Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Budget Friendly Moto E Gets 4G and a Quad Core Processor!

Motorola has just announced the successor to it's budget phone, the Moto E. It looks like Motorola has been listening to it's customers and the new Moto E definitely includes some much required improvements.

The new Moto E has 8GB of internal memory instead of 4GB, 4G LTE connectivity (learn more about LTE in India), and a new 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. Other improvements include a bigger screen (4.5" instead of 4.3"), although it still has the same resolution (960x540) but how much can you ask for? It also includes a bigger battery (2390 mAH vs 1980 mAH). 

There is also something in for the shutterbugs as the 2nd Gen Moto E has a 5MP primary camera and a VGA (0.3MP) front camera which wasn't present in the predecessor. This model will cost 149$ and there is also a 3G model in the works according to the Motorola website which should be cheaper than this one. 

The new Moto E comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Also, instead of a removable full back cover, only the perimeter of the phone is removable which gives the user access to the SIM card slot as well as a microSD memory expansion slot. 

Full specs:

  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (4G) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (3G)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB with support for upto 32GB microSD card
  • Height: 129.9 mm (5.11 inches)
  • Width: 66.8 mm (2.63 inches)
  • Curve: 5.2 - 12.3 mm (0.20 - 0.48 inches)
  • Weight: 145 gms
  • Display: 4.5" qHD IPS
  • Pixel Density: 245 ppi
  • Battery: 2390 mAH
  • Water resistant coating
  • Bands: 
  • Moto E with 4G LTE - US GSM (XT1527):
    GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
    4G LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)
    Moto E - US GSM (XT1511):
    GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)

    Moto E - Global GSM (XT1505):GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)s
    UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • Primary Camera: 5MP, 720p video at 30 fps, f/2.2 Aperture, twist to open, Auto HDR
  • Secondary Camera: 0.3MP(VGA)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Source (Motorola)
Learn more about camera specifications like ISO, Aperture, etc. in this article.
Did you know? Bluetooth 4.2 is out! Learn more about it in this article.

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