The Moto G4 and G4 Plus recently premiered, strutting down the smartphone market with pretty respectable specs, and during that time, the Moto G4 Play stole some of the spotlight.
Right off the bat, the trio more or less shares the same hardware components, but the Play sibling is behind a bit. To clear things up, here's a quick rundown of what's under their hoods.
Moto G4 And G4 Plus
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus sport a 5.5-inch screen with a 1,080 x 1,920 resolution, clocking in at 401 ppi. They house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 that consists of a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and another quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 along with an Adreno 405, both packing in a 3,000 mAh battery pack to keep the lights on.
As for the memory, there are plenty of configurations to choose from. The Moto G4 is available with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage with 2 GB of RAM, while the Moto G4 Plus is available with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage and 2 GB, 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM respectively. For the record, the capacity of all the models is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card.
The first big difference between the two is that the Moto G4 is fitted with a 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear-facing camera, while the Moto G4 Plus features a 16-megapixel f/2.0 main snapper. They both have 5-megapixel f/2.2 front shooters. Now the second is that only the latter has a fingerprint sensor right below the display.
Moto G4 Play
The Moto G4 Play is sitting at the bottom of the Moto G4-branded barrel with a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor plus 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of native storage that's expandable up to 128 GB too. Also, it comes with a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1,280 resolution and 294 ppi along with a slightly smaller 2,800 mAh battery.
As anticipated, it doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, just like the Moto G4. Going over its cameras really quick, it's equipped with an 8-megapixel f/2.2 shooter on the rear and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 snapper on the front. One more thing it lacks is a swappable back cover.
However, the three do have some notable qualities in common: they all run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, they're all water-resistant and they all come in either white or black.
The Moto G4 is expected to come with a £169 price tag, and that's approximately $244. On the other hand, the Moto G4 Plus is believed to hold customers back by £199, which roughly equals to $287.
At this point, there's still no official pricing for the Moto G4 Play, but no one is wrong to assume that it'll be a lot more affordable — and less powerful, for that matter — than the two. It's said to hit the shelves sometime this summer.
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