Both the new releases of the Moto series are nearly of the same specifications and prices. The Plus version of the C series has an improved screen resolution and battery. Here are the latest news of the Moto C and C Plus.
Release Date: Both the phones were announced to be available at the beginning of spring, which is very soon.
Price: Moto C will be priced around £89.99 SIM Free and the C Plus will cost approximately £109.99.
Moto C, Moto C Plus Features & Specifications:
Display: The Moto C will have 5.0in FWVGA display and a resolution of 854×480, whereas the C Plus will HD display with 1280×720 resolution and GFM, with the same screen size.
Design: Both the phones will be available in red, black and gold colours, with curved edges.
Camera & Battery: Moto C will have a 5Mp rear camera, video recording HD@30fps, VGA@30fps and 2Mp front camera with selfie flash. The Plus version will have an 8Mp camera, video recording HD@30fps, VGA@30fps and the same front camera. The C and C plus will have 2350mAh and 4000mAh non-removable battery respectively.
OS & Power: It is powered with MTK 6737M 64-bit quad-core 1.1GHz processor with 1 GB RAM and the Moto C Plus will run in MediaTek MT6737 64-bit quad-core 1.3GHz processor with either 1 or 2 GB RAM.
Other Features: Both the Moto C and C Plus will have 16GB built-in memory that is expandable by up to 32GB MicroSD. The Bluetooth is same for both the handsets i.e., 4.2, and so is the 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The weight of the handsets is different. C weighs 154g and the C Plus 162g. Both has 3.5mm audio jack. The best upgrade of the latest C series is the battery, which is expected to give a backup of more than two days.
The Moto G5 and the Moto G5 plus by the Lenovo-owned Motorola is both reliable and affordable as the Moto G series has given us the best budget smartphones we ever used. In this article, we will discuss the difference between the new Moto G5 and the G5 plus. Have a look-
Design and Build: Both the G5 and G5 plus will comprise a diamond cut aluminum chassis and splash proof Nano coating. The G5 has a 5 inch full HD screen and the G5 plus has a larger 5.2 inch full HD screen, both having the 1920*1080pixel resolution.
Both G5 and G5 plus comes with a cutting edge fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button and a 3.5 mm jack.
Processor: Moto G5 has an octa core, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU and the G5 Plus has a faster 2 GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU.
RAM: The Moto G5 comes with 2 GB RAM but the Moto G5 plus can come with both in 2GB and 4GB models.
Storage: The Moto G5 has two variants of this category- the 16 GB and the 32 GB variant. The G5 plus also has two different storage variants, one with 32 GB storage and the other with 64 GB of storage.
Camera: The Moto G5 features the same 13 MP f/2.0 rear camera and 5 MP front selfie camera. The Moto G5 Plus is equipped with a 12 MP Sony IMX 260, f/1.7 camera and a 5 MP front camera.
Battery: The G5 has a 2800mAh removable battery with fast charging and the G5 Plus comes with a higher capacity 3000mAh non-removable battery. The G5 plus also features the fast charging option named TurboPower charging.
Price: The Moto G5 with 16GB storage comes £169 and the 32GB model has £179. The G5 Plus 32 GB model comes with £259.
Verdict: If budget is not a problem for you, go for the Moto G5 Plus as it has better specifications.
Since November 2013, we have seen a bunch of low range smartphones from Motorola, all named Moto G, until last year when the new owner Lenovo announced the fourth generation Moto G, more aptly named as Moto G4 with three variants, namely Moto G4, Moto G4 plus and Moto G4 play.
A report has suggested that in future we are going to see the fifth generation of Moto G, and we hope, that it would have been named Moto G5.
The highly speculated release date: As the release dates of all the generations of Moto G always coincide with the MWC, the biggest mobile trade show of the year, we can expect this tradition to be consistent this year too.
Two dates have already gained the spotlight in mobile arena; one being 26th Feb 2017. The day has been selected by Motorola for inaugurating an event just before the day of MWC 2017 on 27th Feb 2017. Keeping that in mind, we can speculate that Moto G 5th generation would have been incubated by the authority. Features and specifications:
1. Processor: The rumour is that Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 will feature in this phone. It promises 35% lower battery usage than the previous Snapdragon 617. This budget phone also includes Adreno 506 GPU. This phone will obviously run the newest Android Nougat and possibly we’ll see the micro USB swapped with USB C.
