Review smartphone Motorola Moto X4

It’s been almost a year since Lenovo has revived Motorola brand. She got a large range of devices, ranging from ultrabudgetary to the flagship. After absorption, there is a new top of the range modular smartphones “Z”. But all very much interested in the question:” whether the Return of the legendary Moto X?”. Indeed, the popularity of the brand began with.

Personally, I was expecting the new Motorola Moto X4 for a very long time. Used second generation smartphone, and I liked it. And now, three years later, Motorola unveiled the long-awaited novelty, and today we’ve got our review. Yes, it’s not a flagship device, but as for me, phone from it becomes worse not. Let’s start in order.

Specifications Moto X4:

  • Display: 5.2 inches IPS LCD, 1920×1080p, 4024 ppi
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 3/4 GB LPDDR4
  • Flash memory: 32/64 GB
  • Main camera: 12 MP + 8 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP with f/2.0
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Operating system: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Dimensions: 148.4×73.4×8 mm
  • Weight: 163 grams

Box and package

The device comes in a compact, beautiful, colorful box. On the front you can see the big logo of the company and the image of the fish, which suggests to us that this smartphone is waterproof. Most interesting is that this is the first Moto phone with protection from water. Overall, I really liked the look of the packaging. It is bright and immediately catches the eye.

The package, in principle, the usual: the smartphone, the cable is a USB Type-C power supply with quick charging Turbo Power (5V-3A), user manual, clip, and headphones. Yes, it is headphones. It is clear that they are cheap and it makes no sense for them to focus. But, by far, very pleased.

Design Moto X4

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Some users began to criticize the new smartphones Moto. Yes, they were not like everyone else. But personally, I liked the design. And with the release of the new Moto X4 I began to like it even more. It is a quality, compact unit with glass panel at the back and with metal frame. On the front, under the screen, placed a quick finger print scanner. Top — the earpiece, which is also a major.

As I said above, the rear of the device is made of glass. It may not be practical, but who would not say that, it looks very stylish and beautiful. On my review was the version with the standard black color, but I think gray would look even more spectacular. Camera sticks out a bit, but it is not critical. Really liked its design. The circumference of the designers have placed strokes resembling a clock face that beautifully shimmer in the light.

Screen Moto X4

Moto X4 is equipped with a small, by the standards of 2017, IPS screen with a diagonal of 5.2 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080p. The screen looks good. Due to the fact that it’s not AMOLED, the black color during Active Display not as deep as I would like. Otherwise, the screen is actually very decent. It has good stock of brightness and color is not very saturated. For a smartphone in this price range, definitely pass.

Performance Moto X4

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This generation of Moto X received is not a top processor like it was before. Now the smartphone has chipset of the average level Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. But the device performance is no question at all. Everything works perfectly. The interface is smooth and without slowdown. And if I’m not mistaken, at the moment is the only phone with this version of the processor. Somehow, other manufacturers still put Snapdragon 625/626.

As for games, it’s all good. On the smartphone you can play any demanding games, but not at maximum settings. Although I, personally, played in the coolest Guns Of Boom and problems do not arise, despite the fact that the game itself is pretty demanding. If you talk about synthetic benchmarks, the Antutu Benchmark the device consistently gained about 70 thousand points. After three consecutive, trottling of the CPU was observed.

The time of the smartphone

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In this model mounted the battery on 3000 mAh. It’s not much. But given the energy-efficient processor and smaller screen, the device is stable day. I had enough of this. On average, I went up to 4 hours of active screen. It is based games, always on, Bluetooth, NFC, mobile Internet and Wi-Fi.

I think any average user of this battery should be enough. Moreover, the smartphone supports fast charging and it already comes in the kit. The device charges in about an hour and a half. According to the manufacturer, for 15 minutes of charging the battery, the phone should last for 6 hours.


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For many users, and for me, the smartphone is very important is not the performance numbers, and photo and video capabilities. And Moto X4 they are at a decent level. New set dual camera. Primary 12 MP, and the second, wide-angle 8 MP. I liked the wide-angle lens c with wide viewing angle of 120 degrees. Yes, if you take pictures with it, the quality is notably worse than in the main module, but in daylight photos still turn out good.

An interesting feature is the availability of technology Qualcomm Snapdragon NPE based on neural networks. Thanks to her software and Landmark Detection, the camera of the smartphone can recognize more than 1200 objects in real time. I tested it and can say that while it’s not working very well. But as I understand it, it Samooborona and eventually be able to recognize objects better.

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The Moto X4 should pay attention to the front camera. She deserves it, having a resolution of 16 MP with a wide angle. It is possible to capture great selfie photos. Also pleased with the presence of LED flash, which is located symmetrically front camera, left side. In General, about the camera, we can say that it is good, especially when you consider the cost of this smartphone.

The chips and features of Moto X4
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I’m sure many already know about the special chips smartphones Moto, well, about the famous Active Display. Now, they are all in the new Moto X4, but there is also another interesting feature that I have not seen in other models of Motorola Moto Key. Thanks to her, you can unlock your laptop or log into social networking using the fingerprint scanner on the phone. For this you need to download the application from official website on your computer running Windows OS.

Then go through the installation process. To do this, you will also need a Bluetooth connection. Then you add social network or unlock your computer’s fingerprint on the smartphone. This function works very quickly and, most importantly, safely.

The ability to connect up to 5 Bluetooth devices

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The Moto X4, there is another unusual feature not seen in other phones. You can connect, for example, several Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones. There is a possibility to adjust the volume of each connected device. I connected several pairs of wireless headphones and everything worked very well.

The ingress protection standard IP68

Very cool that the device is protected from water according to the IP68 standard. Almost impossible to find a phone in this price category, which will have such an opportunity. I personally do this test device is not immersed under water, but when I was at the presentation of this smartphone, I was able to dip it into the aquarium. The phone without any problems experienced dive under the water.

The fingerprint scanner

Of course, the fingerprint scanner can not be called a feature of a smartphone, because now it is set at a very budget device. The Moto X4 he’s a great, although not the fastest. But the fact that this region can replace the on-screen navigation buttons.

That is, you use this area as a scanner and as the control button of the device. On a short press, you will transfer to the desktop, moving from left to right to back and from right to left to open recent applications.

The pros and cons

  • Good design (+)
  • Compact size (+)
  • Good camera (+)
  • USB connector Type-C (+)
  • Acceptable autonomy (+)
  • Not the best performance (-)
  • The presence IP68 (+)


Moto X4 has turned out a great smartphone. It is, indeed, a worthy sequel, not afraid of the words of the legendary ruler. It good dual camera, good performance, well assembled body with attractive design, good screen and small dimensions. The official cost of the phone on the Ukrainian market is 11995 UAH (approximately $430), which is very, very not bad, considering the advantages of the device. I, without a doubt, recommend it to buy.

Summing itoriginalDisplayPerformanceAutonomyCameraPricePersonal впечатленияMoto X4 is a truly interesting smartphone for those who want a combination of beautiful design, reliable protection from moisture, powerful stuffing and good cameras. Bonus to the device is timely updates to the Android operating system from Google.4.4Evaluation Galagram