Motorola Moto G4 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

The Motorola Moto G4 Plus competes in the mid-range space where a lot of outright purchase buyers are flocking.

The good

  • Good performance
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Dual SIM
  • Quick camera
  • Great battery life

The bad

  • Very plain design
  • Fingerprint reader isn’t the home button
  • Big and slippy
  • Sealed battery

Motorola Moto G4 Plus at a glance
When was the Motorola Moto G4 Plus released? July 2016.
What’s new about the Motorola Moto G4 Plus? 5.5-inch screen, fingerprint reader, 16MP camera.
How much does the Motorola Moto G4 Plus cost? RRP $399.

Motorola’s Moto G4 Plus offers large size and equally large value for its asking price.

In the Android smartphone world almost everyone has a play in the premium space, even though as a nation we tend to buy only Samsung or Apple smartphones if we’re after a premium device. Recently, Motorola’s pitch has been to leave the premium bloodbath alone and instead focus on mid-range and value segments. That’s solidly where the Motorola Moto G4 Plus sits, with either 16GB or 32GB versions available for $399 and $449 outright.

Design

  • Dual SIM support is nice
  • Slippery body can make it hard to hold at times

Camera

  • Has no trouble delivering quality photos superior to many phones at its price point

Performance

  • Good mid-range performance that should handle most tasks without issue

Battery life

  • Should have no trouble getting most users through the day on a single charge
  • No removable battery, sadly

Verdict

  • A good choice for budget-conscious buyers wanting a large handset

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

More than meets the eye

The Motorola Moto G4 Plus might look like a simple smartphone, but it packs plenty of features to help it stand out from the pack.

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OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Processor Snapdragon 617
Height (mm) 153
Width (mm) 76.6
Depth (mm) 9.8
Weight (g) 155
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 2
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.4
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support No
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Updated November 19th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 636
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MSM8937
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
Motorola Moto E5
Motorola Moto E5
Snapdragon 425
5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 450
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 630
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 626
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
MTK 6737M
5
854 × 480
16GB
Snapdragon 617
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 430
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 625
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 820
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 810
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB

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