Tesco Mobile Motorola Moto E™ Black - £69 with code
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Tesco Mobile Motorola Moto E™ Black - £69 with code

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Found 22nd May 2014
Motorola Moto E is now available at Tesco mobile for £79 which is 10 pounds cheaper than the sim free offerings.
Price can be reduced further using the codes below:
'Save £10 off when you spend £75 or more using code TDX-TH6W

Save £20 off when you spend £150 or more using code TDX-LVY3'

Unlock code costs £1.99 on eBay.

97 Comments

this or nokia 520 50from cpw

leepeter197924

this or nokia 520 50from cpw

would go for moto on android better in every way

usual motorola budget achilles heel - poor camera

I have a Moto G like everyone else! Moto G is a pretty great all rounder. Ive read that Moto E has some lag and longer loading times. That difference in price £20-30 probably isn't worth it. Save a little longer!

or maybe moto g,had orange san deigo for a year died on battery,520 a bit small,but removeble battery,i have another nexus 4 atm,but 520 at 50pound realy make me want to buy it even as spare.

Is this a better phone than my Current S3 Mini? I don't want anything too big, so considering this, a Moto G or an HTC One Mini. Quite like the design and feel of the HTC......

dmm1000

usual motorola budget achilles heel - poor camera



This remark is often made. All I know is that I have the MotoG, and its camera / video are perfectly OK quality for me, the average user.

I am sure that the average person will be satisfied with the camera.

Can't speak for the Moto E, but the G is great - read the many positive reviews on the interweb.

Would have bought this, till I realised no front camera still heat from me though

moto g is brilliant, just spend the little more.

dmm1000

usual motorola budget achilles heel - poor camera



It's a phone - if you want a camera buy a camera! Actually the camera isn't too bad anyway.

Banned

its just a shame its a motorola and not a samsung

ndybucky

its just a shame its a motorola and not a samsung


Quite frankly, I'm more than happy its not Samsung and not running touchwiz at these specs.

4gb memory..???..how much is left usable for apps and games.. updates..here we go again..low storage problems....i was wanting to buy two but made think of the 4 gb..memory....how much apps and games can you install on this 4gb memory..or lets say 3 gb left...anybody have an idea here...

warlock09

4gb memory..???..how much is left usable for apps and games.. … 4gb memory..???..how much is left usable for apps and games.. updates..here we go again..low storage problems....i was wanting to buy two but made think of the 4 gb..memory....how much apps and games can you install on this 4gb memory..or lets say 3 gb left...anybody have an idea here...



about 2gb left but with an SD card.

if space is that much of an issue, try the moto g.

Banned

ndybucky

its just a shame its a motorola and not a samsung



motorola have been making phones for waaaay longer than samsung.

its a shame that google now has their patents since lenovo bought them

nigelbutler

I have a Moto G like everyone else! Moto G is a pretty great all rounder. … I have a Moto G like everyone else! Moto G is a pretty great all rounder. Ive read that Moto E has some lag and longer loading times. That difference in price £20-30 probably isn't worth it. Save a little longer!



I do agree with you about saving the extra and getting the Moto G, but this phone apparently has a '24' hour battery life.

I obviously know it's 24 hours under certain usage but still I'd find that kind of battery life worth the little lag and longer loading times.
Anyone heard any reviews on the Moto E's battery life?

Fixay

[quote=nigelbutler]I do agree with you about saving the extra and getting … [quote=nigelbutler]I do agree with you about saving the extra and getting the Moto G, but this phone apparently has a '24' hour battery life.I obviously know it's 24 hours under certain usage but still I'd find that kind of battery life worth the little lag and longer loading times.Anyone heard any reviews on the Moto E's battery life?



24 hours? I get over 48 hours out of my Moto G with normal usage mixed usage ( no games), best battery life of any phone out there. Also use Qualcom's Battery Guru app which extends it even further and Power Schedule app to switch off wifi when not needed.

warlock09

4gb memory..???..how much is left usable for apps and games.. … 4gb memory..???..how much is left usable for apps and games.. updates..here we go again..low storage problems....i was wanting to buy two but made think of the 4 gb..memory....how much apps and games can you install on this 4gb memory..or lets say 3 gb left...anybody have an idea here...


