Saturday, January 29, 2022

Motorola Moto E4, E4 Plus; Affordable devices that may do well in Kenya

Moto E4 and E4 Plus are Budget Phones with Good Specs

When Lenovo launched sale of the Moto Z and Moto Z Play Plus in Kenya, they promised to bring more Motorola devices to the market. This became evident after announcement that Safaricom would be stocking more Motorola devices.

So you can, in Kenya, find Moto G5 and G5 Plus, Moto C and Moto C Plus and the higher end Moto Z. Though I am not sure if they are just Safaricom Shop exclusives or can be found elsewhere.

Anyway, there’s are two new budget smartphones from Motorola Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus.

Moto E4:

The Moto E4 is retailing at about $130 in the announced markets. Even going as low as $70 with some retailers. It is a 5 inch, Mediatek powered device that runs Android 7.1.1.

Motorola E4 Kenya

Moto E4 Specs:

Display5 inch 720×1280 Gorilla Glass 3
Cameras8MP back camera, 5MP front camera
ProcessorMediatek MT6737 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM and Storage2GB RAM; 16GB internal storage (expandable)
Battery2800mAh battery
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
NetworkSupports 4G/LTE
ExtraFingerprint scanner

Moto E4 Plus:

This one is a more powerful device. It is definitely the one that will excite most with 3GB RAM, a 5.5 HD display and a 5000mAh battery. The price range is between $170 and $210.

Motorola E4 Plus Kenya

Moto E4 Plus Specs:

Display5.5 inch 720×1280 Gorilla Glass 3
Cameras13MP back camera, 5MP front camera
ProcessorMediatek MT6737 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM and Storage3GB RAM; 16GB internal storage
Battery500mAh battery
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
NetworkSupports 4G/LTE
ExtraFingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos, Fast charging


Will the good people over at Lenovo be bringing these two devices to the Kenyan market? They definitely should. And then price them appropriately to be able to compete with the Mediatek devices from TECNO and Infinix.

The E4 can go for between Ksh. 12,000 to Ksh. 15,000 while the E4 Plus can cost between Ksh. 18,500 and Ksh. 22,000.

What are your thoughts? It would be good to have these two in the market…?



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