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Moto E4 Plus First Impressions: Big on Size & Battery 

The latest generation of Moto E devices come with big display, and more power. 

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Moto E4 Plus packs a 5000mAh battery. 
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Motorola has launched two new phones for the Indian market this week, the E4 and E4 Plus, with the price starting from Rs 8,999. While the E4 is an offline-only phone, the E4 Plus restricts itself to online availability, for the price of Rs 9,999.

The phone is bigger, bulkier than the E4, and here’s what we think about the phone, which goes toe-to-toe with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

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Big Display? Check

Moto E4 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display. However, you’ll have to content with the HD (1280x720 pixels) resolution. Indians love big display phones, and with the advent of cheap data plans, people have become addicted to watching video content on-the-go.

The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD display
The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD display
(Photo: The Quint)

This is the first time that a Motorola phone has been launched in India with a 5.5-inch display size for under 10K. In terms of quality, the colour reproduction levels on offer is decent and crisp, but we’d have to spend more time to ascertain its actual worth.

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What impresses with the Moto E4 Plus is that even for a sub 10K phone, Motorola hasn’t compromised on its overall design and finish. Unlike the Moto C series, the E4 is probably their first in the E series to come with a metal body.

But with its dimensions of 9.6-mm thickness and carrying a weight of 198 grams (as mentioned on GSM arena), this phone is big in every aspect.



First Moto E phone with a metal body
First Moto E phone with a metal body
(Photo: The Quint)

That is a big bump in terms of size of the Moto E4 Plus, but going by the overall USP of the phone, Moto must’ve been hoping to catch the eye of the power users, when they had conceived the design of Moto E4 Plus.

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Camera – Budget at Heart

Moto E4 Plus features a 13-megapixel with F/2.0 aperture, and even though Moto E4 Plus hasn’t been made to satiate your shutterbug needs, it’ll get the job done.

Does it compare with cameras of phone like the Redmi 4? Not really, but we’d reserve our judgement till we use the phone extensively.

13-megapixel shooter at the back. 
13-megapixel shooter at the back. 
(Photo: The Quint)

Battery – The ‘Plus’ Factor

With a 5000mAh battery, the Moto E4 Plus is clearly meant for the power users. While Motorola claims that the phone supports fast charging, our experience with big battery phones has been anything but that.

Comparing the size of Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus in one frame. 
Comparing the size of Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus in one frame. 
(Photo: The Quint)

The company claims the phone can last all day long, and much more than that (probably 2 days if you’re judicious enough while using it).

Lenovo has done well with its other battery behemoths recently (Vibe P2 comes to mind) and there’s a good chance that the Moto E4 Plus could just become the go-to phone for a lot of people.

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