The budget segment in the Indian smartphone market is slowly filling up with decent phones that come with no compromise in the connectivity and the recent phones that we saw were from Xiaomi, Swipe, and even Yu. The Moto C is a budget phone that ticks the box when it comes to connectivity – 4G with VoLTE.
The pricing of the Moto C is set at Rs. 5999 and the USP of it is the design and the presence of VoLTE that has picked up as a need due to the network that Jio 4G uses. Before this, the Moto C and the Moto C Plus were announced in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
The Moto C comes with a 5-inch display with the FWVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) and under the hood is a MediaTek MT6737m processor with 1.1GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and Mali T720 GPU along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, with a MicroSD card slot for the storage expansion by 16GB. The camera combination includes a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing one.
The Moto C runs Android 7.0 Nougat and it has a 2350 mAh battery included. The Moto C Plus is not yet introduced in India, and it would’ve been a better choice due to a higher-resolution display and a much better battery life by the 4000 mAh battery.
While the specs don’t speak too much for the device, it is being sold in the offline market where the customers don’t find any decent yet affordable options in the category of 4G VoLTE smartphones. Some of the toughest contenders are available only through the online channels and that makes it a hard purchase for some.
Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India and Country Head, Lenovo Mobile Biz Group, said, “According to the reports fewer people are expected to upgrade to smartphones because of concerns over price, need and ability to use. We see this as a huge opportunity for a brand like us to initiate the smartphone journey for feature phone users. At Motorola, we focus on mobility through device innovation, user-centric design and smart connectivity to offer the best possible smartphone experience to the consumers.”