Moto G4 Plus vs. Moto G4 – What’s the Difference?

Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus

For the budget phone lovers, you will be happy to learn that the Moto G has received a refreshed version in the shape of Moto G4.

However, Lenovo has gone further to make the deal even sweeter by including a high-end Moto G4 Plus at a very affordable price, better than what you get for many other devices out there.

But why come in with two devices targeting the same market? Well, maybe there are some real differences between these two; and we’ll discuss them here. The Moto G was launched back in 2013 and this Moto G4 series is the fourth version to be released, succeeding last year’s Moto G3.

Here’s how the Moto G4 compares to the Moto G4 Plus.

Design and display

Many people are obsessed with huge display screens and Lenovo seems to be aware of this. The two phones come with the same screen size of 5.5 inches with Full HD resolutions, moving up from last year’s 5.0 inches. However, for those who feel these two are a bit huge, the company has a third offering in the shape of Moto G4 Play.

Processing power and storage

Lenovo has stepped up the processing power of the Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 as compared to last year. You will get an octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC on the two models and a RAM of at least 2GB, but there is a variant of the Moto G4 Plus that packs a massive RAM of 4GB, which should give you more power than the other models.

Going further into the storage options available on these two smartphones, both the Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 have expandable onboard storage of 16GB and 32GB. However, you can get a 64GB variant on the Plus model, but this will cost you a little higher. As for the microSD card slot, it can accommodate up to 128GB on both handsets.

Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus

Camera and battery

The real changes start coming in on camera matters. The Moto G4 Plus packs an OmniVision rear snapper of 16MP with PDAF on board. As for the G4, you get the same camera rear snapper as the one used on the Moto G3 – a 13MP rear sensor, however, both handsets’ sensors have the same aperture of f/2.0. The two phones have the same 5MP wide-angle sensors for selfie photos.

To make the Moto G4 Plus even more unique, Lenovo included a fingerprint scanner on the device, hiding it right below the display screen. According to the company, this sensor will be able to take about 750 milliseconds to respond, which is pretty fast.

As for the battery units, both the Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 have the same non-removable battery of 3000mAh.

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