Lenovo-owned Motorola officially launched a couple of budget smartphones, namely the Moto E4 and Moto E4Plus a few weeks ago. On Friday, June 23, U.S.-based network operator Verizon Wireless put the Moto E4 up on sale at a rock bottom price. Verizon is offering the handset for just $69.99.

The budget smartphone

The newly-launched Moto E4 has gone up for sale on Verizon and the carrier is offering a $60 discount on the already low original price of $129.00 which makes the total $69.99. Although the consumer will have to sign up on for one of Verizon’s prepaid plans to buy the smartphone, there is no denying that the price of is a steal.

Given that the connection will be prepaid, the buyer can scrap it after a month if they like.

However, if that does not look feasible, then one can always wait until June 30 for the unlocked Moto E4 model to become available from Motorola's online store, as well as third-party retailers such as Best Buy, B&H, Amazon, and Newegg. Moto E4 is being marketed as budget smartphone, but comes with decent specs.

Specs and features

The Moto E4 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, clocking at 1.4 GHz. The smartphone will come pre-installed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The budget smartphone boasts of a 5-inch HD-quality display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixes. The Moto E4 provides a stand-by time of up to 19 days and usage time of up to 24.3 hours.

The smartphone comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage memory. However, users will have the option of memory expansion of up 128 GB with the help of a microSD card. The smartphone comes with 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing snapper.

The Moto E4 houses a 2,800 mAh removable battery, which Motorola claims can run for one whole day.

The smartphone also comes with a nano-coating to protect it from light rain, liquid spills, and splashes. The handset is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor, which is located on the device’s home button. This placement will make it easy to use the security feature unlike the Galaxy S8, where it is located on the rear of the device.

Those who want to wait for the bigger Moto E4 Plus sporting a 5,000 mAh battery and carrying a price tag of $179.99, would have to wait till July to get the smartphone. The smartphones are a great option for those one a budget, but keen on a robust handset with decent features. Whether the two smartphones find favor with consumers remains to be seen.