Moto E4 and E4 Plus specs: Not quite a G thing

Bringing the success of the Moto G line down to more affordable price points, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus are tactical moves intended to fill out gaps in Motorola's market coverage. Both phones maintain similar looks to the earlier Moto G line, and to all of Motorola's current-generation phones in general, but pare back much of the spec sheet to keep the price as low as possible.

Here's what we're looking at with the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus.

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CategoryMoto E4Moto E4 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 7.1 Nougat
Display5-inch LCD 1280x720 (294 ppi)5.5-inch LCD 1280x720 (267 ppi)
ProcessorSnapdragon 425 1.4GHz quad-core, Adreno 308 GPU (Verizon, MetroPCS)
Snapdragon 427 1.4GHz quad-core, Adreno 308 GPU (Sprint)
MediaTek MT6737 1.3GHz quad-core, Mali T720 MP1 GPU (ROW)
Snapdragon 427 1.4GHz quad-core, Adreno 308 GPU (North America)
MediaTek MT6737 1.3GHz quad-core, Mali T720 MP1 GPU (ROW)
ExpandablemicroSD card up to 128GBmicroSD card up to 128GB
Rear Camera8MP
autofocus, LED flash
4-piece lens
5-piece lens
Video capture1080p @ 30fps (NA)
720p @ 30fps (ROW)
1080p @ 30fps (NA)
720p @ 30fps (ROW)
Front Camera5MP
selfie flash
selfie flash
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11n (all regions)
Bluetooth 4.1 (NA)
Bluetooth 4.2 (ROW)
Wi-Fi 802.11n (all regions)
Bluetooth 4.1 (NA)
Bluetooth 4.2 (ROW)
5W or 10W rapid charger
10W only at Verizon in the U.S.
10W rapid charger
Water resistanceWater-repellant nano-coatingWater-repellant nano-coating
SecurityFingerprint sensorFingerprint sensor
Dimensions144.5 x 72 x 9.3 mm (NA)
144.7 x 72.3 x 8.99-9.3 mm (ROW)
Thickness based on NFC
155 x 77.5 x 9.55 mm (NA + ROW)
Weight150 g (NA)
151 g (ROW)
181 g (NA)
198 g (ROW)
ColorsLicorice Black, Fine Gold (NA)
Iron Gray, Blush Gold, Full Blush Gold, Oxford Blue (ROW)
Iron Gray, Fine Gold, Oxford Blue (ROW)
Daniel Bader

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

  • That E4 plus will make for a great backup device. Does it have a powerbank function?
  • Seems unlikely with a micro USB port.
  • The Lenovo P2 has a powerbank function and it has micro USB.
  • Probably, But it will have to support USB-OTG
  • How does the camera perform?
  • Well, for sub $200 its probably safe to say its not in S8 territory.
  • Yes, but how far below that territory I wonder.
  • I'm pretty sure that photos with plenty of light will be just fine.
  • Yes, you are probably correct. I think with the big battery, that this could be the perfect phone for my wife. I still think I might go G5 plus for myself.
  • Well at least we've finally moved on from the Snapdragon 410.
  • What about the speakers? Moto E had stereo speakers at one time.
  • Glad to see this is coming to MetroPCS, pretty much the only prepaid carrier with a decent software update record. Granted, it's unlikely the E4 will get much of anything from Moto, but what is released should at least make it to customer devices.
  • 5000 mAh!
  • Ugh no Type-C! I with the G5 plus was Type-C and all metal not just back plate...that thing zoooomed !
  • Why can't we have identical storage options on both plus n regular variants. 5.5 inch is just to big for me nd only one with 32 gb storage. :/