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alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 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 are also mentioned favorably. 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 96/100 = 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 : Mark Knapp (techradar.com)

Moto X4 review

 

The bar set by past Moto X phones was too high

Plenty of battery ; Sharp camera in the front and back ; Android One for frequent updates

Earlier Moto X models were closer to flagship quality ; Could stand to be a little cheaper ; Camera gimmicks were a wash

The Moto X4 makes it clear that the true successor to the Moto X line is the Moto Z line. It's a mid-range phone with Android One and Google Fi, but otherwise a small upgrade from a Moto G5 Plus or Moto G5S Plus, with a bump in price that sits in the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot

 

On the one hand we welcome the X back to the fold, on the other it needed to be pushing the flagship stakes as the non-Moto Mod device. When it hits

Comfortable design for one-handed use ; Effective fingerprint scanner ; Waterproofing ; OLED screen ; Intelligent Moto applications integrate well with Android software

Design looks plastic (but isn't) ; Cameras look odd ; Software experience is a little slow (camera app slow to launch) ; Outshone by other mid-price phones ; Ought to feel more like Moto's non-Mod flagship

There was a time when the Moto X was the business. In the here and now, however, the Moto X4 simply doesn't live up to its predecessors' high-ranking abilities. For times have changed and, as it stands, the X4 is outshone by the not-much-pricier...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (trustedreviews.com)

Moto X4

 

Motorola Moto X4 Review: Is the latest entry in Moto's mid-range X series a worthy buy? Or are you better off looking elsewhere?

Sharp glass-backed design ; Crisp display ; Smooth performance

Heavy ; Unreliable and gimmicky camera ; No AMOLED display

The Moto X4 is a compact, stylish handset at a price that’s temptingly short of the current flagship crop. However, there are several rough edges that have us questioning its position in Motorola’s increasingly crowded range.

Feb, 2018

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 : 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 : 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

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
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
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 front camera resolution (numeric):4
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 colour:Sterling Blue / Super Black
Colour 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:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424
Rounded display corners:Y
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
Galileo: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
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y
Dustproof:Y
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Refurbished:N
Waterproof:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.99
Height :148.3
Weight:163
Width:73.4 / 76.4