Date of publication: 2017-10-29 10:57
This week the Motorola-made Moto E9 for Verizon is on our review desk, and things are looking up. This device is one of the lowest-cost Motorola smartphones ever made, made to take the place of the Moto G as king of the budget smartphones. Where the Moto G was one of the most inspiring low-cost high-quality phones made in the past half-decade, the Moto E9 is the less-hyped but better-suited tiny monster that 8217 s now the best value smartphone available through Verizon and soon other carriers, too.
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One of the most solid choices for entry-level phones comes from Motorola and its Moto E9. There are always going to be better phones you could have, like the Moto E9 Plus. And you can always get them unlocked.
This device has a fingerprint scanner which works fairly quick. The fingerprint sensor is included in SOME models, including the unlocked Moto E9, Moto E9 for Verizon (the one we have here), and the US Cellular version. There 8217 s no NFC, but there is GPS, and there 8217 s a set of sensors including proximity, light, accelerometer, and magnetometer (e-compass).
This device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 925 OR a Qualcomm Snapdragon 927, depending on the model the user purchases. The differences between these processors is just about as minimal as it gets connectivity to one carrier or the other, not much of anything that matters to the end user who already has a carrier in mind. Both processors have the same base clock speed, the same power, etcetera.
As the highest-end phones improve, the standard set for everything beneath them rises. And as smartphones in general become increasingly commodified , the line between “the best” and “good enough” shrinks.
T-Mobile today said its prepaid unit MetroPCS will offer the Motorola Moto E9 smartphone beginning July 81. The handset features a metal design, 5-inch 725p HD screen, and 2,855mAh battery.
But if you 8217 re in the one in a million position where a Moto E9 on Verizon Prepaid works best for you, Walmart has a deal that takes it down to $.
Below is a gallery of photos captured with the Moto E9. These photos were resized, but not edited in any other way. This is no Pixel but it 8217 s just as good, and better, than previous Moto E and Moto G phones. Several of these devices in Motorola 8217 s past cost more than this E9, and their cameras didn 8217 t measure up to what we 8217 ve got here.
There are times where the low cost shows. The processor is slow, the display is hard to view in sunlight and the camera is sluggish to process shots. If this is a deal breaker, you can pay a bit more for one of Motorola's other budget phones that have higher specs.
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