For its low price, it has a great build quality, camera and durability. I have had the phone for about a year, and it's been working nicely for the whole time. While the forward facing camera is very good, the backwards facing camera is not as good in my experience.
Fast and good battery life, camera could use an upgrade for night shots.
Had my phone probably about 12-18 months and still using it. I haven't had any issues with the phone my only gripe would be the camera is not fantastic and is pretty bad a night but its probably fair value for the price I paid for it.
I spent a lot of time looking for a mid range water proof phone with a decent battery.
- battery last 2-3 days on 30% brightness (which i normal have it on), charges pretty quick too
- is water proof to the degree you can place it in a bowl of water for a few seconds and pull it out again, although this is ...
its good and unlock phone
I bought it at Harvey Norman when it was on a special price $219, till now everything working good, nothing can complain about it. also, it come with 16gb memory. haven't had the issue with install any app. the camera work well. the screen size is perfect for my hand not too big to handle.
Perfect at low price
For the price you pay, this is an excellent little phone that managers to get the job done. The inbuilt music player isn't perfect, and the phone can run a little slower than others, but in terms of low budget units, this is definitely one to consider. Four out of five!
Good entry smartphone
This was my first smart phone and even though it took me a while to find out where things are it wasn't too complicated to use. The camera takes good photos. The texts are easy to read as the phone has a largish screen. There is a good microphone to make the sound louder on calls. It does all that I want and it wasn't too expensive.
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The best budget smart phone
Yes, the G4 is a nice phone (if yours isn't defective), but just checking other reviews here and elsewhere online, it's clear to me that the G4 has a laundry list of minor issues, while the G5 is a much more stable device. Will those minor issues add up and make the phone less pleasurable for you? That seems to be a random chance, folks. However, if everything does work perfectly all the time, I have to say it's an amazingly nice phone for the price. There was nothing else about it that I didn't like. The screen is nice, the phone is pretty zip...py, the body is lightweight, the Android experience is excellent (it comes with Marshmallow but will upgrade to Nougat immediately) and like all the Moto G and Z phones, it offers a truly stock Android experience-- Something Sony, Samsung, ASUS, LG, and many others do not offer.
Excellent budget beastie
Got this smartphone for my mother who isn't that great with technology and she absolutely loves it. Very fast little unit and obviously easy to use, camera takes high quality photos. Perfect size for those that don't have large hands.
Motorola continue the trend of having very little bloatware and what comes pre installed is actually very useful.
A great performer and cannot be beaten at its price point.
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Perfect for me
I decided to buy the Moto G4 Play because my daughter has the Moto G4 Plus and she is very happy with it. Since I don't need all that fancy stuff that the kids have nowadays I chose the less expensive Moto G4 Play. It does everything I need (mainly making phone calls and texting), battery life is a lot longer than my (higher priced) old phone, it's easy to use, fast and it's not too big (I am from the old Nokia generation...). Why pay more..?
Great phone, easy to use!
I bought this phone as a replacement to my HTC which died of old age. I am not very well versed with technology via a mobile phone, but this phone has been great. There are different colours for each person that messages, the font is set to large which is easy for me to see, I can even do my banking from it! This phone is so easy to use, as a man from an older generation, I am very happy to use it.
Excellent phone with great price
Bought this phone because I broke my samsung S4. It's been great so far, even comparable with higher price phone. Easy to setup, come with great android apps. The best thing is the battery last a lot longer than any other phone, I can go without charging for 2 days
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Great phone for the price. Fast and reliable.
Very happy with the Moto G4 play. It does everything I need it to and more. The battery easily lasts a whole day with lots of use. This phone is fast and reliable. If you don't need to run games which require a higher processor power, this phone is perfect.
I had to replace my IPhone 5S overnight. I don't use social media so didn't want the expense of a new IPhone at $600 minimum. Many of the IPhone features are wasted on me, so a basic smartphone was quite adequate. I'm also more comfortable with a PC type operating system so was happy to go Android. I like the ability to connect to a PC and also the benefits of the SD card for greater memory. Harvey Norman had the phone on special at $187, so a bargain. I'm very happy with the phone. It does all that I need and the battery life is much better ...than the old IPhone. In some aspects the Android system is not as slick as Apple but is still good. Its good to have a phone where the battery is easily replaceable. I think the IPhone concept is not good, where even a simple repair needs a technician. I read a recent review stating that the IPhone and Android systems are now very similar and I agree. The changeover was quite easy. The ICloud facility meant that all Contacts transported in a flash. Probably users who require more features would be better to move up to a Plus or G5 version, but the Play does all that I need. At this stage I would certainly recommend the phone.
Great smart phone for the price.
Easy to use and set up, good size and great camera for pic quality. The phone is a fantastic buy and has so much more memory than many other smartphones in this kind of price range. The accessories ie (phone covers/chargers ect) are easy to find online and inexpensive. The battery life is also very good in the past general use of other phones I was recharging 3 times a day this phone charge it at night then lasts all day easily. I'd recommend this phone to anyone that wants an easy to use smartphone that has enough memory to download and use plenty of apps at the same time and likes to take photos of a good quality.
It was a pretty good mid range phone
I have been using it for a while now and its good enough for most of the apps and its not that slow. This is a great phone with great features, great battery life, fast processor, Dual sim, great display, slim, replaceable battery. The only complain i have is that the battery life has dropped significantly.
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Best Low Cost Quality Smart Phone I've ever had
I've been looking for a quality outright Brand name smart phone for a while now and finally found one. The Moto G4 Play. I've had expensive smart phones in the past with all the bells and whistles but in all reality you never use all the features. This is a great phone, has some good features, great battery life, fast processor, Dual sim, great display, slim, replaceable battery (unlike most phones these days). I've had cheap brands before but you can never get updates or new batteries for them. This being Motorola means that it will rece...ive the next version of Android and if the battery fails can easily be replaced. If I break the screen its basically a throw away device at $180 unlike a $800 phone where you are likely to pay to get it repaired and find it will never be the same again.
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