Moto E is Motorola’s latest phone for the budget smartphone market. It costs Rs.6,999 unlocked which is less than the cheapest Moto G. It’s got a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a five megapixel rear camera, 4GB of internal storage, single-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, and a 4.3-inch 960×540 display. It has not got the best specs, but at this price point Moto E will attract many feature phone buyers to itself.
Motorola wants the Moto E to provide a decent user experience despite its low price and specs. It includes the same version of Android 4.4.2 seen on the Moto G and the Moto X, and it will get “at least one update” to newer version of Android. Most phones in that price range often run Android 4.0 or 4.1 out of the box, and there’s little-to-no chance that you’ll ever get even a single software update. Look at the phones available at this price from a provider like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice mobile and you’ll see the kind of competition the Moto E is up against.
The design of the phone is similar to the Moto G and X. The back is all smooth plastic with Motorola’s logo and a camera lens. There is no flash for low light photography in Moto E. The camera app is surprisingly fast but the quality of photos from this phone is not at all good. The phone’s speaker is mounted on the front of the device. The buttons are on the right side, and the headphone jack is centered on the top.
Like the G, the Moto E has colorful rear shells that can be peeled off and swapped—they’re available in nine different colors. The front panels aren’t swappable, but you can choose either black or white when you buy the phone. The screen is coated with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, and it’s also said to be “splash-resistant,” though you shouldn’t go dropping it in a swimming pool or anything. The one omission on the front is a camera, which is unwelcome news for selfie lovers and for those who make video calls.
Its dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chip (which includes 400MHz Adreno 302 GPU) will be a step down in CPU and GPU speed from the quad-core Snapdragon 400 used in the Moto G, but both should still be sufficient for basic tasks. Web browsing, checking e-mail, texting, looking up maps, and playing the occasional game will surely be slower on the Moto E, but not impossible, and a 1,920mAh battery rated for 24 hours of mixed usage should help. 1GB of RAM should keep things from getting too bottlenecked, and the 256 ppi display should be sharp enough for most people.
There is only 4GB of internal storage, but the phone also has a micro SD card slot on board that you can use to expand the storage by up to 32GB.
The Moto E is a promising phone for its target audience – people in emerging markets and low-income people in more saturated markets that haven’t yet made the jump to a smartphone.
Here are the full specifications of Moto E.
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