After months of leaks and speculations the Moto X4 finally has come the light and got announced. Debuting at the ongoing IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin, the new Motorola’s smartphone surprised audience with a several unique features, aesthetic design, superb dual camera system and support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Let’s give a closer look on this new kid on the block.
Earlier this week Motorola unveiled the Moto X4. The phone offers Alexa voice assistant, dual camera setup, waterproof design and a package of cool mid-range specs.
Just as expected Lenovo used the IFA event to take the wraps off of its newest offering. The Moto X4 is a fine looking handset closed in a metal unibody available in Super Black and Sterling Blue color options. A dual camera setup is placed at the phone’s back case within a protruding round-shaped ring protection. Underneath the camera there’s a traditional Motorola’s batwing logo.
Switching to the front panel, just below the 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with 442 ppi of pixel density, there’s located a fingerprint scanner hidden in the home button. Meanwhile, the volume rocker and power key are set on the right edge of the handset, while the USB-Type C port and 3.5mm audio jack can be found at the bottom edge of the Moto X4.
Except for pretty bright Gorilla Glass protected screen panel the phone provides its users with sharp optics. The dual camera setup consist of a 12MP sensor with dual autofocus and f/2.0 aperture, and a secondary 8MP snapper with ultra wide 120-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture. In addition, the dual camera system employs a color correlated temperature dual-LED flash, PDAF and a rich collection of modes and additional functions like the ultra-wide angle shot, professional mode, selective focus, depth detection, selective black and white and object recognition. Furthermore, a 16MP shooter on the front takea care of high-quality selfies.
Specs-wise, the Moto X4 is a decent mid-ranger. Powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with 3GB RAM and Adreno 503 in charge of graphics the Moto X4 works on Android 7.1 Nougat. As for storage, the handset will be available in two variants: 32GB and 64GB. Both support microSD card expansion, accepting cards up to 2TB. In addition, there are some voices suggesting that in select markets the 64GB model with come with 4GB RAM.
Kept alive by a 3,000 mAh battery the Moto X4 is promised to work all day long. Plus it reaches 6.5 hours of usage in just 15 minutes of charging thanks to quick charging support and a 15 watt TurboPower charger. Connectivity options are represented by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, GLONASS, GPS and NFC. The smartphone is also equipped with a complete package of sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
Moving on to the Moto X4’s biggest selling points, the phone offers Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant supporting voice based search. Furthermore, its unibody shell is a water- and dust-resistant armor featuring an IP68 certification tag. It sports a new three finger screenshot and an integrated password manager known as the Moto Key, while the latest Bluetooth allows the device to sync with four speakers or headphones at one time.
Availability and pricing
Speaking of pricing and availability, the Moto X4 is scheduled to debut on the European market later this month. In fall it will spread to other regions. Falling in the mid-range sector the phone will cost something round $475.