THE MOTO G4 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE REPLACEMENT IS THE MOTO G5 AVAILABLE HERE.
Motorola Moto G4 (SIM Free / UK)
Motorola's Moto G range has been redefining affordable smartphones since the first generation launched in late 2013. The Moto G's purpose has been to provide a basic, yet fully-featured, smartphone that anyone can use, and always at an affordable price.
Each version of the Moto G has improved on the specification but kept this core ethos the same, appealing to the budget conscious, first-time users or just those who want something up to date but aren't all that interested in spending money on more fashionable brands and unneeded features.
2016 Moto G Range
For 2016, Motorola have expanded out the G line into 3 separate products. The Moto G4 sits in the middle, both in features and price.
Very similar to last year's 3rd generation, the Moto G Play has a smaller 5" screen and other reduced specifications, making it the most affordable option, although this comes at the expense of more modern features.
Finally the higher-end Moto G Plus provides some additional RAM memory for power users, plus a more advanced 16MP camera with dual-focus technology. There's also a turbo charger included in the box with this model!
Read on to find out more about the Motorola Moto G4.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
At Clove Technology we provide only UK SIM free specification models of the Moto G (4th Generation). These are delivered factory unlocked for use on any UK or EU network.
For 3G and 4G/LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the frequency specifications and your local operator for compatibility.
In addition some variants of the Moto G4 benefits from having dual-SIM functionality so you can have two SIM cards in the phone simultaneously. This allows you to run 2 phone numbers at the same time, letting you separate work and personal calls, or perhaps keep an international card alongside your home one when travelling.
Reasons to buy the Moto G4
- Fully updated Android 6.0 Marshmallow - new power-saving & security features
- Large 5.5 inch Full HD 1080p screen
- 1.5 GHz octa-core processor - excellent multi tasking abilities
- 13 MP main camera with wide angle 5 MP front-facing selfie camera
- Micro SD support up to 128 GB - use as internal storage with Android 6.0 (can install apps to SD)
- Turbo charging capabilities (turbo charger not included)
- High capacity 3,000 mAh battery
Colour and memory variants
Listed below are the various versions of the G4 Plus Motorola offer around the world. Clove Technology may not offer all of these versions if they are not released in the UK. Please check the options for sale above when purchasing from Clove.
The Moto G 4th Generation is available in Black or White colour options with the choice of the following configurations:
- 16GB internal storage / 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage / 2GB RAM
- Motorola Moto G4 (UK SIM Free specification)
- 3 PIN UK mains adapter
An affordable smartphone for everybody, the Moto G4 offers an excellent combination of modern features and performance at a price that doesn't leave you with an empty bank account.
The Moto G range has been redefining what people can expect from a budget smartphone for the last few years. Now into its 4th generation in 2016, Motorola have split the G brand into 3 separate phones at 3 distinct price tiers.
Each new Moto G is aimed at a different type of person. The cheapest G Play is a no-frills affair that showcases how to produce a low-cost smartphone that still has an up to date operating system and features. The slightly more expensive G Plus delivers features usually only seen in premium smartphones, such as laser autofocus in the camera, and a fingerprint sensor housed in a physical home button.
The middle of the pack G4 you're reading about now sits between the two.
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
The latest version of Google's OS, Android 6 (Marshmallow) is installed on the Moto G4.
New features in Android 6.0 include improved security and a new permissions feature. This means that when you install new applications they have to ask you when they access certain features of the system such as the camera or your contacts list. You can then allow or deny that access, giving you more control over your phone.
Memory management has changed in Android 6.0 too. For several years, you haven't been able to install apps directly to an SD card. Instead it could only be used to store media such as pictures, videos and music. Now when you install a memory card, Android will ask you if you want to make it part of the internal storage. If you do this then it is as if the card is 'part' of the phone, so you can properly increase your storage and run apps off the card. The only trade off is that you will now not be able to swap that card out to another phone - it will have to stay in the phone.
Finally there have been several improvements to battery life and power saving. Android 6.0 now puts apps to sleep in a much better fashion.
If you regularly leave apps running without closing them down, Android is now clever enough to stop them draining the battery but still let them wake up if they receive information.
5.5" Full HD Screen
A Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen is included on the Moto G range for the first time.
Measuring 5.5 inches, there is plenty of space to read, play games, browse the web, shop, watch videos - whatever you need to do!
Often only seen on more expensive phones, the Moto G4 has support for Turbo Charging. You don't get a fast charger in the box, but if you invest in any of the compatible chargers from a major manufacturer then you can top up to 6 hours of charge in just 15 minutes!
Updated Camera App
The 13 MP camera on the G4 can capture the same great images as last year's phone, although on the G4 you can take advantage of the new Moto Camera app.
New features include 'Best Shot' which takes multiple pictures just before and after you shoot, then lets you select your favourite. Perfect if you often find yourself getting pictures that aren't quite right.
There is also a new 'Professional Mode' which overlays more advanced controls for the camera, making the experience closer to a traditional digital camera.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 (Octa Core)|
|Other||Adreno 405 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||128 GB|
|Type||Full HD IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 (~401 ppi)|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 40|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)|
|Data||Micro USB (v2.0)|
|Power||Micro USB (v2.0)|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Cast|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual LED flash|
|Camera Lens||ƒ/2.0 aperture|
|Other||Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, 1080p HD video (30 fps), Slow Motion video|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture|
|Formats||MP3 / AAC / WAV / Flac player|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 player|
|Near Field Communication|
|Type||Non removable Li-ion|
|Dimensions||153 x 76.6 x 7.9 - 9.8 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Apps, Moto Apps (Moto Assist, Moto Camera, Moto Display)|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage
Is this a dual SIM phone?
There is a dual SIM option for this phone. If you would like Dual SIM, please ensure you select the option when adding the phone to your basket.
What SIM card does this phone use?
It uses a Micro SIM card.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE bands (1, 3, 7, 8, 20). Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area
Does this phone have a removable battery?