The much-awaited budget stars Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones have been launched in India, and the specs and features are very promising. But it’s not just one or two things, as the whole device feels completely different from the previous generations of Moto G. It looks different, it comes with different features, and it’s something more than a budget smartphone.
Larger Screen and Better Camera
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus come with 5.5-inch Full HD screens, which is bigger than the Moto G3. Of course, many people will miss the perfect 5-inch screen, but a .5-inch screen increase was necessary. We wish the G4 Plus had a Quad HD screen, but then you can’t ask for more in the budget segment.
Also, the Moto G4 Plus has got a 16MP rear camera with dual tone dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and laser AF. This is the best camera ever in Moto G phones, and it is also one of the best, or perhaps, the best camera in the budget segment.
New, Boring Design and No Waterproofing
The new 4th Gen Moto G phones come with a new flatter design, but frankly speaking, the curvier design on the previous gen Moto G was much better. The new look is boring and regular and is not liked by Moto G fans. There was really no need to change the design, and Motorola could have just made the phone slimmer.
Also, the previous-gen Moto G came with an “X7” IP rating, thus making it waterproof. However, the new Moto G fourth gen devices are neither waterproof nor dustproof, which is a questionable downgrade that wasn’t needed nor appreciated.
Fingerprint Scanner That Looks Like a Home Button
Motorola only gave the Moto G4 Plus a fingerprint scanner and not the Moto G4, which is a major complaint fans have been giving. Also, the fingerprint sensor on the G4 Plus is very fast and great, but it is embedded on a square button-like surface below the display. It looks like a Home button but it isn’t, and Moto should have placed it at the rear. Anyway, users will get used to it soon.
Last but not the least, the new Moto G Fourth Generation phones do not come with the “Moto by Lenovo” branding but do carry the Moto and Lenovo brand on their packaging. That’s a start for Moto-Lenovo phones.