Moto has always been known for the quality of the smartphones that they make. With the Moto series, the makers had released some remarkable devices in the market and that too within the budget of a middle-class individual.
The Moto E3 Power is also one such device that has been completely aimed for the individuals who are not willing to pay more, but still would love some good features on their smartphones.
|1. Excellent Battery backup.||1. Lack of performance specs|
|2. Good look and feel, just like the old first Gen Moto E and also has a firm grip on the hands.|
|2. Lagging issues when using heavy applications.|
|3. Clean User Interface and low heating issues.||3. . Poor quality camera.|
The Mote E series has always been affordable and dependable when it comes to use for any normal user. Moto E3 Power is nothing different when compared to the price slab it falls in but feature and quality wise, I would say that you should look at other options as well.
Moto E3 Power – Display
Well to start off, I would certainly like to put your focus on the display of Moto E3 Power. Moto E3 Power comes with a 5 inch 720p display, which is more than good enough if you want to watch some high quality videos on the device. The display of Moto E3 Power has slight reflective properties as well that makes viewing the screen in bright sunlight difficult.
Moto E3 Power has an IPS LCD capacitive screen supporting 16 M colors, but sadly you will not be able to experience it. The colors are passive and there is also some discoloration that you will face if you try viewing the screen by tilting the Moto E3 Power smartphone. The exact resolution of the device is a 720 x 1080 with a 294 PPI pixel density. If I were to rate the display of the device, I would say things could have been much better. Out of 10, I will give 7.
Moto E3 Power – Build and Design
Moto E3 Power is quite an old school when it comes to design. While most of the other budget devices are moving on to metal bodies but Moto E3 Power comes in an all plastic body.
Figure 1- Moto E3 Power Back
This certainly makes the device feel like the old Moto Series Devices. Unlike most of the recent generation budget smartphones, the Moto E3 Power has two separate SIM card slots and a MicroSD card slot.
Figure 2- Moto E3 Power Design , Below Micro USB Slot
The device is 5 inches in size and has a body to screen ratio of 66.9% approximately. Due to the plastic body, the Moto E3 Power is also not very heavy and weighs only 153 grams.
Figure 3- Moto E3 Power’s curved edges with power and volume rocker.
The body is slightly curved that does not allow you to feel the edges and also allows a firm grip on the smartphone. For me, Moto E3 Power gains a point as it will give the users a feel of the good old times when Moto E was actually introduced. For the Build and Design I would probably give 8 out of 10.
Moto E3 Power – Performance
The Moto E3 Power is powered by a 1 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6735 processor. This is the first time that a Moto Series device has been manufactured using a processor other than Qualcomm Procesors. In addition to it, the Moto E3 Power processor is also coupled with a Mali T720 GPU and runs on a 2 GB RAM.
While stepping out of Qualcomm processors, it will provide Moto E3 Power with less heating related issues but will certainly curtail down the processing speed and efficiency. To be true, simple games like Temple Run, Vector, etc. will probably run smoothly, provided you do not have a lot of background applications running. As for high end games like Asphalt, you should simply forget about it. But in case, all you want to do with the Moto E3 Power is picking up calls, surfing the internet, etc. you can probably go for it as it will not dig a hole in your wallet.
Moto E3 Power has an internal memory of 16 GB, which is more than enough for the normal day to day applications that you will use. In addition, you can also expand the memory of the device using the microSD card slot up to 32 GB. The smartphone also supports 4G LTE and VoLTE.
In case you are looking for something outstanding in this section, you will have to please yourself with the battery back up only. Just like the previous versions of Moto E, the Moto E3 Power is a very good device when it comes to battery backup. The device comes stacked with a 3500 mAh battery, which will easily run for at least 13 to 14 hours in case you stick on to the device. The fast charger that comes along with Moto E3 Power will allow you to get the device up and ready for at least 5 hours of normal usage with just 15 minutes of charging. In performance I would give 9 out of 10 rating to Moto E3 Power.
Moto E3 Power – User Interface
Moto E3 Power comes with preinstalled Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but has an early setback as there is no sure news of an Android Nougat update. Even if an update comes, I would advise that you do not update as the processors and the RAM will probably be unable to carry the load.
As always, the User interface is pretty clean and thus gains respect for me. Unlike most of the smartphones nowadays, the Moto E3 Power refrains from the excessive bloatwares. The good preinstalled application in the smartphone is the Moto alert app which is essentially an SoS feature. The interface of Moto E3 Power also lacks customizations which pulls down the user experience in this case. In user interace, I would give 7 out of 10 rating for its overall user interface and for the preinstalled app, Moto Alert.
Moto E3 Power – Camera
The Moto E3 Power has an 8 megapixel primary camera and is supported by a 5 megapixel secondary camera. The primary camera comes with a f/2.2 aperture, auto focus and an LED flash, but sadly does not produce the kind of images you would want in low light. On the other hand, images clicked with the rear camera in good light come out impressively. However, you will be able to see deterioration and graining of images on zooming.
Sadly, the front camera is not even close to its nearest counterparts. The quality of the images clicked using the front camera is something what I would call poor. Unless you use quite a lot of image editing applications, forget about clicking good selfies with Moto E3 Power. The rear camera is capable of capturing 720p videos, but does not really handle any sort of shaking that comes during recording. The Moto E3 Power rear camera also does not support time lapse and slow motion videos. When it comes to the Camera Rating, We would give 6 out of 10.
Moto E3 Power – Verdict
At the starting price of just INR 7999, the Moto E3 Power is a good buy for someone who doesn’t need much of things like camera, gaming etc. The device does not have the good to compete with its competitor in the category of budget smartphones. The only good thing about the device is its battery life and the good old feel of the early Moto Series smartphones. In case you are willing to spend a little more, you can always go for Moto G4 Play and Moto G3 Turbo.
Moto E3 Power is available online at Flipkart.com and you can buy it now for INR 7,999.
Moto E3 Power – Final Rating
If I were to rate the device, I would certainly give bonus points for effective battery backup and the build, but would cut down on a few due to lag issues and poor camera as well. I would rate the Moto E3 Power 6 out of 10 since its counterparts are probably a good way ahead.