Lenovo owned Moto launched its lowest priced phone in G series- Moto G4 (4th Gen) Play this year in India. The phone is priced at ₹8999 which reads about 136 USD (NGN 43,000 in Nigeria and KES 13,799 on Kenya), it is targeted towards the budget segment of buyers who might be upgrading from their first smartphone or buying the first one.
Under the hood, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with a 2GB of RAM, the 2GB RAM version will get 16GB on board storage while the 1GB RAM gets 8GB ROM. Moto G4 play has a 5-inch display with 720p resolution.
The phone has a 8 MP camera on the rear and 5 MP camera on the front. Both the cameras have an aperture of f/2.2.
The phone has an internal storage of 16 GB and it can be expanded by the SD card. Moto G4 play sports a 2,800 mAh battery with Turbo charging version 3.0.
The phone will be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A promise of the faster update to Android 7.0 Nougat would lure a lot of consumers in to buying the phone.
Company’s Moto G4 Plus has been quite a successful model. According, to a report from IDC it was the most sold phone in the $150-200 category.
The biggest competition it is facing would be in terms of Xiaomi’s Redmi 3s Prime which sold 90,000 units in the first sale. Although Moto G4 play would have the advantage of availability. The other competitor would be Lenovo’s own K6 Power. Moto G4 play is available for purchase exclusively on Amazon India.
Moto G4 Play Key Specifications
- 5.0 inches HD IPS display with pixel resolution of 720 by 1280.
- Available in black and white colors
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
- Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
- Adreno 306 GPU.
- 1GB/2GB RAM variants.
- 16GB and 8GB internal storage variants. Internal memory expandable with microSD card.
- 8MP Rear Camera with single LED Flash.
- 5MP Selfie Camera
- Micro-SIM slot.
- 4G LTE network connectivity.
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 & GPS.
- 2,800mAh non-removable battery.
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
Detailed Specs of the Moto G Play
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 – XT1607, XT1609
|3G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – XT1607|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 25(1900), 26(850), 41(2500) – XT1607|
|Status||Available: September 2016|
|Dimensions||-144.4 x 72 x 9.9 mm
Weight: 137 g
|Color||Whte and Black|
|Type||LCD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
|Size||5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 pixels per inch (PPI)|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||Up to 256GB. Dedicated slot|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processors||CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPU: Adreno 306
|RAM||1GB and 2GB versions|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.1, LE|
|Primary||8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Capacity||2,800 mAhmovable Li-Ion battery|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, compass sensor.
|saging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– FM radio
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Preloaded apps – Gmail, Gtalk, Google Now, Youtube- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|Price level||Rs 8,999. NGN 43,000. KES 13,799. USD 135|