Today we will compare Motorola’s Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play, two smartphones that have been unveiled in May and which come with pretty good specifications. They latter has finally hit the stores this month and it has a weaker processor than its sibling, but more about the specs of both devices we’ll tell you below.
The Moto G4 measures 153×76.6×9.8mm and weights 155 grams. On the other hand, the Moto G4 Play is slightly thicker and lighter as it measures 144.4x72x9.9mm and weights 137 grams. Both devices have a removable matte plastic back that’s curved on the edges and have a rear metal bar that houses the camera lens and flash. The M log sits below, while on the front side is placed only one speaker at the top of the screen. While the Moto G4 has capacitive buttons below the display, the Moto G4 Plus has a square button with a fingerprint scanner embedded into it.
The Moto G4 has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi. The Moto G4 Play has a smaller IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Moto G4 features a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Moto G4 Play has a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 graphics card and 1GB or 2GB of RAM.
The Moto G4 has been released in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card. The Moto G4 Play comes in two internal storage variants of 8GB and 16GB, but you can expand it up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The Moto G4 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features dual-LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, panorama, auto-HDR, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Moto G4 Play has a weaker primary camera of 8MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Moto G4 is powered by a non-removable battery of 3000 mAh, while the Moto G4 Play has a weaker removable battery of 2800 mAh.