Motorola Moto E 4G 2nd Generation Review

The Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen. mobile is a budget phone that has a good kick to it.  It’s very simple to setup, you don’t need to remove the back to get to the SIM card and memory card slot, instead you take off a surround that unclips to reveal the port.

The Moto E has a 4.5″ screen which looks good, text is crisp, pictures and games look good.

The camera is a 5MP snapper but it doesn’t have a flash, so low light photos tend not to look too great, photos come out grainy.  The focus was also a pain, the Moto E didn’t auto focus very well, often leaving it to the user to intervene.  However, what is great is that you can open the camera app by twisting the phone twice, and this can be done even when the phone is locked.

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Although the photo quality isn’t brilliant video is actually OK, you’ll see in the below review it did a good job of filming a rainy day.

Where this phone is brilliant is with gaming. Both Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 installed without needing to add a memory card and they both ran really smoothly.  One thing to note is that the small screen size means your hands may get in the way when playing games.

Overall you get a good phone for a very reasonable price.

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Motorola Moto G 4G 5-Inch 2nd Generation UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

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  • Motorola MOTO G 2nd Generation Touch Mobile Phone
  • 5 inch 720p (1280x720) HD IPS display with 294 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (400) processor with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • 1GB internal memory (RAM)
  • 8GB Storage (ROM)

iGadgitz Premium Wallet Flip Red PU Leather Case Cover for Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation 2014 XT1068 (G2) with Card Slots + Multi-Angle Viewing stand + Magnetic Closure + Screen Protector

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  • Not suitable for any other Motorola models including Motorola Moto G 1st Generation XT1032
  • Custom-made leather cover for Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen XT1068 XT1064 2014 with cut-outs for charger port, headphone socket and camera. Includes credit and debit card slots together with pocket for notes, business cards etc on inside cover.
  • Features an integrated fold-out stand that opens in one smooth motion to offer a convenient landscape viewing position - perfect for watching videos
  • Durable material snaps into place instantly and moulds around your phone. Full access to all controls, functions and plug ins while cased.
  • Secure magnetic clasp. Soft, scratch-proof micro fibre fabric inner.

Self confessed gadget lover who has a day job at Verastar Ltd and a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.