Lenovo Announces Two Budget Smartphones – Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus

Lenovo, a Chinese manufacturer, has announced two new budget smartphones with the refreshed Moto E phones for 2017. These are the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus offering the most basic specifications with an affordable price tag.

Features

The Moto E4 comes with a 5 inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display and seems to be flavourless and basic in design; after all you would not expect too much from a budget device. It looks like a cheaper version of the Moto Z introduced last year. Even though the Moto E4 cones with water-repellent nano coating.

The Moto E4 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display including water-repellent nano coating. A quick look at the Moto E4 Plus shows that it resembles the regular Moto E4. However, if you look closely you’ll notice that the camera and flash is a bit pressed in with a chrome border around both. Unlike the E4, the E4 plus has a metal and plastic body that justifies the higher price.

Both the siblings are powered by Android 7.1 Nougat having 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (E4 Plus has a 32 GB version). However Moto E4 comes with either Snapdragon 425 or 427 whereas E4 plus includes the latter.

On the camera front we see an 8MP primary camera and a 5 MP front shooter with an LED flash associated with the younger sibling whereas the elder one comes with a 13 MP rear sensor and a similar 5 MP front camera with an LED flash.

Another major difference that justifies the price tags is the power backup property; the Moto E4 has a 2,800 mAh battery while the Moto E4 Plus has a massive 5,000 mAh battery unit.

Price and Availability

The two phones will be made available starting from $129 for the Moto E4 and $179 for the E4 Plus. As expected, the twins of the Moto E family will be made available to the Chinese market in first phase. We’ll have to wait for their exposure to Pakistan and international market.

Specifications

Moto E4 Moto E4 Plus
OS Android Nougat 7.1 Android Nougat 7.1
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 308
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/427 Qualcomm Snapdragon 427
Display 5″ IPS LCD with Full HD (1280 x 720) resolution 5.5″ IPS LCD with Full HD (1280 x 720) resolution
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16/32 GB
Card slot yes yes
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS
Colors Licorice Black, Fine Gold Iron Gray, Fine Gold
Primary Camera 8 MP, f/2.2, LED flash, HDR 13 MP, f/2.0, LED flash, HDR
Secondary Camera 5 MP f/2.2 with LED flash 5 MP f/2.2 with LED flash
Battery 2,800 mAh 5,000 mAh
Price $129 (PKR 13,500) $179 (PKR 18,750)