It’s no secret that India loves Motorola’s Moto line of smartphones. Strong sales of both the Moto G and Moto E series have helped Motorola (or to be precise now, Moto by Lenovo) secure a strong foothold in the Indian market. Among all the phones under the Moto brand, the Moto G series has been the most popular. In our opinion, Moto G smartphones have always struck a good balance between features and price, not to mention that undeniable dependability of software updates that the entire series enjoys.
After Motorola Mobility’s acquisition by Lenovo, the fourth generation Moto G marks the debut of Lenovo’s branding on a Moto smartphone. The classic Motorola logo is present too but it’s pretty clear that Lenovo aims to make Moto a sub-brand of itself, especially considering the company’s plans to replace its Vibe range with Moto smartphones.
The Moto G (Gen 3) (Review) and the Moto G (Turbo Edition) (Review) were both solid performers but if we had any criticism, it would have to be their lacklustre camera performance, which Motorola has struggled with on pretty much all of its phones. The Moto G4 Plus, a better equipped version of the Moto G4, aims to change that perception for good with its improved camera and software. Let’s see how well it succeeds in achieving its goal.
The buttons on the side are placed well within the reach of your fingertips and the power button has ridges on it to make easily identifiable. The headphones socket and Micro-USB port take their places on the top and bottom respectively.
The back is mostly flat as opposed to the earlier curved designs of Moto G models, apart from the slight bump that’s present around the camera module. The 16-megapixel sensor is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and a laser autofocus system, which is a substantial upgrade.