Tracfone Moto E Android Smartphone is Available!This post provides details and specs for the Moto E XT830C which is has recently become available for use with Tracfone We will continue to update as more information arrives.
|Moto E for Tracfone Now Available|
The Motorola XT830C, which is more commonly referred to as simply the Moto E, is a powerful little smartphone running Android 4.4 and giving users a 4.3" touchscreen.
UPDATE: The Moto E is now available from several sources, including eBay, and Target stores. See below for links to the phone.
The Moto E comes from a small family of three phones produced by Motorola and is the lowest cost. The higher end Moto X, and extremely popular mid-level Moto G fill out this selection of highly rated phones. While there are some reports of the Moto G working with Tracfone BYOP, it is anything but easy or certain, so the Moto E may be the next best thing for many Tracfone customers.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style (not yet released) and the LG Optimus Fuel (available) are the two previous new phones to come to Tracfone. Each have upgrades that other Tracfone Androids don't have, but they still don't have everything consumers are looking for. Perhaps with the Moto E, and two other smartphones new to Tracfone, users will find a mobile device that fits their needs.
Along with the newly released Moto E, there are two more exciting phones currently available. The LG L41C Ultimate 2 and Alcatel A564C which each sport screens larger than 4.5" inches (more information on these phones available at the links above!). Many Tracfone users have been hoping for Android devices with screens larger than 4", so these phones are very exciting to hear about.
Let's take a closer look at what the Moto E offers, including some of the important specifications.
Tracfone Moto E Specifications and What to ExpectThe Moto E is better than some of Tracfones other smartphones like the LG Optimus Dynamic II and LG Optimus Fuel in several areas. (But each phone has certain strengths and weaknesses). The two biggest features for the Moto E that set it apart are the 4.3" screen, and 1GB of RAM.
Below is the full list of features and specs for the Moto E:
|Tracfone Moto E|
- Android 4.4
- 3G on Verizon CDMA Networks
- 5MP Rear Camera
- Micro USB 2.0 port
- 3.5mm Headphones
- 4GB Micro SD Card
- FM Radio
- Handsfree Speaker, MMS, Alarm clock
- MP3 Player, Proximity Sensor
- Call Waiting, Caller ID, Voice Dialing
- Triple Minutes for Life
Moto E Specs and Features:
- Size: 4.91" x 2.55" x 0.48"
- 4.3" qHD Touchscreen at 256ppi (540x960) and Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.2 Ghz Dual-core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 4 GB Internal Memory, up to 32 GB External MicroSD slot
- Weight: 5 ounces
- 1980 mAh battery with 16.5 hrs talk time/30 days standby
Some of you might be very excited for the opportunity to have a Tracfone Smartphone with a dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The Moto E is expected to be a great overall smartphone with its solid features and specs. And because it was made in partnership with Google, it will likely continue to be updated with the latest Android OS.
We could go on about the 4.3" screen, 1.2 Ghz processor, and all the other specs, but you probably get the idea that the Moto E comes with many features that beat Tracfone's other smartphones. However, the lack of a front facing camera (which the Alcatel Onetouch and LG Ultimate 2 both have, is a bit disappointing).
But let's move on and look at where the newly released Moto E might even be available.
A quick note, as one visitor mentioned in the comments, the Moto E doesn't have a front facing camera, nor flash, and the battery cannot be removed. These are some cons for the phone worth being aware of.
What to Expect and Where is the Tracfone Moto E Available?The Moto E will be for use on Verizon CDMA towers and you can probably expect the same kind of service as many of Tracfone's other current smartphones.
All of Tracfone's Android smartphones come with Triple Minutes for Life, and minutes are separated into talk, text and data. For a full explanation about this, view our Guide to How Minutes Work with Tracfone Android Phones.
Now, the big question most of you are asking is, where can you find the Moto E?
The Moto E is popping up in several places online, starting at $99:
Tracfone Moto E on Amazon - $99
Tracfone Moto E on eBay - $99
Tracfone Moto E with 600 Minutes on eBay - $129
Tracfone Moto E with 1200 Minutes on eBay - $149
You can also find the Moto E on the ShopCellDeals website.
Some people have also found the Moto E in Target stores.
The retail price for an unlocked Moto E is about $120 and the Tracfone Moto E for is available for a little less, but may still eventually be listed on the Tracfone website for $120.
We will keep you updated with the latest information on the Moto E. As soon as we find it available we will update this page. Stay even more up to date by following us on Facebook where we share lots of information on the latest Tracfone devices, as well as Tracfone Promo Codes!
For more on the Moto E, take a look at the Tracfone Motorola XT830C Tutorial.
If you're looking for a new phone, be sure to visit our Cell Phone reviews page where we have a list of all our reviews of Tracfone cell phones.
You might also find our Guide to the Tracfone Family Value Plan useful because it shares all the details on how to put your whole family on a monthly no-contract Tracfone plan! (And all for less than $10 per phone!)
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