Motorola has made a name for itself for years with budget and mid-range phones, and now it’s teaming up with Verizon to combine that sense with the Ultra Wideband 5G. The new Motorola One 5G UW (for “Unexpectedly Wet”, just kidding, it’s Ultra Wideband) has been announced as a network exclusive. His on sale now for $ 550 on the Verizon online store.
The namesake feature of One 5G UW is compatibility with Verizon’s short-range and high-speed 5G bands, currently limited to only the densest urban areas in the country. This feature makes it $ 100 more expensive than the standard version of the One 5G – $ 445 direct from the Motorola online store, and also sold by AT&T.
Otherwise, the One 5G UW is a fairly typical mid-range phone, with a preponderance of cameras: four on the back (48MP primary, macro with ring flash, ultra-wide and depth sensor) and two on the back. ‘front (16MP primary, ultra wide). It’s bigger with a 6.7-inch 1080p display, a respectable Snapdragon 765 processor, and 128GB of storage plus a microSD card. Its RAM is a little anemic at only 4 GB.
Other notable features include a massive 5,000mAh battery (Motorola says it can run for two days with no issues), a 90Hz refresh on the display, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a standard headphone jack. Unfortunately, it lacks wireless charging, and the specification list says it has an unclassified “water-repellent design”.