Motorola Moto M Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Motorola Moto M at a Glance:-

Motorola finally launched metal built Smartphone under sub ₹ 20K range. This classy handset is comes up with many cheesy specs but are they really matching to standard features? to clear this we are pointing out Pros and Cons about Moto M in this article. If you look over the phone the notable features are 5.5 inches Full HD Display, MediaTek Helio P15 64-bit Processor, 16MP Primary | 8MP Secondary Camera, 64 GB Internal Storage and SD card slot support up to 128 GB, 4 GB RAM and 3050 mAh Battery.

Aesthetic Design
The way Moto Engineer designed phone is outstanding with clean but premium design. Phone built on solid metal, in a unibody form. Splash-proof design with Advanced nano-coating technology creates a water repellent barrier to help protect against moderate exposure to water (Not waterproof). The rear panel is slightly curved towards the corners that makes the grip over phone more compact. rear side also contain fingerprint sensor for the first time. The buttons like volume and power are located on right edge, left has the SIM tray, the bottom has the speaker grilles and USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack shifted on the Top. It should be noted that although bottom has 2 grille but only one contain speaker features Dolby ATMOS.

Vibrant Display
Now watching movies and photos is fun in this handset as it has 5.5 inches Full HD display and pictures look more accurate with 401 ppi of display density. The visual appearance is vibrant and sharp enough to operate the phone in outdoor conditions, the viewing angles are also quite good. To prevent the display from accidental scratches there is Gorilla Glass protection for the Screen.

High Pixel Camera Quality
The buyers will get 16 MP primary and 8 MP Secondary camera in this handset. The primary camera has aperture of f/2.0 with PDAF to improve the focus but the quality of pictures are not even close to its own low priced Moto G4 Plus, Even the daylight photos are not matching the quality of our expectation. The camera struggling heavily in night photographs. 8 MP primary camera is mediocre takes average selfies. Here i will suggest to use any third party camera app that can improve the photo quality to some extent.

Performance of MediaTek SoC
This time Motorola Shifted for CPU from Snapdragon to MediaTek, This phone is powered with Mediatek Helio P15 octa-core processor which has 2.2 GHz clock speed. This SoC along with 4 GB RAM is capable to deliver a smooth user experience even for heavy multitasking. However the games like Asphalt 8 shows frame drop in Highest setting and phone also heats up so its better to play such games in low graphic setting.

Battery Performance
For an Average user battery can store charge for one full day, Phone is loaded with 3050 mAh battery supports 5V/2A rapid charge and it takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hour for fully charge the battery. 

Specification of Motorola Moto M

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v6.0 (Marshmallow) 
CPU- Mediatek Helio P15  
Clock Speed- 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53   
Core- Octa-core 
GPU- Mali-T860MP2

Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.5 inches  
Display Resolution- 1080 x 1920 pixels  
Display Reinforced- Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Display Density- 401 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 73.1%

Rear- 16 MP
Front- 8 MP  
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p 
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 151.4 x 75.4 x 7.9 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 163 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.1 
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32/64 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB
RAM- 3/4 GB

SIM Type- Nano SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 3050 mAh
Stand By-  

Phone’s Available Colour- Gold, Gray and Silver

Pros of Motorola Moto M

  • A good looking premium metallic body. 
  • MediaTek Helio P15 along with 4 GB RAM perform well. 
  • OTG Cable is supported to exchange the data over pendrive. 
  • Splashproof design with Advanced nano-coating technology.
  • LED notification is available. 
  • Corning Gorilla Glass is protecting the screen from any unwanted scratches.
  • Fingerprint scanner is very responsive.

Cons of Motorola Moto M

  • Non Removable battery.
  • Hybrid SIM Slot, You can't use 2 SIM cards and SD card at same time. 
  • Both rear as well as front camera captures very average photographs.
  • 163 grams of weight is slightly heavy for many users. 

Why to buy and Final words about Motorola Moto M

This phone is great combination of eye-catching design and flawless performance with MediaTek 2.2 GHz octa core processor supported by 4 GB RAM. Nearly all the specs meets our expectation except the Camera, Although phone has 16 MP primary and 8 MP secondary Camera on paper which looks more than enough but in real world performance they are not up to the mark. for the camera Moto G4 Plus is still irreplaceable under ₹ 15K Range. If you are not a camera maniac you can go for Moto M otherwise you can choose Gionee S6s and Galaxy J7 Prime
Price- 15999 INR

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