Water-resistant Moto M smartphone formally debuts in PH

Tech behemoth Lenovo continues to prop up the Motorola brand, which it acquired in 2014 from Google, with the launch in the Philippines of a new and shiny smartphone dubbed Moto M.

Vincent dela Cruz of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group Philippines presenting the Moto M during the press launch

Vincent dela Cruz of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group Philippines presenting the Moto M during the press launch

The new phone model, which is also water-resistant, was formally unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 23, at a press launch held at the Bonifacio Global City.

Encased in fine metal, the Moto M has a suggested retail price of P14,999 and is targeted at mid-range users with discriminating taste.

With a full-metal unibody and 5.5-inch Full HD display, the Moto M offers an elegant design and a gorgeous display that’s perfect for viewing photos and movies.

Powered by a Helio P15 octa-core processor with 2.2 GHz speed and 4GB RAM, it also has 32GB of built-in storage that allows users to store all their songs, movies, and pictures.

While it has a long-lasting 3,050 mAh battery, the Moto M’s 10W rapid charger delivers hours of power within just a few minutes of charging.

With a Dolby Atmos-powered rear speaker, the Moto M is extremely capable of delivering that rich and powerful sound.

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For those who love taking selfies and photos, the smartphone offers a16MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera.

With a dynamic Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, it automatically adjusts for natural-looking skin tones and consistent colors.

The Moto M also features a Pro mode, which gives users manual control over white balance, manual focus, shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation.

By manually adjusting settings, users can easily take photos that match their washed-out Instagram feed or even artistic grainy shots that exude a vintage feel. The 8MP selfie camera also has a beautification mode and numerous filters that make everyone look great in selfies.

The Moto M also has a fingerprint sensor so users can unlock the smartphone with their fingerprint as password. They can simply touch the fingerprint reader to wake the Moto M up while simultaneously unlocking it.

The Moto M’s water-resistant nano-coating also protects the smartphone against spills and splashes, both inside and out.

The Moto M in fine gold is now available for P14,999 in Moto stores, select MemoXpress and Silicon Valley outlets and Lazada.com.ph. Buyers can also avail of a monthly rate of P2,499 and credit card purchases with 0 percent interest for six months through these dealers. The Moto M in gold is now available while the dark gray will be available starting second week of March.