Last month Motorola had unveiled the new Moto E or Moto E 2015 and there are few upgrades to the existing version which was released back in May 2014. The first generation Moto E had created a huge buzz in the budget segment with impressive specs. The Moto E 2015 features a 4.5 inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core Processor (first generation was powered by Dual core processor) or 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 200 Quad Core Processor (3G variant).
There is 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, up from 4GB on the first gen. This is also the first 64 bit device from Motorola (only the 4G LTE variant). The device will also ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The company announced the second generation 3G variant in India and it is priced Rs 6999, the same pricing as that of previous generation. Here is the unboxing and first impressions of the 3G variant of Moto E 2015.
Here is the unboxing video of the device.
Inside the Box:
- Moto E 2015
Motorola hasn’t changed the box content with the new device and remains the same with no USB cable included.
Design wise, the new Moto E has lot of similarities with the first generation device. The phone has a sturdy build quality and feels really good for a budget smartphone. The volume and power buttons are located on the right side and have chrome finishing. The 3.5mm audio jack is on the top while the micro USB charging slot is at the bottom.
There is slight changes to the rear panel which has a matte finish. The rear camera is 5MP auto focus, but flash is still missing. There is also the Motorola logo below the camera unit. The rear panel as such is not removable, but you can pull open the band around the rear panel and insert the SIM card and micro SD cards. The band has a textured finish. We were impressed by the solid build quality and fit and finish offered on this device.
The front panel has the 4.7 inch qHD IPS LCD display (960 X 540) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. While the display size has been increased there is no change in the display resolution. The touch response is pretty good. There are no capacitive touch buttons, instead they are on screen. Unlike the Moto E first gen, there is only one speaker in the front panel. But the new inclusion is the VGA front facing camera. The phone has dual SIM card support and also microSD for expanding the storage. There is also 2390mAh battery included which is not removable.
The phone is powered by 1.2Ghz Quad core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, out of which close to 4.5GB is available to the user on first boot. You can expand the storage and also install apps directly on the SD card. The performance was good on the device and did not have any lags in the first use. This is the same processor which powers almost all budget Windows Phones. The phone comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The device is priced Rs 6999 and available on Flipkart and the company says only limited units available for this price. We will have the detailed review coming up on our blog soon, meanwhile do check out our YouTube channel for more videos on this device.