Motorola used to produce their flagship smartphones as the X series. But they had a two year gap in this particular series and started to produce the G series and Z series. Z series has been the new flagship series of Motorola. But recently they started to re manufacture the X series to fill the gap between the G series and the Z series. Moto X4 Specs.
Motorola has been pretty good with their phone ad by looking at the all new Moto X4 specs, I have to admit that they are on to something good. Good quality finish and sheer power under the hood makes them a worthy component in the smartphone market. Motorola has been off forms lately but they are slowly gathering the momentum as they are getting more and more awesome smartphones in the market.
As far as the response is concerned, Moto fans are welcoming the Moto phones with all the love and support. As Motorola is trying their level best to live up to the expectations.
The Moto X4 comes with a lot of surprises as it hit the European market. But is the device worth the money as we see the Moto X4 Specs? Let us find out that for you.
Moto X4 Specs and Review: The Bridge between G Series and Z Series
As I have mentioned earlier, the all new Moto X4 has been the newest addition in the Motorola X series. After a break of 2 years, Motorola finally launched a phone in X series and is all set to hit the market. It has a price tag of almost 200 Euro as for the European market.
The Moto X specs are tempting to be honest but we will be tearing that up for you so that you can have a better understanding about the phone. As you all know, we will be going through some important aspects of the phone which will be giving us the required information so that we can have a better understanding on the product and its performance. The aspects are as follows:
- Sensors and Other Features
- Water Resistance
So without wasting any time, let us dig into the inspection real quick. I would be faltered if you guys stick with me till the very end of this article.
Design of Moto X4: Excellent Metal and Glass Finish!
The first thing which will catch your eye is the all new camera module and the metal and glass finish. I am very much satisfied with the looks by far and you will be satisfied as well after reading the design attributes.
The all new Moto X4 comes with a metal and glass finish. The frame is made out of high quality aluminum and the front and the back is of glass. The front side which is the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the glass back is also protected with that as well. The Metal finish and the glass back gives the phone a very classy look ad is indeed a phone to show off in your circle. The phone has a very steady weight balance as it is weighted around 163 grams.
The dimension of the phone is 5.84 inches in the length, 2.89 inches in the width and 0.31 inches in the breadth. So as we speak, the all new Moto X4 is just about the ideal size of a smartphone and is very comfortable to hold on to. The camera bump on the back is slightly elevated from the base of the phone as that is the X factor of the phone. It gives the phone a very classy and appealing look and the metal framing is just the icing on the cake.
The volume adjustment button and the Power switch is on the right side of the phone. Moderately thick bezels are there on the top and the bottom. The bottom portion of the front side, we will be seeing the finger print sensor cum home button with the primary microphone. The top is the selfie camera, the earpiece, the sensor hole and the LED flash are installed. The top of the phone we have the Hybrid SIM slot and the on the bottom we have the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the USB type C charging cum data port. The back there is another microphone that means this device will do a decent job on the noise cancellation department.
Overall, the phone has a very unique design. The build quality and the finishing is worth appreciating. The main concern is however the camera bump. As it is elevated from the base, it gives a wobbly feeling when the phone is rested on the back on a flat surface. Moto X4 Specs. But to some users, that is not a big issue. The design is compacted and enduring at some extend and if you are a Moto fan, you will be craving for this phone to be in your hands.
Motorola Moto X4 Full Specifications
|Release date||November 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||148.35 x 73.40 x 7.99|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Sterling Blue, Super Black|
|Screen size (inches)||5.20|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||424|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||2000|
|Rear flash||Dual LED|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
The Display of the All New Moto X4: The IPS LCD Excellence
Perhaps, the most exposed part of the phone is its display. People look for good quality screens as you will be seeing the screes mainly. Moto X4 Specs. The all new Moto X4 offers a treat for the fans as far as the display is concerned.
The display is an IPS LCD screen. The 5.2 inches full high definition IPS LCD screen has been a treat for the user I tell you. The color sharpness ad the balance is top notch. This display has a resolution of 1080 pixels into 1920 pixels. That means you can view you videos in full HD. The screen to body ratio is about 68.4% and the aspect ratio is 16:9.
I have been reviewing the screen for quite some time now and I must tell you, this is a pretty decent screen. This works decently in the bright light conditions as well. So, if you are under the bright sun, it will give you a decent feedback.
Overall I am satisfied with the screen performance and I would definitely suggest this phone as per the screen is concerned.
The Camera of the Moto X4: Wide Angle Camera Delight!
