Moto E

Motorola does the budget phone one better with the new Moto E

Motorola reinvented the low-cost Android smartphone — with something you'd actually want to use — and now it's pushing things even further with the $129 Moto E. Available in more than 80 countries, the Moto E takes the specs (and thus the cost) down yet another level, while still keeping its excellent design aesthetic and its flair for doing things just a little different.

Moto E, like its Moto G cousin, has interchangeable shells. It's got a smaller, lower-resolution display, and it's lacking LTE. But The price ... try to beat it.

We've got full specs after the break.

Moto E specs

Category Features
Operating system Android™ 4.4, KitKat®
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 with 1.2GHz dual-core A7 CPU Adreno 302 400MHz single-core GPU
Capacity 4GB user storage
MicroSD slot supports up to 32GB expandable memory
Dimensions 124.8x64.8x12.3mm (6.2mm at edges)
Weight 142g
Display 4.3 inches, 540 x 960 qHD, 256ppi
Features anti-smudge coating and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Connectivity MicroUSB, supports USB 2.0
3.5 mm headset jack
Micro SIM
Dual-SIM option
Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, 1980mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours
Rear camera 5 MP
Video capture and playback Capture 30fps FWVGA (MP4, H.264, H.263)
Up to 720p playback capable FWVGA (MP4, H.264, VC-1, WMV-9, DivX 4/5/6)
Audio playback AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM,FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis
Networks UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
AWS 850/1700/1900 (2100) + QGSM 850/900/1800/19000
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
CDMA 800/850/1900
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth® Technology Version 4.0 LE
Location services GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
In the box Moto E in black or white
USB cable
Quick start guide

Reader comments

Moto E specs


My first cell was a Moto, it cost me just as much with contract.
And needles to say it didn't do half as much this does. It did have some sort of second screen and it flipped.

Mine too. Every phone I've had except for one has been a Motorola. In fact I think if I dig through my stuff I can still find my old Star Tac.

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Well nokia lumia 520 is still cheaper, could buy 2 of the for price of moto e. But the lumia 630 is not going to sell well now. Why didn't they make 8gb? Nokia has it.

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Lumia 520 doesn't run Android, and likely it won't get much software support. and is lacking a dimple in the back.

They only use 4GBs because the specs aren't able to handle high end games that require high storage.

This is for casual phone users.
You know, the people that text, call, look at webpages, and play KandyCrush.

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Who said that?? I ran Asphalt 8 on my Moto E. It runs awesome. Which high-end game are you talking about?
Though I am always low on memory since I installed that, I use a memory card to have the other things on place..
Are you still living in the bronze age?

Seems like similar specs to the original EVO 4G. But it can handle KitKat and is very affordable. Nice work Moto. Good to see a solid phone with the latest version of vanilla Android, at this price point. I'm a Nexus guy, but this type of phone is great for those who don't need the top specs.

Personally, I don't use the flash for camera purposes, but it is my main flashlight for finding things in the dark or finding keys when I get home late (happens more often than I realise sometimes). Just turning up the screen brightness on a white page doesn't get the same effect.

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Will the US model have the micro SD card slot? If so, I already know 3 people who will be buying this for their kids. It was only the lack of storage for music that was stopping them.

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Can't believe oems are allowed to claim in this case 4gb as User storage. That suggests that's how much is available for the user to use but as we know thats a lie. The moto e comes with 2.2gb of user storage not 4gb..this goes for all phones and devices.. I think oems should be forced to tell us the actual usable storage.

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I'd say spring for the G, it's not that much more. I know every pound can count, but the value for money is there.

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Seems like they of out classed their own phone (Moto G), I don't really see the point of keeping it around

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+Phil hey can we get a moto podcast special covering the announcements please?

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For those of us less skilled in interpreting the Network frequencies is this capable of HSPA+21 or HSPA+42 on T-mobile.

This is gonna be PERFECT for traveling overseas. Now I don't have to worry about damaging or losing a more expensive flagship phone. In fact, I can buy 4 of these and take them all with me.

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