Regardless, of the three the Moto G4 Plus is the more exciting, specification-wise, of the new phones. A U.K. price of £200 ($290) has been set for the G4 Plus, putting it up against hardware such as the OnePlus X and the Oppo F1 Plus, and the features are ready to compete. The screen measures 5.5-inches and is covered in Gorilla Glass 3, but the best news is a resolution increase to 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Moto G has traditionally had a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Under the screen is a fingerprint sensor inside the unusual square-shaped home button, although it’s not clear whether this is a physical key or not. Lenovo says it’s suitably fast to react, and should keep up with more expensive Android phones equipped with the same technology.
Around the back is a 16-megapixel camera with both laser and phase detection autofocus, an f/2.0 aperture, and a manual mode for plenty of control over your pictures. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera that has a wide-angle lens for group shots. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is the phone’s operating system, which is the most current version available, and the 3,000mAh battery has a fast-charge mode that will provide six hours of use from 15 minutes of charging time.
There are three versions of the Moto G4 Plus, all of which come with an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, but a choice of 2GB, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on whether you choose 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal storage space respectively.
The extra RAM will help future-proof the G4 Plus to a certain extent, but each model comes with a MicroSD card slot that can add an additional 128GB of extra storage, so the extra internal memory may not be a big concern.