Thursday 24 August 2017
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Moto C

Confusingly similar Moto C lineup launched

Does C in Moto C and Moto C Plus is ment to be cheap? Soon after knowing about this lineup our first thought was regarding 4 years old Android One by Micromax. The device looks exactly similar and offers similar specs sheet as well.

When Moto reentered smartphone market, their first phone, the Moto G was my first crush, as the days pass by their quality and dedication towards entry level smartphone has almost diminished. Other than their flagship device, none of them amaze me. Lenovo owned Moto is nothing but cheap Lenovo smartphones with stock android that’s all.

Talking about built quality, the device looks colorful and cheap inside out, the colors used on these devices were already used by Nokia long before. Without further delay, lets move towards tech specs for further understanding.

Basically there are two models, the Moto C and Moto C Plus. To start with the cheapest one, Moto C offers a 5 inch FWVGA (854×480) IPS LCD screen, we have no clues regarding the type of glass used. The device is 3G only powered by MediaTek’s MT6737M SoC (1.1 GhZ), retails at  €89 with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB on-board storage; if you need 4G it costs you an extra  €10.

The 5 MP rear camera is of fixed focus and supports 720p video recording capability, and a 2 MP front facing camera. The 2350 mAh battery is non user replaceable.

The other one from the lot is the Moto C Plus, that offers a 5 inch 720p  display with slightly better SoC (1.3 GhZ) Quad – core. In terms of RAM, this time we have a choice between 1 GB LPDDR3 and 2 GB LPDDR3 with 16 GB on-board storage. In terms of camera, we have 8 MP main camera and a 2 MP front facing camera.

The major deal here is the bigger 4000 mAh battery. Both devices still use micro USB port for charging and data transfer and does not offer fast charging. In terms of operating system, both devices runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 with no customization what so ever.

Moto C Plus range starts with €119 for the 1 GB RAM variant and an extra €30 for the higher model. There is no news regarding the time frame and availability of the device.

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