The G4 Play is a mid-range device, being the latest in the Moto brand’s budget-minded G series. The G4 Play packs a 5-inch 720p display, nigh-on entry level Snapdragon 410 chip and either 1GB RAM/8GB storage or 2GB RAM/16GB storage.
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Otherwise, a 2800mAh battery, 8MP main camera and 5MP selfie shooter round out the package.
Smartphone enthusiasts might want to pick up the Moto Z Play instead, offering the same Moto Mod support as the flagship, but at a slightly cheaper price.
The Moto Z Play has received critical acclaim for its battery life, albeit at the expense of processing power compared to the flagship
The Moto Z Play differs from the Moto Z by ditching the Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM, 2600mAh battery and 5.5-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED screen. Instead, you’ve got a power-efficient (but relatively capable) Snapdragon 625, 3GB of RAM, a 3510mAh battery and 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED screen.
Lenovo’s device also differs from the standard Moto Z by ditching the 13MP f/1.8 shooter in favour of a 16MP f/2.0 main camera. But audiophiles will also be happy to know that the headphone jack, banished from the Moto Z, is present on the Play.
The Moto G4 Play is available from Cellucity for R229 a month on a uChoose Flexi 200 contract. The Moto Z Play is available for R399 a month on a uChoose Flexi 150 contract, coming with a speaker Moto Mod.
As for prepaid pricing, Cellucity told Gearburn that the Moto Z Play has a R8299 price tag and the Moto G4 Play will set you back R2699.
We’ve contacted Lenovo’s local representatives for suggested pricing and will update the article when we receive information.
Thanks to Gearburn reader Sumen Pillay for the tip.