Tell me about the Moto G4 Play in Canada.
Another Moto G4 variant has debuted in Canada, and it’s not the relative spec powerhouse of its Moto G Plus counterpart. The Moto G Play is now available at various Canadian carriers, including Bell, Virgin Mobile, Telus, Koodo, SaskTel, and Wind Mobile, for $ 0 on contract.
Featuring a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 SoC with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage, the Moto G4 Play is a slight improvement over last year’s Moto G3 — at least the one sold in Canada with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage — but it loses a few things in translation, including camera resolution.
The device has a 2,800mAh battery, which is a significant bump over last year, and an 8MP rear shooter with an f/2.2 aperture lens, and a 5MP front-facing camera with the same lens setup. Running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, the phone is relatively snappy, but its Snapdragon 410 chip can’t muster the same responsiveness as the newer S617 chip in the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Indeed, this is the same processor used in last year’s Moto G3.
The Moto G4 Play is available for $ 0 on contract from all carriers, and between $ 199 and $ 249 outright.