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Motorola - Moto E4 Plus 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Fine Gold

Snap pictures and save images on this 4th-generation Moto E smartphone. It has a 5-megapixel and an 8-megapixel camera, so you can capture fun videos and snapshots, and with 16GB of storage space, it lets you keep your favorites on hand indefinitely. This unlocked Moto E smartphone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system for reliable use.

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What's Included

  • Motorola Moto E4 Plus
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (103 out of 111)


Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor

Quad-core 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.1 Nougat with more personalized settings and smarter notifications

Offers a fresh, fast platform to help you stay connected and productive while you're on the go.

Universal Unlocked

Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.5” HD display

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

13.0MP rear-facing camera

Produce detailed images thanks to high resolutions. Also includes a front-facing 5.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

16GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 128GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

* SIM Card not included.

Customer rating

Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews

would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews



  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade with premium feel

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There's a lot to like about this phone. I'm glad I bought this over the E4 because the plus seems pretty well reviewed. I can't tell the difference between this and my daughter's Galaxy S6, other than screen quality. Pros: - Great performance for the price. Pay anything less and you will notice the drop in quality - Feels good in the hand. - Fast. Online reviewers will say it's slow, but honestly, I think it's fast. There's a little lag, but really, how fast do your apps really need to open. - Fingerprint sensor at this price point. Very cool feature. - 13 MP camera is decent. Front facing camera has a flash - Ridiculously long battery life - Runs Android 7.1 Cons: - I can't tell if it has Gorilla Glass or not in the US. Some sites say yes and others say no. Which is it? - I'm sure the screen quality is low compared to high end models, but I don't know and don't care. - Once you get the battery cover off, don't do it too often if you can avoid it. When I put it back on, it slightly mis-aligned the power button. - They are hard to keep in stock at Best Buy. For $10 more I could have gotten the 32 GB version. I don't want to pay the restocking fee just for the extra size, but it is tempting. Not a con, but users should know this takes a nano sim card, so you'll want to work with your carrier to get this corrected. Overall - i love this phone for the price. I'm a bargain hunter so I think this was a real steal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Bayquake, thanks for the positive comment. Glad to know it's working well for you. If you're wondering what type of screen does this device have. It's not Gorilla Glass but a different type of durable glass. -Erwin MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Budget Phone


    I broke my Galaxy S7 so I needed a phone to hold me over till the next iPhone release and I wasn't looking to spend much. I know how shoddy some of the phones in this price range can be so I did a little research before walking into the store and decided it was between this or the Nokia 3.1. The Nokia would continue to get updates but the Motorola E series has a history of producing a solid product at a budget friendly price and with the phone being unlocked, rooting and installing a custom rom is fairly easy. This phone, even with 2gb of ram, is super smooth and responsive. It runs an almost stock Android, much better than Samsung's TouchWiz. The fingerprint sensor is amazing and using it for navigation is a nice feature. The combination of screen, processor and battery make this a very efficient phone that can get 12++ hours of screen on time on a single charge. This phone has me questioning if I really need a $1000 iPhone when a $160 budget phone is this solid If this phone lasts I may just check out the Motorola G series instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had a very old legacy phone (iPhone 4) that was no longer capable of running any apps or receiving new upgrades to existing apps, but I did not want to pay over time for the new phones offered by carriers (requiring a plan change and new commitment.) Also, I do not do a lot of data streaming on my phone (even though this phone is certainly capable of it.) I chose this unlocked phone which could be used with any existing plan. It has sharp screen colors and, at least to me, many new features such as voice to text. I'm still learning the features since my old phone was pretty basic. The battery life is very good. I feel that some things are a little more complicated or take more steps than should be necessary to accomplish (like deleting texts or calls) compared to my old phone, but much of that may be due to the fact that I'm not yet used to it. Overall, I'm very happy with the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery Life, little hard to open

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Mom lost her cellphone so we had to get a replacement, and we got the Motorola E4 Plus, the very same phone my Grandma has. While this phone may not appeal to those who want the latest and greatest of smartphones with cutting edge specs, design and prestige. The Moto E4 + has one thing that a lot of the flagships available have, a massive 5000 mah battery with a fairly efficient processor meaning that this phone lasts a lot longer than many other phones. Only downside really to this phone is that its fairly hard to take off the back cover of the phone to insert a sim card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Defective phone, and terrible BB Return Policy.


