UPDATE: Announcing the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus!

UPDATE:

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are here! Along with our  full phone lineup, read through the features of these two new awesome budget friendly phones below.


Already, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus are being called “the best budget smartphones available.”

Both versions come with all the latest and greatest smartphone features, but at a price that won’t break the bank. The Moto G4 starts at just $199, while the Moto G4 Plus comes in at $299.

With two Moto G models on the way, which one is the best for you?

Let’s take a look at a side-by-side comparison:

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Moto G4:

  • 5.5″ Full HD display
  • 13MP Camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • Charge fast with TurboPower™ (up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes)
  • 16 or 32GB storage with expandable memory up to 128GB
  • Starting at $199

Moto G4 Plus:

  • 5.5″ Full HD display
  • 16 MP camera with Dual Auto Focus for great photos in any light
  • 4GB RAM
  • Fingerprint reader for quick security
  • 64GB storage w/ expandable memory up to 128GB
  • $299

You can’t really go wrong with either choice, but if you want a little extra kick to your smartphone, the Moto G4 Plus may be for you. Both phones come with an excellent, 5.5” full 1080p HD screen. This is great for using your phone outdoors, or in a space with bright lights. Your screen won’t be too hard to see.

Both phones have a 3,000mAh battery, which should give you about 13 hours of all day usage. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are also TurboPower™ ready, which means you can get up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes of quick charge.

Both phones also rock an octa-core 1.5GHz processor, so their day-to-day performance is the same. Where things start differing a bit is in the RAM. The Moto G4 comes with 2GB of RAM, while the Moto G4 Plus comes with 4GB. Both options are snappy and fast, but if you’re the type who likes to keep multiple apps open at the same time for heavy-duty multi-tasking, the Moto G4 Plus with 4GB RAM may work better for you.

The Moto G4 Plus also has the added security of a fingerprint sensor. Personally, we LOVE this feature the most. The sensor is on the bottom bezel of the Moto G4 Plus and makes it that much easier to get in and out of your phone when you need to. It may save you mere microseconds, but those add up over the life of your phone!

And of course, our Moto phones come enabled with Bonded Calling™, which is able to utilize the best of each of your phone’s networks (3G, 4G LTE, WiFi) together for an incredible call quality experience. By using the best of each, we’re actually able to fill any any gaps in coverage and catch dropped calls before they happen.

So, which Moto G is for you? You’ve got until July 28th to decide – the day when our entire new lineup of smartphones go on sale. Be sure you’ve signed up to be notified of first availability. You don’t want to miss this!

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47 thoughts on “UPDATE: Announcing the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus!”

    1. Hi Ron! We don’t have a trade in program or credit offer at this time. However, some of our members have had success with selling their phones on a third party website.

  1. I wish you would let us keep the 1.0 plans! I’m never going to get a new phone (even though I want one) because I can’t part with my 1.0 plan.

    1. Apparently RW will keep the 1.0 plan as long as you will get a compatible phone (moto X, G or E). You can even (supposedly) go to 2.0 and revert back to 1.0 if you did not like it, but can only do it once in the life of your subscription, if you go 2.0 a second time then you can’t revert back to 1.0. I got those info in an email a month or 2 ago.

  2. Also, everywhere I see the G4 Moto Plus it mentions 2 GB RAM not 4 GB RAM. Is it a typo or is this special to Republic.

    1. Like most of the 3.0 phones RW has announced, the G4s can accommodate both CDMA and GSM carriers. Only the latter will be available with 3.0 at the start, however.

      1. When will G4s be available with CDMA on RW 3.0? GSM in my area isn’t as good, so I’d like to stay with CDMA.

          1. Is RW’s CDMA vs GSM being controlled by the SIM card, since the phone is inherently compatible with CDMA and GSM both?
            Ultimately, can I purchase the phone off of Moto Maker and purchase a SIM card from RW (if/when CDMA is offered) and have it work?

  3. Can we purchase the phone off of MotoMaker instead, with a Sprint SIM card, and bring it to RW on July 28th?

    1. I’m also interested in this answer. As long as we get the 64gb/ 4gb model off of moto maker, can we bring it RW?

    2. Not for Sprint. They will most likely have to be the T-Mobile version. The 3.0 plans are GSM only.

      1. Which phones can I buy if I want to keep my 2.0 plan. I was hoping to buy the G4 plus but not if I lose my plan.

  4. I wish the new phones would have come out sooner. I had to give up waiting last month and go with someone else. After the Marshmallow upgrade, my phone would cutout during voice conversations, I would always end up talking over people. There was also a nasty delay in typing that was extremely frustrating

    1. Technically will be august. Phones go on sale July 28th, but then you have to wait fr the phones to arrive. so August!

  5. I clicked the link at the bottom of this post to be notified of first availability. Next page, I’m asked what phone I’m most interested in. I clicked the basic Moto G4. Next page, I’m asked which color I prefer for my “Moto Pure Edition.” Isn’t that a different phone, the one that’s a Google product?

  6. Will I be able to bring my own phone before the 28th, if it is the Galaxy S6? You guys should have just said August when everything was coming out if it means waiting until the end of July for the new phones and 3.0.

    1. In other words, will the SIM card needed for bring your own phone be coming out before the 28th or will we need to wait until then?

      1. I don’t think they support BYOD quite yet, but I think it’s planned.

        update: saw a rumor that if you buy a phone that matches the ones they sell, it might work. Not sure about the S6 though, my guess is it’s not supported “yet” but maybe in the future or somefing, best keep asking 🙂

  7. Can I purchase a moto g 4th gen from amazon and be able to use it with RW plans? Do I have to purchase a sim card?

    1. I saw elsewhere than you can indeed buy the Moto G4 from Amazon and use it on Republic. You will just need to get a Republic SIM card. You should buy soon to get the extra $25 promo discount on the Moto G (4th gen).

  8. i’m eagerly waiting for the new phones because I dropped my MotoX and the screen broke and is now taped together. this time I will buy a super protective shell!

    1. it’s the or something that bothers me. HEY REPUBLIC how much is a sim card with shipping???
      Is it going to be like ebay .99 to buy but $19.99 to ship????

  9. I gave up hoping for a direct answer to my CDMA questions and bought a Moto G3. Keeps me on CDMA towers and it’s a cheaper plan for me since I only have Wifi data. So far, it’s been a great upgrade from my Moto E (1st gen).

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