Motorola finally launched its third iteration of E budget line. Dubbed with E3 Power, the new handset will packs extra battery in the box. Will it be enough to conquer the entry-level market around the world? Let’s find out below.
- Big, removable battery with massive adapter
- Grilled speakers
- Pure Android experience
- Not that cheap
- Not very powerful
In its appearance, there’s nothing much in difference between the E3 Power and its first generation. Notably, there are speaker grilles above and below the screen thus making the device unbranded on the front face. There isn’t capacitive button either, meaning the navigation has been made on-screen.
It packs 5-inch HD (720p) resolution standing at 294ppi. Our disappoinments for lack of reinforced glass here, as both of the two previous versions offered Gorilla Glass. The viewing angles are nice, but the brightness somehow lacks the capability to encounter daylight reflection.
Just like any traditional Motorola devices that historically was once part of Google company, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the E3 Power receives little to none interface tweaks. Lenovo hadn’t interfere the device with too much bloatwares either, so users can get the most out of their 16GB inbuilt storage even if they don’t want to make an expansion for 32GB extra.
Powering the device is the 1.0Ghz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. It’s responsive and we didn’t experience any single delay. All thanks to the near-pure Android and minimal bloatwares.
The camera sector has gotten big improvements too. On the rear an 8MP shooter with LED flash is present, featuring HD video recording and burst mode. On the front, there’s a 5MP with a selfie-centric beautification mode.
The last but not least is the battery size. Lenovo boasted the removable 3500 mAh capacity way too much in their advertisement and went on by offering massive 10W charger in the box. The company claimed that 15 minutes of charging will provide you with approximately 5 hours of battery life.
Priced at $119, it is an entry-level phone that has brought big improvements and surely will win some heart of those who crave for big, replaceable battery and big speakers.