Comparison: Moto X (2nd Gen) vs. Moto G (2nd Gen) vs. Moto E (2nd Gen)

Motorola now has a full fleet of 2nd generation Moto devices to take it well into 2015. With yesterday’s introduction of the new Moto E (2nd gen) with LTE, the Lenovo-owned company can hit almost any price point or level of phone a consumer may be interested in. We have the Moto X at the high-end, Moto G in the middle, and now the new Moto E rounding things out at the “low” end. “Low” is a bit misleading, though, since it technically tops the new Moto G in a number of areas.

To compare the three, we put together a classic chart to show the differences. I can imagine that a number of you are debating between the three, so this should help in your research. Below, you will find price, specs, connectivity, and color options for each phone.

Any questions?  (more…)

Moto E 4G LTE Specs (Official)

With the new Moto E with 4G LTE now official, you probably want to know the full dirty details on a specs front. So, we have that for you.

As a recap of our post earlier, this model has been upgraded in all the right places, with 4G LTE, a bigger display, quad-core processor, front-facing camera, and the best parts of Motorola’s app suite found on the Moto X, like Moto Display and Quick Capture Camera.

For $150, this is a sweet little package. You can buy the Moto E with 4G LTE here. (more…)

Motorola Announces the New Moto E With 4G LTE and Other Upgrades, Available Now for $150

Motorola’s mystery announcement is official, and like we imagined the other day, it is the new Moto E. This time, though, it has 4G LTE, upgrades all around, and an even lower price. I know, how is that possible?

Where do we begin…how about with the upgrades? The new Moto E now has 4G LTE, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, slightly bigger 4.5-inch display (still qHD), front facing camera, 2390mAh battery, and runs stock Android 5.0 “Lollipop” with Moto’s suite of useful apps on top. We are talking the best features from the Moto X, like Moto Display and Quick Capture Camera. Seriously, it has those two features now. The new Moto E is like a mini-Moto X.  (more…)

Motorola is Sending Us Something “Exciting” Next Wednesday – Guesses?

Motorola dropped us a note this morning to say that they have an “exciting announcement” next week on February 25 and want us to be in the front row as it happens. Thankfully, “front row” means our own doorstep, so we won’t even have to travel for this one.

We aren’t sure what the announcement could be for, but the email does say that everything we’ll need “fits inside one box.”

Any guesses? New Moto E comes to mind. Maybe something else?

Moto E and Moto Maxx Receiving Lollipop Update in Brazil

Motorola is currently pushing out the official Lollipop update to small test groups for the Moto Maxx and Moto E in select countries, all of which are not the US.

The Moto Maxx, which may sound halfway familiar, is Brazil’s variant of the DROID Turbo. The good news for us here in America, is that if it is rolling out there, then US carriers hopefully are not too far behind.  (more…)

Deal: Buy a Moto E From Motorola, Get Two Free Shells

I don’t know if it’s because the weekend is upon us or if today is just a day for deals, but we have another to kickstart your morning with. Motorola is currently hosting a deal that will land you two free Shells in any color ($30 value) if you buy a Moto E ($119). The Moto E, as you know, is Motorola’s ultra-affordable smartphone meant for emerging markets, to be a starter phone for someone leaving a feature phone, a first phone for anyone, or maybe even just for those looking for an incredibly affordable phone that still has decent specs for its price.

Motorola Links:  Moto E ($119) | Moto E Shells

Motorola Sets up Lollipop Update Tracking Page

Following directly after the announcement of Lollipop by Google, Motorola was quick to announce upcoming updates for most of its devices. Included in the list of supported devices are of course the first and second gen. Moto X phones, as well as all of last year’s DROID units.

For those among us who need a more visual representation of what is coming to Motorola device owners, Moto has set up a special tracking page for the Android 5.0 update.  (more…)