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 budget-priced Moto E (2015) packs a lot of tech into an affordable package. Here's what's inside.

There are, technically, three versions of the 2015 Moto E: US GSM+ LTE, US GSM, and global GSM. The LTE version has a more powerful processor and a different (though basically the same) GPU, but otherwise is the same (apart from costing more). Each of the three versions offers a different set of supported frequencies, so check them out to be sure about which version you'll need.

Width Height Thickness
5.11 in
129.9mm
2.64 in
66.8mm
0.48 in
12.3mm
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch qHD display
    • IPS LCD
    • 540x960 resolution (245ppi)
  • Camera:
    • 5MP, ƒ/2.2, autofocus
    • 720p 30fps video
    • VGA front-facing camera
  • Battery:
    • 2390mAh battery
    • Lithium Ion
  • Chips:
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (LTE)
    • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (non-LTE)
    • 1GB RAM
    • 8GB internal storage
    • MicroSD expansion
Category Features
Android OS Android 5.1 Lollipop (launched with Android 5.0) with Moto Display and Moto Quick Capture
Display Size 4.5-inch
Display Resolution 540x960, 245ppi
Rear Camera 5MP, ƒ/2.2, autofocus, 720p 30fps video
Front Camera VGA
Processor LTE: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Non-LTE: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
GPU LTE: 400MHz Adreno 306
Non-LTE: 400MHz Adreno 302
Storage 8GB
RAM 1GB
Network 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)
US GSM (XT1511): GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
Global GSM (XT1505): GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Radios Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light, proximity
Battery 2390mAh
Dimensions 129.9mm x 66.8mm x 12.3mm / 5.11 inches x 2.64 inches x 0.48 inches
Weight 145g / 5.11oz
Colors Base: black or white
Motorola Bands: golden yellow, turquoise, blue, raspberry, purple, red
Motorola Grip Shells: golden yellow, charcoal, turquoise, blue, raspberry