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Motorola has recently launched a new smartphone i.e., the Moto G4 Plus priced at Rs 14,999. The device comes with 5.5-inch IPS display with 401 PPI and 1920 x 1080p as its resolution. It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa Core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The device is available in two variants of RAM and storage, i.e., 2 GB with 16 GB storage and 3 GB with 32 GB internal storage. The battery on the device is 3000 mAh Li-Poly battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device comes with 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP front selfie shooter and records HD videos @ 30 frames per second. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type 2.0, GPS are the connectivity features available on this device. If you are purchasing the device then here are tips & tricks of the same that can help you in understanding of your smartphone with ease.

You can also check the Tips of the other Motorola devices which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.

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    How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    SIM card insertion is the very first thing that any user does when any user purchases a new device. To insert the SIM card on your device, open the back panel and place the SIM card on the respective ports as per the marked direction. Now reboot your smartphone, SIM card will be successfully activated on your device and will be ready for use in some time.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card with 4G connectivity. It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    Sharing of the data network can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share the internet on your device, open the Settings and tap on more in wireless & networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot. Further, toggle the portable WI-Fi hotspot to enable the option and the tethering mode is activated on your device.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Motorola Moto G4 Plus?

    To capture a screenshot on your device, you need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture screenshot on your device. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on app on your smartphone. For a quick access you need can open the screenshot from the notification panel immediately after the capture.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on your device, to check for Android Updates on your smartphone, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on System Updates, the device checks for updates and if there is no new update, Your device’s software is p to date is displayed on your screen.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown Sources options on your device. To enable this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Security, in the new window, tap on the Unknown sources option and click on the Ok button to enable it. Now you can install any number of apps with an external apk without interruption. Before you install the app on your device, make sure the app must not harm the system or the OS.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    The device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. To customize the quick settings on your device, you need to enable the system UI Tuner on your device.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Motorola Moto G4 Plus?

    Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life of your device during the low battery conditions. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on battery. Further, click on the three-dotted button and tap on battery saver and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Battery saver can be automatically activated if the Turn on automatically option will be set to 5% battery or 15 % battery.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Acceleration, Game Rotation Vector, Geomagnetic rotation vector, Gravity, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Linear Acceleration, proximity, step counter and step detector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    No, there are no LED notification lights available on your device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Motorola Moto G4 Plus?

    Screen pinning features is used to pin any of the application on your home screen. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on security. In the new window, head over to the advanced section and tap on screen pinning. Further, toggle the off button to enable it. Now open the recent or the overview window and tap on the pin icon for the app that you want to pin on your home screen.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with basic tools, Motorola’s assistant, Moto and all the Google related apps are the few of the applications that comes pre-installed on it.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    No, there is no such option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device.

    What are the bloatware applications on the device?

    There are no bloatware applications available on your device.

    How much the internal storage on the Motorola Moto G4 Plus?

    The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage, and around 25.38 GB of free space is available for the end user and rest of the space is occupied by pre-installed apps and OS.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support the USB OTG drive on it and helps in easy transfer of data from the device to drive and vice-versa.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 3 GB of RAM, and around 1.7 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    What is the SAR value of the device?

    The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the smartphone is 1.086 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 1.48 W/Kg. The SAR value of the device can be calculated by typing the code *#07# on your keypad.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools available on the Google Play Store and here are respective scores of the same.
    Antutu benchmark score: 46531
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1468
    Vellamo Metal score: 1384
    Chrome Browser Score: 2757
    Geekbench Single-core score: 719
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 3055
    Quadrant Standard score: 25044

    Will the Motorola Moto G4 Plus get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The device itself comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. You can also check the list of the devices with Android Marshmallow out of the box which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.

    How to Add fingerprint on your smartphone?

    To add fingerprint on your device, open the Settings and tap on security. In the new window, tap on Fingerprint and click on continue. Further, you need to enter the pin or the password which you have already set on your device. Now place your hand on the fingerprint sensor and add the impression by periodically placing the hand on a sensor. Once the Fingerprint is added, a success message is displayed with two options, “Add Another” and “Done” button. You can tap on Add Another button to add a new fingerprint, and you need to tap on done button if you are done with adding the fingerprint. Now you can device is secured with the fingerprint sensor.

    What are the smart gestures available on the device?

    The device comes with smart gesture options in the Moto application available on your device. The Action gestures include Chop twice for a flashlight, Flip for Do Not Disturb, Pick Up to stop ringing and Twist for quick camera launch. To use these options on your device, open the Moto application and tap on the action. In the new window, you will find all the options, now click on each of the options and toggle the off button to enable them on your device.

    These are the general questions that any users search for when they purchase a new device. If you using still have any query related to the smartphone then you can pass your message on PhoneRadar forum or you can tweet us @PhoneRadarBlog.

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