The twist to bring up the camera is now integrated into my life.
Now I judge every phone I want to buy by the lack there of.
I don't suppose someone made an app for that just yet, but I do know that there is a moto display app, and I'm eager to try that out on a non-Motorola device.
If I ever get another device that is.
I don't want to get another device because what is offered to me by my Moto E2 is actually quite astounding.
Every day I can get At Least Four Hours of screen on time, but that's only because of the low ppi and the small display.
Most smartphone reviewers are basting their eyes with phones usually featuring 300ppi or more, which is why it isnÂ’t a surprise when they blithely cast away the screen as having soft or fuzzy text when in reality, 245ppi is what everyone sees everyday with printed material, and no one complains about the fuzziness of text on paper, or screams for sharper text in books.
But I digress, I'm an avid youtube watcher and having just 480p to watch my Casey Neistat blogs with is just unsatisfying.
I can choose to watch movies, or listen to music Without earphones, because of the Very Good Front Facing Speaker.
I take Good Pictures with the camera and I do use the Okay Moto Camera App, because that's the only camera app the twist function will take you to.
Of all the complaints everyone has about the simplicity of the camera app, I will say that at least there is nothing to hate, but that's only because there IS nothing.
Since the Bad Front Facing Camera isn't my choice for selfies, I like that it's Convenient to take selfies with the front because of the 'tap anywhere to capture' feature of the camera.
I'm happy to see that this is optional in the Galaxy 5.
I wonder about how more capable this device could be with more RAM, as I surf Chrome and listen to music... app crashing.
Yeah, that's about the only thing I have problems with because I'm not an aspiring gamer, nor a workhorse so I don't do a lot of word processing or research.
Youtube-ing and Chrome-ing and some other cool retro looking 8-bit games all consist of my daily routine.
That's another thing, Minecraft is a hardware intensive game, even if on mobile (and don't let the graphics fool you) but I was able to play it.
Like, without any skips or bumps that would deter me from enjoying the game.
If there is another phone out there for me, it would be the Moto E2 BUT with some improvements:
Â• a better camera (I know this is vague, but I can't just say that an 8MP camera is going to do any justice when everyone is busting ZTE's balls with their phones sporting 8 megapixels, so obviously what I mean by "better" is: a bigger sensor and better post-processing software),
Â• advanced camera app features (keep the 'wheel' and the "touchanywheretocapture," I don't care, I don't want to have to download a different app just for framelaspes or buy a hyped up "DLSR PRO PLUS" bullcorn app. Especially when the twist isn't programmable to bring up any other app but the moto camera app),
Â• STABLE Android Marshmallow (I know all about the wonders of INDIA getting Marshmallow, but the rest of the world has feelings, too, y'know),
Â• and finally more space because everyone knows 8GB of internal is actually 5GB of internal which is actually a little more than 3GB of internal you get for yourself, which everyone knows is hoopla.
i use it for last 6 months. it got heated while browsing net. and also for last few days, it never sleep when it kept inactive. is there any solution?
Excellent value for the price especially once the LTE version is updated to Android 6.0.
The mediocre call sound quality issue is caused by over-active noise-cancelling microphone (located beside the back camera). Once that microphone hole is taped, the call sound quality became excellent.
no gujarati language support
disspoint for me
and no flash
otherwise its awesome device
mine has a XT 1524, so i get no update to Android 6.0? I do live in western europe. It is al so confusing, first no, than yes and now only with the hardware SKU XR 1527. That sucks man.
Gayan, 13 Feb 2016I'm going to buy the moto e 2nd gen ..is it good with daily usage?It works well, Its not a super crazy phone that will blow your mind. Its responceive, quick, Speaker is nice. Mic quality is not to bad.
I just found out a time lapes App on the store. I have a new phone i make videos with but this little bugger is a tank when it comes to takeing pictures, Never hiccups.
Anonymous, 10 Feb 2016Was very happy with my 1st gen. Moto e. Bought 2nd gen. and am terribly disappointed with it.... moreI agree the flash that old you there was a msg is not on this phone and when sending a text msg I can't "enter" to go to the next line and the phone always opens on the phone page, I don't want that
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2016I really like the Moto e lte 2, but my voice gets cut off from the person I am talking to or h... moreI have the same problem. The person who I'm talking to says my voice cuts in &out or is distorted, but they sound fine from my end. When I use speaker phone, it works fine. Don't like not having a flash, but battery life hasn't been a problem & seems to charge fairly quickly
I've owned the Moto E (2nd Generation) for a week now.
What a let down... Now, don't get me wrong,
value for money in many aspects is apparent - but not in the
noted selling point of Battery Life.
I'm a moderate user of my mobile: around 10 Emails a day, maybe 10 SMS, 10 short calls, 10min. of Facebook, and, 10min. of google.... yet come 16:00/04:00pm it's in a dire state with a notification of battery death.
And yes, I looked up Motorola's suggestions for extendng battery life; and they're as expected. turn everything off except your cell signal. This may have been a waste of money as I spend a 12 hours a day away from a charger.