After a very successful Moto G launch, Motorola are following it up with another budget package — the Motorola Moto E. Although we’ve seen quite a bit of this phone before, its only today that we’re glimpsing the specs sheet in all its glory, officially.
Moto E specifications
Google, and now Lenovo, both parent companies of Motorola are known for offering products at a highly competitive pricing. Thus it is no surprise that we see about the same Moto G-esque value proposition with the Moto E as well. Priced just $129 in the US, £89 in the UK and 6,999 INR in India, the device demands attention with a dual-core Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage + microSD expansion, a handy 4.3-inch 960 x 540 pixel display coated in Gorilla Glass 3, a 5 mega-pixel camera, a 1980mAh battery and the Android v4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box.
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Motorola uses the same ‘all day battery’ terminology that it used with the Moto G here as well, which should give you an idea of how long the device can go on a single trip to the wall socket. That’s not all, the budget phone also comes with customizable shells like other Moto phones from Motorola so you can add a bit of you to your device.
Those in the US can get their hands on the Moto E via the official Motorola website, while folks based in India can head over to Flipkart to order the device.
Does the Moto E fit the bill of being a ‘poor man’s Nexus’ better than its elder sibling, the Moto G? We certainly think so.
Interesting. I’d probably get something else for that price, but it’s a good choice for people who are concerned over brands and quality.
More important news is the new Moto G 4g LTE
I’m interested about availability and prices here in China, and possible Chinese alternatives, any of the editors can help?
My first thought about a budget smartphone for my father was a Jiayu F1, but this Moto E seems pretty good stuff for a price like that, and will sell in my parents country, so is easier to get technical help if needed.
Indeed, and this also comes with double the RAM and a more recent version of Android.
That’s right… and the reason I’m seriously looking for a budget phone like this. It’d be great to buy it for that $129, but if I buy it in Spain, they’ll charge $34 more… that’s around RMB210… little more and I could buy a Jiayu F1. I mean → Moto E = RMB800 vs Jiayu F1 RMB329 (WCDMA version).
Snapdragon 200 is shitty. Would’ve preferred to see Krait action, but otherwise very nice.
This is £79.99 locked to o2 in the uk. £20 cheaper than the Motorola Moto G.
This is a very good device for a low cost international market. ¿Why? have a lot of bands, not like many low cost chinese phones that have very few bands.
This mobile is pathbreaker..in India ₹ 6999 i.e.about $ 115..feature filled and good Moto reputation behind it..no wonder Flipcart the seller sold out 30000 + pcs..online on first day..whereas in India most mobiles are sold in physical stores..good for Indian cunsumer..and death knell of the phone packers..who are relabelling Chinese phones , like micromax et.al.
This phone has dangerously high radiation levels