Moto E4 vs. E4 Plus vs. G5 vs. G5 Plus: Which should...

Moto E4 vs. E4 Plus vs. G5 vs. G5 Plus: Which should you buy?

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Motorola’s budget lineup is getting increasingly crowded.

Lenovo is known for rolling out several phones at the same price point, with minor differences between them to justify their existence. With the Chinese company now hedging its bets on Motorola, it was inevitable that we would see a bevy of new phones under the Moto banner.

Motorola launched the Moto G5 and G5 Plus back at Mobile World Congress, and over the course of the last month, we’ve seen the Moto C series followed by the Moto E series.

With the Moto C series now forming the entry-level tier, the Moto E series is positioned just under the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. With so many phones launching in such a short duration, Motorola’s lineup in this segment is getting increasingly crowded. It doesn’t help matters that the naming convention of the Moto E series is one generation behind that of the Moto G phones, making the E4 look older in comparison to the G5.

To further confound matters, Motorola decided to launch nine million variants of each device. The Moto G5 series has over ten SKUs, and the Moto E4 is powered either by a Snapdragon 425 (427 on Sprint) or a MediaTek MT6737. Motorola has been struggling to roll out quick updates, and it isn’t making things any easier for itself by introducing models powered by two different chipsets — if history is any indication, the MediaTek version won’t receive updates as fast as the Snapdragon model.

Before we take a look at what differentiates the Moto E4 from the G5 and the E4 Plus from the G5 Plus, here’s a look at the detailed specs on offer:

Category
Moto E4
Moto E4 Plus
Moto G5
Moto G5 Plus
Operating System
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display
5.0-inch 720p (1280×720)

Article originally published at: Android Central