The largest technical event in Asia – MWC Shanghai 2019 – is over. Many manufacturers of smartphones and other gadgets presented their new developments, and technologies. The main trends of 2019 are 5G smartphones and 120W fast charge. However, we are interested in new smartphone called Motorola P50.
The smartphone from Motorola attracts attention with an interesting combination of price and specifications. For example, P50 is equipped with Samsung chipset and 48MP camera. Are you interested? Then let’s start the first review of Motorola P50.
Is Motorola P50 the same Motorola One Vision?
This smartphone is not a revolution. This is quite an ordinary mobile device, but we think it will be very popular. If you look at Motorola activities, the manufacturer has already released a similar smartphone a month ago, but for the US and European market. We are talking about Motorola One Vision.
Motorola P50 is the same smartphone, but with a slightly different specifications and for a different region – China.
Motorola P50 Promo video
Motorola P50: Specifications
- Colors: blue, brown;
- Material: metal, glass;
- Protection: IP52;
- Display: 6.3-inches, PLS-panel, Full HD+, 435ppi, glass 2.5D, aspect ratio 21:9, screen to body ratio 89%;
- Processor: Exynos 9609 with a frequency of four cores Cortex-A73 up to 2.2 GHz and four cores Cortex-A53 up to 1.6 GHz, 64-bit, 10 nm process technology;
- Graphics: Mali-G72 MP3, 750 MHz;
- RAM: 4GB LPDDR4X;
- User memory: 128GB + memory cards;
- Camera: 48MP + 5MP f/1.7 + 2.2 (120 degree wide angle), 1.2 μm pixel, phase autofocus, video recording in Full HD @ 30 fps;
- Selfie camera: 25MP, f/2.0 + flash;
- Dual SIM;
- LTE Cat.10 – 450 Mbit/s download, 100 Mbit/s upload;
- Wi-Fi 802.11 / b / g / n 2.4, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5 mm jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC;
- Fingerprint scanner: yes;
- Battery: 3500mAh;
- OS: Android 9.0;
- Dimensions: 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7 mm;
- Weight: 181 g;
- AnTuTu: 166,000 points;
Motorola P50: Design
One of the main features of Motorola P50 is 21:9 aspect ratio. Yes, it is damn long! Although today there are many smartphones with full bezel-less displays, the smartphone from Motorola uses hole-punch display. The hole is located in the upper left corner. It hides 25MP front camera.
The rear panel of P50 is made of glass, and it is covered by Gorilla Glass 4. It protects the smartphone from damage after falls. We want to note that phone is very slippery.
If we continue to talk about ergonomics, we should note that smartphone is rather thick and heavy. The weight of Motorola P50 is 181 g, while the thickness is 8.7 mm. In addition, we are sure that you will use the silicone protective case, so the smartphone will be very thick.
On the back of Motorola smartphone, you can find fingerprint reader, dual camera and flashlight. Let’s talk about camera in details.
Motorola P50: Camera
The main camera of Motorola P50 has a resolution of 48-megapixels, while the second sensor is 5MP. The additional sensor is used for depth effect and optical image stabilization.
We should also note that P50 uses Quad Pixel technology. It combines four pixels into one for the better photos in low-light conditions.
The smartphone records video in 4K at 60 frames per second.
Motorola P50: Performance
As we already said, the smartphone is powered by Samsung chipset. This is mid-range Exynos 9606 processor. It consists of eight cores, four of which are Cortex-A73 with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz, while the other four are energy-efficient Cortex-A53.
The processor is supported by Mali-G72 MP3 graphics. The chipset is energy-efficient, because it is built on 10-nm process technology.
If we look at AnTuTu benchmark, Motorola P50 has about 160,000 points, which is a good result. The phone also has 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB for internal memory. As you understand, the latest Android games are not the problem for this smartphone.
Motorola P50: Battery
Perhaps, the only drawback of this phone is battery. It has a capacity of only 3500mAh. From other side, Motorola P50 support fast charging. The manufacturer promises full battery charge 100% in only 60 minutes.
If we are talking about wireless interfaces, then Motorola new phone has Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC (for the European version). The main connector for transferring data and charging is USB Type-C 2.0.
The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 operating system.
Motorola P50: Price and Release Date
Motorola P50 is a good mid-range smartphone. Yes, it is not as excited as many other Chinese smartphones, but Motorola has a good reputation on European and US market. This smartphone is for those who need modern and reliable smartphone.
We still don’t know the price of Motorola P50, but Motorola One Vision costs about $350. Most likely, P50 will be cheaper, because it is intended for the Chinese market. As you understand, it doesn’t make sense to buy Motorola P50 for $350 in China. However, it can be a good option for $250.
Motorola P50 Advantages:
Motorola P50 Disadvantages:
- High price;
- Large size and weight.