The new Moto E puts Lollipop in your palm for under $100


Motorola’s new Moto E is here, and it ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed for under $100. Adopters also get fairly decent specifications for such an affordable price tag, including a Snapdragon 200 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The Moto E is the most affordable offering in Motorola’s Moto lineup. The original was incredibly well-received when it made its debut last May, and Motorola has stuck with its winning formula for the latest model in the hope of attracting just as many fans.

With the new Moto E, you get a 4.5-inch TFT display with a 960×540 resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage with a microSD card slot for expansion.

There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the back of the device, a VGA camera on the front, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and 4G LTE connectivity.

It’s not vastly different to its predecessor, then, but there are some nice improvements here and there. If you’re used to buying flagship devices, these specifications aren’t going to impress you much, but they’re the best you’re going to get from a device that costs just $99.99 off-contract.

What’s more, Motorola’s near pure Android software — based on Android 5.0 Lollipop — is guaranteed to provide snappy user experience despite the lack of a 64-bit octa-core chip.

If you’re interested, you can get the new Moto E now at Best Buy. Motorola hasn’t yet announced release dates for other markets.