Moto E gets price cuts on Amazon and Android 4.4.3 KitKat – is it now a good deal?
The Moto E is one of the best entry-level smartphone on the market right now and is more affordable than ever. If you were looking for a great secondary smartphone or even a primary one that can deliver a decent Android experience, you must have considered buying the Moto E. Now’s your chance to get it on Amazon, as it’s now as cheap as ever. Amazon is selling both the Global GSM and US GSM versions for only $129.99 with free shipping. No one knows for how long Amazon’s stock will hold so it’s best to take advantage of it while you can. If you order the device (Global or US GSM version) at the time this article was written, Amazon will ship it to you by Tuesday, June 17. The color choice is not great as it’s only available in Black and White, but from an entry-level phone, that’s expected.
Now that you know the price, you have to consider what you’re getting for it. The Moto E sports a 4.3-inch display at 540 x 960px and 256ppi that’s protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, 1.2 Ghz, dual-core Cortex A7 processor and Adreno 302 GPU. It also packs 1GB of ram and 4GB of internal memory that’s expandable using a microSD card of up to 32GB. It features Wi-Fi b/g/n and HSDPA networks, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB v2.0. It has no secondary camera and the main camera is a modest, 5MP image sensor that should perform decently. It weighs 143 grams and measures 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm, or 4.91 x 2.55 x 0.48 in.
The Moto E runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box but received the Android 4.4.3 update recently. The new update brings several stability, framework and security fixes to the Moto E and accuracy improvements to the power profile. It also includes an updated phone dialer, with new colors and graphical layout to improve usability and consistency. The new KitKat update won’t bring lot of visual changes, most of the changes will be under the hood.
For its current price the Moto E is worth picking up. It’s not a perfect phone and is missing a few features but for its current price its a decent deal. We would recommend you to buy it as soon as you can, before it runs out of stock on Amazon. In case you want to buy it right now, fell free to use the provided links: