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.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

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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