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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and reliability. The price and design also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the camera.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto X4 Smartphone Review

 

Alexa, where are you? The Moto X4 is released with a dual camera, IP68 protection, and a stylish design, trying to conquer the midrange market. However, the promised support for Amazon Alexa is not currently available on our test device. Is the Moto X4...

very stable case ; stylish design ; dedicated 3.5-mm audio port ; fingerprint sensor usable for menu navigation ; multiple voice assistants on demand ; fast Wi-Fi ; precise GPS ; decent voice quality ; sharp camera pictures under good lighting...

backside susceptible to dirt ; microphone slightly distorted ; mediocre camera brightness under low-light conditions ; display has a blue tint

Motorola has introduced a stylish, high-quality midrange smartphone to the market that surprises with several new ideas, as is common for Motorola: It is rather innovative that the user can create a Bluetooth sound system out of several speakers via 5...

Jan, 2018

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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Moto X4 review

 

Solid performance, daylong battery life, and an attractive, water-resistant body.

Takes great photos in good lighting ; Solid performance ; IP68 water-resistant ; Day-long battery life

Camera shutter lag is frustrating ; No Tempow Audio in Android One model ; No Android 8.0 Oreo yet

The Moto X4 offers solid performance, a promising but frustrating camera, daylong battery life, and an uncluttered Android experience in an attractive, water-resistant body. For $350 or less, depending on where and when you buy, it’s a good option over...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Orlin Milinov (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 : Jeffrey Van Camp (wired.com)

Review: Motorola Moto X4

 

At $330 from Amazon Prime and $400 running Android One, the Moto X4 is a bargain.

Half the price of a Galaxy S8. Sleek design and useful special features, like Moto Actions and Bluetooth speaker networking. Battery life is solid. IP68 waterproofing. 16-megapixel selfies rock.

Occasional lag and the usual Android update woes (unless you buy the Android One version). 32GB of storage will fill up fast. Rear cameras are slow.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Moto X4 review: An affordable rock solid dual-camera, water resistant, mid-ranger

 

Four years ago, my primary device was the fantastic Moto X in navy blue with orange highlights. Four years later, we have the Moto X4 that doesn't have the same unique look and feel, but offers a lot of value at a third to a half the price of the...

Snappy performance with pure Android OS experience ; Best standby screen of all Androids ; Productive multi-function home button/fingerprint scanner ; 3.5 mm headset jack ; IP68 dust and water resistance ; Handy Moto Actions support ; Alexa and Google...

Battery life is average ; Wide-angle lens has some edge distortion ; Depth effects struggle to look good

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

Moto X4 Android One review: A good reminder of what a great deal looks like

 

Android One is the new Nexus program, and the Moto X4 Android One is the phone to get if you're a diehard Android user on a budget and want to subscribe to Google's Project Fi.

Premium, glass-covered chassis is seriously cool ; Android One program ensures you receive crucial security and software updates right from Google ; IP68 Water Resistant

Low light photography isn't as capable as other mid-tier phones

Google truly wants to convince you to purchase the Moto X4 Android One on Project Fi. If you’re not enticed by the offer of unlimited photo backup to Google Photos, constant and consistent software updates, or Android as Google meant it to be, then...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Moto X4 Review : Android One champions the midrange for Project Fi

 

The Android One Moto X4 bears Google's flag in a release that spans several companies. One version of this device is set to be released unlocked through Motorola, while another was announced to come from Amazon as a Prime Exclusive (with Amazon ads on...

Camera quality exceeds price ; Build quality exceeds price ; Pure Android with Android One ; Enhanced Moto-specific features

Doesn't come in pink or green ; Without a case, glass and metal are slippery ; Display isn't 2K (but 1080p is plenty)

Oct, 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

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
Voice dialing: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 / 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 / Dust resistant, Water resistant / 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
Wi-Fi positioning: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 / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / 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 / 4.2+EDR / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single 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 / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:N / 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 / 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
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Refurbished:N
Waterproof:Y

Weight & Dimensions

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