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Motorola Moto G4 Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 605 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. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and battery. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the sound.

price, usability, performance, battery, 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 90/100 = Excellent 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 : 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 : 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...

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 (techspot)

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

Expert review by : S21 (

Motorola Moto G4 Play review


Plain in looks and under-powered in features, the Moto G4 Play is one to miss. While it may be water-repellent and have an all-day battery, the processor is slow, there's insufficient RAM to run apps, and the display is lacklustre. Look at Samsung or...

Nov, 2016

Best of Year 2016

Expert review by : Michael Desjardin (

Motorola Moto G4 Play Smartphone Review


It's probably not a good idea to get roped into this phone's games

Oct, 2016

Price comparison for Motorola Moto G4 Play

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