Motorola Moto E4
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About the Phone
The Arsenal of this phone pushes its capabilities to compete with the phones of slightly a higher price too but then there are a few shortcomings that could come lukewarm to the users. Is it worth your money? Let’s have a look.
- Slick design similar to the G5 series could rob away the tag of the ‘budget’ from the first look of the phone.
- Charger with fast charging support that isn’t usually found in the handsets of this price bracket.
- The fingerprint sensor that works smoothly.
- Pre-installed Android Nougat.
- Removable battery making sure the phone never goes in a perpetual hung state.
- Struggles to capture great pictures in low-lit conditions.
- The battery could die before lasting a day if the usage isn’t light.
- Not suited for heavy-graphics gaming.
- Uninspiring colour performance with an average Delta E of 3.86.
Budget phones aren’t really a bet as safe people often reckon. But when you see the logo of Motorola on the rear, the chances are high that you’d be under the impression of getting value for the price. Along those lines, Motorola’s E4 surfaced in the android market of budget phones and has fairly everything you could ask from a cheap handset. Priced at ₹7,999 Moto E4 comes with a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 clocked at the speed of 1.4 GHz coupled with a 2GB of RAM.
It’s no surprise that the phone is a cheap value-for-money-buy in the budget range. However, when you look at it, it doesn’t look as cheap as the price suggests. The design cues are cherrypicked from the flagship phones, and they add a respectable design and feel to the phone.
One off-putting thing to notice could be the camera at the rear which sticks out a bit—but it isn’t a massive let-down per se. However, it could eventually become a cumbersome job to clean the dust that would settle in the round edges.
In terms of the display, it would be criminal to expect a massive performance from this handset. It comes with a 5.5-inch display equipped with the resolution of 720X1280 pixels.
Colour-wise, it isn’t really the best bet, even among the phones of its segment. The colour quality is pretty meagre and to put it subtly, we’d reckon you to switch to a PC just in case you’re looking to buy clothes online and don’t want to receive the colour of clothing you never imagined.
Not the specs that would make your jaws drop, but decent is the word that’d best fit its performance benchmark. Stocked with the quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, the 2 GB RAM does a decent job in keeping your phone running without glitches if your usage is not intense.
You get two storage options—16 GB and 32 GB—out of which near about 7 GB would be taken by the phone’s software—although you could make up for it using an SD card which could expand your storage up to 128 GB.
Before you go ahead and make bias for this phone, in all fairness, we’d reckon you to recall its price. The camera combo and the rear and the front is 8 MP and 5 MP respectively. The maximum quality of shooting a video is 720p at 30 fps. In terms of photo-capturing, you could get decent shots when the environment is well-lit. However, the absence of ample lighting would make you put your phone back in the pocket for obvious reasons—in case you don’t, the graininess and noise in the pictures would be evident.
Moto decided to pick the laid-back old school road in terms of the battery. Although the battery life of the phone isn’t very reassuring, nevertheless you’d still hold the phone with the safety that in case it hangs, you could take the battery out—thanks to the 2800 mAh removable battery.
In a nutshell, Moto has done a brilliant job in packing so many enticing features at a price so low, yet, the phone would come uninspiring for the gaming aficionados. The design and build of the phone are convincing enough to make it look like a premium device. So, in case you’re don’t want your next phone to cost you a fortune and give you the assurance of a trusted brand, look no further than Moto E4.