It achieved 75/50 Mbps download/upload on Telstra 4G, four bands reception.
Security Patch 1 June (review in mid-Aug)
Motorola has added some value to Pure Android with a very light skin. This relates to Moto Actions; your simple gestures make everyday interactions more convenient. Whether you’re shrinking down the screen with a simple swipe or silencing the ringer just by lifting up the phone, you can do more with less effort.
|Build||Brushed plastic back and frame|
|Dimensions||154.4 x 72.2 x 8.95 mm x 174g|
It feels solid enough, and the brushed plastic back feels more like brushed metal. A concern with all ‘metallised’ plastic is that it can chip easily.
Front notification LEDNo IP rating
We’re sad to see some of our favourite gestures not included — such as making a chopping gesture twice to turn on the flashlight or twisting the phone twice to open the camera.
This offers features and value beyond its price. And from what I can find there is no direct, equally specified competitor so go for it.
|Rear Camera||13MP, 1.12μm, F/2.0, PDAF, LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, Burst Shot, Best Shot
Video max [email protected] with EIS
|Selfie||5MP, 1.12μm, f/2.3, 80° FOV, Fixed focus
The specifications indicate a good day and office light camera with no low light pedigree. Specs don’t lie.
The Qualcomm 425 is a little slow. The camera app takes a second or two longer to load. Shutter press when its deciding to use HDR or not can be slow.
The image is a little muted – the sky, water and trees are brighter in real life
Indoors Office Light
Again the colours are muted. The Sudoku and kitchen appliance colours are more fire engine red. It lacks detail on the toy dog’s fur.
Overly grainy and often blurry. Switching off HDR helped blur, but the results is lost detail.
The front flash is great. It can make a huge difference. But to our eyes, the flash induces too much noise.