Malaysia gets Motorola Moto E4 & E4 Plus
The Moto E has been Motorola’s most popular devices particularly in emerging markets such as India. The lineup manages to deliver mid-range performance to a price point most people would consider entry level. device has always been one of the top contenders at its price point. That said aside from Latin America and India, you’d be hard pressed to find the device. That is about to change, for Malaysia at least.
This year’s Moto E, the Moto E4, is a realignment of the product to cater to those who are looking for value or have a slightly higher budget when it comes to their first smartphone. The Moto E4, leaves behind the plastic build of previous generations for a sleeker, metal build which gives a sense of sturdiness and quality. It is also one of the only devices in its price range to launch with Android 7.1 Nougat in tow. The Moto E4 family continues Motorola’s new trend of releasing two variants of the same device. This year, two members enter the foray, the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus – literally for the first time in Malaysia.
The Moto E4 comes with a quad core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on board storage with support for additional storage of up to 128GB of additional storage via microSD card. It also has a HD 720p display with a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch (ppi). It also comes with a 2.5D glass lamination.
On the camera front, the main camera of the Moto E4 is an 8-megapixel sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and 1.12µm pixel size. The camera comes equipped with autofocus and a single LED Flash. It also comes with Burst, Beautification, Panorama, and HDR capabilities from the get go. It can shoot HD 720p video at 30fps.
The front facing camera is a 5-megapixel , f/2.0 sensor with 1.12µm pixel size. However, the camera does not feature autofocus but is a single focus sensor. It is also equipped with an LED flash and comes with Beautification, HDR and Burst Mode out of the box.
The Moto 4 will feature dual SIM capability with support for 4G LTE connectivity. In addition to this, it will also be able to take advantage of WiFi802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. It does not come with Near Field Communication (NFC) but is equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack. No Turbo Charge+ on the Moto E4 and it will use a standard microUSB port for charging. All of these features will be powered by a 2800mAh battery which is removable.
Moto E4 Plus
The Plus variant will also be running on the MediaTek MT6737 albeit with a larger 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It will also feature a larger 5.5-inch HD 720p display with the same 2.5D glass.
Camera wise, the main camera comes with an larger 13-megapixel sensor. Other specifications of the sensor are similar to its non plus variant. On the front facing camera, the sensor is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Again, other sensor specifications are the same with the E4.
The Moto E4 Plus will feature Dolby ATMOS speakers similar to the Moto M of last year and also dual microphones for noise cancellation. It will also be able to take advantage of Bluetooth 4.2 LE and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n.
All of these features will be powered by a 5000-mAh non-removable battery. The Plus doesn’t support Turbo Charge+ but will be bundled with a 10W charger out of the box. It will also be using the standard micro USB port and will have a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Moto E4 and its Plus variant will be available beginning tomorrow at Motorola and Lenovo mobile stores. The E4 will set you back RM639 while the E4 Plus will cost RM799.