Recently Lenovo’s Motorola has been pretty generous when it comes to launching new phones. A few weeks ago the company introduced the affordable Moto C and Moto C Plus, and two weeks ago the Moto Z2 Play had its official premiere. Today, the company is back again with another duet of smartphones. Although the Moto E4 and E4 Plus also belong to the budget line, they are a bit more expensive than the Moto C series.
Lenovo expands Moto line-up by two new cheap phones – Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, both dressed in a metal body with nano-coating finish against spills and splashes.
To start from the Moto E4, quite surprisingly as for this price sector, the phone comes dressed in a metal body. The shell houses a 5-inch display with 1280x720p of resolution. It will debut powered either by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or a Snapdragon 427 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. In addition, on select markets it will be also available with a MediaTek 6737 chip.
Regardless the processor parameters, all Moto E4 versions will offer 2GB RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage and run Android 7.1 Nougat out of box. As for optics, they will be represented by a combination of an 8MP primary snapper and a 5MP front sensor in charge of selfies. Furthermore, the phone will be fed by energy generated by a 2,800 mAh removable battery that is reported to last up to one day of usage on a single charging. The Moto E4 will be sold in three variants: unlocked, Verizon and US Cellular. All three will feature a fingerprint scanner for advanced security.
Moto E4 Plus
Meanwhile, the also metal body of the Moto E4 hides a bigger 5.5-inch screen panel. Despite the larger display size, the phone features the same 1280 x 720 p resolution found in the smaller Moto E4. Just like the standard model, the Plus version will also come with Android 7.1 Nougat and a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 427 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, optionally. However, it is worth noting that the Moto E4 Plus received a higher 13MP rear camera sensor. When it comes to the selfie snapper it is the same as the one in the Moto E4.
Except for a larger display and more advanced camera, the phablet is kept alive by a massive 5,000 mAh removable battery promised to deliver up to two days without charging.
Availability and Pricing
Speaking of the Moto E4 and E4 Plus’s pricing and availability details, both phones will hit the market later in June priced at $129.99 and $179.99, respectively. Both smartphones feature a nano-coating finishes protecting them against spills and splashes, and be available in black and gold color options in the case of the standard Moto E4, and gray and gold in the case of the Plus version. In addition, the Moto E4 will be also accessible at Amazon as a Prime Exclusive Phone, however pricing details for this model still need official confirmation.