Motorola Moto E (2nd generation) officially announced, features Android 5.0 Lollipop and 64-bit processor

We knew that something was cooking at Motorola when they teased announcement of a device via a hand-delivered package last week. Today, Motorola has kept its promise and delivered a box containing the new Moto E (2nd Gen). The second generation of the entry-level Moto E boasts of better hardware but it also promises to be affordable at the same time.

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)

The Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) comes with a slightly larger 4.5-inch display and features a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus along with a VGA secondary camera. Under the hood, a lot has changed (at least for the 4G LTE variant) as the new Moto E is now powered by a quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor paired with 1GB RAM. Another good bit is that the Moto E (2nd Gen) offers 8GB of internal storage as compared to the measly 4GB in its predecessor. However, the 3G variant still sticks to entry-level Snapdragon 200 chipset and Adreno 302 GPU. There’s 2,390 mAh battery powering the device, and Motorola is claiming that the device will last 24 hours with mixed usage after a full charge.

Design wise, the Moto E looks identical to its predecessor barring the fact that it has a single chrome grill on top for the speakers instead of two chrome grills on either ends. The phone will come in black and white colour with options for removable Motorola Band and Motorola Grip Shells in various colours. Overall, the design doesn’t look as cheap as the previous generation Moto E, and removing the chrome strip has helped a lot in improving the looks of the device.

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) Specifications

  • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, qHD 540×960 (245 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Anti-smudge coating and Water Resistant Coating
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system
  • 4G LTE variant: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU
  • 3G variant: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 302 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microSD card slot
  • 5 MP primary camera, autofocus, f/ 2.2 aperture, Auto HDR, Panorama, 720p video recording, and slow-motion videos; VGA front-facing camera
  • Micro-SIM, Wi-Fi b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, microUSB, and 3.5mm headset jack
  • Accelerometer (x2), ambient-light sensor, proximity sensor, and Sensor Hub
  • 2390 mAh battery; 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm; 145 grams
  • Colours: Black and White, removable Motorola Band (Golden Yellow, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry, Purple, Red), Motorola Grip Shells (Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry)

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)

Motorola has also added the Quick Capture feature just like in the Moto X which lets you capture photos at a twist of your wrist. The Moto E2 also features the ‘Active Screen display’ that will beam notifications even when the screen is off. The new Moto E will retail in both 4G LTE and 3G variants, with the LTE 4G variant priced at $149 (approx. Rs. 9,000 ). We feel that the Moto E (2nd Gen) will be priced anywhere between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 7,500 in the Indian market. Motorola is expected to release the device soon in the Indian market.

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7 Comments on "Motorola Moto E (2nd generation) officially announced, features Android 5.0 Lollipop and 64-bit processor"

 

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abhishek chatterjee
February 26, 2015 6:28 pm 6:28 PM

All 4G phones support Indian 4G band (2300mhz).

just you need to do is root your Android phone and enabled india 4G band (2300mhz).

Colorado
February 27, 2015 3:05 pm 3:05 PM

Support for LTE 2300 can’t be enabled just by rooting if the phone hardware doesn’t support that band. The RF chain (amplifiers, filters etc.) needs to be designed that way.

Rama
February 27, 2015 6:23 pm 6:23 PM

+1

TD
February 26, 2015 5:37 pm 5:37 PM

Let’s see, how much it price tag it gets in India, Lenovo A6000 with better spec costs Rs.6999… Moto E 2nd Gen is also their another brand name, with such low specification than A6000, how much costly they can make it? BTW, anyone has any idea, if they launch Moto E 2nd gen 3g, will they stop selling Moto E (old version)?

Colorado
February 26, 2015 10:21 am 10:21 AM

** UPDATE ** Just found this on Motorola site
Bands (by model)

Moto E with 4G LTE – US GSM (XT1527):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)

Moto E – US GSM (XT1511):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)

Moto E – Global GSM (XT1505):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

So it doesn’t support Indian LTE bands!! Wonder how it will compete here 😀

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