Moto E3

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Moto E3
Moto E3 Power
ManufacturerMotorola Mobility
First releasedJuly/September 2016
PredecessorMoto E (2nd generation)
SuccessorMoto E4
RelatedMoto G4
Moto Z
Operating systemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735P
GPUMali T720 GPU
Memory1/2 GB RAM
Storage8/16 GB
Battery2800 / 3500 mAh
Display5.0-inch, 720 by 1280 pixels
Rear camera8 MP with LED flash
Front camera5 MP
WebsiteSee bottom of article

The Moto E3 (model XT1700) and the Moto E3 Power (model XT1706) are Android smartphones developed by Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Lenovo. These phones make up the third generation of the low-end Motorola Moto E series.[1] Released in September 2016 in India[2] exclusively via Flipkart, the E3 Power sold a record 100,000 units on its first day of sale.[3][4] (The base E3, on the other hand, was never launched in India; it was launched elsewhere.) The phones have a similar design to the Moto G3 and come in black or white. They come with a much larger-than-average battery for a budget smartphone. The Moto E3 Power is one of the few budget smartphones which supports rapid charging.[5]

The Moto E3 Power has been compared to the very similar but slightly-pricier Moto G4 Play with the main differences being the E3 Power having a larger battery and the G4 Play having a better CPU (Snapdragon 410).[6]

The phone is currently set to stay on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and will not be upgraded to the newer Android 7.0 Nougat.[7][8]


Online professional reviews praised the Moto E3 Power's battery life; their main complaints were regarding the phone's performance.

Speedier competitors include the Moto G4 and others.

Generation comparison[edit]

1st Gen (2014) 2nd Gen (2015) 3rd Gen (base/Power) (2016)
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB 8/16 GB
Display 4.3 inch 4.5 inch (256 ppi) 5.0 inch (294 ppi)
Processor Snapdragon 200 4G - Snapdragon 410
3G - Snapdragon 200
1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735P
Memory 1 GB 1 GB 1/2 GB
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP 8 MP
Front camera No Yes, 0.3 MP Yes, 5 MP
Flash No No Yes
Quick launch camera none Double twist Press power twice
Android version 4.4 KitKat (at launch) 5.0.2 Lollipop (at launch) 6.0 Marshmallow
Removable battery No, 1980 mAh No, 2390 mAh Yes, 2800 mAh[9] / 3500 mAh

All three generations use micro-SIMs and use micro-USB B power connectors.


  1. ^ Moto E3 Power First Impressions, Gadgets 360, 20 September 2016
  2. ^ Lenovo's water resistant Moto E3 Power launched in India for $120, Mashable
  3. ^ Moto e3 Power: 1 lakh units sold on launch day, claims Flipkart, The Indian Express
  4. ^ Moto E3 Power makes history in India with 100,000 sales in first day, Android Authority
  5. ^ Best Moto E3 Power Tips and Tricks, Android Beat, October 2016
  6. ^ Motorola Moto G Play (4th Gen) vs Moto E3 Power: Same Breed, But Differ Largely, MakTechBlog, 23 September 2016
  7. ^ "Moto E3 Power won't be getting Nougat, Motorola confirms". Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  8. ^ "N is for Nougat: Android 7.0 is coming to your favorite Moto phones". Retrieved 2017-02-03.
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