2. Design: A source confirms a 5.5 inch full HD screen, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, an octa-core processor based on Cortex-A 53, Micro USB and a headphone jack. We are hoping more than one variant of Moto G fifth generation as previous.
Price: The expected price range of this phone should be around £150-£170 which is a good starting price for a low range budget smartphone.
Conclusion: Speculation paves the way to excitement as we all wait in anticipation for Moto to make a mark with the G5.
Motorola Mobility remained quite this year and did not announce any products. The only change seen in the company was in its CEO, Rick Osterloh. On the other hand, the company which is now taken over by Lenovo suggested that we shall soon be receiving new Moto X, Moto G and Moto E smartphones.
One of the upcoming Motorola phones will be named as Moto X3, which is the name shown in a listing in Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports to and from India. The website is listing “Motorola Moto X3”, though it’s quite unlikely that “Motorola” branding will be used on the final product. On the other hand, we are expecting this phone to come with “Lenovo” branding. Overall, these phones will feature 5 inch display and single SIM GSM.
Also, the X3 moniker is a bit confusing because Motorola never released its Moto X phones with a Moto X2 name, the latest one from the manufacturer is the Moto X Pure Edition. In the past also, Zauba revealed the names of various unannounced smartphone, so we are a bit inclined to believe that Moto X3 is a real one.
Earlier this week, we heard about two other unreleased Moto models with model numbers XT1700 and XT1706. These two handsets are the part of Moto E series and will feature 5 inch displays with 720 pixels resolution. Both these smartphones will come powered by MediaTek processors and 2 GB RAM for faster processing speed. These run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Currently, we don’t know how the new Moto X3 will compare to the above mentioned XT1700 and XT1706 but we hope to find this out soon.
Motorola Moto X Play was launched last year alongside Moto X Style and Moto G3. As per reports, the Android 6.0.1 update for Motorola Moto X Play phone is being rolled out for Canada and India. The device already enjoys Android 6.0 in Canada and India, released a few months back. Now, the smartphone is receiving an incremental jump to the version number 6.0.1.
This new update brings along new emoji, which will be quite useful for conversation and social media. Along with the colorful icons, you will get the usual assortment of bug fixes and performance tweaks such as Google’s March Security patch for the Android software. On the other hand, if you are not an emoji fan then also it will be a wise step to grab the update to make sure that your Moto X Play handset is secure.
Motorola has also made a few adjustments to the camera app of the Motorola’s Moto X Play phone. This camera app can now be launched with a simple double click of the power button. New Android update also adjusts the shutter sound of Motorola’s phone to make the point and shoot experience more pleasurable.
As mentioned before, the update is making its way through cyberspace to the Motorola Moto X Play devices in Canada and India. In case you want to update your phone to this new software in these countries then head to your Settings app and check for the OTA update. Otherwise, you will still have to wait for the update to come to your phone in your region.
Motorola now made an announcement that it has started soak testing Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its second generation Moto G smartphone. The update is being tested for both the LTE and 3G variants of the Moto G2 handset. Yesterday, there was some news revealing that Motorola will soon release the Android Marshmallow update for its Moto G (second generation) handset.
The manufacturer has started soak testing Android update for its second generation Moto G device in India and Brazil. Motorola’s senior director of software product management, David Schuster, made this announcement via Google+. This information has come out just a few hours after the company released the Marshmallow update notes for this handset on India’s support website.
For those, who are not aware soak test means that only a small number of users will get this update on its Motorola Moto G2 phone. If everything goes well then a full launch will be following shortly.
Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition users have been waiting eagerly to experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their handset. Now, there is a good news for these users that the new Android update for this phone has started rolling out.
This update weighs about 445MB and comes to the users over-the-air. It comes with the firmware version 24.11.22. In addition to the bugs and fixes brought by this Marshmallow update such as doze, redesigned app permissions and Google Now on Tap. This update also brings along the December Security patch from Google.
We know, the Motorola announced its Moto G Turbo Edition for the first time in Mexico last November. It comes powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC chip and a powerful processor. Currently, the update is being rolled out in India and there are no reports on when will it be released in Mexico.
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