Riding high on the success of Moto G, Motorola today launched its new Android smartphone in India – Moto E. Priced at Rs. 6,999, the new Motorola smartphone is expected to have a big impact on the budget smartphone segment in India, especially the under 10k segment.
We were present at Motorola's launch event, where we had the opportunity to get our hands on the Moto E. Before we publish a detailed review, here's a quick look at the new Motorola Moto E:
The rubberized back is reminiscent of the Moto G, looks similar, feels similar and is as classy as the Moto G with a tiny Motorola logo. Notice the absence of flash, you don't get an LED flash next to the 5MP snapper.
The device is well proportioned for a 4.3-inch screen, the display pixel density isn't going to wow you, but it isn't bad given the device price point.
IPS display ensures view angles are very good, you don't lose out on color fidelity when looking at the screen at wide viewing angles
The screen gets Gorilla Glass 3 protection, probably a segment first for a smartphone in this price range. Good job, Motorola.
This image gives you an idea of the overall fit an finish and size of the device, very similar to the Moto G. Yes, you can call the Moto E as the "Moto G Mini".
The Moto E sticks to the same Moto G design when it comes to front bezels as well. Shiny front bezel with rubberized matte back panel is what you get with the Moto E. The thickness of the device is well controlled via the curved back design, the Moto E is 6.2mm thick at the edges and measures 12.3mm at its thickest area (the middle).
Just like the Moto G, Moto E also comes with nano coating on the inside as well as the outside, protecting the device from damage due to accidental water spills, rain, etc. Though, Moto E isn't water resistant, you can't go for a swim with it.
A tiny dash of chrome, just to give it an up-market feel? We Indians love chrome, so they say!