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Motorola Moto G4

7.6/10 AVG.
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7.6/10
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The Motorola Moto G4 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
No


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechRadar

The Moto G4 is an impressive improvement upon older generations of Motorola's most popular handset and it may well be the best phone you can buy on a budget.

- James Peckham, TechRadar
Tech Advisor

Although the new Moto G4 is more expensive than the third-generation, Motorola is offering a Full HD screen, better processor, more storage and memory. Not everyone will enjoy the jump to 5.5in or the lack of full waterproofing but this is still a brilliant phone for under £200. Just bear in m...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Android Community

The Moto G4 proves a budget phone can be quite capable.

- Jen Karner, Android Community
SlashGear

If you want to spend no more than $200 (plus whatever tax is in order) on a smartphone, Moto G4 is still the best smartphone on the market. Motorola's industrial design may have become a bit more bland this time around, but the device is right on the money for cash value.

- Chris Burns, SlashGear
Tom's Guide

The budget-phone segment is becoming increasingly competitive, with a number of sub-$200 phones now offering long battery life, increased durability or some combination of attractive features. Lenovo's enhancements to the Moto G4 keep that phone near the front of the budget pack.

- Lauren L'amie, Tom's Guide


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G4 on May 18, 2016.


The Moto G4 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto G4 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Motorola backs up the Moto G4 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto G4 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
5.5"

The Motorola Moto G4's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1221 minutes, 678 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto G4 Specs

Overview
Release date May 18, 2016
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headset, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 580 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 678 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1221 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Unknown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Unknown
Photo Caller ID Unknown
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Unknown
Email Client Unknown
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging No
Push-to-talk (PTT) Unknown
Connectivity
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Unknown
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Unknown
Java Applications Unknown
Brew Applications Unknown
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
No
Dual lens
Unknown
Zoom
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Unknown
Audio Formats No
Video Playback Unknown
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Unknown
Vibration Alert Unknown
Downloadable Ringtones Unknown
Ringtone Composer Unknown
Ringer ID Unknown
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Unknown
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Unknown
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Unknown
Stop Watch Unknown
Timer Unknown
Calculator Unknown
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto G (4th Gen), Moto G (2016)

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Critic Reviews


TechRadar

Low price, impressively powerful

from TechRadar

The Moto G4 is an impressive improvement upon older generations of Motorola's most popular handset and it may well be the best phone you can buy on a budget.

Read full review

The Moto G4 is an impressive improvement upon older generations of Motorola's most popular handset and it may well be the best phone you can buy on a budget.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

One of the best phones under £200

from Tech Advisor

Although the new Moto G4 is more expensive than the third-generation, Motorola is offering a Full HD screen, better processor, more storage and memory. Not everyone will enjoy the jump to 5.5in or the lack of full waterproofing but this is still a brilliant phone for under £200. Just bear i...More

Although the new Moto G4 is more expensive than the third-generation, Motorola is offering a Full HD screen, better processor, more storage and memory. Not everyone will enjoy the jump to 5.5in or the lack of full waterproofing but this is still a brilliant phone for under £200. Just bear in mind that the 3rd-gen Moto G is now a great buy at £149 and the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 offers similar specs for just £125 (albeit SIM-locked).

Read full review

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Android Community

Balanced on a budget

from Android Community

So is the Moto G4 worth the $199.99 price tag? In a word, yes. This phone packs a serious punch for its asking cost. You get fantastic battery life, a decent display, and a camera that delivers great results. While there are some small issues it doesn't take away from the whole package, and the M...More

So is the Moto G4 worth the $199.99 price tag? In a word, yes. This phone packs a serious punch for its asking cost. You get fantastic battery life, a decent display, and a camera that delivers great results. While there are some small issues it doesn't take away from the whole package, and the Moto G4 is a contender in the budget range of phones.

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SlashGear

Right on the money for cash value

from SlashGear

If you want to spend no more than $200 (plus whatever tax is in order) on a smartphone, Moto G4 is still the best smartphone on the market. Motorola's industrial design may have become a bit more bland this time around, but the device is right on the money for cash value.

Read full review

If you want to spend no more than $200 (plus whatever tax is in order) on a smartphone, Moto G4 is still the best smartphone on the market. Motorola's industrial design may have become a bit more bland this time around, but the device is right on the money for cash value.

Read full review

Less

Tom's Guide

Bright, big display; decent performance; and above-average battery life

from Tom's Guide

The budget-phone segment is becoming increasingly competitive, with a number of sub-$200 phones now offering long battery life, increased durability or some combination of attractive features. Lenovo's enhancements to the Moto G4 keep that phone near the front of the budget pack.

Read full review

The budget-phone segment is becoming increasingly competitive, with a number of sub-$200 phones now offering long battery life, increased durability or some combination of attractive features. Lenovo's enhancements to the Moto G4 keep that phone near the front of the budget pack.

Read full review

Less

Ars Technica

Without quick updates this phone is merely good, not great

from Ars Technica

The G4 is still a really solid budget smartphone. But I can't recommend it as loudly or as happily as I could recommend the original Moto G, nor is it the cheapest decent phone you can buy. Consumers could do worse, but Lenovo could do better.

Read full review

The G4 is still a really solid budget smartphone. But I can't recommend it as loudly or as happily as I could recommend the original Moto G, nor is it the cheapest decent phone you can buy. Consumers could do worse, but Lenovo could do better.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

An amazing budget phone

from Digital Trends

Lenovo focused in on all the right things with the Moto G4. The big display is a pleasure to use, the camera is solid, the battery lasts beyond a day, and performance is smooth.

Read full review

Lenovo focused in on all the right things with the Moto G4. The big display is a pleasure to use, the camera is solid, the battery lasts beyond a day, and performance is smooth.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

Clean software build, above average performance

from Fone Arena

The Moto G4 is a good phone. What we’re not too sure of is the price to performance ratio. The device has been launched in a market with no dearth of competition and frankly, the competitors offer a lot more for the price.

Read full review

The Moto G4 is a good phone. What we’re not too sure of is the price to performance ratio. The device has been launched in a market with no dearth of competition and frankly, the competitors offer a lot more for the price.

Read full review

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Engadget

Solid performance for the price

from Engadget

The Moto G4 is a decent step up from the Moto G, thanks to its larger and sharper screen. But it still doesn't have a great camera.

Read full review

The Moto G4 is a decent step up from the Moto G, thanks to its larger and sharper screen. But it still doesn't have a great camera.

Read full review

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Digit

Very decent smartphone, offering good battery life and a decent camera

from Digit

The Moto G4 is a decent smartphone, offering one of the best smartphone photography in the budget segment, along with good battery life. Unfortunately, it does not offer the all-round performance balance that the likes of LeEco Le 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenovo ZUK Z1 do. It is a good smartphone, only not the best.

Read full review

The Moto G4 is a decent smartphone, offering one of the best smartphone photography in the budget segment, along with good battery life. Unfortunately, it does not offer the all-round performance balance that the likes of LeEco Le 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenovo ZUK Z1 do. It is a good smartphone, only not the best.

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User Reviews


Lost all my data, contact's n #s. Cricket store said they fixed it. Instead I got slammed and Cricket refused to help. If I wanted help I'd have to get "court order". Will never trust another Google Motorola phone.

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