Motorola is refreshing its budget smartphone lineup with a new $150 Moto E and a $200 Moto G Fast. The two phones are up for pre-order in the United States and Canada starting today and they’re set to ship June 12th.

Moto G Fast

As expected, the Moto G Fast has 3 cameras and 3GB of RAM. Now also know the phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 32GB of storage, and a 6.4 inch, 1560 x 720 pixel display with a hole-punch for the 8MP front-facing camera.

The phone’s rear cameras include a 16MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. And the Moto G Fast is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery and support for 10W fast charging

The Moto G Fast has a fingerprint reader on the back, a microSD card reader with support for cards up to 512GB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack in addition to a USB-C port. The smartphone supports WiFi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and 4G LTE, but there’s no support for NFC or 5G.

Motorola says the phone has a water repellent design for spill and splash resistance, but the phone doesn’t have an IP rating and shouldn’t be submerged in water.

The phone measures about 162mm x 76mm x 9mm.

Moto E

For $50 less, you get significantly less impressive specs with the new Moto E. The smartphone has a 6.2 inch, 1520 x 720 pixel display with a waterdrop-style notch, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,550 mAh battery and support for 5W charging.

The cheaper phone has a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP depth-sensing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Like the Moto G Fast, this phone is spill & splash resistant, but shouldn’t be fully submerged in water.

The new Moto E does have a headphone jack, microSD card reader (up to 512GB) and a fingerprint reader. But its wireless capabilities top out at WiFi 4 (802.11n) and Bluetooth 4.2 and it has a micro USB port rather than USB-C.

The Moto E measures about 160mm x 77mm x 9mm.

via Motorola


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2 replies on “Moto E and Moto G Fast are the latest budget phones from Motorola”

  1. One important feature of phones that you and all the other bloggers fail to comment on is the size of the phone itself. We who keep our phones in our shirt pockets need that information to help us make buying decisions. I can look it up on once the phone’s been available for a while but that simply precludes me from considering a new phone. I’m shopping for a phone now and i think the Moto E (I’ve used an earlier one happily) might be a little large for a shirt pocket but with the narrow bezels it really might not be. I can’t take a chance since I don’t have that information.

    I hope you’ll give this some consideration in the future if you can get that information for your reviews.

    Thank you and thank you for the stuff you do include. I’m a long time reader of your reviews and articles.


    1. Sometimes that’s because the information isn’t made available by the device maker… but other times that’s not the reason. In this case, I can tell you the official dimensions for the Moto E are listed on the Motorola website: 159.77mm x 76.56mm x 8.65mm.

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