Motorola Moto E 4G (2015) £69.99 PAYG Upgrade Carphone Warehouse
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Motorola Moto E 4G (2015) £69.99 PAYG Upgrade Carphone Warehouse

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Found 18th Mar 2015
4.5-inch display
5MP camera for great photos
4G connectivity for superfast internet browsing

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49 Comments

Hot.

Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart Phones?.

amour3k

Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart … Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart Phones?.



Android as it's meant to be, plain with no awful skins and very little bloat.

acholmes2000

Android as it's meant to be, plain with no awful skins and very little … Android as it's meant to be, plain with no awful skins and very little bloat.



Some are useful.

On the surface this looks to have better internal specs (CPU) than the Moto G, which costs a fair bit more. Is the screen size the only difference?

no Led flash, a bit lower resolution

Is it possible to buy this, get unlock code off eBay and put different sim in?
Or do you have to be with one of the selected providers?

noodler

On the surface this looks to have better internal specs (CPU) than the … On the surface this looks to have better internal specs (CPU) than the Moto G, which costs a fair bit more. Is the screen size the only difference?



Comparison with Moto G 4G: gsmarena.com/com…986

Main differences:

Moto G 4G: Sharper screen, Better front facing camera, Camera flash, Gyro, £45 more expensive (currently £115 at Tesco, possibly £99 instore)

Moto E 4G: Bigger battery, Slightly faster chipset, cheaper

Djd1981

Is it possible to buy this, get unlock code off eBay and put different … Is it possible to buy this, get unlock code off eBay and put different sim in?Or do you have to be with one of the selected providers?



Carphone Warehouse use sim-free phones for PAYG & Contract so you can use whatever sim card you like once purchased.

Not sure where you got "5MP for great pictures" but there's absolutely NO CHANCE of the pictures from this phone being good (the original 5MP camera on the Moto G was rubbish as was the fixed focus on the original Moto E. The 8MP on the Moto G2 is acceptable, but pretty sure this is same camera as first gen Moto E) Still a good price though.

Original Poster

jazzuk777

Not sure where you got "5MP for great pictures" but there's absolutely NO … Not sure where you got "5MP for great pictures" but there's absolutely NO CHANCE of the pictures from this phone being good (the original 5MP camera on the Moto G was rubbish as was the fixed focus on the original Moto E. The 8MP on the Moto G2 is acceptable, but pretty sure this is same camera as first gen Moto E) Still a good price though.



Copy and pasted it off the Carphone Warehouse site. Surely it cant be that bad for a phone in this price range?

manutd08

Copy and pasted it off the Carphone Warehouse site. Surely it cant be … Copy and pasted it off the Carphone Warehouse site. Surely it cant be that bad for a phone in this price range?

Well you can't expect much in the price range is probably the actual lesson! Seriously you cannot expect to get any results worth using indoors with this camera, although you might just get something outdoors in good light, if the first gen Moto G (my old personal I upgraded to 2nd gen) and E (for work) I have/had is anything to go by. Great phone otherwise I would think, but not for someone who wants any pictures out of it at all. I am 20 times happier with photos from my 2nd gen Moto G though.

Edited by: "jazzuk777" 18th Mar 2015

Original Poster

Heres a review with some sample photos
Review
Photos look ok with good lighting, not so great with other lighting conditions.

Edited by: "manutd08" 18th Mar 2015

Good price.

The battery life on this phone is supposed to be excellent too (2 days medium-heavy usage with ease).

In a 7.6/10 review by The Verge they praise that it's a competent android phone with good performance, but note that the camera is " actual garbage that belongs in an actual garbage bin", and that the display is "below average".
Edited by: "chancooluk" 18th Mar 2015

chancooluk

Good price.The battery life on this phone is supposed to be excellent too … Good price.The battery life on this phone is supposed to be excellent too (2 days medium-heavy usage with ease).In a 7.6/10 review by The Verge they praise that it's a competent android phone with good performance, but note that the camera is " actual garbage that belongs in an actual garbage bin", and that the display is "below average".



What a crap review...

