Moto E – Re-Defining Economy Class

Moto EAs you  could see from my heading I am here to write about some of my hands-on review on Moto E , I know I am late for the Moto Party . But so far I didn’t  get any decent time with the Moto E to write about it. So here goes…

On first look, it looks a economy class phone alright  with the dimensions of  124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm and a weight of 142 grams. It won’t win a beauty contest but its put together in a solid manner making it feel quite sturdy. It even has a Corning gorilla glass 3 protection with some sort of spill-proof protection too. For this price it gives more than what you have bargained for (that is literally the theme of Moto-E) .

Switching it on, the 4.3″ 960 x 540 pixel resolution display is nice and punchy to look at (256 ppi). Powered by a Snapdragon 200 dual core processor with 1 GB RAM it runs the latest Android version (4.4.4) without any fuss. Normal operations like calling, texting, browsing and not too heavy graphics intensive games runs smoothly.

The Moto E available here in India is a dual sim version (Micro-SIM) with 3G, Bluetooth, Wifi connectivity. The internal memory is 4 GB with a micro-sd card slot. And its powered by a non-removable 1980 mAh battery which for a medium level of usage lasts for 1.5-2 days in 2G networks.

Multimedia wise the 5 MP camera is ok for outdoor shots and it has FM radio along with front firing speakers for your music and video needs.

 

Some minor irritants I found in this phone were the ascending ring tone volume making it hard to hear the phone ringing, no toggle shortcuts available in the notification bar for bluetooth, wifi etc… and the average camera.

But at a price point of Rs. 6,999/-  (117 USD) Moto E provides a excellent smartphone experience for newbies and hopefully its advantage of getting quick android updates makes it a smartphone to consider who don’t want to burn a hole in their wallet getting a smartphone….

At the current moment, there are lots of competitors for Moto E  but with its pure android experience and good battery life it’s worth a buy….