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Lenovo Moto G4 Play

Specifications

Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Lenovo Moto G4 Play (Moto G Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, Capacitive, Multi-touch, IPS, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD cards up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, Chromecast, USB-OTG, App2SD
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GSM (850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz), LTE Cat.4 (Bandwidth 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 144.4 x 72 ( = 0.39 x 5.69 x 2.83 in)
Battery
10.6 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0 shutter, LED flash, Auto-HDR, 1080p videos up to 30 fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2 shutter
Additional features
Speakers: Front speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, brief manual, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
137 g ( = 4.83 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
159 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.39% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 65%, features: 62%, display: 80% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto G4 Play

82.3% Lenovo Moto G4 Play Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Round 4. The Moto G4 Play may be the cheapest device of the Moto G lineup, but Lenovo has not cut all the corners. In our tests, the 5-inch Android smartphone impressed us with its good price-to-performance ratio, good hardware and long runtimes.
70% Moto G4 Play Handset
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Moto G4 Play supports WLAN WiFi 802.11 b/g/n along with support for WiFi Direct and NFC connectivity plus Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP and GPS. There is also built in sensor support for accelerometer and proximity features. Earlier I mentioned that the removable battery pack had a capacity of 2800 mAh. Running my continuous movie running test resulted in my having a dead battery after approximately 8.2 hours of video watching. I did feel a little short-changed by the amount of time delivered by this aspect of the handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 60%
Moto G4 Play by Lenovo — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
So what do I think of the Moto G4 Play? There is only one way to really sum it all up – it’s a fairly decent budget phone with flaws and it’s those flaws which can possible make the phone more of a comparison tool than anything else.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2016
85% The Successor to the 3rd-Gen Moto G
Source: Techspot English
Sure, not everything about the G4 Play is great. The uninspired plastic design goes in stark contrast to some of the attractive metal bodies I’ve seen in entry-level devices from Chinese OEMs. The handset still lacks 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi, which is a disappointment, and Motorola’s camera app is simply horrible. Also, don’t count on fast security updates for this device, although Motorola has promised an update to Android 7.0 in the near future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
76% Moto G4 Play review: Under priced
Source: Android Guys English
The Moto G4 Play impresses me almost as much as when the original Moto G came out years ago. For $150, you can grab a customizable phone directly from Motorola’s website that offers a crisp 5 inch 720p screen, a front facing speaker that gets fairly loud, speedy performance that almost matches flagship devices, incredible day-and-a-half to two-day battery life, and a solid build.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Moto G4 Play Review: What Are The Pros And Cons?
Source: Forbes English
If you are looking for a smartphone at a low cost, then the Moto G4 Play pros outweigh the cons. With a starting price of $99.99 unlocked and support for all four major U.S. carriers, it seems tough for other manufacturers to beat the Moto G4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Moto G4 Play Review: Budget Android, Full-Featured And Unlocked
Source: Hot Hardware English
Its benchmark scores aren't very strong, but to be fair, we weren’t expecting chart-topping performance from such an affordable, unlocked smartphone. The Moto G4 Play simply isn’t trying to be the best of the best. Instead, it’s meant to offer good real-world performance for a very budget-friendly price and it accomplishes that goal well. The fact that the phone offers decent battery life, good cameras, and is clean and free of unnecessary apps and bloatware are additional perks, particularly for someone who just wants a basic, no-frills smartphone that won't break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2016
64% Motorola Moto G4 Play Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Moto G4 Play is a simple budget smartphone that offers clean Android interface, reasonably fluent everyday performance, and a reliable battery. It is certainly not the most exciting smartphone around, and at this price, the Lenovo Vibe K5 and Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime are better performers. They also deliver better value for your money, along with more features.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 64%
80% Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Cheap and Capable
Source: Brighthand English
Motorola has budget phones down to a near-science, so we had no doubt that the Moto G4 Play would deliver as a reliable, great bang-for-your-buck device. The Moto G4 Play’s shortcomings are nothing more than what comes with the territory of affordable phones, for the most part: an exceptionally plain design, a middling camera, and decent but not terribly fast performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Moto G4 Play Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The ancient Greeks advised us, “know thyself,” and that's an important aphorism to keep in mind when considering the Moto G4 Play. Yeah, the processor is all kinds of old, the camera is serviceable, at best, and we find neither tons of storage, nor the sort of Moto Maker customizations available for higher-end Motos. But you've got to remember: this is the bottom-rung Moto phone in many markets (those without the E3 Power, at least), and when we're only paying $150 for a handset, we're not expecting a ton in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Moto G4 Play review: It's tagline should read 'Good Enough'
Source: PC World English
Perhaps a better way to explain the Moto G4 Play is to call it an overachieving mediocre phone. I know, it makes no sense, but when you look at its benchmarks, the scores are really low. Yet, daily use doesn’t suffer in the same manner the HTC Desire 530 did, which scored just below the G4 Play.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Moto G4 Play review: It's tagline should read 'Good Enough'
Source: Greenbot English
Perhaps a better way to explain the Moto G4 Play is to call it an overachieving mediocre phone. I know, it makes no sense, but when you look at its benchmarks, the scores are really low. Yet, daily use doesn’t suffer in the same manner the HTC Desire 530 did, which scored just below the G4 Play.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Moto G4 Play review: it's OK
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Perhaps a better way to explain the Moto G4 Play is to call it an overachieving mediocre phone. I know, it makes no sense, but when you look at its benchmarks, the scores are really low. Yet, daily use doesn’t suffer in the same manner the HTC Desire 530 did, which scored just below the G4 Play.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto G4 Play review: Decent performance, but nothing exceptional
Source: The Indian Express English
Moto G4 Play is a decent budget smartphone that will please most buyers. If fingerprint scanner is not your priority in a smartphone, then go for the G4 Play. Remember, the device does lag in terms of performance, especially during gaming. Competitions to consider in the segment include – Xiaomi 3s Prime, slightly higher Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 1s, and Lenovo K5 Note.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2016
90% Lenovo Moto G4 in-depth review - G for good
Source: Mobile Choice English
The G4 is a very well-rounded smartphone. Sensible pricing, pure android, good cameras and no-nonsense build quality coupled with the infinite customisation options make it an almost irresistible budget option, but I would have preferred for it to be slightly smaller, waterproof and with a non-plastic body. But it is great as it is.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 91% mobility: 90%
Moto G4 Play review: The year’s best budget phone
Source: Talk Android English
While the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus feel lost in the world, the Moto G4 Play is right on target. Its average specifications match the price tag, so you’re getting exactly what you pay and it’s cheaper than last year’s model as well. See, Lenovo is being straightforward with the Moto G4 Play. There isn’t any ambiguity surrounding what the phone is capable of. At $149, the Moto G4 Play is everything the Moto G (2016) could have been. This is it. We didn’t need the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. The best budget device on the market today is Lenovo’s Moto G4 Play.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2016
76% Moto G4 Play Review
Source: Techniqued English
If you are looking for a budget device with latest Android and stock experience without any bloatware, then Moto G4 Play is the perfect choice with decent performance, good camera and battery life. But when you look at the competition at Rs 8,999 you will find that the Moto G4 Play is slightly overpriced especially with Redmi 3S Prime offering 3GB RAM, Fingerprint scanner, better battery life and also 32GB storage at the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
70% Our second-favorite super-budget phone
Source: CNet English
Then there's the 8-megapixel rear facing camera. Honestly, I was surprised by its better-than-average performance. Is it the best phone camera out there? No way. But in good light, it takes good photos. In mixed light, it takes OK photos. And in low light, it struggles and images tend to have some noise. Skin tones looked fairly natural in selfies, and for those who like such things, there is an optional beauty mode. The Moto G4 Play shot serviceable 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution video at 30 frames per second (fps). Take a look at some of the snaps I took with the Moto G4 Play in the gallery below.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G4 Play
Source: PC Mag English
The Moto G4 Play is the smallest, least expensive phone in Motorola's unlocked G4 lineup, with decent overall performance and broad carrier compatibility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto G4 Play Review : Another Entry-Level Hit
Source: Slashgear English
Users looking for an decent device that’s solid, runs well, and has a battery that’ll last all day, this is it. Have a peek at our previous Moto G reviews and consider whether or not it’s worth buying a new Moto G4 Play for $149.99 USD, or if any of the models from years past will do the trick for a bit cheaper. Either way the Moto G collection of smartphones remains one of our go-to top-picks for budget-friendly high-quality smartphones without a doubt. This device will be available on September 15th at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H and Motorola online, and there’ll be a prepaid version coming from Verizon “in the coming weeks.” There’ll also be a Moto G4 Play Prime Edition with all sorts of Amazon ads and software in it that’ll cost $100 USD. That’ll be available starting September 15th, 2016.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Motorola Moto G4 Play Specs Review: The Cheaper Moto G4 Variant and Where to Find The Best Pre-Order Deal
Source: University Herald English
The cheaper Moto G4 phone variant was announced on Tuesday and is priced at $149. Pre-order is available on Amazon, B&H Photo and Motorola official site with the shipment starts on September 15, ZDnet reported.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2016
92% Moto G4 Play review: An affordable smartphone with just the essentials
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re after a smartphone with just the essentials at a great price, then you’ll definitely want to consider the Moto G4 Play from Motorola.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 100% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%

