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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moto E is available in Black and White colors but there are a number of colorful back panels you can buy.
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
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
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (n), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
Dimensions: 64.8 x 124.8 x 12.3mm
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
microSD card slot
Good screen for the price
All-day battery life
The latest version of Android with at least one guaranteed Android update.
No irritating OEM skins or carrier bloatware.
Poor quality camera with no auto-focus and flash
Very limited internal storage
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.