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Reviewed by Max Parker

13 June 2016

Moto G4 2016

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Easily the best budget Android phone you can buy right now

Key features:
  • 5.5-inch, 1080p display
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 16GB storage (plus micro SD slot)

The budget Android king is back, and better than ever. The Moto G4 2016 is the phone to pick right now if you're looking to save a few pennies. The 5.5-inch, 1080p display is a little on the large side but it looks great from all angles and makes this is great media machine. Stock Android 6.0.1 is the software of choice with a mild smattering of handy Motorola tweaks and you'll likely see a quick update to Android N when it launches later in the year. Power comes from the the very capable Snapdragon 617 CPU and 2GB RAM, which easily handles day-to-day tasks and doesn't grind to a halt when you boot up some intensive games.

The design can't match the pricier handsets, but it's well built and durable. It lacks the IP7X rating from the previous model, but it'll still withstand getting caught in the rain. On the back there's a very capable 13MP camera, with 1080p video recording that far outweighs its tiny price-tag.

There's very little to dislike about the new Moto G, if we're being honest. It might be quite big, and it lacks NFC for Android Pay but it's the very best budget phone around right now.

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £159 | Amazon.com from $199

At time of review the Moto G4 2016 was available for £169.

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