Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Moto G4 Plus is definitely one of the bestselling and sought after mid-range smartphones available in the market. The smartphone has many great features for a reasonable price tag. This smartphone can be said to be a significant device for the company's success. It has created a new level of competition in the Indian market.

Lightweight Design

Moto G4 Plus has many notable design changes that make it thinner and lighter than the previous generation Moto G smartphones. It measures just 7.9 mm thick and it is pretty light weighing in at 155 grams. The phone is not made of metal, but it has an appealing design for its price.

Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Great Display

The Moto G4 Plus display is a 5.5-inch panel with an FHD 1080p resolution that is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass coating. This way, the screen is resistant to scratches and damage due to everyday usage. When it comes to the performance, the display is vibrant and crisp and it produces decent viewing angles with a good color reproduction as well.

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Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Better Camera

The camera in the Moto G4 Plus is one of the improved aspects of the smartphone. The device sports a 16 MP main camera at its back with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and professional mode as well. Also, at the front, there is a 5 MP selfie camera with 84-degree wide angle lens. Take a look at the samples below in the Camera Samples segment.

Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Fast Fingerprint Scanner

There is a front-facing fingerprint scanner on the Moto G4 Plus. The scanner is a square pad that is located in the place of the physical home button. This fingerprint scanner is pretty fast in terms of operation and it is precise as well.

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Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Smooth Android Experience

This smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system that boosts the performance by running a pure and clutter-free iteration that resembles pure Android-like experience.

Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Capable Battery with TurboPower

Moto G4 Plus comes with a long lasting 3,000 mAh battery that should render a decent life to the smartphone making it last for a full day on a single charge. This battery comes with the TurboPower feature that is a kind of a fast charging feature. With Turbo charging, the smartphone can be charged from 0 to 90 percent in just 90 minutes.

Camera Samples

As mentioned above, the Moto G4 Plus features a 16 MP rear-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facer for selfies. The camera units are given some advanced features such as PDAF and wide angle lens as well. Check out some of our camera samples that were shot with the Moto G4 Plus.

Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

No USB Type-C Port

The USB Type-C reversible port is nowadays seen on many smartphones for the simplicity in charging and syncing. However, being one of the best mid-range smartphones in the market, the Moto G4 Plus lacks a USB Type-C port that makes it simple to use. But, this feature is yet to become mainstream and there shouldn't be any issues due to it.

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Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Lack of Front Flash

Its the time of selfies and Motorola has missed on the front-facing flash big time. This will disappoint the selfie enthusiasts as they cannot capture low-light self portraits of good quality.

Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

There's no Home Key

The fingerprint scanner is positioned at the front on the Moto G4 Plus and you might think it to be the home button. However, this is not the case as there is no home button on the smartphone. If you prefer a physical home button, you need to keep this in mind.

Moto G4 Plus Review: Priced Well, Lasts Long, Average in Design

Price Verdict

Moto G4 Plus is priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 14,999 for the two storage options and it is exclusive to Amazon India. Given the specs and features of the smartphone, we feel that this pricing is a good one as Motorola has lured many mid-range smartphone buyers in the country.

Also, the Moto G4 Plus competes with many other mid-range smartphone including Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 2, Samsung Galaxy J7 and others in the segment.

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