Moto E4, E4 Plus First Impressions: Moto’s bid to budget segment

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Moto has finally launched both Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus smartphones in Indian market. These phones fall in the sub 10K segment. Moto E4 is only for offline market and Moto E4 Plus will be available only from Flipkart. I spent few time with these two phones to check initial impressions and read this article to know about it.

Before I start, let’s have a quick overview of the specifications.

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Moto E4 Plus Moto E4
Display  5.5-inch 720p display,  5-inch 720p display,
Processor  Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor
RAM  3GB  2GB
Storage  16GB/128GB expandable  32GB/128GB expandable
Rear Camera  13 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture   8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture
Front camera  5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash  5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
Connectivity  4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, micro USB. GPS  4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, micro USB. GPS
Battery  5000mAh  2800mAh
Price Rs. 9999  Rs. 8999

Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus phones are similar in design but different in size. The Moto E4 Plus is not just larger but offers better specs. Both phones have Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Both phones have metallic designs that offer good look and premium feel. Moto E4 is smaller and it weighs about 150 grams. The Moto E4 Plus weighs about 198 grams. The only thing I hate is the weight, but I accept that these are well-built.

The display is same but differs only in size. The display offers a decent experience. Both phones support Moto Display and the recent update has made it even better. Now you can also interact with notifications on Moto Display. If you perform any action, it will ask you to unlock the phone.

Both phones run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Moto specific gestures and apps. SO, you have stock Android experience with Moto’s useful tweaks. I personally like the Moto phone’s software experience.

Moto E4 Plus

Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus come 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor. Moto E4 has 2GB RAM and Moto E4 Plus has 3GB RAM. The chipset could be better and I was expecting the Snapdragon variant. But company tried to keep cost less. I don’t want to comment on performance but I guess that gaming performance will not be good.

Moto E4 Plus has 13 MP/5MP camera setup. The camera looks fine and captures good photos. With front LED flash, you also have the option to capture selfies in low-light. The Moto E4 has 8MP/5MP camera and this phone also has front LED flash.

Moto E4

Both phones looks to offer good camera, but I cannot say anything without exploring the camera in different conditions.

Both phones have fingerprint scanner below the display. This fingerprint scanner can also act as One-button navigation that we saw in Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. It eliminates on-screen keys to give you more display area.

The connectivity options are the same that we get in most of other devices. You get 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and microUSB.

Moro E4 Plus is giant in terms of battery. It has 5000 mAh battery that will surely give you 2 days of usage. The Moto E4 has just 2800mAh but it is also fine for a device with a small display. Both phones support the Rapid charge.

These devices already have tough competitors in the market. Redmi 4, Infocus Turbo 5, Lenovo K6 Power and Yu Yureka Black are few notable devices to compete with Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus.

What do you think about Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus? Let us know your views in the comments.


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Deepanker Verma
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Deepanker Verma is a well-known technology blogger and gadget reviewer based in India.

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