Motorola One Zoom - The Lumia is dead, long live One

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Mrkvonic, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And now for something completely different. Here's long, thorough, detailed review of Motorola One Zoom smartphone, purchased as a replacement for my Lumia 950, covering usage considerations, specifications, phone SIM insertion trouble, Android tweaks and privacy settings, data migration from Windows Phone and associated problems, applications, camera, performance, battery life, ergonomics, and more. Have fun.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/motorola-one-zoom-review.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Thanks for the interesting (and entertaining) review.
    Being quite a small lady, carrying one of those around would be similar to carrying a small TV :D
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    It's the boombox of the 2020s.
    Mrk
     
  4. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

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    For me, it is not about how big I am (I supposed I would be considered an average size man). It is all about the size of my pockets. I don't carry a purse or wear a fanny pack (do people still wear fanny packs?). I never did. I only have two hands. I don't want to walk around all day with a table size phone in my hand.

    So I want my phone to fit in the pocket of my jeans. That's "in", not 1/2 way in. I also ride a bicycle. A lot. Like 4,427 miles last year. I need a phone that fits inside my jersey pocket.

    Sadly, there are very few compact phones out there. I loved my Samsung S4 Mini but I discovered it will not stay put on the my truck bumper during a 10 mile drive. I now have a Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and its okay but bigger than the Samsung. I wish cell makers would understand not everyone wants such big phones.
     
  5. EASTER

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    For my part I miss the Motorola E815 I used to have great success with in the very early 2000's.

    I would gladly pay a reasonable price for another clamshell phone that not only fits in your pocket, yes including shirt pocket, but drops to the bottom of your pants pocket (if your a man). A lady might need root in her purse, pouch or whatever they use to transit their prize possession.

    But I have had 2 clamshell phones by Motorola in the past (lost mine at a truck stop layover Ugh), the other one I got at discount for renewing Verizon service at the time after a year in 2004. It had a transluscent see thru cover and was perfect for keeping safely tucked away. It mimicked the Star Trek TOS communicator. Such an awesome looking handset but terribly constructed internally and quickly was pulled from market instead of improved on.

    @Mrkvonic Nice write up as always by the way on your new replacement!
    We are still using Huawei Mate 2 with 4000Mah battery and its still going strong. I even have a duplicate in reserve on the shelf for when this one bites the dust
     
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  6. roger_m

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    I hated the Motorola phones I used in the 2000s. They sometimes had issues with charging. I also had some issues with my first Android phone, the Motorola Defy.
     
  7. Adric

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    Bought a Moto G7 Plus to replace my Lumia 830. So far I'm quite pleased with it, but being unfamiliar with Android, there's a lot to research to get it right. Also find a lot of crap info on the Web and out-dated stuff as well which makes set-up much more time consuming. I wish Google would stop moving/removing settings. That's why a lot of instructions don't always work. I would think by now they should have gotten it right.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Motorola One Zoom & Android - 28 days later

    It seems to have an invisible touch. Behold, a follow-up review of Motorola One Zoom smartphone after several weeks of sustained, real-life usage, covering physical bulk and ergonomics, quality, stability, performance, battery life, camera, applications, various quirks and annoyances, and more. Enjoy.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/motorola-one-zoom-road-test.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
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