The Moto G4 Looks Like Another Bargain, But its Plus-Branded Sibling is Confusing

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Motorola -- or should that be Lenovo? -- has launched the fourth generation of the Moto G series, and the company’s gone for a double-act. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are, rather unexpectedly, both 5.5-inch handsets with Full HD displays.

They both also feature a 3,000mAh battery each, as well as an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, near-pure Android Marshmallow and even the same 5-megapixel front-facing camera. They seem to look really similar too (apologies for the lack of images -- the launch took place in India and the slick product shots don't appear to have made it across the world yet), and can be customised online using Moto Maker.

So what’s different about them? Well, the Plus-branded phone is equipped with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 16-megapixel rear sensor, while the standard G4 misses out of biometric features and uses a 13-megapixel main camera.

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The Moto G will hit UK shelves in early June, with Tesco Mobile, Argos and Amazon set to flog it for £169. The £199 Moto G Plus, meanwhile, will come out in mid-June, with Amazon bagging exclusive rights to the handset. Hopefully they don't make it a Prime-members-only thing.

Image: Moto India via Twitter