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Lenovo Moto G4 Plus

Specifications

Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.82 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset port, Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, USB OTG
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS (850/900/1900/2100), LTE (B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B19/B20/B28/B40); maximum bandwidth (Download/Upload): 150Mbps/50Mbps (LTE); SAR-value: 0.59 W/kg (head), 1.83 W/kg (body), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 153 x 76.6 ( = 0.39 x 6.02 x 3.02 in)
Battery
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 24 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, Laser autofocus, phase-shift autofocus, Dual-LED flash, Videos @1080p/30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: front speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charging cable, Turbo Charger, 12 Months Warranty, water-repellent nano coating, fanless
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 93 g ( = 3.28 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.68% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 45 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 66%, features: 76%, display: 80% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo Moto G4 Plus

85.3% Lenovo Moto G4 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Plus = better? The Moto G4 Plus is basically the regular Moto G4, but with a better camera, quick charging and fingerprint scanner. Should you get the slightly more expensive model?
Moto G4 Plus reviewed: a high-end phone for under $400
Source: Bit-Tech English
As an all-round package, it’s hard to find fault with the Motorola Moto G4 Plus. It may be more expensive than the third-gen Moto G, but it’s better in most ways – with superior battery life, a better camera, a brighter, bigger screen and a sleeker, more grown-up design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2016
90% Moto G4 Plus Review and Giveaway
Source: Make Use Of English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto G4 Plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
Like we already mentioned, it is a changed Vanilla Android world out there. Google is no longer the shepherd in the distance who simply looks over the flock and provides acts of good will here and there. Now that the web veteran officially threw its gloves in the ring with the Pixel and Pixel XL, conditions are definitely changed. While the latter probably won't disrupt overall market shares and sales numbers in any noticeable way (you need vast and well-established sales channels to even come close to the big-league players nowadays), they do represent a shift in mentality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Review: Moto G4 Plus
Source: T Break English
The smartphone offers a nice blend of features at an affordable price point, but it isn’t enough to rise above the intense competition in the mid-range segment. The likes of Xiaomi, LeEco and even Motorola’s parent brand ‘Lenovo’ have comparatively better-looking and better-featured devices with comparable prices. That too for metal build smartphones, compared to the plasticky Moto G4 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Moto G4 Plus Review: The Best Mid-Range Value Out There?
Source: Android Authority English
It’s hard to find a reason to recommend against the Moto G4 Plus if you’re looking for a do-everything phone for less than $300. You could even snag the $250 16 GB version and add your own storage through the SD card if you really wanted to stretch your budget, and you’d still get everything listed above minus 2GB of RAM (and pay a mere $50 to upgrade the previously-mentioned features over the base Moto G4).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2016
Moto G4 Plus quick review – the new leader of the popular Moto G family
Source: Laptop Media English
Moto G4 Plus is a model that strongly reminds one of the standard Moto G4 both in terms of its design and features. The presence of a separate version, however, which builds up on the mainstream model is not something we see for the first time. Actually, this can be considered as a positive side. In the particular case we can’t say that there are that many differences. The camera has grown to 16MP and now offers a laser autofocus but you can’t really tell the difference in image quality between it and the sensor in Moto G4. On the other hand, the Plus model has a fingerprint scanner which undoubtedly is a useful addition. We must also not forget that Moto G4 Plus comes at a price slightly higher than that of its brother.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2016
Moto G4 And G4 Plus Review: What Are The Pros And Cons?
Source: Forbes English
It seems that the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. If you are looking to own an Android device, then I would strongly consider getting either the Moto G4 or G4 Plus — especially if you are on a budget. Personally, I would take the G4 Plus over the G4 because of its superior camera and memory hardware along with the fingerprint sensor.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2016
75% Lenovo's Moto G and Moto G Plus Have Grown in Size and Specs
Source: Best Products English
The Moto G Plus on the other hand, costs $250 for a phone with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. A budget of $300, on the other hand, will land you a fully loaded Moto G Plus with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory. Both smartphones are solid entries in their price ranges despite the above shortcomings. However, despite it being the lesser sibling, we still think that the Moto G is the the one to go for. Buyers who don't care about a large display, on the other hand, should consider last year's
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Moto G4 Plus Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
With the G4 Plus, Moto has once again delivered a solid phone for not a lot of money. While the stock G4 Plus' design and uncomfortable fingerprint sensor put a slight damper on this new generation, those negatives are easily outweighed by Lenovo's Moto Maker customization tools and a screen, a sharp rear camera and long battery life that deliver a great return on your investment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Motorola Moto G4 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo has seamlessly continued Motorola's good work, refining this popular budget range and elevating expectations about what you can reasonably expect in a relatively cheap Android phone. The gap between the Moto G4 Plus and the latest batch of Android flagships is not as wide as I expected. It's a pleasurable device to use, and it represents good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola Moto G4 Plus review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Moto G4 Plus is a curious beast. It straddles the tricky middle ground between temptingly affordable and a little out of reach. If you liked everything about the Moto G4 you'll find a lot to love here because the G4 Plus is essentially the same phone. But do those added extras justify the higher price? We're a bit on the fence here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: It Pro English
