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The Motorola Moto E is a budget touch screen smartphone retailing for well under £100. Mine cost £59 but they seem to be available in the £50-£99 range as sim free phones.
I initially got this phone as a short term replacement for another smart phone that came to the end of its life.
My main attraction to this phone was the low price and long battery life. The long battery life has proven to stand up to claims and it's a fab phone that in low use (just for phone and light app use) will last me 3 days before it needs charging). Having had other very expensive and fast phones that run a host of demanding apps brilliantly but drain the battery fully in a few hours I decided to approach this phone purchase a little differently. My first consideration was battery life, the second was cost and the third a nice solid feeling phone that would stand up to everyday life. The Moto E has so far full filled all my criteria.
The Screen on the phone is Gorilla glass, has a nice clear image and is a responsive to touch as you would expect from a modern smart phone. The phone feels solid and it's got quite a big battery so is a fair bit thicker than many smart phones.
The reason I think this phone is cheaper is that some corners have been cut when it comes to features. This phone has no 4G and the camera is fixed focus. These are features that I don't miss particularly as I live in an area with minimal phone signal let alone 4G and carry a camera day to day anyway. The battery is also a permanent fixture in the phone which is unusual.
I think this would be a great phone for a teenager or someone who wants access to apps without the worry of owning a very expensive phone that could get lost, damaged or stolen. The android interface has it's own twist but will be familiar to anyone with experience of other android phones.
I've not noticed the phone to be slow even though it has a relatively slow processor but choosing the apps you use carefully makes a big difference. Also using a cache cleaner and battery management app can help keep your phone running smoothly since you are made aware of what is running in the background draining resources.
Overall I'd recommend the phone especially to those who want a nice phone to use on pay as you go.