Motorola Moto C Plus Specifications
Motorola (owned by Lenovo) launched the Moto C Plus in May 2017. Aimed at first-time Smartphone buyers, and with impressive features like a massive battery with quick charge support, stock Android experience and a selfie camera with LED flash, this device offers quite an array of features for budget users.
Take a closer look at the key features and product highlights of the Moto C Plus.
• Design and Display
o The Rear: The Moto C Plus has a plastic chassis with a textured finish on the rear that improves the grip considerably. Tough it doesn’t have any glossy looks, it feels sturdy and well-built. The Smartphone withstands daily wear and tear without any issues. With more emphasis on functionality over looks, the Moto C appeals to users who are looking for a robust device that handles heavy usage.
o The Front: The capacitive navigation keys are present right below the display. Above the screen are the earpiece, selfie-camera, and LED flash. The device doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor and a proximity sensor.
o The Placement of the Camera and Logo: The primary camera and the LED flash are on the back, which also sports the iconic batwing Moto logo. The loudspeaker is on the bottom of the device and is quite loud and clear, and the sound quality doesn’t distort, even at high volumes.
o Display Screen: The Moto C Plus sports a 5” 720p display which carries out the intended tasks without any issues. On the positive side, the colours are natural and accurate without appearing overblown. The images don’t seem pixelated, and the brightness can be reduced significantly to help in night time usage.
• Hardware and Software Performance
o Processor and RAM: The Moto C Plus runs on the Media Tek MT6737 processor, bundled along with the Mali T720 GPU. The processor clocks in at a speed of 1.3 GHz. It has a RAM capacity of 2GB, and the available internal storage space is 16GB, which is further expandable up to 32GB, using a microSD card.
o Stock Android: One of the big highlights of the Moto C Plus is that it offers stock Android experience. This feature distinguishes it from its direct competitors as this one of a few devices that runs on stock Android at this price point. What’s so great about the Stock Android? It’s highly optimised and comes without any bloatware, usually found on other brands like Samsung’s TouchWiz and RedMi’s MIUI.
o Smooth UI: The UI is clean, smooth and offers a seamless experience. The Moto C Plus comes with the Google Assistant, which performs quite efficiently. The essential UI elements like accessing the app drawer, scrolling through home screens run effortlessly, without any delay or lag.
o Graphics: When it comes to gaming, the Moto C Plus handles casual games like Asphalt Nitro, Subway Surfers without any drop of frames. However, it falters a bit when running intense memory games.
• Exceptional Battery Life
If there is one area where the Moto C Plus totally shines, then it’s the battery life. The Moto C Plus comes with a whopping 4000 mAh battery that is removable. The battery paired with the highly optimised stock Android delivers exceptional battery life.
The battery easily lasts for two days on one charge without having to reduce consumption. If you’re looking for a work phone, to handle all your calls and the other occasional tasks like internet browsing, text messaging, then the Moto C Plus is a great fit for you.
• Camera Quality
The Moto C Plus sports a primary 8MP camera with f/2.2, LED flash and auto-focus. The secondary camera is of 2MP and has an aperture of f/2.8. Additionally, the selfie camera has an LED flash that is a great addition and helps you click great selfies, even in low light.
The rear camera functions well in outdoor, and the images are sharp, with accurate colours. The camera handles even macro shots quite efficiently by focussing on the subject quickly.
Technical Specifications at a Glance
• Display – 5” 720p
• Processor – 1.3GHz quad-core Media Tek MT6737
• RAM – 2GB
• Internal Storage – 16GB expandable up to 32GB
• OS – Android 7.0 Nougat
• Primary Camera – 8MP
• Secondary Camera – 2MP
• Battery – 4000 mAh
Pros: Reasons to go for it
• Excellent build quality that is quite sturdy and durable and handles heavy handed usage.
• Stock Android offers a clean user experience that runs all tasks seamlessly.
• Outstanding battery life that lasts for nearly two days with a single charge.
• Affordable price that is pocket-friendly and fits within all entry-level budgets.
• VoLTE support out of the box.
Cons: The Bad
• The display isn’t bright enough when used in direct sunlight and could have had better viewing angles.
• The touch response of the display is a bit delayed and sometimes takes more than a single tap to get an action done.
• The images taken in low-light using the primary camera appear muddy, noisy and pixelated.
• Sunlight visibility is poor, thereby making it difficult to operate the device outdoors.
• Storage space is limited forcing you to frequently backup your handset.