Moto X4 Review: Over the years, Moto Smartphones have been a dependable workhorse, even before Lenovo took over the brand’s reins. In recent years, Motorola Smartphones had a quite success with the G series, while its Z series phones have been popular in the mid-range and high-end markets. Now, the company revealed its X series with new Moto X4. As the price-wise, Moto X4 slots between the G5S Plus and Z2 Play. The Moto X4 has the best chipset of the bunch, and Snapdragon 630 will give the edge in graphics with the additional features like Wi-Fi ac. Check below for detailed Moto Moto X4 Review, Ratings, Price, Specifications, Features & More.
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Moto X4 Design and Screen
On the first appearance, Moto X4 looks very small. With the size of 148.4mm*73.4 mm, it is smaller when compared with Moto G5. But, Moto X4 weights 20g heavier than the Moto G5 with 163g. Alongside its metal frame, the back side of the Moto X4 is made of glass, and it will add weight to the phone. While holding the mobile in hand, the curved edges will make you feel great. Moto X4’s rear glass is purely an aesthetic choice. The front and rear glass surfaces are joined with the small antenna on the top of the mobile. Moto X4 comes with both water and dust-resistant. There is only one speaker in this mobile, and you don’t have to worry about covering os speaker while watching the videos or playing games in landscape view. The Physical buttons are located on the right side of the phone, and they are nice and clicky. Underneath the screen, you will find the fingerprint sensor, and it performs very well.
When comes to screen, the company has gone back to the earlier Moto X models. Even users with the large fingers will find difficult to stretch their thumb from the fingerprint sensor to the top corner of the display. But you can use Moto X4 in the single hand to type messages or scrolling through the display. The company has gone for LCD panel rather than AMOLED, which makes disappointment in some users. Unlike other Moto Phones, there is no black border in Moto X4. Overall, the screen of Moto X4 is crisp and pleasant-looking one.
Moto X4 Software
The software of Motorola has always been excellent, and it also comes good in Moto X4. Just like Google Pixel Phones, you will get the same swipe-up system to access the app tray, a default Google Search Bar at the center of the home screen and Google Assistant beneath the virtual home button. Swiping left side will take you to access Google Now, and the standard card-based multitasking will help you to run two apps side by side. Outlook is the default mail app in Moto X4, and everyone knows Outlook is an excellent tool for productivity. For Moto X4, the company has adopted the feature of Amazon Alexa. But it tucked away behind the Moto’s Alexa App. Company’s won Moto Voice provides a third voice assistant, and it is limited to provide information about the Moto X4 itself. In addition to this features, you can perform various gestures like a double karate chop motion for a torch and a double twist for the camera.
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Moto X4 Camera
The Moto X4 features dual-lens system, which many manufacturers used for their flagship phones. Unlike other manufacturers, Motorola has done something different to the dual-lens system. Usually, other manufacturers adopt dual lens system by pairing a normal lens and telephoto lens. But, here, the main 12-megapixel f/2.0 lens is paired with the 8-megapixel, 120-degree wide-angle sensor. Hence you can grab the sprawling landscape images without using Panorama Mode. The two camera will let you use enhanced bokeh effect. You can also use the manual slider to adjust the strength of the effect. The bokeh effects produce some artificial artifacts, which let to feel that the camera glass is not clean. The camera is capable of taking a detailed picture even in lit situations. The camera app may look slow to focus, and it results in blurry snaps. Apart from that, the images captured on the Moto X4 looks good. Motorola Company has also packaged the Moto X4 with a group of seemingly smart features, but they are half-baked at best. Especially the landmark-recognition feature, which is supposed to let you gain information on whatever landmark you are aiming. But it fails miserably. When comes to the front camera, 16-megapixel camera is capable of capturing the decent amount of information.
Moto X4 Battery Life
The Moto X4 comes with the battery life of 3000 mAh, and it is enough for mid-range smartphones. It can last a day of solid use with plenty to spare. The Turbocharging will come handy while charging the mobile. With that, you can get six hours of power in just 15 minutes.
Moto X4 Specs
|Operating system||Android 7.1, Nougat|
|SIM card||Single Nano SIM|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Connectivity||USB Type-CTM Port, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Colors||Super Black, Sterling Blue|
|Location Services||GPS, GLONASS|
Moto X4 Price in India
|Moto X4 (Sterling Blue, 64 GB, 6 GB Ram)||INR 24,999.00|
|Moto X4 (Super Black, 64 GB, 6 GB Ram)||INR 24,999.00|
|Moto X4 (Super Black, 64 GB, 4 GB Ram)||INR 20,999.00|
|Moto X4 (Sterling Blue, 64 GB, 4 GB Ram)||INR 20,999.00|
|Moto X4 (Super Black, 32 GB, 6 GB Ram)||INR 18,999.00|
Moto X4 Review Verdict
Overall, Moto X4 is a compact, stylish smartphone at a price which is temptingly short of the current flagship crop. Nevertheless, several rough edges have us questioning its position in Motorola’s increasingly packed range.