Motorola Moto E (2015) User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.7

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Everyday usage
8.7
UI speed
9.0
Camera
4.3
Multimedia
8.0
Internet
9.7
Call quality
9.0
Battery
9.3
Reception
9.3
Display
7.0
Build quality
9.3
Text input
8.3
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Iron12 posted on Nov 30, 2015, 6:40 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 30, 2015

10.0

One of the best value phones out there

Iron12 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I recently purchased this as a temporary, simple backup/budget phone, and will be passing it on to my mother as her new phone once I am done with it. Motorola did a fantastic job with this phone, and includes features that are usually included in upper tier phones. I got this for $100 off Amazon, and is a great value.

This may lack the bells of whistles of upper tier phones - most notably a really bad camera - but for $100 bucks, who cares! Build quality is excellent, and has fantastic battery life. Call quality is decent, mobile data is fast with 4g - I am not sure what else you could ask for in a budget phone. Performance is slick as ever - this baby is packing a quad core! Talk about VALUE.

Even the display is pretty good. It has enough pixels and resolution to be pleasant to look at. Unless you are a smartphone veteran or enthusiast, you are not going to notice a major difference from higher tier phones.

This runs stock android. No bloatware. Another big plus especially for simple users that do not need crazy features.

This phone is perfect for people who either need a backup phone or want a budget smartphone that do not care about major features. The Moto E checks everything off for the simple user: A solid build, a reliable battery, and a decently performing phone.

Build quality
10.0
This phone is solidly built. It honestly feels like a flagship.
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
8.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Performance
  • Comfortable in hand
  • Quality Build
  • Battery life
  • One of the best values on the market today
  • Stock Android

Cons

  • Camera

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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cfaulder87 posted on Jul 12, 2015, 7:04 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 12, 2015

9.0

Great budget phone

cfaulder87 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This an an awesome budget phone. It feels very comfortable and solid in my hand. The phone does great with web browsing, streaming music and videos from YouTube, Netflix and Hulu. Handles multitasking with ease. The phone also handles video call with no problem.

The battery life is pretty good too. I manage to get all day use out of it with not having to recharge.

The only draw backs to this phone is the screen and camera. It's a good screen, but its just not HD. Looks better than most budget phones but holding it next to an expensive phone will really make the lower PPI standout.

Unless the light is good, the camera quality is just OK at best. However tweaking the camera app settings lets you improve quality by just a bit. The phone doesn't have a flash so night shooting is out of the question.

This is definitely the phone for you if your looking for a quality low cost everyday device.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
9.0
Display
6.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Price
  • Everyday Performance
  • Battery
  • Call Quality
  • Build Quality

Cons

  • Camera
  • Screen PPI

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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KC2FYA posted on Jun 06, 2015, 8:45 AM
Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

7.0

Not a bad phone.

KC2FYA has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I have had many phones, this Moto E (2015) is a good starter phone or cheap replacement piece. The camera produces pictures that are "grainy" in appearance. The screen size is reduced to 4.2" in most modes because of the status/notification bar and button panel on the bottom.

The battery last me a day plus, I usually have 60% or better battery life at days end with light to moderate usage. The charger is slow, it takes about a half an hour or so to provide phone with 10%-15% charge.

The Lollipop 5.0.2 works well, just some lag and screen display issues, but this is a budget phone. In one instance when the phone was trying to acquire a 4G signal, I received a warning that I may have a faulty SIM card. That has not occurred since. Apps seem to work well with the phone. I am a weather spotter and ham radio operator and use those types of apps.

The ringer is pretty loud, even in outdoor environments. The earpiece audio is pretty good, but the speaker phone is a bit lower than I would like it.

Hope this helps potential buyers of this phone.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
7.0
Camera
3.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
7.0
Text input
6.0
Display
7.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • qHD Display 960 X 540 pixels
  • Good audio in earpiece
  • Lollipop good, few lags
  • Timed Ringer silencer
  • Good Feel.

Cons

  • Camera is poor
  • Screen size reduced to 4.2" in most modes
  • No stock browser or music player
  • Speakerphone is low.

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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