Motorola announced two latest Moto E family products: Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus on June 12. This post summarizes the major differences between Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus.
Both Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus share a similar design and build quality. But the difference between these two phones is substantial.
Hopefully, the comparison of Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus will help you to decide which phone is for you.
Please note some features, e.g., dual SIM feature and CPU (Snapdragon 425/427 for North America and Mediatek MT6737 for other regions), are region-specific. We do not consider such differences in this post as such features are not options for users.
Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus: Moto E4 plus is bigger
Moto E4 Plus is far bigger and heavy than Moto E4.
The screen size of Moto E4 is 5″, while Moto E4 Plus 5.5″. But the screen resolution is identical at 720p (1280*720).
This means Moto E4 has a higher pixel density (294ppi vs 267ppi). Same photos in Moto G4 may look sharper than in Moto E4 Plus.
Moto E4 Plus is about 31% heavier than Moto E4 (198g vs 151g).
Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus: Moto E4 plus has a bigger battery with 10w fast charging
One of the major differences between these two phones is the battery.
Moto E4 has a removable battery with a capacity of 2800mAH. Moto E4 Plus has a non-removable battery with an eye-popping capacity of 5000mAH, which is comparable to many battery packs in the market.
This means Moto E4 Plus should have far longer battery life than Moto E4 although it has a larger display. Motorola claimed Moto E4 Plus battery can last two days for most users.
In addition, Moto E4 Plus charges faster. It supports 1oW fast charging; while Moto E4 only supports 5W charging.
Unfortunately, Motorola does not offer power bank option for Moto E4 Plus. You probably cannot use the 5000mAH battery to charge other devices directly through the micro USB port.
Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus: 8MP rear camera vs 13MP camera
The rear camera in Moto E4 and E4 Plus is also substantially different.
Moto E4 Plus has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 sensor; while Moto E4 has only 8MP f/2.2 camera sensor.
The front camera in the two phones is identical. And interestingly, both phones offer LED flash for the front camera. Most high-end smartphones even do not have this feature.
Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus: E4 Plus have 3GB RAM (except in the US)
As a budget phone, Motorola is generous enough to pack 2GB RAM in Moto E4. This is sufficiently for daily use (except heavy games).
For Moto E4 Plus, 3GB RAM can be found in the international version. But in the US version, the memory is only 2GB. This is probably due to the slightly higher price of Snapdragon chip used in the US version.
Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus: Moto E4 Plus is more expensive
Of course, Moto E4 Plus is more expensive.
The suggested price for Moto E4 Plus is $179.99 and $129.99 for Moto E4.
Can I use micro SD card in Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus?
Yes, both Moto E4 and E4 Plus have a dedicated micro SD card slot.
Does Moto E4 or Moto E4 Plus have a fingerprint reader to unlock the phone?
Both Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus have a front fingerprint reader.
Which phone supports dual SIM cards: Moto E4 or Moto E4 Plus?
Dual-SIM versions are offered in most international markets for both Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus.
But in the US, both Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus support only one SIM card.
So, it depends on your region whether the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are dual SIM.
Please note, dual SIM version of Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are dual standby only.
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