Australian Review: Motorola Moto G4 Plus – Bigger ain’t always better

One omission worth mentioning is the lack of NFC. This won't matter to everyone, but it does mean you can't use the Moto G4 Plus for services such as Android Pay.

In terms of battery life, you can expect the Moto G4 Plus to comfortably last the day.

The Moto G4 Plus offers one of the better cameras I've seen on a budget smartphone. For the most part, the Moto G4 Plus' camera is quick to open, fast to focus, and reliable. Colours can be a little washed out, you'll see some blowout, and auto-focus might miss the odd shot (especially if your subject is moving fast), but all in all, the Moto G4 Plus does better than you'd expect for an affordable smartphone. Even shots taken in lowlight were surprisingly usable.

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The Moto G4 Plus isn't quite as easy to recommend as last year's third generation Moto G, but it's nonetheless a fantastic bang-for-buck smartphone. The screen is lovely, the camera is much better than expected, and stock Android is always welcome. On the other hand, the design is uninspired, and you've got quirks like a front-facing fingerprint reader that doesn't also work as a home button. The jump to a 5.5-inch display will win some over, but will be a deal breaker for others. That being said, if you want a big Android smartphone on the cheap, the Moto G4 Plus is a compelling option.  

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