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Motorola Moto G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Motorola Moto G4. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Motorola Moto G4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The screen and portability also get good comments.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G4 SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMotorola Moto G4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (

Moto G4 review


The fourth generation Moto G is here

Low price ; Bright Full HD display ; Impressively powerful

No NFC ; No fingerprint scanner ; Lack of Moto Maker options

The Moto G4 is an impressive improvement upon older generations of Motorola's most popular handset and it may well be the best phone you can buy on a budget.

Mar, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: (

Moto G4 2016 review - the best budget smartphone ever made


With its blinding speed, excellent camera and superb battery life, the Moto G4 makes all other budget smartphones utterly irrelevant

Even if you're not sure about the size of the Moto G4, there's simply nothing else that even comes close to matching its value for money. Once again, Motorola's rewritten the rulebook for budget smartphones, and if you'd told me a year ago that...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Motorola Moto G4 review


The new Moto G4 for 2016 is here with a bigger brother, the Moto G4 Plus. Here's what we make of the regular model which is one of the best phones under £200.

Although the new Moto G4 is more expensive than the third-generation, Motorola is offering a Full HD screen, better processor, more storage and memory. Not everyone will enjoy the jump to 5.5in or the lack of full waterproofing but this is still a...

Jun, 2016

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Expert review by: Max Parker (

Moto G4 2016


What can £169 get you in the smartphone world of 2016? You can forget about the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S or Huawei P9 – you'll need three or four times that for those. It will get you a new Moto G, though, and for many that will be plenty.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Robert Leedham (

Lenovo Moto G4 hands-on review


The original affordable smartphone is back - and better than ever

May, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Moto G4 Review: In Depth


Offering Full HD visuals, a 13-megapixel camera & some strong specs for the price, is the Moto G4 the best budget phone of 2016? Here's our full G4 review.

Customisable design ; Crisp, attractive screen ; Smooth performance ; Easy-to-use cameras

Bigger build

If you’re after a flagship-style experience - awesome cameras, smooth performance, strong visuals - but for a third of the price, Motorola has once again delivered with the Moto G4. Factor in the Moto Maker customisation and vanilla Android OS and...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin Jonathan Bray (

Motorola Moto G4 review: A better buy than the Moto G5?


The Moto G4 may be an older model now, but it's every bit as good as the new Moto G5

Apr, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Alan Lu (

Lenovo Moto G4 review


Lenovo's budget Motorola Android phone is a corker

Lengthy battery life; Bright, high quality screen; Fast and responsive; Clean Android

Bland appearance; Not waterproof; Large size unsuitable for single handed use

This cheap Android phone is so good, it’s also a serious rival to much more expensive phones

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Motorola Moto G4: Yes, it's brilliant


The latest instalment in the Moto G saga is a superb smartphone. A little large, perhaps, but for the money, it's basically flawless

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Lenovo Moto G4 Smartphone Review


Little brother. We liked the Moto G4 Plus, and now we can review the slightly slimmed-down Moto G4. What are the differences?

very bright display, ergonomic case, modern Android, practical runtimes, USB-OTG, heavily customizable, small number of preloaded apps, decent cameras

mediocre microphone quality, battery not replaceable, no NFC, GPS not always accurate, power adapter can get hot

Put the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus next to each other, and you will only be able to differentiate the two models by the fingerprint scanner. The inner values of the two smartphones are also very similar and only details are different, but they might...

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000
Battery recharge time:0.25

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes


Internal RAM:2


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE / 4.2 LE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes


Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:617


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow / 6.0.1, Marshmallow


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.3 / 153
Width:7.66 / 76.6