Moto's Moto E looking to crush the 'feature phone'

It's inevitable; the feature phone is dying.  Many carriers are looking to rid themselves of the CDMA network, and with that many feature phones are going away.  Most of these carriers are pushing folks towards newer devices, and no longer just flip phones.  They're even offering 'smartphone lite' phones.

Sure, it's probably a 'gateway phone', to get people used to using smartphones and eventually get higher priced plans... but I think it's the eventuality that flip phones are the new dodo.

See the infographic that Motorola has supplied to the right.  Prices of smart phones are going down.

Case in point; the brand new Moto E.  There were a ton of rumours out about how this was the 'economy' version.  I wasn't sure how much lower they could go from the Moto G.  I liked the Moto G. I've just loved how Motorola has gone after that market point of 'specs aren't everything'.

There's a lot of folks who are just buying top-end, flagship phones.  There are others who aren't.  They don't want a flip phone anymore, but don't want the high end.  The G and E are set perfectly for their needs.

Here's how the Moto series stacks up.  (I've also put it together on our database so you can compare to other 'lite' phones, like the Ace 2X, or mini series)

Moto X Moto G Moto G (LTE) Moto E
Screen 4.7” 4.5” 4.5” 4.3”
Resolution 1280x720 1280x720 1280x720 960x540
Processor 1.7GHz 1.2GHz 1.2GHz 1.2GHz
Cores x2 x4 x4 x2
type X8 Snapdragon 400 Snapdragon 400 Snapdragon 200
Camera 10MP 5MP 5MP 5MP
Rear Camera 2MP 1.3MP 1.3MP n/a
Storage 16GB 8GB 16GB 4GB
microSD no no yes yes
Android 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2
Battery 2200mAh 2070mAh 2070mAh 1980mAh
Price ~$500 ~$200 ~$225 ~$180
Avail n/a
June 17 Summer

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