Motorola updates its budget lineup with the new Moto E and Moto G Fast

From The Verge: Motorola has a pair of new budget smartphones: the entry-level $149.99 Motorola E and the $199.99 Moto G Fast. The two new phones help solidify Motorola’s lineup across the budget and midrange space, with the Moto E and the Moto G Fast joining the already released Moto G Power ($249.99) and G Stylus ($299.99).

For comparisons to last year’s lineup, the new Moto E replaces the old Moto E6, while the G Fast replaces the G7 Play. As with the other G-series phones launched earlier this year, Motorola appears to be fully abandoning the numbering system it had previously used.

The G Fast bears a strong resemblance to the Moto G Power and G Stylus, with a similar design and a 19:9 hole-punch display. But nearly all the specs on the new G Fast are downgraded compared to its pricier siblings: while it shares the same Snapdragon 665 processor, it only offers 3GB of RAM (instead of 4GB), just 32GB of internal storage (versus 64GB and 128GB on the G Power and Stylus, respectively), and the display is a 720p panel, instead of the 1080p panel found on the other G-series phones.

The Moto E, on the other hand, is a more substantial upgrade compared to last year’s E6. The phone has jumped up in size from a 5.5-inch screen to a 6.2-inch panel (although still at 720p) with a teardrop notch (although there’s still a hefty chin for a bottom bezel). There’s also a rear fingerprint sensor, which is a first for the E lineup.

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