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Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus

Specifications

Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus
Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80.92% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 39 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 80%, features: 74%, display: 85% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Review: Pretty Nice, Low Price
Source: The Cheat Sheet English
The sweet spot here seems to be for the base Moto G4 Plus, as it comes with that slightly better camera, fingerprint scanner, and quick charging capability. At $249, it’s only a little more expensive than a OnePlus X and has some better features, and it’s cheaper than the Moto X. Definitely a solid buy for someone trying to dodge the hefty price tag of the latest Samsung or Apple flagship phones while still getting something that looks good and performs admirably.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2016
80% Australian Review: Motorola Moto G4 Plus - Bigger Ain'T Always Better
Source: Cybershack English
The Moto G4 Plus isn't quite as easy to recommend as last year's third generation Moto G, but it's nonetheless a fantastic bang-for-buck smartphone. The screen is lovely, the camera is much better than expected, and stock Android is always welcome. On the other hand, the design is uninspired, and you've got quirks like a front-facing fingerprint reader that doesn't also work as a home button. The jump to a 5.5-inch display will win some over, but will be a deal breaker for others.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G4 Plus Review
Source: Techspot English
At $250 the Moto G4 Plus also faces stiff competition from previous-gen flagships. The LG G4 costs $280, which is just $30 more and packs much better hardware across the board. Or you could purchase the Google Nexus 5X, which often hovers around $250 as an unbelievably good deal. My advice is to pocket your $50 and purchase the standard Motorola Moto G4 if you’re after an excellent budget handset. If you want to spend a full $250, I’d strongly recommend the Nexus 5X over the Moto G4 Plus, which provides much better value at its ultra-cheap price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Far from mid-range bliss
Source: Talk Android English
Because the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Verizon exclusives for the foreseeable future, the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are better recommendations if you’re wanting to buy from Lenovo’s Moto brand. These phones carry low price tags and ship with clean software, and you can take them to just about any carrier for seamless use. But the price is truly good for the Moto G4 alone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2016
82% A spectrum of budget options
Source: Pocketnow English
These are great little phones. In 2016 Moto doesn’t deliver quite the impact they once did when they were one of the only manufacturers offering a high quality experience at such a low price, but we’re happy to see how competitive this generation has become by offering a spectrum of devices. Instead of just two options divided by storage, consumers have a number of options to select depending on their individual needs. Even at $200 though, you’ll end up with a phone which would have shamed a Galaxy S4, LG Optimus G Pro, or HTC One M7 when those phones were new.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Review: The new Moto G/G Plus phones add size, features and cost
Source: Computerworld.com English
With their comfortable feel, excellent displays, good cameras and day-long battery life, the Moto G phones are fine choices if you want to spend less for your next Android smartphone. Considering its better camera and fingerprint sensor, I'd strongly consider spending the extra $50 for the Moto G Plus, although that does push it from "cheap" to "reasonably priced."
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2016
60% No longer the best budget smartphones available
Source: Greenbot English
The G4 Plus is a different story. I’ve requested another review unit in an attempt to get down to the bottom of whether the interface glitching and unresponsiveness spans across all models. But until then, I’d warn that you’re gambling if you’re considering bringing home this $250 device—which shoots up to $300+ if you get it with 4GB of RAM.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Moto G4 and G4 Plus Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Both the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are some well-done mid-rangers, marrying performance that should be adequate for casual users with some very attractive pricing. But a lot of companies give us well-executed phones; are the new Moto G4s anything special? Well, that's sadly to say a bit of a “no.” The Moto Gs in general have been experiencing a sort of drift over the years, and while they're still a cheap alternative to Motorola's flagships, they no longer feel like they're doing much that's unique to stand out in the mid-ranger space.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2016
70% Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Source: PC Mag English
For $300, the Moto G4 Plus is a capable midrange phone, and a good option if you're concerned about cross-carrier compatibility since it supports both CDMA and GSM along with numerous LTE bands. But its sibling the G4 costs $80 less by losing the fingerprint sensor and 2GB of RAM. It offers the same degree of carrier compatibility and almost identical performance, making it the better pick among the two. If you're not likely to be switching carriers, the OnePlus 3 provides a better value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% No longer the best budget smartphones available
Source: PC World English
The G4 Plus is a different story. I’ve requested another review unit in an attempt to get down to the bottom of whether the interface glitching and unresponsiveness spans across all models. But until then, I’d warn that you’re gambling if you’re considering bringing home this $250 device—which shoots up to $300+ if you get it with 4GB of RAM.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Bigger and (mostly) better
Source: Engadget English
Motorola's big problem with these new phones is that the last Moto G was simply too good. In pushing for larger screens and other upgrades, it also introduced some compromises. Ultimately though, the good outweighs the bad. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus offer plenty of power and versatility without breaking the bank.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2016
Paying a premium for a flagship is getting harder to justify
Source: Gizmag English
If we're going to keep playing the for just this much more you can get ... game, then you should also know that you can get a phone that not just feels high-end, but is high-end, for only $399 in the OnePlus 3. It too runs a mostly stock version of Android (though its update schedule isn't likely to be as good as Motorola's), while adding a cutting-edge processor, 6 GB of RAM, nearly as good battery life and (mostly) high-end specs everywhere else. If you're already considering the 64 GB version of the Moto G4 Plus, then the OnePlus is going to be tempting for just an extra Benjamin.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2016
Still king of the affordable market?
Source: Techno Buffalo English
Back in 2013, the Moto G was a game-changer. As phones were getting bigger and more expensive, the Moto G offered an uncompromising experience at an impulse buy price. And even though it didn’t come equipped with the latest specs, it quickly went on to become Motorola’s most successful phone ever—even surpassing the hallowed Razr, which basically defined the flip phone era.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2016
