Why moto persist with on screen button with a large square ugly fingerprint scanner I don't understand. If the space below the screen are going to be there no matter what, why waste it by putting nothing of use there?
Jaideep Saini, 18 May 2016"gsmarena posted camera samples of moto g4plus", look fake as the pics has been caputred on ap... moreBecause most renowned reviewers get sample units much in advance to give out fairly trustworthy initial impressions during launch events. It's a move, I guess, the companies took to prevent any misinformation getting to the customers due to the whole race of every reviewer wanting to share the news first. That haste could cause loss of potential buyers. That is also how the HTC 10, for example had its full reviews come out on the day of its launch and even then many reviewers came back with second thoughts to clarify that those reviews were still based on early software and the impressions of the camera have improved quite a lot post a few updates. I'll actually be happy if these photos clicked on an earlier build of software on the G4 turnout better than they are already now.
It just boils down to what one can compromise on. Sure, I'd prefer the Snapdragon 650 too, but if I were to compare with the Redmi Note 3 (Pro speaking of India) I'd say its a brilliant price to performance ratio but only on paper. It has memory management issues (I guess that can be blamed on MIUI), the camera, while at 16MPx, honestly and objectively is worse than the device it replaced, which should never happen ideally and the Snap650 could be unleashed outside of the synthetic benchmarks if the it used stock-ish Android. With that last thing, or even a comparatively lighter UI tweaking, which would also make for faster updates, the Note 3 would be hands down the best device in its category and even above. But the reality is that isn't and to be frank neither is the Moto G4. What I ask is, what is the point of all that power when the OS isn't optimized to take advantage of it? Moto has always been about making the most of what's available thanks to its optimizations and close to stock nature that helps faster updates too. The only caveat Moto had was camera and they already did a decent job last year with the G3 and G3 turbo and this year it seems they iterated on top of it with a better sensor and better camera UI and pro mode. Surely, if it had the snapdragon 650, this would make it impossible for me to recommend any other device within the sub $300 range! For now, even with the Snap617, I think it has less compromises and far more goodies than the Redmi Note 3 to warrant a slightly higher price. Honestly, I'm surprised they managed to double quite a lot of that spec sheet from last year, add a few extra features and still keep it the same price as last year.
"gsmarena posted camera samples of moto g4plus", look fake as the pics has been caputred on april 24,2016. How is that possible because it is launched on may 17,2016.
Now i am glad I bought redmi note 3, it doesn't even use S650, and it's more expensive
Lets see the price for the 4 gig model. Still love my first gen Moto X