Moto E4 has been launched globally, and is now available across various countries. Motorola, alongside Moto E4, unveiled Moto E4 Plus as well, which sports a slightly bigger display, and battery. Camera specifications have also changed in Moto E4 Plus. Motorola’s E series, which has been company’s budget series for the longest time, has now been replaced by Moto C series.
Moto C (3G variant) starts at €89 with 1GB RAM/8GB storage, while the 4G option with 1GB RAM/8GB storage starts at €99. Moto C Plus comes in 1GB RAM/16GB storage options, and costs €119. In comparison, Moto E4 is available at €149, while Moto E4 Plus with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage starts at €199. Motorola has only brought Moto C to India, which costs Rs 5,999.
So, what has really changed in Moto’s new E4 smartphone, when compared to previous generation Moto E3? We take a look:
Moto E4 specifications, features
Moto E4 is a major upgrade over its predecessor, and similar to Moto’s G5 series in terms of design. The smartphone sports a plastic design, and a fingerprint scanner on the home button. It packs a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Moto E4 runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Moto E4 is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via a microSD card). The smartphone features an 8MP autofocus rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. There’s a 5MP front facing shooter with f/2.2 aperture. Moto E4 is backed by a 2800mAh removable battery. Moto E4 comes with a water-repellent nano coating. It will be available in Licorice Black and Fine Gold colour options.
Moto E3 specifications, features
Moto E3 was officially announced in the UK in July 2016. It sports a plastic design like we saw in Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. The smartphone is 8.6mm thick and weighs 140 grams. Moto E3 lacks a fingerprint scanner.
Moto E3 features a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen comes with a Gorilla Glass 3 coating for protection as well as oleophobic coating for smudge resistance. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.0GHz coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The smartphone supports expandable storage up to 32GB via a SD card slot.
Moto E3 sports an 8MP rear camera along with 5MP front shooter. The rear camera supports features like geo-tagging, panorama and HDR. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Backed by a non-removable 2,800mAh battery, Moto E3 comes in black and white colour options.