Moto G4 review

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As far back as propelling the first Moto G, Motorola has collected a great deal of awards for its G arrangement of cell phones. Moto G handsets have picked up a notoriety of offering a reliable client experience combined with more than fair determinations, and that too at moderate costs.

 

Keeping with the same convention, Motorola (now possessed by Lenovo) as of late propelled the fourth era Moto G cell phones in India. Albeit both the handsets – G4 and G4 Plus were reported together, the greater G4 Plus went to the customers somewhat prior.

 

Also, now, it's the ideal opportunity for the Moto G4. Valued at Rs 12,499, the Motorola Moto G4 offers an adjusted arrangement of determinations. Furthermore, obviously, there's the close stock Android encounter that Moto arrangement of cell phones are well known for.

 

However, is that enough for the Moto G4 to succeed, given that there are currently various decent and similarly fit cell phones battling it out in the Indian cell phone field? We utilized the Moto G4 for a couple days, and here's our full survey.

 

 

Design and display

 

To the extent the configuration goes, there are no curve balls. The Moto G4 has a striking resemblance as the G4 Plus, with the very same measurements and weight. The telephone has a dim shaded plastic casing and a smooth textured back. The back houses the 13MP back camera and double LED streak in an extended shut ring, which is presumably another outline highlight for the fourth era Moto G gadgets.

 

The back board is removable and conceals a 3000mAh battery, double small scale sim openings, and additionally a microSD card space.

 

Moto G4's front is overwhelmed by a 5.5-crawl Full HD showcase of 1080×1920 pixel determination. Secured by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3, the showcase is very great. It offers sharp shading propagation and great daylight readability. Over the presentation lies the speaker, a 5MP front-confronting camera and the typical accumulation of sensors.

 

While the volume rocker and force key are both situated on the right edge of the handset, the 3.5mm jack is put on the top. The base is the place you'll discover the microUSB port. The base edge of the screen has the on-screen route keys. One component that is perceptibly truant in the Moto G4 is the unique mark sensor. Given that telephones a large portion of the cost of the Moto G4 have unique mark sensors nowadays, the absence of one on the G4 is indefensible.

Performance and camera

 

The key specs of the Moto G4 include:

 

Memory: 16GB/32GB built-in, with support for microSD cards of up to 128GB in size

Operating system: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor

RAM: 2GB

Connectivity options: 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS

Camera: 13MP rear with dual LED flash and FullHD video capture functionality, 5MP front-facing

Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable

 

As can be seen above, the Moto G4's hardware specifications are pretty standard for a budget smartphone. In fact, they are nearly identical to its more powerful sibling Moto G4 Plus, apart from the rear camera.

 

Coming to the performance, Moto G4 easily handled all the day-to-day tasks we threw at it easily. There were no major heating issues, and everything from multitasking to web browsing was smooth. However, we did notice a slight slowdown in the phone's performance for a bit.

 

As for the sound, the audio output and quality through the phone's speaker were decent. Same can be said about call quality and signal reception, which was good even in areas of weak coverage.

 

In terms of software, Moto G4 runs near-stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In addition, there are also a few nice gesture controls that impart additional functionality.

 

Moving on to the cameras, the Moto G4 comes with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and auto-focus. It also has a 5MP front-facing shooter. The camera app has features like HDR, Panorama and more.

 

During our time with the device, the images captured by the Moto G4 turned out to be pretty good. Colours were accurate and there was minimal noise, even in low-light conditions. The 5MP front camera managed to take some really good selfies.

All in all, we were quite happy with the picture quality of both the front and rear cameras. It's worth mentioning that the rear camera supports slow motion video recording.

 

Oh, and the Moto G4's non-removable 3000mAh battery easily lasted us a day with moderate to heavy usage.

 

Verdict

 

The fiercely contested Indian smartphone market is all but dominated by emerging and established Chinese players like OnePlus, Xiaomi and Coolpad. But as good as they are, quite a few users have a lack of trust when it comes to buying a smartphone from these brands. This is where the Motorola G4 comes into the picture, offering both value-for-money and brand recognition.
 

However, Moto G4 has less to worry from Chinese smartphones and more from its own big brother – the G4 Plus. Costing only Rs 1,000 more, the Moto G4 Plus offers a fingerprint sensor and a camera with a higher megapixel count. Then of course, there are offerings like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which offer equal or better specs at lesser prices.

 

In a nutshell, the Moto G4 is quite a well-rounded smartphone. And even though we recommend it, it would be good if you consider the alternatives as well.

