Albeit released back in September, the Motorola One Zoom now gets a much awaited review of its camera department. As always, this comes from the website that appears to have become an authority as far as camera reviews are concerned, we’re obviously talking about DxOMark. So, if you were interested in buying Motorola’s camera phone, here’s how it fared!
Motorola One Zoom Reviewed by DxOMark, Gets a Disappointing Score
Let’s start with pointing out that the Motorola One Zoom received a final score of 87 points; which puts it in the second half of the list. Just after the over two years old iPhone 7 Plus at 88 and before the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) at 86.
Going deeper into the review, we learn that the smartphone performed very well in photo shooting; with a score of 92. Motorola’s phone was indeed able to achieve the correct exposure in well-balanced lighting and it had an accurate autofocus system. Same goes for photos shot with the LED flash on. Meanwhile the background blur effect appeared to be quite pleasant.
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The Motorola One Zoom was far from perfect though; thus let’s have a look at the negatives. According to DxOMark, the handset had some focus instabilities using zoom at medium and long distances, along with poor color rendering (especially outdoors). It also created some visible ringing artifacts and had a limited dynamic range. Finally, it would sometimes fail at creating photos with the bokeh effect and the autofocus was somewhat slow.
As far as video is concerned, here the device did worse with a score of 77 points, but let’s start with the good. The smartphone showed good video stabilization in static scenes, well-controlled noise in low light and stable autofocus. Going into the cons, the One Zoom by Motorola had low detail preservation, a limited dynamic range and strong ringing artifacts.
Additionally, the handset would cast green/blue tints outdoors, it had an inaccurate color rendering and frame shifts were visible with walking or panning action.
Overall, a relatively bad performance for a recent smartphone that claimed to feature a flagship-like camera setup.
You can learn more about specific aspects of the review on DxOMark‘s official website.