Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)
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magic score81.379.8
PriceRs. 14,999 onwardsRs. 16,900 onwards
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Launch Date (India)May, 2016Sep, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0Android 6.0
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Processor1.5 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 617Exynos 7870
GPUAdreno 405Mali-T830MP2
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
Secondary Camera5.0 MP8.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 256 GB
Thickness7.9 mm8 mm
Weight155 gm167 gm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)N/A21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AInternet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Nice, sleek design
  • The rounded metal frame coupled with the rubber back cover offers good ergonomics and grip
  • Fairly slim at 7.9mm
  • Has good weight distribution, so it doesn't feel heavy
  • Good build quality
  • Well placed physical buttons (volume and power)
  • Very good display - excellent sunlight legibility, punchy colours, good black levels, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • As is the case with all Moto smartphones, the G4 Plus runs on a near-stock version of Android, plus the usual suite of Moto enhancements which include Moto Display (for ambient notifications) and Moto Actions (for gesture actions)
  • Without any bloatware slowing it down, the G4 Plus is an all-round snappy performer, and performs well on benchmark tests (although a notch below the top performer in this price group - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3)
  • Very good multi-tasking performance too with 3GB of RAM
  • The 16-megapixel camera sensor is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and a laser autofocus system, which is a substantial upgrade over earlier versions
  • On the whole, this is probably the best camera in this price range
  • The camera app too is significantly improved from earlier versions
  • Image quality for landscapes and macros in daylight is much better than before, with good level of detail and fairly accurate colours
  • Video recording quality is good in both daylight and low light
  • The front camera also manages some detailed selfies when the lighting is good
  • Another neat addition is the ability to directly read barcodes and QR codes from within the camera app
  • Very good fingerprint sensor (fast and accurate)
  • Good video playback - high bitrate, and Full HD videos are handled well
  • Single loudspeaker is loud enough for alerts and general media playback
  • Very good battery life - for moderate use cases, you can go nearly a day and half before having to charge the Moto G4 Plus
  • Supports TurboPower for fast charging of the battery
  • The Moto Series is known for timely Android updates, which is a big plus point
  • Solid build
  • Well designed - the metal body and the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front, give it a premium feel
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android, which is now lighter than before, and works well
  • Useful new features include S Power Planning (battery management) and S Secure (privacy), apart from Ultra-data saving mode and S bike mode
  • Good all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including heavy games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • One feature that's missing from earlier versions of Moto G is the water and dust resistance
  • Bundled earphones are average
  • No NFC support
  • Tends to heat up when put under stress (during heavy gaming, and extended camera use)
  • No magnetometer/compass
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
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