After plenty of teasing and several leaks, Motorola has finally announced the Moto E. This handset is designed to be “priced for all” while still bringing a great experience. If you remember, the Moto G was designed with similar principles in mind but the Moto E undercuts even that low-cost phone.
While the Moto G impressed us by bringing a quad-core chipset to a sub-$200 smartphone, the Moto E similarly brings respectable specifications to a low-cost handset.
- 4.3″ qHD (540×960) Display – Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Dual Core Processor – Adreno 302 GPU
- 5MP Rear Camera – No Front Facing Camera
- 1,980 mAh battery
- 4GB Internal Storage – microSD up to 32GB
- 1GB RAM
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat With Guaranteed Upgrade
- UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
AWS 850/1700/1900 (2100) + QGSM 850/900/1800/19000
- Dual-SIM Optional
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- FM Radio
- 124.38 x 64.8 x 12.3mm
While that wouldn’t sound enticing for a flagship phone or even a mid-range phone, it stomps on anything else in its price range. The device is designed only for GSM networks unlike the Moto G which is available on Verizon and Boost Mobile.
The Moto E will available in over 40 countries around the world including the US, UK, and India. For now the phone is only available for purchase at Motorola’s website at the links down below. It will also be available in the stores of 80 carrier partners over the next few weeks.
Now that you’ve seen what you get, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this phone comes in at only $129 in the United States. When you look at everything you really are getting one amazing deal since it’s hard to come by a decent smartphone at that price. In the UK the phone will come in at only £89 which again is a bargain price. In India however, the phone will be considered the greatest value since it will cost a mere Rs. 6,999 as opposed to the expected $200 price tag. You can order the device now from Motorola’s website or, if you’re in India, check it out on Flipkart.
Overall I’d say that this device is definitely a step in the right direction for low cost devices. Let’s hope other OEMs do the same thing in the future.
Source: Motorola Blog