The Moto E3 Power gives you stock Marshmallow on a budget

A handy size and a clean, unfussy OS? The legacy seems to be intact

Motorola’s G and E series have always been quite the hit with folks looking for a value-packed smartphone with near-stock Android

 

The Moto G and Moto E seemed to have hit upon a simple recipe for success - mid-range or budget specs, made better with a near-stock UI. Yeah, Motorola had sensibly realised that heavy, flashy OS skins were often less usable and worse performing. The Moto E3 Power carries on with that legacy - giving you a sensibly priced, sensibly specced Android handset with a (thankfully) sensible OS.

No flashy skins or over-the-top animations here, just Android Marshmallow the way it’s meant to be. Okay, you also don’t get any eye-catching features, but it’s a budget handset so that’s not surprising.

As for the hardware inside, you get MediaTek’s MT6735 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (expandable by up to 32GB). The Moto E3 Power has a 720p display, but that should be okay since we’re talking about a 5in screen size. As for cameras, you get 8MP at the back and 5MP at the front.

Then there’s Bluetooth 4.0, a water-repellent nano-coating which makes it splashproof, 4G, dual SIMs and a 3500mAh battery which Moto promises will give you all-day usage without any heart-in-mouth ‘I need to call a cab and my phone’s running on fumes’ moments.

 

Head over to Flipkart and fork out ₹7999 for your very own Moto E (black and white variants available). There are also a slew of special offers on at the moment, including ‘no-cost’ EMIs, a free 32GB microSD card, and discounts on the Moto Pulse headset.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, the Moto E3 Power is indeed eligible for the Reliance Jio welcome offer.