The Moto E3 Power smartphone has just been launched in India. Priced at Rs. 7,999. it is a decent smartphone in the sub-Rs. 10,000 price range. If you are confused about whether you should buy this phone or not, then we are here to help you. Read on to find out Moto E3 Power review with reasons to buy and reasons to not buy (with video).
Moto E3 Power Review: Reasons To Buy
Here are 10 reasons why you should buy the Moto E3 Power smartphone:
1. Build Quality & Design
The Moto E3 Power is built with good quality plastic and has a faux metal plastic frame around the edges. The rear panel is removable and has a pattern on it for better grip. It is a compact and light weight phone which feels really comfortable to hold.
2. Water Repellent Coating
It features water repellent nano coating for protection against moderate exposure to water such as accidental spills, splashes or light rain. But keep in mind that it is not waterproof and is not designed to be submersed in water or other liquids.
The smartphone features a 5-inch HD Display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The display is bright and sharp and has good viewing angles. The screen has decent viewability under sunlight and touch experience over the screen is also very smooth. It comes with an adaptive brightness feature that optimizes brightness level for available light.
For photography buffs, it comes with an 8 mega pixel primary camera wit LED flash and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The front camera comes with a Beautification mode that enhances selfies by smoothening skin and reducing flaws. In this mode, users can adjust the beautification level on a scale of 1 to 7. Images captured with both rear and front cameras have good detailing and clarity and overall camera quality of the phone is pretty decent.
5. Hardware & Performance
Under the hood, it packs a quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor clocked at 1GHz paired with Mali-T720 GPU. It houses 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. On testing it on AnTuTu benchmarks, we got score of around 24000 points.
Apps launch quickly on this phone, multitasking is smooth and it also handles light to moderate gaming with ease but if you are a heavy gamer, then you may face some lag issues.
It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. The interface is clean and responsive and it comes with minimal bloatware.
7. USB OTG Support
The handset supports USB OTG allowing users to watch movies and videos directly on the phone using pen-drive, without transferring them. Users can also use it as a backup storage option for files on smartphone.
The audio quality from speakers is loud and clear.
It is backed up by a 3500mAh battery and supports rapid charging. The battery of this phone survives for more than a day on light to moderate usage. It comes bundled with a rapid charger which is said to offer 5 hours of power with just 15 minutes of charging.
10. Dual SIM+MicroSD Support
It is a dual SIM phone allowing users to use two SIM cards as well as a microSD card simultaneously. It supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card.
Video: Moto E3 Power Review: 10 Reasons To Buy
Moto E3 Power Review: Reasons To Not Buy
Here are 4 reasons why you should not buy the Moto E3 Power smartphone:
1. No Fingerprint Sensor
It lacks a fingerprint sensor. When budget smartphones with fingerprint sensors have become so common these days, absence of it in the Moto E3 Power is a bit disappointing.
2. Not Very Powerful
The innards of the Moto E3 Power are just average and are suitable for light to moderate users. It comes with a quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor clocked at 1GHz paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM. If you are a heavy gamer, then you experience some lag issues and may not find this phone powerful enough to handle it.
3. No Magnetic Field Sensor & Gyroscope Sensor
It lacks magnetic field sensor, which means that applications such as maps would not be able to know your compass orientation unless the cellular data is on. It also lacks gyroscope sensor.
Considering the specs, the price tag of Moto E3 Power seems expensive, There are a lot of smartphones available in the market that offer similar or better specs at lower price.
Video: Moto E3 Power Review: 4 Reasons To Not Buy
The Moto E3 Power does have some downsides. But despite these the flaws, it is a decent budget smartphone. It offers good display, decent camera combination, rapid charging, water repellent design and more. It is suitable for those who are looking for a budget smartphone for day-to-day usage.