Moto E was the most successful branded budget Android SmartPhone from Motorola. It was the phone that lifted the hopes of Motorola in the Smartphones segment. Moto E was cheap but it does not compromise on quality and features. I think it was the only branded Smartphone which was priced less than Rs. 7000/- and was equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and Android 4.4 (Kitkat) at the time when it was launched. It was a budget Android phone but had almost all the features that you can find in any mid level or mid range Android Smartphone that were priced above Rs. 12k.
Now Motorola has come up with its more advanced and the future version of Moto E, which is known as Moto E Second Generation or Moto E (2nd Gen.) or Moto E2 or Moto E+1. The Second Generation of Moto E will be launched in India on March 10, 2015. There are some major improvements in the upcoming Moto E (2nd Gen.) which is great for the people who want a good and feature rich android Smartphone in budget. There is also some news going on that the price of the second generation of Moto E would be kept around the same as the price of Moto E first generation. Moto E (2nd Gen.) will be released or available in two variants, one is 3G and other would be 4G LTE.
What’s New in Moto E (2nd Gen.) over Moto E (1st Gen.)
- Faster Quad Core Processor
- Better GPU and Chipset
- Slightly Bigger Screen
- Front Camera (VGA)
- Bigger & Removable Battery
- Android v5.0 (Lollipop)
- 4G Model also Available
Comparison of Moto E (2nd Gen.) and Moto E (1st Generation)
Here is the detailed comparison of Moto E First Generation and Moto E Second Generation Android Smartphones.
Moto E (1st Gen.)
Moto E (2nd Gen.)
||Dual Core 1.2 Ghz Cortex-A7
||Quad Core 1.2 Cortex-A7 (3G Model)Quad Core 1.2 Cortex-A53 (4G Model)
||Adreno 302 – 3G modelAdreno 306 – 4G model
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 – 3G modelQualcomm Snapdragon 410 – 4G model
||4.3-inch Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, 540 x 960 pixels (~256 ppi or pixel density), Multitouch
||4.5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, 540 x 960 pixels (~245 ppi), Multitouch
|Corning Gorilla Glass
||Yes, Gorilla Glass 3.0
||Yes, Gorilla Glass 3.0
||1GB RAM, 4GB Internal Memory expandable through microSD Card (upto 32 GB)
||1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory expandable through microSD Card (upto 32 GB)
|Dimension & Weight
||124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm (4.91 x 2.55 x 0.48 inch), 142 gram
||129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm (5.11 x 2.63 x 0.48 in), 145 gram
||5 Mega Pixel Primary Camera, No Secondary Camera
||5 Mega Pixel Primary Camera, VGA Front or Secondary Camera
||Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to 5.0 (Lollipop)
||Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
||Li-Ion 1980 mAh, Non-Removable Battery
||Li-Ion 2390 mAh
|Network / Communication
||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, etc.
||3G, 4G (Separate Models), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, etc.
Moto E 2nd Gen. do have some major improvements over the first generation one that includes a faster quad core processor, slightly bigger display, android 5.0 lollipop, front camera, bigger internal memory, considerably bigger battery and removable too. The price of 3G model of Moto E second generation should be around Rs. 7000/- and 4G LTE model will cost around Rs. 9000/-. In the last I would say that seeing and specs of the phone and presence of big brand like Motorola & Google, Moto E (2nd Gen.) is definitely a top notch budget Smartphone and you should definitely go for it. Moto E 2nd Gen. is available on Amazon and you can buy it from the link below before the stock runs out.
Buy Moto E 2nd Generation