May 15th, 2017

Over the weekend, we saw a leaked slide which detailed Motorola and Lenovo’s 2017 plans, and two of these devices were the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Motorola decided that today was as good as any to announce the Moto C lineup, but there’s a bit of a catch — you won’t be able to get one if you live in the States.

There are actually 3 different variants of the Moto C — Moto C 3G, Moto C 4G, and the Moto C Plus. The Moto C measures in with a display size of 5-inches with a resolution of 854 x 480, while the C Plus features the same size display with an HD display (1270 x 720). 

Moto C (3G) Moto C (4G) Moto C Plus
Display 5.0″ FWVGA (854×480) 5.0″ FWVGA (854×480) 5.0″ HD (1270×720)
Processor MediaTek MT6580m (32-bit) MediaTek MT6737m (64-bit) MediaTek MT6737 (64-bit)
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB / 2GB
Storage 8GB, microSD (up to 32GB) 8GB / 16GB, microSD (up to 32GB) 16GB, microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera Front: 2MP; Rear: 5MP Front: 2MP; Rear: 5MP Front: 2MP; Rear: 8MP
Battery 2,350mAh (removable) 2,350mAh (removable) 4,000mAh (removable)
Connectivity 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3G 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Colors Black, White Black, White, Cherry, Gold Black, White, Cherry, Gold

Processing power does vary between the 3 models, with the 3G model featuring the MT6580m 32-bit processor, while the 4G model features the MT6737m 64-bit quad-core SoC. The C Plus bumps up to the MT6737 64-bit SoC, which clocks in at 1.3GHz, versus the 1.1GHz clocking of the other variants.

As we stated above, these devices won’t be made available in the US, as Motorola is looking to market these in the following regions:

  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific

If you’re one of the lucky ones looking for a solid and cheap smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that pricing starts at €89, with the Moto C Plus starting at €119. Let us know what you think about these devices and if you’d like to see them come to the US. 

[Motorola]

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