DealHunter_

Comparison with Moto G 4G: … Comparison with Moto G 4G: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6355&idPhone2=6986Main differences:Moto G 4G: Sharper screen, Better front facing camera, Camera flash, Gyro, £45 more expensive (currently £115 at Tesco, possibly £99 instore)Moto E 4G: Bigger battery, Slightly faster chipset, cheaper



Comparison here, it should be noted that it has a 64bit chipset, not that useful currently though >

gsmarena.com/com…991

[searches house for old payg sim]

amour3k

Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart … Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart Phones?.

amour3k

Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart … Very HOT! lol .. whats the 'Interface' like on these Motorola Smart Phones?.






Very good.........don't forget it should have or be getting lollipop, I got my update yesterday night

DealHunter_

Comparison with Moto G 4G: … Comparison with Moto G 4G: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6355&idPhone2=6986Main differences:Moto G 4G: Sharper screen, Better front facing camera, Camera flash, Gyro, £45 more expensive (currently £115 at Tesco, possibly £99 instore)Moto E 4G: Bigger battery, Slightly faster chipset, cheaper



+ the moto e has a handy front speaker

fishmaster

Comparison here, it should be noted that it has a 64bit chipset, not that … Comparison here, it should be noted that it has a 64bit chipset, not that useful currently though >http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6986&idPhone2=6991



32-bit OS.

rev6

32-bit OS.



"Android 5.0 introduces platform support for 64-bit architectures—used by the Nexus 9's NVIDIA Tegra K1. Optimizations provide larger address space and improved performance for certain compute workloads. Apps written in the Java language run as 64-bit apps automatically—no modifications are needed. If your app uses native code, we’ve extended the NDK to support new ABIs for ARM v8, and x86-64, and MIPS-64."

developer.android.com/abo…tml

"Android now runs exclusively on the new ART runtime, built from the ground up to support a mix of ahead-of-time (AOT), just-in-time (JIT), and interpreted code. It’s supported on ARM, x86, and MIPS architectures and is fully 64-bit compatible."
Edited by: "fishmaster" 18th Mar 2015


Lol, the Moto E 2015 has a 32-bit version of Lollipop.
Edited by: "rev6" 18th Mar 2015

rev6

Lol, the Moto E 2015 has a 32-bit version of Lollipop.



That was taken from a review that didn't clarify or rather understand what they're talking about >

"Oddly, even though the Snapdragon 410 and Lollipop both support the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set (Look you said it there, you idiots, it's not a 32bit version of Android!) the phone still uses a 32-bit version of Android. We asked Motorola about this, and its answer made sense" Yes the answer made sense because they know what they're talking about and your **** review doesn't, should be called ARSEtechnica.

Steaming bullsh*t, Motorola put them straight. "64-bit support in Android is very new and tends to put pressure on memory, and while the Moto E hardware can technically support 64-bit, the software and applications available are still primarily running in 32-bit. "

The apps are 32 bit not the f&*king OS, dumbasses. So there's no default 64bit apps with the phone. The OS definitely is 64bit capable and they even say that in the review and then contradict themselves.

So arsetechnica say the OS version is 32bit when they stated Lollipop supports 64bit, so what is it arsetechnica? Of course it's a 64bit capable OS, you mean the apps running on the phone are 32bit and Motorola stated that. What a useless review.

"Software: 64-bit chip, 32-bit OS"

That is headline of the year for Android reviews, it should read Software: 64-bit chip, 32-bit APPS. Or did Motorola go hmm er huh yeah we went through Lollipop and took out all the 64bit support, took us ages but we managed it, even changed ART so that it didn't support 64bit anymore, was worth it in the end as because like the phone now doesn't have 64bits in the OS we could make it cheaper.

Sorry I started this now hehe. I did say it doesn't really matter on this phone.



Edited by: "fishmaster" 19th Mar 2015

Banned

useless phone camera rubbish

thomas25

useless phone camera rubbish


Rubbish compared to what at £69?

thomas25

useless phone camera rubbish


Perfectly good phone... rubbish camera.

Not everyone needs a camera to put photos of their lunch on Instagram.

thomas25

useless phone camera rubbish


Do you write reviews for a living? The level of objective detail is impressive!

