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Motorola Moto G4 Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Motorola Moto G4 Play. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the durability and screen. Comments are divided on the camera.

price, performance, battery, usability, design

screen, durability

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Moto G4 Play review

 

Moto's low-end phone raises the budget bar

Android Marshmallow-powered ; Excellent value ; Simple, appealing design

Only supports 2.4GHz band ; No gyroscope ; Doesn't handle multitasking too well

Is a blisteringly fast gaming experience on a 2K resolution screen important to you? If it's not, the Moto G4 Play may very well have everything you're looking for in a phone for next to nothing unlocked.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

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. It supports a wide range of carrier bands, has decent overall performance, and runs a clean build of Android. For $50 more,...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G4 Play white

 

But there is a Moto G4, and it comes with a larger screen, a better camera and a much faster processor. Best yet, it only costs a little more -- $50 or £39 -- than the G4 Play (it doesn't sell in Australia, but the G4 Plus does). So for my money, I'd...

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: Patrick Holland (cnet.com.au)

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

 

If the Moto G4 didn't exist, the stepped-down (and even cheaper) Motorola Moto G4 Play would be the deal of the century. For just $150 (or $100 for Amazon Prime members who submit to Amazon Prime ads, like this), £130 and AU$279, you get a budget phone...

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 takes good outdoor photos

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: Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

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

 

The Moto G4 Play is a smartphone with just the essentials at a great price.

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: 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: Michael Desjardin (reviewed.com)

Motorola Moto G4 Play Smartphone Review

 

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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Desjardin (reviewed.com)

Motorola Moto G4 Plus Smartphone Review

 

The Moto G line just ain't what it used to be

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Grant Hatchimonji (brighthand)

Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Cheap and Capable

 

The Moto G line of smartphones have a well-earned reputation as the best budget smartphones. The cheapest of the new bunch is the $150 Moto G4 Play. Is it any good?

Good battery life ; Extremely affordable ; Streamlined Android experience ; Splash-proof build ; Good battery life ; Extremely affordable ; Streamlined Android experience ; Splash-proof build

Design is otherwise about as boring as it gets ; Weak display ; Camera just OK ; Design is otherwise about as boring as it gets ; Weak display ; Camera just OK

Motorola has budget phones down to a near-science, so we had no doubt that the Moto G4 Play would deliver as a reliable, great bang-for-your-buck device. The Moto G4 Play’s shortcomings are nothing more than what comes with the territory of affordable...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Motorola Moto G4 Play

 

The phone is 8.95-mm thin , and tips the scale at 137 grams. The phone is powered by a 1.4 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and it comes with 2 GB of RAM. What this means is the processor has Quad cores in the CPU and 2 GB of RAM ensures...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
IP Protection: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE

Display

Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 X MARSHMALLOW
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8916
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