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Lenovo Moto E4

Specifications

Lenovo Moto E4
Lenovo Moto E4 (Moto E Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 294 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 32 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, 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): 8.9 x 144 x 72.9 ( = 0.35 x 5.67 x 2.87 in)
Battery
10.6 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2, contrast AF, LED flash, videos @720p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2
Additional features
Speakers: speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat.4 (150 MBit/s download, 50 MBit/s upload); SAR value: 0,553 W/kg (head), 1,27 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
151 g ( = 5.33 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
159 Euro

 

Average Score: 74.17% - average
Average of 21 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 51%, features: 57%, display: 143% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto E4

79.5% Motorola Moto E4 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Removable. In this case we mean it in a positive way, since the battery can be removed in the Moto E4. The smartphone is also quite affordable and offers a fingerprint sensor. You can find out in the test whether the competition needs to brace for this.
Moto E4 quick review – one of the best budget options this year
Source: Laptop Media English
Moto E4 brings many improvements compared to its predecessor but at the same time has kept its low price. The device comes with renewed design which although makes its body slightly heavier and with a thicker profile, it certainly gives the feeling of a more elegant model. Moreover, you are also presented with а fingerprint sensor. We also enjoyed the presence of two SIM slots and a separate microSD slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2017
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
90% Motorola Moto E4 Review: A brilliant budget blower
Source: Recombu English
The Moto E4 delivers solid value for money, coming in cheaper than pretty much any other mobile by a well-known manufacturer. Despite that low asking price you still get HD visuals, a neat metal design, dependable battery life and performance that isn’t frustrating, making this a great choice for students, festival goers and anyone else hunting for an affordable device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Moto E4: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
As far as $249 smartphones go, the Moto E4 is hard to beat. Sure, some corners have been undeniably cut. However, where it counts the experience is a whole lot better and smoother than a lot of what else is out there. Additional inclusions like a fingerprint sensor and support for Nougat’s Google Assistant contribute to making the E4 feel a whole lot more expensive than it actually is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Moto E4 Review
Source: Phone World English
Lenovo Moto E4 is a truly splendid gadget in the field of camera and battery segment. The camera segment has 8MP and 5MP focal point while the battery area is comprised of 2800 mAh battery. It has 2GB RAM with 16GB interior stockpiling besides it is outfitted with further good features. In, general the gadget has awesome highlights in extremely reasonable value run.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2017
Moto E4 — A great, low-cost phone for everyone
Source: Ausdroid English
The Moto E4 is cheap at $249, and can be found in a number of places including JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, Good Guys, Officeworks, and online from www.motorola.com.au. At that price, you’re hard pressed to buy something locally that offers better value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2017
The New Moto E4 is a budget-friendly Nougat machine (review)
Source: Android Guys English
Overall I really like the new Moto E4. It’s not a specification beast like some phones, but at the end of the day, you generally won’t feel left wanting. And you’ll still have almost enough to pay next month’s rent, to boot!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2017
70% Motorola Moto E4 review:
Source: CNet English
The Moto E4 is the cheapest Motorola phone but doesn't compromise too much on its amenities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
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
90% Moto E4 review
Source: Techradar English
The Moto E4 raises the bar for phones hovering around the $100 mark. Complete with a fingerprint sensor, Android Nougat, a swappable battery and reliable performance, this phone gets its kicks by surprising the user at nearly every turn. A must-buy for those on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Motorola Moto E4 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
It seems that Motorola has once again succeeded in building reliability and capability into an offering equipped with the basics of what we expect in smartphones today – doing so in one very budget-friendly package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Moto E4 Review: Verizon’s best cheap phone
Source: Slashgear English
This is the sort of smartphone that a person gets when they’ve never used a smartphone before. Or if they’ve only used a Windows Phone device before – or an iPhone 4 or older. If a person has a smartphone they’ve used for the past 6 years and they don’t want to switch to anything fancy, they just want another phone that works and doesn’t have a cracked screen – this is that phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Moto E4 Review: Decent Budget Phone Has One Huge Flaw
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you have more money to play with, the $230 Moto G5 Plus has a better camera and longer battery life with a more impressive display. (And Amazon Prime members can get that phone for less than $200 if they don’t mind ads popping up on their lockscreen.) Still, with its bright display, updated Android and decent enough-camera, the Moto E4 is a solid device that’s better than any sub-$100 phone has a right to be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Motorola Moto E4
Source: PC Mag English
For $130 unlocked (and $70 on Verizon), the Motorola Moto E4 is solid phone for a reasonable price. The Blu R1 HD will cost you a bit less, but it's not quite as fast and runs an old version of Android, not to mention it doesn't have dual-band Wi-Fi or a removable battery. The same goes for the Alcatel A30. Motorola's own G5 Plus is a good alternative if you want a big performance boost across the board, but it also costs more than twice the price of the Moto E4. For its combination of price and performance, the Moto E4 can't be beat, and earns our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Moto E4 review
Source: Techradar English
The Moto E4 raises the bar for phones hovering around the $100 mark. Complete with a fingerprint sensor, Android Nougat, a swappable battery and more, this phone gets its kicks by surprising the user at nearly every turn. Stay tuned for the full review for final thoughts.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017

