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Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10077 reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and size are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but the sound and camera get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 user reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

price, performance, usability, portability, camera

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Moto E 4GB SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMoto E 4GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1300 user reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and portability. The usability and performance also get good opinions.

price, performance, usability, portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) 4G LTE - Unlocked - Universal (Black)Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) 4G LTE - Unlocked - Universal (Black)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Motorola Moto E (2015, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Comments about the usability and size are generally positive. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the design and screen. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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screen, design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto E, Smart Phone, 2nd Gen, XT1527, *Gift Box*, Black, Unlocked, 4.5-Inch Display, GSM and 4G LTE 8GB, Android Lollipop 5.0 - For Rogers, FMotorola Moto E, Smart Phone, 2nd Gen, XT1527, *Gift Box*, Black, Unlocked, 4.5-Inch Display, GSM and 4G LTE 8GB, Android Lollipop 5.0 - For Rogers, F

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

 

Successful update... ...would be a brief and catchy description of Motorola's Moto E 2nd generation because many points of criticism made on the predecessor have been reworked. A 4.5-inch qHD screen, LTE, 8 GB of storage, and the latest Android 5.0...

Price/performance ratio, Build, Latest Android version, Battery life, Sufficient performance, Expandable storage, LTE

Camera modules, Resolution, Brightness, Non-removable battery, No power supply included, No NFC

Motorola's Moto E 2015 has definitely earned our recommendation. The refresh simply provides a lot for a price of 129 Euros (RRP, ~$137). But first things first.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Moto E (2015) Review

 

During the past couple of years we've seen a dramatic shift in Motorola's strategy for competing in the smartphone market. As one of the earliest producers of Android devices, the company needed to let go of ideas and strategies from years that had...

It wasn't that long ago that I recommended buyers looking for inexpensive smartphones avoid Android devices in favor of Windows Phone. While this may sound strange, at the time it was a reasonable way of thinking. Although Windows Phone has a limited...

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto E (2015, Boost Mobile)

 

The Motorola Moto E combines high-quality parts with clean Android software to great effect. It earns an Editors' Choice for budget-friendly smartphones on Boost Mobile.

Affordable. 4G LTE connectivity. Near-stock Android 5.0.

Subpar camera quality.

Software and Conclusions Motorola is building a great reputation for clean Android software and timely updates. The Moto E runs an essentially stock version of Android 5.0, which is incredibly rare in the low-end market. Boost, unfortunately, loads up...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Devindra Hardawar (engadget.com)

Moto E review (2015): The best budget phone gets even better

 

If you want to get a sense of where the real innovation in smartphones is happening, you need to look past the high-end flagships and toward the cheap st

Inexpensive ; Elegant and comfortable design ; Great battery life

Generally slow performance, despite good hardware ; Mediocre camera ; Display is difficult to read outdoors

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.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto E ( 2015, white)

 

The latest Motorola Moto E doesn't hold a candle to a top-of-the-line superphone. Its chunky plastic shell won't turn heads, and the spec sheet doesn't do much to incite gadget lust. But that's OK if you're looking to save a few bucks; what the Moto E...

The new Motorola Moto E is proof that a cheap phone can be good, too; you're getting reasonable performance, a sharp display and LTE connectivity for $150, unlocked.

Like its predecessor, camera quality disappoints. The processor also occasionally struggles to keep up with more hardware-intensive tasks, like gaming.

The Moto E delivers in enough of the right areas to make it a fantastic option for a tight budget.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

Moto E (2015) review: An adorable low-end phone with an absolutely abysmal camera

 

Everything about the Moto E makes is the perfect first smartphone or backup device—except for it's seriously awful rear-facing camera.

Long lasting battery life will get you through a day of adventures ; Low-end phone without the low-end performance

Both rear- and front-facing cameras are just awful ; You will have to buy a MicroSD card to store a decent amount of media on this device

The Moto E will make a great first smartphone or backup device, but the cheapness comes at a price: its camera performance is just so awful.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : T.C. Sottek (theverge.com)

Motorola Moto E (2015) review

 

Crunch. That's the sound of glass doing a belly-flop on concrete. A couple of months ago, I heard it for the first time. After a long night of Dungeons & Dragons and bar-hopping, I got to my front...

Still an insane bargain ; Pleasing to look at and hold ; Runs Android competently

Camera is pure garbage ; Display still below average

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Moto E 2015 (2nd Gen) Review

 

Motorola's 2nd gen Moto E comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, a 4.5-inch display, and is perfectly legit for the price it's being offered at. Is it the finest piece of hardware on the market today? Of course not. Is it meant to be? No way. Does the 2015...

This is a smartphone worth owning. Look into purchasing smartphones on the used phone circuit first – just so long as you can trust the previous owner – then if you’re unable to locate a fine phone released in the past few years, this machine will be...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Antonio Villas-Boas (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto E (2015, Unlocked)

 

With the addition of LTE and a processor upgrade,Motorola's latest Moto E narrows the gap between entry-level and high-end smartphones.

Low price. Responsive, near-stock Android. Fast 4G LTE. Memory card slot. Good battery life.

Low-resolution display. Poor camera.

Camera and Conclusion The Moto E's 5-megapixel rear-facing camera lacks a flash. And unfortunately, picture quality hasn't improved since the first-generation phone. Outdoor shots showed slightly washed out colors in my tests, while soft details lacked...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto E review

 

The Motorola Moto G was my favourite phone of 2013. Not because it had the best HD display or most powerful quad-core processor, but because it offered a well-rounded set of specs for a price that blew its competition clean out of the water. Now...

The Moto E is cheap, comes with the latest Android KitKat software and has a screen and processor capable of tackling the essentials.

Its camera and battery life don't impress and it isn't much less than the Moto G, which remains the best Android bargain around.

The Motorola Moto E is unquestionably cheap and has a set of specs that makes it more than capable of handling your basic everyday tasks. Its price, however, isn't much lower than the Moto G, which has a better camera, more powerful processor, improved...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1980 / 2390
Battery performance:1980 / 2390
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Talk time (2G):24

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:No / Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.747 / 0.76
Body SAR (EU):0.747 / 0.76
Head SAR:0.76
Head SAR (EU):0.76
SAR value:0.76 / 2
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.76 / 2

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 4.5
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:245
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGA, PCM / FLAC,MP3,WAV,eAAC+ / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:Mono
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression format:DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, VC-1 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:DIVX,H.263,H.264,MP4,VC-1 / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MP4,WMV / DIVX,H.264,MP4,WMV / H.263,H.264,MP4 / H.264,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,1700,1900 / 850,1700,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 302
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 4.4, KitKat / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:200 / 410
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:200 / 410

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 4.4, KitKat / 5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:4096
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.484
Height:4.92 / 5.04 / 5.11 / 5.12
Weight:5.01 / 5.11
Width:2.55 / 2.63