Motorola’s New Android One Phones Are Budget iPhone X Clones

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware, Mobile with 7 Comments

Motorola is releasing two new Android One devices this week. The company’s new Android One devices come at affordable prices, a clean Android experience, and promise three years of security updates like the majority of other Android One devices. LG, for example, released a high-end Android One device just earlier in the week.

And Motorola’s new Motorola One and Motorola One Power handsets are the latest to join Google’s Android One program. These are technically Motorola’s first Android One devices, even though the company did launch an Android One version of the Moto X. And as you can see from the picture above, the handsets look like every other pemium/mid-range handset of 2018: an iPhone X clone.

This also isn’t Motorola’s first iPhone X clone, the company launched a phone earlier this month exclusively for its Chinese customers that is a complete rip off of the iPhone X. But the Motorola One and Motorola One Power actually do look like really good smartphones.

Coming in at €299 (roughly $350), the Motorola One packs a 5.9-inch HD display with a 19:9 Max Vision display. The device comes with a 13MP dual camera system on the back, combined with an 8MP camera for selfies on the front. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, clocked at 2.0GHz. For the battery life, Motorola says the device can offer up to 6 hours of power in 20 minutes thanks to its TurboPower fast charger. It’ll be available in the coming months across Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

And then there is the Motorola One Power — it’s launching exclusively in India, and it’s a little more powerful than the regular Motorola One. With a 6.2-inch display and an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, the Motorola One Power is only slightly more powerful than the regular Motorola One. It can offer the same 6 hours of battery life, but only in 15 minutes of charge. It packs 64GB of built-in storage, with expandable storage options. Motorola interestingly isn’t revealing the pricing of the One Power, but the India-only approach is certainly quite fascinating.

Motorola’s latest Android One devices do look quite promising for the price. The devices look like unapologetic iPhone X clones, but the Android One experience could make them one of the better iPhone X clones you can get right now.

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7 responses to “Motorola’s New Android One Phones Are Budget iPhone X Clones”

  1. DadCooks

    Looking on "the google" just now, all the articles published today (Friday, 8/31/18) say that no version of the Motorola is coming to the United States. I sure do not understand the reasoning. Is it that Apple and Samsung have some sort of veto power over where Motorola can sell their phones.?.

    • MikeCerm

      In reply to DadCooks:

      The carriers have veto power, as nearly all US phones are sold through their stores, and they have an interest in driving up phone prices, which Apple and Samsung are happy to do.

      Because so few people in America buy anything that isn't Apple or Samsung, most other handset makers are simply focusing on China and India, where smartphone sales are actually growing.

  2. DocPaul

    Normally I hate bundled software and prefer a clean OS but Motorola has done an excellent job with their Moto software. They keep the clean Android feel while adding just a few key functions. Android One would be a step backward.

  3. Bats

    Seriously? That looks like an iPhone X? Lol...I don't think so.

    Medhi, you need to stop trying so hard.

  4. UbelhorJ

    Nothing screams iPhone quite like highlighting the sizable chin with a huge Motorola logo.

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