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Moto E3



The Motorola Moto E3 has now been discontinued.

For the replacement models, please view the Moto E4 and E4 Plus

Motorola Moto E3 (SIM Free / UK)

The Moto E range has long been everything an entry-level phone should be. Reliable, long-lasting and, above all, affordable. This newest edition brings 4G / LTE support for those that would like it.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

All smartphone stock from Clove Technology is sold SIM Free and Unlocked. A Moto E3 bought from us is guaranteed to work with any UK or European network provider.

Reasons to buy Moto E3

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow - stay up to date with the latest Android version and quick upgrades
  • 4G / LTE support - connect to the fastest available mobile networks
  • 5" 1280x720p HD display – great quality screen, perfect for viewing all your photos and media
  • Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB - save pictures and music to an SD to complement the standard 8GB storage

Colour and memory variants

The Moto E (3rd Generation) is sold with 8 GB storage / 1 GB RAM and comes in both Black and White single SIM models.

Box Contents

  • Moto E3 4G (SIM Free / UK) handset
  • Micro USB data cable
  • Warranty and quick start documentation


Marketing teams the world over would try and have you believe that everyone needs a £500 portable computer in their pockets, capable of simultaneously playing detailed games, downloading entire television series and connecting to half a dozen accessories.

For many of us though, the above is simply not what we'll ever be doing. If all you require is a modern phone that is more than capable of storing all your contacts and messages, plus be able to access the web and install recent applications, then the Motorola Moto E3 could be just for you.

Entry level endurance

At a great price, the Moto E3 features some great specifications available at this price point. It’s a significant improvement over the Moto E (2nd Generation), especially when you look at the screen. Moto have given us a 5" inch 1080 x 720p HD display which wouldn’t look out of place on a handset twice its price.

Some cheaper phones might offer some similar specs but often take a hit in one area or another. However the Moto E3 is a brilliant all rounder and should remain a phone you can rely on for a number of years.

Google Android 6.0 Lollipop

The latest version of Google's OS, Android 6 is installed on the Moto E3.

New features in Android 6.0 include improved security and a new permissions model. This means that when you install new applications, they have to ask you when they access certain features of the system such as the camera or your contacts list. You can then allow or deny that access, giving you more control over your phone.

Memory management has changed in Android 6.0 too. For several years, you haven't been able to install apps directly to an SD card. Instead it could only be used to store media such as pictures, videos and music.

Now when you install a memory card, Android will ask you if you want to make it part of the internal storage. If you do this then it is as if the card is 'part' of the phone, so you can properly increase your storage and run apps off the card. The only trade off is that you will now not be able to swap that card out to another phone - it will have to stay in the phone.

Finally there have been several improvements to battery life and power saving. Android 6.0 now puts apps to sleep in a much better fashion.

If you regularly leave apps running without closing them down, Android is now clever enough to stop them draining the battery but still let them wake up if they receive information.


With a 2,800 mAh battery, the new Moto E3 has improved its battery size from the 2nd generation Moto. With a battery this big you will be sure to get a full days use. Dash to school or work in the morning, meet up with family or friends. Then head out for the evening. All without worrying about stopping to recharge.

Services and software

The Android system will provide you with most of the applications you should need, including Gmail, Maps, Photo Gallery, Hangouts for texting, Drive for documents and many more. You will also have access to Google Play to be able to install new applications from the Internet.

Motorola do not add much to the system, keeping the software close to stock Android so that leaves you to the personalisation of the device. There are a few apps installed though - Motorola Migrate helps you transfer content from an old phone to your new Moto E3. You will also have Moto Assist and Alert, which work in combination with your calendar and contacts, to provide you with useful updates and reminders, throughout the day.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0 (M)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1 GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelMediatek MT6735p
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)32GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity8 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeTFT
  • Resolution 1280x720p HD
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0 LE
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 b,g,n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB v2.0
  • PowermicroUSB v2.0
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels8 MP
  • FlashLED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3/eAAC /WAV/Flac player
  • Recording
  • FormatsDivX/WMV/MP4/H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2800
  • TypeLi-Ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions143 x 71.4 x 8.55 to 9.5
Weight 135g
Warranty24 months


Will my phone work

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


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