Motorola recently unveiled the 2nd Generation Moto E, a followup to the first edition that was one of their best-selling smartphones last year. We received a unit to test out for a month, and since Jai is our household’s resident Android fan, I thought he’d have fun playing around with it. Here’s what he had to say about using the Moto E:
They battery life on the Moto E was the first thing that stood out for me. I’m not one to spend much time talking, but I did leave it on for 3 days at a time without it needing a charge. I like the minimalist design as it is thin while the large face is justified by the fact that it’s almost all screen. The touch screen has the feel of glass, unlike the plastic feel of my previous Android devices. I was also able to get good cell reception throughout the house, which is an issue when you live on the edge of civilization as we do. The camera is pretty average. It’s fast and works well as a nice convenience if you have a camera already but there’s no flash and I wouldn’t expect anyone to use it if you’re going for nice photos.
Not only do I like the Motorola Moto E smartphone, but it’s reminded me why I like the Android operating system so much. My first smartphone was an Android – it was the HTC Dream which happened to be the first commercially released Android device. I loved everything about it (apart from the battery life) and used it for a long time. In fact, I still use it to this day: Not as a phone, but for its extremely accurate GPS which helps me keep track of my running. Since about 2010 I have gone back and forth between iOS and Android, but leaning toward iOS for the most part. No other phone on either platform has had the same GPS precision as my HTC Dream until trying the Moto E. The Moto E is also sooo much faster with opening apps than I’m used to and getting a chance to use it has made me realize how important it is to have a fast, quality phone as an Android user. There is just such a variety of hardware out there for Android that it’s easy to get stuck with something sub-par.”
In all, we were both impressed with the Moto E, which can impress longtime Android fans like Jai while still being budget-friendly, starting at $119.99. You can click here to pick up a 2nd Generation Moto E by visiting Motorola.com.