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How Much Do you Know About Moto G4/G4 Plus

By Avery Pacheco, 19/05/2016, updated on 21/01/2022

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.