Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus “value-tier” smartphones announced


First leaked last month, another of Motorola’s new smartphone lineup was officially announced today. The Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are being marketed as “value-tier” smartphones, and as we’ve mentioned many times in the past, these budget smartphones are more than enough for most people.

The Moto E4, or more accurately the Moto E⁴, features a 5″ HD display in a metal frame, quad-core processor, 4G, front and rear cameras, and a 2800 mAh battery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to have a microSD card slot and does not have NFC capabilities either. The Moto E4 Plus (Moto E⁴ Plus) on the other hand has a 5.5″ HD display and a huge 5000 mAh battery. Also featuring front and rear cameras, a quad-core processor, and 4G speed, the Moto E4 Plus also includes a fingerprint scanner.

The Moto E4 in Licorice Black with fingerprint scanner.

Moto E4 features and specifications include:

  • Processor: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425, or Quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 427
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Display: 5” HD 720p (1280×720)
  • Battery: 2800mAh, 5W/10W rapid charger
  • Rear camera: 8 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.12 um microns, 71° lens, Autofocus, Single LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.4 um microns, 74° lens, Fixed focus, Single LED flash
  • Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Micro-USB, 3.5m headset port
  • Sensors: Vibration, proximity, light, accelerometer, magnetometer, fingerprint reader (specific models)
  • Networks: GSM, WCDMA, TDD, FDD
  • Bands
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • WCDMA: B1 (2100)/B2 (1900)/B4 (1700/2100)/B5 (850)/B8 (900)MHz
    • LTE TDD: 38/41
    • FDD: Band 1/2/4/5/7/8/12 (lower 700 1bc)/13 (upper 700)/17 (lower 700 bc)/25/26/66
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Dimensions: 144.7 x 72.3 x 9.3mm
  • Weight: 150g

The Moto E4 will be available for $129.99USD/€149/$200CAD while the Moto E4 Plus will start at $179.99USD/€199 later this month in a variety of colours. The Moto E4 Plus won’t be available in Canada, but the Moto E4 will be available starting June 22nd from Freedom Mobile at the $200 price point. Other Canadian retailers will carry an unlocked Moto E4 for $249CAD.

What do you think about the new “value-tier” smartphones from Motorola? Will you be picking one up? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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