Last night Motorola released second generation its cheapest smartphone Moto E. It comes at the time when it was least expected. MWC is around the corner but releasing Moto E is a sane decision as the MWC is more fitted for bigger announcements. Moto E has received overhaul in every aspect making it even better for people looking at fully unlocked, feature rich phones in their budget.
So, the latest Moto E comes in two variants, 3G and 4G LTE, of which is 4G LTE variant is available now. It looks more like a hybrid of Moto G LTE and last gen Moto E. New Moto E has picked up Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor which is coupled with 1GB of RAM. It’s same configuration found in Moto G (2014) as well. However, 3G variant will have lower end Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor and will also be cheaper. Another major improvement comes in the camera. Motorola has replaced the 5MP fixed focus camera in its predecessor with a 5MP AF module which has f/2.2 aperture and supports slow mo videos. It still lacks flash which is obviously to differentiate it from Moto G.
Display too,, has grown to 4.5 inch (previously 4.3 in) with qHD (540×960) resolution and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Battery too has been bumped up to 2390 mAh and as a second gen it also gets ‘water resistant coating’. Internal memory is up from previous 4GB to 8GB in new model while retaining the mircoSD card support. It runs Android Lollipop out of the box.
Moto E 4G LTE is priced at $150 and supports following US LTE bands: 2,4,5,7,12,17. The 3G variant comes at $120.