 

 

As far back as propelling the first Moto G, Motorola has collected a great deal of awards for its G arrangement of cell phones. Moto G handsets have picked up a notoriety of offering a reliable client experience combined with more than fair determinations, and that too at moderate costs.

 

Keeping with the same convention, Motorola (now possessed by Lenovo) as of late propelled the fourth era Moto G cell phones in India. Albeit both the handsets – G4 and G4 Plus were reported together, the greater G4 Plus went to the customers somewhat prior.

 

Also, now, it's the ideal opportunity for the Moto G4. Valued at Rs 12,499, the Motorola Moto G4 offers an adjusted arrangement of determinations. Furthermore, obviously, there's the close stock Android encounter that Moto arrangement of cell phones are well known for.

 

However, is that enough for the Moto G4 to succeed, given that there are currently various decent and similarly fit cell phones battling it out in the Indian cell phone field? We utilized the Moto G4 for a couple days, and here's our full survey.

 

 

Design and display

 

To the extent the configuration goes, there are no curve balls. The Moto G4 has a striking resemblance as the G4 Plus, with the very same measurements and weight. The telephone has a dim shaded plastic casing and a smooth textured back. The back houses the 13MP back camera and double LED streak in an extended shut ring, which is presumably another outline highlight for the fourth era Moto G gadgets.

 

The back board is removable and conceals a 3000mAh battery, double small scale sim openings, and additionally a microSD card space.

 

Moto G4's front is overwhelmed by a 5.5-crawl Full HD showcase of 1080×1920 pixel determination. Secured by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3, the showcase is very great. It offers sharp shading propagation and great daylight readability. Over the presentation lies the speaker, a 5MP front-confronting camera and the typical accumulation of sensors.

 

While the volume rocker and force key are both situated on the right edge of the handset, the 3.5mm jack is put on the top. The base is the place you'll discover the microUSB port. The base edge of the screen has the on-screen route keys. One component that is perceptibly truant in the Moto G4 is the unique mark sensor. Given that telephones a large portion of the cost of the Moto G4 have unique mark sensors nowadays, the absence of one on the G4 is indefensible.

Performance and camera

 

The key specs of the Moto G4 include:

 

Memory: 16GB/32GB built-in, with support for microSD cards of up to 128GB in size

Operating system: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor

RAM: 2GB

Connectivity options: 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS

Camera: 13MP rear with dual LED flash and FullHD video capture functionality, 5MP front-facing

Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable

 

As can be seen above, the Moto G4's hardware specifications are pretty standard for a budget smartphone. In fact, they are nearly identical to its more powerful sibling Moto G4 Plus, apart from the rear camera.

 

Coming to the performance, Moto G4 easily handled all the day-to-day tasks we threw at it easily. There were no major heating issues, and everything from multitasking to web browsing was smooth. However, we did notice a slight slowdown in the phone's performance for a bit.

 

As for the sound, the audio output and quality through the phone's speaker were decent. Same can be said about call quality and signal reception, which was good even in areas of weak coverage.

 

In terms of software, Moto G4 runs near-stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In addition, there are also a few nice gesture controls that impart additional functionality.

 

Moving on to the cameras, the Moto G4 comes with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and auto-focus. It also has a 5MP front-facing shooter. The camera app has features like HDR, Panorama and more.

 

During our time with the device, the images captured by the Moto G4 turned out to be pretty good. Colours were accurate and there was minimal noise, even in low-light conditions. The 5MP front camera managed to take some really good selfies.

All in all, we were quite happy with the picture quality of both the front and rear cameras. It's worth mentioning that the rear camera supports slow motion video recording.

 

Oh, and the Moto G4's non-removable 3000mAh battery easily lasted us a day with moderate to heavy usage.

 

Verdict

 

The fiercely contested Indian smartphone market is all but dominated by emerging and established Chinese players like OnePlus, Xiaomi and Coolpad. But as good as they are, quite a few users have a lack of trust when it comes to buying a smartphone from these brands. This is where the Motorola G4 comes into the picture, offering both value-for-money and brand recognition.
 

However, Moto G4 has less to worry from Chinese smartphones and more from its own big brother – the G4 Plus. Costing only Rs 1,000 more, the Moto G4 Plus offers a fingerprint sensor and a camera with a higher megapixel count. Then of course, there are offerings like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which offer equal or better specs at lesser prices.

 

In a nutshell, the Moto G4 is quite a well-rounded smartphone. And even though we recommend it, it would be good if you consider the alternatives as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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