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Lenovo Moto E4 Plus

Specifications

Lenovo Moto E4 Plus
Lenovo Moto E4 Plus (Moto E Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT6737, Qualcomm MSM8920 Snapdragon 427
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 155 x 77.5 ( = 0.38 x 6.1 x 3.05 in)
Battery
19 Wh, 5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, quick-charge function
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, contrast AF, LED flash, videos @720p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.4
Additional features
Speakers: speakers at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, power supply, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat. 4 (150 MBit/s download, 50 MBit/s upload); SAR value: 0.438 W/kg (head), 1.040 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
198 g ( = 6.98 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 72 g ( = 2.54 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
160 Euro

 

Average Score: 74.48% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 58%, features: 62%, display: 77% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto E4 Plus

78.7% Motorola Moto E4 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Simple addition. More battery, more RAM, more display - Motorola really means the "Plus" in its Moto E4 Plus. Find out whether these positive aspects outweigh the rather low system performance in our review.
Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus review: Great phones on a budget
Source: Talk Android English
All that said, the phones work amazingly well. Effectively the hardware in the devices is similar to what flagship phones had about 3 to 4 years ago. Using the phones invoked in me a bit of a sense of time travel as if I had gone back in time and grabbed a smartphone off the shelf. However, buyers today get the benefit of improvements to the Android operating system as well as app developers continuing to streamline and optimize their apps. So although the hardware may feel like a bit of a step back in time, actual operation of the phones leans toward a much smoother, snappier experience.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2017
88% Moto e4 Plus Prime Edition review: Monster battery will get you through your day
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re looking for a decent performing budget phone with massive battery life then the Moto e4 Plus is an excellent choice. If camera performance is more important then look elsewhere. If you’re just looking for a basic, decent performing smartphone in general, then this is a good choice. Keep in mind there are lockscreen ads and added Amazon apps you cannot delete.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 90% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 100% workmanship: 85%
70% Moto E4 Plus Review: Big-Time Battery Boost for Your Buck
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you need a phone that rarely sleeps, the Moto E4 Plus’s incredible battery life is hard to pass up, especially for less than $200. The device’s display, camera and performance aren’t the best you can get, not even in a budget phone, but they’re good enough if a lower price tag is more important to you than cutting edge-features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto E4 Plus Review – Better Battery Life At a Low Price?
Source: Manila Shaker English
For a budget phone, the Moto E4 Plus looks and feels pretty good at emulating a premium phone. Sure, it doesn’t have spectacular features and remains a basic phone at best, but if you’re looking for a phone that will help you last for more than a day, the Moto E4 Plus has enough battery life to help you do so.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2017
55% Moto E4 Plus review: An economical smartphone for those who only care about battery life
Source: Zdnet.com English
Overall, the Moto Z2 Force Edition is a solid Android smartphone at a price less than the flagships. There are other compelling smartphones at the same or lower price so you really have to like using one or two Moto Mods to justify the Z2 Force Edition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 55%
80% Moto E4 Plus Review : The Never-ending Battery
Source: Slashgear English
Now that the Moto E4 Plus is ready to roll in the United States, we’ve got an interesting price/value proposition on our hands. Straight from Motorola online this device is available for $179, no strings attached. As such, this device is quite easily one of the best long battery life basic-function smartphones on the market for this price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto E4 Plus
Source: PC Mag English
The Moto E4 Plus is our low-end battery champ, beating beefy competitors like the LG X Power on endurance. But the added cost of the big battery puts the E4 Plus in a slightly awkward place. At $180 unlocked (or even at $130 on a carrier), it comes very close to the $185 Amazon Prime subsidized entry-level price for the Moto G5 Plus, which has a noticeably better screen and faster processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto E4 Plus First Impressions: Is it a worthy Redmi Note 4 contender?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To wrap up, the Moto E4 Plus comes with a metal build, boast some decent cameras and the 5000mAh battery surely looks tempting. On the downside, the phone is powered by an old processor which might affect its overall performance. As for the competition is concerned, the smartphone will compete against, Xiaomi Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power, Coolpad Note 5, and Xiaomi Redmi 4.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
At these prices, the Moto E4 will be competing against the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Yu Yureka Black, while the Moto E4 Plus will be going up against other smartphones with large battery capacities, including the InFocus Turbo 5, Lenovo K6 Power, and Asus ZenFone 3 Max.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2017
70% Motorola Moto E4 Plus Review
Source: Phone Arena English
It's a tough job to criticize a $180 handset. The Moto E4 Plus' display is certainly not perfect, its camera leaves a lot to be desired, its performance is only good for basic smartphone tasks. But one can justifiably argue that for this price, the Moto E4 does a good job as a basic smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Motorola Moto E4 Plus Guter Akku, niedrige Auflösung
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2017
77% Moto E4 Plus İncelemesi
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
70% Grosser Akku Und Nichts Dahinter
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
[Pros & Contras] Moto E4 Plus, Ventajas y Desventajas que debes conocer
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cameras; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; weak hardware; unsupport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2017
80% Recensione Lenovo Moto E4 Plus by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Smartphone Motorola Moto E4 Plus - Recensione Caratteristiche
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
76% Recensione MOTO E4 Plus
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 85% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 65%
79% Recensione Lenovo Moto E4 Plus
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 70%
70% Lenovo Moto E4 & Moto E4 Plus review
Source: Diskidee.nl Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Review: Motorola E4 Plus
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Motorola Moto E4 Plus review: uit de kluiten gewassen budgetsmartphone
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Обзор Motorola E4 Plus. Недорогой фаблет с емкой батареей
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; nice display. Negative: Slippery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2017
72% Đánh giá chi tiết Moto E4 Plus: Pin xài rất lâu, đa nhiệm tốt, màn hình hơi kém
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
Ревю на Moto E4 Plus – достъпен смартфон с дълъг живот на батерията
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; support both dual sim and microSD slot; good cooling system; decent cameras. Negative: Bulky and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Представяне на Moto E4 Plus – 5.5” екран, метално тяло, 3GB RAM и 5000mAh батерия
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Large screen; metal case; decent hardware; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2017
60% Test: Lenovo Moto E4 Plus
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
65% RECENZIA Moto E4 Plus: Vynikajúca je iba výdrž na jedno nabitie
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 65% workmanship: 60%

