This smartphone definitely looks better than Moto’s previous plastic phone. These include the G and X series smartphones, but the design of the Moto M is similar to other smartphones, especially the HTC One Range smartphones. The phone is curved in many places, but what is special is that it does not slip by hand. The Moto M is just 7.85mm thin and comfortable to hold with one hand. Overall the build quality of the phone is good. To protect from water, the phone comes with a ‘nano coating’ so that it will not be damaged in the event of a liquid fall. But the company did not advertise this phone as waterproof.
This phone has a 5.5-inch full HD crisp display and Dolby Atmos sound is provided on the phone for better sound. It was the first phone from Moto to come with the Dolby Atmos, but this technology was before it was offered on many Lenovo smartphones. We did an Atmos demo in a short time with the unit and we loved both the screen and the speaker. Only after our detailed study will we make the final decision regarding the quality of the interior and exterior photos taken by the Moto M camera.
The phone has power and volume buttons on the right side and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Above this sensor is a camera and flash. The battery is non-removable and has a capacity of 3050 mAh. The phone supports fast charging. The phone supports two Nano SIMs, but this phone has a hybrid palette, which means you can use two SIMs or one SIM and one micro SD card at the same time.
The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera with grid detection autofocus and an 8-megapixel front camera. The phone’s camera app also has a selfie beautification mode. The Moto M features a 2.2 GHz octa core MediaTek Helio P15 processor. The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow without any changes.
The Moto M is available in two variants – the first 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at Rs 15,999, the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs 17,999. If you find a difference in price, it is better to buy other types.
The Moto M will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting at midnight on December 14th. Stay tuned to Gazette 360 India for a comprehensive review of the Moto M’s performance, quality, camera performance and battery life.