The famous Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, have released a new mid-ranger Android smartphone – Lenovo Moto M. The smartphone has premium look from externals as well as internals.
The Lenovo Moto M has a water-resistant design with a metal body and a new design language. The phone has rounded corners and narrower edges, and the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back below the camera sensor. There are two speaker grills at the bottom but we cannot confirm whether the speakers are stereo or just a single one.
The smartphone comes with a display of 5.5 inches 1080p (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED screen. Although the resolution seems low compared with flagships but it may be considered compatible and brighter with others having same price range.
The Moto M has a 2.2 GHz Octa Core Mediatek Helio P15 processor with 4 GBs of RAM. The processor seems underpowered but the RAM should be enough to pull you through heaviest of multitasking. The internal storage is limited to 32GB only but is expandable via a microSD card by upto 256GB. The microSD card will take up the second SIM card’s space though.
Android 6.0.1 is used in this phone with Motorola’s custom skin on top. The OS choice seems weird considering Motorola updates its phones to the latest OS faster than other OEMs normally.
The back camera uses a 16MP sensor with phase detection auto focus and a regular LED flash. The front camera is an 8MP shooter. Details about the video capabilities and the camera sensors are not available for now.
A large 3,050 mAh battery is used in this phone which seems good enough for a phone with a screen this big. The resolution being 1080p will mean that the display will not eat up a lot of battery. It also has fast charging support and uses a USB type C slot which is becoming the norm nowadays.
Price and Availability
Although the phone is currently available in China only, you can expect the phone to make it to international markets sooner rather than later.
It costs CNY 1,999 or around Rs. 31,000 in China. Expect the phone to cost around Rs. 35,000 if it becomes available in Pakistan.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Status||Released, November 2016|
|BODY||Dimensions||151.4 x 75.4 x 7.9 mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6755 Helio P15|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|CAMERA||Primary||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto-HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||8 MP, 1/4″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Misc.||Dolby Atmos audio enhancement
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Fast battery charging
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