Daughter got this fone with the virgin offer, excellent fone better than 1st gen moto g, camera acceptable, if you want super camera go pay more, simple. 2 days battery life with fairly heavy usage, good interface and responds very quickly. I use a galaxy note 3 and can see no lag when compared next to my phone. for 69 quid you plain and simply cant go wrong.

no where to put the code in to get it for £69

rev6

What a crap review...

I'm not even going to read it and I agree with you, the verge is actual rubbish that belongs in an actual garbage bin... if it doesn't begin with the letter 'i' then it doesn't matter to them and that's reflected in their half a$$ed reviews.

Banned

buddn07

Perfectly good phone... rubbish camera. Not everyone needs a camera to … Perfectly good phone... rubbish camera. Not everyone needs a camera to put photos of their lunch on Instagram.

you must have had a grotty sa dwich then

so how does this "upgrade" stuff work? I want to buy this for my dad who's not on any of the listed networks

mrdibby

so how does this "upgrade" stuff work? I want to buy this for my dad … so how does this "upgrade" stuff work? I want to buy this for my dad who's not on any of the listed networks



Go through the process on the website. You need an active sim that has been used and topped up.

fishmaster

That was taken from a review that didn't clarify or rather understand … That was taken from a review that didn't clarify or rather understand what they're talking about >"Oddly, even though the Snapdragon 410 and Lollipop both support the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set (Look you said it there, you idiots, it's not a 32bit version of Android!) the phone still uses a 32-bit version of Android. We asked Motorola about this, and its answer made sense" Yes the answer made sense because they know what they're talking about and your **** review doesn't, should be called ARSEtechnica.Steaming bullsh*t, Motorola put them straight. "64-bit support in Android is very new and tends to put pressure on memory, and while the Moto E hardware can technically support 64-bit, the software and applications available are still primarily running in 32-bit. "The apps are 32 bit not the f&*king OS, dumbasses. So there's no default 64bit apps with the phone. The OS definitely is 64bit capable and they even say that in the review and then contradict themselves.So arsetechnica say the OS version is 32bit when they stated Lollipop supports 64bit, so what is it arsetechnica? Of course it's a 64bit capable OS, you mean the apps running on the phone are 32bit and Motorola stated that. What a useless review."Software: 64-bit chip, 32-bit OS"That is headline of the year for Android reviews, it should read Software: 64-bit chip, 32-bit APPS. Or did Motorola go hmm er huh yeah we went through Lollipop and took out all the 64bit support, took us ages but we managed it, even changed ART so that it didn't support 64bit anymore, was worth it in the end as because like the phone now doesn't have 64bits in the OS we could make it cheaper. Sorry I started this now hehe. I did say it doesn't really matter on this phone.



http://www.phonestabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/700x613xmoto-e-2nd-gen-cpu-reports.jpg.pagespeed.ic.NphHkxOsOe.jpg

32-bit lollipop

rev6

32-bit lollipop



Antutu states for 5.6.2 released on 15th March they added 64 bit test for 64 bit OS. So prior to that release it wasn't detected, so yes Antutu should detect correctly, however the SOC used in the screenshot you posted is the snapdragon 200 which is 32 bit, so I suspect Antutu is reporting 32bit OS because of the 32bit SOC, need Antutu to run on 64 bit hardware, find a screenshot running on the Snapdragon 410 if possible.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th Mar 2015

fishmaster

Antutu states for 5.6.2 released on 15th March they added 64 bit test for … Antutu states for 5.6.2 released on 15th March they added 64 bit test for 64 bit OS. So prior to that release it wasn't detected, so yes Antutu should detect correctly, however the SOC used in the screenshot you posted is the snapdragon 200 which is 32 bit, so I suspect Antutu is reporting 32bit OS because of the 32bit SOC, need Antutu to run on 64 bit hardware, find a screenshot running on the Snapdragon 410 if possible.



Completely forgot there was 3G version of the Moto E 2015.

Hi is the screen as good as moto g 2013? Considering changing to this as I need 4g.

Also micro sd?

muttyhc

Hi is the screen as good as moto g 2013? Considering changing to this as … Hi is the screen as good as moto g 2013? Considering changing to this as I need 4g.Also micro sd?



Screen is worse and yes micro-sd slot.

How much worse? Any ppi difference?

muttyhc

How much worse? Any ppi difference?



Lower resolution and less PPI.
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