Motorola Moto E (2020) և Moto G Quick review. The basics of a smartphone on a budget
Despite high-end high-end phones, Motorola has been striving for budget and mid-range phones for the past few years. And the newly announced Moto G Fast և Moto E (no other number) are the final pieces of this puzzle for this year’s course, joining the previously released Moto G Power և G Stylus at even lower price points.
Starting at $ 149.99 for the new Moto E and $ 199.99 for the Moto G Fast, the new handsets mean that Motorola now has budget phones for $ 50 each, $ 149 to $ 299. It’s a lot of phones, and it turns out they’re not that different.
The 2020 Moto E is an interesting entry for Motorola’s lowest-priced phone line, and it’s very popular here, especially compared to last year’s Moto E6, which was a more gradual update.
There’s a faster Snapdragon 632 processor, a new secondary depth camera, a more premium design with a fingerprint sensor on the “touch screen” screen (the first for the E-series). But there are still long-standing issues, such as the fact that the Motorola has only 2 GB of RAM and Micro USB port to charge, glasses that were outdated during the previous year of the Moto E6, and are especially disappointing to see here. : And there is no NFC or wireless charging yet.
Some of these improvements are long overdue, as is the Snapdragon 632 processor. For more than a year, Motorola has used it in last year’s Moto G7 and G7 Power models – and it certainly won’t win any speed awards, however, it’s still enough in 2020. for tasks, and there is no noticeable flaw. Most of the daily apps I used, like Instagram, Chrome and Tiktok.
Gaming is complicated. Simple games (for example: Alto’s adventure) run But they like more graphic titles Asphalt 9: fight և the strongest game I’ve ever tried Fortnite: – did not compete at all.
But while CPU performance is greatly improved, opaque RAM lags behind Moto E; 2 GB just doesn’t feel good enough RAM for Android to work comfortably. Moto E works quite fast at first. The new processor certainly helps, but after opening a few tabs in Chrome or running a few apps in the background, things start to slow down, especially if you regularly switch between apps. ”
And while the new Moto G and Edge Plus have begun to reverse the difficulties of the Motorola camera, the new Moto E is still strong in the past, it has a 13-megapixel main sensor, which seems to be unchanged from the old model, that is, bad. :
The new addition here is a depth indicator for portrait mode that works, although cutting hair-like details isn’t special. It also restrains without the main camera (which still needs to be photographed real).
Finally, the screen is available. 720p panel, which works in the size of 1520 x 720, which at a distance looks good, but closed edges, and the text begins to appear when you approach it. This is especially noticeable since the Motorola flew up to 6.2-inch screen compared to the 5.5-inch panel of the Moto E6.
This “far better” approach applies much more to the 2020 Moto E. It’s a phone that looks a lot like a premium smartphone, but up close, the illusion doesn’t hold back. The plastic design feels lighter in your hand than it should, the camera is tilted and the performance is average. For better or worse, it’s a $ 149.99 smartphone.
But while the Moto E is a significant upgrade over last year’s model, the Moto G Fast is a less exciting level for its true siblings. If you’ve seen the Moto G’s composition this year, particularly the Moto G Power, which makes the Moto G Fast visually different, you need to have a good idea of what to expect.
In fact, there are only three differences: 24 $ 249.99 and և 199.99. First of all, the G Fast battery is a 4,000 mAh cell instead of the 5,000 MA / h battery found in the G Power. Second. The G Fast screen is a 720p panel, instead of the fragile 1080p screen found in the G Power. And third, G Fast has only 4 GB of memory instead of 4 GB.
With a 6.4-inch screen, the resolution of the 1560 x 720 resolution is rough. If you look closely, you can actually see pixels of some icons and text. (The smaller 6.2-inch Moto E really looks better than its more accurate sister, thanks to a slightly higher pixel-inch ratio.)
The fact that the G Fast has fewer pixels to drive should help battery life, although it’s hard to say whether a smaller battery will have a huge impact without longer testing. Motorola promises that the G Fast will last at least two days, which it succeeded in doing. (For another comparison, the G Fast also has the same processor and battery as the Pricier G Stylus, but with a more demanding, lower resolution screen.)
Finally, RAM. The fact that the 3GB is under the modern Android phone seems to be enough to keep everything smooth, although it’s something you’ll want to keep in mind if you’re planning on hard games or multitasking. (For example, Fortnite: – which requires at least 4 GB of RAM – works technically, but looks awful.
Everything about the G Fast: hardware design, processor, cameras, NFC shortage, wireless charging or significant waterproofing are identical to the G Power. To find out more about this phone, I’ll take a look at a great review from my colleague Cameron Fuller, as it will provide more details on the Mot sides of the 2020 Moto G supporters. An extra $ 50 for my money is worth a bigger battery, a fragile screen, and extra RAM, but if you’re on a budget, the volume isn’t so horrible that they completely ruin the experience.
With such glasses with so many mid-range and budget phones that come together in such a large group, the new Moto E և Moto G Fast is a little hard to analyze. It’s a strategy that makes you feel less likely to build your own phone, and even more so to buy special price points.
And as the cheapest member of the Motorola family, the new Moto E and Moto G Fast succeed. Just remember. You get what you pay for.
Photography by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge.
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