Moto G (3rd gen) at Moto G4, Lenovo reimagined range

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Design and screen

Software and performance

Photography and autonomy


Now that the introductions are made, it is time to dwell on this Moto G4 way Lenovo, which represents a real upgrading for the representative of a Moto iconic brand in the world of Android. And when one contrasts this to the G4 Moto G 3rd Generation, the gain is quite noticeable. Yet perhaps the G4 disappoint the first customers of the range.

Data sheets

Lenovo Moto G4 Motorola Moto G (3rd gen)

Screen size 5.5 inches 5 inches

Screen technology IPS LCD IPS LCD

Definition 1080 x 1920 pixels pixels 720 x 1280

Resolution 401 dpi 294 dpi

screen protection Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass 3 4

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410

8 x CPU Cortex-A53

4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53

1.4 GHz

Adreno 405 GPU Adreno 306

Memory (RAM) 2GB 1GB

2GB for some models 16GB

Memory (ROM) 16 GB 8/16 GB

Yes MicroSD

Camera (back) 13 MP 13 MP

Camera (front) 5 MP 8 MP

Networks 4G LTE Cat. 4 4G LTE Cat. 4

Bluetooth 4.1 4.0

3000 mAh battery 2470 mAh

Dimensions 152.9 x 76.5 x 7.8 mm 142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1 to 11.6 mm

Weight 157 grams 155 grams

Colours Black, White Black, White

Price € 229 229 euros

Design and screen

Last year, when it was matter of design and Moto G format, the trend was to disappointment. We wrote then that “second and third generation, through to 5-inch screens, fully lose this side” nice little phone “to take a look much more massive” no idea that it was then only the beginning.

This year, Lenovo – which has taken over the reins of Motorola and now requires its name – still more breaks with smaller phones and opt for a 5.5-inch format that truly becomes the norm at Moto. Remember, the Moto X (Play, Style and Strength) are between 5.4 and 5.7 inches, and it remains only the Moto E 4G to seduce lovers of small screens, which will also be content with small performance.

The opinions of the writing are quite favorable towards this Moto G4 which is considered finer, more comfortable to handle, thanks to its rounded slices, and giving an impression of lightness. Other opinions are quite opposite, holding that the flexible plastic shell is a little cheap and it is a real trap dust.

To mark the change, you should note that Lenovo has integrated a fingerprint sensor to the front of the G4 Plus, but unfortunately we do not find this in the G4. Pity.

As for the definition of the screen, often revealing element when it comes to go upmarket, it went from HD to Full HD.

Software and performance

If the Moto G (3rd gen) was installed under Lollipop to its release, it’s obviously that drives this Marshmallow Moto G4. I must say that Motorola has always been good students for updates, especially since the interface is based on Android Stock, and we hope that this rigor will remain under the Lenovo era.

There are also no new specifics in software, except that certain Motorola applications have gone on this model, but the change was announced long since Motorola apps are duplicates with some features Marshmallow.

“It’s a very solid chip midrange”

As for performance, the Moto G4 also promises much prettier things than its predecessor. Again, the range of change sees nothing but the reference processor. Previously, Moto was counting on the older Snapdragon 410, while opting for a Snapdragon 617 here. This is the same processor that is found on the HTC One or the A9 SoshPhone 3 for example, and it is a chip very solid midrange.

Photography and Autonomy

Difficult to issue any opinion on the photograph of this phone, but nevertheless noted that the manufacturer has not selected the same configuration as the previous year. This time, it retains the 13-megapixel sensor on the back, but replaces the 8 MP front with a new 5 megapixel. soon enough we will discover the reason for the change.

The larger size of the Moto G4 also has the advantage of offering a more advantageous battery capacity. And in this case, although going from 2470 to 3000 mAh, which should further promise of very good, after the praise received by the Moto G last year.

Ultimately, the Moto G4 promises that good, and better than its predecessor, which was a little disappointed. Especially since this terminal comes to 229 euros, exactly the same output as the Moto G Price (3rd gen). A better deal, then.

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