A couple of new entry-level models have been released. The Moto G Fast and Moto E are designed by Motorola to recapture market share in the United States. The Moto G Fast is an addition to the fairly successful Moto G series, while the Moto E is intended to provide value for money.
With its lively design, the Moto G Fast actually looks like a decent mid-range model and it’s look adequate for any young, tech-savvy users with its trendy punch-hole. At launch, the Moto G Fast is available only in the Pearl White option. Just like other models of Motorola devices, there’s a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back with the Motorola logo. The design is water-repellent, but Motorola didn’t tell use about the phone IP rating. The Moto G Fast is equipped with 6.4-inch LCD display and HD+ resolution. Inside, there are Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM. For all of that, the G Fast carries a $199.99 price tag, which is quite sensible for the overall feature. At the top, you can find the headphone jack and for extra storage, there’s a microSD card slot. Optionally, you may splurge an extra $100 to get Bluetooth earbuds for better experience. At the rear, there are three cameras. The primary one is a 16Mp camera with f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle capability. Another is an ultra-wide angle camera with 8MP resolution. Lastly, the 2MP macro sensor allows you to capture an object as close as 2cm. The Moto G Fast could record 1080p videos in either 30fps or 60fps. For UHD and ultra-wide 1080p resolution, you can record at 30fps. With initial availability on June 12, the phone will be offered by Motorola.com, Amazon, Walmart, B&H Photo and Best Buy. In Canada, you will find it at Virgin, Koodo, Fido, Rogers, Bell and TELUS.
The Moto E assures the ultimate value for money and it visually looks like the Moto G Fast. It has a slightly smaller 6.2-inch LCD display and HD+ resolution. There are also Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC, 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. It still has 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card slot and some sort of water protection feature. There are two colour options, Champagne Pink and Midnight Blue. At the back, the Moto E still retains the fingerprint sensor with Motorola logo. As an affordable model, the Moto E still retains the regular microUSB port, instead of the newer Type-C USB port. Although phone users are moving away from the aging connection standard, it won’t be a nuisance. On the topic of photography, the Moto E has one less camera. There’s the not-so-special 13MP primary camera with phase-detection autofocus. The 2MP depth sensor should ensure better results when taking portraits. There’s no ultra-wide-angle camera for better group photos and panorama photos. The Moto E will be launched on June 2 and at only $149.99, it should be a decent entry-level model that would dominate the entry-level segment. In the United States, it will be available at Motorola.com, Amazon.com, Walmart, B&H Photo and Best Buy.