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Lenovo Moto C Series

Lenovo Moto C PlusProcessor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720, ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch
Weight: 0.154kg, 0.162kg
Price: 100, 129 euro
Average Score: 68.7% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 48%, features: 43%, display: 69%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 97%

 

Lenovo Moto C

It seems like as of late android manufacturers are either over investing on flagships or on the budget segment trying to squeeze every last drop of the android market which is not to say there isn’t any more innovation, which is why the Lenovo Moto C is here to possibly prove the naysayers wrong. If you find the recent 4th gen Moto E a little on the nose in terms of pricing you should be glad to hear that the Lenovo Moto C is there to fill the void. For starters, the Lenovo Moto C is equipped with a MediaTek MT6737 SoC, 1Gb of memory and 16 GB of internal storage which signifies that you can’t always have everything because apart from the somewhat weak sauce specs the Lenovo Moto C is equipped with a measly 854 by 480 TFT LCD which is literally the tech of yesteryear but don’t go banging the wall yet as the Lenovo Moto C is also equipped with a 5MP rear and 2MP front camera. If you would take a gander it certainly isn’t to please the spec geeks who look at specs. But more of an ultra-budget phone for those who just needs to stay in touch with their loved ones. Jumping over to the chassis the Lenovo Moto C is made of plastic which isn’t all that bad since when compared to metal chassis at least they won’t dent even on the roughest of users. Safe to say the workmanship on the chassis is reasonably good for its given price range. In terms of IO the Lenovo Moto C is pretty much standard with a micro USB port and a headphone jack although it is a surprise to find out that unlike flagships the Lenovo Moto C has an inbuilt FM tuner.
Software-wise the Lenovo Moto C is preloaded with Android 7.0 nougat which proves that even with such lowly specs android is still able to be loaded although actually working smoothly is yet to be proven since most mid to high end phones are often loaded with bloatware. Suffice to say the Lenovo Moto C has a stock as it can get android preloaded. As this device is still a phone it remains that the telephony function is still important which is to say audio quality is satisfying enough without feeling unclear or distorted. The camera on the Lenovo Moto C is able to take pictures but is unfortunately limited to a 4:3 aspect although this may not be a significant issue. As with budget phones the camera on the Lenovo Moto C does suffer from poor image quality when taking photos in dark or bad lighting conditions but is about halfway decent when in good lighting conditions. As previously mentioned the display on the Lenovo Moto C is quite dated in terms of tech and resolution even for everyday use however brightness-wise it is actually quite bright. It should be noted that with entry level specs users should not expect the device to perform when multitasking as of such it would be best to keep expectations low. Over at the audio department the mono speaker is sufficiently loud but does suffer from low highs and virtually non-existent bass which is to say users should use a pair of earphones if audio is of an importance. Finally, battery life should be given a mention, with virtually undemanding hardware it wouldn’t be surprising that the Lenovo Moto C was able to last about 8 hours and 47 minutes on Wi-Fi on its 2350mAh battery. Final notes being for a budget device Lenovo was able to produce a somewhat interesting device but if it wasn’t for its yesteryear display it would have certainly been a recommendation for those who don’t really care much for top end hardware.

Specifications

Lenovo Moto CNotebook: Lenovo Moto C
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 854 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.154kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 59% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

76.5% Lenovo Moto C Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
New go-to device in the low-budget segment? The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is trying to stir up the low-budget segment of the smartphone market with its new C series. Find out whether the company will succeed in our review.
Motorola Moto C Review
Source: Yugatech English
Motorola’s comeback isn’t fully throttled without an affordable device in their portfolio, and the Moto C fits the mold with capable performance comparable to devices of its price range, not to mention the introduction of a pure Google Android mobile operating system that has been void since the Android One series.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2017
Motorola Moto C Unboxing, Quick Review: Most Affordable Moto Yet
Source: Unbox English
That’s pretty much it for our hands-on, we’ll be taking the Moto C for a spin to see if its Php 3,699 asking price is worth it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2017
100-Euro-Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2017
59% Moto C Review- Missed Opportunity!
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Lenovos Preisbrecher-Smartphones
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2017
Smartphone Motorola Moto C - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Представяне на Moto C – 5” екран, 4-ядрен процесор, Android 7.0 Nougat и ниска цена
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2017

 

