Friday , October 20 2017

Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus launch in India

As we wrote earlier today Motorola has announced the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus during an event in India. Unfortunately, the live stream was either accidentally or intentionally region restricted and we weren’t able to watch along, even using all of our VPN powers. We were able to follow along thanks to Twitter though, with a few other sources.

From what we have been able to confirm the specs for the two models look like this:

 Moto G4 PlusMoto G4
Release dateMay 2016May 2016
Screen size5.5-inch5.5-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,920 x 1,080
PPI401401
Rear camera16MP13MP
Rear aperturef/2.0f/2.0
Front camera5MP5MP
Front aperturef/2.2f/2.2
ChipsetSnapdragon 617Snapdragon 617
Core config1.5 GHz1.5 GHz
Ram2GB/ 3GB2GB
Storage16GB/ 32GB16GB
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,000 mAh3,000 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorMicroUSBMicroUSB
Headphone PortYesYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
WIFI standards802.11 a/b/g/n dual band802.11 a/b/g/n dual band
Bluetooth standards
  • 4.1
  • LE
  • 4.1
  • LE
NFC
LocationA-GPSA-GPS
Android OSAndroid 6.0.1Android 6.0.1
Vendor skinMoto StockMoto Stock
Dimensions153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm
Weight155g155g
Colours
  • Black
  • White
  • Black
  • White

The Moto G4 Plus stole the show, so details on the standard Moto G4 are limited and could change as more information comes to light. That being said, it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot between the two new phones save the fingerprint scanner and higher resolution camera on the Plus model.

At the time of posting both the India and Brazil Motorola websites were “down”, this is where we are expecting the details to break first. As the two largest Moto G markets it looks like they are going all out for those releases.

Previously leaked image
Previously leaked image

International pricing and availability weren’t discussed. In India the Moto G4 Plus will go on sale midnight tonight local time (about 4:30 am AEST), and as expected it’s an Amazon exclusive – at least for now. Release details for the Moto G4 will follow in the coming weeks.

Amazon’s Moto G4 Plus page is now online, and with it comes a price – starting at ₹13,499. Presumably, this is for the lower-spec version of the Moto 4G Plus, but it also notably converts to about AU$275. That’s a pretty decent price for a phone with these specs.

Moto-G4-Plus_LandingPage_Final_01_03._V273191946_

An interesting point – Amazon’s product page promises that the Moto G4 will get an upgrade to Android N and O.

The Moto G has usually fared well in Australia, so we’re expecting to see one or both of the phones launch here. We’ll be chasing up with Motorola’s local PR in the coming days. We’ll update the specs as more information becomes available.

How did the Moto G4 look to you so far? Let us know in the comments.

 
Source: Moto G4 Product Page at Amazon India, and @iketan86 (launch event images).

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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11 Comments on "Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus launch in India"

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Any updates on when this phone will be released in the AU / NZ market??

Daniel Tyson
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Stay tuned…soon

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If the price shown in the article is close to AU /NZ release prices I’ll get the G4+ model. Had the original Moto G and it was great.

daft009
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daft009

For the pricepoint I am very impressed with the Moto G4 Plus!
Currently my LG G4 is away for repair from the dreaded boot loop fault, so I’m using my Moto G3. These budget handsets are really hitting some highs!

jdt1986
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jdt1986
Not very impressed with the look of these, to be honest. The fingerprint scanner on the G4 Plus is pretty awkward looking, I actually think the back of the Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) looks way better, and neither the G4 or G4 Plus look like they have the waterproofing of the 3rd Gen. Plus, I have a sneaky suspicion that when they come to Australia, both the G4 and G4 Plus won’t be anywhere near as good value as the 3rd Gen was. As we all know, it’s not as simple as converting INR over to AUD, Australia almost… Read more »
GaryGarth
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GaryGarth

If they launch it at those prices converted AND upgrade to Android N. Well take my money.

Scott
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Scott

Seriously Lenovo, launch this in Australia with actual availability of all three models and then TAKE MY MONEY. Kind regards.

Fred
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Fred

Tell me again, what were the specs of the iphone 6s? What was that? 1334×750 @ 4.7″ ?

Go on, for a laugh throw into your table the apple ‘flagship’ specs vs the favourite ‘budget’ phone in the android stable – and make sure you put the prices at the bottom.

Jamie S
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Jamie S

I’m a little surprised there’s no USB type C

James Z
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James Z

Phone looks good might actually considering getting the g4 plus on gsmarena it mentioned there’s a top model with 4gb ram and 64gb storage with microsd support can someone please contact firm this

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

Updated Specs to what we currently have, there is a 64GB model, if it comes to Australia is another question, we are in discussion with Moto/ Lenovo Au, we will let you all know

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