I like the phone, large screen, fast, good camera etc. The only drawback for is that SIM 2 is not 4G compatible, whereas SIM 1 is! Having checked with Vodafone about this and after obtaining a new SIM the phone still reports SIM1 as 4G, SIM2 as 3G. Taking SIM2 out and testing with another phone it works fine as 4G, back in the MotoG4 it's reverts to 3G. So, great phone with dual SIM but only one can be 4G, funny how Motorola doesn't tell you about these little drawbacks.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2016Settings battery 3 dots top right optimise battery not optimised touch all apps that's itJust great ! Thankyou ! Also one tip is to uninstall every single uneeded app ! Coz Every app needs background battery. after this you will just love this phone !
AnonD-622196, 18 Dec 2016few days my moto g4 plus facing a big problem. when i unlock my phone sometimes automatically ... moreUse a different launcher:
I can suggest:
S launcher (my fav) (samsung)
Kukool launcher (iphone)
All this will make your phone heaven !
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2016Dnt buy this phone. My front camera has dust. Phone heat up so fast. Back camera quality worst... moreI guess its all about which unit you get. My phone camera is pretty good compared to many phones i have used this price bracket. The rule is simple if you are indoors use flash. ! if outdoors you can still use flash/or not and see the difference. My phone camera is excellent. Ever since i got it i click 30-50 photos a day. try using "camera mx" its a good camera app !
kumar, 21 Dec 2016camera quality is good but secure for camera lens worst .i buy moto g4 plus mobile last 2 mont... moreCamera lense Support:
use a camera lense skin which is available , google for moto g4 plus skin !
use a rugged heavy duty armor cover for moto g4 plus. or a diary case..."google it"
DIY (do it yourself) cover your case with a removable camera cover. Make it yourself. google (nokia 808 camera cover case / nokia 1020 camera cover case)
Use toothpaste on the lense and rub with cotton for 2- 3 minutes if lense is already scratched
Order a rear body panel for moto g4 plus and replace by unscrewing the old panel.
Hope this helps
Important buying advice:
If you have used NEXUS phone before or want to try STOCK android. Only then buy MOTOROLA phones. NExus phones are very expensive high end phones. MOtorola gives you a similar experience at a lower price. Its like a Develepor phone that you can customise to hell. But its like going to a restraurant and cooking your own meal. LOL. you are paying for self cooking.
Otherwise Samsung and APPLE are no1 in serving cooked phones. Motorola is a raw phone like nexus ,uncooked. You will have to put new gallery app. music app, fav keyboard, fav dialer, fav launcher and fav camera app, file manager. etc.....so much work. So unless you want to cook your phone or like to eat raw salad, dont buy motorola !
manishbansal121, 22 Dec 2016My SOT is max 4 hrs. Any tips?Screen on time is a funny business. Its all about use. it varies really for everyone. Depending on what you use your phone for. When i got 6 hrs....i did everything except gaming high end games. I did play games (under 50 mb games) a lot too and lots of photography and watching you tube....but if you are a high end gamer than sure SOT will vary. on my 2nd day with G4 plus i got exactly 5 and half hour. so i guess over time it will be anywhere between 4 to 5 hours and that is good too you know. I can give you tips on what i did with my previous phones:
I turned off UI animations in settings
I turned off wifi automatic search. made it only manual
try not using the finger print and delete all stored fingerprints. instead use pattern lock. (not sure, just try)
use normal mode in display settings instead of vibrant
try using a black/dark colored wallpaper it helps with less heating of screen. (Personal experience.)
When indoors use brightness about 30 % which is way good for this phone.
try a different launcher/ light weight......i use a s launcher instead of default launcher of moto...because moto launcher has white app drawer which consume battery and also its vertical which i hate. so s launcher is good.
Oh and most important disable moto wake screen app. with peek notifactions. it is annoying ! and consumes battery.
hope all this helps
Bought Moto G4 Plus (32 GB) this November.
What i like...
Good Network absorption while using Jio. I found far better than many Xioami Device.( Tested Xiaomi Mi3i,Mi3,Redmi phones) I was able to browse internet inside the room using G4 plus which was not in the case using many other phones. I have also Compared with Jio MiFi device Moto G4 Plus was the winner. Jio LYF phones have similar network absorption capability.
