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Motorola Moto E

Motorola Moto E

from  $116.08+
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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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).

Engadget Review

The Moto E has its shortcomings, but they're largely offset by the device's affordable price. While the more powerful Moto G is likely the better bet for most shoppers, those looking to ditch their feature phones without breaking the bank will find plenty to like here.

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Pros
  • Runs an almost untouched version of Android 4.4.2
  • The vivid screen is a pleasant surprise
  • Rounded design makes for comfy gripping
  • Incredibly affordable
Cons
  • Only 4GB of internal storage
  • Rear camera is mediocre at best
  • No flash or front-facing camera
82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

80
NoNameAtAll
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
alwaysabounding
I have owned other Android phones in this price range. The Moto E is head and...read more
70
prabh1602
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
73
Average Critic Score
Product Review
Gizmodo
Concessions then have been made even over the basic Moto G, but for $150 the Moto E is a remarkable proposition. With level-headed expectations, this could comfortable be an excellent back-up device for those that don't fancy taking their $600+ phones out on a wild night.
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Expert Reviews
With a Sunspider Javascript score of 1,658ms, it's roughly 200ms slower than the Moto G, and Chrome struggled to load image-ladden pages such as The Guardian's home desktop page. Panning around the page and zooming in and out required a bit of patience as well.
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Forbes
A few minutes of hands-on time isn’t enough to fully evaluate a phone but I did get a pretty good sense of its look, feel and build. It feels a bit heavy in the hand, but it’s solid and slip resistant.
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Android Central
All considered, we'd struggle to find any sub-£100 smartphone we'd recommend as much as the Moto E, even after spending a relatively short time with the handset. We're eager give it some heavier use, and see just how far that £89 (or $129) goes.
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Wired UK
In a sea of black devices, the Moto E is available in nine colours -- thanks to interchangeable panels -- and will be available SIM-free for a price that has us asking how low Motorola can continue to go. In our brief hands-on time with the phone we were impressed.
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Stuff
From our first play, the Moto E looks to be a tidy, fuss-free Android that offers a whole lot more than it has any right to at that £90 price.
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CNET
Physically, it's easy to see the family resemblance to the Moto G and much pricier Moto X. Although smaller, the E has the same rounded corners, along with the gently curving back panel.
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The Next Web
I wasn’t blown away by the Moto E. Nor do I think it’s going to redefine the low-end market like the Moto G did for the mid-range segment. Nevertheless, it’s a competent device that will only strengthen Motorola’s refreshed smartphone portfolio.
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BGR
Like always, Motorola has kept the UI clean and as close to pure Android as possible. The advantage is that even with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, the Moto E is snappy. Screen transitions are fluid and there is no bloatware or unnecessary animations anywhere.
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Pocket-Lint
First impressions of the Motorola Moto E are good: it feels like a solid device and that's important, because it avoids the normally plasticky finish that often plagues devices at this price point.

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