Starting today, Motorola US is officially taking pre-orders for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, which will be released on July 12. Customers will find the two new Moto handsets in various places, including at Motorola.com, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Walmart. Republic Wireless will also sell the devices, but only starting July 28. If you pre-order or purchase any of the two handsets from Best Buy (from now until July 30), you’ll receive a $50 gift card.
The Moto G4 costs $199.99 (16 GB version), or $229.99 (32 GB version). As expected, the Moto G4 Plus is a bit more expensive: $249.99 (16 GB model), or $299 (64 GB model). We have to note that the Moto G4 Plus 64 GB is the only one that offers 4 GB of RAM, the other three handsets coming with just 2 GB.
Both the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are offered unlocked, and will work on all major US carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. You can customize the phones via Moto Maker, being able to choose between a variety of front, rear, and accent colors – check out all the options at Motorola’s website (see the source links at the end of this article).
The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus run near stock Android Marshmallow, and have many common features, including 5.5-inch 1080p displays, Snapdragon 617 processors, and 3000 mAh batteries. But the Moto G4 Plus offers things that the regular G4 doesn’t: a fingerprint scanner, and a better 16 MP rear camera. For more details on the two handsets, check out our Moto G4 Plus vs. Moto G4 vs. Moto G4 Play comparison.