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Now that I've had it for a bit: my review of the Motorola One Hyper

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MoodyBlues, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    It's been almost two weeks since I received my Motorola One Hyper, and I feel comfortable now giving it a review.

    To start, its screen is awesome! Going from the 5.5" screen of my Moto Z² Force to this 6.5" all-screen display has been amazing. I posted these pics in another thread, but will use them here, too, as they're good comparison shots:

    Old:

    JoyNoelle_desktop_normal_090419.jpg

    New:

    JoyNoelle_desktop_normal_071620.jpg

    Old:

    JoyNoelle_Whistle_110919.jpg

    New:

    JoyNoelle_Whistle_071620.jpg

    As you can see, there's a lot more screen on the One Hyper.

    Its camera specs were not important to me, as I don't use my phones for 'real' photography, but the pics I have taken with it have been quite nice. I believe its resolution goes up to 4640x3472. Here are its choices for its rear and front cameras:

    Rear:

    Motorola_OneHyper_camera_rear.jpg

    Front:

    Motorola_OneHyper_camera_front.jpg

    This is my first Android device that isn't black! It's a beautiful, deep shade of my favorite color, blue:

    Motorola_One_Hyper_back_1.jpg

    The phone shipped with a case, the soft gel kind that only protects the back--not the logical part, the screen, that's so prone to damage:

    Motorola_One_Hyper_package.jpg

    So I bought a full-enclosure case instead; it's clear, so I can still see the phone's pretty color.

    There's really nothing I dislike about this device. It's very fast, its storage space [128GB] will last me forever [although it is expandable], and there was very little bloatware on it upon arrival. (I bought it unlocked, and am using it with Consumer Cellular.)

    It shipped with Android 10, so I expect it to get at least one update. I guess time will tell.

    Among several nice surprises were its FM radio and Dolby audio. Listening to the radio on it the other day, I felt like I was having déjà vu...I thought I'd gone back in time and was listening to a transistor radio. :D

    Just FYI, I couldn't get the phone I actually wanted, the Motorola Edge+, because it's only available with Verizon [in the US]. I don't want or need an expensive Verizon plan when I'm on Wi-Fi 99.99% of the time, you know?!

    For the way I use my phone, this was an excellent choice. I can't speak to its use for heavy gaming or streaming, as I'm not doing those.

    If this phone lasts as long as my other Motorolas, it should keep me happy for a few years.
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!

    it looks great. how's the battery life so far?
     
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Great news. Enjoy!
     
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  4. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Thanks! I'm loving it. I'm glad I finally decided to shit or get off the pot. :eek: And, with hindsight, I'm glad I didn't spend several hundred more dollars on the Edge+, as this is perfectly fine for my needs.

    Its battery life so far has been excellent. I charge both phones overnight, typically unplugging them around 8:30 or so in the morning. An hour or more later when I start using them, the Z² Force is still at 100%, while the One Hyper is ≈96%. But it's lasting all day; I try to wrap things up by 8:30, 9:00 or so, and its battery has not needed to be charged again during the day. That's with consistent use throughout the day--posting on forums, working on my neverending network housecleaning project, banking, using various apps, taking pictures and screenshots, etc. So far, so good!
     
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  5. You seem to be aware of this, but when watching a review of another Moto One a few days ago, I was surprised to hear the Motorolas One series, just like the G series, are not part of the Android One program. :mad:

    Glad you are enjoying your choice :D
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Honestly...I didn't have a clue. :eek: My statement about expecting at least one version update was based solely on, well, guessing! :D

    While looking at potential phones, I excluded any not shipping with Android 10. I figured that would at least give me the most up-to-date version to begin with, then hopefully get at least one higher down the road.
    Thanks. I'm really very happy with it. I do have a problem, though: its touch is too sensitive. [And it's in a case.] I've mucked about in my keyboard's [Hacker's] settings, but can't seem to find a sweet spot yet.
     
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  7. I hope the over-sensitivity improves. I replayed a review who didn't mention it after a weeks use.
    I can't remember if this can be adjusted. You'll probably have it replaced if it's too bad.
     
  8. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    No, no, it's not that bad. :) Just sometimes, a character I didn't intend to press gets printed from my finger barely sliding over it. [It could make for some hilariously misspelled words...but I like to give each post a quick once-over prior to submitting. :D]
     
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The Motorola One Hyper release date was 22 January. Features and Specs include a 6.5" inch screen, 64MP camera, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 675 processor, and 4000mAh battery.

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