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Moto G4 vs. Moto G4 Plus

How Much Do you Know About Moto G4/G4 Plus

--Thursday, May. 19, 2016
On May 17, 2016, the smartphone manufacturer big giant Lenovo Motorola updated Moto G again. Finally, the latest flagships are Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. So, how much do you know about Moto G4 and G4 Plus. This review will give you 360-degree look at the devices.

Moto G4 Plus

Part 1. Specifications of Moto G4 & Moto G4 Plus


Moto G4

Moto G4 Plus



153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm (6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 in)


Black, White





IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors


5.5 inches (~71.2% screen-to-body ratio)


1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)




Corning Gorilla Glass 3



Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)


Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617


Card slot

microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)


16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM

16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM



13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash


Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR


1080p@30fps, HDR

1080p@30fps, HDR


5 MP, f/2.2, auto-HDR

5 MP, f/2.2, auto-HDR



microUSB v2.0, USB Host


- Fast battery charging

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

- MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player

- MP4/H.264 player

- Photo/video editor

- Document viewer


Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Part 2. Feature Comparison of Moto G4 & G4 Plus

1. Price
In 2013, Motorola began to update its Moto G flagship annually and on May 17, 2016, it launched the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Available at under£200, these decent models target the mid-end Android smartphone market. But there is a price difference. In the UK, the Moto G4 will be priced at $190 (£169) or so while Moto G4 Plus at $223 (£199).

2. Camera

Moto G4 Camera

One of the other differences is the camera. Moto G4 comes with a 13MP camera while the G4 Plus boots up to a 16MP snapper.

3. RAM and Internal Memory
When it comes to the RAM and storage, Moto G4 is equipped with 16/32 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM. But Moto G4 is more advantageous with more versions. The phone come with 32 GB internal memory will boast a 3 GB RAM, and the one with 64 GB internal memory will feature 4 GB RAM. More specifically, Moto G4 is coupled with bigger storage and this model will run faster.

4. Fingerprint scanner
It is only Moto G4 that has a fingerprint scanner, which provides extra security for your personal data. Then scanner sits below the screen and requires a recorded fingerprint to unlock the phone. This feature is like the one in Galaxy S7.

Part 3. Comparison of G4/G4 Plus and Moto X Pure Edition

Moto X Pure Edition

Compared with Moto X Pure Edition, a flagship released in 2015, G4 and G4 Plus have better configuration in terms of platform. More specifically, G4 and G4 Plus run on Android 6.0.1 while Moto X Pure Edition works on Android 5.1.1. Other features are equal. For example, Moro X Pure Edition is of a 3 GB RAM and 16/32/64 GB internal memory. And it also supports 128GB SD card. Besides, Moto X Pure Edition has 21 MP rear camera and 4K video recording function. The phone also supports fast battery charging and advanced water protection.

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Android-Recovery Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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