Moto E Official @$129

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  1. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Linky

    http://pocketnow.com/2014/05/13/moto-e-now-official

    http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/shop-all-other/Moto-E/moto-e.html

    Looks like a watered down Moto G which is no surprise

    Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS
    Wi-Fi Enabled
    3G connectivity, no LTE
    FM Radio
    1.2 GHz MSM8x10 (Snapdragon 200) Dual Core Processor with Adreno 302 graphics
    Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM)
    5 MP Primary Camera, no front-facing shooter
    4.3-inch Touchscreen @ 960×540 resolution
    1GB of RAM
    4GB internal storage with up to 32GB of microSD expansion




    Looks like a good phone for those who want something absolutely barebones. Something they can still do basic functions on but still have twitter and a decent web browser etc.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Ordered.

    Upgrading my GoPro memory card, and passing it down to this.

    First Android device. 'iPod Touch' clone.
    My iTunes library already synced with Google Music and ready to roll.

    It won't work for my Airplay devices at home. But as a dedicated bluetooth headset player, dedicated car audio player. It has potential.
     
  3. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Android can airplay with allcast :)

    Whoops music support may not be available yet not sure, but video to Apple TV is for sure
     
  4. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    We'll see how street prices pan out, but I'm not sure it undercuts the Moto G by a sufficient margin to be attractive. The one thing in its favour is that it has a microSD slot, but this will soon be coming in the next revision of the G.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    Sweet!
     
  6. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    You find a few airplay apps on the Play store. I've mirrored and streamed stuff to my ATV. Also the Chromecast is fairly cheap and even iOS devices can stream to them.
     
  7. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    The G is $99 no contract with Verizon. Why the E for $129?
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Because most people aren't going to buy phones like this for use on Verizon, and the Verizon Moto G can only be used on Verizon. The Moto G that everyone else buys is $179 and $199. The big market for phones like this is for people that have to buy unlocked and want a cheap phone.
     
  9. Farplaner macrumors 6502

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    Does it work for Youtube yet? Most of the time I wanted to airplay it was from YouTube. The last time I checked it is not available yet with AllCast...
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Agreed. I can certainly understand how $90 is hugely significant in emerging markets, however I'd gladly pay the extra $90 for an improved CPU, better display, LTE connectivity, front facing camera and 4GB more onboard storage found in the revised Moto G.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is a great phone for the price. It is great for a kid or a mid-contract replacement for a lost, stolen, or broken phone.
     
  12. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    I was looking at proposed UK pricing of £89 (presumably unlocked) versus £120-125 for an unlocked Moto G 8GB. In fact you can currently buy a pay as you go G/8GB for £100, and get a permanent unlock code for £2.

    Obviously the E will sell for less than £89, but it's got to get close to £70 before it becomes tempting (unless the £30 is highly significant to you, of course).
     
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    I'd prefer an entry level windows phone any time over that cheap droid.
    android on such a low end hardware is a pain ....
     
  14. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Android is bad enough on the high end hardware sometimes as it is.
     
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    On high end hw is acceptable ... On mainstream devices is barely sufficient ... On low end is a joke.

    What I appreciated about the Lumia 520 was that it was a truly enjoyable device (with all the WP 8 limitations) even for 130€ ....
     
  16. IFRIT, May 13, 2014
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    Maybe wait until there are some hands on before bashing it huh, i know you can't help but bash everything with Android installed on it but still try and restrain yourself...:rolleyes:
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Tempting at that price. I have no excuse though. I have two phones I can use if my iPhone breaks on me. :eek:
     
  18. scott craft macrumors 6502a

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    You really need a backup to the backup to the backup....
     
  19. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    LOL. I don't even have enough ports to charge all my stuff as it is.
     
  20. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Get one of those wall powered USB charging hubs!
     
  21. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You think I don't have one already? I need a hub for my hub! :D

    Anyway, the Moto E sounds nice. Although the name reminds me of a computer virus for whatever reason... I like that it has a SD card though, bet it's going to be easy to get it to support the new 128GB ones.

    Specs aren't bad, and I'm pretty sure someone's going to get it to overclock at 2 GHz.

    I will wait to buy one when it gets to the $50 price point, which is bound to happen at the end of the year with refurbished models.

    I'll tell you that as someone who had a Lumia 520 with 5GB and a Huawei with 2GB of internal storage, it's a lot easier to fill up that 520 than it is Android. Android definitely has a slimmer footprint when it comes to apps. So 4GB is decent if you have a photo and video taking plan where you constantly unload it to somewhere else.
     
  22. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    I was just about to say the same thing.
     
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    I was looking forward to it when it was rumored to be 6mm thick. But it is double and lost interest.

    I'm thinking the Moto G is still a better deal. I want some quad core as a bare minimum. The Moto G 4G looks even more interesting for that expandable memory and LTE.

    Looks like the Asus Zenfone 5 still offers the best bargain but is quite big. Asus also offers some really well-priced tablets and the Fonepad 7 is only $200 although not on the level of their Nexus 7 (2013). Moto E is more in line vs the Nokia Lumia 520, Lenovo 369i, and Asus Zenfone 4 in the sub-$130 range. Might as well wait for the $20 smartphones going to be released later this year.
     
  24. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Totally agree. Windows Phone is still pretty dreamy on the 520. Android is much less impressive on the low end.
     

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