Motorola phones have been extremely popular in India for a while now. It was the first generation Motorola Moto G that marked the entry of Motorola back into the Indian smartphone market. Then came Moto E which shook the entry-level Android smartphone market.
Now 4 years down the line Motorola is launching the 4th edition of Moto G aka Moto G4. A few days back Motorola launched Moto G4 Plus at Rs. 13,499 in India. G4 Plus packs the same features and hardware as the Moto G4 but a few extra goodies.
The final launch price of the Moto G4 is not yet disclosed but it will be somewhat less than the asking price of Moto G4 Plus. I believe that the Moto G4 will cost between Rs. 11,999 to Rs. 12,499.
So now that we have an idea about the estimated launch price of the Moto G4, let’s dive further and see if you should actually buy this phone or skip it in favour of other mid-range phones from Xiaomi, Huawei, or Lenovo.
Motorola Moto G4 Specifications
- Chipset: Snapdragon 617
- CPU: 1.5 GHz quad-core + 1.2 GHz quad-core
- GPU: Adreno 405
- RAM: 2 GB
- OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
- Display: 5.5 inch, IPS LCD FHD Display, Gorilla Glass 3
- Camera: Primary- 13 MP f/2.0 PDAF + Laser AF with dual-LED Flash; Secondary- 5 MP
- Memory: Internal- 16 GB; External- microSD card up to 256 GB via dedicated slot
- Battery: 3000 mAh (non-removable)
- Connectivity: 4G (all 3 LTE bands in India), GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio, dual SIM, USB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, EDGE, HSPA, WiFi.
Motorola is a much more reliable and reputed brand than Xiaomi and has been into the smartphone business for more than a decade. I have been using Motorola phones ever since the Razr V3 so I think it would be better to invest in a Motorola phone than buying anything else.
Faster Android Updates
This is the one of the greatest advantage of buying a Motorola phone or for that matter any phone running plain vanilla Android. You get the latest OS upgrade within a few week of its public launch. Android is getting better and better over the generations and is now much more flexible and battery efficient than its previous versions.
The upcoming Android N packs a lot of power efficiency improvements so naturally you would want to upgrade your phone to Android N as soon as it is released.
Motorola has always made average camera phones but their imaging capabilities have improved greatly since the last generation.
The Moto G4 packs a 13 MP camera having a bright f/2.0 aperture equipped with Phase-detection and Laser AF tech for quick focusing on your subject. On the front you get a 5 MP camera which is more than enough for taking good selfies.
All-day Battery Life
Motorola smartphones are optimized to last you a full day on a single charge. The phone also supports Turbo Charge (a fast charging technology) which can fill up your phone with power of up to 6 hours in just 15 mins.
These are some of the key points that will tip the scale in favour of Motorola Moto G4.
Well, then what are you waiting for. Get your Motorola Moto G4 right now!