A good experience on a smartphone doesn’t have to be expensive, and in many cases it can be very good. The Nexus 5, OnePlus One, and Moto G are some examples of this, they are extremely good phones at a mid-range price.
But what about low-end prices?
Well, that’s where Motorola has slotted in the Moto E, a good phone for it’s price and the ‘killer of flip phones’. Recently, a video showing the Moto E vs the SGS5 ($200 AU vs $700 AU) has proved Motorola a true speed demon.
The camera, screen and almost all parts of the galaxy S5 are better than the humble Moto E…apart from the software. The Moto E runs close to stock software, running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a minimal skin, whereas the Galaxy S5 runs the same version of Android, but with a heavily bloated Touchwiz on top.
Amazingly, the stock software running on the Moto E with a Snapdragon 200 dualcore @1.2GHz wins out over the ‘superior’ smartphone’.
The Moto E’s smoothness speaks for itself, and for stock Android. Stock Android is a huge advantage, and skins that are supposed to improve, obviously don’t, but slow it down. Maybe this is why Google forced Samsung to get closer to Android. Can the spec wars finish now, and can the software war begin?