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Motorola Moto G4 Plus review

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus
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Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Informr score
The Motorola Moto G4 Plus currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 31 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Moto G4 Plus takes everything that reviewers are raving about with the G4 and adds a little more power and options. Many of the features remain the same--including the screen size, resolution and processor.

Upgrades included with the G4 Plus include:

- 16MP rear camera
- TurboPower charger included
- Options for 16, 32 and 64GB of internal storage
- Options for 2, 3 and 4GB of RAM
- Fingerprint scanner

For a more information on what others are saying about this phone, please visit our Moto G4 review summary!

Operating system
Operating system
1.5 GHz
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP
16+ MP
3000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


At a starting price of Rs 13,499, the Moto G4 Plus is a compelling buy. It performs well, runs on stock android and has a superb display and fingerprint sensor. However, the mediocre battery life, the underwhelming camera and the all plastic build let it down.

- Shobhit Varma, TechRadar
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If you can get past its few flaws, the Moto G4 Plus is probably the best smartphone in its price range. But if you absolutely need a better camera or want a metal phone, you might have to look at slightly more expensive phones.

- Riley J. Dennis, Make Use Of

All things considered, while not bad in any way, the Moto G4 Plus is likely destined to live in the shadow of its generic sibling. The camera and fingerprint upgrades it offers aren't really all that impressive. However, at a 25% price increase, they do harm the value aspect the Moto G family has co...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

The original Moto G and its follow-up were small victories for consumers; they offered mid-range performance for rock-bottom prices. Moto G was good enough where it mattered, so much so that you could forget you were using a budget phone. The Moto G4 Plus wants to do the same, but it's a cheap phone...

- Michael Desjardin, Reviewed
Android Community
Android Community

Rounding out the Moto G4 Plus’ appealing list of attributes is its speedy character when editing photos, browsing the web, or moving from one app to the next. Yes, the Snapdragon 617 will bog down under heavy demand from certain games, but other than that the device is transparent in how it ju...

- Benjamin Hunting, Android Community

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto G4 Plus user manual here.

Motorola backs up the Moto G4 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Moto G4 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Motorola Moto G4 Plus's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 16+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1253 minutes, 667 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto G4 Plus Specs

Release Date May 18, 2016
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Display flash
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 667 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 667 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1253 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto G Plus

Variation: Motorola Moto G4 Plus with 4 GB RAM
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