I just unwrapped my new E4 today. The setup was almost totally different than the “activate” page on the RW website… more on that in my next post. Once I got though all of the setup problems, though, I’m amazed that this phone costs only $130!
- The display is bright, sharp and clear.
- My favorite app, the Firefox browser, opens basically instantly; on my old Nexus 5X it took a second or two. I don’t do high-intensity gaming, etc., so this gives me an idea that the phone won’t be sluggish for what I need.
- The phone calls I made sound good, though the other person sounds a bit like they’re in a tin can. (I think these calls were through T-Mobile, not WiFi.)
- The fingerprint sensor works well. It senses my finger at more angles that my old phone did.
I agree with the reviews that say the camera isn’t great. I especially don’t like the app: It seems limited. If I switch on “Professional” mode, it’s gone the next time I open the app. There are only a few settings. I really miss one feature: the button that let me see the last photo full-screen so I could zoom in to check sharpness, etc. (The OpenCamera app has this and many, many more features.)
If you don’t want to spend a lot on a smartphone, this one looks like a winner!