Motorola launched its midrange android smartphone namely Moto E 2nd Gen (dual sim) in India which is priced at 6999/- sold via Flipkart. It is available is Black and white shades with exchangeable colourfull side 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 12.3mm and weighs 145gms. It has 4.5 inch qHD IPS display of resolution 540 x 960 with 245ppi. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility of the display is quite good. 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 8GB 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. Connectivities like 2G, 3G speeds upto 21mbps download & upto 5.76mbps upload, 4G speeds upto 150mbps download & upto 50mbps upload, Wifi b/g/n, Wifi hotsopt, USB OTG as well as Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy).
CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and 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 pretty 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 but lacks HDR having bit-rate of 10 mbps and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is pretty good overall. Daytime the video clarity is very good and has fine details respectively but at night video clarity is pretty descent could have been bit better. It also has a VGA front camera for selfe's which does 480p video recording and clarity is average.
SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box with planned lollipop update. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) processor running a quad core at 1.2 GHZ (Cortex-A7 architecture) with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 305 (450MHZ single core) GPU. The performance is Excellent which provides number of graphic intensive games and multitasking run very well and there is no lag at all.
QUADRANT : 9920.
ANTUTU : 17766.
NENAMARK 2 : 52.5fps.
The 4G version has Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor running a quad core at 1.2 GHZ (Cortex-A53 architecture) with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 306 (400MHZ single core) GPU. Here the device's overall performance is great.
BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a non removable Li-Ion 2390 mah battery. The battery life is Great which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 8:30H.
VIDEO WATCHING: upto 9H.
TALKTIME : upto 17H(2G) / upto 15H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 540 H(2G) / upto 520H(3G).
*Great build quality.
*Very good display and viewing angle.
*Pretty good performance (3G varient) & Great performance (4G varient).
*Pretty good camera and video recording clarity.
*Pretty good loudspeaker.
*Very good battery life.
*Very good pricing.
*No USB OTG support..
*No USB OTG support..
*No dedicated camera key.
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.