This year, Lenovo decided to launch a full line of devices at once. Moto G4 Plus is the premium version of this new generation of Moto G devices. The Moto G4 plus is released along with the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play. Although this is considerably a risky move, we have to wait and see how this turns out for the devices.
The Moto G (Gen 3) and the Moto G (Turbo Edition) were both solid performers but if there were any criticism, it would have to be their lacklustre camera performance, which Motorola has struggled with on pretty much all of its phones. The Moto G4 Plus, a better equipped version of the Moto G4, aims to change that perception for good with its improved camera and software. Let’s see how well it succeeds in achieving its goal. Here is Lenovo Moto G4 Plus: All there is to know.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
The Moto G4 Plus is very similar to the Moto G4. Both models have a physical home button on the front, which functions as a biometric sensor. At the top of the Moto G4 Plus, there is a mono speaker and proximity sensor. The white model draws more attention, while the dark colour is more subtle and a bit more elegant.
The phone is a fair bit larger than its predecessors, thanks to the 5.5-inch full-HD TFT display. Gorilla Glass 3 is also present for added protection. The G4 Plus is fairly slim at 7.9 mm and has good weight distribution so it doesn’t feel heavy when you hold it. It also comes with a 1080p display that is an improvement to previous 720p display models.
The Moto G4 Plus ditches the trademark bottom grille of the Moto G series for a fingerprint sensor. It’s not a physical button but it is slightly raised to help you find it by touch alone.
SOFTWARE, PROCESSOR AND FEATURES
The Moto G4 Plus uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 SoC, which is an octa-core chip running at 1.5 GHz. You also get 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. The phone will also be available with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage at a lower price. Other specifications include 4G LTE (Category 4), Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, dual-band WI-FI b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS, USB-OTG, and FM radio. NFC is not present.
The icing on the cake for the Moto G4 Plus is that it’s more secure, as the fingerprint sensor can be used to unlock the device. Moreover because it comes with Android 6.0 factory Marshmallow right out of the box , third-party applications can be integrated into the sensor, such as the Telegram. The Play Store is also integrated with the biometric sensor, allowing the user to authorize payments through biometric confirmation.
The primary camera features 16 mega-pixels and the secondary features 5 mega-pixels. The gallery app has been replaced with Google’s Photos app, which is not the best to be honest but it does its job. The phone manages to handle high-bitrate and full-HD videos well. The Photos app also lets you edit photos and trim videos.
Lenovo thought about various aspects and features that could enhance the new camera of the Moto G4 Plus. The software is part of these changes, as they now have a manual mode full of advanced features. Those of you who choose the automatic mode will see the basic interface, while the manual mode has other options such as ISO control, exposure, macro, self-timer and shutter.
The Moto G4 Plus comes with a 15 W charger which is able to fill its full 3,000 mAh battery in only one hour and 30 minutes. The phone supports TurboPower or fast charging for quickly topping up the battery. The rumoured backup the Moto G4 gives is about a day and half but it is yet to be made sure.
The Moto G4 Plus is a welcome evolution of the Moto G series, which takes it a step further in terms of features and performance.The phone packs in a much needed SoC upgrade which keeps the latest version of Android running smoothly, a fingerprint sensor, a good camera for daylight photography, and all-day battery life. This makes it a very good option in this price range.
The design is not eye popping, but let’s face it, Lenovo buyers don’t purchase the Moto G line for looks. The Moto G4 Plus is full of other good reasons to purchase it. And the price is consistent with the quality of work put into it. Hope we covered everything in this article: Lenovo Moto G4 Plus: All there is to know.
The device is now available for purchase through the Brazilian Motorola website with availability in eight colours. The suggested price is around $440 for this version, which has 32 GB of storage.The US prices are not fixed but the official US Motorola site claims it will be available in mid-summer of this year.
We’ll let you know when we have more information, so keep referring to our site for more updates. After reading Lenovo Moto G4 Plus: All there is to know, are you excited for the device or not?