Expandable up to 32 gb

Besford

It's a phone - if you want a camera buy a camera! Actually the camera … It's a phone - if you want a camera buy a camera! Actually the camera isn't too bad anyway.


Most people prefer one device over two.

In the Moto G, the camera is perfectly capable of taking pictures and movies for Facebook that look decent, but it is inferior to even an entry level camera. If this one is worse, they cut a corner too many.

filfyuk

would go for moto on android better in every way


sorry but its not better in every way

_UnderScore_

Expandable up to 32 gb



Not much good for most apps now with what Google has done to Android's SD card support.

deets

about 2gb left but with an SD card.if space is that much of an issue, try … about 2gb left but with an SD card.if space is that much of an issue, try the moto g.



Why is the 4gb internal an issue if you can put a 32gb micro SD in it and use Link2SD/Apps2SD etc?

And I'd take a microSD slot over a good camera any time. Lack of SD puts me off the G.

It seems the Moto E can be rooted here.
Edited by: "terriclarkfan" 23rd May 2014

Why would you want to root it and run CWM if its vanilla Android already?

renard

This remark is often made. All I know is that I have the MotoG, and its … This remark is often made. All I know is that I have the MotoG, and its camera / video are perfectly OK quality for me, the average user.I am sure that the average person will be satisfied with the camera.


I'll second to this. Where it under-performs is in low-light scenarios (as I expected), but otherwise the picture quality is very decent! I'm happy with the color balance. I installed the Google Camera app, and my experiences has shown a bit better end results compared to stock camera app, I recommend Moto G owners to give it a try

Onlydongles

Why would you want to root it and run CWM if its vanilla Android already?



I like to take a complete backup of my phone using CWM before messing about with custom ROMs etc. YMMV.

nigelbutler

I have a Moto G like everyone else! Moto G is a pretty great all rounder. … I have a Moto G like everyone else! Moto G is a pretty great all rounder. Ive read that Moto E has some lag and longer loading times. That difference in price £20-30 probably isn't worth it. Save a little longer!



This.

If you can spare the extra get Moto G.

MrPuddington

Most people prefer one device over two. In the Moto G, the camera is … Most people prefer one device over two. In the Moto G, the camera is perfectly capable of taking pictures and movies for Facebook that look decent, but it is inferior to even an entry level camera. If this one is worse, they cut a corner too many.



So, it takes 'decent' photos for the kind of purpose a phone camera is intended to be used yet you'll dismiss the best budget camera out there because it doesn't better a Leica? Your choice but your loss I think.

Besford

It's a phone - if you want a camera buy a camera! Actually the camera … It's a phone - if you want a camera buy a camera! Actually the camera isn't too bad anyway.




I could not have said that better - I read loads of reports saying how bad the Moto G camera is and once I got I am more than happy with the results and I am a photographer. Great for snaps when you need it. What is it with people and cameras on phones

Any preferred unlock code supplier on ebay for these?

MrPuddington

In the Moto G, the camera is perfectly capable of taking pictures and … In the Moto G, the camera is perfectly capable of taking pictures and movies for Facebook that look decent, but it is inferior to even an entry level camera. If this one is worse, they cut a corner too many.



I think the problem isn't the camera quality, it's the lack of front facing camera. If this is aimed at the younger market then they'll want a front facing camera to use Hangouts, Snapchat etc.

So for a little extra money, get the G

terriclarkfan

Why is the 4gb internal an issue if you can put a 32gb micro SD in it and … Why is the 4gb internal an issue if you can put a 32gb micro SD in it and use Link2SD/Apps2SD etc?And I'd take a microSD slot over a good camera any time. Lack of SD puts me off the G.It seems the Moto E can be rooted here.



Your average lay person isn't going to want to root their phone. Hell, they'll not even be aware you can do it.

I'm reviewing one of these right now and it's well worth it at that price. I'd say it's similar quality to the Lumia 520 overall, maybe slightly better, but really it just depends on whether you'd rather have Windows Phone or Android (though the 630 is out in a few days for not much more). Moto G is far better, but if you want something for under £100 this is great and works really well. The camera is terrible though...

