The Motorola Moto E is the successor to the Moto G. The Moto G was not only sold fast but also participated in the return among the living when it comes to Motorola. The Moto E is a model that combines a specification typical of the middle class and an attractive price, which is a recipe taken from the aforementioned other models.
The Moto E is not a classic replacement for the Moto G (you’ll see why), but an attempt to further examine the limits of how far phones can go with a low price while retaining the functionality that makes them bestsellers. I wrote about the competitors in the end, but it is worth saying that among them are the Lumia 520 and Galaxy Fame, which, in my opinion, are not equal to the new Moto E smartphone.
Moto E design
Don’t expect anything unusual from this phone. The phone has as much aesthetics as needed for this price. Despite the relatively small screen and dimensions, the Moto E seems heavy enough (142g) and solid. It may not be the easiest phone, but it is a model that instills confidence in the quality of workmanship.
Like its predecessor, the Moto E has a slightly thickened and curved background, which may not look nice to the eye, but gives ease of use. This is good especially because the background is slowly smooth and slippery.
By the way, the phone is produced in classic black and classic white, and if you lack a bit of youthful spirit and serenity, Moto E is produced in several more colors.
When it comes to keys, the Moto E is a true classic. On the right are the main and volume keys. Both are in a metal edition and are ok to use. The top of the phone is reserved for audio input, while the bottom has a MicroUSB port. There’s also a speaker (below the screen) and an LED notification light at the top.
The phone cover can be removed. Inside is a classic arrangement of elements. There are microSIM and microSD slots. Otherwise, the memory can be expanded up to 32GB. There is also a 1,920mAh battery, which cannot be removed.
Moto E screen and interface
When we take its “nationwide” orientation, the Moto E has a pretty decent screen. This 4.3-inch AMOLED offers 540 × 960 pixels at 256 pixels per inch. While this may be the best in this class, the pixels are pronounced and there’s no way you won’t notice them. Apart from the lack of pixels, the screen also lacks a little more brightness, while the colors are quite strong enough. In principle, this screen lacks nothing. It’s nice to work on it.
The only places where problems are created are when exposed to sunlight, where reflection is created, so it is a little harder to see what is on it. Also, the viewing angles aren’t great either, because the colors turn into something that isn’t every time you try to look at the screen from the side.
Moto E runs on the latest KitKat Android OS. As this was Google’s company until yesterday, it is logical why Moto E has basic Android, without finishing and coating as with other manufacturers. Everything is extremely simple and clear. It is especially commendable that the Moto E will be able to upgrade to the latest version of Android when KitKat is no longer.
The Moto E also has some options of its own. There’s Migrate (for transferring messages, contacts, photos, music, and videos from another Android device to Moto E), as well as Motorola Assists, which is kind of your personal assistant. This option allows, for example, that if there is an appointment in your calendar, you can turn off the bell and other sounds during that appointment.
Moto E specification and performance
Moto E is somewhere. This phone has a dual-core processor, Snapdragon 200 at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. There is also Adreno 302 graphics. In practice, this means that scrolling through the home screens (there are 5 of them) is easy and smooth. The application code is somewhat different. Some open relatively quickly, while some know to “ask” you for a little patience. Downtime is possible.
When it comes to battery life, the Moto E is quite a solid phone. With some average use (wi-fi and 3G surfing the net, calls and messages, social networks, and a bit of listening to music) Moto E can relax all day long, and you will often have energy left for the very beginning of the next day when it is finally over. charger time. In case you opt for more demanding use (watching videos and playing games), take the charger with you if you are only coming home late.
Moto E camera
Banana peel is present everywhere. It’s the same here. The Moto E glides on terrain that might be expected. The camera is not the best part of this phone. First of all, the phone lacks a flash, as does the front camera. Also, the camera does not have autofocus, and the sensor is 5MP. Neither the camera interface nor the options it offers are much better.
However, the most basic modes are available, but without editing options. As we have already said, the camera does not have a special button, so photography is done via a virtual button on the screen. The consolation prize comes in the form of the option to take several consecutive photos by holding down the capture key for a while.
The quality of the photos is extremely average. The photos are without details and sometimes a little blurry, and the range of colors is not at an enviable level. As autofocus is an empty wish, you will have problems “capturing” objects near the camera. Taking photos in the dark is almost impossible, because there is no flash, so it can be said that the Moto E has a camera intended exclusively for shooting during the day.
Moto E conclusion
The Moto E is one of the most affordable smartphones on the market. Its price (as of June 4, 2014) may not show the real situation, but that is because the phone has just appeared, so we should expect the price to reach the right level in the foreseeable future. The phone is slightly cheaper than the Moto G, but it offers significantly less than its cousin. Competitors are the Nokia Lumia 630 and the Samsung Galaxy Fame.
All in all, the Moto E is a decent phone. Ok, a lot of things are missing here, but the price is why many will decide to buy it. With the good build quality and a decent screen and battery, expandable memory, and relatively good performance, the Moto E has a lot to offer. What Motorola had to deny to this phone because the price is a good camera and generous internal memory. All this tells us that the Moto E is ideal for all those with a smaller budget, but who like a real Android experience.