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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 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. People really like the usability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the camera.

performance, price, design, size, usability

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Simon Hill (

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 : Lynn La (

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

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 (

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 : Florence Ion (

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 : Dan Seifert (

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 : Florian Wimmer (

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 : Chris Burns (

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

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