At the end of February Motorola has made official a follow-up to its very affordable and successful Moto E smartphone. Called simply Moto E 2nd Generation, the phone arrived in the US a couple of days ago, however, it could be purchased only SIM-lock free model directly from manufacturer’s online store. Starting today, customers will have more options to grab the device on CDMA network as it’s now available for Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid customers.
Moto E 2nd. Generation for Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid
The Moto E (2nd Gen) offered by Motorola is a cheap phone, however, Sprint and Boost Mobile are selling the device for even less. The handset costs just $99.99 and keep in mind that we are talking about the 4G LTE model which is priced at $149.99 at Motorola’s official online store. It means that you will be saving $50 and it won’t come at a cost of a lengthy contract since Sprint Prepaid and Boost Mobile don’t require any long-term agreements. The new Moto E will also arrive at another Sprint subsidiary, Virgin Mobile, on March 9th.
We have already presented the Moto E 2nd. Generation in detail more than once, but let’s go over the phone’s key specs one more time so you know exactly what to expect. The device sports a 4.5-inch 960×540 display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor (the 3G model has a Snapdragon 200 inside).
As far as memory is concerned, the Moto E offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage plus there is a microSD slot so you can add up to 32GB of extra space. Other key features include 5-megapixel main camera, VGA front-facing sensor and a 2,390 mAh battery which should be good for up to 14 hours of talk time. The handset comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The list of specs speaks for itself – the new Moto E is a lower-end phone inside out. However, when it comes to performance-to-price ratio, it’s undoubtedly one of the best offerings that are currently available on the market. The bottom line is that even though hardware specification most likely won’t bring you to your knees, Motorola’s latest device is still a decent choice for user’s who are looking for Android experience at low cost.