Moto M Quick Review
While Motorola’s every new launch draws a lot of attention, as seen with Moto Z and Moto Z Play, the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker is all set to make ripples with their Moto M launch. The rumors surrounding any new product launch these days, circulate more confusion for the mobile enthusiasts but there is one thing clear that for Lenovo, Moto M model named XT 1622 will be the flag bearer for the company.
Moto M Standout Feature
Going by the rumors and press leaks it is going to be a 5.5 inch, unibody handset with the fingerprint sensor finding a place at the back of the device enabling a single tap device authentication, deviating from the Moto Z. The Moto logo finds a place at the bottom of the phone. The full metal body to give a prime feel makes it at par with Samsung, Apple, and others.
Moto M also becomes the first phone from Motorola to come with pre-installed apps. With an official deal with Microsoft, Motorola plans to offer apps like MS Office, OneDrive, and Skype as pre-installed in its new phone.
Performance and OS
Under the hood, the new smartphone will have all it takes to make it a powerhouse performer. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, and a 64 GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB with external microSD card, the configuration satisfies all requirements. A 32 GB variant is also expected. The 4G LTE phone will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgradeable to the latest OS from Google i.e. Android Nougat.
Camera And Display
The 5.5-inch screen is fully-HD and has a 1080×1920 pixel AMOLED display. The rear camera is a vertical module 16 MP with dual LED flash. The front camera is a 8 MP making it perfect for selfies. It will also boast a full HD video recording feature.
Battery Life And Other Feature
With a 5100 mAh battery will provide enough juice for the user be it social networking, gaming or checking emails and documents. A built-in 1.5 W speaker, 3.5 mm audio jack, and microphones aiding in noise cancellation, along with other standard features like WiFi Direct, GPS with A – GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.2, USB with USB on the go accelerometer, proximity, compass, light, gyro like sensors. Motorola has taken care of even the minutest aspects of the device.
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Price Tag and Release date
With a TENAA listing in August this year has given enough credibility that the expected launch date is quite close. It is anticipated that the company will either launch the Moto M (XT 1622) at the November 8 event to be held in Guangzhou, China or slightly later in December with a price tag of approximately $270-$280.
All in all, Moto M is a good looking performer in the mid range, a budget friendly category expected to garner a good share of the market. The original verdict of the consumer is ‘wait and watch’ game right now.