The Moto C and Moto C Plus, which had been leaked online a few weeks back, are now official. As you can guess from their names, the new Moto C models sit below the Moto E line, making them the most affordable Motorola smartphones yet.
Let’s talk about the Moto C first. It sports a 5-inch display with 480 x 854 FWVGA resolution and runs on a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core 64-bit SoC clocked at 1.1 GHz. Like other budget Android smartphones, the Moto C includes just 1GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB of internal memory. The smartphone features a 5MP fixed-focus shooter at the back, with large 1.4 micron pixels, 74-degreee FoV, an LED flash, and 720p HD video recording. The front-facing camera is a less impressive 2MP snapper, although it does include a dedicated LED flash.
Connectivity features offered by the Moto C include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. The smartphone will be available in both single as well as dual SIM variants, depending on the market. In some markets, the Moto C will also support 4G VoLTE networks. Moving on, the smartphone includes a 2350mAh capacity battery inside, which can be easily replaced by users. In terms of dimensions, the Moto C measures 145.5 x 73.6 x 9mm and weighs in at 154 grams.
The Moto C Plus features a 5-inch 720 x 1280 HD resolution display and is powered by a more powerful 64-bit MediaTek MT6737 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. In terms of memory, the Moto C Plus will be available with 1GB/2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable onboard memory. It is a pretty decent upgrade over the Moto C in the camera department as well. Instead of the fixed-focus 5MP unit on the Moto C, the Moto C Plus includes an 8MP auto-focus module paired with an f/2.2 aperture lens. The selfie camera on the front is the same 2MP unit with a dedicated LED flash of its own. Connectivity wise, the Moto C Plus includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, and 4G VoLTE.
Perhaps the most significant difference between the Moto C and the Moto C Plus is the 4000mAh capacity battery inside the latter. Motorola includes 10W rapid charge support as well, which means you will not have to wait too long for the battery to charge fully from 0 to 100%. In terms of dimensions, the Moto C Plus measures 144 x 72.3 x 10mm and weighs in at 162 grams. Both the Moto C as well as the Moto C Plus run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box.
The new Moto C and Moto C Plus will be going on sale in Latin Europe, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific beginning this spring. Color options for the two smartphones include Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold, and Starry Black.
In Europe, the Moto C 3G variant with 8GB of storage has been priced at 89 EUR ($97), while the 4GB variant with the same 8GB of internal memory will cost 99 EUR ($108). The Moto C Plus with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory will be available for 119 EUR ($130). No word yet on pricing for other key markets around the world.