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.

Externals

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.

Internals

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.

Camera

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.

Battery

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.

Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced November 2016
Status Released, November 2016
BODY Dimensions 151.4 x 75.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight 163 g
Colour Gold, Silver
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Multitouch Yes
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)
GPU Mali-T860MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
RAM 4 GB
ROM 32 GB
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
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, 1/4″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
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
NFC Yes
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
Browser HTML5
Misc. Dolby Atmos audio enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Fast battery charging

MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player

MP4/H.264 player

Photo/video editor

Document viewer

BATTERY Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Power 3050 mAh
PRICE CNY

USD

PKR

1,999

290

30,500

 

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