Verizon and Lenovo will be holding an event later this week when they are expected to announce pricing and release details for the Moto Z DROID Edition and the Moto Z Force DROID Edition. Buyers looking for the latest flagship from Lenovo will no doubt be interested in those details despite the disappointment that the version for other carriers is still some time off. Other consumers interested in Lenovo’s mid-tier phones are in a better position as the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will be available for order starting on Monday. Here at TalkAndroid, our own Justin Herrick received each of the new phones and put together an unboxing video so folks placing their order have a better idea of what to expect when they receive their new phone.
As seen in the video, the differences between the two devices is limited to some hardware variations with most of the physical dimensions being the same for the two phones. The Moto G4 Plus does get a fingerprint scanner on the front of the device, which Justin points out does not pull double-duty by functioning as a home button. On the back side, although not readily apparent, the Moto G4 Plus also gets a laser auto focus sensor built into the camera hardware.
Speaking of the camera hardware, that is one of the differences between the two units with the Moto G4 getting a 13MP unit while the G4 Plus gets a 16MP shooter. The Moto G4 Plus also gets additional RAM.
In the video, Justin also shows how the back plate pops off of the units. This does not provide access to swap in a battery, but it does give users access to the slots for the SIM card and a microSD slot for expanded memory.
Check out the video below.