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Moto C, Moto C Plus With Front Flash and Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

Moto C and Moto C Plus, the long-rumoured Motorola smartphones, have finally been launched officially by the Lenovo-owned brand. The ultra-affordable handsets are aimed first-time smartphone buyers in developing markets, and will hit various countries across Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific this spring. The Moto C will be available in a 3G version, starting at EUR 89 (roughly Rs. 6,200) with 1GB RAM/8GB storage, and a 4G option starting at EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 6,900) with 1GB RAM/8GB storage. Moto C Plus, on the other hand, will start at a price of €119 (roughly Rs. 8,300) for 1GB RAM/16GB storage model.

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Moto C specifications and features
As for specifications, the Moto C runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC with just 1GB of RAM. Storage options are at 8GB or 16GB, which can be further expandable via a microSD slot as well (up to 32GB).

Moto C camera sports a 5-megapixel rear sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, 74-degree field of view, fixed focus, an LED flash, and 720p video recording. In the front, there is a 2-megapixel shooter with 1-micron pixels, a 63-degree field of view, fixed focus, and an LED flash. The Moto C sports a 2350mAh battery which is removable. The dimensions are at 145.5×73.6x9mm, and the smartphone weighs 154 grams. The Moto C will be available in Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, and Starry Black colour variants.

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Moto C Plus specifications and features
The Moto C Plus is very similar to the Moto C with respect to design, but there are some areas with respect to specifications where it surpasses it. For example, the Moto C Plus sports better battery life, rear camera, CPU frequency, and display resolution.

The Moto C Plus features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC paired with 1GB or 2GB of RAM (depending on the variant). Inbuilt storage offering is at 16GB. Optics include a 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 micron pixels, autofocus, 71-degree field of view and an LED flash. The biggest improvement is seen on the battery side, with the Moto C Plus sporting a 4000mAh battery. The Moto C Plus dimensions measure 144×72.3×10 mm, and it weighs 162 grams. All the other specifications match with the Moto C.

Both the Moto C smartphones are seen sporting capacitive navigation buttons, with no sign of a fingerprint scanner at the front or back. The speaker grille is seen at the back of the smartphones, while the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge.

Motorola Moto C


General

Release date May 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.50 x 73.60 x 9.00
Weight (g) 154.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2350
Removable battery Yes
Colours Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, Starry Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480×854 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 196

Hardware

Processor 1.1GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6737M
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

Camera

Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones Yes
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor No
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Motorola Moto C Plus


General

Release date May 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.00 x 72.30 x 10.00
Weight (g) 162.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery Yes
Colours Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, Starry Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294

Hardware

Processor 1.3GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6737
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

Camera

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones Yes
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor No
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No