Moto G4 Plus – A Phone Worth Spending Rs. 15,000 For?

Motorola has time and again introduced relatively inexpensive phones globally with reasonably impressive features, and their latest launch, the Moto G4 Plus, also aims at the budget Android market. But does the phone deliver what it promises? Read on to know more.


Features and specifications

The Moto G4 Plus offers a 5.5-inch Full HD 1920x1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory, and operates on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform. Storage can be expanded by up to another 128GB using the phone’s microSD card slot. Performance on the whole appears to be fast, and there really is not much to complain about at the competitive price. At 115 grams though, the phone may just slip into the phablet category even while it is fairly light, and the phone appears to be big given its thickness is 9.8 mm.

An exciting new feature on the phone is the fingerprint sensor, which allows the user to unlock the phone with a quick, simple touch and at the same time does not compromise on security, even without having to tap in a PIN or passcode or swipe a pattern.

The phone comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera, which offers the combination features of phase detection autofocus (which works the best in well-lit conditions) and laser focusing (to capture details in less than optimum lighting). The manufacturer adds that the phone has an f/2 aperture, big pixels and a dual LED flash to optimize photos in low light conditions.  In addition, a pro mode allows you to manually tweak settings the way you would do with a DSLR. This is a good feature to have especially if you are a camera junkie and love to tinker around with ISO settings and other modes. The front facing camera fares well too, at 5MP.

While the features are good, every smartphone needs a good battery to support all the apps. Does the Moto G4 Plus deliver? With a 3000 mAh non-removable battery, yes, it does. Most budget smartphones do not excel in this department, so this particular device comes as a pleasant surprise. Further, if you still need battery power, the Turbo Charger that comes with the phone promises to deliver up to six hours of power in just 15 minutes.

When it comes to watching movies, playing games, listening to music or browsing the Internet the Moto G4 Plus does not fail you. While the performance may not be right up there with the more expensive phones, what you do get here is bang for the buck.

The verdict

The Moto G4 Plus is probably one of the better phones to hit the budget Android market, and is definitely worth a dekko. It ticks all the right boxes and may just be worth forking out that slightly extra cash for, over its predecessor the Moto G4. With the camera that it has, the fingerprint sensor and the impressive battery life, the Moto G4 Plus is a worthy contender.

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by techtalks @TechTalks August 31, 2016 5:34 AM UTC


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