Lenovo Moto E3


Lenovo Moto E3
Lenovo Moto E3 (Moto E Series)
Mediatek MT6735P 4 x 1 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, grease and water resistant finish, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 4.84 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 32 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41); bandwidth (download/​upload): 150MBit/s / ​50MBit/s (LTE); SAR rate: 0.512 W/kg (head), 0.82 W/kg (body), LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 143.8 x 71.6 ( = 0.33 x 5.66 x 2.82 in)
10.6 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 8 MPix autofocus, LED flash, 720p videos
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: front-sided speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, power supply, USB cable, 12 Months Warranty, FM radio, fanless
141 g ( = 4.97 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
129 Euro



Average Score: 70.14% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 38%, features: 47%, display: 76% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto E3

79% Lenovo Moto E3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Moto Cheap. The affordable Moto E3 is an entry-level smartphone with a water-resistant finish and relatively large battery. The budget of 130 Euros (~$140, RRP) is quite tight but Lenovo is a specialist in offering a lot of smartphone for little money...
60% Moto E3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Moto E3 isn’t a bad phone, but it’s hamstrung by terrible performance, a frustrating Android experience, and the proposed lack of future software updates. A shame, since it has a decent screen and offers great standby time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Das brand neue Moto E (3rd Gen)!
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2016
72% Moto E3, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Análisis del Motorola Moto E3
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
Moto E3, Ventajas y Desventajas de un móvil poco Ambicioso
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; waterproof; good connectivity; nice performance. Negative: Weak hardware; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2017
Prueba Moto e3, una ganga por fuera y por dentro
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; decent cameras; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2017
60% Lenovo Moto E3 – Compromissen sluiten
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Motorola Moto E3 review: Prima toestel mist Moto-magie
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Lenovo Moto E3
Source: Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review Moto E 2016: pure voldoening voor de instappers
Source: Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice design. Negative: Mediocre hardware; poor cameras in low light condition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016
Test Du Lenovo Moto E3 : Un Smartphone Sans Chichis
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Good built quality; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2016


ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6735P: A 64-bit quad-core SoC (4x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1 GHz and designed for inexpensive tablets and smartphones. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.141 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

70.14%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-10-20 (Update: 2016-10-20)