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Motorola Moto E goes official with a killer price

0. phoneArena 13 May 2014, 06:00 posted on

Motorola has just taken the wraps off the Moto E, an entry-level smartphone that ups the ante with decent specs and a killer price…

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posted on 13 May 2014, 06:12 21

1. Sesameopen (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


ROFL. Lumia 520 killer. Thought it'd never happen.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:23 6

6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


It just did ;D

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:40 1

11. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)


next up micrsosoft announced the Lumia 430

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:47 1

12. elitewolverine (Posts: 2058; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


It is not much of a difference really, the 520 has some advantages imo like the 8gb internal vs 4g with (2gb) usable. No 720p recording.

Really comes down to $70 vs $120.

From the sounds of the article it supports only 3g but then on their spec page it shows 4g.

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:09

18. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Might be a mistake....I just came from the Moto site and there a lil blurb about pre ordering a Moto G LTE and the Moto E is listed also., as in its separate phones.

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:19 1

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/49768645.jpg

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:34 4

41. sgodsell (Posts: 1433; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The moto e has 1gb of ram vs 512mb for the 520, the moto e has a dual core 1.2ghz CPU vs the 520 dual core 1ghz CPU, the moto e is water resistant and has gorilla glass. The 520 has no water resistance and no gorilla glass. The moto e is dual Sim vs the 520 is not. The moto e has a higher resolution display vs the lower resolution display on the 520. I always loved how people would compare the 520 to the moto g. The moto g was superior in every way compared to a 520. Just like the moto e is superior to the 520.

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:30 2

43. hemedans (Posts: 219; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


lumia 520 has 1ghz cortex a15 b(krait) vs cortex a7 1.2ghz. lumia 520 is twice superior interms of processor. dont look at clock speed (ghz) loook at processor type,

if you want 1 gig of ram there is lumia 525.

if you want to see how powerfull lumia 520 is go to youtube and check how it handle gta san andrea (2.8gig game)

about screen moto e 256ppi vs 233ppi there is no much difference

and lumia 520 has adreno 305 compare to adreno 302 of moto e

posted on 13 May 2014, 13:05

50. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol dont tell me lumia 520 handled san andreas with 512mb ram, even my laptop which had 512mb ram back then, stuttered and had extremely low framerates. It must be 525 with 1gb ram.

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:36

55. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


The Playstation 2 only had 4MB of ram and handled it fine. And the last gen consoles have about 512MB, and look at the games they put out.

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:59

60. true1984 (Posts: 593; Member since: 23 May 2012)


cortex a15? no, just, no....

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:59

56. elitewolverine (Posts: 2058; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Was gonna reply but Hemedans did so for me.

Point being is that the processor is weaker in the moto, including the GPU. The a7 dual 1.2 is not the same as the a15 krait in the lumia.

With the nokia cam app, i would take low light photos any day in the 520/21 over the moto, imo that is since we havent seen pics yet.

No water resistance, oh a splash guard, great, i will wait for the calls to come in about the person who doesnt know what that means. Gorilla glass is nice, yes, then again my 521 has survived drops and a 2yr old, so no worries there.

Higher resolution display? By such a small amount you will never notice.

Camera in the moto g doesnt even have 720p capture, it has less onboard memory for starters. 2gb vs 6gb. And when you do want to start, since 8.1 now supports everything to the sd, it will double the capacity what the offical moto e can do, and would garner that it might even be able to detect 128gb.

Superior in every way? Uh no, superior in about 2, glass and screen. Dual sim? meh for me, and other options imo out do this device.

It is a good device, but imo in no way superior to the 520 which is now cheaper.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:55 5

14. Looser99 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Lumia 520 has got dual core 1ghz Krait processor and adreno 305 gpu which are much better in terms of performance and gaming... Plus it has 720p video recording...

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:06 3

29. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Moto E got android...hell yeah...#GodOfMobileOs

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:31 2

44. hemedans (Posts: 219; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


you mean os wich doesnt have cortana

posted on 13 May 2014, 12:21 5

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It has Google Now, which is more relevant than Cortana.

posted on 13 May 2014, 12:23 2

49. hemedans (Posts: 219; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


i said cortana not google now, i just want to show him not everyone wants android

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:01

57. elitewolverine (Posts: 2058; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


about as relevant as a more expensive device with a less powerfull option, and less memory, and probably (going out on a limb) a worse camera too...

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:49

59. sip1995 (Posts: 942; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Oh, and I thought that Google now is something like a shortcut for the search engine.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:13 3

2. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Nice but I wanna see the moto x+1

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:21 3

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Moto is getting killer n killer.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:19 1

3. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yeah, nice and cheap, according some sources. If you work in the Texas facility, start looking for another job. This, is going to be produce in China to cut cost.

posted on 13 May 2014, 13:38

52. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


What does that have to do with the Moto X? They only produce the Moto X at that facility, and I think it might be only the ones sold in the US (I don't know for sure about that)

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:20

4. diehardnokian (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


time to buy a secondary phone!:D

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:20

5. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Not a game changer,imo aside fromguaranteed sw updates.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:28 2

7. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


omg !!it has android , 540x960 res, microsd and colirful interchangable shells this ofically killed nokia most selling range ( loweer end ) lumias lol
long live motorola ! teach manfucerers this is how low end smart phones are made :-)

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:37

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


$129 when you can get a Moto G for $99 or $119...

