Motorola Moto E3 unveiled; entry-level device to launch this September in the U.K.

The Motorola Moto E3 is now official, having been unveiled today by Lenovo-owned Motorola. The screen is getting some more real estate increasing from the 4.5-inches found on the second-generation Motorola Moto E, to the 5-inch display that the Moto E3 sports. The resolution is 720 x 1280, and a quad-core CPU is found under the hood.

The manufacturer says that the Moto E3's 2800mAh battery will last a full day. That is a longer lasting cell than the 2390mAh capacity juicer that powered the second-generation Moto E. The camera combo has also been greatly improved from last year. Instead of a 5MP camera in back with a .3MP selfie shooter, the Moto E3 will be equipped with an 8MP camera in back with a 5MP snapper in front. While the amount of native storage is unknown for now, the handset will come with a microSD slot. Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

The phone will launch in the U.K. first. This will take place in early September, and the Moto E3 will be priced at the equivalent of $132 USD at Tesco, Amazon and Argos. An international launch should take place sometime following the U.K. release.

source: Engadget

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Moto E3
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

That's a HUGE spec bump for moto E. Would have liked to see an updated 410 chipset, but oh well. Is that dual speakers too? "Good phones are getting cheap, and cheap phones are getting good"

2. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

If it has at least 1.5gb ram, it's definitely the best entry level device you can get from a reputable manufacturer.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Now this is way better than the s**tty galaxy j1 4.3 inch 480p crap, and some fanboys were actually saying that would be a good entry level choice, 480p is fine for web browsing, WTF? How ignorant can a person be to even say that, that would have been a good entry level device 2-3 years ago, but how can you even say that in 2016? Shame on they ignorant fanboys.

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011 And it even has a 512MB ram variant, WTF?

6. tonyv13

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Mom is using a moto g second generation still works, but starting to lag a lot so I guess a new moto e would be just fine if is price at 100$

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

front stereo speaker and no ugly square button :D add SD616, 2GB RAM, 12MP camera, and water-resistant then it will be a proper successor of MotoG (2015)

10. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

S650 is much better. 2Xa72 2xA53

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. but its Moto, if they use SD650 then its price will be north $300 which destroy the whole purpose of affordable MotoG, lol... only Xiaomi can sell SD650 device for $200

12. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

To expensive. You can snag a BLU R1 HD off of Amazon, comprable/better specs for cheaper! & I am quite surprised at how good it is!

13. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Ya, even last year's Moto G price-value ratio is worse than phones from BLU or other brands. But, many have said that Moto's camera is among the best in the mid-range/budget segment.

14. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

This is a Moto G Play isn't it? So it is the new Moto E.

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