The All New Moto X4 has come up with a new dual camera module. This dual camera setup allows you to click amazing photos and even allows you to click photos in wider angles. Cool, right!
From the dual camera setup, the main camera is a 1.4 micro meter 12 Mega Pixel camera with an aperture count of f/2.0. This camera comes with a dual Pixel PDAF sensor. The exciting part is the second camera. Moto X4 Specs. The Second camera is a wide angle camera with a viewing angle of 120 degrees. This 13 mm wide angle 8 Mega Pixel camera has an aperture of f/2.2. But this has no Auto focus feature.
Nevertheless, you can click wonderful photos with this device and it works really well in all light conditions thanks to the PDAF Dual Pixel Technology. The main camera has a video recording supported up to 4K at the frame rate of 30 frames per second. It can also record at 1080p in a frame rate of 30 fps or 60 frames per second.
Now let us focus on the front facing camera AKA the Selfie Camera. The Selfie camera has 1.0 micro meter 16 Mega Pixel camera with an aperture count of f/2.0.
The selfies are pretty decent to look at and I must tell you that Moto X4 has done a great job considering the fact that it has been not that much of a camera phone. The video in the front facing camera can be done at a resolution of 1080p at the frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Overall the camera performance is pretty decent compared to the other competitors at this price point. Moto X4 Specs. Moto X4 has been doing well so far. Let us find out more about its ability in the performance section.
The Performance of the Moto X4
When I was reading about the Moto X4 specs, before the launch of this phone, I was dazzled to see what this phone has to offer. As we have witnessed that in order to judge the performance of a particular smartphone, we need to see and examine the software and the hardware sector of the said phone. The performance depends on the very collaboration between the software that the phone runs with and the hardware with which the phone builds the base. We will be seeing what is under the hood of the Moto X4 and what software is being used to run the phone smoothly.
Hardware of the all new Moto X4
The Moto X4 runs on the chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. It is an excellent mid range budget chipset with Octa Core power clocked at almost 2.2 GHz Cortex A53. This chipset is pretty decent when it come to the power distribution and the performance boost. Motorola could have used the 650 instead of 630, but they chose to the safe option to reduce the cost. However, 650 has an upper hand on the 630 chipsets. Moto X4 Specs. Having said that this phone is giving a good feedback with this processor. The Graphics Processing Unit is of Adreno 508. It gives that extra push to the device to maximize the impact.
This phone has three variants of RAM. One is of 3 GB and the other two is of 4 GB and 6 GB. The internal storage has two options. One is of 32 GB and the other is of 64 GB.
So, the phone comes in three modules whatsoever. These are 3 GB Ram and 32 GB of Storage, 4 GB Ram of 64 GB Storage and the last one is 6 GB of Ram and 64 GB of internal storage.
The Software of Moto X4
Moto X4 rums on Android 7.1 Nougat but is up gradable to Android 9.0 which is commonly known as PIE. Moto X4 Specs. There is another version which comes with the stock Android version which is also known as Android One.
The stock android is pretty much stock I would say. But the phone runs pretty swiftly in all the Android versions.
Overall the performance is pretty decent and it does give a boost when it comes to multitasking and intense gaming.
Battery of Moto X4
The Battery is of 3000 mAh which is non removable. It comes with Motorola’s signature turbo charging feature. The charging brick which is provided in the box is of 15 Watts which is the turbo charger for this device.
Sensors and Other Features
The finger Print scanner is front mounted and the other sensors like accelerator, proximity, gyro and compass is included in the phone to give you an all-round feedback.
This phone has an IP 68 water resistance certification. That means this phone is water and dust proof. This is a new feature which is new to Motorola phones
Advantages and Disadvantages of Moto X4:
Advantages of Moto X4 are:
- Sleek and strong body
- Good Screen
- Decent Camera
- Good Performance
Disadvantages of Moto X4 are:
- Camera bump
- Lack of versatility in form factor
Frequently Asked Question about Moto X4
Is Moto X4 waterproof?
Unlike other Moto X series devices, Moto X4 has an IP 68 certification that means it is water and dust proof.
Does Moto X4 have notification light?
Moto Phones have Moto Display instead of Notification lights which is a type of Always on display with low power consumption.
As far as the all New Moto X4 Specs and features are concerned, I have been pretty much satisfied with the results of the phone. Moto X4 Specs. The phone performed decently and is definitely a buy able material. However, features lie Alexa is very handy for the phone where you can pretty much work even when the phone is locked.
So that was all for today folks! Hope to see you soon with another review of another smartphone.