1. itslikeimsayin's Avatar
    Hello: I'm not here to bash the Moto G Plus at all, even though this post could be perceived that way. I already have a Moto X Pure Edition and am in need of a new phone for another family member. I want to spend around $300, and am leaning toward another Moto X Pure Edition, but also considering going a year newer with the Moto G Plus. If I get the Moto X, I'd probably just get the 16 GB and add an SD card, like I have in mine. If I go for the G Plus, I'd probably splurge on the $300 64 GB version.

    So here's my question: Spec-wise, other than the increased storage and being one year life cycle newer, I see no compelling reason to choose the G Plus over the X Pure: Slower processor, less RAM, lower megapixel camera, lower quality display, etc. (I know it's lighter and slightly smaller.) But am I overlooking something? Can anyone make a case for why I should do the G Plus? Thanks.
    07-09-2016 02:29 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What screen size is better for their needs?

    Do they want a fingerprint sensor or not?

    Do they prefer dual front facing speakers or not?
    07-09-2016 02:52 AM
  3. itslikeimsayin's Avatar
    What screen size is better for their needs?

    Do they want a fingerprint sensor or not?

    Do they prefer dual front facing speakers or not?
    Screen sizes are nearly the same, really don't see the .2 inch making much of a difference.

    Fingerprint sensor would be a nice addition, but not entirely necessary.

    Only the X has the dual front-facing speakers, so that supports my original point.

    Some additional factors to consider: One benefit that hit me is that the G Plus is likely to receive system updates longer than the X Pure Edition will. I also believe the 64 GB variant of the G Plus includes 4 GB of RAM, so in that regard it actually beats the X Pure Edition spec. Finally, Best Buy has a deal for a $50 gift card with a pre-order of the G Plus, which is enticing. It would also be kind of cool to, for once, have a brand new model phone on its release date.

    Anybody else have any thoughts? I'm still waffling back and forth.
    07-09-2016 04:39 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Because of bezels, the fourth gen Moto G and Moto X Pure Edition are essentially the same size. Screen size is irrelevant.

    On OS updates, I would say there are no guarantees.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
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    07-09-2016 09:34 AM
  5. Eniola Folorunso's Avatar
    Because of bezels, the fourth gen Moto G and Moto X Pure Edition are essentially the same size. Screen size is irrelevant.

    On OS updates, I would say there are no guarantees.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    I would say the G Plus. Battery life would be way better with a lower resolution screen and a lower grade processor. Motorola is promising updates to N and O on the G Plus also, but I think that would be the 4GB ram version.
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    07-10-2016 07:35 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    I would say the G Plus. Battery life would be way better with a lower resolution screen and a lower grade processor. Motorola is promising updates to N and O on the G Plus also, but I think that would be the 4GB ram version.
    Got a link to where they promise updates?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    07-10-2016 08:16 PM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    Got a link to where they promise updates?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    On the Moto India page

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/com...f=search_posts
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    07-10-2016 08:29 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    Thanks.

    I see it on the splash page over at Amazon India but not on the actual product pages on Motorola India.

    http://www.amazon.in/moto-g4-plus/b?...drocentr0aa-21

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    07-10-2016 10:17 PM
  9. itslikeimsayin's Avatar
    I decided on the G Plus and it's scheduled to arrive on Friday!
    07-10-2016 11:39 PM
  10. Clocks's Avatar
    I just noticed the g4 plus is the same footprint as the note 4. That's huge!
    07-11-2016 08:05 PM
  11. TeeJayDJ's Avatar
    I own a MXP and I broke it so I had a G4 Plus 4GB XT-1466 overnighted and I plan to send my MXP back to Moto for repairs.

    The MXP is a solid phone almost double the weight and screen is much better quality. The only game I have been playing lately is MKX and it's FC'n on the G4. I have noticed and I believe Qualcomm really did improve data speeds over LTE.
    08-16-2016 02:15 AM
  12. sulla1965's Avatar
    I just noticed the g4 plus is the same footprint as the note 4. That's huge!
    But that doesn't mean much. The nexus 5x was the same height as the note 5, but was much easier to use one handed. and was still more pocket friendly.
    08-27-2016 02:28 PM
  13. sulla1965's Avatar
    I now own the g4 plus and I had the moto x pure which I gave to my mom. The moto x has a better design and build quality. Slightly larger screen and much better sound. .Also has ambient light sensor that lets you wave screen to see time and notifications. But Moto g4 is newer and cheaper with a very responsive fingerprint scanner.
    08-27-2016 02:32 PM
  14. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I was deciding between these two devices yesterday when I was trying to find a suitable replacement for my now recalled Note 7. I chose the G4. It was slightly cheaper and I wanted the fingerprint scanner. No NFC which means no mobile payments. But Android Pay doesn't support Chase Mobile anyway so no difference to me there. So far it is a solid smartphone.
    09-03-2016 06:45 AM
  15. RoccoH's Avatar
    Slightly cheaper?!?!? you can have three (3!!) G4's for the price of one Note 7!
    09-07-2016 02:27 AM
  16. mhettrich's Avatar
    I think he meant slightly cheaper when compared to the MXP.
    09-07-2016 09:18 AM
  17. mhettrich's Avatar
    I was deciding between these two devices yesterday when I was trying to find a suitable replacement for my now recalled Note 7. I chose the G4. It was slightly cheaper and I wanted the fingerprint scanner. No NFC which means no mobile payments. But Android Pay doesn't support Chase Mobile anyway so no difference to me there. So far it is a solid smartphone.
    You spoke too soon haha

    http://www.droid-life.com/2016/09/07...ay-chase-bank/
    09-07-2016 09:21 AM
  18. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Ugh.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    09-07-2016 09:24 AM

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