Moto M First Impressions

Moto M First Impressions


Lenovo has decided to make things different with the launch of the much anticipated Moto M. Putting an end to all rumors, the Moto M launched on 16th December at midnight. Motorola has been very specific when it comes to its design which was very evident in all their Moto phones till date.

However, Moto M changes everything. With its unibody design unique to all Motorola devices, it feels much more premium. Another welcome change is the placement of the fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone pushing the Motorola symbol at the bottom. For all you music fans, this is the first Motorola handset with Dolby Atmos for enhanced sound. The speakers are placed at the bottom of the phone and for first time usage they were impressive.

But is it a worthy upgrade to the amazing Moto G4 Plus? Here are the three features which make the Moto M stand out:

  • Stylish Metal Chassis
  • Splash Resistant
  • Type C charging
  • Powerful Camera (16 MP rear camera & a 8 MP front facing camera with Selfie-Beautification)

With solid specs & a good build quality it was surprising not to find a Snapdragon processor at the core. Instead, what we get it is a Mediatek Helio P15 processor for the first time in a Motorola device. However, clocked at 2.2 GHz octa-core processor it looks fit to keep the phone running along smoothly even with vigorous use. The rest of the specifications are fairly basic for a mid-range device and do it justice.

It is available in two variants. A 32 GB variant with 3 GB ram and 64 GB variant with 4 GB ram.  It has a hybrid tray which means that if you want a memory card then you have to sacrifice the second sim, which may not please many. However, with 64 GB storage onboard there should be enough space for heavy media users.

The major selling point of Motorola phones is the almost stock user interface. Besides a few handy apps by Moto, it’s maintained the clean android look. This means that this phone will be one of the first phones to get the update.

We’ll find out more once we come up with a full in depth review of the Moto M. Stay tuned for more.