Motorola launched its budget android smartphone namely Moto E (dual sim) in India which is priced @ 6,999/- sold via Flipkart. It is available is Black and white shades with exchangeable colourful back panels.
DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY & DISPLAY
The design of this phone is good. It has corning glass 3 on front and a matte plastic on the back and feels great in hands. It is slim at 12.4mm and weighs 142gms. It has 4.3 inch QHD LCD display of resolution 540 x 960 with 256 ppi. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility of the display is pretty acceptable. It runs on very close stock android User Interface. The display supports 5 multi-touch points and the brightness of the screen is great.
STORAGE, MULTIMEDIA & CONNECTIVITYS
It has 4GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 32GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps like google play music for songs and a stock gallery and a video player which are good. FM radio comes pre-installed too. Conductivities like 2G, 3G speeds upto 21mbps download & upto 5.76mbps upload, Wifi b/g/n, Wifi hotspot as well as Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy) But lacks USB OTG.
CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus which features Simultaneous image and video recording, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Image stabilization, HDR etc. The camera clarity is just good overall. Daytime the images are reasonably good and has fine details respectively but in the night is where the noise starts to become more visible and to get better details at night HDR mode images with bit of steady hands helps to produce slightly better images still image quality at night is just above average. It does HD 720p@30fps video recording with video stabilization and stereo sound having bit-rate of 10-12 mbps and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is reasonably good overall. Daytime the video clarity is good and has fine details respectively but at night video clarity is average could have been better. Lack of led flash could be main reason for average low light performance of the camera. It doesent have a front facing camera.
SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 4.3 Jellybean out of the box upgradable to kitkat 4.4.4 with planned lollipop 5.0 update. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor running a dual core at 1.2 GHZ (Cortex A7 architecture) with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 302 (400MHZ single core) GPU. The performance is Pretty good which provides number of graphic intensive games and multitasking run well enough and there is no lag at all except a for high multitasking n gaming.
QUADRANT : 6460.
ANTUTU : 12956.
NENAMARK 2 : 57fps.
BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a non removable 1980 mah battery. The battery life is very good which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 8:50H.
VIDEO WATCHING: upto 6:50H.
TALKTIME : upto 18H(2G) / upto 16H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 400 H(2G) / upto 380 H(3G).
*Very Good build quality.
*Good display and viewing angle.
*Very good Performance.
*Good camera and video recording clarity
*Pretty good front facing loudspeaker.
*Very good battery life.
*Very good pricing.
*No USB OTG support .
*No Led Flash and camera performance could have been better.
*No front facing camera.
OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 9/10.
°overall product rating refers to all the aspects including the price, performance, overall quality, features, etc., based on individual product.