To start off, Moto E sports a 4.3-inch display with 960x540p resolution, giving pixel density of 256ppi. Beyond the numbers, we noticed that the colours were bright and saturated and it was hard to find individual pixels. This is a welcome change from most smartphones at this price, which feature much lower resolution and have overall poor displays. The display is also covered with Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection against scratches.
The Moto E’s design is obviously inspired by the Moto G which I prefer very much. The speakers of the phone are located on the top and bottom of the display. Pretty clever don’t you think?
It features a 5 MP camera which takes average shots and pretty good if you look at the price. It doesn’t have a front facing camera or an LED flash. But, I think all low end smartphone users can deal with that.
Coming to hardware, this is where things heat up. Motorola is offering hardware that no other smartphone maker in India offers at this price. Apart from the quality display, you get a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 32GB microSD expansion, 1,980mAh battery and 5MP rear camera. Connectivity suite of the phone is pretty standard and consists of 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.
Moto E comes with default version of Android 4.4 (KitKat). But the good thing is that there is no bloatware at all and this results in the smartphone being fast and fluid. Android 4.4 on a low end phone already? Woah! Nobody had seen that coming, eh?
Moto E is by far the best low end phone the market has to offer. Motorola has brought about about a new approach towards affordability and performance. The phone looks fashionable and feels really good in your hands. I would personally recommend this phone if you’re on a low budget (or at least below 10k INR). Also, this phone is available with rear panel of a wide range of colours (sold separately). If you’ve got any thought please leave it in the comments below.