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Motorola Moto E

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Motorola's new Moto E is a solid improvement over its predecessor, with plenty of features for a low price. But it's also easy to see where Motorola had to sacrifice quality to make it inexpensive.

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Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Elegant and comfortable design
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Generally slow performance, despite good hardware
  • Mediocre camera
  • Display is difficult to read outdoors
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
 
80
GottaBeMobile
At $150 you still get more than you pay for and theMoto E 2 is a good value for budget conscious buyers.
 
100
PC Pro
If you’re looking for a cheap knockabout phone that doesn’t compromise heavily on features, the Moto E 2nd Gen is a cracking choice. It’s good-looking, compact and well built, and the improved performance and good-quality screen seal the deal. Motorola is onto another winner.
 
70
UnleashThePhones
At the end of the day, the 2015 Moto E is a very decent, compact little smartphone that is quick, runs stock Android, and has all the basic features you’d want. All at a very affordable price tag. But this time around, there are better alternatives out there.
 
80
IGN
With 4G LTE, Android Lollipop, and improved specs, Motorola's new Moto E is a solid phone with serious value.
 
80
Tom's Guide
The new Motorola Moto E offers Android Lollipop, LTE speeds and a customizable design for just $150.
 
90
TrustedReviews
The Moto E can’t be beaten for battery life or charm at this price – it’s the best all-round budget 4G phone right now.
 
70
ZDNet
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE will make this entry-level smartphone a strong contender for bring-your-own-device users.
 
90
Forbes
The one disappointment is the ... brightness of the new Moto E’s larger display, but it is unlikely to be a deal breaker and still beats most phones in its price bracket. And that really is the crux: in its price bracket - because right now I can’t think of a better budget smartphone for the asking price.
 
80
Android Authority
Priced at just $149.99, the Moto E (2015) is one of the cheapest smartphones available that offers LTE support. It’s not without its issues, as its entry-level nature would suggest, but when considering what it does offer for this price point, this device is definitely a great bargain.
 
80
Engadget
Motorola's new Moto E is a solid improvement over its predecessor, with plenty of features for a low price. But it's also easy to see where Motorola had to sacrifice quality to make it inexpensive.

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