Lenovo has officially unveiled its newest entry-level smartphones — the Moto E4 series — and the company has made a few changes from last year's models.
The E4 Plus Offers A Massive Battery
One of the new things about this year's E4 lineup is the fact that Lenovo is introducing a larger model in the E4 Plus. Aside from a slightly larger screen, the biggest difference between the E4 and the E4 Plus is the fact that the Plus will feature a larger battery. The standard E4 will offer a 2,800-mAh battery, but the Plus comes equipped with a massive 5,000-mAh battery. Lenovo claims that the Plus will last two days in between charges. While we can't confirm that without testing, the size of the battery does mean it should last longer than other smartphones.
In addition to the battery size, both variants of the E4 will feature rapid charging so even if you do manage to drain the Plus, it shouldn't take too long to recharge it.
Specs And Features
Aside from the battery size, the E4 and E4 Plus will be largely similar in terms of hardware. Both will feature the same 1.4 GHz quad-core processor though the Plus will feature 4 GB of RAM whereas the standard model comes with only 2 GB. In terms of storage space, both phones ship with 16 GB of onboard storage, but, like other Android phones, that can be expanded via SD cards.
Both phones will be running Android Nougat 7 which is the most current version of Android available, though Android O is scheduled to release within a few months.
The other big differentiating factor between the two models will be the camera. Both phones will feature a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, but the Plus's main camera is 13-megapixels. The standard E4's rear camera is only 8 megapixels.
While many premium phones have moved toward glass bodies, the Moto E4 series will retain the tried and true metal body. While the glass design certainly looks nice, it hasn't proven particularly durable so the metal build is a nice touch especially considering these are budget phones and consumers are likely more concerned about functionality than design.
As entry-level phones, neither of these phones will be very expensive though the Plus will be a bit higher priced. The standard model will cost $129.99, and the Plus will be $179.99.