Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)
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magic score81.389.7
PriceRs. 14,999 onwardsRs. 8,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)May, 2016Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.5 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 617Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 505
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.9 mm8.5 mm
Weight155 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh4100 mAh
Other Battery ParametersN/AGaming: up to 15 hrs, Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs, Reading Time: up to 39 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 17 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
  • Compact, smart looking, premium design with a metal build - very similar to the Redmi Note 3, but more easy to handle (because of the smaller size)
  • Excellent ergonomics, with the curves on the back making the phone very comfortable to hold
  • Light-weight with an excellent weight distribution, despite the large battery it holds inside
  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles
  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around
  • Very good speed/performance - one of the best in this price range
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Good audio quality
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
  • Camera is decent, and almost at par with the more expensive Redmi Note 3, but still could have been better, especially with low light performance
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better
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