You don’t need a high-end flagship phone to have a good experience — in fact, it turns out you can be perfectly happy with a dirt-cheap device. Engineer Abhishek Anand writes about his recent experience downgrading from a flagship Sony Xperia ZL smartphone to a $75 Moto E that he bought on Flipkart. The bottom line is that he’s much, much happier overall with his dirt-cheap phone than he was with his flagship device. More →
One of the problems that affected certain iPhone 6 Plus models soon after launch was related to a main selling point of any iPhone: its build quality. Some users discovered their iOS phablets can bend under pressure during regular use, and there were plenty of videos showing how easily the phone bends in certain situations.
Even though that scandal quickly died down, people still take shots at Apple for its “Bendgate” issue, and now it’s Motorola’s turn to have a little fun at the expense of the Cupertino-based company. More →
The recently launched Moto E is no match for the Galaxy S5 when it comes to hardware, but the new entry-level Motorola Android handset is no slouch, as shown by a few tests recorded on video by YouTuber Tom Rich. While the Moto E can’t beat the Galaxy S5 when it comes to benchmark tests and performance when it comes to certain app types, such as games with complex graphics, the Moto E appears to be faster than the Galaxy S5 at performing other, more common tasks. More →
Nokia has launched some more than affordable Android handsets at MWC 2014 in February, but they’re not exactly running an operating system that’s infused with all the Google services Android users expect to find on board. That’s why the Moto E can be considered the cheapest true Android handset, now that it’s official. More →
Motorola’s most affordable smartphone yet is about to be unveiled, many reports suggest, with Brazilian retailer Fast Shop already listing the specs of the device – which were mentioned in previous reports – alongside images showing the device. Moreover, well-known leaker @evleaks has also posted press renders of the handset, revealing two color options of the Moto E, including lemon and turquoise, and Android Police found a Moto E vs Moto G picture on Motorola Mexico’s Facebook page. More →
Motorola is expected to announce a new Android device in the coming weeks, with reports suggesting that the Moto E will be the company’s most affordable smartphone yet. A recent listing on Zauba, an Indian site that keeps tracks of imports an exports, lists a Motorola Moto E white model (model number XT 1022), which is valued at around 6,330 INR, AndroidOS reports. Converted in U.S. dollars, the Moto E’s value is of about $105, although the retail price may be a bit higher, depending on region. More →
Motorola has invited the media to attend a special May 13 press event that will take place in London, Engadget reports, and while it’s not clear what new products the company will unveil, it is believed Motorola could introduce to the world its cheapest Android handset yet. Dubbed the Moto E in some reports, the upcoming smartphone should be even more affordable than the Moto G that launched last year and which quickly became one of Motorola’s best-selling devices. More →