Good morning all! Like last time, I've once again got a surprise review for you all. This time around I'll probably keep it a bit short though. Mostly because I'm still hungover and right now all I want is to shower and crawl back into bed and pass out to the Futurama marathon that is currently on.
So before I get on with it I'd like to say this time around this phone isn't for me or my lady friend or backup phone purposes. This one is for a coworker. We needed a smartphone by Monday and one we could get on the cheap and off contract, which gave me the opportunity to suggest the Moto E. A phone I've been advocating we switch over to instead of the Blackberrys or iPhones we tend to get.
The phone itself we paid $150 for off of Amazon. Normally I'd buy from Motorola, but we seriously needed this for Monday morning and that ruled out buying from Motorola. Buying from them means waiting 2-3 days, Amazon has the Moto E available for Prime (which I've got) and that means I can get it in 2 days for free or pay an extra $8 and get it overnight. Considering I ordered the phone at nearly 3 PM yesterday and UPS was banging on my door when I woke up at 10 AM I can say I made the right shipping choice.
Onward and upward though!
Figured I'd put the pictures up and then get with the writing. Also it required less effort than thinking right now.
Anyway, out of the box the device came with 4.4.2, I suppose that has more to do with the fact that the device came from Amazon instead of Motorola. Various people had reported receiving theirs with 4.4.3 out of the box, but on devices they ordered straight from Motorola.
Of note is that the Motorola Alert app does not come pre-installed on the device. It was my understanding that it did, not sure if that's just my device or what. Either way it can be easily installed through the Play Store.
Beyond that, as far as Motorola apps go, it has the standard applications you'd expect. All the stock Google ones and Motorola Assist and Migrate, the latter two of which I've mentioned and written about before in my Moto G LTE review .