The New Moto E Gen 2 Priced at Rs 6999 Specs Compared

Motorola recently revealed that they would be launching two new versions of Moto E – Moto E Gen 2 (3G) and Moto E Gen 2 (4G). Today Motorola has finally confirmed the price for the New Moto E smartphone, and it is going to be launched on Flipkart for Rs. 6,999 (3G version).

However, the 4G version price is yet not disclosed, though we can expect it to launch for Rs. 8,000 – 9,000.

Update 12/March/2014 – Flipkart has launched the New Moto E for Rs. 6,999 with launch day offers which don’t give much to the buyer, just some side promotion schemes like OLA cab, etc.

The New Moto E Gen 2 Priced at Rs 6999 Specs Compared

What is New in the Moto E Gen 2?

The New Moto E Gen 2 (3G) has got 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200 Soc while the old Moto E had a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200 processor.  The new smartphone is expected to have better performance and user experience compared to the old Moto E.

The 4G Moto E version will be launched with the Snapdragon 410 Quadcore processor which is the new line of Snapdragon processor’s which came after the Snapdragon 400 series.

It is interesting to note that current Moto G comes with the Snapdragon 400 processor while Moto E 4G will be launched with the Snapdragon 410 processor. The Snapdragon 410 is a 64 Bit processor and will be able to support the next generation of Android versions easily.

We can expect Motorola to revise the Moto G with a new processor to keep it above the Moto E (4G). The GPU is Adreno 306 in the 4G LTE version and bound to deliver much better gaming performance compared to the legacy MOTO-E.

The new Motorola Moto E devices will be rolled out with Android Lollipop update. Motorola has begun to roll out the Android Lollipop update on the legacy Moto E.  If you have not got the update you can follow these 6 simple steps to upgrade to Android Lollipop on Moto E.

The New Moto E Gen 2 Priced at Rs 6999 Specs Compared

The other significant change is the screen size, that has been increased from earlier 4.3 inches to a 4.5-inch screen. However, the resolution is still the same on the old and the new Moto E (QHD 540×960), and there is a slight decline in Pixels per inch from the current 256 PPI to 245 PPI.

There is an addition of a front 0.3 MP VGA Camera for the two new variants of Moto E.

The real camera on Moto E gen still lacks the flash. The internal storage has been upped from current 4 GB to 8 GB in both the new versions. Also, the battery capacity has been increased in the revised model to 2390 mAh which is pretty good to make it last a day with moderate to heavy usage.

Specs Comparison For Moto E Gen 1, Moto E Gen 2(3G) & Moto E 4G

ComponentMotorola Moto EMotorola Moto E 3G Gen 2Motorola Moto E 4G 
Processor1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series Quad core CPU1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 series Quad-core CPU
GPUAdreno 302, 400 MHz SingleAdreno 302, 400 MHz SingleAdreno 306
Display Size4.3-inch4.5 inch4.5 inch
ResolutionqHD (960x540p)qHD (960x540p), Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3qHD (960x540p), Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Pixel Density256PPI245 Ppi245 Ppi
Colors16M16M16M
Display TechnologyIPSIPSIPS
Current Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat,Android LollipopAndroid Lollipop
OS upgradeableUpgradable to LollipopAndroid LollipopAndroid Lollipop
3G CapabilityYesYesYes, 4G
Rear camera5MP5MP5MP
Front cameraNo Front CamVGA 0.3 MPVGA 0.3 MP
Flash supportNoNoNo
Water ResistantYesYesYes
Internal Memory4 GB8 GB8 GB
RAM1 GB1 GB1 GB
Expandable Memoryup to 32 GBup to 32 GBup to 32 GB
Battery Capacity1980 Mah2390 mAh2390 mAh
Dual SimYesYesYes
Weight142 g145 g145 g
PriceRs. 5999Rs. 6999Unknown

 

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Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Leaks and Early Details

Motorola recently tested a device which matches the Moto E first-generation smartphone in some of the specs though it has an advanced processor and capable of 4G LTE capability.

The telecom companies are rolling out 4G network now in some of the developing countries.

Specifically, in the Indian Market, we may see a huge number of users shifting to Reliance Gio 4G network when it is fully launched. The pricing may be destructive in the beginning to attract the current high-end users who have high 3G data usage.

Moto E Gen 2 May have 4G LTE And Android Lollipop

We may see prices for 4G 1Gb data to fall as low as $2.5 or Rs. 150. Reliance will like to acquire as many subscribers on its network as soon as possible. With all this happening in telecom, the manufactures like Motorola will also plan to launch low budget 4G smartphones to cash in on the treat. For buyers, it is the best time as they will get better speed compared to the 3G network which they are using and cheaper handsets which support 4G network.

Motorola tested the new Moto E Gen 2 in Geek benchmark Browser; it has the following specs.

  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8916) 410 chipset 1.19 GHz
  • 3G and 4g LTE support
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Android 5 Lollipop – Expected
  • 4.5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) display
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.

The previous generation of Moto E had the following Specs for the readers who may like to review the comparison:

ComponentMotorola Moto E
Processor1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU.
GPUAdreno 302, 400 MHz Single.
Display Size4.3-inch
ResolutionqHD (960x540p).
Pixel Density256PPI
Colors16M
Display TechnologyIPS
Current Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat.
OS upgradeableUpgradeable to Lollipop.
3G CapabilityYes
Rear camera5MP
Front cameraNo Front Cam
Flash supportNo
AutofocusFixed Focus
Internal Memory4GB
RAM1 GB
Expandable Memoryup to 32 GB
Battery Capacity1980 Mah
Dual SimYes
Weight142 g
Price6299

 

The major upgrade will be the Snapdragon 410 Quad-core Processor with 4G LTE capability and Android Lollipop which is eagerly awaited by the current Moto-E, Moto-G & Moto- X users. It will be fascinating to have a 4G LTE smartphone with all the best specs below a price Tag of Rs. 7000.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Moto E 2(3g) is probably the replica of Moto G 1 gen … Nothing new …nothing great ! though a gem in entry level segment ….

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