Motorola Moto E20, E30 and E40

Newest Motorola's budget phones

Nov. 27, 2021

During the months of October and November 2021 Motorola has launched three new models of its economic Moto E range, these are the Moto E20, Moto E30 and Moto E40 models. They are models with a very similar appearance and very similar characteristics. Next we will break down the main differences between them.

Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E30
Motorola Moto E30
Motorola Moto E40
Motorola Moto E40
Inherited from the Motorola Moto G20

A few months ago we published an article about the Motorola Moto G20, a 6.5-inch large screen phone that stands out for integrating a new low-end Unisoc T700 processor that offers acceptable performance at a very competitive price.

Motorola Moto G20
Motorola Moto G20

The new Moto E seems to inherit from the Moto G20, but cutting features and costs especially in the cameras, and in the amount of memory and storage. It seemed impossible to cut back on the Moto G20, but Motorola has succeeded, creating three new models for a rather overloaded budget phone market.

The new Moto E have a 6.5-inch screen and a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. They are very similar in size and weigh between 184 and 200 grams. They integrate a Unisoc processor with a maximum frequency between 1.6 and 1.8 GHz. Neither model has NFC or support for 5G networks.

Motorola Moto E20

The Moto E20 is the simplest model of all. Unlike the rest of the models, the screen does not have the option to use a refresh rate of 90 Hz.

Motorola Moto E20
Motorola Moto E20

The Moto E20 incorporates very modest cameras by today's standards, and has only 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage. The reduced memory capacity forces Motorola to install Android Go Edition, a version intended for low-end and ultra-cheap devices.

It integrates the Unisoc T606 1.6 GHz processor, more modest than the Unisoc T700 of the other models. The battery has a 4,000 mAh capacity, 20% lower than the other models, probably due to the lower power requirements of the processor. Thanks to the smaller battery, the phone is slightly thinner and lighter.

The Moto E20 is available in two colors, dark gray (Graphite Gray) and greenish blue (Coastal Blue).

Motorola Moto E20 Gris
Motorola Moto E20 Graphite Gray
Motorola Moto E20 Azul
Motorola Moto E20 Coastal Blue
Motorola Moto E30

The Moto E30 is the intermediate model. Improves the Moto E20 in almost every way.

Motorola Moto E30
Motorola Moto E30

The screen supports a refresh rate of 90 Hz, it has three rear cameras of 48 + 2 + 2 MP and a front camera of 8 MP. It integrates the Unisoc T700 1.8 GHz processor and a larger battery with a 5,000 mAh capacity.

Despite the improvements, it maintains 2 GB of memory and 32 GB of storage, and the Android Go Edition operating system.

The Moto E30 is available in two colors, dark gray (Mineral Gray) and dark blue (Digital Blue).

Motorola Moto E30 Gris
Motorola Moto E30 Mineral Gray
Motorola Moto E30 Azul
Motorola Moto E30 Digital Blue
Motorola Moto E40

The Moto E40 is the top model, and closest in features to the Moto G20.

Motorola Moto E40
Motorola Moto E40

It maintains the same screen, cameras, processor and battery as the Moto E30, but with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage, allowing the use of a standard version of the Android 11 operating system.

The Moto E40 is available in two colors, dark gray (Carbon Gray) and light brown (Pink Clay).

Motorola Moto E40
Motorola Moto E40


The price of all models is between 100 and 150 €.


If you are looking for a 6.5-inch phone that is very inexpensive but from a recognized brand, the Motorola Moto E20 can be a very interesting option. If you are willing to spend a little more, the rest of the models incorporate improvements in each and every one of the aspects and for very little money. Finally, if you want to take a leap in quality but without leaving the budget mobile segment, the Motorola G20 is still a very valid option.

As a summary, the following table shows the most significant differences:

  Moto E20 Moto E30 Moto E40 Moto G20
Operating System Android 11 Go Edition Android 11
Thickness 8.5 mm 9.1 mm
Weight 184 grams 198 grams 200 grams
Screen 6.5 inches
Refresh Rate 60 Hz 90 Hz
Rear Camera 2 lenses (13 + 2 MP) 3 lenses (48 + 2 + 2 MP) 4 lenses (48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP)
Front Camera 5 MP (circular notch) 8 MP (hole) 13 MP (circular notch)
Memory 2 GB 4 GB
Storage 32 GB 64 GB 64/128 GB
Processor Unisoc T606 (1.6 GHz) Unisoc T700 (1.8 GHz)
Battery 4,000 mAh 5,000 mAh

Below you can consult other Movilable pages with technical and comparative information on these models: