The plethora of mid range phones available can be rather daunting, especially considering all the high-end features developers try to cram into budget products. The Motorola One Zoom is one such product. This phone attempts to feel and look like the premium competition, and while it might succeed for some, others will be frustrated by what mostly feels like a step back. Don\u2019t get me wrong, this isn\u2019t a bad phone, and it\u2019s a pretty great phone for the cost, but it\u2019s far from being the best dual sim phone out there.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Motorola One Zoom\r\nMotorola didn\u2019t design a masterpiece with the Motorola One Zoom, and you could easily find better quality smartphones for the original asking price. But now that it\u2019s deeply discounted, this phone offers a pretty stellar experience for under $300.\r\n\r\nOverall Performance\r\nPerformance on the Motorola One Zoom is passable, but rather sluggish when held up to the comparable Samsung Galaxy A50. If you\u2019re already coming from an older phone, this probably won\u2019t feel too bad, but if you\u2019re used to the quality performance from higher-end models, you\u2019re likely to be displeased. But the real standout that Motorola clearly focused on in this phone is the implementation of a quad-camera system. Among these are a 48MP main camera, a 16MP ultra wide angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front is a selfie camera that utilizes quad pixel technology meant to ensure that all of your selfies turn out great. The cameras all perform amicably, though the results tend to be less impressive than those taken on the Google Pixel 5, particularly in low light. The camera app itself is, like the overall performance of this phone, rather sluggish at times as well. The Moto One Zoom doesn\u2019t have the best camera system, but, for a mid-range phone, it still manages to impress overall.\r\nBattery Life\r\nThe vast majority of reviewers found the battery life of the Motorola One Zoom to be quite impressive, with just a few commenting that they wish it lasted longer given the battery\u2019s huge size. Still, most people found the phone could make it through the day with a battery to spare, something that a lot of phones with huge displays like this can\u2019t always do. Motorola also includes with the Moto One Zoom a fast charging 15W charger that can give your phone the pick-me-up it needs whenever the battery runs low.\r\nDisplay\r\nThe Motorola One Zoom\u2019s display is rather impressive for its price point, but don\u2019t expect the same visual quality as something like the Samsung Galaxy S10. The 6.4\u201d OLED panel has Full HD+ resolution that renders images rather sharply. The brightness isn\u2019t the greatest on this display, making it difficult to see in direct sunlight, and several reviewers found that, overall, the screen tended to take on a bluish cast. Inside the screen is an in display fingerprint sensor, which is OK, but definitely not the greatest implementation of this technology out there.\r\nDurability\r\nMid range phones tend to cut corners when it comes to durability, and the Motoroloa One Zoom is no different. The metal frame itself is solid, and the front and back are protected by two different types of glass: on the front is Panda Glass, while the back is covered in the more recognizable Gorilla Glass 3. Unfortunately, this phone is not IP certified, so it isn\u2019t water- or dust-proof like most high-end smartphones. If you want a rugged smartphone that can withstand falls then you can get the Jitterbug Smart2. One other point of contention about this phone\u2019s body is the camera bump on the back. While the brushed metal Electric Gray exterior otherwise looks like many other premium devices on the market, the camera bump is unmistakable. Some reviewers love it, others hate it, so this is mostly a matter of opinion, but I can\u2019t help but worry that having the cameras stick out so far from the body will ultimately lead to some unfortunate lens damage.\r\nValue\r\nAvailable in Electric Grey, Brushed Bronze, and Cosmic Purple, the Moto One Zoom is a solid mid range phone that is a good value now that it\u2019s on sale. Originally retailing for $450, this phone can now be purchased for $250, a hefty discount that truly makes this phone worth considering if you\u2019re on a budget. Unlike other phones in Motorola\u2019s \u201cOne\u201d series, the One Zoom doesn\u2019t support Android One, instead going for something closer to stock Android 9 Pie. The lack of Android One support is rather disappointing, seeing as the Android One program offers a bloat-free user experience, three years of security upgrades, and two years of Android OS upgrades.\r\nMotorola One Zoom Wrap Up\r\nIf there\u2019s anything to take away from this Motorola One Zoom review, it\u2019s that this is a pretty good phone that, when purchased on sale, is quite a good bargain. It\u2019s camera and CPU don\u2019t perform as well as high-end phones, but those typically cost at least twice as much. More concerning, though, is the lack of Android One support, which means this phone isn\u2019t guaranteed every security update or Android upgrade. If, however, you need a mid range phone that still has a decent display, above-average camera, and good battery life, the Moto One Zoom is a good choice.