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Moto E hands-on

13 May 2014

Motorola’s new entry-level champion offers exceptional value

At events around the world today, Motorola unveiled the Moto E, its most affordable handset in recent times. Following on from the high-end Moto X and the budget-conscious Moto G, the Moto E has the lowest barrier to entry of any current Motorola smartphone, going for just £89 SIM-free in the UK and $129 in the U.S.

And you’re getting a surprising amount of smartphone muscle for that price — a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) display. Moto’s keen to emphasise its pixel density of 256ppi rather than the actual resolution, but it’s a good-looking screen despite failing to reach the 720p standard of the Moto G. And for £89, we can hardly complain.