- Release Date: May 13, 2014
Latest Android version
Less internal storage
Motorola Moto E not only wins in the reviews conducted by the media but has also become the best value for money smartphone in the current market.
After the success of Moto X and Moto G, Motorola moved towards the affordable smartphone segment with its Moto E. The company created hype of the Moto E even days before its official launch, and its demand out performed the actual supply soon after the formal launch. This states how the Moto E came into the entry-level segment to create a new history. The US-based company aims at all the first-time smartphone users to sell its Moto E and newbies have started loving it in their daily lives. We got a chance to live along with the Moto E since its launch to cover an in-depth review. So here is our words on the Moto E.
What’s in the Box
Motorola Moto E is designed for the entry-level segment. This means that the retail box of the Moto E only contains few useful things for the end-users. In this regard, the Moto E comes along with an AC charger, a headset and a quick start guide. Though we were also hoping a USB data cable as well, the retail box does not have a room for any more accessory of course to maintain the affordable price. The box itself also features a minimalistic design which is quite similar to the Moto G’s retail box.
The box contents are enough for the newbies as they are not looking for a high-end device with full of accessories support. Thus, the Moto E bundled with decent things to impress the buyers.
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Motorola is quite popular in making smartphones with solid built quality. The company has not left its brand value even in the entry-level segment and therefore has provided a similar solid built on the Moto E which featured on the Moto X and Moto G. Though it still uses plastic material for the built, its quality is nowhere looking like a cheap device.
The front of the Moto E has a 4.3-inch display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has anti-smudge coating on the top. Above the display, there is an earpiece with a steel finished grill and a couple of sensors – ambient light sensor and proximity sensor – are available on the left side of the earpiece. Below the display, there is a loudspeaker grill which again features a steel finished grill. The smartphone could have a front-facing camera as well to give a complete front view of traditional looking smartphone but the company has cut the cost there.
On the right side, the Moto E has a power/lock key and a volume rocker. Both the keys have metal finish and their buttons are of high-quality. Similar to the Moto G, there is no control or port on the left.
The bottom side of the Moto E has a microUSB port which does not support USB On-the-Go (USB OTG) support. Alongside the microUSB port, there is a pinhole microphone for audio inputs.
The top of the Moto E has a 3.5 mm audio jack and a secondary microphone for noise cancellation purpose and for audio capturing while recording videos.
Turning towards the rear shows a rubberised back cover which debut on the Moto G. There is a curvature designing from the center which eases the holding of the smartphone for long hours. The cover has a Motorola logo at the center which is the only area on the smartphone that gives detail about its branding. A camera sensor is available above the logo. Unlike the Moto X and Moto G, the rear side of the Moto E does not feature a speaker grill as the loudspeaker is situated on the front itself.
Taking off the back cover shows a non-removable battery. As the battery pack is non-remo vable, the smartphone has two SIM card slots and a microSD card slot on the right side of the rear frame. All the three slots are hot-swappable and the SIM card slots support micro-SIM cards.
Overall, the designing of the Moto E is quite impressive. The built quality is just similar to some mid-range smartphones and is quite solid too. While the rear side of the smartphone is similar to its elder models, the front side tells a completely new story. In short, the designing of the Moto E is more than worth its price.
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