If you’ve been on this website for a while, you would have seen an article I did about the best budget phone which was the Moto G. There article can be found here. The Moto G is an awesome budget phone with a Quad Core CPU and HD screen with a pixel density of 326ppi which is the same as the iPhone 5. Awesome right? A Quad Core phone, HD Screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and running the latest Android OS (4.4 KitKat)…well…..
Announced yesterday from Motorola, was the new Moto E, a budget phone which is cheaper than the Moto G but includes some slimmed down specs. The Moto E specs include:
- Dual Core 1.2GHz CPU
- Adreno 302 GPU
- 4GB of Internal Memory (Expandable via Micro SD)
- 1GB RAM
- 4.3 inch 540 x 960 screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 5MP Camera
- 1980mAh Battery
In addition to these awesome budget specs, the phone is also running Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box in an almost pure Android variation and includes a water repellent splash guard. The Moto E fits in perfectly with the design of the rest of its family, the Moto G and Moto X, with their simplistic design and dimple, while being a bit small and thicker.
The Moto G has already proven that Motorola can create a visually pleasing smartphone with specs that can provide a smooth Android user experience, for a price that anyone can afford. They’ve furthered this idea with the Moto E which is now available for even cheaper than the Moto G. The Moto E is available for $130US and can be found here.
Speaking from hands on experience with the Moto G, we can also expect smooth performance from this Moto E, especially as Android KitKat is optimized to run much better than previous Android versions on lower specs. A Dual Core 1.2GHz CPU should be able to run through any reasonable tasks someone with this smartphone would want to perform. Of course don’t expect to be running high graphic intensive games for long times and not see hiccups, after all it’s a budget phone.
Another thing we can be sure of is speedy updates since the phone is running near vanilla Android and it’s bigger brother gets updates rather speedily. If we look at some of the other budget smartphones such as the Galaxy Ace, S3 Mini, Galaxy Y and their siblings, some of them have not seen an update to Android Jelly Bean, much less for KitKat. With the Moto E however, we can be sure to get an update to the next Android OS within a short while after being released.
There’s also a sense of hardware customization with the Moto E, as the back covers are interchangeable and there are many different colors available to choose from. This is in no way close to it’s biggest brother, the Moto X, who’s hardware can be customized probably more than any other phone out there, but it is a definitely a plus to have that interchangeable back cover.
Overall I think the Moto E is another great budget phone, with great specs that will perform very well. If the Moto G was still a bit to pricy for you, now you have a better option. Although it’s smaller, thicker and the screen isn’t 720p anymore, it’s still a great option for a budget phone.
Check out the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E at the following links:
Moto X – Click Here
Moto G – Click Here
Moto E – Click Here
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