Another day, another carrier adds the Moto E (2nd Gen.) to its portfolio. Announced two weeks ago, the upgraded version of Motorola’s cheapest phone is already available through Sprint and its pre-paid networks, Boost and Virgin Mobile. Starting today, there is one more place you can grab the handset from. The Moto E 2015 Edition for Cricket Wireless is now on sale via carrier’s online store for $129.99 without contract.
Moto E (2nd Gen.) for Cricket Wireless
In addition to being inexpensive and off-contract, the new Moto E (2nd. Gen.) for Cricket Wireless comes with one more advantage which will bring some more savings. Subscribers who are willing to leave T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Sprint, Boost or another network and jump on one of Cricket’s $50 or $60 plans will be rewarded with a free month of service. Users will be eligible for this bonus after two months on the Smart, Pro or Advance plans (the Basic plan is not included in the deal).
The original Moto E launched last year was Motorola’s contribution to lower-end market. The phone proved very popular among budget-conscious audience encouraging the manufacturer to work on a follow-up. And so it did. As a successor, the new Moto E naturally brings a few upgrades to the table such as 4G LTE connectivity which was missing from the 1st gen. Moto E.
The handset packs a 4.5-inch 960×540 display – not exactly of phablet size, but big enough to guarantee comfortable reading and typing, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Other key features include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable memory, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera and a 2,390 mAh battery. Of course, the phone ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
Make no mistake, even with all the improvements and upgrades, the new Moto E is still a lower-end device and as such certainly won’t impress you with any cutting-edge solutions. However, compared to entry-level phones from for example two years back, the handset is basically a powerhouse perfectly capable of satisfying an average smartphone user. In other words, Moto E’s decent hardware and up-to-date software will let you enjoy Android experience without any major hiccups. Anyone up for a brand new Moto E in off-contract flavor from Cricket?