Motorola Moto E4 Plus Review
2. Interface and functionality
Other than that, the Moto E interface remains largely unscathed — save for a few of the system app icons and the wallpapers, you've got pretty much the same Android UI here as you'd get on a Nexus or Pixel device.
So, how does it run? Well the performance is mostly stable. It's not the fastest to launch or switch apps, and there are definitely stutters and framedrops to be seen when checking out your daily feed of social media posts and emails, especially if you are juggling a Facebook Chat Head or two. But unless you try to play a demanding game or try to apply a 3D filter like a Snapchat Lens on your mug, the device runs... OK. Which brings us to our next point...
Processor and memory
Hey, it's a budget phone — don't push it
It goes without saying that if you are looking to play games like Vainglory or Injustice 2 on your phone, you probably aren't looking for a device in the sub-$200 range. While the Moto E4 Plus does its best to try and run such games, stutters, lags, and terrible framerates will be present and you won't really have the best of times. In fact, even trying to watch a YouTube video on the 720p / 60 FPS setting gave us some frame drops, presumably while the phone was busy caching the clip forward. General smartphone usage and light, simple apps are fine for this guy, but don't go overloading it.
We've got a couple of storage options to pick from — 16 GB and 32 GB. Keep in mind that the phone's software takes up about 7 GB when making your choice. Whichever you go for, you can still expand it via a microSD card of up to 128 GB.
Open for everybody
The cell modem supports LTE Cat 4, which means up to 18.7 MB down and 6.2 MB upload. The Wi-Fi modem doesn't support the speedy 802.11 ac standard, but has 802.11 a/b/g/n, and “n” should still be fast enough for the needs of this device.