Moto E, Moto G and Moto X: Which Moto Smartphone Fits Your Budget and Style

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By Ryan Inoyori | May 14, 2014 4:21 PM EST

Motorola just launched the Moto E which offers cheaper price in exchange of Android 4.4 KitKat and 4G-LTE. However, the company also sells the Moto X and Moto G with reasonable prices. So which Moto smartphone truly suits your budget and needs?

Quick Look on Specs

The Moto X, Moto G and Moto E specifications differ from each other such as in display size, resolution and storage.

Specifications

Moto X

Moto G

Moto E

Android OS

Android 4.4

Android 4.4

Android 4.4

Display Size

4.7 inches AMOLED; 720p

4.5 inches LCD; 720p

4.3 inches LCD; 540p

Processor

1.7 GHz dual-core X8 chipset

1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400

1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200

Memory

2 GB

1 GB

1 GB

Storage

16/32 GB; no SD card slot

8/16 GB; no SD card slot for 3G, yes with 4G

4 GB with microSD card slot

Camera

10 MP; 2 MP

5 MP; 1.3 MP

5MP, rear only

Battery

2200 mAh

2070 mAh

1980 mAh

Price

$300 at least

$180 3G; $220 4G

$130

Both the Moto E and Moto G defeat Moto X in terms of pricing which costs less than $200 for an unlocked model available from Motorola directly. However, the Moto X features higher technology and software compared to the other two.

Software and Features

The Moto X definitely beats Moto E and Moto G in terms of processing, memory management and camera prowess. Moto X also features several unique software add-ons users can enjoy such as voice commands and hands-free controls.

Moto X Special Features:

-          Voice recognition to perform tasks or answer queries.

-          Twisting wrist to instantly access the camera.

-          Simplified notifications from the lock screen

-          Extra services such as Motorola Assist, Motorola Connect, Motorola Migrate and up to 65 GB Google Drive Cloud storage support

Moto G Special Features:

-          Every close battery life with Moto X

-          Built-in FM Radio

-          Up to 50 GB Cloud storage from Google Drive

-          Motorola Migrate

-          Interchangeable back casing

Moto E Special Features:

-          Water resistant splash guard

-          Built-in app to transfer files from your old phone

-          Interchangeable back casing

-          Expansion slot of up to 32 GB microSD card

The Moto E is a best choice for anyone who wants the package of Android 4.4 KitKat, resilient display glass, expandable storage, 4G-LTE and unlocked network for less than $150. The Moto G represents the middle line between the Moto X and Moto E that features Android 4.4 KitKat, Gorilla Glass, two camera lenses and 4G-LTE for less than $200.

And if high performance, hands-free controls, voice commands and various supports from Motorola are preferred, the Moto X is the right choice. 

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