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TechnologyMotorola’s One Action tries to stuff a GoPro into a smartphone

15:37  16 august  2019
15:37  16 august  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Motorola One Action adds a GoPro-like camera for active shots

Motorola One Action adds a GoPro-like camera for active shots Calling all skaters, skydivers and backflippers.

Today we test out a cheap $ 1 fisheye lens with an iPhone to see if we can use it like a GoPro action camera. This is great option for those looking for an ac This is great option for those looking for an action camera on a tight budget, considering most of us already have a smartphone .

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Motorola introduced its line of “One” budget phones last year, and today it’s announcing the latest model: the Motorola One Action, which (per the name) looks to stand out from the crowd by offering action-camera-like video quality on a smartphone.

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The “Action” in the name refers to the third rear camera: a dedicated ultra-wide video camera with a 177-degree field of view that’s designed to shoot video just like a GoPro. Motorola is doing a few things here to make the Action different from regular cellphone video, starting with the lens itself.

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There’s the super-wide field of view, but Motorola has also physically rotated the sensor, meaning that when you hold the One Action vertically, the camera’s frame records video horizontally (and vice versa). It’s a small change, but a clever one that should help customers maximize the unique hardware here. Motorola is also pushing some software-side algorithms to offer what it calls “Enhanced Video Stabilization” to reduce shakiness while you’re shooting. We’ll have to actually see how all that holds up in the real world, but it’s an interesting idea for a smartphone.

Motorola has GoPro aspirations for its latest budget handset

Motorola has GoPro aspirations for its latest budget handset Good on Motorola for keeping it interesting. At the end of the day, I’m not sure how large a market there is for a budget “action camera” phone, but in a world of samey electronics, at least the Lenovo-owned brand continues to shade in interesting corners. Honestly, I’m surprised more phones didn’t attempt to position themselves as action devices in the heyday of the GoPro. For most consumers, that trend has largely blown over, and for GoPro itself, it’s become tough to compete with cheap knockoffs and the recent entrance of DJI into the market.

GoPros have a lot going for them that make them an attractive option to throw in the backpack for a travel adventure. And while I ’m focusing here on using them for photos, their video quality is excellent for the price and size. They’re small and light, rugged, and the image quality is remarkably good.

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The rest of the specs for the One Action are more in line with what you’d expect from a budget Android phone, with a 6.3-inch FHD+ panel that has a hole-punch cutout for a 12-megapixel camera. The other two rear cameras are also similarly ordinary: a 12-megapixel main lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor for portrait effects.

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In a break from the norm, the Motorola One Action is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9609 processor, not one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets. Rounding things out is 4GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage, a USB-C port (although no headphone jack), and a 3,500mAh battery

The software side is also seeing some changes. Despite the “One” branding in the name, the One Action will only ship with Android One internationally — the North American version set to go on sale in the US and Canada sometime in October will have regular Android 9 Pie, and it won’t have the guarantee of future OS updates that Android One phones do.

Motorola One Action is a phone with a GoPro-like camera

Motorola One Action is a phone with a GoPro-like camera Calling all skaters, skydivers and backflippers.

However, my phone wasn’t in airplane mode, and the screen was at full brightness the whole time. If you engage airplane mode — which will prevent an incoming phone call from interrupting your recording — and dim your screen, you could conceivably get quite a bit more recording time than the

GoPro : A Hammer For Your Action -Packed Nails. GoPro cameras are dedicated video recorders You could shop around, though I wouldn’t try to save a buck or two when it comes to securing a If you already have a smartphone , turning it into an action camera is pretty easy: just buy a case, a

Motorola’s One Action tries to stuff a GoPro into a smartphone© Provided by Vox Media, Inc.
Motorola’s One Action tries to stuff a GoPro into a smartphone© Provided by Vox Media, Inc.

Unlike the Moto E, G, and Z lines, which have pretty clear expectations attached to them, the Motorola One brand is a little harder to pin down. The specs are toward the upper end of the budget phone spectrum, similar to the Moto G or Z, but the hardware — at least so far — has tended to be a bit more experimental than the standard Moto-branded phones.

The Motorola One Action will be available starting today in Brazil, Mexico, and “various European countries” starting at €259 (roughly $288), followed by launches in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. It’ll also be heading to the US and Canada (without Android One software) sometime in early October, although the price in North America has yet to be announced.

Photography by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge.

Motorola is making Android TVs too.
Shortly after smartphone company OnePlus launched a TV, rival Motorola has decided to do the same. In partnership with Indian e-commerce site FlipKart, Motorola India unveiled Motorola TV, a range of smart TVs with IPS technology in sizes ranging from 32 to 65 inches. The sets will pack in a lot of tech, including Dolby Vision and HDR 10, while running Android 9.0 and shipping with a wireless Android TV gamepad. The lower range sets will feature 1080p screens, while 43-inch and higher screens will pack 4K tech. Motorola India pointed out that the TVs will be particularly bright and well-adapted for Bollywood films, with up to 178-degree viewing angles.

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