Moto X4 (Indian Variant) Full Smartphone Review

Moto X4 (Indian Variant) Full Smartphone Review

INTRODUCTION

After Motorola launched there smartphone in USA, Moto X4 which went pretty well with the USA users. The idea of Motorola was to develop a mid range smartphone that could go off everywhere in the world. Now, Moto X4 has finally arrived in India and people are crazy about it. The main reason for this happiness is the price gap. In India, Moto X4 is quite cheap, thus making a great move by Motorola.

So, today we will be reviewing Motorola Moto X4 on all aspects and will let you know whether you should invest your money in this smartphone or not. Undoubtedly, Moto X4 has there own designs and improvements, so it is needless to say they have a top notch right now in this price segment. Many other smartphones like Oppo F5, Oppo F3 Plus, Vivo V5s Plus have been already introduced in the markets but I guess Moto X4 is ahead of them all. Right now, we'll rate and review Moto X4 in all aspects and then have a healthy conclusion:

 

Moto X4 Key specificaitions:

  • 5.20-inch Full HD touchscreen display
  • Resolution of 1080 x1920 pixels.
  • 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 3GB of RAM.
  • 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2 TB via a microSD card but till now, there have not been any microSD card which can reach upto 2 TB, so this is already a positive point from Moto X4.
  • 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Android 7.1.1 (upgradable to Android Oreo)
  • 3000mAh non removable battery.
  • Dual SIM (Nano SIM+ Nano SIM) 

Connectivity Specifications:

Connectivity options include

  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Headphones
  • FM
  • 3G and 4G.

Sensors:

Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

However, if you still want to see the entire set of specifications, you can always see by clicking here

 

Design and Display:

Moto X4 is already in news headlines due to its top notch in design build and display quality. The Moto X4 is very handy and design really looks impressive to me. But one thing here Moto X4 lacks in is, they have used almost same designs and have done nothing new here.

We all have seen past smartphones from Motorola like Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5s Plus and its very disappointing to say but Motorola is master in one thing and that's copying designs from their earlier hit smartphones. Moto X4 could have been very much better in terms of design but here they never tried anything new and cool. Instead, they copy and pasted the same designs.

However, the Display quality is wonderful as the resolution is Full HD and they use LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Sillicon) technology where the battery and screen is highly optimised better than ever. I'm happy to say they have done something extra ordinary here as it was missing from there earlier smartphones.

 

Performance and UI:

Well, this is another segment where Motorola should be applauded. They have used Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Processor which is highly superior than Snapdragon 625 SoC. This is the first smartphone from Motorola to have this processor. So, a mid range processor for a mid range smartphone, and what more do you want?

On the other hand, if you talk about User Interface, Moto X4 has nearly Stock Android Experience where there are no additional bloatwares and apps from Motorola and this is a kind of good thing here. However, you will some Microsoft apps here but I'm sure they won't irritate you ever. Overall, you get custom stock android UI experience and this is a very good thing because Motorola's UI has never been appreciated.

 

Additional Gestures in Moto X4:

Motorola has made some additions to Android only add to the experience and do not take away from the soul of stock Android in any way. Some of the additions include gestures such as twist for opening the camera, double karate chop for turning on the torch, an always on display and a blue light filter.

Moto Key

The Moto X4 comes with a new feature called Moto Key which basically works as a password manager and allows users to browse the net securely via their fingerprints. What makes this feature so special is the fact that your fingerprint can be used to authenticate passwords on your Windows laptop/PC as well - via a special Motorola application for Windows.

 

Moto X4 Camera:

In the Moto X4 launch event, the officials were boasting off about its camera, so I won't mind in hitting hard in this zone. Moto X4 gives you probably the best camera experience in this price range for sure. On rear, there are two cameras, 20 MP and 8 MP with RGB sensor and Widevision Sensor. The additional feature would allow you to take snaps of monuments and of places in a wide vision where the camera can capture to around 120 degrees. Overall, the camera performance is very good and it produces some great samples as well.

One thing where Moto X4's camera lacks is the Bokeh effect. The images in the Bokeh Effect are not good as Xiaomi Mi A1 and to be honest, you won't get DSLR- effect properly in this smartphone. Maybe this will be updated in there coming updates.

The front camera is also of 16MP which is another highlight of Moto X4. It is also capable of taking high end images and videos and you won't be disappointed in taking selfies with this smartphone.

 

Battery in Moto X4:

The Moto X4 is powered by 3000 mAH battery which I think would not at all sufficient since you have to make it run a whole day. Although, it used LTPS technology and they claim by using this technology, you could save your power, but I still feel Motorola could have improved in this section. But nevermind, Moto X4 has 3000 mAH battery despite of Stock Android and LTPS which would make it run one whole day.

 

What's unique in Moto X4?

Since, we are done with all the comparing and hardware part, let's discuss why should we buy Moto X4

  • a vibrant display
  • a sleek and classy design
  • fairly powerful internals and the fluidity of stock Android.
  • IP68 dust and water resistance 
  • ability to stream music to up to 4 Bluetooth devices at a time 
  • Google and Alexa Voice Assistant

 

What's Missing in Moto X4? 

  • same old smartphone designs like Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5s Plus
  • battery stealth
  • Bokeh Effect is not that exciting
  • Android One program like Xiaomi Mi A1
  • 3 microphones for active noise cancellation

Thus, I have reviewed the whole unit and if you still have any questions for me, just let me know and I will be here to answer. You can also contact us on - [email protected]

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