Motorola takes shot at Apple iPhone 6 Plus in detailing how the second-generation Moto E came to be

Motorola takes shot at Apple iPhone 6 Plus in detailing how the second-generation Moto E came to be
They just can't let it go. Motorola posted the official Motorola Moto E back story on its blog on Wednesday and while it was completely focused on how it designed the second-generation Moto E, the manufacturer took the time to get a little shot in on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. In discussing the back curve of the device, the company wrote "The Moto E has a curved back, ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in your hand and not bend in your back pocket." Now what phone has a problem with bending? (Rhetorical question, in case you can't tell).

Meanwhile, we can tell you that Motorola went back to the consumer to design the second-generation Moto E. "We really listened to what they liked about the phone and how we could make this affordable device even more useful to them and more powerful," said Kristin Arnold, one of the company's consumer researchers. Like the second-gen Motorola Moto X, the company stuffed two accelerometers inside the Moto E which allows the phone to offer some of the premium features available with the Moto X.


The second-generation Moto E has been given a front-facing camera to make the phone attractive to the "selfie" generation. Six different colored Motorola Bands can be swapped out in order to customize the device. And the handset has been designed to feel great in the hand. It also feels great in the wallet. The phone comes in both LTE and non-LTE flavors priced at $149.99 and $111.99 respectively.


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source: Motorola 

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Moto E (2015)
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2390 mAh
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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56 Comments

2. jessicahogan38

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Still doesn't get old to me, everyone of these posts make me laugh

3. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Way to go Motorola! This can be a good replacement for my secondary phone which is an Android One. I wish they would've added a flash though no matter how bad it would've been. Need that torch!

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't know what this article is about? No video, no description on the photo.

13. maherk

Posts: 6675; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Maybe you should try reading the article before nagging.

29. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is other links that lead to videos for the new Moto E. Maybe look a little harder and you will find them.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Seems to me, actually reading the article, they're more attacking Apple for being too effing expensive for what they offer, while they themselves can offer it at a fraction of the exorbitant cost. Still, the blog entry is pretty silly. A front facing camera? .3MP isn't exactly anything to be proud of. At least it exists in this version, and obviously sacrifices need to be made. What I like about Motorola is that they seem to be one of the very few manufacturers that take actual ergonomics into consideration.The Moto G and Moto X (2013 editions) are extremely ergonomic. People look at specs on the web and think these phones are thick, but those measurements are taken at its thickest. If you've ever held one, you'd know how nice they feel. Compared to thinner phones that feel blocky and uncomfortable to hold. This new Moto E is promising. Reportedly it has band 12 support, for T-Mobile users. OK screen, a microSD card slot, 64 bit CPU, an unbloated UI, and promise of swift updates? Sounds like a winner to me. Much better than other offerings like the Galaxy Avant, Light (which I own), and even the (2013) Moto G LTE.

24. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I love the new Motos. Did you find it funny the way it validates the iPhone 3G and 3GS designs from before Apple decided to make floor tiles?

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well yes, a phone that costs nearly $1000 shouldn't been in your pocket. But hey, what can you expect from a tinfoil phone. But these devices aren't on the same caliper. The iPhone is pawned as a premium model, while the E isn't. They should have just keep pushing the Moto X. I see lots of females with the Moto X and they all had the custom covers too. While Ive was trying to say, we shouldn't be letting customers design phones. Aren't all devices based on what the consumer needs and wants? So if my customers want to be able to customized their case, why cant we give them that? We need more picking on Apple.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

A lot of people confuse Moto G's with Moto X's especially if you put a cover on them.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17077; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This isn't a shot at the the iPhone 6+. That bends in FRONT pockets.

15. Macready

Posts: 1797; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Plenty of reports for both.

14. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Motorola is a mediocre company, they've had many economical problems and they have been sold twice to whoever payed the most.. Obviously they want more customers, but instead of making good phones they atack other companies so they can win some points.. Apple Is the king in the tech world, I trully believe Motorola should take some lessons from Apple.., and I trully believe they should be listening instead of speaking.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17077; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only problem with your rant is that they actually make better phones than Apple. Heck, the low end Moto X is even a bit better.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What kind of drugs are you on?

31. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well considering the Moto X has a quad core SD 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz and 2 GB of ram with up to 64 GB of storage. A 1080p AMOLED display with active notifications and a 13 MP camera. BTW a blind camera test out performed the iPhone 6. Not to mention the Moto X is very quick and responsive, and offers some very unique features not found on any iPhone.

51. gprez2006

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

I've never seen anyone standing in line to buy a Motorola phone. Have you??

53. obedchuni

Posts: 308; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

really

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Motorola is starting to make profits. Apple "listened" to its customers and made a pancaked boomerang out of aluminium. Is that all? No, They made a crappy OS which is actually a prison. You cannot do anything else other than changing the wallpaper and moving fonts into folders. You cannot change the icon pack or even apply a live wallpaper (because it would cause lag). At least even let the customers downgrade to IOS 7 because IOS 8 is full of Sh**t. 3rd party keyboards are terrible. Which was one of their main features of IOS 8. Did they actually listen to customers? No. They just think what they like and sheeps follow the rest. If Apple is actually listening to their customers why android dominates more than 80% of the market? Atleast they could have 50% but they will lose their market share. Moto E is far better than the iphone 6 or 6 plus in price to performance ratio. Moto E's ergonomics is better than the iphone 6 and 6 plus. Honestly apple would eventually lose their grounds to other manufacturers. You apple paid troll don't come and post for your owner's sake. Just give where credit is due.

20. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

If Apple products are so bad then why the iPhone 6 is the largest selling smartphone of all times? If android has 80% of market share then why Apple has become the richest company ever existed? Why Samsung and Sony are losing money and market share every day? And what makes you think people care about customisation ?

25. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I firmly believe that the vast majority of people are ignorant. You simply can't trust them to make infromed and intelligent decisions on most occasions.

26. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Why ignorant? Can you give an example?

32. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

TimCook.

33. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Okay, and 75% of Apples revenue is made off the sales of iPhones alone. Its because Apple is charging a lot for their products. There is no denying this. The world knows this as well. When they charge $1000 for a 128 GB smart phone. Apple is gouging its customers. Especially when you can buy a 128 GB micro SD card for only $100, but Apple has to make $300 more for the same amount of storage. Who else does this? No one, but your proud Apple.

39. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Don't be confused, if other companies had the chance to make a lot of money they would have done it too. Is just that android is a heavy OS and other manufacturers need top notch internals to make it run kind of smooth.. Those internals cost a lot of money...therefore the profit is slim... IOS is a great piece of software, it runs smooth on low power CPUs, therefore Apple spends les money for internals and have more profit. In my opinion they have earned it, they made a great OS, now they are enjoying the fruits of their good work.

41. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly Mr TimCook you are devoid of any technical background. Let me try to explain to you what is going on in layman's terms. Android is using a VM (Virtual Machine) from day one. Granted with lower end hardware a VM is more taxing on the CPUs and system resources. But as time went on, the processing power of the mobile devices has increased 10 fold. Those problems you mentioned were there years ago. Now Google started to use ART a while ago and its the default in lollipop now. Which uses AOT (Ahead of time) to compile the apps once at install time. Yes your compiled Apple apps are targeted for a specific architecture and will run faster, but now they are locked to a specific hardware platform architecture. Where as Android apps are compiled at either runtime or once when they are installed. So Android apps are not tied to any specific hardware architecture. Also Apple use to have faster CPU and GPU speeds. Now many ARM OEMs have already surpassed Apples Ax speeds today. Apple has backed themselves and their apps into a corner with their own CPUs and by locking themselves down into using their own hardware. Now Google's choice of using a VM in the long run has future proofed Android so much so to the point that Microsoft has introduced Universal apps. Now don't forget your Apple TimCook. You should already know that Apple has introduced its Apple Swift which has a runtime similar to Androids. Why because everyone and their uncle has clearly seen that Android is not tied to any specific hardware architecture (CPU). The vast majority of Androids 1.5 million apps can run on all kinds of ARM CPUs, x86, Mips, and more if Google wants to. The Android apps can run on phones, tablets, computers, desktops/laptops. Even Chromebooks can run Android apps now. So even though you want to tear down Android. It is leading the trend, and once again Apple is following down a path that Android has made. Apple wants to give its iOS developers an easy way to make one app that will run on both iOS and OS X devices. The vast majority of iOS developers don't even make OS X apps. Also why was there talks of Apples next iPhone 6s going to have 2 GB of ram. Why put that much ram in an iPhone when the OS doesn't take advantage of it. However there was talks late last year that Apple was going to have multi-window and real multi-tasking. But then Apple backed out of it. Why because those things are taxing and too much for only 1 GB of ram. Also if iOS was great software then Apple would not have introduce Apple swift.

42. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I see you are very optimistic about androids future..., But you fail to understand that Apple soon or later will introduce a cross IOS/OS X software...witch will be running on tablets.. That's the future of tablets.. Microsoft is already there... Google has chrome and android, that have no power in the laptop/ tablet world...., no support and no future..., Google can not create a hybrid.., I am telling you, in two years from now android will run only on cheap Chinese phones..

47. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

TimCook you clearly are delusional or you technically don't understand. Didn't I already state that Apple has its Apple Swift that will be doing that cross iOS/OS X. Did you not read what I posted? The problem with what you stated is that Android is already there with its current apps and its ecosystem. Not to mention Android developers are already on board from when Android was first introduced. Now Apple is going to have to start from scratch and bring its developers up to speed, and new applications will have to be created from scratch for Apple Swift if you want the applications to work on both x86 and Apples ARM processors. Apples current iOS applications are compiled and locked to Apples ARM hardware. Android and the vast majority of its apps are NOT locked to any hardware. Do you comprehend English? Do you have an understanding of what I am saying? Maybe you are having troubles with the technical terms? So how has Googles Chrome and Android have no power in the laptop/tablet world? Please explain the no support and no future. I will love to see what you write. I am sure the world will love it as well. You start out saying these things, but you didn't actually get into details. So please get into the details. Maybe you can't because you don't have a technical background or do not fully comprehend or understand all aspects of the platforms you are trying to talk about. Please do not hesitate to tell me, and make sure to put the details in. So how is telling me and others that in two year from now Android will only run on cheap Chinese phones..? Once again you left out the details. Please explain with details? I can't wait for your details.

52. gprez2006

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

They can only be gouged if they allow themselves to be. This is free will, if Motorola would make a $1,000 phone that was worth it's salt maybe they wouldn't be bitching and complaining.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17077; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung isn't losing money. I have no idea about Sony, but they've not made any push to be present in the US, so I've not tried anything of theirs (but their TVs are nice). To answer your first question, look at the Billboard charts. Sales are not directly proportional to quality. Simple.

38. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Good quality is a matter of opinion, Many people have different views on what products are considered top quality. In my opinion Apple products are top quality, and the sales directly reflect that.. Is just that in your mind you believe that people who buy apple devices have no logical reasons why they buy them. For example I bought the iPad air because of optimised apps, large library of apps, sexy looking smooth os, great exclusive games, thin and sexy design, great front camera for Skype, fast updates, the tablet never overheats like samsung tabs,fast customer service near my Apple store.. Do those reasons sound stupid to you?

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