Motorola One Hyper arrives with 64MP rear camera and pop-up selfie snapper

Ruben Fields
December 4, 2019

It all sounds promising, though the true measure of the Motorola One Hyper's Camera will be when we get it matched against the Pixel 3a, which is now our pick for the best budget option among the top camera phones. You can customize how that light behaves - whether it blinks or stays solid along with how bright it gets. The Motorola One Hyper is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile's 4G LTE networks in the United States, but it won't be sold through either carrier, only unlocked from the phone-maker itself.

The One Hyper is on sale Wednesday from Motorola.com, and in select countries in Europe and Latin America.

I spent a few minutes with the One Hyper, and like other phones in the One series, it's a well-made midrange phone with one special feature.

The Motorola One Hyper also has a Water-repellent coating, meaning it is splash resistance.

Your money gets you an Android 10 phone with a 6.5-inch LCD IPS display, with no cut-out or notch for the front-facing camera or the earpiece. There is also a night mode available for the 32MP selfie and 64MP rear camera.

It makes a cute mechanical whirring noise as it does that, though Motorola actually added that artificially. Drop the Motorola One Hyper with the camera extended, meanwhile, and the various sensors will spot the fall and pull it back inside for protection. On the front, the slide-up selfie cam packs a 32-megapixel sensor (or 8-megapixel Quad Pixel, to be technically accurate). However you can switch over to a full resolution mode if you prefer.

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The Quad Bayer filters on both the rear and the selfie cameras enable Motorolas Night Vision feature for low-light shots. On the back you get a dual setup that features a 64MP that pixel bins down to 16MP shots, along with an 8MP ultra-wide angle shooter. As for video recording, the main camera can do 2160p/30 fps (there's a 60fps mode at 1080p). The Motorola One Hyper comes with a price label of $400, which is around Rs 28,600 in India.

The 6.5-inch display has a 19:9 aspect ratio and an 85-percent screen to body ratio; it's running at 1080 x 2340 resolution.

The battery is worth a mention too, as it's both a respectable capacity at 4,000mAh, and also supports 45W "Hyper Charging". For $399.99, you also get a free protective case and screen protector in the box, in addition to the headset and a USB-C charger. Under the gradient body is a Snapdragon 675 processor and it has been paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

You can expand that with a microSD card up to 1TB if youre not planning to use the second SIM slot on the phone. That allows for 4 times more scene capture, according to Motorola, and you activate the wide-angle lens with the press of a button.

One design touch I think users will appreciate is the light ring around the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone. The phone will initially come in dark blue in the USA, will later come in dark red, and will come in "fresh orchid" in other countries.

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