Moto E4 and E4 Plus hope to bring a touch of class to the entry level

Motorola has unveiled (opens in new tab) yet another set of phones this week, after the entry-level Moto C series in May and the near-flagship Moto Z2 Play in early June.

These ones, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus, fit somewhere in the middle of the company's lineup, and reinforce a design language that debuted with the new Moto G lineup in March.

We'll start with the Moto E4: it looks a lot like the Moto G5, with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Qualcomm 425 (or 427 on Sprint) or MediaTek6737 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2,800mAh removable battery. It's not entirely metal but, like the Moto G5, has metal accents.

The Moto E4 Plus is a bit more substantial, adding more aluminum to the design along with a larger 5.5-inch (still 720p) display, 2-3 GB of RAM, and a massive 5,000mAh battery that Motorola claims lasts two days on a charge. Around back is a 13MP rear camera, with a 5MP front-facer, along with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 in the U.S. and MediaTek SoC in the rest of the world.

Moto E4 and E4 Plus specs

Both phones will be available in the U.S. and a number of worldwide markets. The Moto E4 is even coming to U.S. carriers through Verizon, Sprint and MetroPCS. The Moto E4 starts at $129.99 USD and €149, and will also be an Amazon Prime Exclusive later this summer. The Moto E4 Plus starts at $179.99 and €199 and will mainly be sold unlocked in the U.S.

Who's buying?

Read: Moto Z2 Play review

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • Motonovo needs some more phones, they're way too limited in their lineup.
  • Agreed, there's an entire letter between E and G they're not using!
  • How much onboard storage does this come with? My daughter's only complaint about her current Moto E is that it only has 8G so she can't fit any more apps.
  • 16GB, I believe
  • I currently have a MotoE and it is the best phone I have eve had, I can hardly wait until the new Moto E4 Plus comes out tomorrow...I hope it will be available locally and unlocked. As for the Moto E not having enough storage, I had the same problem until I talked to a geek that I know who told me to put in a large capacity SD card. I put in a 64 SDHD card and now I can load lots of apps and store more photos. I have had my phone for a little over 3 years, I have dropped it too many times to count and it still works but it is time for an upgrade. It is like the energizer bunny of keeps going and going and going. I can only hope and pray that the new Moto E4 Plus is as good. I sure hope it has gorilla glass like my present Moto E.
  • Wait, the E4 Plus releases tomorrow (today)?! Where is this? I've not seen any hint for availability in the US (where I'm from) until later in the Summer. ):
  • Wow, I didn't expect that the Moto E4s would be available in the US! Nice.
    I think I'll pass but I'm curious on the actual size of the Moto E4,
  • The E4 plus might make a good gig/festival/sports? Phone
  • E plus with 5000 mAh sounds like a win
  • I'd take one of these over a Galaxy J3 any day of the week.
  • Is this a good upgrade coming from a Moto G3?