Moto G, Moto E and Moto X – All you need to know!
Motorola’s best-sold smartphone was the Moto G that came out in 2013. Even if some believed its featured tech was outdated and the device was underpowered, its low price made it a big hit amongst those who sought a satisfying yet cheap smarphone. Motorola is trying to prolong its smartphone’s success by introducing an updated Moto G and an even cheaper Moto E on the market. Compared to these two, the Moto X is more expensive, but it comes with important features the G and the E don’t have. Would you go for the lower price or for the better quality? Let’s have a look to the specs of these three devices.
Moto G has a beautiful minimalistic appearance, measuring 129.9×65.9×11.6 mm and weighing 143g. It features a 4.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The device has a black plastic case shelters a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM and a 2070mAh battery, and runs Android OS 4.4. The smartphone comes with in internal storage options, 8GB and 16GB. Its camera is quite satisfying, a rear 5MP camera with flash and a front-facing secondary camera of 1.3MP. Moto G’s most attractive feature is, of course, its latest upgrade, the 4GB LTE, Motorola’s smart move to keep its device on the shelves longer. Moto G’s price depends on whether you chose a 4GB LET version or not. The original Moto G costs $180 and with the new upgrade the pricing starts at $220, both prices are off contract.
The Moto E is said to be the similar but cheaper version of the Moto G. The device measures 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm and weighs 142g, being a little shorter and a bit wider than the Moto G, it looks chubby compared to the G, even if its 1g lighter. Its plastic body comes in different colors and houses a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, a smaller 1980mAh battery, 1GB RAM, and runs the same Android OS 4.4. Its storage capacities are inacceptable small, only 4GB of internal storage, but it does feature SD card slot for memory expansion. The display is also smaller, a 4.3-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 960x540pixels. The Moto E doesn’t feature a front-facing camera, but it does come with the same 5MP rear camera as the Moto G. Its price is, as expected, smaller than the G’s. The Moto E costs up to $130 (off contract), probably being one of the cheapest smartphones on the market.
The Moto X on the other hand, outshines both its siblings. Its Kevlar back gives it an elegant appearance and the fact that it’s customizable gives users the opportunity to personalize the device. The Moto X has a bigger screen than the other two Moto’s, a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. While its sizes are rather similar to the G’s, 129x65x10,4 mm, it’s more light, weighing only 130g. Apart from having a beautiful design, the Moto X comes with pretty good insides. The smartphone comes with X8 chipset, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM and a bigger 2200 mAh battery, and just the G and E, it runs Android OS 4.4. It comes with two storage options, 16BG or 32GB, but unlike the cheapest of the three, it doesn’t have SD card support for internal memory expansion. The Moto X has a very good 10MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing secondary camera. As almost every feature is doubled compared to those its siblings come with, the Moto X obviously costs more. Around $300 off contract to be exact, not that we’re complaining, because the Moto X is truly a great smartphone, and compared to other smartphones already on the market is not that expensive.
If this had been a competition, the Moto X would have got the gold medal, no doubt about that. But even if the Moto X is the best of the three, choosing the Moto G or the Moto E doesn’t mean you made a huge mistake. These two are also well-build devices with nice appearances and have the reasonable amount of “horsepower” considering their low prices. The only conclusion in this case would the fact that Motorola is perfectly able to make great smartphones for every taste and more important, for every pocket. So which smartphone will get your “Hello Moto” next time you go phone shopping?