In 2017 smartphones like the Galaxy S8 the LG G6, and the upcoming Moto X 2017 are the most popular devices in the mainstream media today. However, at flagship prices from 700 to 1100 dollars sometimes it can be extremely difficult to afford a flagship phone. No matter how amazing a particular device, like the upcoming Note 8 will be, it would be hard to swallow the 1100 dollars that you have to cough up at some point to get the device. Sometimes, the money will mean more than the
However the mid-range to budget phones in recent times have become almost as nice as the flagship phones that existed around them. Consumers don’t have to give up as much quality with a budget device like they did before. There are decent phones are on sale right now that are at the sub $200 dollar level.
Phones like the Motorola E series of phones were made for those with a smaller phone budget to contend with. Lenovo will be launching a few different budget to mid-range devices. One of the devices the company will launch for 2017 will be the Moto E4. THe E Series has always been the series of phones focused on the budget minded crowd, as well as those who are looking for their first smartphone device after clinging dearly onto their flip phone for much longer than anticipated.
The newest version of the E series, the Moto E4 has just launched, with a price of $130 unlocked, and $70 if you buy the device through Verizon. The Moto E4 does not have the most amazing specifications in existence, but at $70 dollars, it’s not a bad deal. The specifications of the E4 are listed below:
- 5 inch, 720p Display
- Snapdragon 425 Processor with 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of storage with MicroSDHC capability.
- Micro USB charging port
- Android 7.1.1 OS
- 8MP Rear Camera, 5MP selfie Camera
- 2800 mAh battery
So yeah, the specifications are not great in the least bit. But they will suffice for most people who are just looking for a phone to use, with a few smartphone capabilities to add to the package.
While the unlocked version of the E4 will be $130 dollars, the Verizon branded version will be only $70 dollars. Of course, with the $60 savings you will get with the Verizon enabled version, you will have to deal with a few more stipulations. The Verizon version will be loaded with Verizon bloatware of course, and you will have to deal with Verizon billing, but if that is enough of a reason to save $60 dollars, then have fun and enjoy your savings!
For people who may want a starter smartphone, or people who are looking for a capable phone on a budget, this might not be that bad of a device. As long as you know the shortcomings of the device (small battery, underpowered processor, small amount of storage), then you’ll be alright with spending 70 bucks (or 130 unlocked) device. It might be a perfect backup device if you either break your main phone, or you need a phone when you are short on cash.
Check out more information about the E4 over at GSM Arena