The first Moto X was launched in 2013, and after that the company launched several other devices in the ‘X’ series, the last one being the Moto X Force launched in November 2015. Now, Lenovo, after many leaks, has resurrected the Moto X lineup, with the launch of the Moto X4 on Thursday at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Moto X4 price, availability
The Moto X4 will be first available in Europe sometime this month. The smartphone is priced in the mid-range segment at EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 30,300). Other regions will see the Moto X4 launch soon, sometime in Fall.
Moto X4 design
The smartphone has been launched in Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options. The Moto X4 sports a metal unibody, a dual camera setup at the back within a protruding round-shaped ring protection, and the Motorola batwing logo right underneath it. At the front is the fingerprint scanner underneath the home button. The volume and the power keys both are situated on the right edge of the Moto X4. It sports on-screen navigation buttons, while the USB Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack are both housed at the bottom edge of the smartphone.
Moto X4 specifications
The Moto X4 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and supports a single-SIM slot (Nano). It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS IPS display with 424ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC paired with Android 508 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB, but there is scope for further expansion using the microSD card slot (up to 2TB). In some regions, a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option is also expected.
Coming to the camera, the Moto X4 sports a dual camera setup at the back. It houses one 12-megapixel dual autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels; and another 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels. This dual camera setup comes alongside a colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash and PDAF. It brings a host of features like ultra-wide angle shot, professional mode, depth detection and depth effects, selective Focus, selective Black & White (beta), background replacement (beta), spot colour, landmark/object recognition, scan barcodes/QR codes/Business cards, panorama mode, slo-motion video, and best shot.
At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie sensor with flash support, f/2.0 aperture, and 1-micron pixels. It comes with features like adaptive low light mode, selfie panorama, face filters, beautification mode, and professional mode. The Moto X4 packs a 3000mAh battery that claims to last all day, and even supports fast charging (six hours of power in 15 minutes). Connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS, GLONASS, 4G LTE, and FM radio support. The dimensions of the Moto X4 are at 148.35×73.4×7.99mm, and the smartphone weighs 163 grams. The smartphone sports an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
Moto X4 features
One of the biggest highlights of the Moto X4 is that it comes with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support offering options for voice based search. It is also IP68 water and dust resistant, has a new three-finger screenshot gesture (along with other Moto experiences), and comes with an inbuilt password manager called Moto Key. The latest Bluetooth support brings the ability to allow it to sync with four speakers or headphones at one time. Lastly, but importantly, the Moto X4 doesn’t offer Moto Mods support.
Motorola Moto X4
|Release date||September 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||148.35 x 73.40 x 7.99|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Screen size (inches)||5.20|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||424|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||2|
|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||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|