Current Moto G is being replaced by the soon to be out Moto E, but is better even if it's an older version?

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I was all ready to upgrade from my old school LG flip phone to a MOTO G in stock, but the Koodo Service Rep told me that she would be getting the new MOTO E phones in a few weeks and that I should wait because it's a better phone (in her opinion). However, from the "moto g vs. moto e" research I've done. The experts seem to think the moto e is worse than the moto g in almost every way. What am I missing? Why would the newer moto e be worse than it's predecessor the moto g? Also, don't newer versions usually ascend in the alphabet rather than decend? What is Motorola thinking?
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Sales talk apparently. Unload what you have in stock.

Used to work in a camera store. Any problem returns were put back on the shelves. Let the next customer deal with the mfgr while we had our cash.

G beats out E on just about every point.
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Looking at the Moto E's specifications, a smaller screen, battery, dual core processor, (versus Moto G's quad core processor) and less onboard memory tell me that the Moto E is a severely scaled down version of the Moto G. The Moto E does have expandable storage but that's where the compliments end.

The Moto E might be a good starter or 'first' phone for someone who wants an affordable entry level Android device.

I haven't heard any mention of the Moto E coming to Koodo from the higher ups or through social media, so I'm not sure where this rep is getting her information from.
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I've been looking on Amazon and they have a few "Moto E" phones at different price points. One of them is a "2nd generation" 4G LTE Moto E that seems to have more impressive specs than what I've been reading in the "Moto E vs. Moto G" comparos. I'm hoping that this is the one that the Koodo Rep was talking about...
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The one Koodo will be getting is indeed the new Moto E. So it is a quad core processor still, same screen size, expandable memory, and will be running lollipop out of the box.
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Thanks Mark for clearing that up.
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This might help :

The 2nd gen moto E is a significant improvement over the 1st gen moto E, and indeed, comparable to the moto G.
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love the Moto G sorry to see it go best phone I've ever has

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