When the G 4 Play went on sale for $89.99 at B&H, I think it was a very good deal. When it went up to $99.99 at B&H and stayed that price for a couple of weeks, I think it was still a good deal.
Originally Posted by myun
But at $149.99, if I needed a phone right now, I'd be very tempted to spend the extra $50 to go to a G 4 or a "like new" refurb X Pure for $200, and would probably lean toward a "like new" refurb X Pure.
That being said, my wife is happy with the Moto G 4 Play XT1607 that we got when it was $89.99.
She previously had a Moto G 1st generation, originally purchased from Koodo in Canada.
The Moto G 4 Play XT1607 isn't a huge upgrade from the Moto G 1st gen, with a few of the bigger differences being compatibility with all cell networks, a user removable battery, a microSD card slot, and a bigger screen. One of the biggest advantages of the G 4 Play is band 12 and T-Mobile certification for extended range LTE and VoLTE, since she is using a T-Mobile business plan.
See T-Mobile's 700 MHz A Block Spectrum Extended Range LTE Band 12 VoLTE Compatible Devices at http://www.spectrumgateway.com/compatible-phones .
My wife is a basic smartphone user and plays only basic games on her phone. The battery on her G 4 Play XT1607 lasts over 2 days per charge for her.
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