Moto E : Hands on and 5 Reasons to buy

Motorola released its budget smart­phone Moto E, exclus­ively on Flip­kart at Rs. 6999, runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out the box. We got our hands on. 

Moto E

Reasons to buy

Cheap


First and fore-most thing is the Moto E was rumored to be at Rs. 8,500 but Motorola sur­prised by selling at Rs. 6,999. It is pretty much steal of a device with excel­lent build qual­ity, dis­play and performance.

Hardware


The Moto E has Snap­dragon 200 dual-​core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM at this price range the 1GB RAM is a plus. It has a 4.3‑inch qHD (960×540 pix­els) dis­play with a pixel den­sity of 256ppi, Most of the man­u­fac­tur­ers are giv­ing even less pixels res­ol­u­tions. It sup­ports 32GB but Tech2 claims that Sandisk Extreme 64 GB runs smoothly. And it is powered by a 1980 mAh bat­tery. The Moto E also has front facing speak­ers rather than a nor­mal rear speaker. 

Moto E open back

Software


Moto E runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of box and Motorola gaur­antee­ing that Moto E will get next ver­sion. Oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers are giv­ing Android 4.2 mostly. Even some high­er-end mod­esl also runs on lower than Android 4.4.2.

Moto E running Android 4.4.2

Build Quality


Even though it priced low, The Moto E has excel­lent build qual­ity. The screen is pro­tected by Corn­ing Gor­illa Glass 3, Which can­’t be find in sub-10K smart­phones. And a pro­tect­ive nano coat­ing to safe guard from little shower or spill of water, Essen­tially mak­ing it sort of water resistant.

Moto E

Performance


Regard­ing the per­form­ance, it comes out top in the same or above range of Moto E. Lit­er­ally there is no lag in oper­a­tion while 20 apps are opened in the back­ground. Tech2 claims that it handled some demand­ing games pretty well. And The Moto E barely gets warm.

check the unbox­ing video.