Motorola is unveiling the Moto E, a water resistant phone with a 4.3 inch screen that costs under $150. The company hopes to attract people who are looking to pay less for a smartphone. And for those who have a bigger budget, they are offering the Moto G, which has LTE and a MicroSD card slot.
The Moto G is the company’s bestselling phone to date, so it’s no wonder why the company is looking to create a phone that is similar, but costs less. According to Motorola officials, the Moto E looks to end the era of the feature phone. Feature phone is a term that refers to phone that are able to do other things, not just calling and sending messages.
The Moto E is a 3G smartphone that runs on Android 4.4 and has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor running it. It has a five megapixel camera, but it does not have LTE. The entire point of Moto E, according to Motorola, was to design a cheap phone that does not look or feel cheap.
The new phone comes off the heels of the Moto G, which has been very successful for the company. It costs about 50 dollars more than the Moto E if you have a US contract, and it is one of the best smartphones to buy if you are looking for one that has a lot of great features for a low price. Moto G also has a LTE version that costs $220. It also includes a MicroSD card slot, which is one thing that it did not have initially. Motorola introduced the slot after many consumers requested it.
The Moto E is being marketed to people who would like to have a smart phone but don’t want to pay high prices. Motorola says that many companies are trying to sell smartphones to people who don’t really need them, and that they are trying to do another route. They want to give people the option of having a smart phone, even if they are not willing to spend over 200 dollars.
The Moto E is immediately available in the US, UK and India. It will be available in 40 other countries around the world in the coming weeks.