Motorola's new Moto E4 isn't exactly thrilling, but it's cheap

Posted June 24, 2017

Moto India on Thursday shared a teaser image of the about the upcoming Moto device on its official Twitter account. Under the hood, the device packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor bundled with 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB of built-in storage further expandable via microSD slot. Like the Moto G5 Plus we've reviewed before, the Moto E4 has a strong tendency to oversharpen photos, but it's definitely not bad enough to ruin the images altogether. Still, at $69.99, it's a pretty good starting price for a prepaid phone. Alongside, Motorola could also launch the Moto E4, or may launch it a while later as well.

The Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus were both launched globally last week, and are priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,300) and $179.99 (roughly Rs.11,600) respectively. Rather than trying to create its own ecosystem of apps and services, the Moto E4 embraces a very clean and close-to-stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat.

The Moto E4 just went live on Big Red's network.

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Finally, the Moto E4 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, 13 MP camera and Dolby Atmos technology, retailing for BRL 949. Apart from the 2GB/16GB variant, it has an additional 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant as well. The unlocked Moto G4 Play is available in the black and white color options. Front facing LED flashes are rare among flagship smartphone cameras, though those generally make up for it by featuring cameras with a higher megapixels sensor, a larger aperture to let in more light and a display that flashes white as the camera shoots. It's a bit smaller than the other Moto G4 smartphones out there, coming in at 5.2-inches, and it does also have a removable battery. It measures 144 x 72.3 x10 mm and weighs 162 grams.

In terms of connectivity, Moto E4 Plus is a single-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM.