Motorola this month began selling the Moto E, a low-cost smartphone available for $129 with no contract.
The Moto E is Motorola's latest effort to go after customers who want high-quality devices but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars or get stuck with multiyear contracts.
The Times' Katie Landan and I will unbox a Moto E. Watch us live at 3:30 p.m. PDT.
Despite its affordable price tag, the Moto E offers numerous high-quality features.
The Moto E features a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest version of Google's mobile software. It also includes a 5-megapixel rear camera, and uses a dual-core 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor.
Among the few downsides to the Moto E is its limited 4 gigabytes of storage, although customers can expand the storage with a microSD card. The Moto E is also unable to connect to 4G LTE networks, meaning Internet speeds will be noticeably slower than on top-of-the-line devices.