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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Motorola Moto E Launched at Rs.6,999/- or $130

Motorola Mobility has just released the Moto E smartphone at an event in New Delhi. (Later in an event in London) The phone which was rumored to be has been officially declared and will be exclusively be available in India via Flipkart.
Motorola has released a video showcasing the phone’s features. The rumor round up can be read here.

You can check the video here

The phone priced at INR 6999/- is quite impressive and might topple the market leader Samsung and Nokia in the budget area smartphone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual core clocked at 1.2GHz
Adreno 305
Android 4.4 Kitkat (guaranteed update)
4GB (Expandable to 32GB)
Primary Camera
5Mp without Flash
960 x 540 resolution at 256ppi

As seen the phone features a Corning Gorilla Glass which makes the phone scratch resistant and is protected by splash resistance coating which we have seen in the Moto G. The phone comes with a entry level processing package and with Kitkat running on top of it (which requires less system power) the phone can be expected to perform decently.

The major point which will make the Moto E sell like hot cakes is its price. At 6,999/- ($130) this phone is a steal of a deal. Motorola ran away to success with the Moto G price and now with the Moto E it has made a phone which is affordable to all and isn’t a slog of a device.

In comparison currently in the Indian market, the lowest end devices include phones from Micromax and Karbonn which are home grown mobile makers along with Samsung with its Galaxy Core. The Galaxy core comes in a package that isn’t anywhere close to what Moto E has to offer. It runs Android Jelly Bean along with the heavy TouchWiz UI which makes the phone lag a lot in daily usage. As we have come to know of Motorola, it provides its users almost stock Android experience which is always better than any custom UI be it even the acclaimed HTC Sense.  
The budget smartphone and smaller brother of Moto G

The areas where Motorola cut cost to fit the incredible price bracket is the camera. The phone sports a 5MP back camera but isn’t given a secondary front facing camera. Also the rear camera doesn’t include a flash. Although for people shifting from non-smart phones to the Moto E, the camera being 5MP will be a delight and they won’t complain not having a flash!

The company in the ending notes said that it was succeful with the Moto G and expects the Moto E to perform in the same manner in India. Later in the day Motorola is expected to host an event in London to reveal the new Moto X+1 the successor to the Moto X.

Stay tuned for more news from Motorola cause we are your source of everything tech!

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