Motorola E 2015 – Review

7.3/10


The new Moto E is an inexpensive option for Motorola to appeal to first-time phone buyers or those who just want a basic phone without an expensive price tag. The question for many is if you get enough for the low price.

Motorola E 2015 - Review
  • Design - 8/10
    8/10
  • Display - 6/10
    6/10
  • Camera - 5/10
    5/10
  • Call quality - 8/10
    8/10
  • Performance - 5/10
    5/10
  • Software - 8/10
    8/10
  • Battery - 9/10
    9/10
  • Ecosystem - 9/10
    9/10

Summary

Full video review below

PROS

Price
design
Great battery life

Cons
Slow performance
Low performance camera
Display

The Moto E Phone
The new Moto E is an inexpensive option for Motorola to appeal to first-time phone buyers or those who just want a basic phone without an expensive price tag. The question for many is if you get enough for the low price.

Performance
The Moto E comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor that provides fast enough performance when you are focused on a single task. It can even handle watching videos or browsing the web with ease. The processor slows down when you try to do more than one thing at a time, which is not unexpected with a low price point.
For slightly slower performance with the Moto E, you get incredible battery life. With average use, you can go the entire day and still have power left over. Even with heavy use, expect to run 5-7 hours with no problems.

Hardware
Enjoy a slick design with a firm feel for the Moto E. The curved case is typical of Motorola, which makes it fit comfortably in your hand or in a pocket. Another benefit with this phone is its durable feel. Often a cheaper phone feels cheap with a lightweight, flimsy design. That is not the case with the Moto E. It feels solid without being too heavy.
One of the best additions to this model is the LTE. This enables it to be efficient at downloading and streaming videos and other media. The resolution is not as outstanding as with high-end cameras, but it is acceptable. Text is easy to read and videos are clear if not as sharp as with more expensive phones. For people making this their first phone, they likely won't notice any lack.

Software
Perhaps one of the best things about the Moto E is what it doesn't have. It doesn't run all of those junkware apps that you probably won't use anyway. This helps prevent having it bogged down right at the beginning. The apps that are included are ones you will most likely find useful.

The phone boasts a 5-megapixel rear camera that is average. It provides decent daylight images and indoor pictures, but it won't give you much in low lighting. However for the user with his or her first smartphone and camera, it is more than adequate. The images are certainly decent enough to share with friends on Facebook or Instagram. It also comes with a small front-facing camera that allows you to have a web cam for phone calls.

Price
The best feature for the Moto E is its price. At around $150, it is more affordable than many phones on the market today. As a beginning smartphone, it allows a person to do more than with their basic cell phones. It isn't so overwhelming as to be confusing to the user. This model from Motorola may not come with all of the bells and whistles of the higher-priced models, but it has a lot to offer anyone on a budget.

 

Motorola E 2015 - Review

5MNS Tech on the KrishDTech Network Show #25 – March 29th, 2015 - Motorola E 2015 

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7.3/10