Moto M Philippines Price, Specs, Release Date and Features Announced!

Lenovo-owned Moto PH has just made it even harder for Filipino mobile consumers to choose a midrange Android smartphone to bet their money on by releasing yet another powerhouse device in the said price bracket.

Donning an SRP of Php 14,999, the all-new Moto M goes head to head with some of the best-selling handsets in our country this year, including OPPO F1s, Vivo V5, and Asus ZenFone 3.

And I'm sure you're wondering, "Does this fresh offering by Moto have the chops to give those other models a good run for the money?"

Well, my quick answer to that is 'Yes'.

For one, it has stellar aesthetics. Its body is crafted from anodized aluminum, which should make it look and feel elegant and durable. The rounded corners and edges should make it a joy to have in the hand as well.

Inside, it runs Android Marshmallow OS with a 64-Bit Octa Core MediaTek P15 processor, has 4GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with 32GB of expandable storage; A set of innards that's certainly not bad for a device in this price echelon.

One of the coolest things about this release is that its shell has a nano-coating that protects it against accidental spills and splashes of water. The device doesn't really have any IP certification -- but one can't deny that this is certainly a treat on a smartphone with a fairly affordable price tag.

It also has a Fingerprint Scanner at the back for quickly unlocking the interface with but a touch of a finger. Sweet!

Personally, though, what I love most about this the Moto is its above average imaging capabilities. The main cam is a 16 MegaPixel PDAF shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 1 µm pixel size, which should give it great low-light performance. The front cam on the other hand is an 8MP snapper with Beauty Mode that's capable of delivering clear and crisp selfies that are instantly ready for sharing on Facebook and Instagram.

Can't wait to give this model a test run! I mean, being a Moto Z (with Mods) owner, I can tell you that this Lenovo-owned company hasn't forgotten how to craft well-designed smartphones that give good value for money.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Moto M
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : Midrange
Dimensions : 151.4 x 75.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight : 163 grams
Available Colors : Gold, Silver, Grey
Operating System : Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display : 5.5 inches (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density), IPS, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor : 64-Bit Octa Core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 chipset, Mali-T860MP2, MediaTek Helio P15
Internal Storage : 32GB ROM, expandable via hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot
Camera : Back: 16 MegaPixels, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1 µm pixel size
Front: 8 MP, 1/4" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
Video Capture : Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, Full HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; LTE Cat6
FM Radio : Yes
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Fingerprint Scanner
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100,
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type : Dual = nanoSIM + nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable Li-Po 3050 mAh battery
Uptime : 15 Hours of Talk Time, 7 Hours of Web Browsing
Value-Added Features : Premium Design, Metal Body, Fingerprint Scanner, Good Imaging Capabilities, Splash-proof Build
Announcement : Philippines: February 23, 2017
Availability : February 2017
Price : Php 14,999

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