Hello again, Moto
M for Mid-range
Even after the acquisition from Lenovo back in 2014, Motorola has been putting out smartphones, ranging from high-end to entry level. The Moto M however, falls in-between the two categories. Standing at 5.5-inches, the Moto M is a great mid-range smartphone with respectable specs at an affordable price point. But whether it’s great is another matter entirely. It’s streamlined design paired with a solid metal body gave it a premium and classy look while remaining comfortable to have in your hands.
M for Minimalism
The Moto M keeps its looks to a minimal; with that said, what’s under the hood is a different story entirely. Although the benchmarks may point it between a mid-range to an entry level device, the Moto M is a good device in its own right. Although I much prefer it to be running on Snapdragon, the Helio P10 performs admirably. The 4GB RAM isn’t so bad either as apps run smoothly in the background. My only concern is the overheating, which is something the Moto M tends to do when you’re using it for long hours.
M for Maestro
The sound quality on the Moto M is far greater than I expected. It made watching Netflix and YouTube much better after I solved the overheating issue by just not touching the device. The Dolby Atmos audio enhancement does a great job at making whatever you watch sound better. The camera also does itself justice with a 16-megapixel rear camera and dual CCT flash. It also comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera so it’s a great smartphone for girls.
The Moto M is protected against accidental spills and splashes thanks to its invisible layer of nanocoating, making it resistant to water.
Keeping Personal Away From Professional
Thanks to the Dual-SIM slot, you can now have two different SIM cards in the Moto M, allowing you to reach your friends, family and colleagues without needing another device.
More Juice In Less Time
With the Type-C USB port, you can charge the Moto M faster while its battery will last longer, allowing you to have more fun with it.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 151.4 x 7.9 x 75.4mm
Processor: Mediatek Helio P10 Octa-Core 1.9GHz Cortex-A53
Memory: 3/4GB RAM
Operating System: Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1
Ports: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
AnTuTu Benchmark v6.2.7 – 48,856
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme v1.0 – 452
PC Mark 8 Work 2.0 Performance – 3,160
V – 8
P – 7
F – 8
D – 9
U – 8
Total – 8
Verdict: Motorola keeps the Moto M strictly mid-range, from pricing to its specs, features and even its performance.