If you’re tempted by the Moto G4 Plus purely because of its allegedly better camera, then you shouldn’t bother. It is, for all practical intents and purposes, identical to the camera on the cheaper G4. The only thing that should tempt you to opt for the Plus is its fingerprint reader. We think the convenience is worth the £60 premium so, if you can afford it, then you should definitely choose it over the standard G4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2016
70% A worthy upgrade, but not the best in its class
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The camera is impressive and Moto has finally proved that the company has the capability to incorporate a quality camera module. Even the display looks sharp and vivid for something at that price, although we wish that Motorola had used a 5-inch panel rather than 5.5-inch one. The fingerprint scanner is very snappy, even though it’s tiny in size and the performance is up to the mark, if the best. If you are looking for a balance of quality rather than high-end performance, the Moto G4 Plus is the option to go for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70%
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Moto G series is not what it used to be. It’s proved so successful that it now covers the mid-range phone buyer as well as the bargain hunter. Thankfully, this year’s upgrades mean it doesn’t seem out of place in this next league. Fast charging, a better screen and a pretty good camera make this mid-ranger easy to recommend. Upgrading to the Plus model is not essential, though. The £169 vanilla version still earns the most penny-pinching cred.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2016
Moto G4 Plus hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
The original Moto G disrupted the budget Android phone market and Motorola deserves credit for that. But since then a lot has happened and many new overeager disrupters have joined the game. At the same time, the Moto G models have steadily moved up the price range and this latest generation is the most expensive one yet, stretching the meaning of the term 'affordable' to new heights.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2016
70% Motorola Moto G4 Plus 32GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
While the Moto G4 Plus beats the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 1s, Lenovo Zuk Z1 and others in the camera department, it doesn't do as well otherwise. The Redmi Note 3 remains the best performer, and it is 40% more powerful than the G4 Plus. So, if you want a good camera, go for the G4 Plus, if not, the Redmi Note 3 remains our pick below 15k.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto G4 and G4 Plus hands-on review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Finally, as noted, the prices appear very good for what's on offer at £169 for the G4 and £199 for the G4 Plus. Certainly this is a great price for anyone after a phone with more than adequate specs and that won't break the bank.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2016
Hands on: Motorola Moto G4 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
If you can afford the additional £30 (around US$40, AU$60), the G4 Plus is worth getting over the Moto G4 - the fingerprint scanner makes unlocking simpler, the improved rear camera will make your social media accounts sing and with the quick charge power adapter included in the box, running out of juice should be less of a worry.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2016
Moto G4 Plus
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is a lot of phone for £199. If you can manage the size and aren’t fussed that it’s built from plastic, you’re getting a very good deal. There’s no NFC, so Android Pay is out of the question, but it has a fingerprint sensor, decent CPU and an impressive 1080p.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2016
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
As well-priced as the standard Moto G4 is at £169, there seems little reason to settle for less than the £199 Moto G4 Plus. Those added camera smarts are gonna make a huge difference when it comes to low light photos, and the fingerprint scanner is a handy extra. Given the choice, this is the Moto G4 we’d go for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2016
80% Moto G4 Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto G4 Plus is a welcome evolution of the Moto G series, which takes it a step further in terms of features and performance. The phone packs in a much needed SoC upgrade which keeps the latest version of Android running smoothly, a fingerprint sensor, a good camera for daylight photography, and all-day battery life. This makes it a very good option in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Hands-on with the Moto G 2016 budget phones
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the new Moto G4 is more expensive than the third-generation, Motorola is offering a Full HD screen, better processor, more storage and memory. Not everyone will enjoy the jump to 5.5in or the lack of full waterproofing but this is still a decent phone for under £200. Most will benefit from fingerprint scanner and better camera of the Moto G4 Plus for just £30 which also comes with the Turbo Charger in the box. Stay tuned for full reviews soon.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2016
What is the difference between the new Moto G 2016 budget phones?
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s slightly unusual for a ‘plus’ model of a phone not to have a larger screen, and with the Moto G4 having largely the same specs as the G4 Plus, but an extra £30 for a fingerprint scanner and a better camera doesn't seem bad at all. It's a bit confusing but hopefully we've cleared things up for you so you can decide which Moto G4 is right for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2016
It's bigger, but it's still a bargain
Source: Pocket Lint English
The new Moto G and Moto G Plus hangs on to many of the characteristics of the previous Moto G phones, importantly it's still good value for money. However, there's a general creep in price and size that some might not like: this could be a 5-inch device that's cheaper than the £169 starting price offered here.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2016

