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Motorola announces Moto E priced only $129 without contract, pre-orders start now

ByinAnnouncements | May 13, 2014

Moto E Didn’t we tell you yesterday that the Moto E would be announced today? Yes, We did and, sure enough, Motorola’s latest smartphone went official just a few hours ago. As expected, the device is super affordable, offers not bad specs and doesn’t require contract. Priced at just $129, the Moto E is a sweet offering for users looking for a brand new phone at low cost without having to resort to long-term agreements. Interested in picking one up? No problem, the handset is already available for pre-order from Motorola’s website.

Moto E by Motorola – Super affordable phone with not bad specs.

Moto E WhiteIt turns out that earlier leaks regarding the Moto E specs were spot-on and the official announcement only filled in the missing bits and pieces. The Moto E indeed features a 4.3-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution which works out to a pixel density of 256 ppi. For comparison, the much more high-end Moto X has a pixel density of 326 ppi. The Moto E’s screen is protected from damage by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3. The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz chip which we earlier speculated to be Snapdragon 400. Our estimates were a bit off and in fact the processor is a Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 302 for graphics.

Under the hood we can find a 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32 GB through microSD slot. The phone is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera, an FM radio, and a 1,980 mAh battery which, according to Motorola, should last for a full day. Connectivity features include GPS, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. The Moto E will ship with almost stock Android 4.4 KitKat on board and, like other Moto phones, will be updated to a newer version of the OS when it’s available.

Whether the Moto E manages to live up to expectations is yet to be seen. After all, it’s users who give the final verdict and the US version of the phone won’t start shipping until early June (between 3rd and 6th). On paper, however, the device looks fantastic for its price range, it’s shockingly cheap and surprisingly good. In the next few weeks the Moto E will go on sale in 40 countries and will be offered by as many as 80 carriers worldwide.

more info: Motorola

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