1Lenovo Takes Another Shot at Budget Handset Market With Moto E4 Plus
Lenovo isn’t a major player in the smartphone market, but the company has been trying to change that situation by marketing its Moto handsets to budget-conscious customers who want a decent range of features. Lenovo’s latest effort along these lines is the Moto E4 Plus, which features a larger screen and a higher capacity battery pack than the earlier E4 model, at a price that doesn’t break the bank. In fact, at $180 unlocked, the Moto E4 Plus is one of the more affordable handsets on the market. However, those wanting the latest speedy mobile processor should look elsewhere, as the Moto E4 Plus runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 427. This slide show will discuss features of the Moto E4 Plus in more detail.
2The Moto E4 Plus Has a 5.5-inch Display
3It Doesn’t Deliver High-End Processing Power
4It’s Runs the Latest Available Android Version
5Battery Pack Capacity Is Downright Generous
6It Has a 13-Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera
7The Case Has a Water-Repellant Coating
The Moto E4 Plus is water-repellent, a feature not often found in a budget smartphone. According to Lenovo, the device has what’s called a “nanocoating,” which can shake off water to prevent liquid intrusion that could break the handset. However, even with the nanocoating, the Moto E4 Plus shouldn’t be dunked in water.
8It Offers a Respectable Amount of RAM and Data Storage
9Some Important Features Are Missing
The E4 Plus is missing certain features, which could detract from its appeal. The device doesn’t support near-field communication, so users won’t be able to use the device to make mobile payments. The Moto E4 Plus also doesn’t support the fastest 802.11ac WiFi, and while its support for Bluetooth 4.1 LE is nice, it’s not ideal.
10This Handset Will Work on Any Network
11Lenovo Will Ship the Moto E4 Plus in August
Lenovo’s handset is one of the more affordable smartphones, costing $180 unlocked. The device will go on sale at Verizon, Best Buy, Amazon and select other retailers Aug. 3, while Sprint and others will get it Aug. 11. Republic Wireless will carry the handset starting Aug. 14.