New Moto E Released

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  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Definitely a good budget option. Motorola keeps doing it right. I might pick it up myself.
     
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    This is a great deal, even better than the first gen moto g in my opinion. Might just have to pick one up.
     
  5. AppleRobert thread starter macrumors 603

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    Moto E variants:
    http://m.androidcentral.com/moto-e-2015-specs
     
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    That is a pretty good phone at a great price.
     
  7. mel823 macrumors 6502

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    I think I'll pick this up for my mother, for Mother's Day. It will be a great intro smartphone for her.
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I'm currently without a smartphone, I just got back from spending time abroad and mine broke last month. I've been looking at my options, I was pretty tempted by the Moto X $140 off sale but didn't end up pulling the trigger. And I don't really fancy spending big money on an off-contract iPhone at the moment. I don't use my smartphones extremely heavily, but I do like having a good phone.

    The Moto E looks like a good stopgap. I don't think it's just for first-time smartphone users, it looks like a good phone for those looking to buy off-contract and don't require a lot of power. Plus it has 4G.

    I'm interested.
     
  9. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    It's a great option to have a backup phone for times when you don't want to take your flagship or whatever.
     
  10. coleblk macrumors regular

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    This looks like a fun little thing to tinker with!
     
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    I ordered a white one with some interchangeable bands. Planning on doing a comparison with the first generation Moto G. Stay tuned for my impressions!
     
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    Erica Griffin has a great Moto E LTE new hands on.

    Performance seemed ok on video but she reported some poor performance stutters / pauses.
     
  14. mclld macrumors 68000

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    Well it is a budget phone. I have a Moto G and love it but I do notice some excessive lag when my keyboard pops up sometimes. I can handle that with my 5 plus hour screen time and cheap price!
     
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    Definitely an interesting phone for the price. If I needed a replacement phone I would certainly be looking into it. Screen rez is the only think that puts me off. At the end of the day I think I would be more inclined to get the first gen moto g or maybe the second if it can be found cheaper.
     
  16. AppleRobert thread starter macrumors 603

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    I saw the 4G LTE Boost and Sprint variants this morning at Best Buy. The price? $99.
     
  17. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I'd imagine they're going to move a lot of these. I see a lot of Moto G's out in the wild. My guess it's because of services like sprint, boost, verizon prepaid etc.
     
  18. coleblk macrumors regular

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    Mine just arrived today. This thing feels unbelievably well built considering it's price. Buttons are firm and responsive and performance isn't bad under Lollipop at all. I also have a first generation Moto G and I must say this feels like a better put together phone as a whole, I have the worst rattling buttons and creaky body on my G...none of that to be found here. I switched it out with the red bumper and I like the look of it a lot. The display is also way better than I had anticipated, definitely not as good as the G but totally acceptable with good color reproduction. Here's some pics...
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  19. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Looks good. Keep us updated.
     
  20. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    The E got upgraded to an IPS screen this time around which is a big improvement over the first generation model.
     
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    What do you think of the battery life?
     
  22. green9206 macrumors member

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    While this is certainly a decent step up from my Moto E 1st gen, it isn't quite impressive compared to competing devices like Lenovo A6000,Redmi 1S/2 which have 16gb internal storage and 720p displays and cost equal or less. Still a very good phone for less than $150 as Motorola provides regular software updates and smooth stock Android build which Lenovo, Redmi don't.
     
  23. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Ars Technica has a really good detailed review out. Looks like the battery is really good too.
     
  24. coleblk macrumors regular

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    After having it for a couple of days, I can say that the battery life on this phone is just great! Keep in mind that I don't use the cellular on it as of right now so my experience is probably a bit better than the average user. I still think this phone would be very hard to kill completely in a day for the average/first-time smartphone user. Great little backup phone or media player.
     
  25. mel823, Mar 10, 2015
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    Just talked to my mom and she just told me she can barely hear with her flip phone, so she's looking to buy a new phone, and she wants to spend $200 max. So it looks like she'll be getting this phone sooner than expected. It will be her first smartphone. :)
     

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