Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Meet the Moto E, Motorola's $117 smartphone
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The Motorola Moto E is one of the two devices anticipated for tomorrow's
Motorola event in London. The Phone , unveiled before its official launch , costs $117 unlocked will certainly go against the Nokia X which is Nokia's Android AOSP smartphone for the developing markets . The Motorola Moto E , codenamed XT1022 has a 4.3" IPS display of 540x960 resolution giving out a decent 256ppi .
The phone features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a splash-resistant coating to stop accidental spills on the device . The Phone features a 1.2 Ghz dual core Snapdragon 200 processor with Adreno 302 graphics, 1GB Ram, 4GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32GB via MicroSD cards . The phone features HSPA upto 21MBPS , Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy , and WIFI 802.11 B/g/n and Wifi tethering . The camera on the phone is a 5MP sensor and it has 480p recording , sadly the Rear camera has no LED flash or a secondary front facing one for video calls .The phone wll support GPS and Russia's GLONASS satellite system and it has FM radio . The phone has a 1980 mAh battery and Motorola promises a entire day's use with its software enhancements and Motorla will feature Android 4.4 out of the box with guaranteed updates for the future . Overall
the $117 price certainly gives the Nokia X and the hordes of cheap Android phones a punch in the face with better specs , but overall The Moto E will certainly be a winner for Motorola.
UPDATE - Motorola Moto E will come in a GSM Dual-Sim version as well , The phone will come in Black and White models with removable back panels, the panels come in Turquoise , Lemon and black . The phone will officially be available today in India (Flipkart India is the first online retail seller of the phone , and it costs INR 6999), UK, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Canada for $117 (€110 ,£89).
Source - GSMArena