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It is about time we cover a comparison between Motorola and Lenovo and their new smartphones. Both of the brands have revolutionized their vision in terms of the smartphone design – and characteristics over the past years. Motorola has rolled out the Moto G4 Plus model a month ago – while the Lenovo Zuk Z1 has been here more than 10 months.

Both of these phones are among the best by their manufacturers. The first thing that pops up instantly when comparing both of these phones is their size. Their dimensions are quite the same, measuring around 155 x 77 x 9 millimeters on average. However, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 model weights 20 grams more (175g) than the 155 gram Motorola Moto G4 Plus. They both support dual SIM, a feature that has been a major life saver for many people.

Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs. Motorola Moto Z Force

The standard 5,5 inch display is kept in these models as well. They have a same pixel density as well, with 401pp and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The glass protection is slightly better in the Moto G4 Plus model, which has a Coming Gorilla Glass 3 screen opposed to the CyanogenMod 12.1 found in the Lenovo Zuk Z1.

When it comes to the chipset though, Lenovo is the winner, with the Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 processor. The Moto G4 Plus has a Snapdragon 617 and a Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 CPU in its more powerful version. The Lenovo packs a solid 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU. Both of the phones have an Adreno GPU, where the Z1 has a 330 and the G4 a 405 generation model.

That is what it is for the major specs in terms of the chipset and CPU. The design of both of the phones is great, but Lenovo’s is really marvelous. The white pearl color gives it a shine and makes it eye-catching and noticeable. Not only the design is better, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 model also has a 64 GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM. Now, although the Moto G4 Plus has a 4GB RAM availability which is better, most of its lower-price options cannot compare with the storage and RAM in the Z1 model.


When it comes to camera and taking photos, the primary camera of the Moto G4 Plus is better, shooting pics in 16 megapixels. However, the f/2.2 in the Z1 wins agains the f/2.0 in the G4 model – making the 13 megapixel camera found in the Lenovo really impressive.

The secondary camera is on Lenovo’s side, with 8 megapixels and f/2.2 opposed to the 5 megapixel camera found in the Moto G4 Plus.

Fast battery charging, MP4, document viewer and photo and video editors are supported in both of the phones. A great feature that makes the Lenovo Zuk Z1 model is the 97h endurance rating of the battery,which is an insane fact for the Li-Po 4100 mAh battery found in this model. The non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery in the Moto G4 Plus simply cannot compete with Lenovo at this point.

In the end, Lenovo has once again showed that they really know how to design amazing products – from laptops to smartphones. The Zuk Z1 model is a really great smartphone and we can definitely say that it outperforms the Moto G4 Plus in many ways. Also, it is a great bang for the buck and has the latest technology packed in it.