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

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Moto C, Moto C Plus With Front Flash and Android 7.0 Nougat Launched
Highlights
  • Moto C comes in 3G and 4G variants
  • Moto C Plus sports a 4000mAh battery
  • Both the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat

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.

Moto C specifications and features

As for specifications, the Moto C runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 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).

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Motorola Moto C

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 145.5x73.6x9mm, and the smartphone weighs 154 grams. The Moto C will be available in Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, and Starry Black colour variants.

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.

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Motorola Moto C Plus

The Moto C Plus features a 5-inch (720x1280 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 144x72.3x10 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.

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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