Motorola Moto G4 Play  Motorola Moto G4 Plus (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Motorola Moto G4 Play Motorola Moto G4 Plus
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Excellence Score
19.9
26.2
Value for Money Score
58.0
68.2
Price Rs. 9,949 onwards Rs. 10,998 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2016 May, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0, Expected upgrade to 8.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 405
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 8.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Tap (anywhere) to Capture, Burst Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to Focus & Exposure 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 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, Display Flash F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, Display Flash
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.9 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 137 gm 155 gm
Battery Capacity 2800 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
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Water Repellent Nano-coating; Fast Charger (10W): 5 hrs of battery life in 15 min; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality) Support for TurboPower (for up to 6 hours of use from 15 minutes charging); Water repellent nano-coating; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality)
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Nice, elegant design
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Water-resistant
  • Decent display - images and websites looked fairly crisp and sharp
  • Comes loaded with clean, near stock Android, with almost no bloatware
  • Decent speed/performance - pleasant to use in daily use
  • Decent rear camera - takes pretty good outdoor photos (in mixed light, it takes OK photos, and in low light, it struggles and images tend to have some noise)
  • Decent front camera too - skin tones looked fairly natural in selfies
  • Decent video recording performance - takes serviceable HD videos at 30 fps
  • Nice, loud front-facing speaker
  • Overall reliable hardware and software
  • Very good battery life - easily last for a little more than a day for moderate to heavy usage
  • Removable/replaceable battery
  • One the whole a good option for users looking for an decent device that’s solid, runs well, and has a battery that’ll last all day
  • 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)
  • 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]
  • Average sunlight legibility of the display
  • Although performance in daily use is good enough, it tends to lag when playing games and taking panoramic photos
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No gyroscope
  • Bundled charger has a slow charging speed - taking about 4 hours to full charge
  • 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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