Motorola intros the Moto E4 and E4 Plus: Affordable metal-made phones
Running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are protected by a water-repellent coating, and differ mainly when it comes to size and battery capacity.
Measuring 144.5 x 72 x 9.3 mm, the Moto E4 sports a 5-inch 720p display, packs a 2800 mAh battery, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 427 processor (or Snapdragon 425 on some models). The handset has a fingerprint scanner, further offering 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, an 8 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera with its own LED flash.
The Moto E4 Plus sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, and packs a pretty big 5000 mAh battery - thus, it's larger than the regular E4, measuring 155 x 77.5 x 9.55 mm. According to Motorola, the battery of the E4 Plus can "go for 2 days" without recharging. Like its smaller brother, the E4 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor aided by 2 GB of RAM, though it will have variants with 16 GB and 32 GB of storage space. Also on board are a fingerprint sensor, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera with LED flash.
Motorola plans to sell the Moto E4 Plus for $179.99 (or €199 in Europe), and the Moto E4 for $129.99 (or €149 in Europe). The regular E4 will also be sold as an Amazon Prime Exclusive Phone, at an even lower price - but this means it's going to feature Amazon ads and offers on the home screen.
The Moto E4 series seems to be a worthy upgrade over the Moto E3 and Moto E3 Power when it comes to both design, and specs (as you may know, Moto E3 phones are plastic-made devices powered by MediaTek processors).