Moto M Review- Pros and Cons

Moto M is the first smartphone from Moto series with all metal unibody design. It comes in 2 variants. One with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and second one has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.  Here is the Moto M review based on the pros and cons.

Moto M Review

The first thing you notice on Moto M is its design and build quality. The all metal unibody design with slightly curved back gives premium feel to the device.  It has a body to screen ratio of 73 percent, thanks to the thin bezels.

Moto M sports 5.5 inch 1080p IPS LCD screen with pixel density of around 401 ppi. Quality of the display panel used on this device is excellent. The viewing angles, colour saturation and sunlight legibility are good. The touch response also impressive.

Moto M is powered by 2.2GHz Octa Core Mediatek Helio P15 SoC with Mali T860 MP2 GPU. The unit which we have used for this review has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is a dual sim smartphone which has hybrid sim card slot. This means that, you can either use one sim card and a microSD or 2 sim cards.

Performance of Moto M is decent. We have not faced any laginess while using the device for basic day to day tasks. However, gaming performance was just average. There was visible stuttering while playing high end games. Also, some of the trade mark features of Motorola smartphones such as Moto display and Moto action etc are missing.

Moto M comes with 16MP primary camera with LED flash and 8MP secondary camera. The primary camera takes decent pictures in well lit conditions. However in low light and indoor lighting condition, camera performance is just average. The 8MP front facing camera performance was good compared to Moto G4 Plus.

Moto M houses 3050 mAh Li-Polymer battery which lasted one full day in our review period. Charging time to fully charge the device was around one and half hours.

Moto M Review- Pros and Cons

Moto M Pros

  • Good design and build quality.
  • Excellent display panel.
  • Decent battery life.
  • Features all the basic sensors like compass, gyroscope, auto brightness sensor etc.
  • Front facing camera performance is decent.
  • LED notification light.

Moto M Cons

  • Average performance.
  • Hybrid sim card slot.
  • Lack of Moto Display, Moto Action.
  • Camera performance is average.
  • No laser auto focus.

These are the some of the pros and cons we found while doing the Moto M Review. Please let us know your thought on this device in the comment section below.

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4 comments… add one
  • Tarun Kumar Sharma Jul 13, 2018, 3:38 am

    Plz tell me which is better between MOTO M (32GB) and MOTO G5S (32 GB)

    • Aniruddh Jul 13, 2018, 6:58 pm

      Hi Tarun,

      Both are last years phone. Please look for the latest phone. If you share your budget and requirement, I can share my suggestion.

      • Tarun Jul 14, 2018, 12:40 am

        In 12000 Rs which phone is the best. And also suggest me that unboxed phones are good are not.

        • Aniruddh Jul 14, 2018, 11:44 am

          Around 12k, you can look for Honor 7x, Redmi Note 5 or Redmi Note 5 pro. Unboxed phone, you should be careful on the warranty and discount you are getting.

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