X

Motorola's Moto G4 Play in the wild

The Moto G4 Play is the newest member of Motorola's G Series family. And like its older siblings, it provides a nice balance between features and price.

5
5

Patrick Holland

See full bio
motorola-moto-g4-play-8115-014.jpg
1 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

The Motorola Moto G4 Play is the newest- and lowest-cost addition to the Motorola G4 line of phones.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8008-001.jpg
2 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

Unlike its 5.5-inch display siblings, the Moto G4 Play has a relatively smaller 5-inch screen with a 720-pixel resolution.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8100-013.jpg
3 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

The phone is also splash-resistant.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8095-012.jpg
4 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

The G4 Play has an 8-megapixel rear camera.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8040-006.jpg
5 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

You'll fill up its 16GB of storage fast. Luckily, you can add a 128GB microSD card for all those extra photos and videos.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8023-003.jpg
6 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

The comparatively smaller display and the plastic backing make the Moto G4 Play light and incredibly comfortable to hold.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8048-007.jpg
7 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

One of its tradeoffs is the lack of a fingerprint sensor -- the Moto G4 Plus has one, though.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8015-002.jpg
8 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

Unfortunately, you can't use Motorola's Moto Maker website to customize the G4 Play. But you can pick the color: black or white.

motorola-moto-g4-play-8141-015.jpg
9 of 9 Josh Miller/CNET

There is a lot to like about the Motorola Moto G4 Play, especially its price. But for a little more money, the Moto G4 gives you even better features.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

43 Photos
59 Weird Objects Seen on Mars, Explained

More Galleries

59 Weird Objects Seen on Mars, Explained

62 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

82 Photos
2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Is a Proper Land Yacht

More Galleries

2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Is a Proper Land Yacht

46 Photos
2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Is a Fresh Take on Vintage Looks

More Galleries

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Is a Fresh Take on Vintage Looks

16 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos