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[Video] Unboxing the Moto G4 and G4 Plus

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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.


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.