Moto G4 Play arrives in India for Rs 8999, exclusively via Amazon

After a lot of waiting, Motorola has finally launched the Moto G4 Play in India today. It is the latest budget smartphone from the company in the ‘G series’, that was announced back in May this year. Lets have a look at the specifications, features and pricing of the device, and also compare it to its competition in the segment.

Motorola Moto G4 Play Specifications and Features

The Moto G4 Play from the house of Motorola / Lenovo features a 5.0-inch display that comes with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD). It has 66.3% screen-to-body ratio and a pixel density of 294 PPI. In the processor department, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) quad-core CPU, clocked at 1.2 GHz along with Adreno 306 GPU. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage onboard, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The G4 Play runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS that will give you almost a stock Android experience. It has a polycarbonate body that is 9.9 mm thick and weighs 137 grams.

The smartphone includes 4G with VoLTE support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS with GLONASS as connectivity options. Under the hood, we get a 2800mAh Li-Po battery (removable) that supports Quick Charge (fast charging). According to the company, a 10W Rapid Charger that comes in the box, promises up to 5 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charge.

In the camera sector, the Moto G4 Play rocks a 8 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, Auto Focus, f/2.2 aperture. It can shoot Full HD 1080p videos and support features like Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and more. There is a 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture as well. It supports Dual SIM (micro), comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and FM Radio. Its dimensions are 144.4 x 72 x 9.9 mm. The G4 Play also has a water-repellent nano-coating which will save it from occasional water splashes but does not make it completely water proof.

The Motorola Moto G4 Play comes in White and Black color. It is priced at Rs. 8,999 in India and is now exclusively selling via Amazon.

Moto G4 Play Vs Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime: Quick Comparison

If we look at the competition, Redmi 3S Prime stands out in this price segment and it has also been featured in our Best Smartphones Under 10000 list. In the display department, both are even. The Redmi 3S Prime wins it in the processor, RAM, ROM and camera department with a long margin. It is also better in terms of design and premium feel, since it packs in a metal body along with a fingerprint sensor. Lastly, it packs in a massive 4100mAh battery under the hood that will last almost two days.

In favour of the Moto G4 Play, it comes with near stock Android, hence people not comfortable with custom ROM like MIUI will opt for it. Also, the Motorola brand name is more popular than Xiaomi in terms of trust and customer service.

In our view, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is the best buy under Rs. 9,000 in India.


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