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Moto E has latest Android KitKat, low priceMotorola's latest cheap phone brings a 4.3-inch display to the party, as well as cutting-edge Android. Find everything you need to know in our hands-on video.
[MUSIC]. Motorola has been doing a, good job recently of making great smart phones that won't cost you the earth. It's latest effort it this, the MotoE. Let's investigate. So let's start with the basics, the design. This isn't a, smart phone goliath like the Galaxy Note 3. It's not huge. It's actually quite compact. It's not the slimmest phone I've ever seen. But, it does feel quite nice. It feels quite sturdy. I like the curves around the back. It feels quite nicely designed. If white's not your style, it does come in, a bunch of other colors as well, so it is slightly customizable. This is a 4.3 inch display, it has a 960 by 540 pixel resolution. Now, that's not especially high, there are smartphones out there with higher resolutions. But, it looks all right to me. I've seen more luxurious screens, but bear in mind that this is quite a cheap phone. I think it will handle the basics like email, Facebook just fine. In size there's a 1.2 gigahertz, dual core processor that's backed up by one gigabyte of RAM. Again, not the most powerful, tech specs, but it doesn't feel that slow. Moving around the, home screens and surfing around Android, it feels quite slick. Rounding things off is a five megapixel camera on the back. Now, as you can probably tell, this isn't the most powerful phone out there, but one thing that is great, is that it has the most recent version of Android. That's Android version 4.4.2, also known as chit chat, and it's great to see, a more modest mobile like this getting access to cutting edge software. So, finally, what about the all important price? Well, this thing is going to cost, around $130 off contract in the US, and 89 pounds in the UK. So, it is cheap, but is it good value? [MUSIC] We'll find out more in the full review, so stay tuned, check out cnet.com for more, on the [INAUDIBLE] and this is Motorola MotoE. [MUSIC]