Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched their entry level smartphone Moto C Plus in June 2017.
A Nougat running affordable smartphone comes with a massive battery and 5-inch 720×1280 non-scratch resistant TFT HD Display, holds a fresh look with their vintage dimple on their Moto logo, an upgraded version of their previously launched Moto C with increased RAM and Battery.
Motorola is looking to compete with other low budget smartphones after pricing it at Rs 6,999, to be sold online. The phone has Dual-nano SIM slot and runs on a MediaTek MT6737(Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53) with Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM to ensure that the phone runs smoothly while you open multiple application simultaneously.
|Starry Black||Fine Gold||Pearl White|
The phone is available in three colors(Starry Black, Fine Gold, and Pearl White) weighs 162 grams and is 10mm thick with 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 32GB via a microSD card.
It also inherits 2MP front camera comes with its own light for pixel-perfect selfies, and the 8MP rear camera with LED flash keeps images clear.
Moto C Plus Review, Features, Specifications
The handset is one of the first in the budget segment to run the Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and it also has FM Radio which we see missing in most of the phones these days.
Moto C Plus with the new design holds a plastic body with removable micro-textured back cover beneath which is the 4000mAh Battery and Dual-Nano SIM slots with 4G/VoLTE support and a dedicated microSD card to hold extra 32GB of storage on board.
The handset has three on-screen capacitive navigation buttons with a 2MP front facing camera plus a LED flash up in the front. It also has a power button and volume rocker on the right made out of plastic and a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro-USB port at the top. When you flip it around you would notice an 8MP primary camera with a LED flash and a standard speaker.
Overall, we found that the design of the Moto C Plus to be amiable even though it feels a bit stocky. The smartphone fits in the pocket easily and offers a pretty decent grip.
The Moto C Plus has a 5 inch 1280×720 TFT HD Display(294 PPI) screen is good looking but has noticeable color fade at different viewing angles which can be neglected for the price you are paying.
We found the display to be good after using it for a while. It is bright and energetic but gets pixelated due to the low-resolution.
Motorola has not specified any screen protection for the Moto C Plus with just an Accelerometer sensor.
Motorola here has compromised with the bunch of sensors and some features like auto-brightness which automatically increases the brightness of the screen according to the usage and surrounding, Proximity and Light sensors are missing here.
The device powered by a 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 MediaTek Chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM to run the device smoothly with stock Android OS on-board capable of performing your daily tasks quickly without any issue. On our little usage, we found Moto C Plus to perform all the tasks like switching between applications and multitasking very well with excellent memory management which lacks in the phones of this range.
Moto C Plus runs on stock Andriod OS, Nougat just like previous Motorola phones to enhance the User Experience. The UI is clean and contains no Bloatware which thus increases the performance and makes the interface responsive and easy to use.
The Moto C Plus has an 8MP (f/2.2, 1.12 µm pixel) shooter with Auto Focus and other features like Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Mode, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Video Recording([email protected]) which are pretty standard are available on every smartphone, which I actually liked about it for not pushing the phone over limits and to focus on performance.
After using it in daylight/well-lit and low-light conditions simultaneously, I was impressed by how well it performed in daylight/well-lit; the images came out bright and full of warmth which is hardly seen in low-budget smartphones but while in low light, images were decent but lacked clarity and colors as compared to Daylight/well-lit pictures.
With the front facing 2MP (f/2.8) camera, Moto C Plus took the average looking selfies in daylight as well as low-light, thanks to the front-firing LED flash which lets you take decent quality shots of yourself when either you are at home or at outside, just right on the money.
Selfie Flash: Both the Cameras allows you to click good pictures regardless of having a low pixel quality camera, it won’t let you down than other smartphones in the selfie-obsessed nation with 8MP primary and 2MP front facing shooter.
Battery: With the large 4000mAh battery Moto C Plus is no behind giving you a full day battery backup on a single full charge with the standard usage.
Fuel up your battery with Rapid Charger provided in the box with 2A wall power brick which makes it favorite among other phones of its category.
Google Assistant: With the latest Android OS Nougat which also features Voice Assistant, Google Assistant. This assistant brings superior level user interaction with the help of AI(Artificial Intelligence) to an affordable smartphone.
|√ Smooth and Stock Android 7.0.1 Nougat.||⊗ Missing Proximity and Light sensor.|
|√ LED flash on both cameras.||⊗ Missing fingerprint sensor.|
|√ 8MP primary camera.||⊗ Low pixel front camera.|
|√ Premium Build Quality for budget phones.||⊗ Only available on Flipkart.|
|√ Removable 4000mAh Battery.|
Price: The Moto C Plus is the cheapest phone by Motorola by far, priced at Rs 6,999 is Rs 1,000 more than their previous variant, Moto C which was released earlier this year with some improvements on board. Moto C Plus can compete with any phone on its budget.
Here is some useful information to give you the brief idea of the Device:
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM(4G/3G/2G)
|8MP(f/2.2 aperture) with LED Flash|
2MP(f/2.8 aperture) with LED FContinuous
Continuous Shooting, HDR mode, Burst mode
1280×720 @ 30fps
|Li-Polymer Rechargeable Battery|
|Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
Yes, Bluetooth v4.2
Yes with A-GPS
4G(supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Yes, upgradable to 32 GB
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
|5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
The phone looks good and runs on a decent processor and works well in every aspect for normal daily use but would not be recommended for heavy task/gaming users. On and all the phone runs smoothly with great battery backup and above average camera with a good feel for the price you pay.
The phone is right in the budget with some features we don’t see in much phones these days and appears a promising low-budget smartphone.
Motorola with this device has left a great impression in the entry level smartphones and will compete for every phone in its segment.