Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:55

Motorola launches latest smartphone for $499

Motorola launches latest smartphone for $499 Supplied

Mobile industry pioneer Motorola has released its latest smartphone, the motorola one vision, that will sell for $499 at JB Hi-Fi, its exclusive retail partner.

A statement from the company said the device could be bought right away on the Web and would be available at the bricks-and-mortar outlets from 22 July. It is available in a single colour: bronze gradient.

The motorola one vision has a 48MP rear camera with quad-pixel technology, optical image stabilisation and night vision mode.

The display is 6.3" CinemaVision Full HD+ and has an in-screen punch-hole camera. While it is water-resistant, the device is not water-proof.

Danny Adamopoulos, general manager of Sales, APAC for Mature Markets, Motorola, said, “We are excited to continue Motorola’s legacy of delivering meaningful products alongside the latest smartphone innovations with the launch of the highly anticipated motorola one vision in Australia.

"The device delivers a best-in-class night-time photography and superior viewing experience with Motorola’s unique night vision imaging technology at an unbeatable price point for consumers.”

The motorola one vision runs on Android One.

Adamopoulos added, “From advanced AI camera features to improved security bolstered by Android One, we are delighted to be welcoming the motorola one vision family to Australian customers through our retail partner JB Hi-Fi.”

Full specifications:


  • Operating system
  • Android 9 Pie with the latest Android OS upgrades. Security updates will be provided for three years from the initial global launch date of May 2019.
  • Processor
  • Exynos 9609 processor with 2.2 GHz Octa-core CPU and Mali G72 MP3 GPU
  • Memory (RAM) 4 GB
  • Internal storage 128 GB
  • Expandable storage
  • microSD Card support (up to 512 GB)
  • Security
  • Face unlock, fingerprint reader
  • Sensors
  • Fingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope


  • Battery size
  • 3500 mAh, Non-removable
  • Battery life
  • All day battery*
  • Charging
  • 15W TurboPower, 7 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charging
  • Charger type
  • USB-C 15W TurboPower charger


  • Display size
  • 6.3” 16cm
  • Display technology
  • 432 PPI, LTPS IPS
  • Resolution
  • FHD+, 1080*2520 ppi
  • Aspect ratio
  • 21:9


  • Dimensions
  • 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight
  • 180 g
  • Body
  • Front 2.5D glass, rear 3D Gorilla Glass
  • Water protection
  • IP52
  • Ports
  • USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack


  • Rear camera hardware
  • 48MP + OIS + 5MP, F1.7 , Quad Pixel, 1.6um, dual CCT LED, output 12MP photo
  • Rear camera software
  • Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, ZSL, High-res zoom, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, cutout, 360 degree Panorama, Manual mode, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens integration, Watermark Night Vision, Live filter, smart composition, portrait lighting, auto smile capture
  • Rear camera video capture
  • UHD @ 30fps, FHD @ 30fps, FHD @ 60fps, HD @ 30fps
  • Video-software
  • Voor Achteruitrijcamera's Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, YouTube Live Stream
  • Front camera hardware
  • 25MP, F2.0, Quad Pixel, 1.8um
  • Front camera software
  • Portrait mode, spot colour, cinemagraph, Group selfie, live filter
  • Front camera video capture
  • FHD @ 30fp, HD @ 30fps
  • Video-video software Aan De Voorkant
  • Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Youtube Live Stream


  • Speakers
  • 1 bottom-ported speaker
  • Microphones
  • 2 microphones
  • Headphone jack
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • FM radio
  • Yes


  • Voice control
  • Google Assistant
  • Quick gestures
  • Moto Actions: Three finger screenshot, One Button Nav, Quick capture, Fast flashlight,
  • Smarter screen
  • Peek Display: Attentive display, Quick reply, Battery meter, Display notifications, Music controls,Nudge to show notification


  • Networks + bands
  • 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8
  • 3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8
  • 4G: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28/66
  • SIM card
  • Dual Nano SIM or Single Sim + microSD card
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Bluetooth 5.0 EDR + BLE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • NFC
  • Yes
  • Location services
  • GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Galileo

In the box


motorola one vision


TurboPower charger, USB-C Cable, SIM pin, Guides, Earphones, Protective cover


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