The Motorola One Macro is an extremely inexpensive smartphone that’ll be released with a macro lens. This is a rarity in modern smartphones – most concentrate on getting more standard-distance photos right. Others aim to bring zoom-centric features into focus. But the Motorola One Macro moves in close – here’s why.
The Motorola One Macro has a collection of cameras on its back. The main camera is a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and laser autofocus. There’s a 2MP camera with f/2.2 that works primarily as a depth sensor, then there’s a 2PM camera with f/2.2 with a “dedicated macro lens.” This macro lens’s focus range starts at 2cm (that’s 0.8-inch – far closer than your average smartphone camera lens can get without giving you a blurry photo).
Granted, there are easy ways to get macro photography going on basically any smartphone in the universe. Take for example the Hitcase Trueluxe Lens system. There you can get a clip that clamps onto your phone (basically any phone) super easily – that clip then allows a macro lens to be screwed in and utilized. Easy as pie!
But assuming you’d like to capture macro photos – up close and personal – whenever you’d like, no extra accessory necessary, there’s the Motorola One Macro. Or the OPPO Reno2, which takes some pretty great super-close-up photos too, mind you.
The Motorola One Macro has a 6.2-inch “HD+” display – which means it’s less than 1080p, coming in at 1520 x 720 (surprisingly low resolution) with 270 pixels per inch. It also has a notch for its front-facing camera. This device has a MediaTek Helio P70 processor with 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and Mali-G72 900Mhz GPU, 4 GB DDR4 RAM, and internal storage at 64GB – plus there’s a microSD card slot to expand storage by up to 512GB.
There’s a fingerprint reader here, (NO NFC), and 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bands for mobile connectivity. You’ll be connecting with a nano-sim card slot – or you can have two nano-SIM cards at once if you do not utilize the microSD card slot for a microSD card.
In the box you’ll get a 10W “rapid charger” with USB-C cable, a SIM pin, paper guides, and a Protective Cover. This smartphone can be purchased for around ₹9,999 (Indian Rupee) with Flipkart right now with a bit of a discount – that’s around $140 USD. In England you’ll find this device available for around £179, and €199 elsewhere in Europe. This device will be made available starting on October 28th.
UPDATE: It would seem that some stores are making this device available on pre-order or general order today – you’ll just have to check for yourself! This includes availability in Brazil, Mexico, Australia, India and throughout Europe.
UPDATE 2: It does not appear that this device will be sold through first-party channels in the United States. If you want one in the USA, you’ll just have to tell Motorola that you want them to bring it in! Or find it through your own 3rd-party means – good luck on that!