Motorola Moto E 2nd gen hands on and preview


The Motorola Moto E 2nd gen was launched by Motorola amidst a packed audience in New Delhi. The Moto E 2nd gen takes on what it’s predecessor had and improves upon it to give a new yet familiar product which caters to the growing need of amazing entry level smartphones. The product has bumped up specifications while only a minor increase in it’s price and the stock android experience has been maintained from before and even bumped up in order to make a wholesome experience by providing some of the novelty features that only flagship Motorola devices had in previous iterations. Let’s just discuss this device in detail without further ado!

Motorola Moto E 2nd gen: Display.

The device has a 4.5 inch qHD display which means it has a resolution of 960×540 pixels. It has solid colours and the contrast and overall vividness of colours is good on the display packed on the Moto E2. The device runs HD content with ease and colours do not feel washed out as is the case with many devices in this price range.

Moto E 2nd gen: Performance.

The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2 Ghz Quad core processor for the 3g variant of the device and the 4G LTE variant of the device comes with a bumped up processor. The device has 1 Gb of RAM and performs satisfactorily under medium to heavy load. The overall Motorola experience as well as the stock Android UI make multi – tasking on this device a breeze!


Motorola Moto E 2nd gen hands on, android lollipop

The Moto E 2nd Gen ships with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 out of the box. This makes for a genuine user experience in terms of overall smoothness and the product feels at par with the other flagship devices of the Motorola family. Apart from the bundled applications Motorola provides few Moto specific features to the Moto E 2nd gen like the Motorola Assist, Motorola Display, Motorola Alert as well as the Motorola Migrate.

The Motorola Assist helps a user to keep track of his/her activities during the course of the day and the phone is automatically put to silent mode or put to airplane mode depending upon where the user is or what time of the day it is.

The Motorola Display is the premium selling point for devices like the Moto X and it helps the user to keep track of his/her notifications even when the screen is locked without the need to unlock it.

The Motorola Migrate feature allows people to move all of their data from their previous mobile phone without the need for taking manual backups and other stuff.

The Motorola Alert is also a good tool for enhancing the overall functionality of Motorola phones.

Motorola Moto E 2nd gen hands on - assist

Moto E 2nd gen: Sound.

The Sound output for the device was clear but at the highest settings you might hear some noise and a little bit of distortion. But still the performance is satisfactory though the volume could have been a little bit higher.


Motorola Moto E 2nd gen hands on, preview - design

Motorola has continued with it’s no frills design and the design sense is almost same as before with the depression at the back hosting the Moto logo for finger rest. And the overall phone feels good in hand and does not feel plasticky.


The phone has a battery of 2390 mAh which is enough to last you throughout the day on normal usage and with heavy usage you might need to charge your device at the end of the day!

Moto E 2nd gen: Camera.

This is the department that has seen a significant upgrade as the newer version now sports a front VGA selfie camera and the back camera is still 5 MP without flash. The photos are good during day light and bright light conditions and the selfie camera also gets satisfiable shots for the occasional Instagram or Facebook but not good enough for your heavy duty needs!


The Moto E2 comes with a 8 GB inbuilt storage with expandable storage up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Back cases and covers.

The phone comes with a wide variety of changeable grip shells and back cases which will also retail on Flipkart.

4G version’s availability:

The general manager of Motorola, Amit Boni commented on the availability of the Moto E2 4G LTE that,

“The 4G version will be launched soon in India. The device is alike, except for the processor and it will be very competitively priced.”


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Written by Aditya Nath Jha

Aditya Nath Jha is an Engineer from New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Gadgets, WordPress, speed optimization & latest technology.
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