The new Moto G Fast and Moto E are affordable Android smartphones for the US and Canada

The new Moto G Fast and Moto E are affordable Android smartphones for the US and Canada

This morning, Motorola is taking the wraps off two new devices in the popular Moto G and Moto E families. The Moto G Fast and new Moto E are decently-specced yet affordable Android smartphones for the U.S. market, which is something we don’t see a lot. As the name implies, the Moto G Fast is a mid-range phone with speed in mind, while the Moto E is a continuation of the company’s high-quality low-end offerings.

Moto G Fast

The Moto G Fast is a phone that Motorola prematurely posted a video for last week, and it’s essentially a rebranded Moto G8 for the United States. It features a 6.4-inch HD+ display with a single hole-punch cutout in the top-left corner. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

Motorola put a lot of emphasis on the cameras on the Moto G Fast. The main camera is 16MP while the secondary cameras are an 8MP wide-angle and a 2MP macro camera. The wide-angle lens has a FOV of 118-degrees, while the macro lens has a minimum 2cm focus distance. To wrap things up, the Moto G Fast has a 4,000mAh battery, supports 10W charging, has a USB Type-C port, and has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

SpecificationMoto G Fast
Display6.4-inch, HD+, single hole-punch
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 665
RAM3GB
Storage32GB (expandable)
Rear Camera(s)
  • 16MP (f/1.7, 1.12μm)
  • 2MP (f/2.2, 1.75μm) | macro | minimum 2cm focus distance
  • 8MP (f/2.2, 1.12μm) | 118° ultra-wide angle
Front Camera8MP
Battery4000mAh, 10W charging
PortsUSB-C, headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 10
SecurityFingerprint scanner (physical)

Moto E 2020

The Moto E has long been Motorola’s lowest-end offering, yet it continues to get more impressive features. This time around, the new Moto E has dual cameras. The display is 6.2-inches at HD+ resolution with a centered notch cutout. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and has 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

Like the Moto G Fast, Motorola is touting the cameras with the new Moto E. The main camera is 13MP and it’s joined by a 2MP depth sensor. The depth sensor allows you to play with portrait modes and blurred backgrounds, something that’s not available on a lot of devices in this price range. Rounding things out, the Moto E has a 3,550mAh battery, supports 5W charging, has a micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

SpecificationMoto E 2020
Display6.2-inch, HD+, 19:9, notch
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 632
RAM2GB
Storage32GB (expandable)
Rear Camera(s)
  • 13MP (f/2.0, 1.12um) | PDAF
  • 2MP (f/2.2, 1.75um) | depth
Front Camera5MP
Battery3550mAh, 5W charging
PortsMicro-USB, headphone jack
SoftwareAndroid 10
SecurityFingerprint scanner (physical)

Pricing & Availability

The Moto G Fast will be available unlocked in the U.S. starting June 12th from Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers. Pre-orders begin today and it costs $199.99. It will subsequently be available at Boost Mobile. In Canada, it will be available starting this summer at TELUS, Bell, and Rogers, and on Motorola.ca.

The new Moto E will be available unlocked in the US starting June 12th as well at the aforementioned retailers. Pre-orders begin today for $149.99. Subsequently, it will go on sale on T-Mobile, Metro, Boost Mobile, US Cellular, Consumer Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, Republic Wireless, and Verizon pre-paid. In Canada, it will be available starting this summer at TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Virgin, Lucky Mobile, Fido, chatr, SaskTel, Videotron, Freedom Mobile, and Motorola.ca.