The Moto G4 Play will be available for $99.99 in the US and it will hot the shelves two months after the release of the G4 and G4 Plus. The phone already came to Canada, but in the US, customers can pre-order it from Motorola, Amazon, and B&H Photo Video and pay $149.99 on the unlocked version, or if they are an Amazon Prime member, they will be able to purchase the Moto G4 Play for only $99.99. However, users will see annoying Amazon ads on the lock screen and they are quite annoying.
The Motorola Moto G4 Play is a low-end smartphone that comes with a matte plastic back available in two colors: black and white, and has a smaller screen than its siblings. Its dimensions are 144.4 x 72 x 9.9 mm, resulting in a total weight of 137 grams, and the screen is an IPS LCD sized at 5-inch, which supports a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294 ppi. Unfortunately, the Moto Make program isn’t available for this phone, but at least you won’t have to worry about when it will start raining, because the Moto G4 Plus has a water repellent nano-coating that protects its internal parts.
While the Moto G4 and G4 Plus are both powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor, the Moto G4 Play is much weaker, as it houses only a Snapdragon 410 quad core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and which is backed by an Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB or 2GB of RAM.
There are also two variants of internal memories of 8 and 16GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB and the two cameras have resolutions of 8MP (rear) and 5MP (front). The primary camera offers only standard features such as autofocus and LED flash, so don’t expect the highest quality images. The battery, on the other hand, will not disappoint you because it has a generous size of 2800mAh and it’s removable.
Lastly, let’s not forget that the device comes pre-installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and it benefits from features such as Google Now on Tap, Doze or App Permissions.
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