Motorola Moto X4
Hello, Folks! Today I’m going to check out the Moto X4 Price and do a full specifications review. So, X4 is a premium smartphone in the sub 25,000rs price in India or 350 dollars in the USA and offers great looks, design and hardware also pretty good. So, in this review, we’ll analyse how good the phone for the pricing
Design & Build: –
The Moto X4 is one of the good-looking smartphone out there, made of glass and it has a metal chassis. The front and back panel are made of glass and it feels really smooth and looks premium in terms of build quality. Both the glass rear panel as well as the front panel are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and you will also see the Dual Cameras unit has pretty good. The overall mechanism the dual cameras and overall arrangement of the cameras also looks great.
You have Power and volume keys on the right side and the bottom side you have Type-C Port and 3.5mm Headphone jack. On the top side, you have Hybrid SIM card tray and on the front panel you have an earpiece, Moto Logo, 16-megapixel front camera, LED flash, 5.2-inch IPS display and on-screen navigation button. You can also use the fingerprint scanner as the navigation button using the Moto app.
The Moto X4 has a 5.2-inch LTPS IPS Full HD display with 424 PPI pixel density. There is also 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The display quality is very good. The colours are punchy, the images are very sharp and the viewing angles are very good. The brightness is also very good and the sunlight legibility is great. So, overall display quality feels superior and for this price segment, this is the best display.
This is one of the important aspects, the Moto X4 has a Dual Camera setup on the rear panel. It has a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and the secondary is an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture lens with Dual LED two-tone flash. On the front panel, you have a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash.
Now, the camera interface is typical Moto interface, you get to see additional options like Spot colour, Professional Mode, Depth enabled, Panorama and the regular Photo mode. Video recording is 4K and 1080p at 30 and 60 frames per second.
You can switch between the two in all shooting modes other than depth mode which uses both you can use either lens for Video-2 or you can switch in the middle of recording.
The main sensor is relatively quick to focus on a good light but HDR is slow which introduces shutter lag. This gets progressively worse in low-light. The camera also tends to overexposed scenes and we often needed to intervene manually before taking shots, macros are fairly detailed and colours are well represented. The wide-angle sensor shows you more of any scene but there is no civil battle distortion and this only works well with landscapes. The quality of shots taken with a secondary sensor is noticeably inferior as details are flaky.
Low-light shots are also visibly noisier. Spot colour is a fun mode to play with and manual controls are available too. Depth mode feels clunky to use and doesn’t really work too well on human subjects.
4K videos aren’t too impressive here as there’s no stabilization and there’s lots of annoying quality in low-light. Focusing speeds are also very sluggish even during the day. The camera app also tries to recognize landmarks and objects. It doesn’t work terribly well for landmarks but it does recognize most objects and provides web links for them.
The front camera captures decently detailed selfies but the front LED flash is blinding and messes up the white balance nearly every time.
Processor, Memory & Performance: –
The Moto X4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset which clocked at Octa-Core 2.2GHz processor with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage for the base model. The storage is also expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. It also comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage variant. It has Adreno 508 graphics card.
The Snapdragon 630 is the upgraded version or Snapdragon 625 which found in a Moto G5s Plus. The benchmark scores of the Snapdragon 630 are slightly higher than the Snapdragon 625. The performance wise, the 630 is the really superior, excellent performance on this device. There are no lags, day-to-day performance is very well and the gaming experience is also very good. We can play intensive games in high graphics settings and overall performance is very smooth. We didn’t feel any significant overheating.
The Motorola Moto X4 comes with Stock Android and all the Moto devices running on Stock UI. So, here also get the Stock Android, Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Moto App brings with additional options you can securely log into your Windows PC and Web sites using the Phone’s Fingerprint scanner, the Moto action, this option lets you can take a quick screenshot, One button Nav, Chop twice for a flashlight, Twist for quick capture, Swipe to shrink the screen, Pick up to stop ringing, Flip for Do Not Disturb, Approach for Moto Display and Moto Voice and these are some options. There are also several pre-installed apps that can’t be uninstalled like Linkedin and Outlook.
Moto Actions: –
Moto Actions, let’s you access certain features by performing physical gestures. Moto display shows you information such as the time, notification and battery level when the screen is off. The phone also has its own night-mode which can be scheduled. Moto Voice lets you launch apps and tasks using the keyword show me, this works well even when the screen is off.
Moto Key: –
Moto key is a brand new feature debuting with Moto X4 it lets you securely log into your windows PC and Web sites using the Phone’s fingerprint scanner. It uses Bluetooth to connect between your Phone, PC and a desktop app is also required. Currently, only Internet Explorer and Chrome are supported. Setting it up is a simple process and once done Moto Key will offer a prompt the first time you log into a website. The next time you go to log in, you will simply have to use your fingerprint. In practice, it works well and is a useful feature to have.
The Moto X4 has another interesting feature called Wireless sound system which lets you connect any 4 Bluetooth speakers simultaneously. Once connected you can either have them all playing together or set different ones to act as left and right channels. In the latter mode, you should use the calibration function once to get all the speakers and sync. Otherwise, they would be out of sync and sound terrible.
It has Hybrid SIM card slot and it supports 4G LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The call quality of this device is pretty cool and the speaker performance of the front-firing speakers are really great. The WiFi range is also good.
Biometrics & Protection: –
The Moto X4 also comes with IP68 water and dust resistant coating so that’s something really good. You can use this phone in underwater and it won’t have any issue. The fingerprint scanner is located on the front panel and it does a really good job in unlocking the device. It is really fast and accurate. You can also use the fingerprint scanner as navigation button by configuring from the Moto App.
Moto X4 has a 3000 milliamp-hours battery which will last you an entire day on a one-time charge even with heavy use. We played games, browsing, stream music and use GPS apps and still managed to get a full day of the worth of use. It also comes with a fast charging and it works well too.
Overall, the Moto X4 is definitely a premium design and build, good display, great software and gaming performance, great battery life along with IP68 water and dust resistant capabilities, and also Bluetooth functionality. The X4 does not perform great in Camera. With a starting price of 21,000rs in India or 349 dollars in the USA, the Moto X4 is a good pick if you’re looking for a compact phone that looks good and works well.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Motorola Moto X4
(64, 4GB RAM)
|Motorola Moto X4||Coming Soon||$ 349.99|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano)|
|BODY||Dimensions||148.4 x 73.4 x 8mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||LTPS IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920p 16:9 Ratio
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3
IP68 Water Resistant
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual; (12-MP, f/2.0 + 8-MP, f/2.2), PDAF, Dual LED Two-tone Flash|
|Front||16-MP, f/2.0, 1080p, LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Auto HDR|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1 Nougat upgraded to 8.0 Oreo; Android One|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|CPU||Octa-Core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Internal||32GB, 3GB RAM / 64GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerpirnt, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5 Headphone Jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3000 mAh|