Our Opinion

The Motorola Moto M (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola Moto M (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Motorola Moto M (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Motorola Moto M
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Excellence Score
20.7
23.3
Value for Money Score
54.3
66.9
Price ₹ 11,999 onwards ₹ 9,679 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Dec, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617Ranked #65 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek MT6755 Helio P15
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T860MP2
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 16.0MP 16.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (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 F/2.0 Aperture, 1.0um Pixel Size, Phase-Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, Display Flash Full HD Video Recording, 85 Degree Wide-angle Lens, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.85 mm
Weight 155 gm 163 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3050 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, TurboPower Yes, Turbo Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Support for TurboPower (for up to 6 hours of use from 15 minutes charging); Noise Filtration; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality) Battery Fast Charing (Turbo Charging); Dolby Atmos; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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 fingerprint sensor (fast and accurate)
  • 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 Moto Series is known for timely Android updates, which is a big plus point
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good looking design, premium look and feel
  • Sturdy, splash resistant
  • Decent display - high contrast and decent sunlight legibility
  • Almost stock Android build keeps things nice and simple
  • Good front-facing 8MP cam - produces great selfies - detailed, and with pleasing skin tones
  • Good performance in daily use - though underpowered in the graphics department
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Decent battery life
  • Clean audio output
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • One feature that's missing from earlier versions of Moto G is the water and dust resistance
  • Tends to heat up when put under stress (during heavy gaming, and extended camera use)
  • Bundled earphones are average
  • No NFC support
  • No magnetometer/compass
  • Average rear camera - color reproduction, dynamic range and exposure could have been better
  • 1080p video recording from either camera is also uninspiring
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