Ed. Note: The 2015 Moto E, released in early March, will remain on Android 5.1 Lollipop and not be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which was made available some seven months later. As such it is not a smartphone we can recommend purchasing.
Motorola's latest affordable smartphone — the Moto E (2015) — is now up for sale in the U.S. Available in white and black color variants, the 3G-only model is retailing for $119, while the LTE-enabled version is listed at $149.
For that price, you get a device with a 4.5-inch IPS screen boasting a resolution of 960x540, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 (LTE model), 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 (3G-only version), 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 5MP camera at the back, VGA front shooter (which was missing in the first-gen model), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS and a 2390mAh battery. The 2015 Moto E runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
Be sure to check out our hands-on post to see how the device performs in real-world usage scenarios.