Motorola has finally launched its hyped about Moto M smartphone. The device has recently been spotted on Tmall, which is what China has in lieu of Amazon. We have been hearing about the device since the past couple of weeks and it was expected to launch on the 8th of November. Well folks, the Moto M is finally here! Let’s take an in-depth look at the device.
Okay, so maybe our expectations were too high. After all, when you have devices like the Moto E, Moto G and the sort as your predecessors, the picture painted for Moto M was pretty spectacular. That may be why those who have been following the progress of the smartphone are liable to be slightly disappointed. That said though, Moto M still continues the Moto series’ tradition of over the top features.
Okay, so as rumored, the Moto M comes with a metal unibody that is also splash-proof. Motorola has also decided to give in to the trend and has brought about a brand new rear fingerprint sensor. Camera wise, you get a 16-MegaPixel rear camera. Considering the nice quality that is the trademark of the Moto series of smartphones, the Moto M should prove to be capable of taking pretty great pictures.
Strangely enough, the Chinese model packs an eight-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor. Hopefully, the processor in the global editions will be more impressive, but there is really no telling at this time.
The battery is again less than what the rumors promised. Instead of a 5,100 powerhouse, the Moto M houses a 3050 mAh battery. Other specifications include a 1080p screen, dual SIM slots, 32GB of storage and Dolby Atmos sound. The phone has been priced at ¥ 1999.00, which equates up to somewhere around at $295. This price — what was Motorola thinking? — may land the Moto M in trouble.
Considering that there are a whole host of devices — many of which are loaded with features better then the M — around the same price point, Motorola appears to be relying on its brand presence for sale in China. For example, the Xiaomi’s 5s belongs from the same range and in addition to Moto M features, also packs the latest Snapdragon 821 CPU and a front, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
Whether or not this strategy is successful though, is something only time will tell. In the meantime, lets hope for better features — and specially a better processor — from the Global variant of the Moto M.