Moto E , Made To Last. Priced For All.

Featuring the sharpest display in its class, Corning® Gorilla® Glass protection and a water-resistant splash guard for lasting durability, and an all-day battery. For just Rs 6999 with no contract, Moto E is made to last and priced for all.

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The Moto E has been launched simultaneously in India and the UK. Moto E has a 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP camera and 1,900 mAh battery.

This is Motorola’s third device in India after it pulled out of the country a couple of years back. Both the earlier devices, Moto G and Moto X, were launched exclusively on Flipkart.

The device is likely to have serious implications for Indian manufacturers, who get the bulk of their huge numbers from the sub-Rs 10,000 devices. The kind of specs on offer along with brand value of Motorola will make the Moto it a top choice for budget conscious buyers. For instance, the price tag is Rs 2,000 cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 520, which is among the most popular devices in this segment.

With the launch of this device, Motorola now has a good product to offer in all price ranges till Rs 25,000, where again the bulk of the numbers are in the smartphone market.

 

Specifications

Operating system

Android™ 4.4, KitKat®

Processor

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 with 1.2GHz dual-core A7 CPU Adreno 302 400MHz single-core GPU

Capacity

4GB user storage
MicroSD slot supports up to 32GB expandable memory
1GB RAM

Dimensions and weight

Height: 124.8mm
Width: 64.8mm
Depth: 12.3mm (6.2mm at edges)
Weight: 142g

Display

4.3 inches
540 x 960 qHD, 256ppi
Features anti-smudge coating and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Connectivity

MicroUSB, supports USB 2.0
3.5 mm headset jack
Micro SIM
Dual-SIM option*

Battery

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, 1980mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours

Rear camera

5 MP

Video capture and playback

Capture 30fps FWVGA (MP4, H.264, H.263)
Up to 720p playback capable FWVGA (MP4, H.264, VC-1, WMV-9, DivX 4/5/6)

Audio playback

AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM,
FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis

Networks

UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
AWS 850/1700/1900 (2100) + QGSM 850/900/1800/19000
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
CDMA 800/850/1900

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz

Bluetooth® Technology

Version 4.0 LE

Location services

GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

In the box*

Moto E in black or white
USB cable
Quick start guide

Motorola Signs Deal To Produce Modular Smartphone Parts

Motorola has signed a deal with 3D Systems to 3D print smartphone modules for the phone company’s experimental Project Ara which will see whether a phone can be built using interchangeable parts.

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The deal marks a significant step for Motorola as it’ll be asking 3D Systems to essentially 3D print smartphone modules, a technique that has not only never been tried before but hasn’t even been fully tested.

Whilst being a multi-year deal the Google-owned Motorola hasn’t left itself totally open as the agreement is hinged on 3D Systems being able to prove that they can actually build the parts first.

Motorola first announced Project Ara after it was revealed that the company had begun talks with phonebloks about partnering in developing a modular smartphone where individual parts like a display, or storage could be simply ‘snapped’ on and off as the user desired adding as yet unseen levels of customization.

Very much still in the developmental stage the project will look at taking customization further than before, something that Motorola first demonstrated with it’s Moto Maker website for the Motorola Moto X.

At present users can build a custom Moto X by choosing the color, materials and the wallpaper that’ll arrive on the smartphone along with other features like engraving