Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play: all there is to know

Motorola today announced its intentions to expand the super-popular Moto G line, with the introduction of not just one 2016 successor, but a total of three new phones: Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play. This is where you can find our most important coverage of the three new smartphones.


With the Moto G4 and G4 Plus being almost identical in terms of specs, the only thing that happens to differentiate them is that the G4 Plus has a better, 16 MP camera, and a fingerprint scanner. It's also available in a version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, while the G4 is only offered with 2 GB RAM and 16 gigs of memory. The G4 Play is a lower end device, with weaker processor, camera, and everything, but we expect its price to be proportionally lower.


You'll find all the essential information about the new Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play in our detailed announcement stories, including specs, price and release date info, as well as lots of colorful image material. But here's a quick spoiler: we expect a sub-$200 price for the Moto G4, while it's been confirmed that all three new Moto Gs will launch around mid-summer in the United States.


The essentials don't cut it and you want to delve even deeper? Sure, we've got you covered. Here are our super-detailed specs comparison, price and release date analysis, first camera samples, specs comparison, and more. Let us know know how you like Moto's new G4 line-up in the comments! Can you think of a better smartphone at a similarly affordable price range?



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

When phonearena does article on a new phone: its a field day.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

For real.

3. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Moto G4Plus for 200USD, SD617, wich won't even be available through grey import here in Central Europe. vs. Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro for 185USD, SD650, readily available from Ebay.

4. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

It'll always be a Moto for me. The stock Android package is always better functioning for a daily driver and truth be told I kind of dont mind the squircle fingerprint scanner. As far as Xiaomi is concerned, it may have a better chipset but if this is the exact same screen as the X Play (calibration, accuracy, brightness etc) then G4 spanks it outta the park.

6. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

look like you havent tried HTC 10, more stock andriod experience than any other phone in market..

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I really like HTC phones but their batteries tend to degrade after a year or two, that has never happened with any Motorola phone I have used or recommended. In comparison, I got my kid brother a Moto X 2014 and my sister a M8. My brother abuses the charging cycle; always charging and using but the phone still gives him 6hrs SoT on the nose. The HTC with careful charging ran 13 months before needing a battery replacement plus the replacement dented the back so I dont care whether the 10 is stock or not, I dont trust HTC... I got my father a Z3 and his phone runs like a champ but the back glass just decided to shatter one day like a week ago. Long story short, only Motorola knows how to make phones. Or rather knew. Idk what Lenovo is doing but they are really screwing up Moto's image.

5. kotan24

Posts: 320; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Amoled? Lcd?

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