Motorola announced two of its latest budget smartphones, dubbed Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus. Both the handsets are successors to 2016’s Moto E3 line. Although the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus have been marketed as budget smartphones within an affordable price, both the handsets come with high-end features.

The new Motorola smartphones

Both the devices sport similar designs. The smartphones sports a slightly curved metal chassis, which beautifully lends the handset the look of a premium-end smartphone rather than the successor of Moto E3. The Motorola logo has been placed at the back panel and sits beneath the circular rear-camera bump.

Over all, the E4 and E4 Plus look a little too similar to the G5 and G5 Plus, and not in a bad way.

The E4 and E4 Plus both come with HD quality screen most probably with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. However, the screen sizes of both the handsets differ in size. While the E4 sports a 5-inch display screen, the E4 Plus boasts of a 5.5-inch screen.

Battery and camera

The E4 comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera. The bigger brother, sports a 13-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both the smartphones support front flash, which is seldom seen in budget smartphones or even premium handsets.

The E4 Plus comes with an enormous Battery Capacity of 5,000 mAh, which is also its biggest selling point.

The smaller sibling comes with a standard battery capacity of 2,800 mAh. The battery of E4 Plus is larger than most smartphones in the market, including high-end flagships like Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. Along with a larger battery size, it also charges quickly when coupled with Motorola’s 10W rapid charger.

Specs and features

Coming to the core specs, both the smartphones house quad-core SoCs. However, Motorola is yet to specify the RAM capacity and CPU of both the newly-launched budget smartphones. However, both the handsets boast of 4G support and E4 Plus also comes with added security functionality – a fingerprint scanner.

It also comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, so it’s safe to assume that the sibling will also be loaded with the same, despite no official confirmation.

Price and release

According to Motorola, the two smartphones will be released in “various countries” starting June. Although the company did not specify any exact date, both the smartphones will make it to the U.S. market. While the E4 has been priced at $129.99, the bigger E4 Plus carries a price tag of $179.99.

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