Lenovo tries to capture the low-cost market with the Moto C. Priced at ₹6,999, it is a capable set for low-budget users.
As a low-cost phone, Moto C does not have any spectacular features, but it arrives with enough low-cost components to keep the user happy. The only problem remains with the dated display. On the whole, it is a worthy recommendation for any low-cost user.
Moto C comes with all the features needed to please a user looking for a standard functioning handset. It has a long-lasting battery that can run for two days. Also, it has good cameras which can keep the details preserved in the photos.
Moto C is fitted with a good battery, that performs well due to the power-efficient display that it arrives with. The battery is capable of running the phone for a whole day without an issue as it does not drain that easily. If you put it through light use, then the battery can also last you for more than one day, giving an excellent battery backup.
For a low-cost phone, Moto C has good quality cameras fitted to it. It can capture brilliant details without a problem, and while the colours may appear a bit washed out, they are quite detailed when compared with its rivals. However, it does falter in low-light conditions. The camera can also capture HD videos which are great for a phone in this price range.
As a low-budget phone, Moto C delivers quite well. It has a dated processor and may look cheap, but it can still run all the essential apps which are useful for an average user. If not pushed, it will keep the processing speed high. However, it has a very poor display. It is a recommended phone for any user. However, they should not expect an immersive experience with the screen.
As a low budget phone, Moto C delivers great performance and quality cameras, though it has a poor display.
Moto C comes with a 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels having a density of about 196 PPI. It is a very dated display. The maximum luminosity registered by Moto C is 364 cd/m². It is quite bright, but it is easily beaten by its competitors. However, the brightness is evenly distributed. Due to the lack of ambient light sensors, the screen brightness cannot be adjusted. However, the colours on the phone are intense. Due to its screen brightness, it can be viewed outdoors in sunlight without having too much of reflection. However, the viewing angles are not good and have a fall in quality when viewed at a wide angle.
The Moro C is of a plastic build, which is expected at this rate. It has a low display-to-surface ratio of around 64% which means you do not get adequate screen space to work with. It also has a removable back. On the whole, the material used and the craftsmanship is okay for an entry-level phone. The device does not make much noise when sturdiness tests like twisting the phone are done – proving it to be sturdy. The Volume button is placed at the right side and is quite easily accessible. As it is made out of plastic, the phone does not feel good in the hand and looks cheap.
The Moto C is fitted with a MediaTek MT6737 chipset. It is a very old chipset, running on 4 cores the clock up to 1.1 GHz. It is an entry-level processor and partnered with the ARM Mali T720 which is also entry level. Twinned with the 1 GB RAM, the Moto C delivers average performance. Demanding games will make the phone freeze. Multitasking is good but opening too many apps at one time would result in stuttering.
The Moto C has a primary 5MP camera on its rear panel. It can take shots at 4:3 format and with a resolution of 2560×1920 pixels. It comes with an f/2.4 aperture. Under good lighting conditions, the photos have high details and are quite sharp. However, there is a bit of washing out of colours which may be because of the lack of autofocus. Videos can be recorded in HD at 30 fps.
The Moto C stutters when it comes to low light photos. The image sharpness is not great, and as a result, you get noisy photos.
The 2MP selfie camera is decent and captures mediocre selfies. However, the selfies have to be taken in adequate light, and low light selfies falter when it comes to quality.
The Moto C comes with a 2350-mAh battery. In a Wi-Fi test where the internet was kept running, the phone was able to last for 8h 37min which is impressive. It showed that the phone is capable of offering amazing battery backup that can make it go through a whole day, or even two. The charging time, however, is a bit long, taking 3 hours to charge.
In the low budget segment, Moto C is quite a good phone. While it may have a cheap design, it sits well in hand. However, the problem with the phone is the bad display. It is very dated though it might be the reason for the better performance and battery life if the phone is placed against its flagship rivals. On the whole, it is a phone with all the qualities expected from a low-budget phone and is a recommended buy for any low-budget user. However, investing a bit more and buying a Redmi 4 would be a much better option.
- Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
- Back Camera5 MP
- Front Camera2 MP
- Thickness0.35 inches
- Height5.73 inches
- Weight154 g
- ColorStarry Black
- ColorMetallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, Starry Black
- BuildPlastic body
- Width2.90 inches
- Display TypeTFT capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Size5.0 inches
- Screen Resolution480X854
- Display TypeTFT
- Pixel Density196 ppi
- Display Size4.75 inch to 5 inch
- Display Resolution480 x 854 pixels
- Screen to Body Ratio64.30%
- CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
- Chipset GPMediatek MT6737M (28 nm)
- RAM1 GB RAM
- OSAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
- ChipsetMediatek MT6737M
- Expandable MemorymicroSD, up to 32 GB
- Storage16 GB
- RAM/Internal Storage8 GB, 1 GB RAM - 3G model16 GB, 1 GB RAM - LTE model
- Single Camera5 MP, 1.4 micron
- Back Camera FeaturesLED flash, panorama
- Back Camera Video720p30fps
- Single Camera2 MP
- Front Camera FeaturesLED flash
- HeadPhone JackYes
- User ReplaceableRemovable
- Battery Capacity2350 mAh
- Battery Capacity2350 mAh
- Battery TypeLi-Po
- USBmicroUSB 2.0
- RadioFM radio
- Network SupportGSM / HSPA / LTE
- GPSYes, with A-GPS
- SIMSingle SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
- WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Announced On2017, May
- StatusAvailable. Released 2017, June
Price / Buy
Get the best price for Motorola Moto C
- Best Android One Smartphones That You Can Buy Right NowWed, 19 Feb'20When you are out in the market for a new smartphone you expect the new smartphone should come with the least possible bloatware so that it can deliver the maximum performance. Right now this is only possible with Pixel devices from Google that offers clean stock Android version with no third-party app installed. And that’s…
- Galaxy A70e Renders Leaked!Tue, 18 Feb'20It seems Samsung is about to launch the successor to the Galaxy A70s by the name of Galaxy A70e. A few renders of the A70e have leaked and are doing the rounds on the internet. The leaks are courtesy of the famous leaker @OnLeaks. Based on information from him and the leaked renders, the phone…
- The Best Smartphones You Can Buy In India In 2020Mon, 17 Feb'20Smartphones and gadgets play an important role in one’s life in the current generations. One tends to use them for work, for casual usage, for gaming, media consumption, and whatnot. Life without a phone even for a day is like, life without food for a month. While there are a variety of phones available in…
- Samsung Galaxy S20 First ImpressionsMon, 17 Feb'20Samsung has launched a new trio of phones in the Galaxy S20 Series for the year 2020, these include the Galaxy S20, the S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra with that hybrid 100x zooming capabilities. But that is not we will be focussing on here, while most of the people will be buying the…
- iQoo 3 AnTuTu Benchmark Scores Better Than iPhone 11?!Mon, 17 Feb'20The iQoo 3 is expected to launch in India on February 25th, the same day as its debut in China. It’ll also mark the entry of iQOO in India. The iQOO 3 is about to become India’s first Snapdragon 865 and 5G support. It’s expected to be a quick and powerful phone. This is now…
- OnePlus 8 Finally Shows Up On GeekbenchFri, 14 Feb'20A device with the codename IN2025 has gone through Geekbench and this might be the vanilla OnePlus 8. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset (“kona”) just like the OnePlus 8 Pro, and therefore the Geekbench score of both the devices is similar. But notice the RAM – it’s 8GB while the professional model packed…
- Realme X50 Pro 5G To Have 65W(!) Fast ChargingFri, 14 Feb'20Since MWC has been canceled, Realme is holding a web launch event for the X50 Pro 5G on February 24. Earlier it was alleged to take the wraps off it in Barcelona at the conference. The phone has now been confirmed by Realme to have 65W fast charging, which uses the recently trademarked SuperDart brand.…
- Xiaomi Launches Mi 10 And Mi 10 Pro In ChinaThu, 13 Feb'20Xiaomi has finally launched the Mi 10 in China, which is a successor to the Mi 9 smartphone. The 5G device ships with the newest Android 10 OS. Read also: Redmi 8A Dual Launched in India Xiaomi Mi 10 Specifications and Features The latest Xiaomi Mi 10 features a curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 1,120…
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip First ImpressionsWed, 12 Feb'20Samsung has just unveiled its latest folding phone, and this comes with a completely new visual design, which has a mechanism pretty similar to the infamous Motorola Razr Fold. It features the new Ultra-Thin Glass has a better hinge mechanism and more, and also It is coming pretty soon to India. While there are some…
- How To Move Your Data From Android To iPhoneWed, 12 Feb'20Right Now there are only two major operating systems for a smartphone which are Android and iOS. And you get unlimited options if you want an Android device while iOS is only available on iPhones. So the people who have been using iOS and iPhones for a while are tempted to switch to Android devices…
Discover Phones Best For You
- 7.6spec scoreXiaomi Poco X2₹15,999Add to compare
- 7.9spec scoreOPPO F15₹19,990Add to compare
- 7.9spec scoreSamsung Galaxy A71Add to compare
- 7.6spec scoreNokia 6.2₹13,349Add to compare
- 7.4spec scoreMotorola Razr 2019Add to compare
- 7.3spec scoreRealme 5i₹8,999Add to compare
- 7.6spec scoreXiaomi Redmi K30Add to compare
- 7.8spec scoreLG G8X ThinQAdd to compare
- 7.7spec scoreVivo V17₹22,990Add to compare
- 8spec scoreVivo Z1 Pro₹12,990Add to compare