The Motorola Moto G4 Plus was released some weeks back alongside theMotorola Moto G4 as an addition to Motorola’s Moto G Series of Smartphones. The Moto G4 Plus has a lot of features in common with the Moto G4, but it also has its own distinct features, like the 16MP Camera and fingerprint scanner.
The Moto G4 Plus has great screen design and technology, with awesome specs for performance complemented with an average battery life. The 5.5-inch screen supports Full HD resolutions with an excellent 401 ppi pixel density. Performance is pegged at the maximum with a Snapdragon 617 processor and a variety of RAM storage to choose from, allowing you to suit your preferences. And with fast-charge support, you can stay connected for longer periods.
Moto G4 Plus Specifications(Details)
Display & Body Design
Like the Moto G4, the Moto G4 Plus features a 5.5-inch display that is fast becoming the standard screen size for modern smartphones. The display has IPS Touchscreen technology with 1080p
* 720p resolution. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Grass 3 Screen protection, which protects the screen in hazardous situations. The device uses LCD display, emitting good colors and brightness from almost any viewing angle. From what we’ve seen of the Moto G4 Plus screen, it is by far the best screen of the Moto G series in terms of resolution and picture quality.
The device has a somewhat disappointing plastic build, with black and white color variants. The only trace of metal on the phone is a faux metallic trim around the sides. The back cover is removable to allow you easy access to the Micro SD and SIM card slots. However, the back cover can be customized with a gadget named Moto Maker, which I’ll be reviewing soon.
Memory & Performance
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor powers the processing unit, like the G4. Unlike the Moto G4 however, the Moto G4 Plus has three variants of RAM storage: 2GB, 3GB and 4GB. The same is also the case for the ROM storage, having variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB to suit each user according to his/her needs.
The Moto G4 Plus runs on Android’s latest flavor Marshmallow which gives a clean and bloat ware-free experience. Custom Motorola features like the Moto Display and Moto Actions are still around. With these features, you can get custom notifications, as well as gestures like double-tap to turn on flash, and writing C to start camera..
Power & Battery
A 3,000mAh Li-ion battery powers up the Moto G4. If you think the battery capacity isn’t large enough, the Moto G4 has a solution for you. It has fast-charge/turbo-charge feature that allows you to achieve 6 hours of battery life within just 15 minutes of charging.
The Moto G4 possesses Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity for wireless file transfer and internet browsing. It also has a micro SIM card slot for terrestrial usage, as well as a Micro SD card slot for external memory. On top of the device is a 3.5mm headphone jack for private audio reception. It comes with A-GPS support for location tracking and GLONASS technology for more accurate location determination and satellite tower reception. The advanced Bluetooth 4.1 technology ensures faster bluetooth connections than previous series. Also included is a USB 2.0 Port for wired connections.
The Moto G4 Plus’s rear camera is the distinguishing factor separating it from other smartphones in the Moto G series. Its parades a 16MP Camera with f/2.0 aperture that is just wide enough to allow the right amount to light needed to make pictures and videos spectacular. With phase detection and laser auto-focus aided with a dual tone LED flash, the device is great for picture and video recording. Selfies are clearer with the 5MP front-facing camera found also in the Moto G4. Another difference between the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus is the presence of a fingerprint sensor at the front of the device.Motorola claims the fingerprint sensor is able to unlock the device in 750 milliseconds, which is slightly slower than that of the Nexus 6P, which unlocks it in 600 milliseconds. However, the Moto G4 Plus’s fingerprint scanner doesn’t serve as the home button, since the G4 Plus uses on-screen navigation keys.
Overall, the Moto G4 Plus is a budget Android smartphone with reasonable specs similar to those of the Moto G4. For those who are unable to purchase high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and Nexus 6p, and don’t want to purchase worthless smartphones with ridiculously low prices. Other features of the device include an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor and modern HTML5 browser.
Moto G4 Plus Specifications(Summary)
Display & Body Design
*1080 pixels(401 ppi pixel density)
IPS LED Capacitive Touchscreen
Gorilla Corning Glass 3
Memory & Performance
Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
1.5GHz & 1.2GHz
Variants of 2GB, 3GB and 4GB
Variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
External Memory Slot:
External Memory Capacity:
Up to 256GB
Power & Battery
Audio & Video
Vibration, MP3, Wav Ring tone.
Hotspot Tethering, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
Memory Card Slot:
Usb Port Type:
Yes (3.5 mm)
Docking Interface Support:
A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
5MP f/2.0 auto-HDR
Geo-tagging, Touch focus, face detection, panorama, Auto-HDR
SMS, HTML5 Browser, Google Play Store, Youtube
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with software updates
Heart Rate Sensor:
MS Office Format(s):
Price and Availability in Nigeria & India
The Moto G4 Plus price is slightly higher than that of the Moto G4. The Moto G4 Plus will be available for sale in India around mid-June, starting at a price of 13,499 rupees or $200 for the 16GB/2GB RAM version, and 14,999 Rupees or $225 on Amazon India, where it’s already available for pre-order. However, when the device gets to Nigeria, as I’m sure it will, it will cost between N45,000 – N55,000 for the 16GB/2GB RAM variant, and N65,000 – N70,000 for the 32GB/3GB RAM variant, depending on where you buy it from.