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.
|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|
|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|
|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.