These seems to be a large quantity of phones coming out every week and it is hard to keep track of them. The new Motorola Moto G4 Plus which is the flagship of the new Moto G affordable line which is the first phone release for Chinese based Lenovo the new owner of Motorola mobility; was to be a big introduction.
The Phone is competitive but a little under-powered, it retains some of the design cues of the last Moto G3 phone line but with a distinctive Lenovo style change by adding the square finger print reader button. The camera is improved along with the laser auto focus and the front camera as well.
What about Slow motion?
The slow motion specs are a step backward compare to the Moto G3 of 2015 which had 720p at 120fps. The new mode in the Moto G4 Plus maxes out at 520p 120fps which is a 200 vertical line loss in resolution. At first glance it seems like they just limited the 720p mode down to have more differentiation in video modes for the phone lines in Lenovo’s offering.
That is not all, the 1080p mode is limited to 30fps not 60p like in competing phones and 4k is absent as well.
We expect to see better frame rate and resolution video specs in the Moto X line refresh from Lenovo as that phone has to battle for market share in a completely different echelon from the Moto G.
It looks like a good phone line with mostly improved specs in most of the important parts but as a slow motion device the under-powered resolution is not enough to rate or recommend it as an option.
Full information Specs below:
Moto G4 Plus Specifications:
- 16 MP camera
- With laser focus and phase detect auto-focus (PDAF), get great photos in any light.
- TurboPower™ charging
- Get up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes.¹
- Fingerprint reader
- Quickly unlock your phone with your fingerprint.
- 5 MP front camera
- Wide-angle lens fits everyone into group shots.
5.5″ Full HD display
Experience sharp and lifelike photos and videos, with the strength of Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
Free storage with Google Photos
Stay automatically backed up and organized, and get two years of storage at original quality.
Expandable memory microSD card up to 128 GB.³
Operating System Android™ 6.0.1, Marshmallow
Motorola Mobile Computing System, including an up to 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 617 octa-core processor with 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU
Memory (RAM) 2 GB / 4 GB
16 GB / 64 GB internal, up to 128 GB microSD Card support³
Height: 153 mm
Width: 76.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm to 9.8 mm
5.5″ 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) 401 ppi
All-day battery¹ (3000 mAh)
TurboPower™ for up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging¹
Water repellent nano-coating²
4G LTE (Cat 4)
CDMA / EVDO Rev A
UMTS / HSPA+
GSM / EDGE
Bands (by model)
Moto G Plus – XT1644
CDMA (850, 1900 MHz)
GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS / HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 25, 26, 41)
Band coverage varies by model, country, and carrier.
Micro-SIM, nano-SIM with included adaptor (available in select regions) Dual-SIM available in select regions
Phase detect auto-focus (PDAF)
Color balancing dual LED flash
Tap (anywhere) to capture
4X digital zoom
Drag to focus & exposure
1080p HD video (30 fps)
Slow Motion video (120fps) 520p
Google Photos Two years of storage at original quality
- Micro USB, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Bluetooth® Technology
- Bluetooth version 4.1 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
- Front-ported loud speaker
Location Services, A-GPS
Base Color, Black or white, Moto Maker
Choose from a variety of materials, colors, accents and more.
Links and Info:
Moto G4 Plus hands-on: by Btekt:
Moto G4 Plus Camera Review! by C4ETech:
Estimated Price USD $200 Release Date: May 17 2016