Motorola Moto X4 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto X4
Motorola Moto X4
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Quick verdict

Motorola's classy looking X4 handset hides some neat features at a mid-range price point.

The good

  • Clean Android
  • IP68 water resistance
  • Solid metal body
  • Dual lenses

The bad

  • Slow camera
  • Huge fingerprint magnet
  • Mid-range processor performance

Motorola Moto X4 at a glance

When does the Moto X4 come out? Available from October 2017
What’s new about the Moto X4? Metal body, dual cameras, water resistance
How much does the Moto X4 cost? Originally $699 outright

Motorola's X4 punches above its price weight, making it a good option for outright phone buyers who want a premium looking handset.

The Motorola Moto X4 is an odd handset in the Motorola lineup, largely because it sits above the Motorola Moto G5S, but below the Moto Mod-capable Moto Z2 Play handset. It's a narrow pricing niche for the X4 to occupy, but what Motorola's done with this particular handset makes for a compelling option if you're happy with Motorola's general Android approach.


Design

  • Solid metal unibody design
  • Blue metal design looks great
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Camera

  • Dual lens cameras work well
  • Object recognition is OK, but Google Lens is better
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Performance

  • Snapdragon 630 gives it enough power
  • Moto actions are practical and fun
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Battery life

  • 3,000mAh battery
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Verdict

  • Another good Motorola handset, although its newer efforts do eclipse it
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Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto X4

Motorola's stylish Moto X4

The Motorola Moto X4 combines distinct style with camera power to make an exceptional smartphone.

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  • The Motorola Moto X4 originally sold in Australia for $699 outright.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 424
Processor Snapdragon 630
Height (mm) 148.4
Width (mm) 73.4
Depth (mm) 8
Weight (g) 163
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution 8
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.2
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 16
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 9
NFC support Yes
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Updated January 16th, 2019
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage More info
Snapdragon 636
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MSM8937
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
Motorola Moto E5
Motorola Moto E5
Snapdragon 425
5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 450
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 630
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 626
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
MTK 6737M
5
854 × 480
16GB
Snapdragon 617
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 430
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 625
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 820
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 810
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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