Motorola has an important role in the budget smartphone market in India, with the launch of Moto E3 Power, it will get stronger. The company claims to have more than 3 million Moto E users in India.
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Moto E3 Power First Impressions
Moto E3 Power is an upgrade from the Moto E3. It comes with a 5-inch HD (720×1280) display while the Moto E3 has a 5-inch qHD (540×960) display. There is nothing amazing about the display, it produces bright colors, which are not incredibly vibrant, but it looks good. The display seems to produce more warm colors, and it will be very comfortable for most users. Touch response is good; the presence of stock Android makes the device very responsive. The operating system is easy to understand, and new Android users will not find much difficulty in getting used to it unlike some skins on top of it.
The device comes with a metal rim around it on the sides, and the textured back panel can be removed. Company claims the device is water resistant and smudge-resistant, which is good to have in a smartphone especially in this budget. The Moto E3 Power looks almost exactly like the Moto G4 from the rear, with a flattened candybar form factor with rounded edges. The design is not exiting, but it doesn’t look bad either. The overall build quality is very good; we can feel the durability while using the device. This phone will definitely satisfy the first time smartphone users, who want durability and long battery life.
The improved battery life is due to the massive 3500mAh removable battery. It is not the best in class, the similarly price Xiaomi Redmi 3s has a 4000mAh battery, but Moto E3 Power can offer similar or better battery life due to the stock OS, and underpowered hardware. We will have to do some tests to understand if the MediaTek MT6735P SoC can provide better battery life than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC in the Redmi 3s. Even with intensive usage, the Moto E3 Power can last up to 18 hours or more. Basic users will find it great, as it can last more than a day with basic usage.
Moto E3 Power is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. The overall performance is good, but sometimes the menus did take time to open and the camera app feels a bit sluggish. Moto E3 Power is most suitable for users who only need the basics, like messaging, social media, GPS navigation, video/audio streaming and occasional camera usage. There is 16GB of internal storage, which can further expand by a MicroSD card up to 32GB. This is more than enough for a basic use to save media files and other data. Moto E3 Power is not a smartphone for gaming, it will struggle to play graphics intensive games.
There is an 8MP camera on the rear with LED flash. Under bright sunlight, the phone can shoot decent photos, but low light/indoor capabilities are not good. Images shot indoor under tungsten lamps looked rather grainy and soft. Colours are almost accurate, but the saturation levels are on the lower side. There is a 5MP front camera with ‘Beauty Filter’ in the app. The photos taken using the front camera is a bit soft. The Moto E3 Power is not a suitable smartphone for users will need a good quality camera.
The budget Moto E segment got an HD display for the first time and a larger battery. n Moto’s own words, the company is not playing the war of extreme value for money and specifications. Instead, it is aiming at providing a wholesome experience that gives users a good introduction to the world of Android smartphones. This smartphone may not have the specs to impress everyone, but it does offer value for money. The company’s brand name, reliability, HD display, larger battery, decent performance and stock Android will not disappoint a basic user. If you are planning to buy your first smartphone this could be it. We will dig deep in the recent review of the device.