Republic Wireless is the only carrier, as of right now, planning to sell the phones directly to its customers. Don’t belong to that carrier? No problem. Lenovo is keeping the new Moto G4 family unlocked, so you can get it from a number of retailers and use it on both GSM and CDMA networks wherever you are.
The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will be sold in the United States beginning July 12 at Amazon, Best Buy, BrandsMart, B&H, Car Toys, Fry’s, MicroCenter, Motorola.com, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.
Lenovo has the Moto G4’s starting price listed at $199 while the slightly fancier Moto G4 Plus starts at $249. Both are already customizable through Moto Maker on Motorola’s site.
With that pricing, it seems Lenovo shocked a bunch of people (including myself). Many of us were expecting these phones to be a little pricey because of the big boost for the specifications. The base Moto G4 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 13MP / 5MP cameras, a 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging, and support for various carrier bands to work on their networks. Getting all that for $199 is a steal, so expect to see the Moto G4 make our list of the best budget phones in the world.
The Moto G4 Plus raises the bar with more RAM and the addition of a fingerprint scanner. Either way, you can get even the ‘better’ of the two for less than $300. If
Will you be buying either member of the Moto G4 family in July? Could be the case for you and others considering Lenovo won’t be selling the Moto Z to non-Verizon customers until the end of the summer. The Moto G4 might become the more popular device because of the odd exclusivity for the Moto Z.