Lenovo has launched two new models, the Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones, which are aimed at beginners and expand the brand’s product portfolio below the Moto E range. This year, Moto C and C Plus will find their way to the European market.
Twice five inches
Both new features offer five-inch diagonal touch screens, which differ in terms of display resolution: the Moto C delivers 480 × 800 pixels, while the counterpart adds 720 × 1,280 pixels. The differences are also clearly in favor of the Plus model in addition to the display.
Camera without autofocus
The Moto C takes photos with a 5-megapixel camera, but does not have an autofocus. The camera equipment is supplemented by an LED flash, the maximum video resolution is 1.280 × 720. In the front is a 2-megapixel camera, which is also supported by an LED for poor light conditions.
Under the hood is a MediaTek MT6737M with four Cortex-A53 cores at a maximum of 1.1 GHz clock as well as a gigabyte of RAM. The internal memory is optionally 8 or 16 gigabytes in size and can be extended by microSD. The power supply is replaced by a replaceable battery with a nominal charge of 2,350 mAh. Android 7.0 (test) is used as the operating system.
Clear advantages for C Plus
The C Plus is an improvement over the Moto C in almost every respect. In addition to the differences in the display, the C Plus can also be removed from the processor, the main memory and, in particular, the battery.
The camera offers a higher resolution with 8 megapixels and also has an autofocus. As a system-on-a-chip is a MediaTek MT6737 without M-addition, resulting in 200 additional MHz clock of the four Cortex-A53 cores. In addition, there is an optional two gigabytes of memory and 16 gigabytes of internal memory. Another big difference is the battery capacity, as the Moto C Plus can make a clear jump against the Moto C with 4,000 mAh.
Prices and availability
The two models are expected to arrive in the (late) spring on the market. The entry marks the Moto C as a 3G variant without LTE for 89 euros, the LTE version costs 10 euros more. In both cases the memory expansion is 1 GB RAM / 8 GByte memory, the extra charge for 16 GB does not name Motorola. The Moto C Plus starts with 1 GB of RAM / 16 GBytes of memory at 119 euros, also here does not name Lenovo for the model with larger memory.
Looking forward to further line-up
Evan Blass, known for his reliable information, has also published a photo of the portfolio of the Moto brand for 2017 on Twitter. In addition to the new models C and C Plus, the graphics in the photo also show G5s (Plus), successor to the G5 and G5 Plus (test). The Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force, the successor to the Moto Z series, which is in the form of Moto Z (Test) and Z Play (Test) in Germany, are also on display , As can be seen in the graphic, the new Z-models will also support the modular concept of the modular Modo Mods. Lenovo had announced to keep Moto Mods compatible over three generations.