Moto’s Next Affordable Phone

When Motorola released the Moto E as its first affordable smartphone, the online shopping community went berserk and within seconds of its launch, Flipkart not only ran out of stock but also temporarily crashed. While the now Lenovo owned company hoped to make the same splash with its 3rd generation model of the budget-friendly Moto E, the recent launch in Delhi left a lot to be desired.

moto e3

The Moto E3 Power is a take on the E3 model that is fitted with a bigger and more powerful battery. But first let’s look at basic makeup of the phone. Powered by a MediaTek 64-bit 1GHz quad-core MT6735P processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM, the Moto E3 is responsive and supports multi-tasking. However if you are looking to play heavy games, you will find that the phone lags slightly.

The screen is of 5 inches, with full-HD and is 720 by 1280 pixels. It also has a nano-coating which Lenovo says will protect your phone against rain and minimal splashes. Similar to the first Moto E model, the phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack placed on the top, the power and volume buttons on the right and a microUSB port below for charging. The phone weighs 154 grams and is 9.5 millimeters thick with a textured removable back cover.

The Moto E3 Power has a rear-camera of 8 megapixels and an LED flash. While it has included several newer features like a burst mode and HD video capabilities of 720p, the digital zoom feature will pixelate your images. For all those who like taking selfies, the 5 megapixel front-camera has its own dedicated beautification mode.

The E3 Power comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed and only a few default applications on-board. This means that you get to use most of the inbuilt 16GB storage for your own apps. The microSD memory card slot is expandable up to 32GB.

The battery, which Lenovo has marketed as the phone’s main feature, has 3500mAh of power and is said to offer an entire day of battery. Included in the box is a rapid charger of 10 watts that can recharge upto 5 hours of your battery in only 15 minutes.

Available only on Flipkart, the phone is priced at Rs. 7999, which makes it a good budget phone, though admittedly not the best in its price bracket.

Picture courtesy – fonearena.com

 


by techtalks @TechTalks September 23, 2016 5:06 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi