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Lenovo Moto M

Specifications

Lenovo Moto M
Lenovo Moto M
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 32GB internal, microSD up to 256 GB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, GPS
Battery
3050 mAh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Weight
163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto M

Moto M Review: Motorola's Very First Metal Phone with 3 Rare Features at Its Price; Nougat Update Out Soon
Source: University Herald English
Moto M - Motorola's very first all-metal device, has reached India and the company has also announced that the handset will be receiving Nougat update real soon. Let's check out the specs!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2016
Moto M First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto M goes on sale just before midnight on the 14th of December, exclusively on Flipkart. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our in-depth review of the Moto M’s performance, build quality, camera quality, and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2016

Foreign Reviews

Moto M: Es Oficial El Nuevo Terminal Metálico De Lenovo
Source: Descargar.mobi Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Metal case; nice display; decent hardware; quick charge; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2016
Lenovo Moto M ya a la venta, características, disponibilidad y precio
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; metal case; decent hardware; long battery life; flexible fingerprint sensor; slim size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2016
Lenovo Moto M: Será Anunciado El 8 De Noviembre
Source: Descargar.mobi Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; metal case; beautiful design; decent hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2016
Motorola Moto M ufficiale, 5.5 pollici FHD e 4 GB di RAM
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; decent hardware; impressive design; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2016
Lenovo Moto M oficjalnie. Chiński design i "bezpieczne, szybkie ładowanie"
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Support waterproof; fast and safe charge; metal case; decent hardware; good speakers; flexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2016

Comment

Model: The Lenovo Moto M is a mid-range smartphone, which features antenna bands running on the top and bottom edges at the back. Launched in November 2016, the Moto M comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi. The Moto M measures 151.35 x 75.35 x 7.85 mm and weighs 163.00 g. Depending on the region, the Moto M is powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor or a MediaTek Helio P15 processor. It is paired with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and has an internal storage of 32 GB or 64 GB. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB with a microSD card. The dual-SIM Moto M smartphone features a hybrid dual-SIM slot, which indicates that it supports a Micro-SIM or microSD card in the second SIM slot. The Moto M features a full metal unibody design, which looks premium and solid in the hand. There are three color options, which are gold, gray, and silver. It has a splash-proof design (or nano-coating), which indicates that it can withstand light rain or water splashes. The Moto M also has a rounded back alike the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. At the back of the Moto M, there is a fingerprint sensor which is placed differently from previous Moto smartphones such as Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play. These models have their fingerprint sensor placed on the front Home button. The fingerprint sensor works quite well and detects fingerprints quickly.

As for the camera, the Moto M features a higher resolution 16 MP rear camera with 1-micrometre pixel size. In addition, the rear camera features dual-LED flash, a f/2.0 aperture, and supports PDAF (phase detection autofocus). Shots are good but there is nothing to shout about. There are more capable shooters at this price range. The Moto M also features an 8 MP front shooter with 1.12-micrometre pixel size for selfies and video call. For audio, the Moto M features a rear speaker with Dolby Atmos audio enhancement for better audio quality and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The Motorola Moto M runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. It is powered by a non-removable 3050 mAh battery with support for fast charging and the Turbo Charging power adapter brings the charging time to a minimum. The Moto M comes with up to two years of free storage at original quality in Google Photos. With Google Photos, photos are automatically backed up, organised, and searchable. The Moto M supports 4G with VoLTE for faster mobile data transfer. It is Lenovo’s effort to put out an affordable version of the Moto Z series. However, it lacks in some features of the Moto Z. Nevertheless, the mid-range smartphone category can only get better with the Moto M as another choice.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.163 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-11-20 (Update: 2016-11-20)