Motorola launched the next-generation Moto E (2015) last night, which brings in a host of improvements over its predecessor including bigger display, better processor, and LTE support among others. The original Moto E literally disrupted the budget smartphone market globally when it was released last year and the upgrade tries to reinvent the same magic. Let’s see how much the new Moto E is different from its predecessor.Design Also Read - PUBG Mobile then vs Battlegrounds Mobile India now: How much has changed since 2018?
From the photos we have seen, the new Moto E is identical to its predecessor and the only visible difference is the absence of the dual chrome speaker grille. The company has instead stuck to a single one at the top. The back panel again remains the same and features the signature Motorola logo. Also Read - Snapchat Cartoon 3D Style Lens: How to use viral Snapchat filter to turn photos to cartoon
As mentioned above, the new Moto E comes with a bigger 4.5-inch display as compared to the 4.25-inch screen on last year’s phone. Motorola however has stuck to the qHD (960×540 pixels) resolution on the new smartphone, and also continues with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
This is one department that sees an improvement. Where last year’s Moto E was powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, the processor on the Moto E (2015) has been bumped up to a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and coupled with a 1GB of RAM.
The camera department wasn’t one of the strong suites for last year’s Moto E, and Motorola has ensure things have improved a bit. While it still sticks with a 5-megapixel snapper, it now supports auto focus and 720p video recording capabilities. Unfortunately a flash is still missing.
On the front however, the company has added a VGA camera. While it may not tickle a selfie lover’s fantasy, it is better than nothing.
Motorola has also bumped up internal storage from 4GB to 8GB on the new Moto E. While it may not be enough for many, fortunately there remains an option to expand it using a microSD card.
While recent reports suggest that Motorola has begun soak tests of Android Lollipop for the Moto E, the update is still to arrive. The Moto E (2015), on the other hand, runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
This is another department that sees a big improvement. Where its predecessor only supported 3G, the new Moto E (2015) comes with LTE support.
A detailed list of specifications follow.
|Features||Moto E||Moto E (2015)|
|Dimensions||124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm||129.9mm×66.8×8.6mm|
|Display||4.3 inches, 540 x 960 pixels||4.5 Inch, 540 x 960 pixels|
|Processor||Dual-core, 1.2 GHz, Snapdragon 200||Quad-core, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410|
|Storage||4GB,expandable upto 32GB||8GB expandable upto 32GB|
|OS||Android KitKat 4.4||Android 5.0 Lollipop|