Foreign Reviews

86% Moto G4 Play
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 93% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G4 Play
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 73% features: 50% display: 86% mobility: 84%
83% Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Source: Connect - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
150-Euro-Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2016
Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 1/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
70% Lange Laufzeit Zum Fairen Preis
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Spiel mit mir, so lange du willst
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2016
78% Motorola Moto G4 Play en análisis: el software salva al pequeño de la familia Moto
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
Descubriendo las Ventajas y Desventajas del Moto G4 Play
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; decent autonomy; good cameras; low price. Negative: Mediocre hardware; no NFC; no fingerprint sensor; average design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2016
74% Recensione Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 75% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 75%
60% Un giorno con un Android economico | Moto G4 Play | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Review Moto G4 Play: budgettopper met sterke accu
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Moto G4 Play - Betaalbare degelijkheid
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price; high performance; good display. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2016
70% Test Du Moto G4 Play : Un Smartphone Honnête Avec Une Bonne Autonomie
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test du Lenovo Moto G4 Play : un smartphone modeste et équilibré
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Moto G4 Play : Un Excellent Rapport Qualité/Prix !
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 40% workmanship: 80%
Test Du Lenovo Moto G4 Play : Une Version Mini Du G4
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: High autonomy. Negative: No LED notification; no e-compass.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2016
Test Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent autonomy; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
79% Recenzja Lenovo Moto G4 Play
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
80% Motorola Moto G4 Play
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
410 APQ8016: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm. The APQ parts lack the integrated cellular radio (3G, 4G).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.137 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


76.39%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-16 (Update: 2016-09-16)