Motorola's entry into the market has been quite a resounding one. Not only did it issue a serious threat to all its major rivals with the Moto G, but it also went a step forward and released the new Moto E that shocked the market with its amazing specifications and shockingly low price tag.
While the Moto E has a lot going for it in the current times, it's biggest offering to date has to be the support for the latest Android KitKat operating system. And being offered the latest Google OS with a price tag of little less that 7k, it's only natural that the device will attain a sort of legendary status.
To recap on the specifications that are on offer for the Moto E, the device comes with a 4.3-inch display with a 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.
The Moto E is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor along with Adreno 302 GPU alongside 1GB of RAM. The Moto E is a dual-SIM phone that supports Micro-SIM cards and a certain 'intelligent calling feature.' The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The device comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera, although it has no flash or a front-facing camera. The Moto E comes with 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. The smartphone is backed by a 1980mAh battery and sports 124.8x64.8x12.3 dimensions, weighing in at 142 grams.
So with all the numbers and specifications out of the way, what exactly makes the Moto E such a groundbreaking choice among all others currently listed under the same price tag? We take a look at the top 5 reasons why the device is such a special offering.
While we can all chip away (and still be amazed) on the fact that the Moto E is offering the latest Android KitKat at a reduced price, but it needs to be said that it's other big feature is the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that comes with the device.
If you follow up on smartphones and the materials involved in developing one, you will know that the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection is primarily meant for devices that belong to the high-end segment. And we seriously haven't got a clue as to how Motorola managed to pack the device with the state-of-art protection and that too at the given price tag.
Just so you know, the gorilla glass also comes with nano coating that makes it water resistant (not to be confused with water proof, though).
To be perfectly honest, the Motorola Moto E's build is somewhat identical to its older sibling, and you will be able to recognize that via its premium phone-like curved back and glossy front. And it goes without saying that that's quite impressive.
Can you think of a smartphone that offered a display like this under the given price tag in the past? We are sure we can't.
No we all know that companies like Apple and Samsung have been quite popular in the Indian market. In fact, a recent study has also shown that Indian customers prefer a brand that's outside the country, rather than the one that's available inside.
And if that theory is put into practice, the Moto E can easily become one of the best devices in the market. Both by market share and popularity.
The new Motorola Moto E is available at a price tag of Rs. 6,999. And even though the price tag is as less as ever, the company has still made it a point to offer nearly the best specifications at that price range.
This is the first time we have seen anything like this, but pretty sure that more vendors will follow suit in the future.
We will probably keeping saying this until we get tired. The Motorola Moto E, in that price range, is coming packed with the latest Android KitKat operating system, and that's quite the offering.
Not only that, the device, according to Motorola, is also planned to get all the latest updates from Google here on, and if that isn't a great deal, we don't know what is.