Motorola Moto G5 vs. Moto G4: …What’s So, New?

06 March, 2017 | Nyakundi
Motorola Moto G5 vs. Moto G4: …What’s So, New?

Motorola is one of the best companies for producing cheap, stable, and durable phones. So the next flagships for Motorola’s Moto G4 and Moto G4plus were officially released this year: the new Moto G5 and Moto G5 plus. Lately, the company has been aloof when trying to catch up with the steep competition of smartphone makers. The result has been the production of a very great device that will surely play much higher than its predecessor. If you found the Moto G4 great, there is no doubt you will find the Moto G5 irresistible. In review, we will contrast Moto G5 vs. Moto G4 and help you decide if you may need to upgrade or just retain your phone.

Physical outlook of Moto G4 and G5

When analyzing the physical design of the Moto G5 and G4, it is clear that nothing much has changed. To begin with, the new Moto G5 comes in either a pure gold or a lunar grayish color, much like the Moto G4. Also, they are both equally slim and light. However, the Moto G5 has a slightly shorter screen than Moto G4 since G5 has a 5.0-inch screen down from the bigger 5.5-inch screen that Moto G4 had.

Moto G4

Storage & software support

The Moto G4 ran on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow whereas Moto G5 now runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. As such the latter version is able to run most of the modern Android applications. However, this really makes no much difference as Moto G4’s OS can be upgraded as well. G4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor while the Moto g5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. This obviously creates a slight margin of the processing capability and software support as Moto G5 will support more applications than G4. In addition, G5 is able to support up to 4GB of RAM while G4 could only support up to 2GB RAM. Even so, G5 has other options for 2GB and 3GB RAM all varying in price. When considering the ROM, both phones have an equal capability of either 16 GB or 32GB internal storage. In addition, both phones support Micro SD extensibility up to 128GB.

Other features of Moto G4 and G5

Biometric identification: the biometric (fingerprint reader) was earlier on included only in the Moto G4 plus (not in Moto G4). However, with the popularity of phones with this feature, Motorola has now incorporated this feature even in the cheaper priced Moto G5. Battery: the good old G4 had a charge capacity of 3000mAh while the newly released Moto G5 has a charge capacity of 2800mAh. Now, obviously, one will expect the former version to last longer after being charged than the newer version. Camera: when it gets to the camera, there seems to be no much change on this feature. Both the two gadgets have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

…So, what has changed in Moto G5 vs. Moto G4?

  1. The screen size has reduced from the 5.5’ screen in Moto G4 to a 5.0’ display in Moto G5.
  2. The RAM size and the processor speed has increased from the older 2GB RAM and a 1.3GHz to the new 2/3/4GB RAM with a 2.3GHz speed.
  3. Biometric identification which was not initially in Moto G4 found its way in Moto G5.
  4. The battery charge capacity has reduced from the former 3000mAh to 2800mAh.

…and what has been retained of Moto G4?

  1. The camera quality has been retained. Both phones still have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
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