Liveblog: Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus announcement

The first Moto G was a breakthrough moment for affordable smartphones, as Motorola's popular handset brought solid specs and pleasant user experience to a very accessible price point. A few years later, the Moto G series is hardly alone in its niche, with numerous newcomers attempting to offer similar products. However, we still have a soft spot for the Moto G line, because of its tendency of staying true to the authentic Android experience. 

This brings us to today, May 17, when Motorola is set to announce a duo of new Moto G handsets, expected to be called Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Obviously, the Moto G4 Plus is supposed to be a bigger and stronger version of the G4. However, probably the biggest difference we can see between the two from the onset has to do with the fingerprint scanner mounted below the display of the G4 Plus – a feature that doesn't seem to be present on the regular G4.

EVENT START TIME: 02:30 AM PDT | 03:30 MDT | 05:30 AM EDT | 10:30 AM GMT

The mystery surrounding Moto's latest affordable smartphones will be revealed soon enough! Stick with us in the next few hours, as we'll be following the unveiling of the new devices closely. This is our liveblog, where you'll be able to experience the announcement with regular text and image updates. Otherwise, you can head over to the livestream to watch a video of the event.

Do you like the new Moto G4 and G4 Plus?

They are lovely!
Not my cup of tea.



2. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I do not really like the shape of the home button.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Me too, and I would have preferred that it were on the back similar to the 2015 Nexus phones. But oh well.

14. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

At least the Moto G4 does not have a button at all.

3. aimkul

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

The maker of first smartphone is all set today to create history again

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

First maker of the cell* phone. There. I fixed it for you. You're welcome.

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

Motorola India Livestream does not work. #MissingOUt #EpicFail

9. aarpey

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2016

Works in India only. What a disaster.

5. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

The fingerprint scanner should be at the back.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Announce the phones already!

7. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Bunch of idiots.5.5" both? Really?Go to hell.

8. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

5.5 is so small and now I want 5.7 to fit perfectly in my hands...

10. nemov

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2016

Couldn't agree more! I was hoping for a 4.7" Moto G, expecting a 5", and well I guess I will have to buy a Oneplus 3 now :)

17. aarpey

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2016

And that comes also with 5.5 inches...

11. Thullraven

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Waiting to see what is different between the two.

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