Motorola Moto G (2015) vs Motorola Moto G4 Plus

It seems that quite a bit has changed in the space of a year, because while the G3 was a top little mid-ranger delivering water-resistance and a small form-factor, Australia will only be receiving the bigger G4 Plus, and there’s no waterproofing whatsoever!

If you don’t figure you need resistance to the elements, you’re not the only one, and so this year, Motorola emphasised biometric security and video capture over an IP rating.

Is that better for you? Find out in our comparison below.

 

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Price

Outright price $369 $399 for 16GB; $449 for 32GB;

Screen

Screen size 5.0 inches 5.5 inches
Screen resolution HD (1280x720) Full HD (1920x1080)
Pixel density 296ppi 401ppi

Design and construction

Thickness 6-11mm 7.9mm to 9.8mm
Weight 155g 155g
Construction Plastic, glass Plastic, glass (or wood, plastic, glass)

Cameras

Rear camera 13 megapixels 16 megapixels
Rear flash
Front camera 5 megapixels 5 megapixels
Front flash
Video capture (maximum) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160)

Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
CPU tech Quad-core (4) Octa-core (8)
Memory (RAM) 2GB 3GB
Storage 16GB Multiple variations (noted below)
Storage sizes 16GB, 32GB
Upgradeable storage Yes, this supports microSD cards. Yes, this supports microSD cards.
Operating system Google Android (Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc) Google Android (Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc)
OS version Android 5.1 6.0.1
SIM type microSIM microSIM

Connectivity

3G/4G/5G Yes, it has both 3G and 4G. Yes, it has both 3G and 4G.
Maximum Speed Cat 4 LTE - 150Mbps down, 50Mbps up (max) Cat 4 LTE - 150Mbps down, 50Mbps up (max)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE Bluetooth (unspecified, assume 3.x)
GPS support
Infrared
Near-Field Communication
WiFi 802.11n (supports b/g) 802.11n (supports b/g)

Ports and security

Charge / data port microUSB microUSB
3.5mm headset jack
Biometric security No biometric security Fingerprint scanner

Battery

Battery size 2470mAh 3000mAh

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