The Motorola Moto E is a slightly smaller, slightly cheaper alternative to the Moto G, the highest-selling phone Motorola has ever made.
For around 400 000 UGX you get a simple, pretty high-quality mobile with fewer cutbacks than you’d see in a Samsung phone of the same price, and none of the odd design choices common to lesser-known brands like Huawei and ZTE. It’s not quite as market-shaping a device as the Moto G, but it is another bargain.
As I’ve mentioned before, its price in Uganda is around 400 000 UGX, therefore this mobile device is the list of cheapest smartphones in Uganda
Motorola Moto E
The Motorola Moto E is a very simple-looking, non-showy little phone. Its body is plastic; there are no particularly attention-grabbing design quirks and it cares much more about feeling comfortable in-hand than being super-thin. At 12.3mm thick the Moto E is a chunky little mobile, but the smooth curves of the soft touch back are a delight.
The Moto E comes with a 4.3-inch display that sports a 960 x 540 resolution, meaning a 256ppi pixel density. That's a step down in the resolution stakes compared to the previous Motorola devices but, again, for the money it's as sharp as you can get in this class. The colors the Moto E produces are punchy and vibrant, making for a pleasant viewing experience. The viewing angles are also not bad.
The E's camera isn't great at sucking up photons, so there's smudginess and grit all over the place, a situation that isn't helped by the lack of a rear flash. Oh, and in case you already forgot, there's no front-facing camera to be found at all here.
To sum up…
Apart from the mediocre rear camera, there is nothing about the Moto E that feels like an obvious omission or deletion at its shillings-pinching price point. It has Bluetooth 4.0. It has 802.11n Wi-Fi. It has a great loudspeaker, a good screen, expandable memory, an acceptable amount of RAM, a smash proof glass front, a capable dual-core processor.
Unadulterated Android is the Moto E’s calling card, and the adequate hardware to run it at responsive performance levels means that this smartphone is the one that does everything you need it to without including any of those fripperies you don’t.
Maybe you already have this phone? I would like to know your opinion then! ☺