Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Motorola Moto G4 Play at a Glance:-

This time Motorola choose to launch an Entry Level phone under "G" series instead of “E” series, They released it in market and now Motorola Moto G4 Play is ready to sell, You can find some of the major Pros/ Advantages and Cons/ Disadvantages in this article. The key features in this handset included by the company are 5.0 inches HD Display, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor, 8 MP Primary | 5 MP secondary shooter, 16 GB Internal Memory | 128 GB SD Card support, 2 GB RAM and 2800 mAh battery.
The design is neat and clean with plastic built as they are neither providing metallic body or Fingerprint scanner in this handset. However the way smartphone is assembled feels quite compact. You also need not to worry about the water splash and rain drops because of Water-repellent nano-coating to keep your phone safe from the dangers of water. All the functional keys are placed on traditional place right has power and volume keys, bottom contain USB cable slot and top has 3.5mm audio jack for using earphone.
Lots of smartphone manufacturer launching phone with better display Like AMOLED and FHD/ QHD/ 4K screen but this is entry level smartphone so this is configured with component like 5.0 inches HD IPS LCD display. Which is not crisp as AMOLED but still a good to watch HD videos and pictures. The viewing Angles are also not so good. Overall it is sufficient for a typical mediocre user which is not so much on smartphone and to protect the screen from any kind of accidental damage there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protecting display. 
Primary camera consist of 8 MP sensor and as it is entry level phone so do not expect that it will blow you away, The photos taken in daylight are average and looks quite good on display but in zooming the details is not so visible. It can also record Full HD videos where focus doesn't seem accurate. The 5 MP secondary shooter is also quite average, however using filter apps will definitely improve the quality. 
It seems like that Motorola just launched this Smartphone for light users, There is Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 CPU with the 2 GB RAM, which can easily and smoothly run all the default and light applications/ Games downloaded from the play store but do not expect heavy graphic intensive games. It is also good to see that phone doesn't have problems like hanging in general tasks.
However the battery in this handset is good for long hours, 2800 mAh battery can easily keep it juice for more than a day but sometime heating in phone drains battery quicker than average, The adapter doesn't support quick charge but Comes with the 10W rapid charger (charger in-box), which gives you 5 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging and takes 1 hr 30 minutes to fully charging the battery.

Specification of Motorola Moto G4 Play

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) up-gradable to v7.0 (Nougat)
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410  
Clock Speed- 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53  
Core- Quad-core 
GPU- Adreno 306

Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 
Size- 5.0 inches  
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Reinforced- Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Density- 294 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 66.3%

Rear- 8 MP
Front- 5 MP  
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p 
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 144.4 x 72 x 9.9 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 137 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 25(1900), 26(850), 41(2500)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.2 
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Fingerprint- N/A

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 16 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 2800 mAh
Stand By-  

Phone’s Available Colour- Black and White

Pros of Motorola Moto G4 Play 

  • 4G/LTE and VoLTE is Supported.
  • Splash proof body.
  • The Battery inside the phone is user removable.
  • Stock Android experience with guaranteed up-gradation to Android v7.0 Nougat
  • Dedicated SIM slot for the SIM 2 (two SIM and a memory card can be used at the same time)
  • OTG cable is supported.
  • Stock Android experience clutter-free version of Android™. 

Cons of Motorola Moto G4 Play

  • No metallic body and Fingerprint Scanner.
  • Camera and CPU performance is quite mediocre.
  • Phone Heats up while charging or calling.
  • Doesn't have LED notification light.
  • Speaker in not Loud enough and treble and bass is not optimized.

Solution of Problems in Motorola Moto G4 Play

Smartphone is heating 
Check - How to Solve Heating Issue in Android Mobile Phones

Why to buy and Final words about Motorola Moto G4 Play

Moto G4 Play is specially designed for the people want to own a clutter free Android device under very affordable range. It is just an entry level phone so the specifications are quite average but at least they are available to serve you. Phone has compact plastic built, decent enough HD display, an average camera and sufficient battery. However in same price range there are lots of smartphone with better specification few of them are Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime and Coolpad Note 3.
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