After a multitude of leaks, the new Moto G4 is here, and it’s come in three different variants.
First up, the standard Moto G4 runs Android 6.0.1 on a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display, which is the largest and most high-res screen on a Moto G phone yet. It’s got a 13-megapixel camera with dual LED flash on its rear and a 5-megapixel selfie camera, and inside of the new Moto G4 lives 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor. Powering the whole package is a 3000mAh battery with TurboPower fast-charging support.
The step-up model is the Moto G4 Plus. The Plus model offers an upgraded 16-megapixel camera that also includes laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus. Motorola says that camera-testing group DxOMark has rated Moto G4 Plus’s rear camera as one of the top smartphone cameras on the market. The Moto G4 Plus also offers a fingerprint reader on its front and will be offered in a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as well.
Both the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus come unlocked and will be available with Moto Maker so that you can customize the look of your device.
Finally, the Moto G4 Play is the entry-level model of the group. The G4 Play offers a slightly lower-end processor (quad-core Snapdragon 410) and rear camera (8-megapixel) compared to the standard Moto G4. It’s also got a slightly smaller battery (2800mAh) and screen (5-inch 1280x720) than its Moto G4 siblings.
As far as availability goes, Motorola says that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are launching today in Brazil, and the G4 Plus is also arriving today in India. Both phones will also hit North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific soon. The Moto G4 Play is slated to launch globally this summer. The pricing info that’s available is that the Moto G4 will cost £169 ($244 USD) in the UK while the Moto G4 Plus will be £199 ($288 USD).
The new Moto G4 models look like nice upgrades to the Moto G family, which are Motorola’s best-selling smartphones. With the three different models, Motorola and Lenovo are targeting three different customers: those that want a new Moto G, those that want a higher-end but still affordable phone, and those that value affordability above all else.
Now that they're officially official, what do you think of Motorola and Lenovo's newest Moto G phones?