Motorola has sent shivers down the spine of regional smartphone manufacturers like Karbonn, Micromax and Lava by unveiling its most affordable handset yet. Moto E was launched in India today and will go on sale at midnight on Flipkart for just Rs. 6,999. The Moto E manages to deliver more than any other handset in this price range. It starts off by giving a slightly curved body that makes it feel more ergonomic while typing. The 4.3 inch display with qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels) comes with a class leading pixels per inch figure of 256 ppi. The display is protected with the help of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a splash guard and an anti-smudge coating.
What impresses us most are the innards, for a phone in this range we get a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 A7 processor and 1GB of RAM. Gaming and graphics are taken care of by an average single core 400 MHz Adreno 302 GPU. The Moto E is shipped with the latest version of Android 4.4 (KitKat) and a guaranteed access to all future updates. Like its bigger brother, the Moto E offers Dual-SIM functionality. One of the most requested features of expandable memory has been granted with the Moto E. To compensate for the meagre 4 GB storage, Motorola throws in a microSD card slot that can handle cards of up to 32GB. Photography needs are taken care of by a rear 5MP sensor that is also capable recording FWVGA resolution (854*480 pixels) videos as well. To keep the prices to a low Motorola has skipped on a front snapper. Moto E features connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, microUSB and 3G and supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou navigation. The 1980 mAh Li-Ion is claimed to last for 24 hours on mixed media usage.
Before you head out on a comparison battle between the Moto E and other phones in this price range, we recommend you to purse through the official product page on Flipkart, photos from its launch party on the official Motorola India twitter handle and the promotional video below.