Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen - A Preview

Moto E from Motorola has been one of the most successful devices in recent times. Now, the company has made an announcement of launching the 2nd Gen Moto E. Let us go through a few facts about this new iteration of the device.


Motorola recently announced the launch of new Moto E 2nd Gen device to a select group of media organisations. The phone is expected to be available in two variants - one supporting LTE and the other 3G version.
Moto E 2nd gen


Hardware and Construction
The device has just been announced. Likely spec sheet is as under.
    • The LTE version will be powered by 64 Bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and will have a Adreno 306 GPU.
    • The device is supposed to come with 8 GB internal memory, expandable by another 32 GB and 1 GB of RAM.
    • The phone will sport a 4.5 inch 960 x 540 resolution qHD IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
    • The 3 G version is likely to get 32 Bit 1.2 GHz Qualcom Snapdragon 200 processor and Adreno 302 GPU.
    • It will come with 8 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM. The internal memory can be expanded by 32 GB via micro SD card.
    • Display will be similar to LTE version.

  • The rear camera on the device will be of 5 MP resolution.
  • It will also have a VGA camera on the front.
  • The rear camera has 720p video recording capability.
  • The rear camera will come with Geo-Tagging, Auto-focus, HDR and Panorama features.

  • The device will have Android 5.0 Lollipop preinstalled.
  • Additional new generation features like Quick capture and Active display among others have been added.

General Features
  • As far as connectivity is concerned, the phone has Dual SIM support.
  • Other connectivity features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0LE, GPS/A-GPS, FM radio and Micro USB.
  • Battery capacity of the device is 3100 mAh for LTE version and 2390 mAh for 3G variant.
  • The device will be available in Black and White color variants.

How it differs from 1st Gen Moto E?

  • The internal memory has been doubled from 4 GB to 8 GB.
  • Additional new age features like Active Display have been incorporated.
  • Screen size has got a boost from 4.3 inch to 4.5 inch.
  • The micro SD card and SIM slot can now be accessed by removing side panel.
  • Battery capacity has been hiked from 1980 mAh to 2390 mAh
  • The front camera is an added bonus which was lacking on the 1st gen phone.

Personal Customisation

Motorola has come up with an unique concept of Personal Customisation unlike Moto E 1st Gen. New interchangeable colorful shell grips and bands have been introduced to give an appealing look to the phone. The grips would be available in six shades of Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry, Purple and Red . Back covers are available in Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue and Raspberry.

Price and Availability

The exact pricing has not yet been announced. However, the leaks suggest that the device will be priced at Rs. 7400 for 3G variant and Rs. 9200 for the LTE variant. LTE variant may not be available in India soon.
However a teaser video was leaked indicating a price of Rs. 6999 on Flipkart. It appears as of now that the device will exclusively be on sale on Flipkart.
Moto E 2 on flipkart
The device is likely to be available across 50 countries including India from February,25.

Parting Thoughts

The device is yet to be tested under the real waters for its actual worth to be known. Given the fact that the phone is not targeted at the whiz-kids of smartphone generation, but for the newbies to the smartphone world - it can be treated as a fairly capable device. Let us wait for the actual users' experiences once this device is made available for sale globally.

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Author: Timmappa Kamat14 Mar 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Moto E2 now has a new competitor. Announced within two days from the launch of Moto E2, it looks like Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be a tough rival to Moto E2. Xiaomi is following a well planned marketing strategy. Keeping up with the tradition of offering high end specifications at an affordable price, Xiaomi has updated it's Redmi 1S based on customer reviews and presented a good competitor to Moto E2. Will Moto E2 succumb to the pressure, or overcome the Redmi 2 challenge ?

Author: Mukhtar18 Apr 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Beside Xiaomi 2 there is one more competitor, the Infocus M2 with sharp display, tough design, best camera features and yes low price that both Xiaomi 2 and Moto E and 2nd Gen. Infocus is new in Indian market and try to deliver best device to create best impression in Indian market.

Infocus M2 runs on equipped with Quad Core, 1.3 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM. 4.2 inches Display, 8MP camera, 2010 mAh, Li-Polymer non removable battery, 8GB inbuilt memory and runs on Android v4.4.2. All these features are enough to keep ahead Infocus M2 comparing both Xiaomi 2 and Moto E 2nd Gen.

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