Motorola's low-end phone lineup is getting crowded, especially since last-generation models are still available for purchase months after being replaced. There's the old Moto G, the old Moto G with LTE, the old Moto E, the new Moto G, and now two different flavors of second-generation Moto E. Every single one of them is available for between $100 and $200.
No single low-end Motorola is definitively better than all the others, but the new $150 Moto E with LTE makes a strong case for itself. It's got more storage than the old one, surprisingly good specs, and a smallish 4.5-inch display that will appeal to people who think the 5-inch Moto G got too big.
On top of all those features, the new Moto E packs in the other things that reviewers and users tend to praise about the Moto phones: a relatively clean load of a modern version of Android, a basic but attractive design, and better build quality than you'd expect. Like other Motos before it, it strives to offer the basics without frills or unnecessary embellishment. While our review of the original Moto E was lukewarm, we like this new one quite a bit better.