Lenovo was supposed to launch the Moto E3 in India and being right on schedule, Lenovo today launched a new Moto smartphone, called the Moto E3 Power. The budget smartphone space is heating up with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3s setting a benchmark. Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, hesitated from bringing E3 to India, but now it arrives in the form of Moto E3 power.
Moto E3 Power follows the design language first seen on Moto G4 and G4 Plus. The front is very much a standard affair. There is a 5-inch display placed between and the earpiece and speaker. The earpiece and speaker grills are narrower than before, and they don’t hide stereo speakers, which is sort of a let down. We are looking at a budget smartphone so it skips on the fingerprint scanner seen on Moto G4 Plus.
The Moto E3 Power is the sibling G4 and G4 Plus needed for quite sometime. Moto E3 Power is more curvier than its predecessor, and thus easy to hold. The plastic back is textured which feels reassuring, and the Moto logo sits right in the middle, exactly where your forefinger would rest when you hold the device. The back is removable, and battery is user replaceable, which is rare among modern smartphones. It would be apt to say Moto E3 brings modernness to the original design language of Moto series.
Moto E3 Power features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display powered by a 1GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor with Mali-T720 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. On the camera front it has a 8 MP rear camera with auto-focus and features likes burst mode, HDR, Panorama and tap-to-focus and a 5 MP font facing camera with beautification mode.
Connectivity options include the suddenly on high demand 4G VoLTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack (yeah, better be sure these days) and dual-SIM card slots. The smartphone packs a user replaceable 3500mAh Battery which the company says is good enough to run all day.
Looking at the specs and features on paper, the Moto E3 Power will face competition from the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime, and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus.
|Features||Motorola Moto E3 Power||Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime||Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus|
|Display||5-inch HD||5-inch HD||5-inch full-HD|
|Processor||1GHz quad-core processor||1.4GHz octa-core processor||1.7GHz octa-core processor|
|Connectivity||4G ,VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||4G , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Android OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Price||Rs 7,999||Rs 8,999||Rs 7,999|
Moto E3 Power is priced at Rs 7,999 and will be exclusively available on Flipkart at midnight. The smartphone will be available in black and white color variants. The Moto E3 Power will be available along with launch offers, including exchange offers worth up to Rs 7,000.
Buyers tonight will also be entitled to a free 32GB Sandisk microSD card worth Rs 599, and a Moto Pulse headset for Rs 499. Buyers can also opt for no cost EMI where you can get the phone for Rs 1,334 per month and will be valid for 6 months. There will be an extra Rs 800 off if you buy the Moto E3 Power with SBI debit or credit cards. The new Moto smartphones are also compatible with Reliance Jio’s welcome offer. This offers users free access to data, voice calls, messages and Jio’s suite of apps till the end of this year.