Motorola comes with a 4th generation device Moto G4 Play with very good features which are at an entry level price of around 9K, this looks interesting and which is of the same price of Redmi Prime 3S launched earlier in 2016. If you are quite interested to see how good the device works this is a very fine review to read.
The Moto G4 play looks and feels like a miniature model of MOTO G4. It is a dual sim 4G VoLTE android smartphone. The back cover is very tight and has to apply more pressure to remove. And I don’t know whether there is a rubber sealing or not. There is an SD card slot which can be expandable up to 128GB. It has two micro sim slots. This device supports LTE and you can buy your Jio sim cards.
The device is said to be splash resistant and it is not very thin as you expect. Inside the box, it comes with headphones and this is exactly the same headset you will get with almost all the midrange and entry level multiple devices. And a 1m long charging cable combined with the most interesting rapid charger which is basically a 10W power adapter, according to Motorola you will get around 5 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of time.
It is really surprising that such a slim phone is holding an Octa-core processor. The total build of the smartphone is made of plastic. It is also provided with the secondary noise cancellation mic. The device comes with front firing speakers. Top of the display has the earpiece, usual sensors, and front facing camera which are a 5MP camera. Bottom of the display has the three touch capacitive buttons. To the sides of the smartphone has the power/sleep key and volume rocker.
Motorola G4 Play has a 5’inch IPS LCD display. It is a touch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 294 PPI pixel density. It displays around 16m colors. It has a screen to body ratio of 63.3%. The brightness is actually good for a device in this class the color enduring is quite punchy; the PPI is also not bad for an entry level device. You can barely notice a single pixel.
Overall I have no complaint on the display quality though the viewing angles are not the best. The viewing angles become slightly warm from the steep angles but this is not serious and there is nothing to be worried out. Overall I’m quite happy with the display quality. The display quality of this device is similar to the Redmi Prime 3s. The device got a 10 touch multi-point.
Motorola G4 Play comes with Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) on box powered by Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor ticking at 1.2 GHz with GPU Mali Adreno 306 and a chipset of Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410. Consisting of 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory expandable through micro SD slot up to 256GB. Having primary camera of 8MP with LED flash with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR.
Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. The primary camera records video at 1080p@30fps. 5MP Secondary camera is provided. Accelerometer and proximity sensors are present. It has 2800mAh Li-ion removable battery.
The sound quality of the earphones I not bad but if you are a music lover I will definitely suggest you to get a premium one, as the earphones are not in your type and the remote consists of the only push button. With the provided fast charger I’m really happy. The phone is exactly like other Motorola device which is looking good. Additionally, this is a splash proof smartphone with IP67. Out of 2 GB RAM, you are getting around 667 MB used and 1.2 GB free space, this is actually quite good for a device in this category.
The device is running on the stock android marshmallow 6.1 OS that’s why you are getting this impressive free memory out of the 16 gig the internal storage is 10.5 gigs free out of the box and again the free storage is not bad. The device supports micro SD card and even an OTG pen drive works just perfectly on this Moto G4. In addition to that, you can also attract a mouse and a keyboard using OTG cable.
The device runs all the high-end games at acceptable frame rates. The quadrant benchmark score is 13516 which is pretty average and good for this range device. The Geek benchmark score is 526 on a single core and 1344 on the multi-core. The Antutu score is 28619 which is good. The Nenamark score is 56 fps.
The next thing here is the camera for which you can use touch or button for the camera shutter. As you know the rear camera is an 8MP shooter with 1080P Full HD video recording of 30fps and F/2.2 aperture so, the touch to focus is working just fine and I can manually control the exposure settings right on the shot. You can press hold and take multiple shots. You can also use the front camera which is 5MP shooter and able to record videos at full HD resolution 1080P. Even here you can manually control the exposure.
There is a beautify mode and there is a screen flash mode, which is very handy for low light images and if you want to take stunning selfies in a theater or dark areas this might help. Both front and back cameras can capture flints two videos there. The front camera is good. And the shots are looking quite sharp actually the focusing is almost accurate and I will try this camera outdoor.
Motorola G4 Play is a budget android phone available right now however when compared to Redmi prime 3s. It is missing many features like fingerprint sensor, LED Notification, and Corning Gorilla Glass. Every phone has pros and cons whether opt it or not totally depends on end customer to decide how far the device is going to fulfill the user requirements. The motion control of the device is not very welcoming. However, the performance is very good and snappy. It is available at a price of only Rs 8,999/-@ Amazon India. Having a Smartphone with premium quality at a very low price is a good option for the end user.