Lenovo Moto C Plus

The Moto C Plus is the company's new budget device targeted at first-time smartphone buyers. Lenovo stresses that the new Moto C Plus, with features such as a massive battery with rapid charging support, a selfie camera with LED flash, and a stock Android experience, packs enough punch at a price that should fit anyone's budget. On the design front, the new Moto C Plus strictly follows the Moto design cues. This means that users will see rounded edges and aesthetics somewhat similar to the Moto G5. However, there is no metal on the Moto C Plus, except for a metal lining around the front panel, which adds to the overall appeal of the handset. While the smartphone does not exude a high-end feel in the traditional sense, it is built very well and feels extremely solid. Motorola has not changed the design of the Moto C Plus much, only adding a textured pattern on the rear cover that looks distinct. The device weighs 162 grams, which might seem slightly heavy for its size, but the large battery capacity justifies it. The circular design at the back holds the rear camera alongside an LED flash. The circular housing resembles that of the Moto G5. The speaker grill can be seen at the back of the smartphone, while the 3.5-mm audio jack sits on the top edge, accompanied by a micro-USB charging port.

The Moto C Plus is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Users also get 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via a micro-SD card (up to 32GB). The 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) TFT display on the Moto C Plus is good for a budget smartphone. Colors are natural and accurate and the minimum brightness is low enough not be a hindrance at night. The Moto C Plus sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, a 71-degree field of view and an LED flash. There is also a 2-MP front-facing camera with LED flash. The rear camera on the Moto C Plus was quick at focusing. Furthermore, it automatically adjusted the highlights and shadows depending on the light, which seemed neat. Selfies look good and the addition of LED flash may turn out to be a great addition for consumers in this price range. The Moto C Plus also offers a slew of Nougat-specific features such as a revamped Settings app, the ability to reply to messages from anywhere, quick app switching, multi-window, and refreshed Quick Settings toggles. With Nougat, the Moto C Plus also offers Google Assistant out-of-the-box, a feature still not available on phones that cost almost double as much. Finally, the smartphone features capacitive navigation buttons at the front.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo Moto C PlusNotebook: Lenovo Moto C Plus
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.162kg
Price: 129 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 67.43% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

79.5% Lenovo Moto C Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The better Moto C! The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is trying to stir up the low-budget segment of the smartphone market with its new C series. Our review shows that the Moto C Plus has some paramount improvements compared to its 5-inch counterpart without the additional "Plus".
Moto C Plus Review – Stock Android Experience with Big Battery
Source: Gadget Diary English
So, if you are someone who needs a smartphone with latest stock Android OS and a big battery, then you can check out Moto C Plus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2017
65% Moto C Plus review: Buy it only for Stock Android
Source: India Today English
The Moto C Plus is a smartphone that thrills almost as much as it disappoints. The compromises that it makes are a little puzzling and the smartphone is a case of untapped potential. On one hand the battery life is excellent, it comes with stock Android on board and the design is chunky and durable, if not pretty.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
Moto C Plus First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
After spending some time with the all-new Moto C Plus, we believe that Moto's idea of keeping it simple might work. The company isn't looking to impress consumers who are obsessed with better specifications at this price. Instead, the new Moto C Plus is targeted to appeal to first time smartphone buyers. Features like near-stock Android Nougat, front camera with flash, and 4000mAh battery with rapid charging support are some of the features that aren't common at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2017
56% Motorola Moto C Plus Ist ein bisschen besser ausreichend?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 56% features: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50%
130-Euro-Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2017
85% Motorola Moto C Plus
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 51% display: 52% mobility: 84%
56% Lenovo Moto C Plus, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 56% price: 65% features: 55% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Smartphone Motorola Moto C Plus - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
75% Moto C Plus Review - De beste keus op een budget
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Test du Motorola Moto C Plus : un low cost long courrier
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: High autonomy. Negative: Poor display; no sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2018
Prise en main du Motorola C Plus : une autonomie prometteuse à petit prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Long battery life; great built quality. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2017
72% Đánh giá chi tiết Moto C Plus: Dưới 3 triệu, bạn có những gì?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
63% Test af Motorola Moto C Plus – monsterbatteri til under 1.000 kroner
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 63% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 50%

 

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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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek:

MT6737: ARM based quad-core SOC (4x Cortex-A53) with 64-bit support and a clock of up to 1.3 GHz.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.154 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.162 kg:


68.7%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-20 (Update: 2017-07-20)