Summary: Motorola has improved on the original Moto E in almost every area, while giving it a little extra style too. While the screen could be better, for £109, the the 2015 Moto E is a solid budget blower that performs well and looks good doing it too. If you're strapped for cash and are in need of a smartphone, the Moto E should be high up on your want list.
Excerpt: Crunch. That’s the sound of glass doing a belly-flop on concrete. A couple of months ago, I heard it for the first time. After a long night of Dungeons & Dragons and bar-hopping, I got to my front...
Pros: Still an insane bargain, Pleasing to look at and hold, Runs Android competently
Cons: Camera is pure garbage, Display still below average
Conclusion: Enthusiasts aren’t going to run out and pick up the new Moto E , that’s certainly fact. Based on its competitive price point, the 2nd generation Moto E is primarily targeting a specific demographic. In particular, this handset best serves consumers who are on an extremely low budget – or alternatively, those looking for a cheap replacement or backup phone.
Pros: Aggressive low price point, Mostly stock Android 5.0 Lollipop experience, Simple design, Long battery life, Perfect size
Cons: Sluggish performance with heavier operations, Speaker quality is flat, Poor camera quality, Challenging call quality
Summary: Yesterday, Motorola officially announced the arrival of the Moto E to Malaysia . Featuring decent hardware and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, let’s see what can RM369 buy you if you’re in the market to get a super affordable smartphone – and see what compromises would there be. In the global announcement of the Moto E , Motorola stated that the device will be retailing for $129 (about RM420).
Excerpt: When I asked, the Motorola representative told me he didn’t know what the E stands for. But I think I do. I’m pretty sure the E in Moto E stands for Everyone. Because in one way or another, that’s who this phone is for. Everyone who needs a secondary phone. Everyone who can’t afford a high-end phone. It’s the everyman phone.
Pros: ZOMG CHEAP! Water resistant and a damn near smash-proof body. This phone is harder to kill than Steven Seagal. Great, solid handfeel. Variety of color options.
Cons: Selfie hater: Lousy back side camera, and no front side camera at all. 4GB of storage is not enough to even store all my apps.
Summary: Motorola just keeps on stunning us with its low price mobiles: quite how the company can be making a profit on the Moto E is beyond us, but that’s only for them to worry about, not you. All you need to know is that this is the best phone you can buy for under £100 right now, and in a few weeks, perhaps it’ll even hit the £50 point.
Summary: When I attended the Motorola breakfast announcing the Moto E and Moto G 4G back in May this year, I had to say that at least in relation to the E, I didn’t have high hopes. By that stage, I’d already reviewed the Moto G, and while it (then) lacked a 4G option, it seemed to me to be the quintessential ‘budget’ phone; a price-tag under $300, and features that knocked many phones out of the park even up to the $500 mark.
Pros: The Moto E runs (basically) stock Android, so it’ll be updated pretty quickly., Battery life that lasts all day, and then some more., A good size for the average hand.
Cons: There’s no 4G here, but frankly, what did you expect?, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 200 is slow compared to what’s in most other phones, and you notice it., The camera is pretty poor.
Summary: The Motorola Moto E is unquestionably cheap and has a set of specs that makes it more than capable of handling your basic everyday tasks. Its price, however, isn't much lower than the Moto G, which has a better camera, more powerful processor, improved screen and longer battery life. Unless you're shopping on a very tight budget, the Moto G is still the best value phone around.
Pros: The Moto E is cheap, comes with the latest Android KitKat software and has a screen and processor capable of tackling the essentials.
Cons: Its camera and battery life don't impress and it isn't much less than the Moto G, which remains the best Android bargain around.