There was a time when Nokia ruled the phone ecosystem. Especially, in the quality budget handset segment, there was no competitor in the market who could stand against the Finnish mobile manufacturer.
However, as time passed, here came the sophisticated smartphone era. With the launch of Apple iPhones gradually, the touch-enabled gadgets stormed the market with more consumers looking forward to grab them.
First, they were quite expensive, but then eventually they became affordable - this was time, when the global and local manufacturers came out with stripped down versions of their flagships. They were low on specs and on budget as well. Since last couple of years, there has been a mindset for budget phones, that they will lack performance, build, quality, display and apps. Especially, in the Android segment, the phrase, 'Budget Android phones' meant 'low-performance phones.'
But then came Motorola Moto E, which got launched just last week. The first ever smartphone in the Android ecosphere which has given sleepless nights to local and mid-tier smartphone manufacturers. Moto E has completely changed the dynamics of the budget smartphone market supply, demand and sales strategy.
Prior to Moto E launch, the premium handsets distinguished themselves with design, materials, style, specs and performance, well let us tell you, Moto E has it all at just Rs 6,999. Specswise, this phone has got all the likes against Samsung Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 or a LG G Pro 2.
Let's take a look at the substantial points below, which could completely justify why your next smartphone purchase should be a Motorola Moto E instead of opting a swanky high-end smartphone which would cost you a world or never ending EMI payments. Take a look at the slider below:
Moto E might be have a small screen estate at 4.3-inch display - as compared to those 5-inchers, but it has got that premium look. With qHD (540x960 pixel) resolution and 256ppi pixel density, Motorola has also touted the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen of the phone, along with the very popular 'water-nano coating' providing resistance against water up to a certain level. Which means, Moto E is partially water/dust resistant and you wont find negatives as far as the design and the build is concerned.
Well, we played Youtube videos, Play Music and FM Radio. Whether, it be via headphones or the built-in speakers, Moto E audio was loud and great. We were just blown away during the audio quality test, because at this point of time and at this price range, you won't find such kind of audio performance from any of the budget phones in the market.
Specswise, it has got it all including AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC and OGG/Vorbis.
Moto G comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera only. Yeah, it lacks an LED flash, but just think! Who uses an LED Flash in phones? After all flash still don't get you the best of the images. Instead, one should prefer a camera with a balanced range of exposure, which you could adjust in a Moto G and the smartphone also comes with the HDR, panorama mode.
One more thing which is missing in the Moto E camera optics is the front-facing camera. But Motorola has played smart by not including a low quality VGA front-face camera and instead giving a touch-enabled capture option on the camera screen so that you can take selfies with the 5MP rear camera itself. With Moto E having a palm-friendly built, its not so difficult to click a picture using the back camera.
The smartphone is backed by a 1980mAh battery and as claimed by the company it does runs a full day, even after you might have had a busy day at work.
The Moto E is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor along with Adreno 302 GPU alongside 1GB of RAM which gives a complete satisfaction as far as performance is concerned. We played several games from simple to complicated including Candy Crush, Asphalt 8, Temple Run and Minion Rush and the graphics were great.
The heavy ones, do a lag a bit (might be 5% in the total gaming time period) but it was great playing games on Moto E.
Yes, astounding yet great, the Moto E doesn't heat at all, at least the review unit we received. We used the dual SIM phone for the whole day, performed benchmark tests, did lots of stuff, but it was cool all the while.
Well, it might not be the most impressive phone in the world for many, but the Moto E is a real challenger to Nokia phone. Because at this price range, Moto E is a solid Android phone and the Motorola shells at the back are definitely durable and scratch-proof.
Advantageously, if you are looking for a budget smartphone which could provide you swift internet browsing like a Nexus 5, here is Moto E for you, offering the best performance among the options available in the market.
You can open as many tabs as required, still the screen won't freeze. You can also uninterruptedly watch videos, browse Facebook, tweet on Twitter and upload Vine videos.
All those, Android smartphone users who rely upon Google Maps for getting around, let us inform you at this price point, Moto E works perfectly compared to its counter part.
Being a Google company branded product of course, Moto E comes with Android Kitkat and the whole bunch of features included in the operating system, further Motorola has also promised to bring the future updates on the phone. Meanwhile, Google will listen to you and work as instructed wherever you will say 'Ok Google.' The search recognition software is way too perfect.
So what are you waiting for, go and grab one for yourself! Its available on Flipkart again and limited in stocks.
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