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Motorola Moto E hands-on review:

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Motorola has announced a new budget smartphone in the form of the Moto E which is a sort of follow-up to the popular Moto G. Here's our Motorola Moto E hands-on review from the London launch event. 

Motorola Moto E review: Price

The Moto G set a new benchmark for budget smartphones with its outrageous price of just £135. Well Motorola has managed to hit an even lower price point with the Moto E which it hopes will 'end the feature phone'.

You will only need to pay £89 to get your hands on a Moto E, unlocked and without a contract. That's an amazingly low price which is dirt cheap rather than even budget. There are downgrades, of course, when compared to the Moto G so read on to find out what they are and what we think of the Moto E.

Motorola Moto E hands-on review

Motorola Moto E review: Design and build

The Moto E looks very much like the Moto G, and the Moto X for that matter. It has the same curved rear cover and what Motorola describes as an 'edge-to-edge' display. However, there is a bit of a bezel on either side of the screen so we don't totally agree with that.

Nevertheless, the Moto E is like a nice little smartphone with its pebble-like shape and feel. It's fits neatly into the hand and is easy to use one handed. Motorola has decided to offer both a black and white facia with the interchangeable shells other cases for the rear. The Moto Shell for the Moto E will come in nine different colours.

Motorola Moto E removable shell cover

Although the rear cover does come off, you can't access the battery. You only need to remove it to insert or remove your SIM- or memory card.

For just £89, the Moto E is well built and feels a fair bit more expensive than the price tag suggests it will. It's very much the feeling we get from the Moto G, so well done Motorola.

Next Page:Motorola Moto E review: Hardware and specs


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