Motorola launches Moto C with 5″ display, Android Nougat for Rs.5999: Our first impressions

Motorola today has added another smartphone to it’s moto line in India with budget friendly Moto C. It packs a 5-inch FWVGA display, handling the processing department is Mediatek MT6737M. The phone has 5-mp auto focus rear camera and a 2-mp front-facing camera, both have LED flash. Phone runs Android 7.0(Nougat) out of the box.

 

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Complete Specifications

  • 5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA display
  • 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Dual micro SIMs
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, 1.4 microns, 74° lens, 720p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera with LED flash, 1.0 microns, 63° lens
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions:  145.5 x 73.6 mm x 9 mm; Weight: 154 g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 2350mAh (typical) / 2350 mAh (minimum) removable battery

The Moto C is priced at Rs.5999 and is available in Pearl White and Starry Black colors.

Initial impressions/Review

Motorola has a history of producing good smartphones in terms of build quality and software support. In case of Moto C, that comes out to be true as well. It has latest android version out of the phone and we are pretty sure you will get the next version of android(Android O) sometime in the future. Surely the phone will provide good performance as is always the case with moto phones as they run mostly stock android.

What we don’t like:

  1. The display is FWVGA panel. Come on! Moto atleast a 720p was must in todays time. If we take into account the pixel density of a 5″ (854 x 480 p) display, it comes out to be 196 ppi (pixel per inch). That is not at all a good thing.
  2. Mediatek processor not at all gives the confidence of a lag free interface. Looks like moto is trying to make large profits!
  3. Looks like moto forgot that megapixels do count. Where competition is offering 5-mp front cameras moto settled for just 5 mp for the rear one. We all know India loves taking selfies and a mere 2 mp camera is no justice for that.
  4. Ram is kept at just 1GB. Bye-bye smooth multitasking!
  5. Battery is also average.

Verdict: Although moto would have done some software enhancing to provide decent package, but that can only be tested once one gets a hands on the smartphone. Rest on paper the Moto C doesn’t provide much value for money and it has much less to offer than the competition. For the price range we definitely recommend Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which excels Moto C in every aspect.

Do let us know what you think of the phone in the comment section below.

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