MOTO E Review (This changes everything, again!)

The Moto E is Motorola’s entry-level smartphone in the company’s line of Moto-branded handsets. By most accounts, the Moto E will fulfill most of your needs, but there are some areas where it falls noticeable short. As you’d expect from a phone of its price, the hardware elements are scaled down to fit its class. It supports two Micro-SIM cards in dual-standby mode, each of which can connect to a 3G network. Moto E has a magnificent mix of quality materials and excellent design along with a gorilla glass 3 front that will ensure that no one is disappointed with the phone. With a tagline like “Made to last, Priced for all” the Moto E promises a lot. But does it deliver? Let’s find out.

Moto E

Screen Size

High quality screens are expensive and companies often put inexpensive screens in budget phones. Motorola reverses the trend and equips Moto E with a screen that is really decent.

The Moto E’s 4.3-inch display is protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 – a first for a phone in this price range of 6999 INR. The display has a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels, which translates to a relatively sharp density of 256ppi.The colors displayed are quite flamboyant, though viewing angles and sunlight legibility are not that great.

OS

Moto E is riding on alatest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Unlike other companies, Motorola is also promising to update Moto E to the next major version of Android.

Battery

The Phone will beat all odds and defy all logic when it comes to battery performance. It is powered with a 1980 mAh battery which can last for whole day.

Camera

The phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with no flash or auto-focus, and there is no front camera.

Processor and Storage

The Moto E is fuelled by a low-end Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, with an amalgamated Adreno 302 graphics processor. There is 1GB of RAM, which is a good sign that the phone will be able to run smoothly. The Moto E has 4GB of internal storage with 2.2GB available for use. Surprisingly, the phone recognizes it as external storage and installs apps to this partition. Moto E allows expansion of storage by up to 32GB using a microSD card.

Color

Moto E is available in Black and White colors but there are a number of colorful back panels you can buy.

Price

The Motorola Moto E overheads £90 available from 22 May in the UK, but it costs just Rs 6,999 (£70) in India exclusively from Flipkart. Moto E is worth its asking price of Rs 6,999. There is no other Android device in sub-Rs 10,000 that offers comparable value.

Quick look at the Specifications
Screen: 4.3in 540 x 960 qHD display
Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 4GB (Expandable upto 32 GB via MicroSD card)
Operating system: Latest Android 4.4 “KitKat”
Camera: 5-megapixel rear and no front camera
Battery capacity:1980mAh
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (n), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
Dimensions: 64.8 x 124.8 x 12.3mm
Weight: 142g
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
SAR Value: 1.50 W/kg (head) and 1.36 W/kg (body)
Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – Yes (White)
Warranty Summary: 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

Overall Pros and Cons

Pros
Solid build
microSD card slot
Great Performance
Premium looks
Good screen for the price
All-day battery life
Low cost
The latest version of Android with at least one guaranteed Android update.
No irritating OEM skins or carrier bloatware.

Cons
Poor quality camera with no auto-focus and flash
Very limited internal storage
3G-only

Final Verdict

Moto E is a durable and customizable Android phone at a fraction of the cost of leading handsets. If you are not looking for a phone with a great camera or play games that have huge files, the Moto E impresses to the core.

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