Moto G4 and G4 Plus: The Twin Superhits

Picking up a budget smartphone is no more a trial like it was a few years back. But, what do you do when two deceptively similar phones hit the market? Well, we are talking about the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Both handsets are largely identical, except for a few cosmetic changes that the Plus has over its younger sibling.

So, which one do you pick? Let’s consider the two handsets under the following three major parameters.

#1 Design

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There’s nothing that can separate the two regarding looks. They are of the same size and share the same screen. Even the branding is common. The only difference: a fingerprint sensor on the G4 Plus, which is absent in the G4 and can lead customers towards it.

#2 Hardware
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The hardware, for most part, is again largely common between the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Both have 16GB ROM and 2GB of RAM. But the Plus has another version with an option of 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM. While this may not sway people from the G4 to the G4 Plus, it’s a nice option to have nonetheless. Both handsets have expandable storage, which means you can increase your internal memory by inserting an external SD card. It becomes a big chunk of accessible storage.

#3 Camera

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For many people, the camera often becomes the deciding factor while buying a particular smartphone. You can capture some great moments, upload the pictures on social media and share them with your family and friends. A smartphone with a good camera can take photos both indoors and outdoors with no fuss. Besides, having a fast focus camera won’t leave you with hundreds of blurred images.

Both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus have great cameras. While it’s a 13MP for G4, the G4 Plus has a 16MP. Both have identical access to manual controls, which means, you can still snap great photos regardless of the version you choose.

Tests revealed that the G4 Plus delivered marginally better results with a lesser number of retakes than the G4. But, both of them delivered superb results. With a faster focus, the G4 Plus is a tad higher than the G4. Its colours are more vibrant than the latter.

So which one to buy?

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The real question. Period. The handsets are currently available in select international markets. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are priced at $199.99 and $249.99 respectively. The higher price tag of G4 Plus makes sense if you want more RAM, a better camera, and the fingerprint sensor. It may just be a better buy.

But if you really don’t care for these extra features, you may end up saving $50 with the G4. The big thing to remember is that the phones are from the same assembly line. Boiling down further, the camera is perhaps the only worthy take-away from the G4 Plus. The phones are not yet available in India, but are due shortly, if insider news is to be believed.

Picture courtesy- thecountrycaller.com, smartprix.com, forbes.com and alluremedia.com.au


by techtalks @TechTalks August 12, 2016 11:27 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi