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Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

May 14, 2014 09:48 IST

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

Motorola has launched the new Moto E, a 4.3-inch Android smartphone that costs almost half of it phenomenally successful Moto G.

Exclusively sold through Flipkart at Rs 6,999; the booking for phone started on May 14 midnight.

The most exciting part is that the phone comes with a slot for SD card, which can help to expand the existing storage on the device.

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

Motorola first launched this phone in India and is yet to announce the pricing for the phone for the rest of the world.

The phone will go on sale in the US on May 14, and in UK on May 19.

For international markets, the company has also announced a variant of Moto G that will support 4G LTE.

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999


Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

Just like Moto G, the new low-cost phone has a tough Gorilla glass, interchangeable back covers that come in bright colours, 1GB RAM, and lastest Android 4.4 KitKat.

Moto E, however, has a less powerful 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1,980 mAh battery, and the 5 MP pixel camera is without flash.

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

The phone announced in India will be a a dual-SIM device. The Moto E will come with a 4GB internal storage space that can be expanded with the help of a memory card.

Moto G, on the other hand, comes with a fixed storage of either 8GB or 16GB.

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

The screen is slightly shorter than Moto G. The newly launched cheaper handset comes with a 4.3-inch screen whereas Moto G has a 4.5-inch screen.

While Moto E comes with a resolution of 540 x 960 qHD, the Moto G has a HD display (1280 x 720 Pixels).

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

The biggest compromise, probably, for Moto E user will be the lack of front camera. The low-cost cost does not come with a secondary camera, which means the phone will not support video calls.

Moto E also lacks Hall Effect Sensor and Magnetometer, according to the specifications stated on the seller’s website.

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

According to early reviews, Moto E feels bulkier than the Moto G. Reviewers also felt that it’s a good bet as it offers the latest Android in the low-cost category. The phone, however, feels basic compared to Moto G.

It will be a good buy if you want to use basic social apps and light gaming. And seems a good option compared to Nokia Lumia 525 (Rs 9,169) and Nokia X (Rs 7,049).

Moto E: Motorola's next blockbuster phone costs Rs 6,999

Image: Moto E smartphone.
Photographs: Courtesy, Motorola

Moto E vs Moto G

 Moto EMoto G
Display540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches
(256 ppi pixel density)
720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches
(326 ppi pixel density)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 200Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz CortexQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 302Adreno 305
Card slotexpandable up to 32GBNo
Internal storage4GB8GB or 18GB
RAM1GB1GB
Front cameraNo1.3MP
Back camera5 MP without flash5MP with flash
Video recording854x480@30fps720p@30fps
OSAndropid KitKat 4.4.2Andropid KitKat 4.4.2
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 1,980 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery