The Moto X was an awesome handset that fits right in the hand because it’s pretty small. It comes with a 4.7-inch screen, slightly smaller than the average phone these days. Well, it changes now with the introduction of the Motorola Moto X4. This is an interesting phone for a number of reasons. It is not a flagship from the company, but it is not supposed to be in the mid range, either. It is a bit ‘classier’ than that. Let’s take a closer look of the gorgeous phone.
The Motorola Moto X4 has the same design language as its siblings. It is easy to recognize it as a Motorola phone even if there’s no logo on it. It adopts a unibody design, a good move since this concept is very common in high-end phones. Metal is chosen as the primary material which covers the entire body. It’s responsible for the incomparable strength of this device. Aside from the sturdiness, metal also makes the handset look modern. A bumpy round camera setup is another signature style you shouldn’t miss. It looks really cool because the sensors are framed nicely.
The screen is an upgrade from the previous generation. The 5.2 inch display looks spacious. It comes with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Another exciting part is the protection. For the price point, employing Corning Gorilla Glass is not really surprising. This extra layer would increase its resistance against scratches. It is also not prone to water damage, thanks to the IP68 rating. The X4 may not pack a higher resolution, but what is has to offer is still respectable considering the screen is just 5 inches. If it’s way bigger than that, then it’s okay to make a big deal. At least the display looks sharp with stunning and accurate colors.
The arrangement of the rear cameras is nice. We’ve seen so many different placements, from ones that look all over the place to ones that have a high level of aesthetics. Something about the camera setup is so appealing. Instead of one, you get 2 sensors. This concept is not new, but we still have to appreciate it. The first one is 12 MP, while the second one is 8 MP. The phone also offers an onscreen toggle that allows you to switch between lenses. The process is kind of slow, so if you want to capture fast moving objects, it can be so distracting. Shots are terrific with spot-on bokeh effects. The dual sensors know how to properly focus on parts that should be highlighted. There is also a slider that you can use to adjust the focus blurring.
Specs vary by region, but there are some that remain unchanged, which means you will get them regardless of how you acquire the device. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 3GB of RAM for seamless multitasking. The storage is 32GB, while pretty moderate, not much of a problem because it has a microSD card slot. Day-to-day tasks can be handled smoothly, but heavier apps can have an impact on its performance.
Motorola Moto X4 specs:
- 5.2-inch (1920×1080) IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor
- 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of Storage
- MicroSD card support up to 2TB
- Dual rear cameras (12MP + 8MP), 16MP front camera
- 3000mAh battery (non removable)