Lenovo Moto G4 And Moto G4 Plus Unveiled With 5.5 1080p Screens

By 01:44 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments

Goodbye Motorola, Hello Moto! The first two phones under the "Lenovo Moto" have been unveiled and they are the successors to the Moto G (3rd gen). Yes, successors, plural.

Screens have grown larger and sharper - 5.5" 1080p - after staying at 5" 720p for the 2nd and 3rd generations. The processing power has doubled with a higher-discontinue Snapdragon chipset, the capturing camera and memory have been improved as well.

Lenovo Moto G4 Plus

Rather than "Turbo", this one is a "Plus" and in its high spec option, the Moto G4 Plus places in the upper echelons of the mid-range segment.

The 5.5" classy screen has 1080p resolution (with Gorilla Glass 3 protection), a necessary bump in both size and resolution for the G4 to stay competitive. You don't even have to ask, of course, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Below the classy screen is the square fingerprint reader, which is unique to the Plus model - the regular G4 goes without one. The sensor can unlock the phone in just 750ms.

The Moto G4 Plus is a 16MP shooter with hybrid focus (Laser + phase detection) and it records 1080p video. The capturing camera uses an OmniVision PureCell Plus sensor - with 1.3µm pixels and behind an f/2.0 aperture. There's a Pro mode with manual controls too. The selfie cam has a 5MP sensor and an 84° wide-angle lens.

Lenovo Moto G4 Plus

The chipset went up to Qualcomm's 6-series - a Snapdragon 617 to be precise. It has eight Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5Giga Hertz (GHz) and an Adreno 405 GPU. That's double the Central Processing Units (CPU) cores of the Moto G (3rd gen) and a newer generation GPU.

The top model comes with 4GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 64GB storage. There will be more affordable options with 2GB or 3GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 16GB or 32GB of storage. And there's a microSD slot, so even the 16GB models can have plenty of storage.

While both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus have 3,000mAh batteries and support quick charging, only the Moto G4 Plus has a Turbo Charger in the box. It can put 6 hours worth of juice in just 15 minutes.

For the first time, the Motos will be exclusive to Amazon.in. Pricing starts at INR 13,500 ($200/€180) for the base 16GB Moto G4 Plus model and INR 15,000 ($225/€200) for the 32GB model.

Lenovo Moto G4

The Moto G4 brings many of the same improvements as the Plus mode. It has a 5.5" classy screen with 1080p resolution, Snapdragon 617 chipset and a 3,000mAh battery with quick charge support (it's a bring your own charger affair, though).

You acquire a choice of 16GB and 32GB built-in storage (expandable via microSD). The Random-Access Memory (RAM) is fixed at 2GB.

The capturing camera on the Moto G4 is closer to the 3rd gen phone - 13MP with 1080p video capture. It gets the same 5MP wide-angle selfie cam as the Plus model, though.

The final incompatibility between the G4 and its Plus sibling is the fingerprint reader - there isn't one here.



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