Motorola’s made a quick stop on the road to crafting the so-called “$50 smartphone,” releasing a $129 miniature handset called the Moto E in the process. We went hands-on with the Moto E in New York City earlier this week before showing you what it’s camera is made of. Our full review is coming later in the month, but in the interim, we thought we’d put the Moto E up against Motorola’s reigning low-cost smartphone, the Moto G.
After all, the Moto G isn’t just some down-specced Moto X that the company launched and then forgot about. In terms of sales, it’s the most successful smartphone in the firm’s history, according to Motorola’s Mike Volz. And the Moto G is more than capable of holding its own even in the hands of some power users, as Taylor Martin’s review and my own test drive can attest.
So what happens when you downgrade almost every element of the Moto G, shrink its casing to something resembling a puffed-up HP Veer, and sell it at a $50 discount? Well, at the very least, you get everyone’s attention … but how does the new, mega-affordable handset match up to last generation’s merely super-affordable one? If you have the means to spend the extra 50 bones, should you opt for the higher-end Moto G, or is the new cheapness good enough to let you spend that Ulysses S. Grant more intelligently? In short: in a world with the Moto G, does the Moto E deserve to exist?
That’s what we’re here to answer. Join us for Moto E vs Moto G, and then check out our Moto E hands-on embedded below, in case you missed it. Finally, leave a comment down below letting us know what you’d like us to pay special attention to when our Moto E review goes up later this month!