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Motorola Moto G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3690 reviews of Motorola Moto G4. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Motorola Moto G4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the durability and design are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good comments.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G4 SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMotorola Moto G4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (

Mini review: Our quick verdict on the Moto G4 and G4 Plus


The Moto G4 Plus finally brings a great camera into Motorola's budget lineup. It's decently fast for the price, though the build quality might not last years of use.

Inexpensive ; Large, vibrant screen ; Solid performance for the price

Camera suffers severely in low light ; Plastic build might not be durable ; Not waterproof like last year

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Simon Hill (

Moto G4 review


The Moto G4 is the best phone you can buy for $200, but please pay $50 more for the Moto G4 Plus.

If there’s a better smartphone on the market for $200, then we want to hear about it. The only device that even holds a candle to it is the $200 Huawei Honor 5X, an all-metal smartphone with nearly the same specs sheet and a fingerprint sensor....

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Moto G4 review: Lenovated


The Moto G became the go-to phone for many people that wanted no fuss and guaranteed quality at an affordable quality. Now the line is under new leadership, with new branding and retooled design.

Jul, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Motorola Moto G4 review


Since we first reviewed the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Motorola has kept busy, expanding the Moto line to include even less expensive variants of their flagship budget phone.

The Moto G4's big, bold screen and junk-free software make it a pleasure to use throughout the day. Its ability to survive a dunking will appeal to the clumsy among us.

Processor performance is great for everyday tasks, but gamers will want to shop elsewhere.

With its big, bold screen, water-resistant design and rock-bottom price, the Moto G4 is a dazzling deal.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

Motorola Moto G4


Motorola's Moto G4 is a relatively affordable midrange phone with a mix of capable hardware and broad support for all major carriers. It's a good option for budget buyers.

Relatively affordable. LTE bands for all carriers. Crisp 1080p display. Solid battery life. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Expandable storage. Latest software and no bloatware.

Non-removable battery. Can't handle high-end games.

Software and Conclusions Unlike many other midrange phones, the G4 comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow , and it has no significant UI changes, aside from Motorola ID in the settings menu which links to your Motorola account . Most significantly,...

Jul, 2016

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Motorola Moto G4 ( white)


Competition in the budget arena has never been more fierce, but the newest fourth-generation Moto G continues to hold its own thanks to a host of hardware upgrades, including a larger and brighter 5.5-inch, full HD display and faster octa-core...

The Moto G4's big, bold screen and junk-free software make it a pleasure to use throughout the day. Its ability to survive a dunking will appeal to the clumsy among us.

Processor performance is great for everyday tasks, but gamers will want to shop elsewhere.

With its big, bold screen, water-resistant design and rock-bottom price, the Moto G4 is a dazzling deal.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Moto G4 Review 2016


It's time again to review Motorola's budget king devices, starting with the base device Moto G. Two devices come this year - for some odd reason - both the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus (or Moto G4+ if you prefer). These devices have very similar...

If you want to spend no more than $200 (plus whatever tax is in order) on a smartphone, Moto G4 is still the best smartphone on the market. Motorola’s industrial design may have become a bit more bland this time around, but the device is right on the...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Lenovo Moto G4 Smartphone Review


Little brother. We liked the Moto G4 Plus, and now we can review the slightly slimmed-down Moto G4. What are the differences?

very bright display ; ergonomic case ; modern Android ; practical runtimes ; USB-OTG ; heavily customizable ; small number of preloaded apps ; decent cameras

mediocre microphone quality ; battery not replaceable ; no NFC ; GPS not always accurate ; power adapter can get hot

Put the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus next to each other, and you will only be able to differentiate the two models by the fingerprint scanner. The inner values of the two smartphones are also very similar and only details are different, but they might...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Ryan Whitwam (

The Best Budget Android Phones


The Moto G4 is still our favorite budget phone of the 20 we've tested recently, but we have new ultrabudget and upgrade picks.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (

Motorola Moto G4 review


The Motorola G4 does everything you could ask of a mid-range phone. Running Android M, it's strongest features are probably its high resolution 5.5 inch screen and its larger-than-average battery. It's water-repellent too, with an 8-core processor,...

The Moto G4 is a safe mid-range buy. With an almost pure implementation of Android, a fast-enough processor, sufficient memory and a decent camera, it ensures that you get a good all-round phone experience. The strong battery life and large screen are...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2800 / 3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.5
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y


Internal RAM:2


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


Flight mode:Y
Graphics:Adreno 405
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306 / Adreno 405
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor model:617 / MSM 8916


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.386 / 0.39
Height:5.69 / 6.02
Weight:4.83 / 5.47
Width:2.83 / 3.02