Thursday , March 22 2018

Moto G4 Play appears on Harvey Norman’s website


It looks like Australia might be getting a new Motorola phone – but it’s probably not the one you’ve been waiting for.. According to Harvey Norman’s website, who have been a launch partner with Moto on other recent devices, the unlocked Moto G4 Play is about to go on sale down under for $299.

We’ve checked the Moto Australia store and there’s no sign of the Moto G4 Play so it looks like Harvey Norman may have jumped the gun on this one – as they did on the Moto 360 Sport.


So what’s in the G4 Play? The 5″ HD device has a Snapdragon 410 paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

If you want to check out the full specs below.
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Key Specifications:Moto G4 Play
Release dateAugust 2016
Screen size5.0-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution1,280 x 720
Rear camera8MP
Front camera5MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 410
Core config1.2 GHz x 4
MicroSDYes, up to 128GB
Battery2,800 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationTop
Speaker ConfigurationFront
Android OSAndroid 6.0.1
Vendor skinMoto Stock
Dimensions144.4 x 72 x 8.95 mm

The Moto G4 Play is a typically Moto looking device with a familiar design and the signature imple on the rear. While the device doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor some models have NFC so we are hopeful this may be an affordable device that will be com[patable with Android Pay and other NFC services.

At present the device is showing as out of stock at every store I tried, and the few stores I called confirmed tat stock is still on order. We haven’t heard anything official from Lenovo or Motorola but with “stock on order” I would think the news will break any day now.

This will be the third recent device that Moto has offered in Australia joining the Moto X Force for $599, the Moto G4 Plus for $399 and now the Moto G4 Play for $299. That gives Moto/ Lenovo a device option for most budgets. We were impressed with the lower priced Moto G1 through 3 so we’re looking forward to giving the Moto G4 Play a review.

Are you in the market for a sub $300 phone? Let us know how the Moto G4 Play stacks up for you.

Source: Harvey Norman.
Thanks: Jamie.

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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6 Comments on "Moto G4 Play appears on Harvey Norman’s website"

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Ausdroid Reader

Noticed this the other day, hope it comes out soon, great phone and price!

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

I’m waiting for the Moto Z range, in particular the Play.

Ausdroid Reader

Sounds like a newer, cheaper Moto G 3rd Gen with a bigger battery but a less capable camera…

Ausdroid Reader

Maybe it’s the new Moto E..

Ausdroid Reader

It’s not. It’s the Moto G 4th gen but with a 5 inch display unlike the other Moto G4s.

Ausdroid Reader

It’s not. It’s the Moto G 4th gen but with a 5 inch display unlike the other Moto G4s.

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