The Moto G series has reigned as one of the most popular line-up among all the smartphones released under the Moto brand name. The latest offering from Motorola’s Moto G line of smartphones come in two variants. The recently released premium version of the fourth generation of Moto G is called the Moto G4 Plus.
Here are the five reasons why potential customers should buy a Moto G4 Plus smartphone:
The Moro G4 Plus features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone sports a fingerprint sensor on its front panel. The Moto G4 Plus is thinner than its previous iterations and weighs only 154 grams.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor powers the device. The chipset includes four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and another four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz along with Adreno 405 GPU to handle the graphics. The Moto G4 Plus is available in two configurations. The 16GB model houses 2GB of RAM whereas the 32GB variant has 3GB of RAM.
In the multi-core tests on GeekBench 3, the phone scored higher than the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), Meizu Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z3, as reported by GSM Arena. The Moto G4 Plus touts a whopping 42,229 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, as reviewed by Gadgets 360.
The Lenovo-owned company has enhanced the camera capabilities of the Moto G4 Plus as compared to its predecessors. The smartphone features a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera unit with an aperture of f/2.0, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) as well as laser autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. There is also a 5MP front-facing camera with f2.2 aperture for selfies. Both the rear and front facing camera units are capable of 1080p video recording.
Operating System and connectivity options
The smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The connectivity options include 4G LTE (Category 4), Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n and GPS. However, the phone lacks NFC support.
The Moto G4 Plus boasts a generous 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone also comes with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. A video loop test conducted by Gadgets 360 reveals 12 hours and 4 minutes of playback time.
Amazon India has listed the 2GB/16GB variant of the Moto G4 Plus at 13,499 INR (AU$274) and the 3GB/32GB model costs 14,999 INR (AU$305). Motorola is yet to announce the Australian price list of the Moto G4 Plus.