Moto G4 Play launched in India; set to go on sale on Amazon India soon
Moto G4 Play launched in India; set to go on sale on Amazon India soonMotorola Press Kit

Lenovo-owned Motorola officially launched the new budget smartphone, Moto G4 Play, in India on Tuesday.

The new Moto G4 Play costs Rs. 8,999, making it the most affordable Moto G series phone. It will be up for grabs exclusively on Amazon India tonight from 10:00 p.m., the e-commerce firm confirmed on the website.

As the price suggests, it is a watered-down version of the original Moto G4 model. The former comes with smaller 5.0-inch screen with HD (1280x720p) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU, an 8MP primary camera and a 2800mAh battery. On the other hand, the latter features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, a 13MP camera on the rear and a 3,000mAh battery.

The other key specifications, such as RAM capacity, mobile OS, and front camera, remain the same.

Moto G4 Play was originally unveiled in the America, just hours after the original Moto G4 and the top-end variant, G4 Plus, was launched in India in May. It was limited to the Brazilian market until now.

With the release of the G4 Play, Motorola now has four Moto G4 series phones, along with Moto G4 (Rs. 12,499), Moto G4 Plus with 2GB RAM+ 16GB storage ( Rs. 13,499) and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (Rs. 14,999), to cater to consumers in different segments.

Special promotional offers (valid until Sept. 13):

Moto G4 Play buyers stand a chance to get Rs. 15,000 e-cash from Yatra.com and a discount of Rs. 300 on Moto Pulse 2 headphones.

Those who download and sign into the Kindle app will also get 80 percent off on Kindle eBooks, up to a maximum of Rs. 500. Consumers who buy the device via mobile Amazon app stand a chance to gain from the 100 percent cashback offer.

Competition:

The new Moto G4 Play will be up against the popular Xiaomi Redmi 3S series, Lenovo K5 Plus, Micromax Unite 4, and Huawei's Holly 2 Plus, among others.

Key specifications of Moto G4 series models:

Models Moto G4 Play (XT1607) Moto G4 (XT1625) Moto G4 Plus (XT1644)
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screenPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch) 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch) 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU (with Motorola Mobile Computing system) 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor (with Motorola Mobile Computing system) 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor (with Motorola Mobile Computing system)
GPU 450MHz Adreno 306 550MHz Adreno 405 550MHz Adreno 405
RAM 2GB 2GB 2GB/3GB/4GB
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB 16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB 16GB/32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • Main: 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, 4 x zoom, burst mode, auto HDR, Panorama, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, display flash
  • Main: 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, colour balancing dual-LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), professional mode, quick capture, 4 x digital zoom, auto HDR, video stabilisation, slow motion video, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, display flash
  • Main: 16MP camera with laser auto focus, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), f/2.0 aperture, colour balancing dual-LED flash, professional mode, quick capture, 4 x digital zoom, auto HDR, video stabilisation, slow motion video, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, display flash
Battery 2800mAh, up to 24 hours under mixed usage 3000mAh; up to 24 hours under mixed usage (TurboPower for up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging) 3000mAh; up to 24 hours under mixed usage (TurboPower for up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging)
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Water repellent nano-coating, Micro-SIM (nano-SIM with included adaptor in select regions), Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), front-ported loud speaker 2-mics, micro USB port, A-GPS, Water repellent nano-coating, fingerprint reader, micro-SIM (nano-SIM with included adaptor in select regions), Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4GHz+ 5GHz), A-GPS, Front-ported loud speakers with 2 mics, micro USB Water repellent nano-coating, fingerprint reader, micro-SIM (nano-SIM with included adaptor in select regions), Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4GHz+ 5GHz), A-GPS, Front-ported loud speakers with 2 mics, micro USB port,
Dimensions 144.4 x 72.0 x 8.95-9.9 mm 153.0 x 76.6 x 7.9 – 9.8 mm 153.0 x 76.6 x 7.9 – 9.8 mm
Weight 137g 155 g 155 g
Colours black and white black and white black and white