- 4.5" 960x540 qHD IPS LCD display
- 1.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Memory
- MicroSD Card Slot (up to 32GB)
- 4G LTE/WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS
- 5MP rear + 0.3MP front facing cameras
- 2390 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Editor's Notes & Price Research
For a full review of the Motorola Mote E LTE Smartphone, head over to CNET.
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CDMA/EVDO: 0, 1
EDGE: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
HSPA+: 850MHZ, 1700+2100MHz (AWS), 1900MHz
LTE: Bands 2, 4, 5, 13
Verizon model (XT1528) bands missing compared to ATT GoPhone model:
for AT&T (missing 4G LTE band 17)
for T-Mobile (missing 4G LTE band 12)
Yes. To use on GSM operators like AT&T and T-Mobile, you can either enter a handful of ADB commands (here ), or play settings musical chairs via the "Network" app you can download from the Play store (here ).
Verizon Postpaid Usage?
As of January 17th, in order to use Verizon Prepaid devices on postpaid, you must activate it on prepaid and pay the first month's payment ($30). If you swap in your postpaid SIM prior to making a payment, your postpaid account will become HOTLINED, which disables your phone service until you contact customer service to remove it (putting your postpaid SIM back in its original phone will not remove hotlining).
If you know someone who has Verizon Prepaid service, you can avoid the first month payment fee by swapping in their prepaid SIM into this phone for a bit, maybe make a test call/text, and then swap your SIM in.
Root and Unlockable Bootloader?
No and no. The AT&T/GoPhone/Cricket-branded XT1527 and the Verizon XT1528 do not qualify for the Motorola Bootloader Unlock website. All other variants do. The only way to get root is by flashing via TWRP recovery, and the only way to flash TWRP recovery is by unlocking the bootloader.
Motorola has stated that they will not be releasing the Marshmallow update to US variants. Since the bootloader is locked, there is no way to flash another variant's firmware or a custom ROM.