Motorola today unveiled the Moto E officially at its dedicated press events in UK and India. The Moto E joins the Moto G and the Moto X and continues Motorola’s trend of offering great value for money handsets. With this release Motorola conquers the entire price range starting from 5k to 25k in India.
The phone flaunts a 4.3” scratch resistant display with Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top. It is of 540×960 qHD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 256 ppi. Motorola says it has built the phone to last and as a result it is protected by splash guard to ensure resistance from water. It also has an anti-smudge coating that makes it perfect for everyday use.
Coming to Moto E internal specifications, it sports a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor that runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The company promises a guarantee timely updates to future versions of Android, which is nice to hear for a phone of this budget nature. Additionally, the device has an Adreno 302 400 MHz single core graphics card for gaming, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory of which just 2.21GB is available. Thankfully, it is expandable with up to 32GB microSD card.
On the connectivity side, the Moto E features all those options which differentiates the phone from a smartphone. Yes, you’re covered with 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth, GPS and FM Radio. There’s also a dual SIM variant of the phone (GSM + GSM).
The phone features a 5MP rear end camera and no secondary camera. This could be considered as a con, even a VGA camera on front could serve the purpose of video calling upto some extent. Moto E is equipped with a built-in 1980 mAh Li-Ion battery. Motorola says it’s capable of lasting through a whole day of constant usage. The smartphone measures 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm and weighs 140g. And coming to style and customization Motorola Shells are available for this device too.
With its official launch today in India, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Canada Motorola also announced that its estimated retail price would be £89.
In India the company has partnered with online store Flipkart, where the phone will be available for sale from today midnight. And the price has been set at Rs.6999 ($117).