After months of leaks and rumors, Motorola has officially unveiled the all new Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones. Before to the Moto C series, the Moto E devices use to be most affordable Motorola smartphones. While the upcoming Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are rumored to come with metal bodies, the Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones sport the polycarbonate shell. Both the new Moto C devices will go on sale in the next few weeks in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Since the Moto E devices are not made available in the U.S, we don’t think the company will be selling the Moto C and Moto C Plus smartphones there.
Motorola Moto C (3G & 4G)
As rumors suggested, the Moto C will be coming in 3G and 4G variants. The 3G variant comes powered by 32-bit MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, whereas the 4G variant of the Moto C includes a 64-bit MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz. Both the variants packs just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. However, there is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage on these devices. On the camera front, there is a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera. Both these cameras are come accompanied with LED flash for capturing images even in low light conditions.
It sports a 5-inch display with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution. The Moto C and Moto C Plus will be running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Unlike the other low-cost smartphones, we don’t see any major customizations or the inclusion of bloatware apps. The 3G and 4G variants of the Moto C will be backed by a 2,350mAh battery that might not last more than a day long usage. While the 3G variant of the Moto C costs €89, the 4G variant is priced at €99. Both the variants will be available in Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, and Starry Black color options.
Motorola Moto C Plus
The Moto C Plus comes with the same 5-inch screen size as the above mentioned Moto C, but this device comes with much better internals. It comes with an HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution display. The 64-bit MediaTek SoC on this comes coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Few leaks also suggested the company to launch the 2GB RAM variant of the Moto C Plus. It features an 8MP camera on the rear with LED flash. On the front is the 2MP selfie camera as seen on the Moto C with its own LED flash. The device will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
It supports dual SIM dual standby and 4G LTE connectivity for faster data speeds.Though the Moto C Plus come with the same 5-inch screen size as the Moto C, it features a larger 4,000mAh battery. According to the company, the full charge on this device should last up to 30 hours. Beneath the display is the three capacitive navigation buttons. Considering the lower price tag, the device also lacks the fingerprint sensor. The Moto C Plus with 1GB of RAM will cost €119, and there is no official confirmation about the 3GB RAM variant.