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Moto E (2nd Gen) – Specifications and Review

Following up on the success of the budget phone Moto E, Motorola has produced an updated 2015 model: the Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen).  Honestly, it doesn’t really look that cool but then again this flaw is countered by its affordability. It is rather thick with 0.5 inches thickness but that doesn’t affect the ease of use, according to the experts, so it won’t really pose a problem.

With 4.5 inches screen display for the 2015 Moto E model it is 0.2 inches larger than the previous model though the resolution of the previous model has been retained at 540p which also means that the pixel density is slightly lesser than the last model at 245ppi. While people and experts generally did notice a slight lack of clarity in the display it was noted that this doesn’t affect the function for normal people in any way. This problem is also extenuated by the fact that the actual quality of display is very good as it has beautiful colors, good viewing angles and bright display.

Moto E (2nd Gen) has also had its internal specifications updated. Whereas the old one had a dual-core processor the new 2015 Moto E has 1.25 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor although the RAM is the same as the old one: 1 GB.  It does provide a better experience than its predecessors such as Moto E and Moto G where gaming is concerned but it might not really be up to all kinds of gaming needs. It can pose some problems even with normal game and with 3D games there is a conspicuous lag.

Moto E 2nd Gen

However, apart from gaming and some high spec apps, it can perform everything else quite well. There is also its great 8GB internal storage but that comes with a downside that there is no microSD card slot. Battery capacity has been increased by about 20% with the help of 2390 mAh battery in the 2nd Gen Moto E and one can get a full day’s use with moderate usage and even two days, if you use it sparingly. But turn on the 3G or 4G LTE and it would drain the battery very quickly which would last only about 8-10 hours in that case.

The one big disappointment of the new Moto E is, however, its camera. Just like its predecessor it has the same 5 MP camera with no LED flashlight although the fixed focus lens has been replaced by an auto-focus lens, all this doesn’t really add to much in a increase as far as picture quality is concerned. Even under the best of light conditions there is a lack of definition as well as detail; the colors also appear artificial at times.

To sum it up, there might be some problems with the Moto E (2nd Gen) but most of the experts recommend it for normal android users: it is brilliant for its price and worth the money you are going to spend on it. It is, probably, one of the best budget phones in the market right now.

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Sasidharan is the owner of Techspotz and writes on various topics like How-to tutorials, SEO, Blogging etc. Loves tech in any form, quite optimistic about AI, Blockchain and IoT.

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