Motorola launched the Moto G4 Plus on May 17 and the handset is expected to witness stiff competition from rivals.

The Lenovo Zuk Z1, which was launched in August 2015, will be one of the biggest competitors of the Moto G4 Plus. Here is comparison of the Moto G4 Plus and the Lenovo Zuk Z1.


The Zuk Z1 as well as the Moto G4 Plus sport a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a display resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The displays of both the handsets have pixel density of 401 ppi.

Processor, RAM And Storage

The Lenovo phone runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. The handset has 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Customers who want additional storage from their mobile devices will be disappointed with the Lenovo device as it does not include a microSD card slot for expanding the storage.

A slower 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 chip powers the latest Moto G4 Plus. The Moto G4 Plus is available with 2 GB of RAM and 16 up to 32 GB of onboard storage, as well as with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The Motorola phone also has a microSD card slot, which can be used to expand the memory to up to 128 GB.


The Moto G4 Plus is equipped with a 16-megapixel (f/2.0) rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, laser autofocus and phase detection. The phone also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

"DxOMark, the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality ratings, has rated the Moto G Plus photo quality among the top smartphone cameras, ahead of iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and other phones that are more than twice its price," says Motorola.

On the other hand, the Zuk Z1 has a 13-megapixel (f/2.2 lens) primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) for capturing better quality images even in low-light conditions. The device also has a 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Operating System

The Moto G4 Plus comes running on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which is packed with new features and power management tools.

The Zuk Z1, on the other hand, runs on CyanogenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. However, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow is due for the Lenovo handset.

Fingerprint Scanner

Both the Zuk Z1 as well as the Moto G4 Plus have a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button.


A 3,000 mAh battery powers the Moto G4 Plus. In comparison, a more massive 4,100 mAh battery fuels the Zuk Z1.

Form Factor

The Moto G4 Plus measures 153 x 76.6 x 9.8 millimeters, or about 6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 inches. The Zuk Z1 is slightly thinner than the Motorola smartphone measuring 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 millimeters, or 6.13 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches.

Weight-wise, the Moto G4 plus is lighter and weighs only 155 grams, or 5.47 ounces, while the Zuk Z1 weighs 175 grams, or 6.17 ounces.

While the Moto G4 Plus and the Zuk Z1 have impressive specs, customers looking for a faster processor and bigger battery may opt for the latter. However, smartphone enthusiasts looking for Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience straight out of the box, a better camera and microSD card slot may pick Motorola's latest offering.

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