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New Motorola Moto E announced: Android Lollipop and LTE for just $149

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New Motorola Moto E announced: Android Lollipop and LTE for just $149
The "exciting" announcement that Motorola had prepared for today is all about a second-generation Moto E smartphone. That's right, Motorola just announced a new Moto E - an affordable Android 5.0 Lollipop handset that comes to replace last year's Moto E.

The new Moto E has both LTE, and non-LTE variants. The handset is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor (a Snapdragon 410 on the LTE version, and a Snapdragon 200 on the 3G-only version), and comes with a 4.5-inch, 540 x 960 pixels display - thus being slightly larger than the 2014 model.

Other features include a 5 MP rear camera with 720p video recording, VGA front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2390 mAh battery that's "designed to last all day."

While
New Motorola Moto E announced: Android Lollipop and LTE for just $149
the basic Moto E comes in either black, or white, you can choose to customize the smartphone with colorful Grip Shells, or with Motorola Bands - these are patented bands that "feature a unique ridged pattern which provides an even better grip."

Motorola says that, "starting today", the second-generation Moto E is coming to more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Prices for the handset start at only $119.99 (3G model) and $149.99 (LTE model). Motorola launched a brand new website to promote the second-gen Moto E (you can access it at the second source link below).

Update: The new Moto E with LTE can already be bought in the US, via Motorola's official website. The handset will also be launched by Verizon (sometime soon).

Here's a video showing Motorola President Rick Osterloh introducing the new Moto E:


 
And here are some official new Moto E images:


What do you think, can the new Moto E be a hot seller and help Motorola have a fantastic year?

sources: Motorola, Start With Moto E website via Motorola Blog

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posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:06 11

1. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


So this means that the 2nd Gen Moto E is more powerful than the 2nd Gen Moto G.
Hmm...

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:08 1

4. xq10xa (Posts: 754; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I don't see that? Moto G is still better

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:14 1

5. Leandronb (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


i think in terms of processing power it is. also is a lower res screen, games will run better than moto g.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:45 1

11. xq10xa (Posts: 754; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Looks like same processors and ram. Moto G has better cameras and screen.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:58 4

13. sgodsell (Posts: 4412; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The Moto E LTE is definitely more powerful. It is using a 64 bit Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 quad core CPU. The Moto G is using a 32 bit Snapdragon 400 Cortex-A7 quad core CPU. So yes the Moto E is more powerful in terms of processing. However the Moto G has a 8 mp camera and a much better and higher resolution display (1280x720). There is nothing wrong with the Moto G at all and its fast as well. Its just that this new Moto E LTE is definitely more powerful.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:49

19. wkm001 (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


None of the Moto Es have an LED for flash/flashlight. That has to be the biggest differentiator.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:56 2

23. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Why are you comparing last years midrange to this years low end? Moto G 2015 will be better than Moto E 2015.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 12:20

27. sgodsell (Posts: 4412; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The Moto G is better overall, with better specs (camera, screen, internals), but this new Moto E LTE version with the Snapdragon 410 CPU will be faster, and that's a given. I hope they use the same 410 in the new Moto G's when they arrive. I was merely telling him that the 410 is a better CPU compared to the 400. I have 3 Moto G's myself.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 14:34 2

35. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


410 is substantially better than 400 (by 30% or more) and qHD display will contribute to lower CPU overhead as well.

Camera is now auto-focus thankfully.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 14:35 2

36. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Nah wrong 410 is a much better processor. Will become pretty clear once more testing is done.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 15:45

41. xq10xa (Posts: 754; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I see now. I couldn't find the processor at first. Cool little phone. Might pick one up for my dad.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 17:29

64. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I was thinking about grabbing one as a backup (The Skyrocket is pretty dated), but Android Central's initial hands-on doesn't sound promising.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 05:33

86. sgodsell (Posts: 4412; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Motorola-Moto-E-2015_id9252

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 09:54

90. sgodsell (Posts: 4412; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I just found out that Phonearena got one feature wrong on the new Moto E specs. Then new Moto E comes with an OLED display instead of IPS. Also the new Moto E comes with active notifications and the quick twist of the wrist to activate the camera.

http://mobilesyrup.com/2015/02/25/hands-on-with-the-new-moto-e-a-great-smartphone-at-any-price/

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:07 2

2. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Poor pricing
Sony E4 is way better at that price.
And of course many chinese phones at lower price are better

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:52 3

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Will never even come close to software support Moto gives to it's devices.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:58 1

24. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


You mean like the lollipop updated for the 2013 moto x? Yeah, moto is great with updates.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 12:31 2

32. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


E4 will probably die young without any update beyond Android 4.4.4 . and Chinese OEM's make good phones , but for $150 , you are basically asking for trouble

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 14:44 3

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Hm interesting point. How many devices got 5.0 from Sony? From Moto?

Point proven.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:08

3. JDeus01 (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 May 2013)


No flash, not interested

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:18 3

6. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


So I can buy 5 of these for the price of one iPhone

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:20

7. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Coming to Verizon, prepaid only, or at the lower price of $399, sigh....God knows, they can't have a replacement phone lowered than $399.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:35

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So the G doesn't have LTE? Really Motorola?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:38 3

9. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


The G has LTE

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:42 2

10. xq10xa (Posts: 754; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


They make both. It does have LTE.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:52 7

12. Scott93274 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


How long did Android devices have 4G LTE before it finally came to the iPhone?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:42

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The second gen does not.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:42

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iphone got 4G before the nexus did.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:43

16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Universal-Unlocked-White/dp/B00K0NS0P4

Really.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:47

17. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4669; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The Moto E was released when the second generation Moto G was, and neither of them had it. However, the second generation Moto G has 4G HSPA. So both the 2015 Moto G and Moto E come with LTE.

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