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Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and price are generally positive. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto X4 review

 

Motorola's high-end phones pack punch, but entry-level and midprice Android devices are where this phonemaker really shines. With the Moto X4, the company has another midrange winner that gives you some pretty great hardware and software tricks for a...

The Moto X4 is water-resistant, has NFC, expandable memory and dual rear cameras. Motorola's variant comes with tons of useful software tricks.

The phone's camera is slow to launch and snap photos. Its wide-angle camera warps straight lines too severely.

Though it can be slow at times, the Motorola Moto X4 hits all the notes for the right price, making it a worthy midrange contender.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Motorola Moto X4 review

 

Once Motorola's flagship phone, the X went through an episode of multiple personality disorder in 2015 (remember the Style, Play and Force?) only to be replaced at the top by the Moto Z last year. Feeling at home in the midrange, the X-series is now in...

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto X4

 

The Motorola Moto X4 phone combines midrange specs with a solid design, dual rear cameras, and built-in support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Attractive, waterproof design. Solid specs. Dual-sensor camera setup. Great battery life. Amazon Alexa enabled. Comprehensive network banding.

Picks up smudges easily.

The Moto X4 is close in price to the U11 Life, but gives you more for the money. While both phones have similar levels of overall performance and solid features, the X4 pulls ahead due to its superior camera capabilities, broader carrier compatibility,...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Motorola Moto X4 Android One review: a Nexus by any other name

 

Android One's first appearance in the US is a strong start

Great build quality, with water resistance ; Fast, clean software ; Promise of software updates for two years

Slow camera performance ; Average image quality from camera ; Only available through Project Fi

Given Google’s commitment to the Pixel brand and its statements that it has “no plans” for future Nexus products, Android One phones are the closest thing we’re likely to get to the Nexus line. And the Moto X4 is the closest thing to a Nexus successor...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

Moto X4 hands-on review

 

The Moto X4 is Motorola's middle child and it has plenty of nifty features to recommend it.

Dual camera ; Glass and metal design ; Multiple Bluetooth device support ; Reasonable price

Selective focus was sluggish ; Big bezels

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Luca Zaninello (androidpit.com)

Motorola Moto X4 review: X in name only

 

For quite some time now, the Moto X series has been neglected by Lenovo and Motorola, in fact for a while no new models have been seen. Motorola's X factor returns to the limelight, however, and it does so with the Moto X4, which celebrated its debut...

Design ; Flash in the front camera ; Fast charging ; Bluetooth with Tempow technology ; Moto display and Moto actions

Confusing navigation buttons ; Subpar hardware ; Slow and unreliable camera results ; High price

The Moto X series is back but doesn't do it in style. The smartphone has very nice design lines, is impeccably constructed and is comfortable to use even with just one hand. The small tricks put in by Motorola are interesting but not amazing, and...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Motorola Moto X4

 

Motorola's mid-range Moto X4 is a classy glass-and-metal Android handset that boasts two cameras, rapid charging, and advanced software features. The phone is affordable and sold unlocked with support for most U.S. LTE 4G networks. Here is Phone...

The Moto X4 from Motorola is a great alternative to the Z-branded, mod-compatible line of handsets. It doesn't pack the truly high-end specs of the Z2 Force, but it has a classy design that puts it in a different league when compared to Motorola's...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.co.uk)

Motorola Moto X4 review

 

Motorola's high-end phones pack punch, but entry-level and midprice Android devices are where this phonemaker really shines. With the Moto X4, the company has another midrange winner that gives you some pretty great hardware and software tricks for a...

The Moto X4 is water-resistant, has NFC, expandable memory and dual rear cameras. Motorola's variant comes with tons of useful software tricks.

The phone's camera is slow to launch and snap photos. Its wide-angle camera warps straight lines too severely.

Though it can be slow at times, the Motorola Moto X4 hits all the notes for the right price, making it a worthy midrange contender.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ashleigh Macro (techadvisor.co.uk)

Moto X4 review

 

With a dual-lens camera, glass design and waterproofing the Moto X4 has a lot going for it considering its mid-range price.

We’re pleased to see that Motorola has revived the Moto X. For the most part, we like the new glass design and the specs and features are good for the £350 price - it looks like a more expensive phone.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Motorola Moto X4 review

 

Moto muscles back into the mid-range with X appeal

Very smart metal and glass build ; Neat bonus wide angle rear camera ; Water resistant ; Punchy screen

Slow camera ; CPU roughly matched by cheaper phones

Top drawer design at a sensible price, but the Honor 9 is still the value king in this class

Oct, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@30fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 640x480@30fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.54
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.815

Design

Brand color:Sterling Blue / Super Black
Color of product:Black / Blue
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Metal / Metal
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant, Waterproof / Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,FLAC,MP3,WAV
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:N / Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Supported video modes:480p,720p,1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 508
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor frequency:0.65
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:630

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1 Nougat / 7.1.1 Nougat / 7.1.1, Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 2048
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color:Y
Dustproof:Y
Waterproof:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.315
Height:5.84
Weight:5.75
Width:2.89 / 3.01