Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 vs Moto G (2015) specs comparison

Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 vs Moto G (2015) specs comparison
So, Motorola just unveiled the fourth generation of its Moto G lineup. This year, we are actually treated to not just one but two slightly different flavors of one and the same device. Apart from the Moto G4, the Moto G4 Plus was also introduced. 

No, there is no significant difference in the design and the size of the two hot new Motorola devices, but we can't say the same for their specs sheets. As one would naturally deduce, the G4 Plus is the more advanced device among the two — it ups the ante with a fingerprint reader and a superior camera on board. 

But is this actually it? And more importantly, how are Motorola's newest devices stacking up against the Moto G (2015)? Suffice to say we were curious to find out, and we think you are also eager to find the differences. That's why we made a quick three-way comparison between said handsets. Here goes:

Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs Motorola Moto G4 vs Motorola Moto G (2015)

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
401 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

 
 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.10 %
71.10 %
67.05 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.3 μm
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 inches (153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm)
6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 inches (153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches (142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
Splash
Water; IP x7

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

Interchangeable covers
Interchangeable covers
Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 405
Adreno 405
Adreno 306

RAM

4 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
2470 mAh

Charging

Yes
Yes
 

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10 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The specs for the Moto G4 are very similar to the Moto X Play. The only difference is the battery size for the X Play is 3670mha instead of 3000mha on the G4, and the LTE is better on the new G4's with LTE cat 7, verses cat 4 on the X Play. So now what is the price of the G4's?

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Same price as i paid for my x play lol...

2. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Looks good, but these days specs seem to be repititive. Nothing interesting to watch out.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"But these days specs seem to be repititive (repetitive)..." Wait till you see P9 Lite...!

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Same slow-ish Cortex-A53 Cores as in Motorola Moto G albeit with a better GPU... Why not use a Mediatek instead? Mediatek MT6750 to be precise with Mali-T860MP2 that would handle FHD Resolution a little better...??? And secondly, Mediatek has big/little core configuration (One clocked at 1 Ghz, the other at 1.5Ghz) so it'd 'presumably' consume less power... Then there's always A72 (Upto 50% Faster) Deca-Core Helio Series that would likely cost on par with SD617... And if a weak-ish SoC wasn't enough, Motorola made it a 5.5" to add insult to the injury... The current MotoG is a great day to day 'Work Horse'... But I wouldn't make such bold claim about this new 'Duo' though...

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

GreenMan been using moto x play with SD615 for months now phone run 1080p with no lag or slowdown even in big game like RR3. So plz stop the lies :)

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Oh joy, more phablets. There aren't enough of those already./s

6. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Am I reading this right...both phones have 5.5" FHD displays? What is f***ing point having two phones sepced like that. G4 should have 5" display...people at lenovo are nuts. And OEMs should be shamed for not using S650/S652 in their mid tier offerings.

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

That's where theyre going to have the Moto E... Soooo... wait for it.

10. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Here comes Lenovo and pulls a Samsung... LMAO

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