Is The Motorola e 2nd Generation Worth It?

Is The Motorola e 2nd Generation Worth It?


Hello Moto! This is the Motorola e 2nd generation. It has been out for a while now and the phone
is now over 2 years old, Where has time gone? But anyway guys stick around and I will give
you guys my own opinions and thoughts of this phone in the year of 2017. Before I start to ramble about this phone,
this is probably my last revisit on this phone as I have made some videos of this phone in
the past and I have used this phone as my daily driver for a long time in the past before
I got my X play. First impressions of looking at the Moto e,
I think this phone really resembles the old style of Motorola Phones as this phone was
made before Lenovo had taken over Motorola. You can see the classic Motorola Dimple on
the back of the device which does give a unique feeling when holding the phone as when you
feel it, you definitely know that you’re holding a pure Motorola Phone. The Motorola E 2nd generation is running stock
Android Marshmallow which is also found on the Nexus devices. Unfortunately the phone isn’t going to get
Android Nougat as it isn’t confirmed to get it. The software is pretty stable and I haven’t
really bumped into a lot of bugs. One of the great things about owning a Motorola
device is that you will have Motorola actions which means that you will be able to quickly
launch the camera with a double twist or while the phone is on standby you can quickly pickup
the phone and look if you have any missed notifications without turning on the screen
and by the way this phone doesn’t have an Amoled screen so when you are using Moto actions
to quickly look at the time you are technically using battery life. For performance don’t expect miracles to happen
but the phone is running with the Snapdragon 200 or the 410 if you get the 4G variant. It’s a quad core processor so that means that
you will have 4 cores. All of the 4 cores are clocked at 1.2 Ghz. The CPU on this device is more of a budget
chip so don’t expect this phone to be extremely fast, it’s also packed 1GB of RAM. Switching apps on the device can be great
but when you have a lot of apps open, the device starts to suffer and slow down but
if you don’t have much apps open, it can be quick but not up to flagship speeds. On this phone for sound, you will have a mono
front facing speaker and it seems like the front facing speakers are a normal thing on
Motorola devices so it’s great to see that you have a front speaker on a budget handset. Having a front facing speaker really helps
when you are watching a YouTube video or listening to music out loud as the sound fires at you
but not away, It’s a great idea to have that on phones. The screen on the Moto e is a 4.5 inch LCD
screen. With an LCD screen you will expect great viewing
angles compared to an Amoled screen, but for size, If I were to give you guys a size comparison
it’s pretty much the size of an iPhone 5s but 5 more inches bigger. The screen resolution is 480p and it isn’t
a High Definition panel as well. You may think that a 480p screen is really
outdated and yes I totally agree with that, but having a low resolution screen can save
more battery and it doesn’t suck more power. Speaking about battery power, let’s move over
to that. The battery on the Moto e is a 2390mah battery,
and in my opinion I think that’s decent. You can normally get about 4 or 5 hours of
one screen time with that kind of battery and by the way the battery is not user replaceable. The phone’s internal memory is 8GB, if you
also count all of the system items as well, you will only have 5GB of internal memory
which is bad in today’s standards, but however you can always buy a Microsd card to expand
its small internal storage. Moving on to the camera, the back camera is
a 5 megapixel camera with no optical image stabilisation, so forget doing videos of moving
subjects. The photos come out decent in broad daylight
but when you take photos in low light areas do expect a lot of grain and noise to appear
and also with the help of no flash your pretty much screwed. The front camera is a poor VGA camera and
the frame rates are terrible, that’s all I can say. You still get all of your basic features like
your micro USB charger port to charge the device and your 3.5mm headphone jack and the
phone pretty much does the job. All in all if you want a secondary phone that
runs android and just gets the job done then I would definitely recommend this device. Obviously this device won’t totally impress
you in terms of specs but at the end of the day it’s a phone and it does what it supposed
to do. If you guys liked this video then please be
sure to like and share as it really helps a lot but I will see you guys in next week’s
video and um yeah goodbye.

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