Moto E4 Plus Performance
Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A53.|
3 GB RAM
Moto E4 Plus Display
|5.5 inches (13.97), HD, 267 PPI LCD|
Moto E4 Plus Camera
Auto-focus, LED Flash|
5 MP Front Camera, LED Flash.
Moto E4 Plus Battery
5000 mAh, Fast Charging.|
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Moto E4 Plus comes with Dolby Atmos Speaker. It has quick charging time and bigger battery life. This is the main highlight of this phone. It has 5000 mAh battery which can last up to 2 days, and it supports quick charging too. The second important highlight of the phone is, it comes with Dolby Atmos Speaker. A 5.5″ HD display and metal design with water-repellent coating gives it a quite premium look. This is a major upgrade over Motorola’s C series phones in the budget segment. Moto E4 Plus price in India is around Rs. 10,000. Redmi Y1 falls in the same price range. Watch Moto E4 Plus vs Redmi Y1 here. Moto E4 Plus comes in two colors: Iron Grey and Fine Gold. So, after playing with the phone for few days here is our Motorola E4 Plus Full Review. Let’s see Moto E4 Plus is worth buying?
The first thing you are going to notice when you hold this phone is, no it is not how slim the phone is, but how heavy it is. The phone is very heavy, for a moment you are going to think that it packs the specifications of a flagship but no it is not. The specs are not very surprising.
Moto E4 Plus has a screen size of 5.5-inch with 720p display resolution which is not very flattering. The display provided in this phone is IPS LCD. The screen of Moto E4 Plus is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Motorola has not said anything about the display but it is resistant to some kind of scratches like the keys in the pocket and laying its screen flat on the table. The display is curved at the edges, so it’s easier to hold the phone. If the weight wasn’t enough to gripe about the phone is also very bulky so it is very hard to wrap our hands around the device.
Moto E4 Plus Body looks solid and premium. I really liked the metal back. It reminds me of the Moto G5 Plus. Same camera structure with Motorola logo. The top and bottom extremes are made up of plastic though and it surprisingly has a removable back. The battery cannot be swapped easily, you’ve to unscrew the metal sheet above it, so that’ is disappointing. But the good thing is that it has a dedicated micro SD card slot which can be expanded up to 128GB. The dimension of Moto E4 Plus is 155.00 x 77.50 x 9.55 (mm). At the right, you get power button and volume button which is easily accessible. At the bottom, you get a microphone and Dolby Atmos Speaker which is really loud.
If you look at the back, you’ll notice that it looks very similar to the Moto G5 Plus. I would have liked if they had provided the capacitive buttons for navigation. Since the screen is already 720p and there is nothing we can do about it so we have to use the onscreen button. But what we can do is adjust the scaling ratio of the phone if you need more space on screen or you can just use the dedicated fingerprint sensor for navigation. If you don’t like the on-screen navigation buttons you can use the home-button i.e. the fingerprint sensor, which also supports swipe gestures. Moto has provided a dedicated app to customize the home button. We know moto that keeping stock Android experience which is a good thing but they could have just integrated moto gestures straight into the setting rather than providing an app, which does nothing but changes a setting.
Using the swipe gestures to go back and access recent apps work fine but it somehow doesn’t feel like an android experience. So, I’m sticking with the on-screen navigation buttons for now. Now if you want to make the most of screen space just adjust the display size and font size.
Coming to the camera. I like how Moto managed to avoid the camera bump this time in Moto E4 Plus. So, when placing it flat on the surface it doesn’t scratch the camera lens and doesn’t struggle to balance itself on the flat table. The rear camera is 13MP with an LED flash and can record only 720p video at 30 frames per second. This is due to the limitations of the processor. The front camera is 5MP with a led flash too. Focusing speed is fairly fast. Before we get into picture quality details let me tell you what options you get in the camera app. There is no pro mode but we get options like smile shot, HDR, beauty mode and digital zoom up to 4x. We customize shutter button like, tap anywhere to capture or via only shutter button. The photo quality results are okay, low light images are decently lit but it is noisy. And the daylight image is average but I have to say the colors look natural. Don’t expect too much from the camera because of the slower processor it is running. Though, it captures much better pictures than Nokia 3 which falls within the same price range.
