Moto E3

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Moto E3
Moto E3 Power
Codename Affinity
Brand Motorola
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility
First released July/September 2016
Predecessor Moto E (2nd generation)
Successor Moto E4
Related Moto G4
Moto Z
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU 1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735P
GPU Mali T720 GPU
Memory 1/2 GB RAM
Storage 8/16 GB
Battery 2800 / 3500 mAh
Display 5.0-inch, 720 by 1280 pixels
Rear camera 8 MP with LED flash
Front camera 5 MP
Website See bottom of article

The Moto E3 (model XT1700) and the Moto E3 Power (model XT1706) are Android smartphones developed by Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Lenovo. These phones make up the third generation of the low-end Motorola Moto E series.[1] Released in September 2016 in India[2] exclusively via Flipkart, the E3 Power sold a record 100,000 units on its first day of sale.[3][4] (The base E3, on the other hand, was never launched in India; it was launched elsewhere.) The phones have a similar design to the Moto G3 and come in black or white. They come with a much larger-than-average battery for a budget smartphone. The Moto E3 Power is one of the few budget smartphones which supports rapid charging.[5]

The Moto E3 Power has been compared to the very similar but slightly-pricier Moto G4 Play with the main differences being the E3 Power having a larger battery and the G4 Play having a better CPU (Snapdragon 410).[6]

The phone is currently set to stay on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and will not be upgraded to the newer Android 7.0 Nougat.[7][8]

Reception[edit]

Online professional reviews praised the Moto E3 Power's battery life; their main complaints were regarding the phone's performance.

Speedier competitors include the Moto G4 and others.

Generation comparison[edit]

1st Gen (2014) 2nd Gen (2015) 3rd Gen (base/Power) (2016)
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB 8/16 GB
Display 4.3 inch 4.5 inch (256 ppi) 5.0 inch (294 ppi)
Processor Snapdragon 200 4G - Snapdragon 410
3G - Snapdragon 200
1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735P
Memory 1 GB 1 GB 1/2 GB
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP 8 MP
Front camera No Yes, 0.3 MP Yes, 5 MP
Flash No No Yes
Quick launch camera none Double twist Press power twice
Android version 4.4 KitKat (at launch) 5.0.2 Lollipop (at launch) 6.0 Marshmallow
Removable battery No, 1980 mAh No, 2390 mAh Yes, 2800 mAh[9] / 3500 mAh

All three generations use micro-SIMs and use micro-USB B power connectors.

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