Motorola's new Moto E 3G is now available in the US

Motorola's new Moto E 3G is now available in the US
Last week, Motorola announced and launched (on the same day!) its second-generation Moto E smartphone - one that's larger, and overall better than its predecessor from 2014.

For the beginning, Motorola started selling only the LTE version of the new handset, which costs $149. As of today, however, the 3G-only model is also available to buy in the US, and it'll run you just $119. Of course, both prices are for unlocked units.

Unlike the Moto E (2015) with LTE, which is powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor, the 3G-only variant has a Snapdragon 200 CPU inside. Other than that, though, the handsets are identical. Thus, for $119, you'll get Android 5.0 Lollipop on a splash-resistant smartphone that sports a 4.5-inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels, and offers 1 GB of RAM, plus 8 GB of expandable storage space. You'll also get a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front-facing snapper, and a 2390 mAh battery that should last a full day. Our Motorola Moto E (2015) hands-on will let you take a closer look at the new handset.

If you want to customize the aspect of the new Moto E, while also adding extra protection, you can buy Motorola Grip Shells, or Motorola Bands for $19 each. So, who's buying (or will buy) a second-gen Moto E?


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

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18 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Getting the LTE variant or an iPhone 5C for my grandmother to use with AT&T Go Phone.

2. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I don't know about your grandma. But my grandmother have old people eye problem (near sight), and need a great distance to read anything. A 4" phone is very hard for her to see. She love the 6"+ Samsung Galaxy Mega.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My 6 Plus is TOO big for her. The only time she uses it is to view photos from the Photos app, Facebook, Safari and to talk on the phone. She's rocking a small basic phone atm but I want her to use LTE on AT&T.

4. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Why do she need LTE phone? Does she on the road all the time and have no faster WiFi around her? My grandparents mostly at home, or in some of the relative home that surely have a WiFi. and having a data package is a waste of money since they won't read a message (what's app) while on the road.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

To have internet service indoors where she lives and she doesn't have wifi. Would you rather have LTE or 3G? Nvm. Switching her over to Cricket for $35 with an extra gig of data.

10. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Bummer. With no WiFi, the battery life will suffer a lot.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

She charges her phone everyday, despite it being able to run four days on a charge.

17. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

If her current iphone can run four days on a single charge, that's mean she don't need LTE anyway, since she didn't use the phone that much.

11. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Are you aware that Cricket throttle the speed to 8 Mbps on LTE and to 4 Mbps on 3G? IMO, MetroPCS at $40 for 2 GB at full LTE or 3G speeds is a better deal, provided that where one lives is served by T-Mobile's network.

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

"provided that where one lives is served by T-Mobile's network" Therein lies the problem in itself. As much as I root for T-Mobile, I want to see this new map they were talking about go into effect. As if now, I'll keep running Cricket on AT&T's network for $35 a month, it's more than fast enough. Hell does his grandma need with all that jazz? He already told you what she's going to do with it. Nowhere did he mention she was downloading torrents all day and watching Netflix while tethering....8Mbps covers enough ground.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Thank you for using your brain for more than a second to think.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because T-Mobile sucks at building penetration where she lives, so that's a no go right off the bat. Cricket runs off AT&T and is $35 a month, which is what she's paying right now. Better service, actually more for the same price is a win-win for her. And yes I'm fully aware of that. I'm sure she wouldn't mind 3G speeds, but why when LTE is available at the same price?

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

my grandmother just uses the max zoom setting on the 5s she says she can see it just fine and her old phone had smaller screen so if his grand cant see she can just max zoom it plus there are additional zoom setting on the 5s in accessibility, she'll be fine but that 6+ would be great tho lol

6. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I'm not talking about seeing a photo. My grandmother have a hard time typing on a small QWERTY on small screen. You can't ZOOM the keyboard. :)

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i know im not talking photo either im talking about text and other words on the phone. but you got me you cant zoom the keyboard but you can turn it sideways to make it bigger tho :)

9. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

agree on the sideway, but then, you can't see the full text you're about to reply to.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

that women,..

18. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Is very pretty....

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