Is Slow Motion Feature available in Moto E4 Plus? No, it is not.
Moto E4 Plus comes with 5000mAh non-easily removable battery. We did the Moto E4 Plus battery test and we find out that it can easily last up to 2 days with normal usage and if you are someone who doesn’t check your phone every 2 mins then It can definitely last up to 3 days. So, in terms of battery performance, it is 10 on 10.
Moto E4 Plus comes with the fast-charging technology, but there’s a catch, you can only fast charge the phone when you are using the dedicated charger coming with the phone. So, if you are out somewhere you won’t be able to fast charge your phone. We tried a normal charger and it took more than 3 hours charge but with fast charger, it was around 2 hours. So, even though you charge it with dedicated Moto E4 Plus Turbo Charger, it is not that fast.
Moto E4 Plus comes with Android 7.0 Nougat. There are no any new features in the software department. All you can see is some gesture control which can enable and disable navigation. There is no any Moto Voice feature. Though, in the latest update, Motorola did some changes in system icons and background. We tried to play with software but did not find any hidden features or tricks in Moto E4 Plus. Also, we did not find any bloatware apps in Moto E4 Plus.
But hey, is Moto E4 Plus getting Android Oreo Update? Sadly, it is not. But here is the list of Motorola phones getting Oreo Update.
Moto E4 Plus comes with MediaTek 1.25 GHz Processor whereas Moto E4 Plus (USA Version) is powered by Snapdragon 427. The performance of this Moto E4 Plus is not going to impress you much. The phone comes with 3GB RAM. It does the job but not at a speed you would expect from a phone of 2017. Running high-end heavy graphics games is as pointless as asking Samsung to remap the Bixby key. But the phone still managed to play Asphalt 8 on low graphics setting without much lag. The fingerprint reader is not the fastest but for the price it comes, we can’t really complain about it. It worked pretty much in all the tries. In the sensors segment, it only comes with light, proximity and accelerometer sensor, where moto could have done better. And those who are asking for the notification light, Moto E4 Plus comes with LED Notification light. Moto E4 Plus has a Dual Sim option in which both the sims are Nano Sims. Also, both the sims support 4G VolTE.
One thing that goes unappreciated about budget phones is the loudspeaker audio quality. Most times people don’t care or don’t expect too much about the audio quality from budget range devices but let me assure you the audio output from the Moto E4 plus is crystal clear. All thanks to Dolby Atmos Speaker. Deep bass and the lows & highs are pretty distinctive.
Some of the competitors of Moto E4 Plus are Yu Yureka Black, Redmi Note 4, Infinix Note 4. So, coming to the conclusion does it worth the price? I think for the brand like Moto and Specifications for an average phone with the latest Android update isn’t that bad. And of course, the price, for a price as low as Rs. 10,000 with 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and premium built quality is worth the price.
|Launch Date||Jul 12, 2017 (official)|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM|
SIM 1 : Nano|
SIM 2 : Nano
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)|
|Screen Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||HD (720 x 1280 pixels)|
|Pixel Density||267 ppi|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen - Multitouch Supported|
|Screen to Body Ratio||69.4 %|
|Screen Protection||Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A53|
Front : Metal|
Back : Metal
|Colors||Iron Gray, Fine Gold|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|User Available Storage||Up to 128 GB|
|USB OTG Support|
|Resolution||13 MP Primary Camera|
|Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Image Resolution||4128 x 3096 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Resolution||5 MP Front Camera|
|SIM Size||SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|Same as SIM 1|
|Wi-Fi Features||Wi-Fi Direct|
|Location||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Cable Type||USB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Facilities||Dolby Atmos Speaker|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity sensor|