Motorola recently made its re-entry in Pakistan with the high-end Moto Z and Z Play smartphones. These phones are really good and their modular design makes them quite unique.

Having said that, these phones are certainly not suitable for the Pakistan market. The Moto Z costs around 75,000 and the Z Play has a price tag of Rs. 50,000. Add one or two Mods with these phones and the prices will jump to Rs. 100,000 or more.

Ideally Lenovo should have started with the more affordable Moto G and E series, since these could get much better sales if the pricing and after-sales support is done right.

Moto M is here, Still Overpriced?

Anyway, it seems like Lenovo is expanding the Moto phone range in Pakistan. Yesterday it quietly launched the mid-range Moto M smartphone, now available across the country.

This phone is priced at Rs. 30,000 here, which is a bit high than the Indian market. There’s a difference of almost Rs. 5,000 after the currency conversion.

We do expect smartphone companies to implement a single pricing policy across all markets, unfortunately in Pakistan most of the smartphones companies are charging a premium.

This behavior is frustrating for customers and consequently promotes the sales of illegal grey channel smartphones. Since customers are willing to get the phones at the best possible price, so they don’t care if the phone is sold through official channel or not.

Moto M at a Glance:

  • Unibody Metal Construtction, 7.9 mm Thickness, 163 grams
  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD with 1080p resolution
  • Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core processor, Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage
  • MicroSD up to 256GB (SIM 2 Slot)
  • 16-Megapixel camera, f/2.0 aperture, 1µm pixels, PDAF, LED flash
  • 8-Megapixel front-facing camera 8 MP, 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM 4GLTE and USB Type-C
  • 3050 mAh battery, Fast Charging
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Operating System
  • Price: Rs. 30,000