The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were announced sometimes back, but the expected arrival date in the U.S. hadn’t been confirmed by the company.
But this is no more as the latest reports detail out the exact days that users in the U.S. can walk into a store and buy a new Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus. The budget-friendly phone will start at a budget price of just $199, but both handsets will be available for purchase in the country as from July 12.
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus will be sold through various retailers, among them the usual Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. The phones will also be accessible through Sam’s Club, Microcenter, Walmart, Fry’s as well as Motorola’s own U.S. store. Each of the two phones will take another two weeks before finally hitting Republic Wireless as from July 28.
The low-end Moto G4, which costs just $199, continues the company’s Moto G series that came to be known for its budget-friendly price but with decent specs. The Moto G4 Plus takes things slightly higher with some touches here and there. Still, you will come across a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen on both handsets, in addition to an octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC with a clock speed of 1.5GHz. Both handsets also come with 3000mAh battery units as well as support for microSD cards.
On the flipside, the Moto G4 Plus is the premium version of the two, but this difference is noticeable when it comes to memory options. Where the Moto G4 gets a RAM of 2GB and two storage options of 16GB and 32GB, the Moto G4 Plus packs two memory options of 16GB/2GB and 64GB/4GB, but there is also talk of a middle of the pack variant that features 32GB of storage and 3GB RAM. It gets even better for the G4 Plus as far as camera specs are concerned. Where the standard G4 has a 13MP main camera and 5MP selfie camera, the Moto G4 Plus packs a 16MP main camera but keeps the same 5MP selfie sensor. The premium G4 Plus also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which is missing on the Moto G4.
As for the pricing, the base model of the Moto G4 Plus starts at $249 while the top-end version will set you back $299. As for the low-end Moto G4, the base model starts at $199 while the high-end version costs $229.
Apparently, the two phones will sell as unlocked variants, meaning they can be used with any U.S. carrier. Still, adding $5 to the normal pricing of the phones will get you a SIM.