Lenovo Moto C
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix f / 2.8 aperture, 1.0 µm 63° lens, fixed focus, LED flash, Burst Mode, HDR image processing
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Moto C
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’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
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
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2017
Source: Android TV 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%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2017
Source: Smartphone e tablet android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2017
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.
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.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
MT6737: ARM based quad-core SOC (4x Cortex-A53) with 64-bit support and a clock of up to 1.3 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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, 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.
67.75%: 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.