The display’s bigger this time around: A 6-inch 18:9 2,160×1,080 Super AMOLED display. There’s no suddenly trendy notch, but the display reduces the bezel, and Motorola’s removed the bottom fingerprint sensor. It’s on the side now, near the volume buttons.
Instead, there are new swipe gestures at the bottom of the screen reminiscent of the iPhone X, or Android P. This phone will get Android P later this year (for now it’s Android Oreo 8.1), and when that happens, Motorola representatives say they’ll reconsider what to do with Motorola’s own custom gestures. Maybe they’ll stay as a second option. Or maybe they won’t be on the device at all.It wouldn’t be the first time a Motorola software feature gets replaced by a Google one: The native camera now supports Google Lens for object recognition, visual search and text recognition, replacing Motorola’s own in-house camera AI that still lives in the Moto G6. Motorola’s discontinuing its in-house efforts on camera AI and will use Google Lens in future.
The cameras, front and rear, can do Portrait mode effects. Moto’s newest camera trick is an odd one: Cinemagraph, which takes shareable motion gifs like Samsung, Apple, and others do… but it lets you paint out areas of motion and turn them still. The uncanny result feels like an animated clip from old Monty Python episodes