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Moto C Plus hands-on and first impressions

Motorola’s new Moto C Plus takes on the Xiaomi Redmi 4.

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Lenovo-owned Motorola yesterday launched the Moto C Plus smartphone in India. The smartphone comes with a large battery and the latest Android operating system, Nougat. The Moto C Plus is priced at Rs 6,999. Just like other Moto smartphones, the C Plus will also be sold online. The smartphone could face strong competition from the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Coolpad Note 5 Lite and Micromax Evok Power, among others. So without further ado, let s get into our first impressions of the smartphone. Also Read - Motorola could soon launch Moto G9 Plus, prices leaked

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One of the distinguishing features of the Moto C Plus is the inclusion of a removable battery. This is quite rare in the modern smartphone market as most of the devices come with non-removable batteries. The smartphone houses a large 4,000mAh battery. In terms of design, the smartphone is quite good looking and feels light as well. The Moto C Plus weighs just 162 grams. For a first-time experience, the smartphone was quite impressive. Though we d like to reserve our final verdict until we ve reviewed the device. Also Read - Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite with 4GB RAM, MediaTek Helio P35 SoC goes on sale today: Check price, full specifications

The company has launched three color variants of the Moto C Plus – Pearl White, Stary Black and Fine Gold. It comes with a 5-inch HD display. The smartphone easily fits in the pocket and offers a pretty good grip. It comes with a full SIM and microSD tray that can accommodate two nano SIM cards and one microSD. A full-fledged slot is also quite rare as most of the companies go for a hybrid SIM slot. ALSO READ: Moto C Plus vs Moto C: Price, specifications and features comparison, and which one should you buy

After using the smartphone for a while, what drew our attention was the impressive UI. Powering the smartphone is a MediaTek MT6737 processor with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage, which supports expandable storage up to 32GB. The expandable storage capacity is low today and 32GB would have helped. This phone does not have a fingerprint sensor, though some phones in this price range offer that feature. ALSO READ: Moto C Plus: From selfie flash to 4,000mAh battery, here are top 5 features


The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with single LED flash. It has 2-megapixel front camera with LED flash, which can come handy while taking photos in low-light conditions. The camera felt underwhelming during our brief usage but we hope to have a more concrete view on the camera performance once we have run the phone through a barrage of tests.


At Rs 6,999, the smartphone could face stiff competition from the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4. Available at a starting price of Rs 6,999, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 also has a fingerprint sensor. It also comes with a 1.4GHz octa-core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It supports expandable storage up to 128GB.

During our brief usage, the smartphone felt quite impressive in terms of design, but you will have to wait for our final review for more insights on performance and camera. Stay tuned.

Translated to English by Kul Bhushan

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  • Published Date: June 20, 2017 5:08 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 21, 2017 9:35 AM IST

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