Second-gen Moto E
The Android 5.0-driven Moto E 2015. Motorola

Motorola's Moto E (2015), launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) to cater to budget smartphone buyers, is now being offered in the US for $100 without long-term contracts.

If you are a prospective buyer of the latest Moto E smartphone preferring a carrier-locked edition due to the device's affordability, then check out Sprint in the US.

The handset, under the offer, is available via Boost mobile (Sprint's prepaid subsidiary wing) for $99.99 (£66). Click here to navigate to Boost Mobile's online portal and purchase the Moto E (2015).

The Moto E (2015) model offered by Sprint's Boost Mobile, is the 4G-LTE variant. This aspect, plus the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) platform of the smartphone, should offer people looking at buying smartphones on a tight budget plenty to cheer about.

An unlocked Moto E (2015) 4G-LTE variant currently retails for $150 (£100) in the US.

Apart from Sprint and its prepaid wing Boost Mobile, the unlocked second-gen Moto E (in Black outer colour scheme) is available for pre-order on Best Buy at $150 (£100).

Virgin Mobile (also powered by Sprint) is all set to launch the Moto E (2015) officially covered by its wireless network service on 9 March.

Key technical aspects of Motorola Moto E (2015)

  • 4.5in IPS capacitive display, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating platform, out of the box
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor for 3G variant, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 for 4G LTE variant
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 32GB
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2390 mAh Li-Ion battery