SD card separate slot:For long run separate Slot for SD card is required.(That is why i didn't go for Redmi Note 3 or Nubia Z11 mini)
Battery, I was able to use 9 hours on one full charge with screen ON time more than 4 hours ,with WiFi and Jio Networks heavy usage.It is good enough, as using handset more than 6 hours injuries to health itself.
Finger print sensor,it is placed correctly at the bottom (at least for me) so that I can unlock the device without lifting the device.(In Nought Update screen OFF also possible using Finger print sensor)
Camera: it just okay.I feel colour reproduction need some improvement.
Till now didn't get any single scratch on my camera lens.(Using KAPAVERA back cover from the day first, Recommend)
Display:Good but not great.
Speakers: As it is front facing, I found useful while watching videos without headset.
Software: Fast and pure android experience.
Design: Worst Design in Moto Series.
Heating: Very light heating while charging(Tolerable). I didn't notice any heating issues while normal browsing or watching videos.
No display related issues. I think this is already fixed by Motorola in new batches.
When am increasing the volume in any music app the application stops with this notification "unfortunately system ui has stopped"
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2016is g 4 plus has video call.?Yes it does support video call but you need a application like WhatsApp and IMO.
camera quality is good but secure for camera lens worst .i buy moto g4 plus mobile last 2 months before working is good .last 2 days ago camera backside have some scratches begins . worst manufacturing fault in rear camera lens . please donnot take motog4 plus mobile . company cannot replacement for this so please forget to buy this model mobile purchase
Heating and throttling and Gaming review:
The phone does not heat on gaming small games. like temple run, subway surf, angry birds etc.
On heavy games. the phone only gets very little warm....very little . compared to a metal phone like xiomi the heat is nothing. its not even heat...it just warm. its plastic so how can it heat. it did not heat.
Gaming and throttlling : No ghost touch while charging. No throttling in camera or gaming over extended use also. Just little warm , which is hardly felt. If you have a cover case you wont even notice. Gaming on full HD not so much fun. Gaming is good on 720 p screens not on 1080 p screens. Personal experience. More ppi means all the games have to played at full graphics or you will notice blur. On 720 p you can even lower graphics. Not on 1080 p full hd screens like this one. So i prefer hd like galaxy J7 not full hd like g4 plus ! and not every game developed comes with high graphics settings....so those games look blur on this 1080p full hd screen !
Is it the best camera phone under 15000 ? among chinese brands yes !!!!!!!!! 100 %
Is it the best camera phone under 15000 among branded phones ? No ! LG G3 stylus is best ! Use it to know it ! But LG g3 stylus has not so good screen so i prefer Moto g4 plus as phone. But camera LG g3 stylus and LG g3 stylus only cost 9000 rs !
Moto g4 plus camera review Details:
Out side shots Good. Bokeh effect is more than any phones . if you like buy this phone. Not everyone loves Bokeh.
semi indoor conditions natural light : Great !. this phone excels in semi indoor shots.
Artificial light indoor : Average. ! Its bright but little grainy
Low light indoor Poor. with/without flash ....its like under 7000 rs phone
Low light outdoor without flash......impossible to take pic its budget phone like all phones, but with flash really good on close up, very bad on long shots.
verdict: i will give this phone no 3 slot on camera. No 1 is lg g3 stylus, No 2 is galaxy j7....the only problem with j7 is not all shots are focused. But the one that are focused are better than g4 plus. So no 3 !
people say this camera is good only because of autofocus and yes its no 1 in focusing and its no 1 when compared to chinese phones like xiomi, le eco etc
Battery review: Bought new Moto g4 plus, battery review after day 1
Turbo charger: Charging from 0 to 90 % done in 45 mins. and 90 to 100 % another 45 mins...total 1.5 hrs full charge with turbo charger provided in the box
Phone on battery time: 10 am yesterday to 10 am today....the battery lasted exactly 24 hours after heavy use
Screen on time: Exactly 6 hrs !
Standby time is unlimited. While i went to bed it was 25 % and when i woke up it still was 25 % so when not in use. the battery last forever ! I love this in phones ! No battery drain.
verdict: This is the minimum battery any phone above 10000 Rs must have. Galaxy J series and ON series has even more better battrie performance than G4 plus. But g4 plus i will say decent and good !