Today, Motorola once again is trying to dictate the low-end and show others how to make a low-end phone without pricing it a heavy price (cough LG Lucid 3 cough). Welcome, the Moto E
“Build to last, priced for all” was the theme of today’s announcement, and sure enough, the Moto E is what you would expect from that sentence. Similar to other Motorola’s devices for the past year, the design is similar to the Moto G and the Moto X. There is still the lovable dimple on the back with the Motorola’s logo, but a different placement of the speakers, at the front of the phone, which I think is an improvement. But overall, however, the material and the design are what you would expect from the phone that is in the same rank as the Moto G (or even lower), the design from the back, as you can see from the picture, is similar to the Moto G, which the exception of a replaceable back plate with various color options.
Turn to the spec sheet, the Moto E is rocking a Snapdragon 200 with 1.2GHz dual-core A7 CPU Adreno 302 400MHz single-core GPU. A 4.3 inch, 540×960 qHD display for a total of 256 ppi. 4 GB storage (2gb available according to various reports) with Micro SD card expandable up to 32 GB. Network option support: UMTS 850/900/1900/2100; AWS 850/1700/1900 (2100) + QGSM 850/900/1800/19000; GSM 850/900/1800/1900; CDMA 800/850/1900 (dual-SIM option depends on region). Power all of this is a 1980 mAH battery; which, according to Motorola, can be used “up to 24 hours.” All these lower end spec is expected for a phone that costs only 129.99$.
So, will this be the next budget phone for 2014? Will you pick one up for yourself? Comment bellow, and follow me on Twitter @Ronaldminho.