Lenovo-owned Motorola has released another smartphone in India, this time in the budget segment, the Moto C Plus. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 6,999, and is now available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart.
The Moto C Plus comes as a promising addition to the entry level segment where Xiaomi’s Redmi series already has a stronghold. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 will be the biggest competitor of Motorola’s offering as the former comes with better cameras, a better metal design, and better hardware at the same price.
Motorola is counting on the combination of massive battery and stock Android to elevate the Moto C Plus from the rest of the entry-level smartphones in the market. After spending some time with the smartphone, here are our first impressions about the phone as for why someone should buy it or why shouldn’t.
Moto C Plus Coverage
Moto C Plus Pros – Why You Should Buy It
Moto C plus is the new entrant in budget smartphones and it seems to be a good buy as per its features. Here are some reasons why you should consider this smartphone.
Latest Software Version
The Moto C Plus runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with stock Android experience. This one is the biggest attraction of the phone, something that is very hard to find in this price segment.
Great Battery Life
The Moto C Plus features a 4000 mAh removable battery, which is a major plus point for this phone. The massive battery comes with rapid charging support. Motorola is shipping a 10W rapid charger with the device.
Decent Camera Experience
Coming to imaging, this budget smartphone sports an 8 MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, autofocus, and 720p video recording. Also on the front, it comes with a 2 MP camera with a LED flash. The cameras are not that great, though they seem to be decent enough at this price point.
Design & Build Quality
The Moto C Plus features a plastic body, which is good like other Moto phones like G5 Plus and Z2 Play. Though the built cannot be said to be great as within this range Xiaomi is offering metal body. C Plus comes in three colours including Pearl White, Starry Black, and Fine Gold.
The Moto C Plus features a 5-inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The HD display of C plus is another plus point for a budget smartphone. It has good brightness and sharpness levels.
Aside from the above-mentioned pros, the phone comes with three dedicated slots- two for Nano-SIM cards, and one for microSD card. This is also considered as one of the important additions to the smartphone.
Moto C Plus Cons – Why You Should Not Buy It
Average Hardware and Performance
Speaking of the hardware, the Moto C Plus is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT 6737 processor coupled with 2GB RAM. While it should be decent enough for regular day to day usage, you may be disappointed with the performance if you are a heavy user and/or play a lot of games.
Motorola has also compromised when it comes to sensors. The phone lacks a fingerprint sensor. The ambient light sensor that helps in adjusting the brightness is missing too. There is no gyroscope, proximity sensor, and temperature sensor as well. The only sensor on the phone includes Accelerometer.
Overall, at Rs 6,999, the Moto C Plus seems to be a decent smartphone by Motorola initially. A fingerprint sensor would have made the phone a better deal, considering its popularity these days. The phone has gone on sale on Flipkart and comes in three colours – Fine Gold, Pearl White and Starry Black.