Motorola is now aiming for the entry-level smartphone segment with the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both phones were made official today, packing decidedly entry-level specs, 4G connectivity and starting at just EUR 89 (about $99 or Rs. 6500).
This is the cheaper of the two, and comes with a 5-inch FWVGA (480p) display, possibly of the TN variety, which does mean that viewing angles as well as colors won't hold up to close inspection. It runs on a quad-core MediaTek processor, with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
Inside the plastic shell, there's a 2350 mAh battery which should suffice for a day's worth of use given the specs of the phone. For selfies, you have a 2-megapixel front facing camera with LED flash. On the back, there's a 5-megapixel camera as well with its own LED Flash. You should be able to capture HD videos with both cameras of the phone.
Comparison: Moto C vs Moto C Plus
Moto C Plus
Coming to the Moto C Plus, it packs a higher resolution 5-inch HD display, upgraded 8MP rear camera but the same 2MP front camera with LED flash for both. The plus in this variant is for the 4000 mAh battery under the hood, which the company says, is good enough to last 30 hours on a single charge. It comes with 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and storage is expandable with a microSD card slot.
Availability and Pricing
The Moto C comes in both 3G and 4G variants, the 3G option starts at EUR 89 ($99 or Rs. 6500) while the 4G version comes in at EUR 99 ($109 or Rs. 7000). The Moto C Plus only comes in 4G variant starting at EUR 119 ($129 or Rs. 8400) for the 1GB RAM / 16 GB storage variant. Both will be available in Spring in several regions of Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific including India.