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Moto C Review – A Phone You Can Outright Reject

Moto C Review – a phone you can outright reject

Back in 2014, Moto E created a storm in the Indian smartphone market. From surfing the 3G internet to playing graphic-heavy games and watching movies to clicking decent photos, all this for just Rs. 6999 in Moto E. People in India went berserk for the phone and felt great at the fact that such a wonder can only be done by Motorola, considered as one of the pioneers of the mobile phones in India. The phone became an instant blockbuster and was declared as the king of budget smartphones. Things were fantastic for Moto E before it got pitched against Redmi 1, a phone at the price but with better quality specs from a relatively new Chinese smartphone company called Xiaomi which today is called the 'Apple of China' and has gone on to acquire a position amongst the top 5 smartphone brands in India. From then on, Moto E2 or Moto E3 never really got the kind of adulation they received in 2014. Xiaomi then went ahead with a more cheaper smartphone called Redmi 4A at a price of Rs. 5999 and to compete against this Motorola recently came up with Moto C.To be frank, Moto C is nothing but a rebranded version of the 1st generation Moto E and on any given day it is far inferior to the phone from its Chinese counterpart.

To me, it looks really a weird decision on the part Lenovo-owned Motorola to come up with a phone like Moto C that has inferior specs compared to Xiaomi Redmi 4A. but then, business tactics can never be dismissed and I personally feel that there can be two main reasons for Motorola to launch Moto C.

Firstly, Motorola as a smartphone brand is really not willing to give the whole pie of the market to Xiaomi and wants to put up a brave fight against it. Secondly, it is a fact that brand Moto still thrives ahead of its Chinese counterparts and that can help Motorola to actually stay ahead of Xiaomi in the sub-6000 smartphone market.

Coming back to Moto C, well let's discuss the specs one by one

Build

Moto C comes with a semi-metal body and really miss the kind of elegance that one expects from a phone that belongs to Motorola.

Display

The Moto C has a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display. I mean seriously, you could have actually given a 720p display Moto.

Processor

Moto C is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC with just 1GB of RAM. Really disappointing for a Moto lover who has adored the brand for so many years and today sees the same brand trying the cheap tactics of Micromax and Intex.

Camera

On the back, Moto C sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and on the front it has a 2-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calling. The rear camera in Moto C has 1.4-micron pixels, 74-degree field of view, fixed focus, a LED flash, and 720p video recording facility while the front camera comes with 1-micron pixels, a 63-degree field of view, fixed focus, and a LED flash.

Battery

With a 2350mAh removable battery, it is really unfair on the part of Motorola to not even provide their loyal customers the convenience of having a phone that can last a full day on a single charge.

Miscellaneous

Apart from the above features, the Moto C runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 32 GB via an SD card.

Verdict

Go for Redmi 4A without any second thoughts since this phone from Moto C deserves to be rejected outrightly.

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