Motorola has a well-deserved reputation for delivering value-for-money phones, and the Moto E 2015 is no exception.
It has the solid build quality that you’d expect from a brand with as long and rich a history as Motorola. On top of that, Motorola have concentrated on cramming in the highest possible spec for the price.
It runs the latest Android software – Lollipop – and Motorola have pretty much stuck to the original OS, steering away from loading it with proprietary software or bloatware. Motorola fans say this makes for a smoother, faster user experience.
The Moto E 2015 has a fast quad-core processor plus the capacity to handle lots of programmes running at the same time. There’s 8GB of storage too, so plenty of room for music, pictures, apps and games.
All this as well as an all day battery means the Moto E 2015 is perfect for self-confessed smartphone addicts.
The screen is a decent 4.5 inches, not the biggest you can buy by a long way, but good news if you’re not a fan of today’s supersized smartphones. The display might not be as sharp as you’d expect on a top-end phone (but then you’re not paying top-end prices).
As a cute extra touch, Motorola have created a range of coloured bands which go round the edge of the phone so you can jazz up your Moto E’s look if you fancy a change.
Any downsides? Well, if you're being really picky, you could say it was a little on the chunky side (we’re talking millimetres). There’s also no flash, so if you use your mobile as your main camera the Moto E 2015 might not be the phone for you.
Our view: a great, value-for-money buy, ideal for smartphone fans on a budget
- Alert settings change automatically depending on the time of day & what you're doing
- Brighten your look with coloured grip shells and bands