Motorola Moto E (2015) Review: Still a good budget option

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Last time around the Moto E was ahead of the pack with excellent build and great ergonomics. The 2nd Gen Moto E continues with the same tradition and gets an hardware upgrade with 4G LTE support. It performs well, runs Android Lollipop and also has a front facing camera. But things have changed, there are a lot many players with good budget offerings like Xiaomi, Alcatel, Asus, Lenovo and the likes. The new Moto E still champions better build and usability, but is let down by its cameras. But there is customization with the replaceable side-bands to make the new Moto E 2nd Generation your own. More details can be found in the video above with review scores, pros/cons of the device below.

7.8

The original Moto E paved the way for budget smartphones to come, the new Moto E Gen 2 gets a lot right including 4G support, but is slightly behind the curve this time.

PROS

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Good Battery-life, Performance
  • Ergonomic Design, Replaceable Bands
  • Runs Android Lollipop Smoothly
  • Decent Rear Camera
  • USB OTG Support

CONS

  • No Flash, Front Camera is Useless
  • App-data Not Movable
  • A Bit Pricey


Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
    8.6
  • Display
    7.1
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
    8.1
  • Camera(s)
    6.5
  • Music & Video Playback
    7.3
  • Gaming
    7.5
  • Performance
    7.9
  • Battery-life
    7.5
  • Software
    8
  • Total Score
    7.8 10.0
Motorola Moto E (2015) Specs and Photos
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