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Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.)
alaScore 95

153 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 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. Views about the battery and size are generally positive. The price and design also get good views, but 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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

Expert review by : Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

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 (cnet.com)

6 months later, the Moto X4 is now an even better deal

 

With many midtier phones having varying reliability, the water-resistant and inexpensive Moto X4 is a lesson on how to do it right.

The Moto X4 is water-resistant, has NFC, expandable memory and dual rear cameras. Motorola's variant comes with tons of useful software tricks. It's a worthy alternative to the Moto G6 Play.

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 an even better deal now than when it launched.

Jun, 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

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 : 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 : 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
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 flash:Y
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

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

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
Refurbished:N
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