Motorola Moto One 4GB RAM, 64GB, Dual Sim Via Student Beans
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Motorola Moto One 4GB RAM, 64GB, Dual Sim Via Student Beans

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Found 4th JanEdited by:"Scorpion"
This is one purely for students! If you're a student (have a student .ac.uk email or NUS etc) and have access to Student Beans, the Motorola Moto One can be had for £169.99 delivered. I'd looked at getting my significant other a Moto G6, but this is better in nearly every aspect (apart from screen res, but having looked at them side by side in JL, I'm happy for non gaming use it's no problem!). Almost pure Android OS is a good thing, it's like a Nexus lite :-) with the Android 9 update already out there for MotoOne users to download apparently.

Go to Student Beans, log in, find Lenovo, go to their site and purchase the phone, it automatically adds a voucher reducing the price :-)

This is £20 cheaper than Appliances direct, £50 cheaper than John Lewis/Argos/Amazon etc.

Tech Specs
performance
Operating system
Android™ 8.1, Oreo with latest Android™ OS upgrades#

Processor
Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 625 processor with 2.0 GHz Octa-core CPU and 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU

Memory (RAM)
4 GB

Internal storage
64 GB

Expandable storage
microSD Card support (up to 256 GB)§

Sensors
Fingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope

battery
Battery life
3000 mAh, Non-removable

Charging
15 W TurboPower for up to 8 hours of power in 20 minutes of charging#
USB-C 15 W TurboPower charger

Display size
5.9”

Display technology
LTPS IPS LCD

Resolution
HD+ (720×1520) 287 PPI

Aspect ratio
19:9 Max Vision

Display design
2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Display features
Moto Display**

Dimensions
150×72×7.97 mm

Weight
162 g

Body
Precision-crafted glass

Water protection
Splash-resistant P2i##

Ports
USB-C, 3.5 mm headset jack

colours
Black

camera
Rear camera hardware
Main: 13 MP PDAF (f2.0, 1.12um), Secondary: 2 MP (f2.4, 1.75um), Colour Correlated Temperature (CCT) single LED flash

Rear camera software
Cinemagraphs, portrait mode, spot colour, panorama, manual mode, text/landmark/object recognition (powered by integrated Google Lens‡‡), barcode & QR code scanner

Rear camera video capture
UHD@30fps, FHD@30fps, FHD@60fps, HD@30fps

Front camera hardware
8 MP (f2.2, 1.12um) w/single flash

Front camera software
Cinemagraph, portrait mode, group selfie mode, face beauty

Front camera video capture
Up to 1080p (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video

audio
Speakers
Bottom-ported speaker
Dolby Audio™

Microphones
2 microphones

Headphone jack
3.5 mm

FM radio
Yes

experiences
Voice control
Google Assistant

Quick gestures
Moto Actions: chop twice for flashlight, twist for quick capture

Smarter screen
Moto Display: preview of notifications and updates, so you can quickly see what’s going on. Just give the phone a nudge to see what’s new, then reply to emails and texts without even unlocking your phone.**

connectivity
Networks + bands
4G LTE (Cat4), UMTS/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE, 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8, 3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8, 4G: LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/28

SIM card
Single/Dual Nano SIM§§

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth® technology
Bluetooth® 4.2 EDR + BLE

Location services
GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Galileo

NFC
Yes

in the box
motorola one
USB-C 15 W TurboPower charger, Protective cover
Community Updates

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Top comments
leelukehope13 m ago

I don’t think someone would be disappointed in the phone at £170 but for no …I don’t think someone would be disappointed in the phone at £170 but for not much more you can usually find the Nokia 7 Plus or a Huawei P20 Lite which are far better phones iirc.


The Nokia 7 Plus is £270 most places and the P20 lite is about £230. They are a different league of phone and thus aren't something that should be compared IMO unless you can start showing me some reputable places where they are available for similar money.

As for the 720p screen, yeah it's 720p across, I think for most things that'll be fine, but I guess I'd you're gonna use it for gaming or extensive image editing you'd probably want a higher resolution. Though in reality it's still a far higher PPI than most TVs and PC monitors. Ultimately though, it's £170.... Not £500.
Edited by: "Scorpion" 4th Jan
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A terrible phone for the price. It's a 720p screen.
I don’t think someone would be disappointed in the phone at £170 but for not much more you can usually find the Nokia 7 Plus or a Huawei P20 Lite which are far better phones iirc.
That’s a lot of phone for the money compared to the apples and Samsung’s. Heat from me
leelukehope13 m ago

I don’t think someone would be disappointed in the phone at £170 but for no …I don’t think someone would be disappointed in the phone at £170 but for not much more you can usually find the Nokia 7 Plus or a Huawei P20 Lite which are far better phones iirc.


The Nokia 7 Plus is £270 most places and the P20 lite is about £230. They are a different league of phone and thus aren't something that should be compared IMO unless you can start showing me some reputable places where they are available for similar money.

