A Failed Lenovo Experiment now called Moto M
By VSK | 27 Dec 2016
I am a serial Moto Buyer and this is my 8th Phone. Buying this phone was an absolute nightmare. Delivery delayed by 2 weeks! But for 7k couldn't have expected any worse. Even Flipkart bribed me with Rs 300 GC to keep calm about it.. lolz.
Needless to say... this phone is - A Failed Lenovo Experiment now called Moto M.... why.. It has almost all likeness to a Lenovo Make.. But what the heck Lenovo makes both the makes. Here is what I think of the phone.
Phone Build: 5 Stars! Very neat and well built. Fits great at hand. Fingerprint sensor just great!
Processor: 5 Stars! MediaTek's Helio P10/P15 (MT6755) packs a mean punch. Never seen an Android run that fast and smooth. Multi tasking is a breeze.
Graphics: 4 Stars! Apart from the occasional bumps Mali-T860MP2 does deliver high end graphics (played Asphalt 8, Real Racing & F1 2016).
Display: 4 Stars! Its fantastic. 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) HD display. Very smooth, but not crisp or sharp.
Phone Reception: 4 Stars! Its is very clear without much noise or disturbances.
Battery: 3 Stars! Non-removable Li-Po 3050 mAh battery for a Octa Core is less. Drains out quickly. Won't last more than a day!
Dual Sim: 3 Stars! Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).. Its not right to give one sim slot to run on 4g and one on 3g!
Headphone, Audio Output: 3 Stars! Average sound output even with Dolby Atmos. Only one Right side speaker. Needed additional apps and better headphones.
Camera: 2 Stars! Very Mediocre 16 MP Camera with a Lenovo Camera App & No Gallery! That Sucks! Biggest flaw in this phone.
The Hype: Yepp, its sold out! But, I remember a similar instance in 1997 when Oasis's Be Here Now album released, it was a record sell out. But people later realized, it wasn't that good enough.
Bottom Line: Go for Moto Z Play if you don't mind spending extra 5-7 quid!!