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:06 2

17. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I think the price is based off the Moto website price. The Moto G is listed as 179 there.

If you can get the G for 99 to 119....expect this to be even lower from a carrier.

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:41

25. NexusPhan (Posts: 538; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Where can you get an unlocked Moto G for $99? I can't even find a used one for $150.

posted on 13 May 2014, 12:22

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I can find a brand new GSM Moto G for about $100 lol. I know people.

posted on 13 May 2014, 13:31

51. elitewolverine (Posts: 2058; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You know people, the general public does not, meaning your price is nothing but thin air flub, unless you are going to start selling them for 110$ and start making some bucks.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:38 1

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Incredible! Great work by the veteran, Motorola. The battle for low end is really heating up, I'm loving all the focus OEMs are putting into making low end phones.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:39 8

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


This should put the Nokia X to shame.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:48

13. amozhi (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


very nice looking and an affordable phone.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:57

15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No tip mention PA. :-(

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:14 1

20. arenanew (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


nokia x is far better than this moto e becoz . first thing is moto have no service cente like open thing and custumer support . 2 - nokia x get more than 100 update after launching . in moto e lenovo cant provide . 2 is camera as usual u cant compare with nokia x camera . nokia hardware much better than this moto e go to gsm arena . and last nokia x come with many bundle service like microsoft sync , here map , mix radio . moto e is shameful . crap is alway crap . in india know one know what is moto

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:38 8

24. spasticpat (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Wtf did you say?

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:45 9

27. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 400; Member since: 24 May 2011)


He is saying he is a Nokia Fan boy....

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:33

45. spasticpat (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I mean I literally couldn't read more than a sentence, if you can even call it that, because of the horrible grammar and spelling. I understand he's a fan boy for a junk phone :).

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:50 5

28. LoveHater (Posts: 161; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


kEEP f%%%%ING DREAMING BOY ,, u just cried loud

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:10 4

30. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


no one know what is motorola???? lol....
find a doctor please....

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:25 5

33. Scott93274 (Posts: 1348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I have yet to try either phone, but Google provides better mobile services than Microsoft, From Drive, Maps, Gmail, Wallet, Google Now, Chrome, Hangouts, Youtube. The Nokia X took some of the greatest features of a smartphone and removed them from their phone. The only news Microsoft has made recently is when the FBI told the public to stop using Internet Explorer due to significant security flaws.

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:35 3

34. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


keep the BS coming dude. +1 for your pathetic efforts.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 01:47

63. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Shut the f*ck up man.. You are spoiling the name of Indians. Seriously STFU!!

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:03

16. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 792; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Hmmm Motorola Moto E, or Xiaomi Hongmi? I'm not sure if the extra $50 is worth it. Plus I don't give a damn about updates, as long as the device has Android 4.1 and up

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:11

19. arenanew (Posts: 217; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


nokia x is far better than this moto e becoz . first thing is moto have no service cente like open thing and custumer support . 2 - nokia x get more than 100 update after launching . in moto e lenovo cant provide . 2 is camera as usual u cant compare with nokia x camera . nokia hardware much better than this moto e go to gsm arena . and last nokia x come with many bundle service like microsoft sync , here map , mix radio . moto e is shameful . crap is alway crap . in india know one know what is moto

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:25 3

23. AfterShock (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


2 - nokia x get more than 100 update after launching .

Wtf are you going on about?
A 100 updates?

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:42 1

26. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 400; Member since: 24 May 2011)


He is saying he is a Nokia Fan boy....

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:36 3

35. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


he is proud of bug fix updates. Report this guy, he's annoying.

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:32 1

40. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Reported. Not English. Lol. India huh LMAO.

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:23

53. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Where are you from butthurt a**hole.?

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:32 1

54. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol you got me wrong there bro, He said no one knows motorola in india, when the fact that moto G was a best seller in India.

posted on 13 May 2014, 16:32

61. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Ooops!

My bad. Extremely sorry.! :x
Where are you from btw.?

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:24 1

22. mercorp (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Birch please,xiaomi redmi is even cheaper and offers more bang for the buck!

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:16 3

31. AfterShock (Posts: 2958; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You're trying to out do meat and potatoes with red rice?
Good luck with that outside of China where this will likely be seen.

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:37 4

36. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


LOL, be happy with crappy mediatek chipsets.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:40

37. fzacek (Posts: 2198; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Stereo speakers?

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:26 2

38. antonioli (Posts: 186; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


They started a war with feature phones. Let's see when the others will join them because ultil now things like Galaxy Y or LG L1 was really crap.

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:27 1

39. loccoc402 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


Good price but i need a front camera, +10$ for front camera plz

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:01 2

42. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Oh the irony..After years of horrible business decisions and lackluster products that turned the company into a cheap toss-over Motorola is doing a phenomenal job, releasing exactly the kind of devices that mass market needs.
They are getting back with a bang!

And Google dropped an amazing chance by selling off Moto.

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