Motorola MOTO E review

Published on March 12, 2015 15:09:09 PM
Technology
The Motorola Moto G with its second-generation incarnation has set new standards how a budget phone could be -- not once, but twice. The latest version of Moto E is even cheaper with added 4G connectivity.

Appearance & Display

The new Moto E comes with a plastic casing and slightly bigger than the previous version. The thickness is 12mm and 4.5in display screen. Unfortunately, the display of the screen is 245ppi and hasn’t reached at least a standard HD display, 720p resolution. There is a choice to personalize with different colored plastic rims and add a splashguard which offers a protection to the phone.

Software & Processor

The operating system is Lollipop-the latest version of Android powered by 1.2GHz dual core to quad core processor backed by 1GB RAM. This makes the phone be very powerful and efficient.

Specifications

Software

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Processor

Quad-core 1.2GHz QualcommSnapdragon 410

Memory slot

Yes

Display

4.5in IPS LCD 960x540pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth4.0

Ports

microUSB, 3.5mm headphonejack

Camera

5 megapixel with autofocus

Video playback

MP4, H.264, VC-1,WMV-9, DivX 4/5/6

Audio playback

AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC,AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM

Radio

Yes

Battery

2390mAh

Size

130x69x12mm

Weight

145g



Photography

The Latest trends of selfie is discouraged, the VGA front facing camera is not present in the phone. There is a 5 megapixel camera that includes auto focus and HDR but has no flash. You can bright pictures under the light.
The internal memory of the phone is extended to 8 GB whereas the previous version had a 4GB memory on board. In addition to that the users can extend an external memory up to 32GB via microSD card.
The battery size has been increased by around 20 percent to 2390mAh, which helps the 4G connectivity and helps the user to use the phone whole day without any worries.

Conclusion
The Motorola Moto E maintains its reputation as the budget phone with a bigger screen and improved processor, plus a superior battery, it ticks several important boxes, but we would have been more impressed if the screen resolution had improved or if either of the cameras had seen any more love. Still, it's a pocket powerhouse for under Rs.7000 and beats every other contender at the price.