"Carrier friendly" Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus now available in the US

Starting today, July 12, the Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are officially available in the US (following a couple of weeks of pre-orders). As previously reported, you can buy the two new Moto smartphones from various places, including Motorola.com, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and B&H. However, if you wish to customize the handsets via Moto Maker, you have to get them directly from Motorola's website.

You can purchase the Moto G4 for $199.99 if you only want the 16 GB variant, or $229.99 if you need 32 GB of internal memory. The Moto G4 Plus costs $249.99 (16 GB model), or $299.99 (model with 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM).

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are presented by Motorola as "carrier friendly" smartphones. That's because they're sold unlocked, and are compatible with all relevant US carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The two devices run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and have many common features, though the G4 Plus has a few advantages - like a fingerprint scanner, and a superior rear camera.

We already unboxed the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, and we'll soon have our reviews of them online. Until then, let us know if you're planning to get any of these two new Moto smartphones.

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Moto G4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Moto G4 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just don't expect consistent updates or support. Good thing is that they are universally unlocked phones.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol I knew I'd find you here.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The Moto G has always had really smooth user experience up till now, but a recent review I read suggests that this year's models suffer performance wise. I miss when Motorola was owned by Google... The Lenovo acquisition is slowly killing Motorola.

11. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Speaking as a Moto X Pure owner updates come much faster than Samsung or LG, as for support I have had no issues so I cant speak to that

2. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If they were smaller, I would be on that maker right now lol

6. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I just got mine today. The footprint is smaller than the Samsung J7 so not much is wasted.

3. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Can someone please explain to me what frequency bands are? I was going to buy a phone online but it said that I have to check the frequency band to know if the device will work in my country. How do I check that? I tried doing some research but it was very complicated. All I saw was confusing numbers like 800/1900mhz. Can someone please help me understand this band thing. I live in Belgium btw, we use SIM cards.

4. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I think everywhere uses SIM cards. Based on this:http://www.4gltemall.com/blog/4g-frequency-bands-for-lte-networks-in-western-europe/ I seems you use bands 3 & 7 which this include. Don't take my word for it, though, self research is your friend.

5. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Based on reviews, I would say the G4 Plus has a moderately better rear camera than the base G4, certainly not superior.

8. sebstin

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

where is Moto G play?.. I prefer 4.5 to 4.9" phones..

12. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

If you want a G Play, just get a G 3rd gen instead.

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Review I saw, stated the device suffers from overheating, after only five minutes of play.

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