I bought this phone for $220 last year thinking it would be a nice upgrade from my Samsung Galaxy 4.1 After all it had stellar reviws. It was fine for a few months then the screen started blinking and changing without any prompting. It freezes constantly and frequently has difficulty turning on/off. I have done a factory reset and upgraded to Android 7 thinking that would solve the problem. It just made it worse.
I came to the basic G4 from a Samsung S7 (the basic $700 one). I was unimpressed with the S7. The screen was too sensitive and it over heated in a refrigerator. I ride a motorcycle, the S7 fell out at 70mph and went under a semi truck. I disliked it so much I was a little relieved.
So, I ordered a G4 directly from Motorola. My verizon store wanted to sell me them most costly of the 4 phones they had on the shelf. No.
Motorola promised an engraving, custom color, and custom welcome. They got the color right and forgot the rest.
It also took 2 weeks to arrive. I could have bought the phone from Best Buy same day/same price if I wanted black.
It was easy to convert to Verizon. Carefully insert SIM Card and you can call. Contacts were not saved from the S7 on the SIM Card. Verizon's bad.
I also had a spare, new 64gb card and boosted my storage to 70gb.
First impressions. No screen issues. Works like a charm. Does not overheat. No lag. No sticking. Bigger screen than the S7 basic. Battery can be replaced. SIM Cards can be swapped easy. This is a better phone than the S7. Better design, better ergos. It does not try to hide the Android OS in Motorola apps and themes. It has style.
The G4 basic $200 is better than the S7 $700 of a year and half ago.
I'll upgrade Motorola to the next Droid, X, Z, or next thing when time comes. Samsungs suck and Iphones (had one, I5... boring as borax) are bland.
After nougat working awesome battery camera but screen issue shadow of previous screen always
Kenco, 11 Apr 2017Has anyone else's Moto G4 been acting funny or buggy or has a battery drainage issue since upd... moreYes after the update to A 7.0 the phone has overheating issues battery drainage and lag issues. It needs immediately update to version 7.1.1
Dual SIM? Says who? the one i have just received from the UK Amazon is not dual SIM.
Bought this phone, got what I should expect for about $200. Crashes like 3 times every day and has overheating issues.
Bob, 29 May 2017My understanding is that Verizon uses technology other than GSM and therefore sim cards do not... moreMy unlocked Moto G4 works fine on Verizon. I am using the Sim card from my Verizon HTC 1 M 8. I purchased the G4 directly from Motorola / Lenovo when the touch screen stopped working on my HTC 1 M8. No regrets.
Anonymous, 26 May 2017I bought a Motorola g4 while in Spain, and got a local plan sim card for a month. They told m... moreMy understanding is that Verizon uses technology other than GSM and therefore sim cards do not work on their system. If the phone is unlocked, it can probably be used on GSM carriers such as ATT, Sprint, T Mobile or ones that use their networks such as Consumer Cellular.
I bought a Motorola g4 while in Spain, and got a local plan sim card for a month. They told me that I could use the phone in the US with a new sim card.
Back in the USA I went to Verizon and they told me that the phone would not accept a US sim card.
Were they giving me a bunch of BS or is that true?
Fevema, 01 May 2017I have the ghost touch screen problem, it is so annoying really. I wont buy a Moto anymoreNever had the ghost touch screen on my Moto G4 or my husband's. Were in the UK. Are you in another country? Either way contact Motorola you have rights.
AndyWalsall GB, 11 May 2017as far as i'm aware bluetooth file sharing of music on my Moto G4 works in the uk but i have n... moreI have tried Bluetooth of music from my G4 to my PC and it works but that might be affected if the music file has DRM Digital Rights Management protection in the file for instance if downloaded from iTunes. My limited music would be off cd or youtube.
yourguidefortheday, 16 Apr 2017If you are in the US, or your phone was made in the US, blue tooth file sharing may be disable... moreas far as i'm aware bluetooth file sharing of music on my Moto G4 works in the uk but i have not tried this as I only put music on by cable and that's only for ringtones normally.
Any one facing hotspot(Tethering & portable hotspot) disconnect issue??. In my G4 phone it is disconnecting on its own after few minutes.
anyone please tell me any hanging and heating problem of this phone... moto g4 plus.. i want to buy this phone...
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2017Thats the moto g4 PLAY. theres a plus, play, and standard g4.It's the G4 not play not plus.
Very dangerous moto g I like this mobile camera result is good he beat the turbo 2 mobile
I have the ghost touch screen problem, it is so annoying really. I wont buy a Moto anymore