Moto G4 And Moto G4 Plus Review: Quality, Budget Android Handsets

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Moto G4: Basemark X, GFXBench & 3DMark

Next up, we have GFXBench, which has been one of our standard mobile graphics performance benchmarks for quite a while now. In order to ensure V-sync and resolution are not limiting factors, we are comparing Offscreen test results here.

3D Graphics Benchmarks: 3DMark, Basemark X & GFX Bench
Pushing The Pixels

We also ran with Futuremark's 3DMark benchmark, which has been a staple 3D graphics benchmark at HotHardware across all mobile and desktop platforms for many years. In this case we were running 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, which is targeted for mobile devices and also runs at 720p in offscreen mode, so as to take display resolution out of the equation. We also tossed Basemark X into the mix, which is another cross-platform graphics benchmark.

moto g4 gfxbench trex

moto g4 ice storm score


moto g4 basemark x

Well, that is not pretty, is it? Like we stated previously, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and Adreno 405 inside simply do not place any emphasis on gaming. Fortunately, 3D performance seems to have little bearing on the rest of the phone's usage. 

It is also worth noting that having 4GB of RAM onboard the Moto G4 Plus has made little-to-no difference over the 2GB of RAM found in the regular Moto G4 in standalone benchmarks. If you do not absolutely need onboard storage, you may be just as well suited by the cheaper 2GB Moto G4 Plus with 16GB of flash and swapping in a MicroSD card as needed.

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