The Motorola Moto E 2 is an update to the original model which was a popular budget smartphone. This time around, there are some noteworthy improvements which includes a new design, a larger screen, and it is now capable of a 4G LTE connection. At a price that will not certainly break the bank, it does borrow some key elements from Motorola’s high-end devices. For one, it has an outstanding battery life.
The Motorola Moto E 2 Borrows Some Key Features From Its Higher-End Siblings
While there are many smartphones that are already out in the market that try to be as bold and as flash as possible, the Motorola Moto E 2 takes a different path. Rather than boasting how great it is right off the bat, the looks are as simple as what you can get from a budget phone. Furthermore, gripping it is comfortable and build quality it pretty decent.
The body is made from a smooth yet durable matte plastic, and the unit is available in either black or white colors. But what makes the Moto E 2 immediately stand out from the rest are the optional Grip Shells and Motorola Bands that fit around its edges. These are sold separately and are available in a fairly wide array of colors and designs.
One of the greatest aspects of these Grip Shells is that you can place your own photos or graphics in between the clear surface and the back of the phone. This makes using the phone a more personal experience.
Perhaps it is because of its curved architecture, it comes into the market with a thickness of 12.3-millimeters at its thickest point. Hence, the phone does look a bit chunky. However, this curve also brings forth more comfort when gripping it.
Another update from the original model is the slightly taller and wider frame. This is intended to accommodate the larger 4.5-inch screen (which boasts 540 x 960 pixel resolution). Build quality is also excellent that it is made with a touch and shock-resistant Gorilla Glass 3. This should protect the mobile phone from the usual drops, bumps, and scratches.
Still on the updates, the internal storage has been doubled from 4GB to 8GB. You can even increase that further with the use of a microSD card, which will be able to accommodate up to 32GB of extra storage.
Even though the Motorola Moto E 2 is slightly more expensive than its predecessor, the updates and improvements are definitely worth the bump in price. It still remains a budget smartphone, but it delivers above average performance for its price.