Motorola, once an individual company and now owned by the Chinese vendor Lenovo has launched Moto G4 Plus smartphone in India. Moto G4 Plus is made available on Amazon.com at a stunning price of 13,499 only. A large number of sales of Moto G and Moto E handsets have helped Motorola to establish its authority in Indian market. Now it is back with Moto G4 Plus edition. Just before you buy this amazing smartphone, have a look at its exaggerating features in this review.
Moto G4 Plus Review
Here are the first impressions of this cool device by Motorola that will help you to decide whether this smartphone is worth buying or not.
Design & Built
The iconic smartphone design of Motorola continues to live on Moto G4 Plus. It is certainly the best smartphone by Motorola so far. The rounded metal frame is covered with rubber back to provide a strong grip. Moto G4 Plus is slim smartphone which is just 7.9mm thick. The fingerprint sensor rests on the bottom. It is not like any physical button, but is raised up slightly to help you find it by a single touch.
The power button on the edge has ridges on it to make it identifiable. The headphone socket lies on the top while microUSB 2.0 on the bottom edge. The back of Moto G4 Plus is comparatively flatter than previous versions. The 16MP camera lies on the top at the back of this smartphone. It is accompanied with laser AF and dual LED flash. It has two micro SIM slots and microSD card slot on one of its left edge. The handset looks a little cheaper in overall look.
Moto G4 Plus supports 5.5inches TFT display screen with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080pixels. The sunlight legibility is nice and its display manages producing the punchy colors and has quality black level. The display is well protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The images look lifelike and video viewing will amaze you.
Moto G4 Plus comes pre-installed with Android Marshmallow 6.0 which is updatable to next version. The simple user interface can be customized. It comes pre-loaded few handy applications and games that are really helpful to customize the device in your own way.
Moto G4 Plus is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz and installed with Adreno 405 GPU. The phone comes with two RAM & ROM options. The first variant is available with 16GB ROM & 2GB RAM while the other variant comes with 32GB ROM & 3GB RAM. It is up to you which model you choose to buy. The latter is 1500 INR costlier than the former one.
Moto G4 Plus comes with 16MP rear camera with laser Autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. You can capture the perfect photos through this camera. It has got f/2.0 aperture with number of modes to capture your photos in. Phase detection autofocus is the biggest highlight of Moto G4 Plus smartphone. The 5MP camera given at the front can capture stunning photographs. The camera doesn’t perform so well in low light conditions and give average quality photos.
Moto G4 Plus is a snappy performer. It can handle multitasking efficiently. Switching between the apps will not slow down your smartphone. Heating is also not a big issue with this smartphone. The gallery application has been replaced by Google Photos application. The phone can manage high end games like Dead Trigger 2 and FHD videos to perfection.
Storage and Connectivity
Moto G4 Plus comes with two ROMs – a 16GB ROM and 32GB ROM. It is up to you which device you go for. For connectivity, the smartphone provides you features like GPS, GLONASS, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, and FM radio too.
Battery & Price
It comes with 3000mAh battery. When full charge you can watch videos continuously for about 12 hours on this smartphone. Its Turbopower feature helps you to charge your smartphone for 6hours of talktime in 0-15 minutes. It is available in black & white colors. The 2GB RAM & 16GB ROM version is available at Rs. 13,499 on amazon.in while the 3GB RAM & 32GB ROM version is available at Rs. 14,999 only.
Why you can buy Moto G4 Plus?
- Sleek design
- Good battery life
- Better camera as compared to previous smartphones by Motorola
- Equipped with fingerprint scanner
Why you should not buy Moto G4 Plus?
- In low light, the camera performance is average
- NFC is absent
The Bottom Line
Overall, Moto G4 Plus is performing better than expected and has impressed with the changes it has made to design and functionality. The final call is yours. It depends on you that which variant of this smartphone you go for. If your storage needs are more and you wish to run heavy application on your Moto G4 Plus then going with 3GB RAM & 32GB ROM variant is a good choice, else you can go with its other variant.