Perfect Smart Phone For Dad

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are still my own. 

I titled this phone as the perfect smart phone for Dad, but this is not the case for ALL Dads. This smart phone is designed for the Dads who know they have to upgrade to a smart phone, but don’t want to have to learn that many bells and whistles. This is not the type of phone for a tech geek like my husband. For men like him, I would go with the new iPhone 6 or another more advanced cell phone.

When I saw the chance to review this phone, I immediately thought of my father-in-law. He is fascinated by smart phones and even shows interest in wanting one. Yet, he’s not overly keen on learning new ways of doing technical things. He’d much rather do welding or run a tractor and play with fires than learn some new thing with a computer. He’s very old school in many ways (of course, that is one of the features that I do like about him a lot.)

Basic Stats on the Moto E (2nd Gen) Phone:

Dimensions129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm (5.11 x 2.63 x 0.48 in)
Weight145 g (5.11 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.5 inches (~64.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution540 x 960 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3, oleophobic coating
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) – only XT1527
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 200 – 3G model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 – LTE model
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 – 3G model
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 – LTE model
GPUAdreno 302 – 3G model
Adreno 306 – LTE model
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal8 GB, 1 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus,
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, LE
RadioFM radio with RDS
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– DivX/WMV/MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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Why This Smart Phone is for Dad

This smart phone is for Dad because it’s simple to set up and easy to use. It doesn’t take hours to figure out how to use it. You turn it on and plug in your Google information and it’s practically ready to go.

Notice on the screen you have the option to make a call right away or take a picture with the phone. Once you touch the phone it goes to this next screen.

Everything you can possibly want to do is right at your fingertips. The Google settings are easy to maneuver. You have the ability to use Google+ and even use this phone for hangouts. I personally love the fact that it has Google Drive as a part of this phones features. This phone would make me more tempted to work using a phone than any other phone because it’s all Google based. Just about everything I do is Google based. It moves faster than my Nokia Lumia 830 phone too.

Jimmy loved this feature that he could touch his screen a certain way (it’s easy to figure out once you have in your hands) and he could make this pop up so he could quickly move between tabs like he does on his computer. I must admit I was impressed with the tab layout of seeing it all on one screen. Even the other smart phones don’t have this feature.

One of the things that people who aren’t tech savvy have a hard time figuring out with ease is adding contacts to their phones. This phone makes it super easy to do. When you go to make a call you see three little dots to the left of the number you put in and you get these lovely options to adding contacts to your phone. Doesn’t that look easy to set up?

One touch calling can’t get any easier than this. I have to touch two buttons on my phone to be able to call someone. This literally has the ONE touch button for calling. This is something I miss having because I can remember having Del’s phone number stored on my Mom’s phone as a teenager and being able to quickly call him anytime she left the room by pushing ONE button. (Whether or not she ever noticed that fact on her phone she never said, but I believe she knew about Del and I’s secret relationship.) Considering my father-in-law is a truck driver, I love this feature for him because it makes me feel like he’s able to make calls in a safer manner on the road. (Even though he uses a headset for security purposes, but there are times it malfunctions. To his credit, he limits his calls while he’s driving as much as possible!)

I was informed that mentioning that it has many good games to choose from was vital to this review. Considering ALL the men in this family are video gamers and game players in general, I can see why that was vital that I add this bit of knowledge in the review. This phone processes things very quickly. It is lightning fast.

As you can see this phone is well worth getting. Even for an avid tech junkie like myself, it would make me happy to get this phone. It retails for $119.99. All things considered, I feel this phone is worth the money. You can find out more information about this phone by visiting Motorola’s website.

Do you think this smart phone for Dad would make for a good Father’s Day gift for some man in your life? 




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “Perfect Smart Phone For Dad”

  1. I did not know about this phone and from your review it does look like a great choice for anyone who is more laid back about their techy phone. Nice review Crystal.


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