    The headphone jack doesn't work, plain and simple. I thought the plug to my headset may have been bad, so I tried two different but compatible speakers, but no dice. I searched online for a solution and learned that other buyers received E4 Pluses with defective jacks. Poor QC by Motorola. Even worse return policy by Best Buy. Heads up, 15 days to return and item, even if it's defective. My tech purchases will be with BB competitors with better service policies, hence forward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Gemma, thanks for bringing this up to our attention. I know this is something very inconvenient. You could submit an online replacement thru this link: Our technicians will examine the device and will call you in case that they need to discuss something in relation to the replacement process. -Jhei MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone for the money.

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered this phone for my wife. She's not a Gamer or a Tekkie, but she loves to do what women do with a phone. (I don't mean this in a male chauvinist pig way). She's on the phone alot socializing, takes lots of pics, messages, emails, etc.. All the apps she's loaded, the phone handles with lightening speed. Big display. Plus add a 64 Micro SD card and you've got 80 Gig, for cheap phone that looks great, lightweight,and does it all! If you can get it cheap, buy it. Then in a couple years, you don't feel bad about getting the next new phone.Plus Motorola backs up their phones with a solid warranty!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for the price and it looks nice!


    Nice looking phone for the price and the biggest advantage of it is the fact it is unlocked and can be used overseas! I won’t have to get a phone whenever I go visit Colombia. I can just take this nice looking phone with me and I will be reachable from the USA. I got the “open-box” one and I’m not ashamed to say it nor disappointed because the phone has surpassed my expectations specially because of how nice it looks for the price I paid for it. This will be a backup phone here in the USA (I also have an iPhone 7Plus).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice buget phone

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The phone has a nice big screen, runs normal Apps with good speed, and responsive fingerprint recognition. The camera is not the best, but serviceable. The only drawback I can see for this version is that with only 16G memory. You cannot store too many files on it. I have not downloaded many apps, I already have 3G memory left. It is a good choice as a backup phone or an everyday phone if you are not taking too many pictures or videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • T3 (UK) on April 6, 2018
    Moto E4 Plus review: a budget bargain with a really big battery
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  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5James Peckham on January 18, 2018
    Moto E4 Plus review
    Extra battery on a budget phoneFull Review
  • 11, 2017
    Motorola Moto E4 Plus review
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  • TechaerisAlex Hernandez on October 24, 2017
    Moto e4 Plus Prime Edition review: Monster battery will get you through your day
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  • NotebookcheckRating, 4 out of 5Florian Wimmer on September 13, 2017
    Motorola Moto E4 Plus Smartphone Review
    Simple addition. More battery, more RAM, more display - Motorola really means the "Plus" in its Moto E4 Plus. Find out whether these positive aspects outweigh the rather low system performance in our review.Full Review
  • ZDNetRating, 2.8 out of 5August 17, 2017
    Moto E4 Plus review: An economical smartphone for those who only care about battery life
    The Moto E4 Plus is one of the many smartphones aimed at dominating the low end of the smartphone market. Currently priced at $179 for an unlocked version, and compatible with nearly all US carriers, it has to be a bargain, right?Full Review
  • Phone ScoopEric M. Zeman on August 10, 2017
    Review: Motorola Moto E4 Plus
    Motorola's latest budget handset is the battery-busting Moto E4 Plus. This phone has one of the longest-lasting batteries we've tested this year. If you're in the market for an affordable Android smartphone that keeps going and going and going,Full Review
  • SlashGearRating, 4 out of 5Chris Burns on August 8, 2017
    Moto E4 Plus Review : The Never-ending Battery
    The Moto E4 Plus Review we've got on deck today rolls through the basics of its hardware and software and offers judgement on its overall value. While the hardware is decent - especially for this price - it's within the long-lasting battery thatFull Review

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