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Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10076 reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the sound and camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 user reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

price, performance, usability, portability, camera

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Moto E 4GB SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMoto E 4GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1300 user reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

price, performance, usability, portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) 4G LTE - Unlocked - Universal (Black)Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) 4G LTE - Unlocked - Universal (Black)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the usability and size. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the portability, and there are some less positive views about the design and screen.

performance, price, battery, size, usability

screen, design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto E, Smart Phone, 2nd Gen, XT1527, *Gift Box*, Black, Unlocked, 4.5-Inch Display, GSM and 4G LTE 8GB, Android Lollipop 5.0 - For Rogers, FMotorola Moto E, Smart Phone, 2nd Gen, XT1527, *Gift Box*, Black, Unlocked, 4.5-Inch Display, GSM and 4G LTE 8GB, Android Lollipop 5.0 - For Rogers, F

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Motorola Moto E (2015) review

 

The new Moto E packs LTE and a few sweet upgrades

Solid design ; Great low price ; 4G connectivity

Some display issues ; Not enough storage ; Poor front camera

Motorola has updated one of the best budget handsets of last year with some key features including an overdue selfie snapper and 4G connectivity.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Motorola Moto E (2015) review: hands-on

 

A spec boost and added 4G speeds make this an impressive budget device

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen review

 

The camera isn't great, but the new Moto E is still great value, with a bigger, better screen, faster internals and a longer-lasting battery

The Motorola Moto E (2015) is a fantastic budget smartphone. It may not have the best camera in the world and the Moto apps could be easier to set up, but with 4G support, a fantastic battery life and Android 5.0, it's a great value handset that's an...

Jul, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Jon Devo (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola Moto E 2 (2015)

 

The Moto E (2015) is an updated version of Motorola's popular budget smartphone that has some noteworthy improvements. One is a new design, another is a larger screen, but the best is that it now includes 4G LTE for faster internet and video streaming...

Superb battery life ; Fun, customisable design ; Good build quality ; Bloatware-free and fast

Average cameras ; Screen could be better

Mar, 2015

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto E 4G review

 

The new Moto E 4G is a worthy upgrade over the original Moto E, with upgrades in every area. For an extra £20 it adds 4G LTE connectivity and a front-facing camera, plus performance and storage improvements. It might not be as fast as the grey-market...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Moto E review (2014) - Successor launched

 

The Moto E's camera could be better, but this £90 phone has great performance and superb battery life

However with the new 2015 version now being announced, there's more Motorola's around this price than you can shake a stick at. The new Moto E looks to be a much better buy for £20 more, full review coming soon, and should neatly plug the gap between...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Motorola Moto E 4G (2015) Review: In Depth

 

Packing Android Lollipop and 4G, the brand new Moto E is seriously great value at a shade over £100. Is it as good as last year's model?

Affordable ; 4G ; Decent budget screen ; Lollipop

Very basic camera

At £109, the Motorola Moto E offers impressive value for money and shaves a whole £50 off the price of the freshly-launched Moto G 4G. There are some sacrifices, of course: you don't get the same sharp HD panel of the Moto G 4G and the camera is a...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Motorola Moto E 2nd Generation 4G review

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The Motorola Moto E Second Generation belongs to the company's lower-specification, cheap mobile phone range. We give it a thumbs up for call quality, but does it have good enough battery life and processing power to be a Best Buy mobile phone? We...

May, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Motorola Moto E review

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Hot on the heels of the hugely popular Motorola Moto G comes an even cheaper smartphone, the Moto E. The Moto E costs under £80 on a pay-as-you-go deal yet still lets you access millions of downloadable apps from Google's Play store. But can you get a...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Second Generation Moto E : Motorola Moto E 2G

 

As with some of the company's other products, such as Moto G and Moto X, Lenovo has released the second generation of its Moto E smartphone offering. Aimed specifically at the budget market sector, this latest version of the Moto E is now available in...

With the second generation Moto E you have a choice of a black or white model. While this might seems a little limiting, you can personalise the handset as you brighten up the appearance of your handset with interchangeable Motorola Bands of various...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1980 / 2390
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Talk time (2G):24

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.747 / 0.76
Head SAR (EU):0.76
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.76 / 2

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design:No / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch Resistant / Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.9 / 11.4
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:245
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGA, PCM / FLAC,MP3,WAV,eAAC+ / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:Mono
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, VC-1 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / DIVX,H.264,MP4,WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,1700,1900 / 850,1700,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 302
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4, KitKat / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:200 / 410

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4, KitKat / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:4096
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23 / 12.3
Height :12.5 / 12.8 / 129.9 / 13
Weight:142 / 145
Width:6.48 / 6.68 / 66.8