moto e4 +  found instore at Tesco for £149
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moto e4 + found instore at Tesco for £149

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Found 2nd Jul 2017
"5.5"" HD display and metal design"5000 mAh battery and rapid charging Quad-core processor and 4G speed. also has finger print scanner and nfc.Decent camera 13 mpl. and the front facing one even has a flash. I'm impressed with it so far. we bought it as a cheap replacement for the Samsung galaxy note 4. it's similar looking and a bit lighter. battery lasts 3 days for us with medium use. comes in gold or grey.

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Please hand it in to customer services. I dropped it this morning.
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You say "instore" but haven't said which store.
Actually, it's on Tesco Direct too - same price.

tesco.com/dir…071
it's also Sim Free, it's every Tesco Store
Searched it's at tesco
Original Poster
sorry it was Leyland extra. I thought it would've been national
Please hand it in to customer services. I dropped it this morning.
golfie

sorry it was Leyland extra. I thought it would've been national



Thanks. It's a decent spec in my book, no idea why it's being downvoted.
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Yeah in my opinion this is better than any lower end smart phones. that's why I shared it. I'll never buy a Samsung again given their aftercare. 0.8/10 on trust pilot tells it all.
Original Poster
bigger screen, bigger battery, front flash camera. latest 7.11 android
golfie

bigger screen, bigger battery, front flash camera. latest 7.11 android


Thanks, I was looking at the standard E4 spec, not the E4 Plus.
This is why I couldn't see much difference (updated my link above)
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 2nd Jul 2017
single sim slot
gowno

single sim slot


That takes some saying
I've had one of these for a few days for review purposes. The battery life is excellent, as you would expect with such a large capacity and low end specs. I really can't understand why Motorola decided to include NFC and 3GB RAM on the E4 Plus when the normal G5 misses out (apart from the Amazon 3GB exclusive version). The design also feels slightly more premium compared to the G5 too, due to the curved glass screen, but otherwise its basically a large G5.

Overall though I would still pick the G5 over the E4 Plus, unless battery is your main concern.

The screen on the E4 plus is low on contrast, which makes everything look slightly washed out, even in 'Vivid' mode, and pixelation is obvious on smaller text thanks to the 720p res. It is very noticeably worse when directly comparing it to the G5.

Performance is adequate, but pauses and graphical lags are noticeable even on first use, and 3D gaming is very poor with both low detail and poor framerates. The 3GB RAM is wasted when coupled with such a basic SOC.

The cameras are the biggest problem though, this has easily the worst 13MP camera I have ever had the misfortune of using on a smartphone. Details are lost in a noisy blurry mess even in good lighting conditions, dynamic range is terrible, there are serious focusing issues, and the HDR mode forces a horrid sharpening filter across the whole image. Unfortunately third party camera apps (e.g. Open Camera) do not help the problem, as it appears that none of them are able to bypass the built-in image processing. The 720p limited video capture is also very poor for a phone in the £150 range, it might have been acceptable in 2014, but not now.

If battery life is your main concern, and you can live with a compromised screen, and terrible cameras then this phone could be just what you are after. However, there are far better phones with smaller batteries available even from the same manufactuer.


Edited by: "chancooluk" 2nd Jul 2017
I think you will find you are over stating things a bit @chancooluk. I have one of these and the screen is very colourful with decent contrast,does not look washed out at all. I actually found it had better colour than G5 Plus & it doesn't look that pixelated. Many TV screens have 720p and don't look pixelated. As for camera when I used it images were decently sharp especially using HDR you just gotta know how to get the best out of it. I also only found it to stutter slightly using chat heads on Facebook Messenger,other than that daily usage was great. I think people expect far too much these days thinking it's gonna be Galaxy S8 level performance. It's not that bad in use
seanireland72

I think you will find you are over stating things a bit @chancooluk. I … I think you will find you are over stating things a bit @chancooluk. I have one of these and the screen is very colourful with decent contrast,does not look washed out at all. I actually found it had better colour than G5 Plus & it doesn't look that pixelated. Many TV screens have 720p and don't look pixelated. As for camera when I used it images were decently sharp especially using HDR you just gotta know how to get the best out of it. I also only found it to stutter slightly using chat heads on Facebook Messenger,other than that daily usage was great. I think people expect far too much these days thinking it's gonna be Galaxy S8 level performance. It's not that bad in use



Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I can assure you that my opinion of this handset is balanced and not over-stated. I think it's a great option, but only if battery life is the most important factor, otherwise £150 buys significantly better handsets, including flagships and mid-rangers from 2015-2016.

The argument about 720p TV screens isn't really relevant. On a TV you are almost certainly watching a moving image, where pixels are much harder to pin-point, and I agree that I can barely see a difference between a 720p and 1080p 32-inch screen. However, I can spot pixelation on a 720p 5.5" smartphone screen easily, as most of the time the image is static unless watching a video, text on a website is the most obvious place where pixels are easily noticed.
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for £ 149 I'm a big fan of it and don't think there's anything comparable for a 5.5 inch screen with 3 gb ram. I agree it's as good as a top end 2014 smartphone. innovation wise and specs haven't come on leaps and bounds since then . everyone's different. it ticks all the boxes for me for what I need it for. I wouldn't have gone near a moto or budget phone a few years ago, they have vastly improved.
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