Motorola, now operating as a division of Lenovo, has tried various approaches to the smartphone market, and has of late settled on a somewhat split strategy. The mainstream E series and G series continue to serve as all-rounders targeting important price points while the relatively new Motorola One family is comprised of several phones each with one major signature feature. These models might appeal to very narrow niches, or they might stand out for someone who is looking for a device with a unique personality. The latest model in the Motorola One family is the Motorola One Zoom, which as its name suggests, features an optical zoom camera.
Multiple cameras are now quite standard on smartphones but optical zoom is not as common or easy to implement as other types of additional cameras. Yet, this is the kind of feature that you don’t have to explain; people can immediately understand the value of being able to capture distant objects without losing sharpness or detail. In addition to the 3X optical zoom (and 10X hybrid zoom) capability of this camera, the Moto One Zoom also has a wide-angle camera and a depth sensor, so you get a fair bit of flexibility when it comes to how you want to frame shots.