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Motorola has introduced their new Moto E phone that will feature LTE, and a larger screen, yet will cost just $149.99 sans contract.

Motorola has always been able to adapt to whatever the smartphone market is doing, and deliver an Android device that functions on multiple fronts. While companies like Samsung, LG and HTC are busy hyping their flagship models for 2015 – Motorola has quietly sat back, and now introduced a smartphone that could challenge and dominate the middle-of-the-road smartphone users. Today, the company introduced the Moto E, which has some increasingly exciting specifications – with a price tag that will fit into almost any smartphone user’s budget.

2nd Gen Moto E

The Motorola Moto E enters the market with a 4.5-inch display and 4G LTE capability here in the United States. Under the hood, the device will boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, with 1GB of RAM. The device will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is somewhat of a surprise for a budget phone, but nonetheless, a very exciting note to add to this phone. The Moto E has an impressive battery that measures in at 2390mAh, and the device does come with 8GB of internal storage. That being said, while the cameras on the device will not be overly impressive, the other function that the device brings to the table is noteworthy. A 5MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing shooter combine to be underwhelming, but something certainly that can be overlooked.

This is the second generation of the Moto E, and Motorola pointed out that this smartphone was designed to last all day, and to be a phone that can withstand a decent amount of work on it. Meaning, you will not be reaching for your charger halfway through your workday, or looking for an outlet during your lunch break. That being said though, it does fall short in some categories, but as many have pointed out, for a budget phone that will only cost $149.99 without contract – it really is an incredibly fair price and value. Right now, the device can only be purchased on the Motorola website, but Verizon is said to be working on releasing the device for their carrier in the very near future.

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