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What’s Good and What’s Missing in Moto E?

Ever since the first rumors regarding the Moto E started pouring into the tech media world, there were lots of excitement and buzz about its capabilities. This was further triggered by Motorola’s announcement claiming that they will be taking the wraps off a smartphone that will be ‘Made to last. Priced to last.’ Now, the Moto E is official for Rs 6,999 and leading e-commerce portal is taking orders for the handset with enticing launch day offers.

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Are you interested in buying the Moto E? Before you would head on to the online retailer site to place an order, here we list out the good and bad aspects of the low priced dual SIM smartphone to offer a look at what it actually has and what it lacks.

Moto E – The Goods

Moto E is a great new entry-level smartphone that has managed to create a buzz in the market for its tempting price tag. Despite the low price tag, the handset comes with a decent build with options to customize its look giving it an added advantage compared to the other phones in the same range. Read on to know the wonderful aspects of the Moto E.

Android 4.4 KitKat OS

Moto E being an entry-level phone is fueled by the latest iteration of the Android OS – v4.4 KitKat. Though Motorola has missed out on adding its own custom UI to the Moto E, the operating system seems to work well without any clutter. Also, the vendor has made sure to add some native apps and other enhanced features such as Moto Migrate and AfterMe.

Sharp Display

For those who judge the display only by its size it could be disappointing. But Moto E’s 4.3 inch display boasting a qHD resolution of 960×540 and a pixel density of 256 ppi is pretty much acceptable. This pixel density should be sufficient to deliver sharp and clarity rich content on the screen.

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Further, the panel is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer alongside a water resistant coating for increased durability. This will save the penny that smartphone users usually invest on a screen guard to sage guard the display.

Customizable Rear Covers

The Moto E carries the same tradition that Motorola followed in the case of its recent offerings. The handset features interchangeable back covers in nine vibrant color options. Users can choose any of these covers to swap it with the existing cover and make the handset a fashion accessory to carry with them.

1 GB of RAM

While most of the entry-level smartphone come equipped with a mere 512 MB of RAM, the presence of a 1 GB of RAM in the Moto E is worth a mention. This RAM capacity can definitely handle decent levels of multi-tasking and smooth app performance.

Amazing Battery

Motorola has not forgotten to include a juicy battery in the Moto E as there is a 1,980 mAh battery in the phone. Though the backup delivered by this battery is not revealed by the firm, it is claimed to last for long hours of usage. Also, the dual-core processor and display do not consume too much of power resulting in battery drain.

Moto E – What’s Missed

So far, we have seen the positive aspects of the Moto E smartphone, but in order to keep its price tag low handset did forgo some key elements that are most sought after by the smartphone users these days.

Fixed Focus Rear Camera

Well, the stylish Moto E smartphone possesses only basic photography capabilities that can be delivered by the 5 MP rear snapper missing auto focus.

No LED Flash

The lack of LED flash alongside the rear camera sensor is a drawback as well. The LED flash usually results in better low light photography, but without this the Moto E it is clear that the handset’s camera will not be too useful in low light environments.

Lack of Front Camera

Though the presence of a front-facing snapper is not a necessity for all the smartphone users, it is an added advantage. But, the Moto E has no front-facing snapper and rules out the possibility of making video calls.


Priced at Rs 6,999, the Moto E definitely has a wonderful build and a good spec sheet though it lacks a few elements. Currently, this segment of the smartphone space is dominated by the local vendors and global titans such as Samsung and Nokia, but with the entry of Motorola into the arena is all set to create a twist.

Key Specs

Model Moto E
Display 4.3 inch, qHD
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
Internal storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 5 MP
Battery 1,980 mAh
Price Rs 6,999



Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.