This morning, Motorola delivered surprise packages to a number of tech journalists across the globe. Including our very own Marco, from PhoneDog (unboxing above). In them: a cardboard auditorium and a new Moto E.
The new budget Android device costs just $149 to buy unlocked from Motorola.com and comes with good value spec list to boot. It features:
- 4.5-inch qHD display, 540×960 resolution (245ppi)
- Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
- Adreno 302 with 400MHz GPU
- 5MP f/2.2 camera with auto HDR and slow-mo video
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage (expandable via Micro SD)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 802.11 b/g/n
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2,390mAh battery
- Water-resistant coating
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- LTE support
It’s the last item on the list that’s most interesting to T-Mobile fans and customers. If you buy the Moto E with 4G LTE – US GSM model, it supports bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12 and 17. Which – of course – means that it’s compatible with all three of T-Mo’s frequencies. Including the newest 700MHz band.
You can buy the new Moto E from Motorola.com from today for $149.99 in either black or white. And, if those colors don’t quite do it for you, you can buy a multipack of colorful bands to add splash of life around the edges.
Let us know if you plan on picking one of these affordable smartphones up. Certainly seems like you’re getting a lot for your money, especially with that LTE support.