Moto E v Skyrocket

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. mclld macrumors 68000

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    I am currently using a Skyrocket(rooted and KK rom) which is more than enough phone for me. I have been good with specs for the past couple years and I do not like keeping the latest phones since I am so rough on them. I buy and sell phones/electronics so I at least always get to play with the new phones.

    Anyway I came across/bought a really cheap Moto E and was wondering if it should be comparable in performance to my Skyrocket. It is due to be delivered on Saturday so I have not been able to mess with it. I am not concerned with the camera as I do not care about cell phone cameras. If the Moto e is as good as the Skyrocket I know I could sell the Skyrocket for probably more than I paid for the E.
     
  2. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I would recommend getting a Moto G instead. You get a lot more phone for just a little more money, it's worth every penny.

    The Skyrocket is a Galaxy S2 right? The Moto E probably has similar performance but the Moto G will exceed it noticeably.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. You'll be much happier with the G.
     
  4. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have already bought the E and I only paid 50 bucks for it. That is the only reason I bought it otherwise if I was going to spend 150-200 I would buy a used GS3, Nexus 4 etc. So like my op says, which between the two I posted?
     
  5. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    You probably will notice an improvement coming from such an old phone but it won't be super significant.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    All of the current low end Android devices are using midrange chips from 2011/2. Considering it's stock out of the box, you shouldn't have any issues, it'll run really nice. Android excels less on crazy specs, and more on good ROM builds.

    I had the Skyrocket too. It's still sitting in my drawer.
     
  7. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    Except Moto E is limited by HSPA 21 and only has 4GB onboard storage (although you can add microSD up to 32GB). Moto G LTE also has only 8GB.
    Samsung S2 Skyrocket is LTE capable with 16GB and microSD as well as removable battery. I used it before, and was very satisfied.
    I considered both of them before, but in the end I got Nexus 5 which IMO is the best bang for the bucks.
     

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