Moto G4 Plus Review in First Impression: In India people loves Motorola’s Moto line smartphones. The strong sales of the Moto E and Moto G series have helped Motorola to secure a strong foothold in the Indian market. The Moto G series has been the most popular among the all the phones under the Moto brand. Moto G smartphones have always struck in a good balance between the price and features.
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Review
The fourth generation Moto G marks the debut of the Lenovo’s branding on the Moto smartphone after Motorola Mobility’s acquisition by Lenovo. The classic logo of Motorola is present too but it is quite clear that the Lenovo aims to make the Moto a sub-brand of itself. Especially while considering the company’s plans to replace the Vibe range with the Moto smartphones.
With improved camera and software the Moto G4 Plus is a better equipped version of the Moto G4. Let’s check out more about the Moto G4 Plus.
LOOK and FEEL
The Motorola’s iconic smartphone design continues to live on in G4 Plus and it is certainly identifiable as a Moto product. The rounded metal frame is coupled with the rubber back cover that offers a good grip and ergonomics. The smartphone is a bit larger than its predecessors, so thanks to 5.5-inch Full HD TFT display. The display manages to produce the punchy colours and the sunlight legibility is very good. For added protection the Gorilla Glass 3 is also present. The Moto G4 Plus is fairly slim at 7.9mm and it has good weight distribution.
For a fingerprint sensor the Moto G4 Plus ditches the trademark bottom grille. The sensor can easily recognize your fingerprints from a few intermittent misreads and from any angle, it works very well all the time.
The Micro-USB port and the headphone jack take their places on the bottom and top respectively. The 16-megapixel sensor is accompanied by the dual-tone LED flash and the laser autofocus system, that is substantial upgrade.
Also Read: Motorola Moto G4 Play with 2GB Ram Launched
At the back it has non-removable 3000mAh battery and two slots at the side for a microSD card and the two Micro-SIMs. The retail box of the smartphone contains a headset and TurboPower charger of 25W. you will need a separate USB cable for the data transfer because the wall charger is not modular.
SPECIFICATIONS and SOFTWARE
In terms of the power:
– The smartphone uses the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 SoC, that is an octa-core chip running at 1.5 GHz
– On board storage you will get 32 GB and RAM if 16GB.
The Moto G4 is one snappy performer, without any bloatware slowing it down. There is no lags or slow-down in animations and while switching between the apps. But the SoC does warm quickly when using GPS or data or when gaming. If the phone is warm you will notice a bit of lag in the camera app.
– The gallery app has been replaced with the Google’s Photos app, and to be honest this is not the best.
– The smartphone manages to handle full-HD videos and high-bitrate well.
– Music is handled by the Paly Music app
– The photos app will also let you trim videos and edit photos
– It has 16-megapixel shooter with the f/2.0 aperture
– To quickly lock on the nearby objects, the smartphone also gets a laser autofocus system
– The battery backup is also good
– The smartphone also supports the fast charging and TurboPower for quickly topping up the battery.
The Moto G4 Plus is the welcome evolution of Moto G series, in terms of the performance and features it takes it a step further. The smartphone packs in the SoC upgrade that keeps the latest version of the Android running smoothly, a good camera for daylight photography, all day battery life and a fingerprint sensor.
So, if you are looking for a dependable low cost smartphone that gets nearly everything right then you can’t go wrong with the Moto G4 Plus.
- Vivid display
- Near-stock version of Android
- Sleek design
- Good build
- Improved camera app
- Strong battery life
- Low light camera performance is average
- No NFC