Finally, Motorola launched the Moto X4 smartphone, which was subjected to a countless number of rumours and leaks. The Moto X4 settles down between the Moto Z and Moto G lineup and carries a price tag of €399 (approx. Rs. 30,500). The smartphone will be first available in the European market starting September and will make into other markets by the end of this year.
For the asking price of €399, the Moto X4 has a lot to offer. The standout feature of the device will be the glass design. Well, the Moto X4 is not the Motorola’s first glass body smartphone, but the design of the smartphone is appealing. Furthermore, the usage of glass body allowed Motorola to add IP68 certification this time around, unlike the IP54 certification seen in earlier Moto smartphones.
Frontal, there’s a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The chipset is accompanied with an Adreno 508 GPU.
As usual, the Moto X4 comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo later this year. Optics wise, the Moto X4 follows the Motorola’s recent tradition and integrates dual cameras at the back. A 12MP primary f/2.0 sensor with large 1.4-micron pixels, pairs with an 8MP wide-angle sensor. Yes, you heard it right, Motorola is following the footsteps of LG by adding a wide-angle sensor.
This entire package is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which should be more than enough to last for a single day. The Moto X4 has all the essential features such as 3.5mm headphone jack, which is not present in the Moto Z2 lineup. Furthermore, the device won’t come with wireless charging support as rumoured. The device will be offered in a rich colour palette including Super Black and Sterling Blue colour options.
The smartphone will be launched in India at a later date, but the pricing is a questionable one. Motorola has to keep it close to Rs. 20,000 to make the device competitive.