Moto E4 Plus (SIM Free / UK)
The Moto brand is familiar to many, not too long ago it was considered a household name in the world of mobile phones. "Hello Moto!" could be heard during any commercial break.
Looking to recapture the simplicity of traditional mobiles from the '90s and early '00s, the Moto E range offers modern features with a no-frills design and wallet-friendly price.
This model is slightly larger than the standard Moto E4, featuring a 5.5" screen and 13MP main camera. It also has more RAM and a huge 5,000 mAh battery.
If you aren't too fussed about the having the absolute latest and greatest specification phone, then the Moto E handsets provide exceptional value without sacrificing functionality.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
Clove Technology provides UK models of the Moto E4 Plus. These handsets come SIM Free and Factory Unlocked. This ensures compatibility across all UK and European networks. Simply buy the phone from us and choose your own SIM separately.
For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator for compatibility.
Reasons to buy the Moto E4 Plus
- Android 7.1.1 - up to date features and compatibility from the world's most popular mobile Operating System
- 5.5-inch HD display – large size for browsing, playing games and other media
- 16GB storage and space for up to 128GB memory cards for all your apps and files
- Massive removable 5,000 mAh battery – A super-powerful battery for extended use over 2 days
- 13MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 5MP selfie camera with LED flash
- 4G - high-speed data connections on the move
Colour and memory variants
The Moto E4 Plus is available with 16GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM.
Gold and Grey options will be available.
- Moto E4 Plus SIM Free
- 3 Pin Charger
Moto is slowly but surely cementing themselves as the "go-to" brand across a range of price points in the mobile space.
There are now 5 ranges of Moto phones: Z, X G, E and C. Each offers something different to match up with varying budgets, yet all are solidly built and capable in their own right.
The E4 Plus is the second step on the Moto ladder, providing some modern features - such as a fingerprint sensor - with a fairly basic specification to keep costs as low as possible.
You will still find all of the expected trappings of a smartphone in 2017, including high-speed 4G LTE connectivity and GPS, with a large removable battery and up to date Android 7.1.1 operating system.
Simplicity is the order of the day and the E4 Plus has a practically no-frills design. The whole phone is designed with a subtle curvature, from the rounded edges to the back-plate, to keep it comfortable in the hand.
From the front, you will see the standard 5.5-inch high definition panel utilises 2.5D curved-edge glass to blend into the casing. Rounded corners are mirrored by the ovoid fingerprint sensor on the phone's chin.
As you trace around to the back, the familiar Moto 'M' symbol is printed in a handy dimple - useful for holding and gripping the phone.
Also on the back panel is the new defining characteristic of Moto series phone: the large, circular camera lens cover.
The construction is from lightweight plastics, although the final finish still feels fairly robust.
Taking off the back panel of the phone provides access to the SIM and SD card slots, as well as the huge 5,000 mAh removable battery.
Showing a commitment to providing a modern experience even on cheaper phones, the Moto E4 ships with the latest Android 7.1.1.
This includes Google's recent updates for split-screen apps, improved notifications and permissions, plus several power-saving and efficiency measures.
Installed out of the box are the standard Google apps such as Gmail, Calendar, YouTube, Drive, Maps or Docs.
Everything you need to start enjoying a smartphone is available out of the box.
If you already have a Google Account, then you can sign in and instantly synchronise contacts and email, as well as stored payment details, Chrome bookmarks and other associated data.
The Google Play storefront is the window to a world of applications and media. You can choose from hundreds of thousands of free and paid-for apps, plus countless movies, box-sets, e-books and downloadable music.
The display on the Moto E4 Plus is a fairly large 5.5 panel with high-definition IPS LCD technology. This is more than large enough for comfortable browsing and navigating the phone's menus.
2.5D glass is used around the edges of the screen. This blends into the casing which makes the phone easier to hold and also reduces the likelihood of damage in the event of the phone being dropped on a corner.
An upgrade over both the basic C range and the smaller Moto E4, the E4 Plus has a powerful 13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash.
On the front of the phone is a 5MP selfie cam. This also has a flash to help with low-light imagery and video calls - a bonus that still not many smartphones employ.
If you're looking for more recent advancements in mobile imagery (PDAF or large/high-density pixels), then you'll need to move up the Moto ranges towards the higher-tier X and Z handsets.
For the majority of users though, these cameras will be more than capable of taking snaps in well-lit situations, both indoors and out.
As you would expect from a new phone, several connectivity options are available on the E4 Plus.
Wi-Fi & 4G LTE allows you to access high-speed Internet connections both at home and on the move. Bluetooth 4.2 is available for pairing with speakers and headsets, as well as connecting wearables and smart home equipment.
The fingerprint sensor can help to secure your lock screen, as well as providing authentication for transactions made online with Google Pay.
Through the phone settings, you can also use the sensor to navigate the phone with taps and swipes, replacing the traditional Android control buttons on the screen.
Everything is powered by a huge 5,000 mAh battery. With this amount of cell capacity and a relatively low-power 720p resolution screen, the E4 Plus should see the average user well into a second day's use.
No more worrying about going out after work without charging first!
Overall the Moto E4 Plus is a solid budget handset with a few extra features that go beyond the "essentials-only" approach of other entry-level devices.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||128 GB|
|Type||HD IPS LCD|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 (~267 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Speed||LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi Direct & Wi-Fi hotspot)|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Home|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / eAAC / WAV / Flac player|
|Formats||DivX / WMV / MP4 / H.264 player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||155 x 72.3 x 9.6 mm (6.10 x 2.85 x 0.38 in)|
|Weight||198 grams (6.98 oz)|
|Software||Google Play, Google App Suite|
|Other||Moto Experience (Gesture Control)|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage
Is this a dual SIM phone?
What SIM card does this phone use?
It uses a Micro SIM card.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Does this phone have a removable battery?