Motorola unveiled its latest entry-level Android phone, the Moto E.
At the moment the entry-level smartphone market doesn’t have a good range of high quality devices available.
Motorola has picked up on this and with the Moto E it is offering an affordable product that also has plenty of bells and whistles to keep the user happy.
The smartphone comes with 4G LTE and will retail for £109 ($150 in the US) off-contract. The company is also producing a 3G-only version of the new Moto E in the US that will only cost consumers $119.
All in all the Moto E sounds like a good option for first-time smartphone shoppers or those who are price-conscious.
It is a small phone, featuring a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. It has a 5MP camera on the back (without flash), and a 0.3MP VGA front facing camera.
The Moto E has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, comes with a 2390mAh battery, and boasts 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
For its price the phone is well equipped, however, users shouldn’t expect it to handle demanding apps too well or be able to multi task on it like on a higher-end phone.
The Lenovo-owned firm said:
“A great smartphone should be a choice for everyone.”
“So we saw an opportunity to make a great, affordable device for people who don’t want spend a lot money.”
The Guardian said that the budget smartphone “will last a full day’s mixed use on a single charge and includes features such as a scratch-resistant face and a water-resistant coating often found on smartphones costing twice the price.”
According to Motorola, it will be eventually be available in over 50 countries across Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.