Comment

Model:

The Moto E4 Plus is one of the many smartphones aimed at dominating the low end of the smartphone market. Motorola played a leading role in this segment in the past few years. The ever-American company has run several product lines that consisted of good, cheap smartphones. With an affordable smartphone, one usually expects a cheaper, normally plastic, design. Lenovo, however, surprised everyone by giving devices a metal housing. Due to its neat finish, the E4 Plus feels solid and stylish. The handsets will be available in Iron Grey, Blush Gold, and Oxford Blue color options. The Moto E4 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor and 2GB of memory, and it comes with 16GB or 32GB of storage with microSD support. It is powerful enough to run Android and multitask. Apps start up pretty fast, although performance is logically less smooth than with a flagship. For example, it will take a while for the user to see if the camera appears. The fingerprint scanner underneath the screen is smooth and accurate. The Moto E4 Plus packs a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display. The brightness of the display is good - even in bright sunlight, the display can still be read. On the rear of this device is a 13-megapixel camera that takes surprisingly detailed photos. In situations with sufficient light, the device delivers sharp, beautiful pictures. Insufficient lighting will result in bluriness. Also, the viewing angles are limited.

Software has always been the strongest point of Motorola devices. For years, users have been able to count on the latest version of Android in an almost untouched form. Stock Android looks clean, but at the same time, it has all of the essential Android applications. Lenovo has also minimized the number of additions. There is a Moto app, which allows the user to set certain gestures or customize the always-on display. The camera app has some extra options such as a beauty filter. The 5000mAh battery is one of the largest and, frankly, most daring we have seen in years. With average use, we effortlessly used the phone for two days without charging. If you are extra economical, you can add another day. That makes the Moto E4 Plus perfect for people looking for a simple device for parents or other relatives who hardly use their smartphone, but forget to charge it. The battery is charged via micro-USB. Although more and more devices are switching to USB-C, Lenovo chose the older connection. Unfortunately, support for Quick Charge is also missing, which would be especially important considering the long charging times of the powerful Moto E4 Plus. It is expected to be somewhere around 3 to 4 hours for a full charge. With its very reasonable price, good specs and large battery, the Moto E4 Plus is definitely an appealing mid-range phone.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT6737: ARM based quad-core SOC (4x Cortex-A53) with 64-bit support and a clock of up to 1.3 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.198 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


74.48%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-11 (Update: 2017-07-11)