Motorola's recently released Moto G4 Plus was one of the best (perhaps the best) mid-range smartphones currently available in the India market. Priced at Rs. 13,499 for the 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM variant and Rs. 14,999 for the 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM model, the device is competing with under Rs. 15,000 smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, OnePlus X, Lenovo ZUK Z1, Lenovo Vibe S1 and several others.
Moto G4 Plus doesn't score over other devices in a few departments but it surely is a device that will give its competitors a run for their money. It has good specifications for its price, sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card, and houses a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo charger.
The biggest attraction of the device is perhaps its camera. It boasts of a 16MP main camera with OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual-LED flash, and a 5MP camera with wide-angle lens. Interestingly, DxOMark, which is known for mobile phone camera review, has given a score of 85 (only still image) for the Moto G4 Plus, beating the iPhone 6s (83), iPhone 6s Plus (84), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (84), and Samsung Galaxy S5 (80).
The Moto G4 Plus has the best camera among under Rs. 15,000 smartphones, including the Galaxy J5 (2016), Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, OnePlus X, Lenovo ZUK Z1 and Lenovo Vibe S1.
The device may be lagging behind a few devices, including the OnePlus X in terms of processor, but it is no doubt solid in all departments, from display to storage to battery (with fast charging technology). One of the advantages of the handset could be its build quality, as Motorola devices are known for durability.
We are yet to know the sales figures of the device in the country, but it is no doubt one of the best mid-range smartphones currently available in India.