Motorola has made a name for itself with budget and mid-range phones for several years, and now it̵7;s working with Verizon to combine that sharpness with Ultra Wideband 5G. The new Motorola One 5G UW (for “Unexpectedly wet”, just kidding it’s Ultra Wideband) was announced as an exclusive network. It’s now selling for $ 550 at Verizon’s online store.
One 5G UW’s name feature is compatibility with Verizon’s short, fast 5G bands, currently limited to only the densest urban areas in the country. That feature makes it $ 100 more expensive than the standard version of the One 5G – $ 445 directly from Motorola’s online store and is also sold by AT&T.
Otherwise, the One 5G UW is a fairly typical mid-range phone with a predominance of cameras: four on the back (48MP primary, macro with ring flash, ultra-wide and depth sensor) and two on the front (16MP primary, ultra-wide). It’s on the larger side with a 6.7-inch 1080p screen, with a respectable Snapdragon 765 processor and 128GB of storage plus a microSD card. Its RAM is a bit anemic at only 4 GB.
Other notable features include a huge 5000 mAh battery (Motorola says it can run for two days without any problems), 90 Hz on-screen update, side-mounted fingerprint reader and a standard headphone jack. Unfortunately, it lacks wireless charging, and the specification list says that it has a “water-repellent design” without ratings.