Lenovo’s Moto E4 Plus will be available unlocked and on Verizon this week
Lenovo’s beefed-up version of the Moto E4, the Moto E4 Plus, will be available on Verizon starting August 3rd, but it’s also coming unlocked simultaneously to Best Buy, Amazon, and a couple other online retailers. Then, on August 11th, it will hit Sprint and Ting, then finally Republic Wireless on August 14th. The unlocked price is $179.99.
The Plus is following in the footsteps of its little $129.99 sibling, the E4, offering compatibility with all the major (and non-major, by extension) carriers in the US. The Plus bumps the display size from 5 inches to 5.5 inches, and nearly doubles the battery capacity — 5,000mAh instead of the 2,800mAh — that’s offered by the E4.
The E4 Plus will also be available as an Amazon Prime Exclusive Phone, where you can look at ads on your lock screen in exchange for a nice discount on the price: the E4 is $99 with ads, and the E4 Plus should get a similar or greater discount.
In addition to that huge battery, the phone comes with a 13-megapixel camera, Android 7.1, a sad 2GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 427. (The version released in India seems to have more RAM and a different processor.) Also, there are only 1280 x 720 pixels to stretch across that 5.5-inch screen. This phone is only aspirational in battery size, but that might be enough for some people.