80% Plus and minus
Source: Pocket Lint English
When we first saw the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus, we though the Plus was hands-down the one to choose. Having used both handsets for weeks and days at a time, however, we've taken an about-turn on that initial feeling: the Plus does have plenty of positives, in that it can handle the day-to-day with no troubles and lasts out for a decent period of time per charge, but in the wider context of the smartphone market it has its minuses too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Extra storage, fingerprint scanner and 16Mp camera will tempt some to upgrade
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto G4 Plus is a nice phone but it's very similar to the regular model. Since we're disappointed in the camera (with no noticeable difference), it's not worth paying the extra money to get a fingerprint scanner which can't even be used with Android Pay since there's no NFC. The only real reason to opt for the Plus is to gain more storage and the extra RAM which comes with the 64GB model; however, the Micro-SD card slot negates this somewhat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% Moto G4 Plus review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Is it much better than the regular Moto G4? Well, if you’re happy to lay down that extra cash, then yes – the camera is more reliable and having a fingerprint scanner is always handy. The fast charger alone costs £30 if you want to buy it separately. You’re getting a fantastic phone either way, but I'd recommend spending the extra if you can, buying the 16GB version and complementing it with a 64GB microSD card to make good use of Android's Adoptable Storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Moto G4 Plus Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The obvious question is, which is best for you: the Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus? Well, we’d honestly say that unless you’re constantly snapping hyper kids, there’s no need to splash out extra money on the Plus’ 16-meg camera. That super-smart auto-focus definitely helps with fast-moving subjects, but otherwise the difference in photo quality is negligible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% One of the best bang for your buck smartphones in 2016
Source: Android Authority English
The Moto G was in desperate need for an upgrade though, and the changes Motorola has made to the display and camera make the Moto G4 Plus a very compelling option for those who are looking for a smartphone that falls in the sub-$250 category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
Moto G4 Plus Review: A No-Nonsense Mid-Ranger
Source: Androidbeat English
On paper, the Moto G4 Plus is easily outgunned by phones from Xiaomi, LeEco, and other Chinese companies. It does not sport a metal unibody design that has become a commonplace even in phones priced below $200 mark. It also lacks the water resistance capabilities found on its predecessor. And not to forget, the Snapdragon 617 chipset inside the Moto G4 Plus has severe overheating issues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2016
80% Is it worth the extra £60?
Source: PC Pro English
Yes, the camera is better, and yes, you do get a fingerprint reader – oh, and there’s a more powerful mains charger in the box that lets you charge the phone more quickly. But is this all worth £60? I’d say not. That’s not to belittle the Motorola Moto G4 Plus, though. It’s the Moto G4 with slight improvements, so it’s awesome. But compare it directly with its sibling, which is damned near as good and available for so much less, and it’s a considerably less appealing purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% The one true king?
Source: Expert Reviews English
Ultimately, the Moto G4 Plus doesn't offer quite enough to make it a viable upgrade over the regular G4, and even its super-fast processor just can't quite match its nearest competitor, the OnePlus 2, making it something of an awkward middle child rather than a shining star in the Moto G roster. As a result, you're either better off saving your money and going with the regular Moto G4, or, if you really want a proper cut-price powerhouse, then the OnePlus 2 is your next best bet. Buy the Moto G4 Plus now from Motorola.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: c't - 5/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
91% Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 05/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
Grosser Effekt für minim mehr Geld
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2016
84% Die neue Mittelklasse Plus
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 96% performance: 87% features: 71% display: 90% mobility: 90%
80% Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 81%
74% Aufpreis und Abstriche
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 70%
Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Source: Computerbild - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/15/2016
Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 13/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/15/2016
Das beste Moto aller Zeiten?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2016
Ist das Moto G4 Plus ein Preisknüller?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
100% Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Source: Connect - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
94% Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 94%
82% Moto G4 Plus
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 75% display: 78% mobility: 84%
80% Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Source: Android Pit - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Motorola Moto G4 Plus (16 GB)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
[Review] Moto G4 Plus: um bom smartphone intermediário com preço pouco camarada
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; support fast charging technology. Negative: Average performance; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2016
80% Recensione: Moto G4 Plus, re dell'equilibrio
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The Moto G 4. Gen Plus is another budget phone released by Motorola. Despite its low price tag, it has a relatively good specification. Its 5.5 inch Full HD LCD display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The hardware includes a Snapdragon 617 octa core processor with 64-bit and an Adreno 405 GPU for sharp graphic output. There is two variants of the Moto G 4. Gen Plus. The 16 GB variant features 2 GB RAM and the 32 GB variant features 3 GB RAM. However, the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB with a microSD card in both models.

In addition, the Moto G4 Gen Plus comes with a 16 MP rear camera with laser focus and phase detect autofocus (PDAF) to capture good quality photos even under low light. Its 5 MP wide-angle front camera allows to capture more in group shots. The 3000 mAh battery of the phone is capable to deliver all-day battery life. Besides that, the TurboPower charging function is capable of quick charging. You can get up to 6 hours of battery life after 15 minutes charging time. Moreover, the Moto G4 Gen Plus features dual 4G SIM. Thus, you can have two mobile subscription plan numbers in one phone.

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.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.

80.92%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-06-25)