The Moto E 4G was presented by its manufacturer at the start of the year. It was a sensation at the time and it is quite logical because it has the good idea to be compatible with 4G / LTE type networks, all for a sale price set below 150 euros. Yes, and if you are wondering what it is worth in the field, then this article should be of interest to you.
Motorola has found its place in the market and its phones are often acclaimed by users, of course, but also by the specialized press. The first Moto E was also a huge success in emerging markets but it still suffered from a major flaw: it did not support very high mobile speed.
Fortunately for us, the manufacturer has decided to correct the situation and the Moto E 4G should therefore delight all those who consume a lot of data.
If you no longer have them in mind, you should probably start by briefly reviewing the terminal's technical sheet.
The Moto E 4G has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen capable of displaying a qHD type definition, and therefore 540 × 960, for a pixel density of 245 ppi. The protective glass covering its panel is Gorilla Glass 3 treated and it will therefore be able to resist scratches and fingerprints.
Under the hood, we will find a Snapdragon 410 SoC composed of four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, with an Adreno 306 GPU and 1 GB of RAM.
The storage space does not exceed 8 GB but it will be possible to expand it through a port for micro SD cards (32 GB maximum). Otherwise, for the photo part, there is a 5 million pixel sensor and a VGA front camera.
802.11 b / g / n WiFi is included, of course, as are Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and GLONASS. No NFC, however. Finally, the battery offers a capacity of 2390 mAh.
I said it earlier but the Moto E 4G is offered under the bar of 150 euros in a lot of different shops. You can go to the manufacturer's website to get more information about their account, or even to order.
Finally, note that it comes with Lollipop.
Packaging, Design & Ergonomics
The gearbox of the Moto E 4G is fairly conventional and it thus includes a visual and some technical characteristics as a bonus. Inside and outside the phone itself, we will find a charger, a hands-free kit and the usual documentation.
The terminal is in line with its predecessors with all rounded lines. A bit like a pebble.
It is quite thick, but it is very light once in hand and it has no trouble being forgotten.
The various ports of the terminal (micro SD and micro SIM) are not visible. You will have to remove the “bracelet” to be able to access it. It will therefore be necessary to slide the nail into its notch (lower left corner) and gently pull the part backwards.
Be careful, the first time is the worst and the play may give you a bit of trouble.
The good side of the thing is that Motorola sells “bracelets” in different colors (yellow, blue, red) and they will allow you to personalize your phone.
The ergonomics of the phone are quite conventional. The three buttons (power on, volume controls) are placed on the right edge. The Micro USB 2.0 port is on the lower edge, for its part, and therefore the exact opposite of the headphone jack.
The terminal is devoid of physical buttons under the screen, of course, the manufacturer having opted for simple touch controls.
I was pleasantly surprised with the grip of the phone. It is really very pleasant in the hand and the buttons immediately fall under the fingers. The only thing it lacks, ultimately, is a removable battery.
I've always had a soft spot for Motorola phones and this little Moto E 4G is no exception. He is cute and very pleasant to handle. I really like the idea of these interchangeable “bracelets” to tell you the truth.
After that, there are still two points that leave me quite perplexed. The screen, for starters, offers a fairly low definition. I also think that the manufacturer should have opted for a removable battery.
That's it for the moment. I leave you with my unboxing video. If you have any questions, the comments are there. As usual, in fact!