We first saw the Moto E way back in May, when Motorola told us that its newest budget smartphone would be available in Canada sometime this summer. Well, sometime is today, because Motorola’s budget Android smartphone has finally arrived. Big box retailer Staples has released the unlocked Moto E and it’s ready to sell for the ripe price of $180 ($179.62 to be exact).
The Moto E sports a 4.3-inch display (resolution of 960 x 540) and runs on a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, as well as 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage (with support for expansion up to 32 GB via MicroSD), a 5-MP camera, a built-in FM radio and a 1980 mAh battery. The whole show is running on Android 4.4 with minimal customizations.
The Moto E’s target demographic is those that have yet to make the move from dumbphone to smartphone, or the people that don’t want ‘entry-level’ to mean a two year old phone running an ancient version of Android with no hope of an update.
Read more: Moto E review