Moto E Plus Review : 5000 mAh in a slim package

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Hello friends! In our last issue, we talked about a simple and reliable smartphone Moto C Plus. It’s time to get acquainted with the smartphone for those who want more – Moto E Plus.

If the name of the model has changed only one letter, then the smartphone itself has undergone significant changes. Diagonal screen for Moto E Plus increased by half an inch, added a fingerprint scanner, almost twice the resolution of the camera, and the body is made of metal, rather than plastic. Also, do not forget the proprietary Moto features and the latest version of Android 7.1.1.

Moto E Plus

The Moto E Plus packaging is as bright as its co-star, the C Plus. But the colors of the case at the smartphone were calmer. Even bright, golden color looks nice – the phone will stand out from the crowd, and will not look puffy. By the way, the thickness of the smartphone was small – 9.9 mm, thanks to this, as well as sloping edges, Moto E Plus will be comfortable to lie in your hand.

The bundle of supplies found all the most necessary: ​​headphones, charging and cable. As in the case of C Plus, charging the smartphone is also able to cope with the tablet due to the maximum output current in 2A. The headphones were the same as the C Plus, so they sound nice. Yes, and a microphone with a microphone will be great helpers for the user.

Technically, the color of E Plus is gray, but the shade was so deep, That from afar it can be taken as classic black. Such a smartphone will look equally good both in a man’s hand and in a woman’s hand. Well, for those who want to stand out, there is a version of the Moto E Plus with a golden body.

The display traditionally occupies most of the front panel. With a diagonal of 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, it shows a good picture. Affects the quality of the IPS-matrix. The image is bright, clearly visible in the sun, and on the screen there is no hint of an unpleasant “grain”. In general, the Moto E Plus display will be enough for everyday tasks, and for viewing any video.

On the front side of the smartphone, at the bottom of it, is a fingerprint scanner. Thanks to the proprietary One Button Nav technology, it can be used not only for its intended purpose, But also as any Andorid control. It can be buttons “back”, “home”, “show running applications” and even “Power”. The type of action will depend on the user’s movements: svaypov, touches or long touches. You can use this technology at will. With One Button Nav turned off, the usual virtual keys remain on the screen.


Above the screen is a talking speaker, a camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels (with HDR support) and – a very rare thing for any smartphone – a front flash. Additional flash is useful for shooting selfies in difficult conditions, for example, in a cafe or on the street, in the evening. If a normal self-camera in such cases will draw a picture and create a lot of noise, the Moto E Plus camera will be devoid of such drawbacks.

On the right end of the Moto E Plus are traditional for any modern smartphone keys. This is Power and volume keys. The left side of the smartphone was empty – on it there is not even a tray for simok and a memory card.

As for the other facets of the smartphone, then the set of features is the most common. On top is a single 3.5 mm audio jack, and below: a MicroUSB port, a microphone and a main speaker.


The reverse side of Moto E Plus is made of metal and plastic. The central part of the panel turned out to be metal, and its upper and lower faces are made of plastic. In them (and also in the ring surrounding the camera and flash) there are antennas of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and cellular communication. By the way, NFC support immediately adds E Plus support for contactless payments. For example, Fashionable today Android Pay can be freely downloaded from the Google.Play store.

The resolution of the main camera is 13 megapixels, with autofocus, flash, as well as autofocus, HDR support and panoramas. With its main task, the camera copes perfectly: it quickly starts, focuses and does not think over each picture. As for the video shooting, only 1280×720 pixels are supported here. By modern standards, of course, not very much, but the built-in software stabilizer perfectly brightens this drawback.

Now look under the cover of the smartphone. Despite the fact that it was removable, it will not be easy to dismantle it for the first time – it is too tightly attached to the body. Under the cover is a non-removable battery with an impressive volume of 5000 mAh, which can last for a couple of days,  As well as a few slots for SIM and a microSD memory card.


To the right of the camera is a dual slot for the first SIM card and a MicroSD memory card, and to the left of the camera is a second SIM card slot. Thus, the user no longer has to puzzle over whether it was worth sacrificing a second sim card for the sake of a memory card.

Specifications

Inside the smartphone is a 4-core system-on-a-chip MediaTek MT6737, which replaced the MediaTek MT6735. Inside the SoC is a GPU Mali-T720 MP2, running at a clock speed of up to 650 MHz. The amount of RAM is 3 GB, and the permanent memory is 16 GB. At the same time to increase memory, you can use microSD cards with a capacity of up to 128 GB.

With the support of wireless networks for Moto E Plus everything is fine. The smartphone will work without problems in 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. To communicate with smart watches, headsets and other gadgets, use Bluetooth 4.2, and to connect to wireless access points – Wi-Fi 802.11n.

The interface of Moto E Plus is the best possible. This is the native shell of Android, with a useful minimum of improvements. However, if a user wants to do something with this shell, Then to his services a whole store Play.Market with a lot of free programs and utilities.

However, Moto E Plus still has a couple of trumps. This is the One Hand Mode function, which allows you to transfer your smartphone to one-handed control mode. In this mode, the picture on the screen decreases, scales and sticks to the left or right bottom edge of the smartphone. This option will be useful if Moto E Plus is in one hand, and the second is occupied by bags or something else. As a result, you can work with a smartphone without fear of accidentally dropping it. Scales and sticks to the left or right bottom edge of the smartphone. This option will be useful if Moto E Plus is in one hand, and the second is occupied by bags or something else. As a result, you can work with a smartphone without fear of accidentally dropping it. Scales and sticks to the left or right bottom edge of the smartphone. This option will be useful if Moto E Plus is in one hand, and the second is occupied by bags or something else. As a result, you can work with a smartphone without fear of accidentally dropping it.

Two more features of the screen will be night mode and zoom. After turning on the night in the palette of the screen, the blue colors decrease, so the image becomes warm and pleasant to the eyes. But the change in scale is much more interesting. Usually manufacturers expose one scale and do not allow it to change. But in Moto E Plus with a scale you can play.

In benchmarks, Moto E Plus, of course, did not prove to be a star, but no one expects a smartphone for 13,990 rubles. For its price category, this is quite enough.

Moto E Plus camera

The camera at the smartphone was not bad. She will be able to take normal pictures even with a lack of lighting, but then to light it will be sensitive. However, the same can be said for the vast majority of mobile cameras, so the quality of photos Moto E Plus can be called acceptable. Yes, do not forget about the second, self-camera with its own flash. This bonus is not always met

Overall impression of Moto E Plus

Moto E Plus proved to be a very pleasant device, it can be called the next step after MOTO C PLUS. Despite the fact that the names in smartphones are similar, inside E Plus there have been many changes. It has a 5.5-inch IPS screen instead of a 5-inch Tianka, the resolution of the camera has almost doubled, and the amount of RAM has increased to 3 GB.

In short, Moto E Plus is suitable for those who do not agree with the budget apparatus and therefore are looking for a balanced solution. This is exactly what Moto E Plus can do, because it has everything you need: an excellent screen, a good camera, 4G support and a battery that will allow it to work up to two days without recharging.

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