Motorola's budget smartphone Moto E, which got sold-out on the very first day of its launch on 14 May, has been made available on Friday (23 May) with limited stocks.
Motorola's official e-retail partner, Flipkart had stocked 20,000 units in its inventory at the time of sale on Friday and within half hour of the re-launch (11:00 am), the website has crashed, probably due to heavy user-traffic. The Moto E page is currently showing – '500: Internal Server Error' sign at the time of the reporting.
[Update: Flipkart has tweeted the website is having some technical issues, Moto E units are still avaialable for sale; It will resumed soon, once the problem is fixed]
Apologies to all customers facing issues w/ our site; hit a glitch, working on fixing it ASAP. The Moto E's NOT Out Of Stock & will be back!
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) May 23, 2014
[Update 2: Moto E Sold out! , interested consumers can type-in their email-ID at Moto E page on Flipkart to get real-time notification from the company when the device will for sale again]
Priced just under ₹7,000, Moto E ticks most of the check boxes to call itself a feature-rich smartphone; there is no surprise why the Motorola phone has taken the India's budget smarphone segment by storm, just like Moto G did with the mid-range sector.
Unlike other MNC brands, Motorola has competitively priced the device to strike chord with price sensitive Indian buyers, which only domestic vendors used to play to make a quick sale of their products.
Moto E sports good-quality polycarbonate based body with 4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) display having scratch-and-splash resistant Gorilla Glass 3 protection, no other device offer this feature in this price range.
More over Moto E ships with the latest Android KitKat OS out-of-the-box and is guaranteed to get one new major OS update in future.
Under the hood, Motorola phone houses 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor, Adreno 302 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB) and also houses a 5.0-megapixel primary camera and 1980 mAh (Li-Ion) battery which can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage.
Only downside of Moto E is that, it does house a front-camera, but that is just a trade-off for the low price tag, and people who are migrating from a feature phone to smartphone, won't be complaining.
Probably scared by the stiff competition from Motorola, local players Micromax, Lava, iBall have begun launching devices with same price and specifications.
Key Specifications of Motorola Moto E:
|Model||Motorola Moto E(Model: XT1022)|
|Display||4.3-inch qHD (960x540p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density : 256 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat OS|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU|
|GPU||400MHz Adreno 302|
|Storage capacity||4GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera (no flash) Front : no camera|
|Battery||1980 mAh (Li-Ion);Can provide power for close to 24 hours under mixed media usage|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio,|
|Dimensions||124.8x 64.8 x 12.3 mm|
|Colours||White and Black|