Foreign Reviews

Motorola Moto E4
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2017
63% Motorola Moto E4 und Moto E4 Plus
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 57% display: 511% mobility: 91%
Moto E4 Review
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2017
72% Moto E4, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 90% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Moto E4 Ventajas y Desventajas, ¿Vale la pena?
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; metal case; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity; nice performance. Negative: Poor display; unsupport waterproof; weak hardware; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2017
73% Recensione Motorola Moto E4 e Moto E4 Plus: economici ma tosti
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% features: 65% display: 71% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 87%
Smartphone Motorola Moto E4 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 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%
Review: Motorola Moto E4
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; nice main camera; good display. Negative: Weak hardware; poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2017
65% Moto E4 – Un tout petit appareil très abordable !
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Test Motorola Moto E4
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Motorola Moto E4
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% [TEST] Motorola Moto E4 : des performances correctes pour un smartphone à moins de 170 euros
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
90% Moto E4 : test complet, avis, écran, photo et autonomie
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Test Du Lenovo Moto E4 : Un Petit Prix Solide
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Moto E4 - Доступно и просто, но это не точно
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review Moto E4: Build Quality Terbaik dan Hemat Daya
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; long battery life; nice cameras; good connectivity; decent ergonomy. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Ревю на Moto E4 – едно от най-добрите бюджетни предложения за тази година
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Nice design; fast fingerprint sensor; support both dual sim and microSD slot; good cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2017
75% Test Motorola Moto E4
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

Model: It seems like these days larger manufacturers are either buying up stagnating manufacturers or even trading them wholesale among themselves to the point that some known brands are starting to lose its meaning. This also means less and less difference to the actual top tiers in certain markets such as the android smartphone market in younger days. One such phone which is setting that standard is the Lenovo Moto E4, which is generally designed for entry level users. It sports a Mediatek MT6737 SoC with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage,  which is pretty much standard for the segment this phone is targeting. One of the markedly few features one would least expect is that the Lenovo Moto E4 is preloaded with Android 7 Nougat since normally the latest version of Android tends to be reserved for flagships only. Along with that users are treated with a fingerprint sensor for security. Please note: Usually fingerprint readers tend to be a luxury feature in this segment. Some other features or perhaps functionality which flagships tend to lack these days is the inclusion of a removable battery, which is a rarity these days; especially in top tier phones. It makes one wonder: Is budget the new midrange or has the over-fragmentation of android devices finally produced some adverse benefits? Usually when it comes to the budget segment the chassis construction and material choice isn’t worth the discussion but in actuality based on region the Lenovo Moto E4 has either an all plastic model or an all metal design. Overall the phone has reasonable rigidity to curb those accidental drops. Taking a look at its display does somewhat solidify that despite the premium like features it is still a budget phone with just a resolution of 720p. This is either hardly great or just about disappointing. That being said, users should tune their expectations within reason. Despite its resolution the display remains sharp, vibrant and crisp for your viewing.

Moving over to its camera the Lenovo Moto E4 camera interface is actually quite clean and simple for navigation and is quite a quick snapper which should be the way camera apps should be before manufacturers started tacking on way too much features causing most camera apps to be bogged down these days. The camera is of the 8-megapixel kind which isn’t too shabby. It also has a single LED flash. Overall the pictures quality is just about fine, nothing too great or underwhelming, although it should be noted that zooming is highly discouraged as software zoom only makes the picture experience disappointing. While the camera itself is quite alright, its color reproduction or accuracy tends to be all over the place. Take away from this is the included camera has its ups and downs. This can also be said about its front facing 5-megapixel camera. Naturally battery life is a topic of concern. As this isn’t your usual power guzzling flagship the Lenovo Moto E4 actually had no problems lasting a full day with general real-world usages and could possibly even stretch out to two days if the user is a light user. If you’re on a tight budget, but still want some features included with a fraction of the price, the Lenovo Moto E4 is the way to go. With Moto’s track record users might even be assured an upgrade path to Android O when it releases.

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":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.151 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-11 (Update: 2017-07-11)