Moto G4 and Moto G Plus – Specs and Insights

The launch event for the Moto G4 and G4 Plus just concluded in Delhi and now we have the official specs of these phones with us. It now appears that the leaked photos and rumours were true after all. The Moto G4 and G4 plus, or just the Moto G and G Plus, as the company prefers to call them, have a great spec sheet. So let’s have a rundown on the specs and features.


Allison Yi, Director of product management at Motorola, who unveiled these phones started with describing how thin these phones were. The G4 7.9 mm thin (or 7.875 mm to be precise). Notably, the Moto G (3rd Gen) was 11.6 mm thick – that is an impressive 31% slimming over the previous generation. But, the curved back has now made way for a flat back – luckily they didn’t remove the dimple everyone is so fond of.

Moto G4 Plus Design front back.jpg

Tapered Edges on the Moto G Plus

The G4 and G4 plus will offer premium look and feel. Camera will have trim around its edges and the phone’s edges will be rounded and tapered. The device will have a waterproof coating, but it will not have IPX7 water resistance present in the G3.

Display & Processor

Both phones will sport a 5.5 inch 1080p display (~401 ppi) and claims to be as dense as a human eye can see. Both will have the solid Gorilla Glass 3 display.

They will run on a 1.5 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 617 CPU and Adreno 405 GPU. So, a decent gaming performance can be expected from these phones.

User Experience

The user experience is expected to remain same under the Lenovo led Moto line-up. The G4 and G4 Plus will be shipped with near-stock Android 6.0.1.

With all the pixels and processing power to crunch, a bigger battery was a necessity and has been thankfully considered by Motorola. Both phones come equipped with a 3000 mAh battery, which is a respectable 21% increase over the previous generation. Also, there is Turbo Charging.

Camera and Security

Camera is one of the differentiating features between G4 and G4 plus. While the former sports a 13 MP camera, the latter has a 16 MP camera with laser focus, face detection, and a larger sensor for better low-light images. There is also a professional mode in the plus to access SLR like features. The plus’s camera also received better ratings than the iPhone 6S on some test.

Unlocking your phone with your finger

Moto G4 Plus Fingerprint Sensor

Another differentiating feature is the fingerprint sensor, which is absent in the G4. On an average we unlock our phones 85 times a day – and Motorola has made that task easier. The Moto G4 Plus stores up to five fingerprints. Moreover, it claims to unlock in less than 750 milliseconds, which is blazing fast. Average iPhone 6 speeds are 1.395 seconds.

Selfie camera is 5 MP and captures wide angle shots.

Memory and Storage

The G4 will be available in a single variant with 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM (the price of Moto G will be disclosed before its launch early next month). Whereas, the G4 plus will be available in two – 16 GB with 2 GB RAM (₹ 13499) and 32 GB with 3 GB RAM (₹ 14999).

G4 Price

Moto G4 Plus Price

The Moto G4 line up is poised to become another popular flagship from Motorola. The company has faced a lot of online criticism from its fans after its merger with Lenovo for all the wrong reasons. But it seems that Lenovo is holding up the Moto legacy quite well. We’ll wait until the sales figures are out to see how well these products were received by the consumers.


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