In September 2021, Motorola lifted the curtain on the Moto E20. It stands out first and foremost for its price, making it one of the most affordable in the brand's lineup. It runs the Android 11 Go operating system, a special version for budget devices with 2 GB of RAM or less. Everything about the Moto E20 - its design, materials and specs - is in keeping with its budget class. The device has a water-repellent coating that gives it extra protection in case water drips on it or you're working outdoors in light rain.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Motorola Moto E20 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, September 15
- Colors: Blue, Gray
- Dimensions: 164.8 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm.
- Weight: 184 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Dual, 13MP
- Chipset: Unisoc T606
- CPU: Octa-core (1.6 GHz Cortex A75 & X.X GHz Cortex A55)
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM
- Battery: 4000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11 (Go edition)
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Often, consumers orient themselves about the qualities of smartphones by the popularity of the manufacturer and the beauty of the design, forgetting about their functionalities and technical parameters. Moto E20 can offer a good balance in this regard.
Visually, the smartphone doesn't stand out with an ingenious design solution. However, it is recognizable by its back. It has an embossed texture and creates a pleasant feeling in the palm. The front panel has a screen with small bezels, except for the bottom one. On the rear, you'll find the fingerprint scanner, which will delight you with smooth and fast operation. All this makes a good impression.
Against the backdrop of quite a few budget devices on the market, the Moto E20 looks value for money. You will find it in the market in two colors - blue and green.
The smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch IPS display that has a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The latter metric negatively affects the picture quality. The brightness is average, and you won't have any problems working with the Moto E20 indoors. However, under the bright sunlight outside - yes.
The Moto E20's screen is large enough to comfortably use a variety of content.
The Moto E20 is built without pretension to offer the best. Underneath its shell, we see a Unisoc T606 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a Mali G57MP1 graphics accelerator. These provide a smooth running Android 11 interface. In case you use the smartphone primarily for making calls, using messengers, web browsing and social networking, the chipset will not disappoint. However, it won't show such satisfactory results when you start playing games. Especially modern ones require more serious features.
The internal storage is also modest - only 32 GB, and the manufacturer has provided the option to use a memory card in the MicroSD slot.
The budget Moto E20 offers budget cameras. You shouldn't expect artificial intelligence, a set of innovative filters or even shooting modes. The rear panel interestingly positions the two modules - a 13-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. The main camera is wide-angle and complemented by an LED flash. It can record video at 1080 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second. Identical in this respect are the capabilities of the front camera. It itself is a single, 5-megapixel and handles its tasks well.
With the 13- and 2-megapixel cameras, you will be able to capture important moments of your daily life. However, the quality of the photos will be mediocre in most cases in terms of detail and amount of noise. If you choose to take photos in low light, you'll need to work on them. Today there are various photo editors that will do a good job for you.
Autonomy is one of the benchmarks the Moto E20 boasts. Behind its beautiful exterior lies a 4000 mAh battery. Given the economical IPS display, you can count on about a day and a half of active interaction with the device.
The manufacturer has provided a 10W charger. Thus, recharging the Moto E20 becomes faster and more adequate to the dynamic everyday life of the modern consumer.
Moto E20 is a smartphone that will cover the basic needs of many. It is designed to be convenient and affordable in terms of price. It does not claim to be exclusive. In its features, you will not notice support for contactless NFC payments. If you need this feature, look for another device.
This Motorola model represents an updated towards the end of 2021 representative of the low and medium price segment. Its main trump cards are the attractive looks and the long battery life. An additional plus are the fast and accurate fingerprint scanner located on the rear panel and the water-repellent coating. As cons we can point out the processor, graphics and the small RAM. To some extent, the manufacturer has tried to compensate for this shortcoming with a memory card slot and a large display on which you will be happy to watch videos, photos and other content.
Motorola Moto E20 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola Moto E20 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.