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Lenovo Moto M


Lenovo Moto M
Lenovo Moto M
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, glossy: yes
32GB internal, microSD up to 256 GB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, GPS
3050 mAh Lithium-Ion
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 71.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto M

Moto M review: Proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover
Source: Soycincau English
Smartphones are ubiquitous these days. In Malaysia, it’s pretty hard to get by without some kind of smartphone to run basic messaging and social media applications. But Malaysia’s in a bad spot and because our currency is so awful, a large majority of us can’t afford super expensive flagships.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Moto M review – Affordable future proofed all rounder for the masses
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, the Moto M ticks all the boxes as an affordable value-beating all rounder for the entry-level to midrange user. Thanks to the solid design and fairly powerful hardware (except for the processors) the Moto M should do well for mostly any situation. Granted, you may need a bit of knowledge to pull out the most of what the Moto M can do, but once you do, you can do pretty impressive stuff with it, making it the all-rounder smartphone that many of Malaysia's masses are waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2017
78% Lenovo Moto M Review
Source: Phone World English
Lenovo Moto M is really brilliant device in the field of camera and battery section. The camera section has 16MP and 8MP lens whereas the battery section is consisted of 3050 mAh battery. It has 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage furthermore it is equipped with fingerprint authentication. Overall the device has great features in very affordable price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
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: 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: 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
Lenovo Moto M: stylovka, která umí překvapit (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice design; good display; USB-C. Negative: Low autonomy; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017
67% Moto M - smartphone tầm trung có vỏ kim loại, chống nước
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Đánh giá Moto M: tất cả đều tầm trung
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; waterproof; premium design. Negative: Short battery life; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2017
Mở hộp Moto M giá 6,9 triệu vừa lên kệ
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice design; good hardware; low price; great built quality; large screen; good display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Moto M: Sẽ ra sao khi về tay Lenovo?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2017
Ảnh Moto M RAM 4 GB giá 6,9 triệu đồng vừa về Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Metal case; nice design; powerful hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2017
Trên tay Moto M: Thiết kế đẹp, 4 GB RAM, mất dần chất Moto
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2017
Unboxing & Hands-On Moto M
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Stylish design; metal case; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; decent cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Ревю на Motorola Moto M – начало на нова стилна линия
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; good cooling system; decent cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2017
Представяне на Moto M – 5.5″ Full HD екран, 8-ядрен Helio P10, 16MP камера и 3050mAh батерия
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; decent cameras; long battery life; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2017
69% Recenzia Lenovo Moto M: Kovové telo a pekný vzhľad nie je všetko
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%


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.


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, 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.

71.33%: 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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