As for the 720p screen, yeah it's 720p across, I think for most things that'll be fine, but I guess I'd you're gonna use it for gaming or extensive image editing you'd probably want a higher resolution. Though in reality it's still a far higher PPI than most TVs and PC monitors. Ultimately though, it's £170.... Not £500.
Edited by: "Scorpion" 4th Jan
I’ve seen a few deals for both around the £200 mark at times and I’m sure there will be times it drops back down to those prices. Similarly, this is not a deal available to all and the standard price for this phone is the £200 mark from what I can tell. Hence, they can be compared (IMO).

There’s also the Honor 8X which has a similar standard price but in my opinion is a better phone. I’m not saying this is a bad deal, it’s a good one in fact. Just giving my opinion on other phones I’d be looking at.
Edited by: "leelukehope" 4th Jan
leelukehope9 m ago

I’ve seen a few deals for both around the £200 mark at times and I’m sure t …I’ve seen a few deals for both around the £200 mark at times and I’m sure there will be times it drops back down to those prices. Similarly, this is not a deal available to all and the standard price for this phone is the £200 mark from what I can tell. Hence, they can be compared (IMO). There’s also the Honor 8X which has a similar standard price but in my opinion is a better phone. I’m not saying this is a bad deal, it’s a good one in fact. Just giving my opinion on other phones I’d be looking at.


Fair enough, I still think £170 for a 64gb dual SIM phone with Android 9 and the promise of quick Android updates is a very very good deal Vs what else can be had in the for the same sort of money. People can read the reviews and go and look at the phones and make there own minds up though, seeing them in the flesh is best :-)
Scorpion9 m ago

Fair enough, I still think £170 for a 64gb dual SIM phone with Android 9 …Fair enough, I still think £170 for a 64gb dual SIM phone with Android 9 and the promise of quick Android updates is a very very good deal Vs what else can be had in the for the same sort of money. People can read the reviews and go and look at the phones and make there own minds up though, seeing them in the flesh is best :-)


Oh absolutely, with every electronic device I always say go and see them in the flesh where possible. £170 for this phone is definitely a good deal, I was just mentioning other phones that can be found at a similar price to these for those that can’t get a student discount.
The body is entirely plastic, including the frame and the finishes feel cheap.
Not a bad price for the phone but it is overpriced anyway IMO.
At this price point the Xiaomi Mi A2 lite is a much better proposition.

Not voting either way
For me the software is a big part of why this is a good phone and therefore a hot deal. Huawei / Mi devices seem great value in theory but I just don't get on with their customized builds of android.
Nokia, Nexus, and most of the Android One devices are where it's at.
Ok for a kids first phone, but I'd be buying from carphone warehouse as it's cheaper!
Voting cold as it is significantly cheaper elsewhere!
waynehardy9th Jan

Ok for a kids first phone, but I'd be buying from carphone warehouse as …Ok for a kids first phone, but I'd be buying from carphone warehouse as it's cheaper! Voting cold as it is significantly cheaper elsewhere!


Carphone Warehouse don't list it on there website?
Scorpion4th Jan

The Nokia 7 Plus is £270 most places and the P20 lite is about £230. They a …The Nokia 7 Plus is £270 most places and the P20 lite is about £230. They are a different league of phone and thus aren't something that should be compared IMO unless you can start showing me some reputable places where they are available for similar money.As for the 720p screen, yeah it's 720p across, I think for most things that'll be fine, but I guess I'd you're gonna use it for gaming or extensive image editing you'd probably want a higher resolution. Though in reality it's still a far higher PPI than most TVs and PC monitors. Ultimately though, it's £170.... Not £500.


They're all midrangers in direct competition, but for this budget you can buy the far superior Nokia 8 from HK new, or like-new refurbished in U.K.
Check recent posts on this site
Edited by: "xavierluther" 11th Jan
xavierluther11th Jan

They're all midrangers in direct competition, but for this budget you can …They're all midrangers in direct competition, but for this budget you can buy the far superior Nokia 8 from HK new, or like-new refurbished in U.K.Check recent posts on this site


1.) Don't compare new with used; it's pointless.
2.) Phones in the £170 region are what you should compare to this deal, ideally from reputable sources.

Thus the Nokia 8 isn't a rival at this price point because it's £30-£40 more, so ~20% difference in price. Just like you wouldn't compare a G6 Play for example as that's £30-40 less.
Scorpion2 h, 1 m ago

1.) Don't compare new with used; it's pointless.2.) Phones in the £170 …1.) Don't compare new with used; it's pointless.2.) Phones in the £170 region are what you should compare to this deal, ideally from reputable sources. Thus the Nokia 8 isn't a rival at this price point because it's £30-£40 more, so ~20% difference in price. Just like you wouldn't compare a G6 Play for example as that's £30-40 less.


1. Many people do buy used/refurbs so participants in thread may find such comparisons relevant

2. Many users would also buy from reputable sources from abroad, eGlobal being a well-known HK seller that is consistently given good feedback on this forum ( Nokia 8 brand new in £170 region)

3. Prices fluctuate, Motorola One has been in recent months closer to £200 mark. Therefore it's pointless to compare phones of EXACTLY same price: there ain't any. You need to use a price bracket of AT LEAST £20-30 either side round your target price, midrange benchmark being £200.
You'll find some phones at that price, some bit below, some bit above.
Otherwise comparisons meaningless.
Edited by: "xavierluther" 14th Jan
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