Android One smartphones receive updates to the latest Android version for at least two years. Both Nokia and Motorola offer smartphones with Android One in Germany. These 7 Android One Phones are available.
Nokia 9 PureView: The extraordinary camera smartphone
The Nokia 9 PureView has a fancy design. Picture:
The Nokia 9 PureView is the Nokia flagship from 2019. Its specialty are the five cameras at the rear with Zeiss optics that do not protrude from the glass back. There is also a 3D sensor that helps with portraits. The five 12-megapixel cameras are used at the same time – and their combined performance ensures a large contrast range . However, as we found out in our test , the Nokia 9 PureView is not for the occasional snapper. But it is aimed at those who take photography seriously and like to edit RAW files in Lightroom.
The glass back, the sturdy aluminum frame of the 6000 series and the 5.99-inch OLED screen with QHD + resolution are also impressive. The selfie camera has a resolution of 20 megapixels and delivers pretty portraits. Thanks to the IP67 certification, the smartphone can withstand trips in the rain. The 2018 flagship chip Snapdragon 845 is responsible for the performance in addition to 6 GB of RAM, the internal memory measures 128 GB. The 3,320 mAh battery can be charged quickly with 18 watts, and wireless charging is also an option. The problems with the camera software are said to have at least been alleviated by an update. Definitely an unusual smartphone.
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Nokia 8.3 5G: huge display & 64 megapixels
The back of the Nokia 8.3 5G reflects in northern light colors. Image: © Nokia 2021
The Nokia 8.3 5.3 from the upper mid-range is particularly noticeable due to the huge display. The giant screen measures 6.81 inches . This corresponds roughly to the display size of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G with its 6.9-inch screen. The resolution of the IPS screen is 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and it can display HDR content.
There are four cameras: the main sensor has a resolution of 64 megapixels , plus a 12-megapixel camera for ultra-wide-angle shots, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth of field camera. The macro lens is used for taking pictures of very small things such as flowers and insects, the depth of field camera helps for the artistically blurred background in portraits. Zeiss lenses speak for a good quality of the camera optics.
The selfie camera offers a lush resolution of 24 megapixels. The Snapdragon 765G processor is responsible for the performance together with 8 GB of RAM. The internal 128 GB memory can be expanded via a microSD card and 18 watt quick charging for the 4,500 mAh battery is welcome. The back is made of glass and reflects in the colors of the northern lights , the frame is made of metal.
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Nokia 7.2: 48 megapixel camera & quality workmanship
The Nokia 7.2 has a stylish design. Image: © Nokia 2021
The Nokia 7.2 offers a 6.3-inch IPS display with HDR support and a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels. The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels , there is also an ultra-wide-angle lens with 8 megapixel resolution and a 5-megapixel camera for depth of field in portraits – all with Zeiss lenses . Not to forget: the selfie cam with 20 megapixels.
A Snapdragon 660 , which is located under the Snapdragon 765G in the Nokia 8.3 5G, ensures the performance. It is supported by 4 GB of RAM. The performance should be quite good for everyday use, but graphically complex games are too much for the smartphone. The internal 64 GB memory can be expanded with a microSD card. The back is made of glass and the frame is made of metal. The battery has a capacity of 3,500 mAh. Overall, the equipment speaks for a decent mid-range smartphone.
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Nokia 6.2: 6.3-inch HDR display
The Nokia 6.2 has a glass back. Image: © Nokia 2021
The Nokia 6.2 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels. It can display HDR content. Last but not least, the three cameras at the rear are worth mentioning: the main camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, the lens for ultra-wide-angle shots with 8 megapixels and there is a 5-megapixel lens for depth of field in portraits. The selfie camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels.
The Snapdragon 636 and 4 GB of RAM serve as the processor, which is a bit weaker than the Snapdragon 660 in the Nokia 7.2. However, everyday surfing and chatting should go smoothly. The battery has a capacity of 3,500 mAh and the 64 GB memory can be expanded with a microSD card. After all, the back is made of glass , but the frame is only made of plastic.
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Nokia 5.3: Faster than Nokia 7.2
The Nokia 5.3 has four cameras. Image: © Nokia 2021
As the name suggests, the Nokia 5.3 belongs to the third generation of its series. It also happens that the Snapdragon 665 has a somewhat stronger and newer processor than the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2. 4G RAM stand by this side. The 6.55-inch display unfortunately only has a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels. That is enough to read texts well, but cell phones of this size often have sharper screens – you notice the lower price range. After all, the lower resolution benefits battery life and performance.
There are four cameras on the back. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels, and a 5-megapixel sensor is responsible for ultra-wide-angle photos. There is also a macro camera for small things like flowers and insects with a resolution of 2 megapixels – and a 2 megapixel depth sensor for the artistically blurred portrait background. The selfie camera uses 8 megapixels.
You can expand the internal 64 GB memory with a microSD card and the battery has a decent capacity of 4,000 mAh . Unfortunately there is no longer any metal or glass in this price range, the back is made of plastic.
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Motorola One Action: With an action camera
The Motorola One Action comes with a good action cam. Picture:
The Motorola One Action made a good impression on us in the test . It offers a convincing action cam , a good main and selfie camera, good sound quality via headphones and speakers, and decent everyday performance. Unfortunately there is no fast charging, the case is only made of plastic and the battery life is average.
The built-in processor Samsung Exynos 9609 along with 4 GB of RAM is a bit more powerful than the Snapdragon 665 in the Nokia 5.3. The 6.3-inch IPS display has a good 2560 x 1080 pixels. There are three cameras at the rear: a main camera with 12 megapixel resolution, an action camera with 16 megapixels and a 5 megapixel lens for depth of field in portraits. The action camera records videos in portrait format and is particularly well digitally stabilized. So it is suitable for bike tours and other sporting uses. However, the case is not waterproof for underwater action.
The internal memory measures a generous 128 GB and can be expanded. The battery has a capacity of 3,500 mAh. Overall, a good smartphone for its price.
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