a flash. Face authentication, while not as secure as fingerprint authentication, is quite dependable and allows you to unlock the iPhone even when the lighting is poor. The call and microphone quality are both satisfactory.

On the software front, Motorola is sticking to its guns in terms of offering users with a pure stock Android experience. This implies there will be almost little bloatware, at least one platform upgrade, no numerous apps for things like Gallery or Browser, and a highly fluid experience overall. I've always admired Motorola's software philosophy, and my feelings haven't changed with the Motorola One Fusion+. On a side note, the phone does come with navigation gestures enabled by default, but they aren't fluid enough to be preferred over the standard three-button approach. In the settings menu, you can return to the buttons.

Motorola One Fusion Plus Review: Battery life

The Motorola One Fusion+ is no slouch, with a large 5,000mAh battery. It compares favourably to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and outperforms the majority of the competitors, including the POCO X2 and Realme 6 Pro. Our normal battery loop test, which involves looping a video at half brightness and half volume for roughly 25 hours, revealed that the gadget lasted nearly 25 hours.

The Motorola One Fusion+, on the other hand, delivers 18W charging compared to 30W on the Realme 6 Pro and 27W on the POCO X2. As a result, charging the Fusion+ takes more than 2 hours, whereas charging the other two takes substantially less time, however this is largely due to the competition's smaller batteries. In terms of real-world performance, the Motorola One Fusion+ will keep you going for more than a day.

Motorola One Fusion Plus Review: Verdict

The Motorola One Fusion Plus begins at Rs. 17,499 in India. As of Sep 22, 2021, it was offered for the lowest price on Flipkart in India.

Motorola has done an excellent job of providing a high-quality smartphone experience at a reasonable cost. The Fusion+'s biggest benefit over its competitors, I believe, is that it has all of the same hardware-related features and provides a clean stock Android experience. It boasts a battery that is equal to or greater than that of its competitors, as well as the same 64MP quad-camera arrangement.

While a greater refresh rate would have been preferable, the fact that it supports HDR10 and has a DCI-P3 colour palette should compensate. There's a pop-up selfie camera that provides a distraction-free display, but I believe a punch-hole camera is a better solution. Despite this, there appears to be nothing I can say to persuade you to buy the gadget unless you want to use it for gaming.