New Motorola Moto E: quad-core CPU, front camera, bigger screen, bigger battery

New Motorola Moto E: quad-core CPU, front camera, bigger screen, bigger batteryWhat are we calling this thing? The new Motorola Moto E? The Motorola Moto E 2? The second-gen Motorola Moto E? The Motorola Moto E 2015? The Motorola Moto E LTE? All of these and more, no doubt.

In any case, it’s finally here! Meet the successor to 2014’s hugely popular entry-level Motorola Moto E, with minor – but much appreciated – tweaks across the board.

For starters, new Motorola Moto E specs include a 4.5in display, which is slightly bigger than the Moto E 2014 at 4.3in. The resolution remains the same at 540 x 960 (720p would’ve taken us into Moto G territory, to be fair), and while the resulting PPI is slightly lower, it’s nothing worth getting upset about (256 down to 245).

The new Motorola Moto E processor is pretty slick; specifically it’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 powering the show, and paired with a full 1GB of RAM, this is one capable entry-level chap.

Another notable addition on the new Motorola Moto E spec sheet is a 0.3MP front camera for selfies. It’s not exactly jaw dropping, but certainly better than the first-gen model, which didn’t have a front camera at all.

What else? Storage! The Motorola Moto E 2015 has a healthy 8GB internal storage out of the box, expandable via microSD, and there’s also the latest version of Android, namely Lollipop 5.0.

Last but not least, the new Motorola Moto E battery takes a heck of a stretch from 1,980mAh to 2,390mAh. Nice!

Oh! And I almost forgot about LTE connectivity! You want it? The new Motorola Moto E has it! The non-LTE Moto E 2015 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, seemingly.

Interestingly, new Motorola Moto E price is set at £109, which makes it a few quid more expensive than the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for £99 from Tesco. Which is the better buy? Let the debate commence!

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