Motorola Moto E 2015 / 2nd gen is a phone that many didn’t expect coming, just before the Mobile World Congress 2015 event. While doing the quick hands-on with the phone, we reviewed what is good and what is bad with the new Moto E 2nd gen. Our quick review consists of what is good and what is not, for the early buyers who are confused on whether to buy this or not.
The Moto E 2nd gen has the same resolution on the display, but the size is increased from 4.3 inch to 4.5 inch, and there is nothing bad about the display. Let’s talk about the processor and compare both the variants of Moto E 2015 with the last year’s Moto E.
The Moto E 2015 4G variant is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, a quad core processor clocking at 1.2 GHz. That is coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB RAM. The other one, i.e. Moto E 2015 3G variant has Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, quad-core processor clocking at 1.2 GHz, along with Adreno 302 GPU and 1GB RAM. The storage in both is 8GB internal and a MicroSD card slot is given for storage expansion.
One such side where Motorola has not improved anything, is the camera. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing camera, and still there is no flash light given.
This is the first Motorola smartphone having a 64-bit processor. This is something one should really take note of, because the Moto E has Android 5.0 Lollipop running and that with the 64-bit architecture in chipset is surely going to give a performance that one would always want from a perfect smartphone. But there is a catch – we are talking about the higher priced Moto E, i.e. the 4G LTE variant. You still have the same Snapdragon 200 in the 3G variant, so choosing should depend on what you actually want.
The battery capacity in the Moto E 2nd gen, is 2390 mAh. It is a big upgrade from the 1950 mAh one included in the first gen phone. Sure, but there might be a lot of difference between the 3G and 4G unit with regards to the battery drain, because the 4G LTE and also the Snapdragon 410, both might be draining battery quicker.
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Pros in Moto E 2nd Gen
- 4G connectivity
- Snapdragon 410 processor in 4G variant
- 2390 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- MicroSD card slot
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Splash resistant exterior
Cons in Moto E 2nd Gen
- Same resolution as Moto E 1st ten
- Poor back camera, no flash
- Poor VGA front facing camera
Quick review conclusion – Moto E 2015
The new 2nd gen Moto E is a phone to purchase if you are still in a hunt of a budget phone having got all the basics right, except for the camera which is still the same. If you don’t care about the camera and are more inclined towards user experience, the Moto E 2015 is the phone for you. Look away if you are fond of camera captures in every price range.