Moto G(4) Plus and Play announced


So there was a big announcement yesterday from Lenovo, and if you've been scouring the sites lately, you'll have heard.  Lenovo released the new Moto G series.  The G4 series.  Thank god they added in the number, I hated having to use the year schema... makes my G 3rd generation seem really old when I call it the Moto G 2015.

Well Lenovo released 3 devices yesterday, the G4, the G Plus, and the G Play.

The only thing is the G4 isn't coming to Canada.  Similar to how last year we weren't getting the 'pure' model, but got the 'play' for the X variants.   But we are getting the G Play and the G Plus.

The way it sits is the Plus will be the 'more flagship' device with the Play being the economical variant (see below for the table comparing them).

The G Plus will be a 5.5" model with an octacore processor and a fingerprint scanner.

The G Play will be a 5.0" model with a quadcore processor.

I'm excited to get my hands on these as the Moto G series has always been a really good bang for your buck.  A lot of pop for not a lot of cash.  Now, we don't know what they'll charge, but I'm sure we'll hear soon.

Moto G PlusMoto G PlayMoto G4
Size

5.5"5.0"5.5"
Resolution

1920x10801280x7201920x1080
Processor

1.5GHz x81.2GHz x41.5GHz x4 + 1.2GHz x4
Type

Snapdragon 617Snapdragon 410Snapdragon 617
RAM

2GB / 4GB2GB2-4GB
Storage

16-64GB16GB16-64GB
microSD?

yesyesyes
Rear Cam

16MP8MP16MP
Front Cam

5MP5MP5MP
Battery

3000mAh2800mAh3000mAh
ReleasedSummer 2016Summer 2016Won't be available in Canada!!
Turbo charge
Fingerprint scanner

Water repellent




Meet the new Moto G Family: Whichever you choose, you get more of what matters most.

When it comes to smartphones, sometimes we feel let down. The things that matter most — like taking great photos at our kids’ soccer games, video chatting with mom or having all-day battery life — simply don’t live up to our expectations.

It shouldn’t be this way. Smartphones should focus on technology that prioritizes the things people really care about.

That’s how we designed the next generation of our best-selling smartphones, Moto G Plus and Moto G Play. Because we know people are unique and use their phones differently, each of them has meaningful technology, so you never have to miss what matters most to you.

Moto G Plus: Never miss a photo worth sharing.
Moto G Plus has all the features of Moto G, along with some new features we know matter most. One of the biggest improvements is the camera. There’s nothing worse than missing a moment. Now you won’t. Moto G Plus’ 16MP camera with two additional rapid focus technologies, laser focus and phase detect autofocus, work quickly so you always nab sharp, clear pictures, day and night. DxOMark, the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality ratings, has rated the Moto G Plus photo quality among the top smartphone cameras, ahead of iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and other phones that are more than twice its price.^

Tired of forgetting your passwords? Now you can. With a fingerprint reader typically found in more expensive devices, a touch is all you need to instantly wake up your phone. You can even use it to authorize purchases on the Google Play StoreTM.

Moto G Play: Never miss out on worry-free fun.
Moto G Play gives you more of what you love, like fast, reliable performance of a quadcore processor. It's designed to last a full day, thanks to its 2800 mAh battery. And it boosts performance by running a pure, clutter-free version of Android™. The best part? You only have to spend a little for a phone you’ll love a lot.

Canadian Availability:
·         Moto G Plus
Moto G Plus will be broadly available in Canada starting early summer. Stay tuned for specific availability and pricing information.
·         Moto G Play
Moto G Play will be broadly available in Canada starting late summer. Stay tuned for specific availability and pricing information.

*Moto G will not be available in Canada

*All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, voice, data, and other application usage patterns. 

**Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses.  All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average mixed use profile that includes both usage and standby time on a 4G LTE network. Out-of-box settings are applied to the mixed use profile to project battery performance. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

^The comparison focuses on the "Photo" ratings only, not overall or video ratings. DxOMark Mobile is the trusted industry standard for independent image quality measurements and ratings of mobile device camera. Test results are available onwww.dxomark.com and in the press. Information other than DxOMark Mobile scores is provided independently by MOTOROLA.
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