Moto G4
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Lenovo-owned Motorola has finally released its mid-budget smartphone, the Moto G4, in India. The device will be exclusively available on Amazon India starting Thursday. Its sibling, the Moto G4 Plus, has been received well mainly for its camera, but it looks like the cheaper variant will face stiff competition from some of the popular devices currently ruling the Indian market.

The Moto G4 comes with a price tag of Rs. 12,499, which means it will have to take on devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Rs. 11,999), Lenovo K4 Note (Rs. 11,999), Lenovo ZUK Z1 (Rs. 11,999), Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) (Rs. 13,999), LeEco Le 1s (Rs. 10,999), OnePlus X (Rs. 14,999) and several others currently available in the market.

The Motorola Moto G4 sports a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. It has a 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 3,000mAh with Turbo charger.

Motorola's new offering is no doubt a balanced handset but a few devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Lenovo ZUK Z1, OnePlus X, and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will give it a run for its money with impressive specifications. The Moto G4 has its own weak points with some of its competitors scoring more in terms of processor, storage and battery.

The Moto G4 Plus has received accolades for its 16MP camera, with DxOMark, which is known for mobile phone camera review, ranking it higher than the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Samsung Galaxy S5. The Moto G4 has a 13MP camera instead but it is not all about pixels. In fact, features like sensors and lens determine the quality of photos. So this handset is also expected to be a photographer's delight.