As we saw on Monday, Lenovo has today announced the arrival of the Moto G4 Play in Australia where it will sell for $279.
The G4 Play is a more budget conscious version of the Moto G4 Plus which launched in Australia in July. The Moto G4 Play offers a big 2,800mAh battery designed to last all day, with rapid charge that can give you 5 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.
While not a monster in terms of grunt, the Moto G4 Play does have a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (with a microSD card slot). Of course the Moto G4 Play has LTE, with support for all the Australian LTE bands including Band 28 support for Optus/Telstra and Band 5 for Vodafone.
The Moto G4 Play includes a decent 8MP camera on the rear/5MP camera on the front and Lenovo is offering free Google Photo storage for up to 2 years in the original resolution for pics you take.
The phone is $120 cheaper than the Moto G4 Plus, so what do the phones look like side-by-side? Here’s the spec comparison:
|Moto G4 Plus||Moto G4 Play||Release date||May 2016||August 2016||Screen size||5.5-inch||5.0-inch||Screen technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,280 x 720||PPI||401||294||Rear camera||16MP||8MP||Rear aperture||f/2.0||f/2.2||Front camera||5MP||5MP||Front aperture||f/2.2||f/2.2||Chipset||Snapdragon 617||Snapdragon 410||Core config||1.5 GHz||1.2 GHz x 4||Ram||2GB/ 3GB||2GB||Storage||16GB/ 32GB||16GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||3,000 mAh||2,800 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||Connector||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||—||Top||Speaker Configuration||—||Front||WIFI standards||802.11 a/b/g/n dual band||802.11 b/g/n||Bluetooth standards||NFC||—||—||Location||A-GPS||Android OS||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1||Vendor skin||Moto Stock||Moto Stock||Dimensions||153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm||144.4 x 72 x 8.95 mm||Weight||155g||137g||Colours||Black|
The Moto G4 Play is now available for $279 in Black from Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Officeworks, or if you want to buy it in White you can also get it in either Black or White from Motorola.com.au.