This article is about the Motorola Moto E4 Plus Pros and Cons Review.
In 2015 Motorola skipped the E3 and it was launched in 2016. But this time the company didn’t want to loose the budget segment market and so they have launched the E4. To be precise there are two variants, one is the regular E4 (4th Gen) and the other is the Moto E4 Plus (4th Gen). And in this post I am going to review the later one.
Below are the lists of Moto E 4th Gen advantages and disadvantages review which can be also be considered as pros and cons along with problems and issues.
Reasons to Buy Moto E4 Plus (4th Gen) (Pros and Advantages):
1. The first reason for naming it a plus is because of the large 5.5 inch screen. It has the same resolution as the regular variant which is of 720×1280 pixels which gives the display a pixel density of 267 ppi (pixels per inch).
2. Next is the processor which comes in two variants. One has the 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 427 and the other is the Snapdragon 625. These two models will be available with different carriers in North America. But outside North America the processor will be Mediatek MTK6737M. Both are decent processor which does not have heating problems or issues what so ever.
3. The 2 GB primary memory RAM is sensible for Motorola devices as pretty good in memory management.
4. Just like the processor it comes it two variants in terms of internal secondary memory for storing files. It has the 16 GB and the 32 GB model which can be increased up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
5. For gaming it comes with the latest GPU that is the Adreno 308 which is the successor of Adreno 306. It does preforms pretty smooth without any noticeable lags or frame drops.
6. The primary camera comes with a 13 megapixel sensor and the secondary is a 5 megapixel. Both of them may not be the best around for the given price tag but quite decent both in low light and good light. The focal aperture of the rear lens is f/2.0 and f/2.2 for the front. The highest resolution it can record videos is 1080p in 30 fps (frames per second). One more thing there is a front LED flash which helps in taking selfies in the dark.
7. The software comes with the latest version of Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). There are no any third-party bloatwares or applications that runs on the background. It a very clean near stock Android software. Also there is a very high chance for the software to be upgraded through OTA whenever a new one comes out because it has been like that for all their past Moto E devices.
8. The display comes with a protection which is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it has an oleophobic coating on top of it which makes it a water repellent but not water resistant or water proof.
9. On the front there is a fingerprint scanner which is pretty responsive in responding and recognizing. It requires less than 0.3 seconds to unlock the smartphone.
10. Other important sensors are accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light which works as adaptive brightness control.
11. Another advantages is that it also does comes with an NFC (Near Field Communication).
12. For the first time it has the Dolby Atmos speakers and above all it comes with dual speakers. However the dual speaker variant might not be available in all the countries as the processor.
13. And finally the last pros is the humongous 5000 mAh and this is also another reason to call it a plus variant. It can keep the device powered on nearly up to two days without charging under normal usage. Also it comes with a 10 watt wall charger, means it does support fast charging technology with its Quick Charge feature.
Reasons Not to Buy Motorola Moto E4 Plus (4th Gen) (Cons, Demerits, Downsides, Disadvantages, Issues and Problems):
1. The Snapdragon variant is only available in North America which seems like its a discrimination. I am not against Mediatek but the only option for some part of the world to choose is bad especially when the manufacturer is already making two variants.
2. Another issues is the absence of gyroscope which is important for better gaming performance and augmented reality games. Even for using with virtual reality (VR) headsets gyroscope sensor is important.
3. Another problems or cons is that the smartphone dimension in terms of thickness is too thick. Its of 9.6 mm thick which is above the average 8 mm thickness.
4. The same goes for the weight which is 181 grams. For a budget smartphone this much weight is too heavy. But there is no way to get out because of the massive 5000 mAh battery.
5. Another demerits of the 4th Generation is the absence of gravity sensor.
6. The Moto E4 Plus SAR values has not been published to the general public. However normally the SAR values of Motorola devices are not too high.
7. And finally the last cons or disadvantages is the absence of compass for turn by turn navigation with maps.
My Verdict: Its good but definitely not the best one. So in case if you are looking for a better alternative then follow the link below which has also more RAM.