Moto E4 Plus review

Extra battery on a budget phone

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Motorola has continued its dominance in the affordable smartphone space with the E4 and E4 Plus. The E4 Plus in particularly is one of the best devices you can get for your money at this price point, which is remarkably low considering what you get. 

The extended battery life is a big bonus, but everything else on the E4 Plus adds up to a full package.

There are a few high-end features missing, such as a kick-ass camera and great performance, but if you’re looking for a cheaper device that can achieve everything most modern smartphones do this could well be it.

Who’s it for?

If battery is your biggest concern when purchasing a phone, the Moto E4 Plus is a great option for you to upgrade to. We found it could comfortably last two days on a single charge, and that’s something a lot of phones right now aren’t capable of doing.

You will be limited by the 720p screen and low-end processor, but you may feel it’s a trade-off worth making in return for the extended battery life.

This is also a device for anyone who’s looking for an affordable phone. At only $179.99/£159 (around AU$240) you get a lot for your money.

Should you buy it?

If you’re either looking for an affordable phone, or a device that will last you a couple of days on a single charge, go for the Moto E4 Plus.

There isn’t an incredible camera or a powerful setup under the hood, but it does everything you’ll need it to, and comes packed with that phenomenal battery, the likes of which we’ve only seen on a few devices in the past.

For comfortably under $200/£200, the Moto E4 Plus is a steal of a device, and it will likely be one of our most recommended affordable phones for the foreseeable future.

Don’t think the Moto E4 Plus is for you? Here are the other phones we’d recommend you take a look at.

First reviewed August 2017

The competition

Don't think the Moto E4 Plus is the right phone for you? Here are the other phones we'd recommend.

Moto E4

You’ll get a smaller screen and less battery than the Moto E4 Plus gives you if you opt for the Moto E4, but the phone is a lot easier to handle and it comes with all of the same features. If you want to spend less money on your Motorola device, you may well be happy with this phone.

Read our Moto E4 review

Moto G5

A touch more expensive than the Moto E4 Plus, the Moto G5 is the next level up from the E range Motorolas, and it’s one of our favorite phones in the world right now. It features a Full HD 5-inch display and comes with a more powerful processor, but you’ll lose out on that incredible battery of the Moto E4 Plus.

Read our Moto G5 review

Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

This is a phone that’s limited to the UK for now. It won’t give you such incredible battery life, but it does come with a more premium-feel design and smoother performance.

Read our Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus review

James Peckham

James is the Editor-in-Chief at Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.