Motorola Moto G Plus Prices & Plans

Motorola Moto G Plus

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 16 hours
  • Standby: Up to 17 days
  • 76.6mm wide
  • 153mm high
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Average Score

80/100

It may not be wrapped in stainless steel, like the iPhones and top-flight Galaxy models, but it certainly has the same g...

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Motorola Moto G Plus Specs

Display

Type IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Size 5.5 inch (14 cm)
Touch Screen Yes

Camera

Resolution 16 megapixels
Front Facing 5 megapixels
3D Resolution -
Flash Type Dual LED
Video Camera 1080p HD video (30 fps)

Music and Video

Music Player Yes
Video Player Yes
Video Calls Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Formats MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac
Video Formats MP4/H.264

Physical

Form Factor Bar
Width 76.6 mm
Height 153 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm
Weight 155 grams
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes

General

GPS Yes
Battery (3G Talk) Up to 16 hours
Battery (Standby) Up to 17 days
App Store Google Play
Processor Type 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
Operating System Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Release Date June 2016

Connectivity

Main Connectivity 4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed 150 Mbps (Cat. 4)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth Yes
Networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA 800/900 MHz
Data Networks HSPA+, LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/25/26/41

Memory

RAM 2GB
Internal 32GB
Expandable Up to 128GB

Messaging

Push Email Yes
Text Messages (SMS) Yes
Picture Messages (MMS) Yes

Motorola Moto G Plus Reviews

Positive

WhistleOut Review

"It may not be wrapped in stainless steel, like the iPhones and top-flight Galaxy models, but it certainly has the same great, useful features below the surface."

Joseph Hanlon (WhistleOut)
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Motorola Moto G Plus Review

The Moto G4 Plus is one of the year’s most unassuming handsets, yet if you’re looking for great value, it should be on your list of must-see phones.

Motorola has been through some big changes of the past few years. First being bought by Google and then to be sold again to computer giant Lenovo. Through it all the company has been remarkable resilient in keeping its product range consistent. 

The Moto G4 Plus is the first Motorola phone to be designed, developed and released all under the Lenovo roof. It is the first to sport a Lenovo badge on the box, but aside from these details, everything about this phone is instantly recognisable as a Motorola. 

The style, the shape, even the little dimple for your index finger where the logo sits on the back of the phone; everything is in line with this Moto series. 

The Moto G4 Plus differs from the three earlier Gs with a larger 5.5-inch screen. For reference, this is the same size of the screen on the enormous iPhone 6s Plus, but the G4 Plus definitely looks and feels like a smaller handset.

The touchscreen is a Full HD resolution IPS LCD, which in layman’s terms means a very nice display. Colours are rich and the blacks are nice and black.

Below the screen, Motorola has included a new fingerprint scanner, a first for the Moto G series. This is a welcome inclusion, but also a strange one. The scanner can be used to unlock the phone, but it doesn’t double as a Home button, as other fingerprint scanners do on other models. It has not function once the screen is turned on, as navigation is handled by onscreen software buttons. 

The big colourful screen is a bonus, but it does take its toll on the phone’s battery life. Motorola has included a generous-sized 3000mAh capacity battery here, but if you were hoping this would give you a big bump in screen time, unfortunately it doesn’t. We consistently saw about 4 hours of screen use per charge, and we had the Moto G4 Plus on the charger each night.

To offset this, Motorola includes a quick-charge power supply in the box and promises that this will charge the phone fast enough to give you 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes. 

You milage with the battery life may vary, but there is one thing we can say for sure: the Moto G4 Plus takes a great photo. Motorola has put a 16-megapixel camera into this model, with a fast f/2.0 aperture, laser auto-focus and dual-LED flash. 

The photos we’ve taken have been great; good colour reproduction and great details. We rely mostly on the auto-HDR mode for best results, and the gallery is full of photos we can be proud of. There is no doubt that this is the best camera phone anywhere in this price range — and it gives the more expensive models a run for their money too.

Overall

The Moto G4 Plus is probably the best value phone in the mid-range price space. For $399, you get quite a lot of phone, notably a big screen and a great camera. It’s is probably a little more power-hungry than we’d have liked, but it should see the majority of users through a busy day’s worth of screen time. 

It’d be easy to write-off the G4 Plus as a budget-friendly phone that belongs in a category outside of the premium handsets, but we’d argue that it compares with even the most popular models extremely well. It may not be wrapped in stainless steel, like the iPhones and top-flight Galaxy models, but it certainly has the same great, useful features below the surface.

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