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Motorola's latest offering, Moto G4 Plus, may not be the best under-Rs. 15,000 mobile phone currently available in Indian market in terms of specifications but it is said to be a device with the best camera. It can easily beat other devices in its price bracket, like the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), OnePlus X, Lenovo Vibe S1, Xiaomi Mi4 and others hands down as far as this specification is concerned.

The Moto G4 Plus comes in two versions, one with a 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM with a price tag of Rs. 13,499, and the other with 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM priced at Rs. 14,999.

The Moto G4 Plus boasts of a 16MP camera with OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual-LED flash, and a 5MP camera with wide-angle lens, whereas the Galaxy J7 (2016) has a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture.

The OnePlus X has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 1.14 µm pixel size features, and an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture, while the Lenovo Vibe S1 mounts a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP + 2 MP (DOF) front-snappers.

Most smartphones have a camera with high mega-pixel but that doesn't guarantee a high quality picture. In fact, picture quality depends more on aperture, lens and other features. Now, DxOMark which is known for mobile phone camera reviews, has given Moto G4 Plus a score of 84 for exposure and contrast, 85 for colour, 91 for autofocus, 85 for texture, 86 for noise, 85 for artifacts and 77 for flash, taking the total still image score to 85. 

Interestingly, the score of Moto G4 Plus given by the website is higher than that of several flagship smartphones, including the iPhone 6s (83), iPhone 6s Plus (84), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (84), and Samsung Galaxy S5 (80). Going by the DxOMark score, the mid-range smartphone will easily beat its competitors like the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), OnePlus X, Lenovo Vibe S1, Xiaomi Mi4 and others in the camera department.

The Moto G4 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It comes packed with a 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo charger.