Moto G4 Plus First Impressions, Review, Price, Specs, Buy Online

       Lenovo has finally launched the Moto G4 and G4 Plus in India. And in sync with the company’s stated plan to be known as ‘Moto by Lenovo’, there is almost no mention of the Motorola brand. Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are still pitched as budget benchmark devices offering a pure Android experience. Moto India says, G4 is for those looking at a balanced smartphone while G4 Plus is for those looking at a little advanced and secure smartphone. 

The Moto G4 Plus comes at a price tag of Rs 13,499 for the 16GB inbuilt storage+2GB RAM version, while the 32GB storage+3GB RAM has been priced at 14,999. The handset is up for pre-orders exclusively on Amazon India. The company did not reveal the price of the Moto G4 smartphone but said that it will be available in June.

Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus handsets are successors to the company's Moto G (3rd Generation) that launched last year. Both the Moto G4 handsets support VoLTE connectivity and support dual-SIM with dual standby with 4G and 3G connections. For those unaware, the previous Moto G (3rd Gen) smartphone offers 4G+2G standby support.

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Motorola Moto G4 Plus is a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM cards) smartphone that features a fingerprint sensor on the home button. It bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 401ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) SoC coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU and a choice of either 2GB or 3GB of RAM

Design and Display 

Moto G4 Plus looks and feels exactly like its predecessor, but is now thinner than the previous generation devices. Moto G4 Plus is 7.9 mm thick and is no longer water-resistant, which was one of the USPs of Moto G3. Moto G4 Plus fits nicely in the hand. However, it won’t appeal to those looking to use the phone with one hand.


Moto G4 fixes the long-standing flaw of Moto G series – cameras. Lenovo is claiming big improvements to its G4 series lineup. At the launch, Motorola’s Director of Product Management, Allison Yi claimed Moto G4 Plus’ camera is better than iPhone 6s Plus. That is one really bold claim to make. 


Moto G series never had a huge battery, but rather came with great battery optimisation to keep the device running all day long. Moto G4 Plus comes with a 3000mAh battery, and also supports Turbo charging. 


Moto has also added its own features like Moto Display and Moto Voice to the stock Android UI. With Moto Display, users can not only see incoming notifications from the lock screen, it can also be accessed with the help of a swipe. Moto G4 supports Moto Voice, but the feature is not as enriched as the one on Moto X series.