Motorola has been the leader of the budget phone realm ever since they came out with their Moto G line, but the new Moto G4 Plus price has taken things to the next level. And here are our review of the Moto G4 Plus.
- Chipset: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 550MHz Adreno 405 GPU
- RAM: 4GB (2GB version available)
- Storage: 64GB (16GB version available)
- Cameras: 16MP rear-facing, 5MP front-facing
- Size: 153mm x 76.6mm x 9.8mm (6.02in x 3.02in x 0.39in)
- Weight: 155g (5.46oz)
- Screen: 5.5″ LCD 1920px by 1080px display
- Expansion: microSD card slot up to 128GB
- Battery: 3,000mAh with TurboCharge
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Extra Features: Fingerprint scanner, removeable back
You might think that with the Snapdragon 617 powering this little phone, it would be noticeably slow — but I haven’t found that to be true at all. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s running nearly stock Android; maybe Motorola (or Lenovo, the company that owns Motorola) has made some tweaks behind the scenes. But whatever it is, this phone is not slow. I’ve only run into lag a couple times, but that was when I was really pushing the phone by charging it, playing Pokemon GO, keeping the screen brightness on high, using it in warm weather, navigating with GPS, and checking Twitter.
But in normal use cases, the G4 Plus is plenty fast. 4G of RAM is more than enough, and getting that much for only $300 is incredible. I promise you, when you’re using this device, it does not feel like a cheap Android phone hindered by lag and bugs.