Moto G4 Review-Pros and Cons

Moto G series is popular in India due to its good pricing and great quality. The near stock android experience and fast updates are the added advantage of these smartphones. This year, Motorola which is now owned by Lenovo, launched two variants of 4th Generation of Moto G-Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4. In this post we will see Moto G4 Review and discuss Pros and Cons.

Moto G4 Review

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Moto G4 look and feel is very identical to the Moto G4 Plus. Only difference is there is no fingerprint scanner in the front. Apart from this it is very difficult to differentiate. It measures 15.3 x 0.8 x 7.7 cm and weighs 154 grams.  The whole body is made up of good quality plastic.

Moto G4 is powered by  1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 octa core processor with 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The performance is similar like Moto G4 Plus. Only difference is it is not heating up like its other variant.  In our testing period, we have not faced any lag in day to day performance. Even gaming performance was also excellant.

Moto G4 sports 5.5 inch full HD IPS display screen. The viewing angles, colour saturation, brightness were good in the price segment. The connectivity features of the device includes 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth. It also supports WiFi hotspot and USB tethering features as well.

Moto G4 houses 13MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front facing camera. It lacks the laser auto focus system. Camera performance was decent in good lighting condition. When we compare it with Moto G4 Plus camera, Moto G4 camera struggles a bit in artificial light and low light conditions.  Also the colour accuracy is not as great as Moto G4 Plus.

Moto G4 is powered by 3000mAh battery.  In my usage, battery lasted one full day which included 30 minutes gaming, 1 and half hour of calls, Wifi and 3G/4G data usage most of the time. It also comes with Turbo charger which charges the battery pretty quickly.

Moto G4 Review summary: If your question is which one is more g4 or moto g4 plus?, then answer would be Moto G4 Plus.  Moto G4 Plus has advantages of fingerprint scanner ,better camera and option to select 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variant.

Advantages and disadvantages of Moto G4

Pros of Moto G4

  • Good performance.
  • Good display screen.
  • Decent battery life.
  • Stock android experience.

Cons of Moto G4

  • No compass sensor.
  • No fingerprint scanner.
  • Only 2GB RAM variant.
  • Not water resistant.
  • Not a good quality bundled earphone.
  • No LED notification light.

Meet the Author

Hi, I am Aniruddha, an avid blogger since 2008 who likes writing about new gadgets, smartphones and excel. You can find them at You can also follow me on Twitter @tech2touch or my Facebook page tech2touch. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel tech2touch. Enjoy reading and watching!!!

3 comments… add one
  • Manu Aug 4, 2016, 7:47 am

    Nicely done, but could also have added camera and good build in the pros. 🙂

    • Aniruddh Aug 4, 2016, 7:57 am

      Hi Manu,

      I felt camera and build are not great. They are just ok. We have seen nice all metal design in the much lower price segment. Personally I feel Moto g3 has better build and design compared to Moto G4. Camera too, I am not satisfied. Moto G4 Plus camera is really good but not on this.

  • Omkar Dumne Sep 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

    Dear Aniruddha sir,
    I want to know how to make video call using Moto G4 Plus with out using any additional app like google duo etc.
    Please guide me on my email also [email protected].

    Waiting for your reply

    Thanking you.

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