Moto E

Affordable 3rd Generation Moto E

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Motorola owned by the Chinese giant Lenovo hits the market with its latest variant called the Moto E3, the third-generation Android smartphone in the Moto E series. Moto E First Generation was launched in the year 2014 and witnessed very high demands similar to Moto G. India was one of the first countries where the phone was released. On February 2015, the Moto E Second Generation was launched and was available in 40 countries. Moto E Second generation has a 1GB RAM, storage capacity of 8GB which is expandable up to 32GB. Here, we would be looking at all the features of the new Moto E3 Android smartphone.

Display screen and design

Moto E3 has a plastic back and consists of two front speakers which are located at the top and bottom portion of the screen. Moto E3 boasts of a 5-inch IPS LCD display with HD resolution. If we talk in specifics, the value of HD resolution of the smartphone is 720 X 1280 pixels and the pixel density is 294 PPI. These features allow the device to reproduce bright and vibrant colors with good viewing angles for the user. Moto E3 also features an inbuilt smudge resistant screen. Moto E3 looks similar to Moto G, 3rd Generation and comes in black and white color options.

Camera

Camera has become one of the major features of a smartphone for users all over the world. Moto E3 has been fitted with an 8-megapixel primary or rear camera along with an LED flash. The LED flash enables the user to click clear images even in dim lighting conditions. Image resolution is 3264 X 2448 pixels. Other desirable features include autofocus, touch to focus, digital zoom and many more. The rear camera is also suitable for shooting full HD quality videos. Moto E3 has a 5-megapixel front camera for shooting selfies and video calling.

Storage

The device has an internal memory of 8GB for storing files and other data. This capacity can be boosted up to 32GB by using a microSD card. Thus, the internal memory is not very much and can be termed as average but the good thing is that it can be expanded up to 32GB.

Performance

Moto E3 makes use of 1GHz Quad Core processor for its operations as a smartphone.  Mali-T720 MP2 GPU handles gaming and graphics while the 1GB RAM has been provided for other operations. Low RAM is a drawback associated with the device because a 1GB RAM has certainly not much to offer for the user. The operating system used by Moto E3 is Android 6.0 Marshmallow which provides the latest Android experience to the user. Operating systems used in Moto E first and second generation are 4.4 KitKat and 5.0.2 Lollipop respectively.

Connectivity

Moto E3 is a dual sim android device and supports 4G, 3G and 2G connections along with Wi-Fi 802. 11, b/g/n. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB 2.0 port and A-GPS and Glonass.

Battery and other features 

Moto E3 is powered by a Lithium-ion 2,800 mAh battery with enough backup to last throughout the day with moderate use. The battery is replaceable. Moto E3 is not equipped with a fingerprint sensor, but consists of other sensors such as a proximity sensor, light sensor and accelerometer. Multimedia features include FM radio and loudspeaker.

Moto E3 vs Moto E3 Power

Moto E3 has a 30% faster CPU than Moto E3 Power. This enables smoother functioning of Moto E3. However, Moto E3 Power has 100% more RAM than Moto E3. Consequently, more applications can run at the same on Moto E3 Power as compared to Moto E3, thus making it a faster device.

Moto E3 Power possesses 100% more inbuilt memory than Moto E3 which enables the user to store a lot more videos, images and applications. The battery power of Moto E3 Power is 3500 mAH as opposed to the 2800 mAH battery power of Moto E3 as mentioned earlier. When it comes to connectivity, Moto E3 Power scores over Moto E3 because the former is VoLTE enabled and is also compatible with Reliance Jio.

Moto E3 VS Moto G4

Moto G4 enables 1920 X 1080p HD video recording while it is 1280 X 720p for Moto E3. The in-inbuilt storage of Moto G4 is 16GB which is more than 8GB internal storage of Moto E3. The system memory of Moto G4 is 2GB RAM while it is 1GB for Moto E3. Battery powers of both the devices are of the same value.

Price

The expected price of Moto E3 is Rs.8990.

Verdict

Altogether, Moto E3 is a budget phone and is suitable for people looking for an Android device with good features at an affordable price.

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