Motorola Moto E Review : Nice Budget Smartphone
Until now, there was no Android smartphone with a decent all-round performance under the price range of 10,000 rupees. But that’s about to change with the launch of Motorola’s latest smartphone, the Motorola Moto E. It is priced at 7,000 rupees. There is lot of hype surrounding the launch of Moto E because the last time Motorola launched it’s mid-range device, the Moto G, it turned out to be the best performer in its price range. So, can the Moto E repeat the same feat in its price range, lets find out!
It is very well designed and looks very similar to the Moto G and the Moto X. The materials are of premium quality when compared to almost any other smartphone in this price range. It is comfortable to hold due to its curved edges. The buttons are quite mushy to press which is a let down. The loudspeaker on the front doesn’t quite gel with the whole design. The headphone jack is on the top and the camera lens is slightly sunk in from the back surface so it won’t be scratched easily.
The 4.3 inch qHD screen is quite sharp and has not-so-good viewing angles. There are no problems in touch sensitivity. The loudspeaker isn’t as loud as the Moto G though.
It comes with a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor and 1 GB of RAM. There is 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot in case you need more storage. Thanks to Android 4.4 KitKat with stock UI, the device feels very smooth. Gaming isn’t that great. Games like Subway Surfers run smoothly but any game with high end graphics such as Modern Combat or Real Racing won’t be playable.
There is a 5MP camera on the rear with neither autofocus nor an LED flash. It even misses front-facing camera and the ability to record HD videos. The camera interface is easy to use. Simply touch the screen to capture an image or a video. We found a bit of lag in between shots and the image quality is below par. Moto E’s camera is its most disappointing factor.
There is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. We did not notice any signal reception issues. Thanks to a large 1980 mAh battery and quality software optimisation, it will generally last a day of normal usage connected to 2 networks.
In spite of missing HD video recording and front-facing camera, we like the Moto E better than any other dual SIM Android smartphone in its price range. So, if you are in the market, looking for a smartphone in under 10,000 rupees, we suggest you to go for the Motorola Moto E.