Our Opinion

The Lenovo Z2 Plus (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Lenovo Z2 Plus (4GB RAM, 64GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Lenovo Z2 Plus (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Motorola Moto G4 Plus
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Excellence Score
26.0
22.9
Value for Money Score
68.7
71.0
Price ₹ 10,599 onwards ₹ 7,829 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2016 May, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.15 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 405
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.34um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, ISOCELL Sensor, Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF), CAF Dual-mode Focus, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Time Lapse, Slow-motion video Laser Auto-Focus, Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF), F/2.0 Aperture, Color Balancing Dual LED Flash, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Tap (anywhere) to Capture, 4X Digital Zoom, Burst Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to Focus & Exposure, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features 1.4um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, 78.9 Degree Wide Viewing Angle, Full HD Video Recording F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, Display Flash
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.45 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 149 gm 155 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 3.0 Yes, TurboPower
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); Multi-Purpose Home Button; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Type-C; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; U-Health Support for TurboPower (for up to 6 hours of use from 15 minutes charging); WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality)
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality with a fibreglass frame to keep the weight down and a magnesium alloy roll cage for sturdiness
  • Chic, premium design (similar to the iPhone 5S)
  • Compact, convenient size with a 5-inch screen making it one of the few easy-to-handle premium smartphones in the market today - something that will appeal to a lot of people who want power and quality, but not large phablet-esque dimensions
  • Manages to keep a relatively slim profile and manageable weight of 150g
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor (embedded in the home button) - significantly improved compared to the Zuk Z1
  • Extended home button functionality is very nicely implemented, and allows for quick navigation via gestures
  • Very good display - sharp, clean and bright, with colours that are fairly accurate and natural-looking
  • Display customization options includes colour temperature, as well as a night mode
  • Lenovo's ZUI launcher, is mostly stock Android, with a few customisations
  • Excellent speed/performance throughout - on par with top-end Android flagship smartphones - and yet at a mid-range price!
  • Very good battery life - can muster over a day and half with moderate use
  • Decent call quality
  • Decent rear camera - handles colours and finer details well
  • The 8-megapixel on the front is also good and delivers crisp and wide shots
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • As is the case with phones that have a glass back, it is a bit of a smudge magnet
  • The charger included in the box is an ordinary 10W unit rather than a Fast Charge 3.0 capable charger - which means that the phone's fast charging capabilities don't get fully utilized
  • Average loudspeaker
  • 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
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