Motorola Moto G4 Plus (2GB RAM, 16GB)  +3 variations

price₹ 8,649 onwards

launchMay, 2016

21.0

excellence score

65.5

value for money score

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Design

  • 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 fingerprint sensor (fast and accurate)
  • One feature that's missing from earlier versions of Moto G is the water and dust resistance

Display

  • Very good display - excellent sunlight legibility, punchy colours, good black levels, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Software

  • 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 Moto Series is known for timely Android updates, which is a big plus point

Camera

  • 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
  • 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
  • Tends to heat up when put under stress (during heavy gaming, and extended camera use)

Audio

  • Single loudspeaker is loud enough for alerts and general media playback
  • Bundled earphones are average

Battery

  • 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

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  • On the whole, this is probably the best camera in this price range
  • Good video playback - high bitrate, and Full HD videos are handled well
  • No NFC support
  • No magnetometer/compass

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617Ranked #54 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 405
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower
Dimensions
Weight155 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Wide-Angle Lens
  • Display Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Support for TurboPower (for up to 6 hours of use from 15 minutes charging)
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality)

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