Moto M: Review

Moto M: Review

By Kamlesh Aggarwal

Lenovo, after Moto G4 and Z play models launched its latest quality Smartphone before midnight on 14th of December, 2016 in India also which is exclusively available on Flipkart only. It is the company’s first Smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor at the back. Build quality seems pretty good and interface is beautifully sparse and fluid.

Design and Display

It is constructs only with metal while its predecessor sports a plastic body with metallic bands on the side. It is available in Gold and Silver colour which is the one of the priority to all buyers. Consequently, it looks and feels a lot better than its predecessor and gives the budget Smartphone a rather luxurious feel. Motorola hasn’t made any changes in Display and both Smartphones can be seen sporting a 5.5-inch splash resistant IPS LCD display and resolution is also the same at 1080p or full HD and has a pixel density of 401ppi.

Performance, Storage and Software

The Moto M is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor and supported by 3GB of RAM while Moto G4 is powered by Snapdragon 617 1.5GHz octa-core SoC clocked. Moto M is available in it’s two versions, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for Rs. 15,999 and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for Rs. 17,999. Moto G4 offers you only 16GB storage with 2GB of RAM. But both offerings the expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card.

Camera and Battery

The rear facing camera on the Moto m remains the same as found on the Moto G4 both having a 16MP camera with face detection autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Moto M gets a bump in the selfie department and comes with an 8MP sensor. There’s a selfie beautification mode in the camera app too which attract the selfie-aficionados. The Moto M gets a slight bump in the battery dapartment and sporting a 3,050mAh battery while Moto G4 sports 3,000mAh unit. Rapid charging is also supported with the battery efficient Helio P15 chip.

Moto M comes with the standard connectivity along with support for 4G, dual sims, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass and USB type-C port. Moto M is only 7.85mm thin and feels comfortable in one hand with 73.46% screen to body ratio. A water-repellent “nano-coating” should help prevent damage that could occur as a result of exposure to liquids. Base variant of the Moto m carries a price tag of Rs 15,999 which makes it an ideal buy for consumers looking for cheaper smartphone. Overall, this smartphone is lucrative deal to watch out for.