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Motorola Moto G4 Play

Motorola Moto G4 Play
alaScore 89

595 reviews

Aug, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 595 reviews of Motorola Moto G4 Play. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and performance. The battery and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the sound.

price, usability, battery, performance, camera


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G4 Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Lenovo Moto G4 Play review


Competition in the budget phone space has never been tougher, and the Moto G4 Play falls far short of the mark.

For $180, last year’s Moto G offered an ergonomic design, IPX7 waterproof rating, Moto Maker, and Moto Actions, It didn’t feel like a budget device, bar the occasional performance hiccup. You might have expected the new Moto G4 Play to continue on this...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Motorola Moto G4 review: At this price, nothing else comes close


The G4 packs everything you need from an everyday phone into a water-resistant body. And it charges a rock-bottom price for the total package.

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.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

Motorola Moto G4 Play


The Moto G4 Play is the smallest, least expensive phone in Motorola's unlocked G4 lineup, with decent overall performance and broad carrier compatibility.

Affordable. Compact design. Stock Android UI with no bloatware. Compatible with all major carriers. Excellent call quality. Long battery life.

Dim display. Not great for gaming.

Conclusions Overall, the Motorola Moto G4 Play is basically a more compact, less expensive version of its larger siblings. a wide range of carrier bands, has decent overall performance, and runs a clean build of Android. For $50 more, however, you can...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (

Motorola Moto G4 Play review: Our second-favorite super-budget phone


If you're on the lookout for a cheap phone with a decent camera and long battery life, start here. (But we still like the regular Moto G4 even more.)

Motorola's Moto G4 Play is the most affordable phone in the G4 line. It's splash-resistant, comes loaded with a near stock version of Android 6.0, has great battery life and can be used on any major carrier in the US.

The G4 Play lags when playing games and taking panoramic photos. The display can be hard to read in direct sunlight and you won't be able to customize the phone using Motorola's Moto Maker website.

If you're on the hunt for an affordable phone with pretty long battery life, the Motorola Moto G4 Play deserves your attention. But the regular Moto G4 gives you even better features for just a little more cash.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Lenovo Moto G4 Play Smartphone Review


Round 4. The Moto G4 Play may be the cheapest device of the Moto G lineup, but Lenovo has not cut all the corners. In our tests, the 5-inch Android smartphone impressed us with its good price-to-performance ratio, good hardware and long runtimes.

good HD display ; Android 6.0 Marshmallow ; LTE ; stays cool ; no throttling at full load ; long battery life

quiet speakers ; average cameras ; no NFC ; few accessories

"Motorola delivers a middle-class smartphone in the Moto G, with impressive, special features." This sentence was the verdict of the Moto G of the 3rd generation. We can apply it directly to the Moto G4. The test model combines good hardware and solid...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Moto G4 Play Review : Another Entry-Level Hit


The latest in Lenovo's Moto G collection of devices is the "Play" of the G4 (2016) generation. This means the Moto G4 Play is the least of the pack, least impressive and least costly, too. Today we're going to judge whether this device is worth the...

Low cost ; Clean Android implementation with very little bloatware ; Decent camera ; Reliable hardware and software ; Removable / replaceable battery

Speaker leaves big gap for dust and junk ; Less water resistant than predecessor (Moto G 2015 is IPX7) ; Low built-in storage*

Users looking for an decent device that’s solid, runs well, and has a battery that’ll last all day, this is it. Have a peek at our previous Moto G reviews and consider whether or not it’s worth buying a new Moto G4 Play for $149.99 USD, or if any of...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen S. (

Moto G4 Play Review


Earlier this week, Google launched its new Pixel phones, and while both make for some pretty impressive hardware, the $650 starting price has got to have many Android fans feeling nostalgic for the days of $350 Nexus phones.

Low $150 price tag is incredibly attractive ; Easily day-long battery life, no problem ; Nice, loud front-facing speaker ; Fantastic carrier compatibility

Only 16GB internal storage ; Provided charger is quite slow ; Build feels a little large for the screen size ; Camera leaves us wanting more

The ancient Greeks advised us, “know thyself,” and that's an important aphorism to keep in mind when considering the Moto G4 Play. Yeah, the processor is all kinds of old, the camera is serviceable, at best, and we find neither tons of storage, nor the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Moto G4 Play review: An affordable smartphone with just the essentials


Our Moto G4 Play review takes a look at another member of the updated Moto G4 line, the slightly smaller version of the Moto G4 Plus with quite a few noticeable differences.

Decent build quality, great price. Removable battery, microSD slot. FM radio functionality.

Camera could use improvements. Speakers will do in a pinch but you'll definitely want to use headphones. No gyroscope which means no chop to flash or twist to open camera — two useful Moto features.

If you’re after a smartphone with just the essentials at a great price, then you’ll definitely want to consider the Moto G4 Play from Motorola.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

Moto G4 Play review: The best $150 you can spend on a modern Android smartphone


In compliance with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall , I returned my phone and am waiting for my $930 refund from T-Mobile. After a week with the new Moto G4 Play , I'm really starting to question whether or not I need to pay five times the price of one...

Low price with customization options, even less expensive with Amazon Prime ; Snappy performance with pure Android OS experience ; Solid camera performance ; Removable battery ; MicroSD card storage expansion

No NFC, so no Android Pay support ; Poor speaker quality

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (

Motorola Moto G4 Play Review Tim Schiesser


For budget smartphone buyers, the phone series I continually recommend is the Motorola Moto G. Now in its fourth iteration, the Moto G has delivered excellent entry-level value since its inception, despite increasingly stronger competition from Chinese...

Excellent value. Fantastic entry-level camera. Improved battery life. Runs near-stock Android free of unnecessary bloatware. 16 GB of storage is now standard.

Bland plastic design looks and feels cheap. Terrible camera app.

Nov, 2016