Moto G4 Play is an even cheaper Moto G4

Moto G4 Play is an even cheaper Moto G4
Earlier today, Motorola announced the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus – the new generation of phones within the popular Moto G line.

But while we were busy creating stories about the two new handsets, a third Moto G4 phone quietly appeared on the company's US site. Moto G4 Play.

The Moto G4 Play is positioned below the Moto G4, so while no pricing details are available at the moment, our guess is it's going to be priced below, or around $150. With a Snapdragon 410 quad-core chipset, Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 5" 720 x 1280 px screen, the Moto G4 Play sure looks like an entry-level Android smartphone that's nonetheless going to offer a reasonable user experience with a near-stock version of Android 6.0.1.

Design-wise, the G4 Play looks almost identical to the G4, but the screen is smaller and the bezels look a little bit thicker, which is OK for such an affordable smartphone. The 8 MP camera will be a step down from the G4's 13 MP one, with a narrower aperture of f/2.2 and no support for slow-motion video, which is a minor compromise. However, the battery inside is a pretty decent 2800 mAh one, so with the energy efficient Snapdragon 410 processor and 720 x 1280 screen, we hope the Moto G4 Play will deliver quite impressive battery life.

The Moto G4 Play probably won't replace the Moto E line, but expand the Moto G family further. Its release date is officially set for mid-summer, but price info is yet to be revealed.


source: Motorola

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Moto G4 Play
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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11 Comments

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

I believe this is an in-between version of the Moto G 2nd gen and 3rd gen. Hopefully it is priced like a moto E.

3. Tipsy.trex

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

Its just a refresh of last years G, with an inferior camera and a 5in 720p panel. Too bad, I'd jump on it with that 2800mah battery if it weren't for the camera. Motorola DOT com/us/products/moto-g-play

6. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The display is exactly the same as far as raw numbers go.

7. Tipsy.trex

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

its probably the exact same screen, like how the G4 is probably using the same screens that the Moto X Play uses.

4. linnus

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The Moto G4 Play is up on the brazilian Moto Maker page... motorola.com.br/products/moto-g-family

9. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Brazilian and Indian phone? naw. pass.

11. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Wait for NASA to bring something for u from Mars

10. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

It's the Foreplay, not the real G4.

12. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Is it me or the two front people in that ad look really fake?

13. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

yes they do.

14. sebstin

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Wish this should have been a compact one (less than 138mmX68mm).. Also isnt there a new MOTO E at 4.5" competing with Iphone SE?

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