Foreign Reviews

91% Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 86% performance: 60% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: nDevil German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2016
Mehr Display, schnelleres SoC, bessere Kamera
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2016
94% Moto G4 Plus im Handy-Test: Gelungenes Gesamtpaket
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 94% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 94%
80% Gelungenes Gesamtpaket Mit Starker Hardware
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
starke Kamera, guter Preis
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2016
Lenovo Moto G4 und Moto G4 Plus
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2016
Moto G4 Plus Ventajas y Desventajas, Pros y Contras definitivos
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful processor; decent cameras; flexible fingerprint sensor; good autonomy. Negative: Plastic case; mediocre hardware; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2016
72% Lenovo Moto G4 Plus, recensione completa del phablet potente ed economico
Source: Tecnoandroid.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
76% Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: Esperienza Mobile Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 70%
Recensione Lenovo Moto G4 Plus, equilibrato senza troppe pretese
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; low price. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2016
Recensione Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life. Negative: Uncomfortable volume button.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2016
80% Test Moto G4 Plus : Un Meilleur Appareil Photo Et Un Lecteur D'Empreintes Digitales En Plus : Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
83% Recenzja Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 70%
[Recenzja] Lenovo Moto G4 Plus – czy warto dopłacać?
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; slim size; nice design; decent display; long battery life; flexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2016
I na co ci flagowiec? 48 godzin z Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good display; flexible fingerprint sensor; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; average hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2016
84% Lenovo Moto G4 Plus İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 89% performance: 89%
Смартфон Motorola Мото G4 Plus: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Good cameras; flexible fingerprint sensor; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2017
Recenze Lenovo Moto G4 Plus: neústupný míšenec
Source: Mobilizujeme CZ→EN
Positive: Fast system. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2016
Recenze Lenovo Moto G4 Plus: zaměřeno na fotky
Source: Mobilenet.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; quality display; high definition; decent speakers. Negative: Plastic case; large dimension.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2016
80% Test: Meget Motorola-mobil for moneterne
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The Lenovo Moto G4 products are frequently listed and sold under the name Motorola Moto G4.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
617 MSM8952: Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.155 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.


81.68%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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