Motorola Moto M Singapore Review – Wise to buy?

Motorola has bounced back in the last couple of years with its Moto series and the phones are quite a competition to other phone brands.  After Lenovo acquired Motorola, all ranges of Mobile phones has been introduced and are reasonably priced.

The Motorola Moto M Singapore phone is a mid-range, which boasts of good specifications, economic price, and good design. All of these have been known while the phone was launched but let us understand its specification and have hands on review of the phone to check whether it is worth a buy or not?

Sleek and Stylish Design

A well-built phone, which looks pretty easy to hold in our hands. It’s a simple yet stylish design which is made of solid metal having 5.5 inches of screen display. This time there are no navigations buttons on the phone and they just have a Moto logo in the bottom and Fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone.  Rest the USB Port, Headphone Jack and other things are usually placed as in other Moto phones. All of these buttons have textured designs which go quite well with the design and enhance the look.

Sharp Display

The 5.5-inch display of Moto M with 1080 x 1920 pixels makes it a good view phone.  Although having a sharp display, the phone’s color temperature is not as per the expectation. With 2 settings of standard and Vibrant, you can get vivid colors but not accurate as required.  The color contrast, brightness levels are all acceptable and quite accurate.

Decent Functionality & Interface

The phone comes with nearly stock Android Device,  which is like Android Marshmallow on other devices. The apps which are already installed on the phone are the stock Google apps. The few Moto apps like File Manager and Help are also present in the phone. The Vanilla Android Interface is what we are not a fan of.  It might be snaggy at a later stage.  The fingerprint scanner at the rear of the phone is quick and responsive but has no shortcuts.  We hope that the phone would be soon available for update to latest Android 7.0 Nougat.

Humble Performance

Talking about the processor, the Moto M is backed with octa-core Media Tek Helio P15 chipset along with 4GB of RAM. It provides a decent performance with a light to normal usage of the phone but while paying more graphic intense games, the phone gets warmer. For the basic tasks, the phone runs swiftly and smoothly. As far as storage is concerned, the phone provides you with 32 GB of in built storage or can even go for a 64GB storage option. You can even upgrade the storage with the Micro SD slot available.

Connectivity

The Moto M phone have good connectivity with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi-, Bluetooth, and GPS. But it does not support US LTE so if you import the phone, you have to be satisfied with 3G connectivity only. The USB slot helps you to connect the charging pin to your PC as well.

Camera and Video Quality

Do Not expect any wonders from MOTO M camera. The phone clicks quite good photos with its 16 MP rear camera with various features available. The Phone does have an HDR feature as well for good clicks. It performs averagely in turns of Picture quality. In Dim Lights or at night time, the pictures were not that clear and in fine detail as in night time. The selfie camera is of 8MP which is just fine but the inbuilt beautician feature provides you with silky smooth skin and removes blemishes if any. The autofocus in the phone is quite quick and the videos shot in 1080 Full Hp mode is also not that bad.

Good Battery Life

The Moto M comes with 3050 Mah of the battery which is quite good for a daylong of usage.  It lasts easily for 7-8 hours after constant usage with the full brightness which is quite good.

Bottom line

Overall, Moto M Singapore proves to be a good phone in the mid price range. The battery life is good, performance is above average and design is sleek and stylish. The only drawbacks are with the Camera and average interface. The Moto M is priced at mid range in the S$400 range.

Motorola Moto M

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