AnonD-741623, 02 Mar 2018I really enjoyed my XT1607 for around the first year of owning it, than Moto released patches ... moreSo long comment. Lol. Mine works fine with android 7.1.1... Try factory reset.
I really enjoyed my XT1607 for around the first year of owning it, than Moto released patches etc for security etc, then they took forever to release Nougat 7.1.1 OTA...Battery life is now draining crazy fast (used to only need to charge the phone on sunday of every week with ~20% battery remaining) this is with normal for me usage, little internet, some texting and talking and many hours of music play...NOW am LUCKY to get 4 to 5 days TOPS and that is with basically everything turned off to conserve battery life whereas before these updates/upgrades that they cloak as "security measures" royally screw with how quickly it boots up or shuts down (WAY SLOWER) they do NOT properly test simple things such as "battery life"
one has to optimize, clear cache partition etc etc, something it should take care of itself when it updates the OS...and of course, they do NOT offer the option to revert the OS "upgrade" which is more of a major downgrade "but pretty" they want you to send it back to THEM to put back the stock version of the OS if you cannot seem to solve the problems.
They dont care will cost who knows how much, and take possibly 2-3 weeks before you get it back..they also have the gall to say "we take pride in making sure our products and updates are thoroughly tested" yeh right.
with the "stock" marshmallow, it worked awesome, one could get all kinds of volume booster apps (it does not go very loud brand new without one) the music players, the GUI etc worked awesome, but silly me checking for "updates" to make sure phone was "secure" because I do some mobile banking, of course, you put the update on, it screws you over, Moto/Lenovo know this, Android knows this, basically every "dumbphone" maker knows this (they seem to do it on purpose to force upgrade to newer more expensive model)
Anyways...if it were the price it should have been (~$190 CAD tax and shipped) would have been amazing price for what it was, instead, was $287 May 2016 with the purchase of an overpriced sim card (costs them about $2, they charge $20 for "activation" which is all of a click of a button) they did not provide backup batteries for easy to purchase of the OEM ones, but claim on their marketing "easy to find so you can have a spare battery for those extra long word days"
All marketing BS.
anyways, the phone is "ok" even though its "specs" are using many year old chips etc charge ~1/3-1/2 the price of a much more "premium" model..it is not "bad" per say, but their commitment on the testing of updates and "customer service" that actually helps instead of spitting out the same old crud "did you try this, did you do that" even when you sent them a really long email explaining EVERYTHING they then tell you to try.. "sorry for the issues you are having, we take pride in our commitment to quality service"
yes, and pigs fly by the wings they are born with >:(
Avoid Android Nougat 7.1.1 like the plague, and of course Moto only "gives" 2 OS upgrades, both of which have been flawed which they should have known via their 1-1.5 years of internal testing before they released as an OTA "update"
I am sorry to "bash" the same brand, but they seriously need give their heads a shake, as does droid in the first place, seeing as it is THEIR OS.
as far as the whole "clear the partition" crud they try to insist that you need to do (which you honestly should not have to with a proper designed OS) I did exactly step by step 10-15x it never bloody worked.
seems at the very least the nougat update is very hit and miss, no matter the brand nor the cost of the phone in question.
I have had problems with the gps on the moto g4 play. I have had the phone for just over a year. At first gps worked very well. Then about 4 months into usage the gps started to degrade. Operation got progressively worse until a few weeks ago it became completely useless. At this point i got desperate. After reading about the experiences of others, it seemed that the problem may be a loose connection, i decided to open the unit and have a look inside. There is a video on you tube which shows how to take it apart. I didn't see any loose connectors, however because of the gradual deterioration of the signal as seen when using the app "GPS test", I suspected that there may be some corrosion/oxidation of/on what I suspected was an antenna cable connector. This is a small wire that runs on the right hand side (phone face down) from the top to the bottom near the power connector. I simply lifted the connector and then pressed it back on. Did this at both ends.
I reassembled the phone and the gps is now working again.
It has been two days and the gps is still working.
After update, my G4 play recognizes the SIM card, in fact it shows the 4G and send/receives txt messages, but in matter of calls is dead, no incoming or outgoing calls. What should I do?
Mine is XT1602 version with dual sim. Updated to nougat. Everything works fine. No issues. Performance improved. Battery life seems a bit better. Update to nougat don't worry. Don't forget to wipe cache partition after update.
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2018Bell Canada variant (XT1607) here. Received the upgrade from Marshmallow (6.0.1) to Nougat (7.... moreI also own the same XT-1607 & wanna update to Nougat. But some Idian XT-1602 users are complaining about battery life and some are saying sim card can't be recognized after updating to nougat.
I wanna know are you facing any issues after updating to Nougat?
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018Really good review. I'm using mine 10 months. Great phone. Battery life is super. Performance ... moreReally cool setup. I on the other hand just have 16gb card installed, making a sum total of 32. But i run custom os and kernel.
Riyaz Madappally, 21 Feb 2018It's been 10 months I am using this phone. It is a good phone with nice camera and good sound ... moreReally good review. I'm using mine 10 months. Great phone. Battery life is super. Performance is very good. Build quality is quite durable. Inserted 64GB SD card and now it has 80GB. Wow. And most important is stock android which is very smooth.
Guys if u wanna use android v8.0 Oreo on Moto G4 Play. Check out this: https://youtu.be/4LdW0bQrpmI
Rao Irfan, 16 Feb 2018I updated my Moto G4 Play today but it is not supporting my sim card now what to do?Check on YouTube how to unlock your phone or visit your nearest mobile software shop.
It's been 10 months I am using this phone. It is a good phone with nice camera and good sound quality. I recently updated to Nougat and it's battery backup increased even more.
Pros of this phone are :
Great sound quality
Very nice back camera and decent front camera
Wireless FM radio
Stock Android experience
Amazing battery backup
Now comes the cons
Limited range of wireless FM radio
No finger print scanner
From camera focuses only the person not the nearby things
Phone is little bulky
I just purchased this as a extra phone to run Pokémon Go only. I had read it ran this app OK until I ordered now starting to see poor reviews.Just wondering if anyone knows how this app runs I would appreciate it. I don't care about the gyroscope for AR as I don't use it. Any advice appreciated!
Updated to Nougat 7.1.1... Performance is smooth. Battery life is even better. Multi window is available too.
I updated my Moto G4 Play today but it is not supporting my sim card now what to do?
Hammad, 14 Feb 2018Mobile updated to Nougat yesterday but it is not supporting my SIM since the update has happen... moreFacing same problem and have noticed that battery consumption have increased. Another thing is that it's lagging alot.
Mobile updated to Nougat yesterday but it is not supporting my SIM since the update has happened. What to do?
Updated to 7.1.1 on XT 1602 a week ago. No problems. Battery life seems even better than on Marsmallow. Update included Android security patch November 1 2017. Just a few days later received and updated Android security patch January 1 2018 which is supposed to fix KRACK (WiFi) vulnerability. G4 Play is the best buy I've ever done.
Joe, 22 Jan 2018Thanks to Motorola. Just upgraded to Nougat now. Hope there wunt be any issues? I just connect... moreOthers are complaining about worse battery life. Just don't panic. Things you should do are - backup your personal data including contacts images music and more - update to nougat - after updating turn off you phone - go to recovery menu - wipe cache partition - factory reset - after reset just configure your settings and update/download your apps. Enjoy.