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Motorola Moto E

Motorola Moto E
alaScore 95

45 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and responsiveness are generally positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. The features and camera get critical reviews.

value for money, screen, battery, responsiveness, design

camera, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Cheap Thrills

 

It may not be an ideal primary phone, but if you want a beater phone to take adventuring, or need something to fill in for a broken device until you reach the end of your contract, the Moto E is a great option.

ZOMG CHEAP! Water resistant and a damn near smash-proof body. This phone is harder to kill than Steven Seagal. Great, solid handfeel. Variety of color options

Selfie hater: Lousy back side camera, and no front side camera at all. 4GB of storage is not enough to even store all my apps

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Moto E review: Where very good meets very cheap

 

After Motorola released the well-received Moto X into the world last year, most of us had just one question: What's Google's expensive mobile division

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

Only 4GB of internal storage ; Rear camera is mediocre at best ; No flash or front-facing camera

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...

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Motorola Moto E

 

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...

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Motorola Moto E

 

Motorola's $129 Moto E is a durable and customizable Android phone at a fraction of the cost of leading handsets, but it's missing some features.

Very affordable; Nearly perfect color reproduction; Customizable rear Shell

No LTE support; Below-average battery life; Lacks front camera and camera flash

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Motorola Moto E review

 

The Moto G is the best-selling smartphone in Motorola's history. It outsold every Droid and new Razr the company released, and that's because it hit a new sweet spot. At only $180, it's insanely cheap for a smartphone, but packs almost all the goodies...

It costs $130 ; Comes with Android 4.4 KitKat ; Comfortable to hold ; Great battery life ; Decent-sounding speakers ; Moto Alert is useful ; MicroSD slot included for expanded storage

No 4G LTE ; 4GB of internal storage is not enough ; Crappy rear cam, no front cam ; Screen has poor viewing angles ; Battery cover rattles ; No NFC

Moto E is $130, and for that price you get a phone that works. But it won’t be a phone that you love. Buy a $180 Moto G instead.

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Motorola Moto E Review

 

Motorola's strategy has been a peculiar one lately to say the least. In the high-end segment, its Moto X Android smartphone proved to the masses that great phones don't need beefy specs to stand a chance in being successful. Meanwhile, on the other end...

Hard-to-beat $130 pricing for this unlocked model

Photo and video quality are sub-par

It’s not perfect, but it doesn’t have to be – mainly because the Moto E is most impressive for its rich value. Value, it’s something that’s prized to the folks who don’t want to shell out a ton of money to experience the advantages of a smartphone....

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Motorola Moto E review

 

When Motorola launched the Moto G smartphone last year, it said it wanted to offer "an affordable smartphone for people who don't want to compromise on quality, experience or style". It more than succeeded in that venture, and now its focus shifts to...

Great design, affordable price, good display, excellent battery life, microSD support, raw Android 4.4 operating system, great sound

No front-facing camera, terrible rear camera, slow performance/loading at times, limited internal storage, no 4G connectivity

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Motorola Moto E review

 

A dinky dialler that's got a lot to shout about

Rock bottom price ; Good screen ; Solid battery ; microSD slot

Terrible camera ; Low internal storage ; Occasional slowdown ; No front camera

The low budget smartphone market is starting to get interesting as some genuinely good phones, such as the Moto G and EE Kestrel, are coming out at low price points. But while both those phones are cheap they're still more expensive than the Moto E.

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Motorola Moto E review

 

On a £100 budget for your next smartphone? The search is over - meet the Moto E

Cheap microSD storage (but limited to 32GB) Reliable performance Compact, sturdy build

Disappointing main camera Screen’s great but not HD No 4G No front camera

More budget brilliance from Motorola, the Moto E is the best smartphone you can buy for less than £100

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Motorola Moto E review

 

Camera could be better, but this sub-£100 phone has great performance and superb battery life

Camera issues aside, the Moto E is a great phone for its price. The Moto G may have a better screen and a marginally better camera, but the Moto E has a longer-lasting battery and helpful new apps. Whether you're looking to buy your child their first...

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