Motorola Moto E review: The Game Changer

Motorola Moto E review: The Game Changer


4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery Backup
4.5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for Money


4.7 out of 5


  • Release Date: May 13, 2014
  • Pros:

    Solid Built
    Decent display
    Latest Android version
    Fast performance
    Dual-SIM support
    Impressive price

  • Cons:

    Inferior camera
    Less internal storage

  • Conclusion:

    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.

Its Camera

Motorola Moto E is made for the first-time smartphone users and thus, the company has provided a decent camera support within the affordable price bracket. The Moto E features a 5-megapixel camera on the rear with an inward lens protection to protect from usual scratches.

Motorola Moto E camera

Motorola with 5-megapixel camera on rear

The company has not provided an LED flash for taking shots in dark and a secondary front-facing camera sensor is also not available. Of course, these things are not available on the Moto E to balance the pricing of the smartphone. The rear camera supports still photography in a resolution of up to 5 megapixels and video recording with up to FWVGA resolution is also available to persuade the first-time smartphone buyers.

On the interface side, the Moto E has the same camera interface which debut on the Moto G. There is a large-size virtual viewfinder through which users can take pictures just by a single tap. The settings are accessible by swiping from left to right and a video recording button is on the bottom right of the screen. The camera app also provides commonly available features like touch-to-focus, geo-tagging and HDR. Users can view their previously captured shots by swiping from right to left. Overall, the interface of the pre-installed camera app is quite easy for the newbies.

Motorola Moto E cmaera interface

Motorola Moto E camera interface

We have tested the camera capabilities of the Moto E by taking shots under different environments. Considering the affordable price tag, the performance of the Moto E’s camera is decent enough. However, auto-focusing and color production of the sensor could be improved a bit to give perfect results under the affordable price. The lack of an LED flash can easily be found when taking shots in dark but day shots are acceptable.

Motorola Moto E camera samples

Motorola Moto E camera samples

The video recording on the Moto E is also decent enough. The camera cancels some ambiance sound when recording a video in a noisy environment. The expectations were high on the video recording avenue but the actual performance is just as similar as other entry-level Android smartphones.

This results that the Moto E has satisfactory camera capabilities for the newbies. It is quite presumable even before the launch of the Moto E that the smartphone would not be a choice of professional photographers in any case, but the performance of the single available rear camera is decent for the first-time smartphone users. In short, the camera capabilities of the Moto E are justifying its price.

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Categories: Mobiles
  • Aaditya Menon

    A great phone…………………..