Friday , October 20 2017

Motorola announces the all new Moto E with 4G LTE

Moto E Official
Well, the question of what’s in the Motorola Box has been answered, with Motorola today announcing the all new Moto E with 4G LTE. There’s a few other hardware additions and updates, and there’s also still a 3G-only model.

The new Moto E comes with a slightly larger 4.5″ display, 0.2 of an inch larger than the first model, though with the same qHD resolution. Motorola has also seen fit to include a front-facing camera this time around, though at VGA resolution those selfies won’t be that great.

Motorola Moto E Specifications:

  • 4.5″ qHD 540×960 (245ppi) IPS Display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and Anti-smudge coating
  • Processor:
    • 4G LTE: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
    • 3G:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 302 with 400 MHz GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Storage
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with f/ 2.2 aperture and VGA Front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with AGPS+GLONASS
  • Moto E – Global GSM (XT1505) – Radios:
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • 2390 mAh battery
  • Android™ 5.0 Lollipop
  • 129.9×66.8×5.2-12.3mm @ 145 grams

Software wise there’s been some improvements too, with some of the higher end functions introduced on the higher end Moto X coming down to the Moto E. The awesome Moto Display which delivers notifications and updates without updating you is now present, and the Moto Migrate option to move all your contacts, photos and videos to your new phones is also now compatible with the Moto E

The All New Moto E Official Hands-on

Personalisation is a key effort with Motorola’s products, and the Moto E is no different. Motorola has introduced a range of new accessories for the Moto E, including Grip Shells and Bands. Bands add colour to your phone with a simple bumper and will be sold in packs of three in different colour combinations: Turquoise, Purple and Raspberry or Red, Yellow and Blue. Grip Shells will

In terms of availability and pricing, Motorola has advised :

Starting today, the new Moto E will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. It will be available unlocked in the U.S. at www.motorola.com for $119.99 (3G) and $149.99 (LTE).

Update, 10.45am Motorola Australia advises:

The Moto E will be available in Australia and New Zealand in the coming months, with pricing and availability to be confirmed closer to the availability date.

 
Source: Motorola, and Motorola Moto E.

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7 Comments on "Motorola announces the all new Moto E with 4G LTE"

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So where’s the Moto G mk2 4G version??

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

thats a cute little phone, hope the price will be little too 🙂

aryonoco
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aryonoco

The 4G version is upgrading to Snapdragon 410. That’s 64-bit Cortex A53, should be a hell of a speed boost especially with Lollipop that can make use of ARMv8.

Those LTE bands don’t seem right for Australia though, we need something with band 3 and 28, and hopefully 5, 7 and 40 thrown in as well so it can be used across the country.

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The Snapdragon 410 also supports Quick Charge 2.0, the Motorola Turbo Charger from the Nexus 6 should make short work of charging the E2. If Motorola enables this.

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

the only LTE bands listed are: G LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)
Telstra, has band 7 but is not their primary band
Optus, as for telstra
Vodafone has band 5 but is also not their primary band.

So unless there is an international variant the Moto E LTE is useless in Australia on mass.

Pumpino
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Pumpino

Did you forget to list the 4G bands it supports? 🙂

I’m still waiting for Lollipop to reach the Moto G 4G. Perhaps Motorola should focus on supporting its existing models before launching new ones.

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More powerful SoC than the current Moto G. Interesting. Maybe the 2015 Moto G will use the same silicon to save money by buying in bulk? But hopefully the updated G will have even better specs.

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