Motorola Moto E review: Have a break!
Have a break!
Motorola has done it again. The Moto G made quite the stir in the midrange and the story continues. The next one's up - and this time it's even cheaper. With a 4.3" display of qHD resolution, a dual-core processor, 5MP camera, and a solid 1,980mAh battery, the Motorola Moto E may as well be the ultimate budget phone. One that will probably sell by itself with a €100 price tag.
Back with the Moto G, Motorola managed to disrupt the market for quite a while, making otherwise solid competitors look overpriced and underequipped. Built to a budget but delivering above, the Moto G was one of the unlikely heroes of last season - and continues to exploit the winning formula with new versions adding extra stuff like memory expansion and LTE.
The Moto E launches straight on Android 4.4 KitKat, which is optimized to run on even modest hardware. A phone of the Moto E's caliber is probably what Google had in mind when designing the KitKat update and little wonder, the Moto E is one of the first entry level phones to take advantage. Even though Motorola is soon to be ex-Google's.
Motorola is also offering the Moto E in dual-SIM flavor plus you can buy whatever colorful rear cover you like and freshen up your phone anytime. Before we continue with our detailed review, let's take a look at the Moto E key features.
- 4.3" LCD, 540 x 960px, 256ppi; Gorilla Glass 3 with ambient light sensor
- Android OS v4.4.3 KitKat with a promise for timely updates
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset with dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU; Adreno 302 GPU and 1GB RAM
- 5 MP fixed-focus camera, FWVGA video recording @ 30fps
- 4GB of built-in storage, expandable via the microSD card slot
- Active noise cancellation with a secondary mic
- 50GB of free Google Drive storage
- 1,980 mAh battery
- Non user-removable battery
- Camera doesn't have auto focus and produces low-quality photos and videos
- No camera LED flash
- No front-facing camera
- Comes without a wall charger or a headset
You didn't expect top technology in a £89 smartphone, did you? Of course, the Moto E is bound to lack a feature or two, but that was expected. Motorola never intended to give you a top of the line handset, but the basics are all covered - making calls, texting, emails, social integration, media playback, taking pictures and access to most of the Play Store apps. Android KitKat will make sure it's a smooth ride (most of the time, at least).
So, the Moto E is a snappy budget phone of attractive design and the latest OS version. What could go wrong, right? Our traditional hardware inspection follows right after the break.
Reset is done by holding the power button down for a few then it will open to the SAFE mode. Hope it helps you.
- 16 Feb 2020
unable to conference calls
- 13 Aug 2017
Where is the Sim card slot on the moto E 2nd gen
- 27 May 2017