Edited by: "Stranded87" 23rd May 2014

Snapdragon 200?
Why not get a newly released Snapdragon 400 powered Lumia 630 for £79.95 instead? IPS LCD, 4.5" screen, 8GB internal storage AND a simply way to save all apps to the SD card. It also has almost certainly got a better camera (and certainly a vastly superior camera app!)...
hotukdeals.com/dea…709
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 23rd May 2014

Stranded87

I'm reviewing one of these right now and it's well worth it at that … I'm reviewing one of these right now and it's well worth it at that price. I'd say it's similar quality to the Lumia 520 overall so depends whether you'd rather have Windows Phone or Android (though the 620 is out in a few days for not much more). Moto G is far better, but if you want something for under £100 this is great and works really well. The camera is terrible though...



The 630 is already available at £79.95 p&g upgrade at Carphone Warehouse. Beats the Moto E in pretty much every possible spec - and has WP8.1, so can be easily set to save apps to the SD card too.
The only thing where the 630 is lacking is in the front facing camera. It does have 512MB RAM, but that was never an issue with the 520 so I don't see it being much of one with the 630.
Bigger screen than the E too.

dmm1000

usual motorola budget achilles heel - poor camera



Odd that - as it's a PHONE .... not a Camera!

My camera makes a crap phone - I'm thinking about taking it back and demanding a refund!

MrRee

Odd that - as it's a PHONE .... not a Camera!My camera makes a crap phone … Odd that - as it's a PHONE .... not a Camera!My camera makes a crap phone - I'm thinking about taking it back and demanding a refund!:D



I present you with the Nokia Lumia 620 on Flickr;

flickr.com/cam…20/

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/10800382316_d2e2d6b1a8_b.jpg

Not all budget smartphones are saddled with cameras as duff as those on the Motorola's

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2851/9978459473_584318ff37_h.jpg
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 23rd May 2014

wenttoabetterplace

The 630 is already available at £79.95 p&g upgrade at Carphone Warehouse. … The 630 is already available at £79.95 p&g upgrade at Carphone Warehouse. Beats the Moto E in pretty much every possible spec - and has WP8.1, so can be easily set to save apps to the SD card too.The only thing where the 630 is lacking is in the front facing camera. It does have 512MB RAM, but that was never an issue with the 520 so I don't see it being much of one with the 630.Bigger screen than the E too.



I don't disagree, hence why I mentioned it and the implication of my comment is that it will probably be better than the Moto E (given that the E is roughly on a par with the 520). I didn't realise you could already buy it though and they're likely to be close enough that the biggest difference is still the operating system.

Edit: The OS is what is comes down to really. Windows Phone has had some great cheap / low end handsets for a while now but the Moto E is exciting because until recently buying a cheap Android phone was essentially the same as paying eighty quid for a brick. For anyone who specifically wants Android but has a tight budget the Moto E is a great choice. If on the other hand you'd rather have Windows Phone or are platform agnostic then it's not so clear cut and if anything there are better Windows Phone options.
Edited by: "Stranded87" 23rd May 2014

Stranded87

I don't disagree, hence why I mentioned it and the implication of my … I don't disagree, hence why I mentioned it and the implication of my comment is that it will probably be better than the Moto E (given that the E is roughly on a par with the 520). I didn't realise you could already buy it though and they're likely to be close enough that the biggest difference is still the operating system.Edit: The OS is what is comes down to really. Windows Phone has had some great cheap / low end handsets for a while now but the Moto E is exciting because until recently buying a cheap Android phone was essentially the same as paying eighty quid for a brick. For anyone who specifically wants Android but has a tight budget the Moto E is a great choice. If on the other hand you'd rather have Windows Phone or are platform agnostic then it's not so clear cut and if anything there are better Windows Phone options.



True....it's a good evolution of the budget Android market. It'll certainly keep Microsoft driving to lower price points - which can only be good for us all.
I personally am just glad not to have to be a part of Google. For a company whose mantra is 'do no evil', they sure do like to adopt some pretty questionable business practices. Scanning personal emails for advertising purposes. No thanks.

terriclarkfan

[quote=deets] And I'd take a microSD slot over a good camera any time. … [quote=deets] And I'd take a microSD slot over a good camera any time. Lack of SD puts me off the G.




You do know the new Moto G 4G has an SD card slot too?
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