Motorola announces Moto E 2015, 4G variant for $150 [Comparison with 1st Gen Moto E]

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]otorola has finally announced the launch and availability of the much awaited “Moto E 2015” or you can term it as “2nd generation MOTO E“. The New Moto E is the successor to Moto E that was launched back in May, 2014 in India. The 2015 version of Moto E is introduced with a 4G LTE variant as well besides the 3G model. The new Moto E packs significant improvements over its predecessor, specially the 4G version that features a better processor. Design wise, it looks pretty similar to older version but now comes with interchangeable colored bands and newer Grip shells from Motorola.


The new 4G variant of Moto E comes with LTE capability, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and Adreno 306 GPU. The noticeable additions in new Moto E include: Android 5.0 Lollipop, a bigger 4.5″ display, front camera, a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and slow motion video recording. This low-end smartphone now packs 8GB of internal storage with an improved battery capacity of 2390 mAh.

Check out the comparison between Moto E 2015 and Moto E 2014 to get a quick idea as what’s different between them.

Specifications Comparison:

Moto E 2015 (4G) Moto E 2015 (3G) Moto E 2014
Chipset (CPU) 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-coreSnapdragon 200
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 302 Adreno 302
Display 4.5-inch IPS qHD (960 x 540) at 245ppi 4.5-inch IPS qHD (960 x 540) at 245ppi 4.3-inch (960 x 540) at 256ppi
Main Camera 5 MP with Autofocus,
f/ 2.2 aperture
5 MP with Autofocus,
f/ 2.2 aperture
5 MP with Fixed focus
Video 720p HD videorecording @30fps 720p HD video recording @30fps 480p@30fps
Front Camera VGA VGA NO
Memory 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM
Storage 8 GB Internal 8 GB Internal 4 GB
MicroSD slot Expandable up to 32GB Expandable up to 32GB Expandable up to32GB
Networks 4G LTE, 3G, GSM 3G/ HSPA, GSM 3G/ HSPA, GSM
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio
Other Features Corning Gorilla Glass 3Removable Motorola Bands Gorilla Glass 3Removable Motorola Band Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SIM Type Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
Battery 2390 mAh Non-removable battery 2390 mAh Non-removable 1980 mAh Non-removable
Dimension 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm
Weight 145 g 145 g 142 g
Price in India Rs. 6,999 Rs. 5,999
Price in US $150 $120 $120

Availability – The new Moto E has begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. It will be available unlocked in the U.S. for $119.99 (3G) and $149.99 (LTE). The device will be launching soon in India, and the pricing for 3G version is expected to be Rs. 6,999.


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3 Responses

  1. Khoo says:

    are you making comparison between moto e 2014 & 2015 or moto e 2015 lte & 3g? pls clarify

  1. March 10, 2015

    […] come back with detailed reviews, comparisons and verdicts. In the meanwhile you can skim thru the comparison sheet we made when we first heard about the Moto E […]

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