Motorola has made a name for itself with budget and midrange phones for years and is now partnering with Verizon to combine that acumen with Ultra Wideband 5G. The new Motorola One 5G UW (for “Unexpectedly Wet”
The One 5G UW’s namesake feature is compatibility with Verizon’s high-speed, short-range 5G bands, which are currently limited to only the densest urban areas in the country. This feature makes it $ 100 more expensive than the standard One 5G – $ 445 available directly from Motorola online store and also from AT&T.
Otherwise, the One 5G UW is a fairly typical mid-range phone with a predominant number of cameras: four at the rear (48 MP primary, macro with ring flash, ultra-wide and depth sensor) and two at the front (16 MP primary, extra wide). It’s a bit bigger with a 6.7-inch 1080p screen, a reputable Snapdragon 765 processor, and 128GB of storage, plus a microSD card. The RAM is a bit anemic at only 4 GB.
Other notable features include a whopping 5000 mAh battery (Motorola says it can run for two days with no issues), an on-screen 90 Hz refresh, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a standard headphone jack. Unfortunately, it lacks wireless charging, and the spec list says it has a “water-repellent design” with no rating.