Motorola today, at a surprise Event in India, announced the successor to the Moto G (3rd generation), the Moto G…4…kinda. The device will be branded still as the Moto G, just there’s now a number to indicate it’s generation on the box, so we’re gonna brand them Moto G4. Motorola however will continue selling the 3rd generation Moto G, as, you guessed it, the Moto G3.
These are the first Motorola devices announced since Lenovo took over the company which will reach the mainlands of Motorola markets unfamiliar to Lenovo, so theses are quite the devices to begin it on, Motorola’s most popular portfolio.
Two Moto G devices at once … kinda
Just like the 3rd generation compared the 2nd, the new Moto G4 devices all have larger displays, which finally reach Full 1080P HD on their IPS display panels. Also, we weren’t wrong to speak plural as for the first time, Motorola are releasing two variants of the Moto G family, whilst we’ve naturally got the Moto G, also we have a Moto G4 Plus, which is a confusing device following Motorola’s announcement of the Moto X Style a few months back.
Both devices are powered by much faster processors than the ageing SnapDragon 400 found in practically all Moto G variants, however now the processor is boosted to an 8 Core Capable SnapDragon 817 processor.
Whilst the regular Moto G remains to be a tiny spec bump and screen size again goes up, the Plus is where further design changes take place;
Plus and Standard Specifications
Whilst there’s not much differences between the G4 and G4 Plus, and prices remain a mystery as well, some differences do exist and we’re showing those with a bit of bold!
- Octa Core SnapDragon 617
- Both share a larger 5.5inch 1080p HD Display (401PPI
- 2GB / 4GB RAM (can be customised in Moto Maker)
- TurboPower (Fast Charge to you and me) with included Charger
- Fingerprint Scanner (square front sensor)
- 13 MegaPixel Camera / 16 MegaPixel Camera with Laser Focus
- Both share a 5MP Front Camera
- Dual SIM Options available.
- Bluetooth 4.1 LE
- Display Flash (similar to Apple’s Retina Flash)
- Same “All Day Battery Life” 3,000mAh
- 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
- microSD Card Slot
- 802.11N (no AC unfortunately)
Motorola are going to continue to sell their 3rd generation Moto G, now known as the G3, on their website for the same £150, however the bad side of that is the price of the G4 will likely be the highest entry point price of a Moto G by generation, which isn’t a good sign when companies such as OnePlus are set to release successors in the coming months, not to mention the ever-growing popularity of further Chinese manufacturers, mainly Huawei.