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Moto E4 Durability

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Sprint Product Ambassador

Hello throughout this article I am going to discuss durability, phone case options, and the new opinion of the battery. So let me start by saying anytime my phone is not in my hand it is at risk for destruction by 1 of 4 little people which share my DNA. The two older will frequently stalk me and the moment I release grip the snatch it up to watch some youtube or Netflix and the younger one seem to think cell phones are the best teethers made and insist on putting them in their mouths or making music by banging them on any near by objects. With that being known I was surprised when the MOTO E4 made it two weeks without injury. I went in search of a case before my luck ran out. There was plenty of cases to choose from however, most were more for aesthetics than for protection but the search continued.

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I searched my usual go to Amazon and I finally decided on one that had the shock absorption, ultra thin anti-slip armor silicone rubber hybrid protective cover in silver sold by Dretal. The case was very inexpensive at just under $9 and arrived within 3 days with the Amazon prime membership. As I was waiting for the case to arrive my fears of the phone having an accident came true, however, I could not blame one of my minions for this. I set the phone down on what I perceived to be a flat surface and sadly the phone slowly slid down to the tiled floor right before my eyes. It was about 4ft from the ground and I was fearful of the damage as I picked it up I noticed the glass in the rear camera area was cracked, as I turned it over to view the front I was sure a shattered screen was to follow but to my surprize, it survived. Lastly, I am going to give you an update on what I think about the better. In my last post, I expressed how I thought the battery was above average and lasted longer than what would be my phone of choice well there have been some new findings. During the last week, my gaming and phone use has been getting closer to my actual usage time as I have downloaded most of the apps I had previously and was really determined to put Moto E4 to the test. About midday during a session of about 2hr gaming activity the battery began to get warm and then hot I had to stop all activity for about an hour to let it cool down. I then had another test how long would this battery last just watching Netflix and it did better than I thought. Starting at 100% I binge watched a series and the phone made it just over 6hrs before powering down. My overall opinion is still that this phone gives a lot for the budget friendly price point it offers.

 

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