After being released internationally, Motorola and Lenovo have brought a third Moto G4 variant to the United States, the Moto G4 Play. This new mid-range Android device shaves a bit of the cost off of the well-received Moto G4, but it’s still a solid option. Let’s take a closer look.
On the outside, the Moto G4 Play shares a similar design to that other the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. This device is much smaller though with only a 5″ display up front instead of a 5.5″ panel. That display is also now only 720p instead of 1080p. The smaller size should make up for the lack of resolution though.
Under the hood the Moto G4 Play packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. You’ll also get 8MP/5MP cameras, a front facing speaker, and a 2,800 mAh battery.
As for availability, the Moto G4 Play will be sold unlocked for just $149. For that you’ll also have full compatibility with all major US carriers, both GSM and CDMA. If you need to save a bit of extra cash, you can also pick up the Prime Exclusive variant for just $99 unlocked. Verizon also plans to carry the device in its pre-paid lineup. Pre-orders kick off today with the device being available starting September 15th.